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The following CPD materials have been assessed and approved by the RIBA.
Urban Front Ltd - Blogs
Online Learning, by Urban Front Ltd
Essential reading for any architect looking for ideas to improve a frontage or specify hardwood doorsets. Subjects covered in the blog include security, finishes, staircases, canapes, hallways, frontages, cladding and design ideas for front, internal and garage doors.

Urban Front designs and manufactures hardwood external, internal and garage doors. All are made in the UK and before being delivered around the globe. Urban Front specialises in oversized, pivot and bespoke doorsets with steel reinforcement and high security testing to LPS1175. It also supplies specialist doorset finishes such as bronze, corten and steel.

Approximate reading time: 5-10 minutes per blog entry.
Strada Architectural Hardware - Ironmongery Package Specification CPD: The Beginnings
Ironmongery Package Specification CPD: The Beginnings
A comprehensive guide to some of the key aspects of architectural ironmongery specification, including fire ratings, certifications and finishes. This seminar was designed to encourage a back and forth discussion, with fantastic examples of previously completed projects on show, and all presented by a fully-qualified member of the GAI.

Strada London is a luxury architectural ironmonger offering expertise in the design, manufacture, scheduling and supply of architectural ironmongery packages for luxury residential, hospitality and leisure contracts. Established in 1850, and still owned and managed by the original founding family, Strada London promises the best in UK craftsmanship, ingenuity and service.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
Silent Gliss Ltd - Solar Control in Modern Interiors
Solar Control in Modern Interiors
Seminar, by Silent Gliss Ltd
An introduction to the increased importance of solar protection, particularly in the workplace, identifying key aspects of UK and European legislation. Covers internal solutions, including roller, Roman, vertical and Venetian blind systems, as well as the effect of different screen fabrics on factors such as solar gain, natural light, eye comfort and heat protection.

Silent Gliss is one of the world’s leading suppliers of window treatments for contract and residential interiors. It offers some of the most innovative solutions to challenging glazing designs for windows and room divisions, to create the perfect balance of light, comfort and functionality.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour.
Komfort Partitioning Ltd - Specifying Partitioning
Specifying Partitioning
Identifies and discusses the key issues faced when specifying partitioning systems, including relevant building regulations, standards and performance parameters (such as fire standards and environmental building requirements). Also addresses the factors that affect the control of sound in a commercial environment, and other potential risks when specifying partitioning.

Komfort divides spaces by designing and manufacturing internal glazed and solid partitions with integral doorsets. A quality UK manufacturer, Komfort is proud of its longstanding relationships, built on service, flexibility and technical support. The company’s team of knowledgeable and experienced specialists has a long track record of delivering architects’ visions through its extensive contractor network.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 30 minutes.