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Making an entrance

A key component in any design, building entrances help set the stage, placing a hand on the visitor’s arm and guiding them through rooms and corridors. They also set the tone, signalling to the subconscious that ‘this is a stylish building’ or ‘this is a secure building’ – indeed often conveying a multitude of messages regarding both the designer and building owner’s vision. The CPD materials included below share this common theme. Many seminars are now available online. This is not always shown here so, if a seminar is of interest to you, do click on the link and check.
Design Considerations for Resilient Fencing and Entrance Security
Seminar, by Barkers Fencing
Practical and impartial advice on how to incorporate the most appropriate fencing and entrance security equipment for different site conditions and requirements. The ideal seminar for the architect or contractor about to specify fencing and entrance security for a commercial or CNI site. Includes guidance on: how to approach perimeter security specification; mitigating threats; how to ensure problem-free installation and on-going operation; and, relevant safety regulations and standards.

Barkers Fencing is one of the UK's largest fencing manufacturers, with over 40 years’ experience. During that time, it has developed an extensive range of high security fencing, commonly used for data centres, CNI, Network Rail and schools. Barkers designs and manufactures high performance fencing for every application.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A
Door Couture: A Unique Perspective on Contemporary Door Design
Literature, by Urban Front Ltd
This book by Elizabeth Assaf, director of Urban Front, illustrates how to successfully design and configure hardwood timber doors. There are case studies and illustrations showing many different types of building. Chapters cover doors for entrances, doors in hallways and doors for property developments. Beautifully illustrated, it also includes advice on factors to consider when designing a door (including usage, performance and lifestyle, surface design and finish), door detail and furniture options (including hinges, entry systems and handles), and how to configure a door (taking into account technical issues such as sizing).

Urban Front designs and makes hardwood contemporary front, internal feature and garage doors with steel reinforcement and high security locks with pivot or 3D hinges. The company specialises in oversized and flush doors up to 1.5 x 3m – in five hardwoods and all RAL colours. International delivery is available.

Format: 256 pages
Finding the Balance: Electronic Security and Access for Doors
Seminar, by Allgood plc
Explores the fine balance between electronic security measures and easy (but controlled) door access. Includes an overview of different electronic locks and access control systems and their installation. Also explains the difference between fail-safe and fail-secure, current standards and fire safety implications.

Allgood produces architectural ironmongery of the finest quality. Its designs and craftsmanship guarantee superior performance. From its classic standard ranges, to bespoke products used on some of the world’s most striking buildings, Allgood continues to innovate and reimagine ironmongery in collaboration with its partners.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
From Inspiration to Decision: 15 guidelines for specifying sliding doors
Seminar, by Minima Sliding Ltd
Avoid costly mistakes and create beautiful finished projects when specifying external glass sliding doors on domestic projects. This practical guide covers: the advantages and disadvantages of bi-folding doors versus sliding doors; how to use fewer panes and fixed panes for maximum aesthetic impact; how to use pocket doors where glass disappears into the wall; why frame colour is more important than you may think; glass specification and its security and weight implications; and, how to nail the finishing touches that make all the difference.

Ultraline’s award-winning slimline sliding doors enhance contemporary living environments with no visual compromise. Ultraline surveys, manufactures and installs sliding doors throughout the UK. See the range and experience the quality by visiting one of its showrooms in either Birmingham, Kent or Swindon.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A
Hinge Technology - Secured by Design
A close look at hinge design and function, supplemented by practical advice on correct specification. Covers: what a secure door is and the steps that should be taken to ensure compliance with PAS 024 and Secured by Design standards; how not to fall foul of Building Regulations Parts M and L; how to ensure that performance is never at the expense of aesthetics; and, the thermal efficiency and out boarding of windows and doors.

SFS is one of the world's leading manufacturers of carbon and stainless steel fastener components for the building envelope, with a group turnover of more than £1.4bn. A truly international company, it has a Swiss HQ, a (well-established) base in Leeds, and offices in Welwyn Garden City. The SFS product portfolio includes innovative rainscreen sub-frame systems, high performance door hinges and award-winning fall protection systems.
Specifying Aluminium Glazed Door systems
Online Learning, by IDSystems
A guide to specifying aluminium glazed door systems and the different factors that can affect your choice of system. Discusses the principal door system types and their respective benefits, how to accommodate and select the correct threshold, the importance of site exposure, weather ratings and drainage considerations.

For 20 years, IDSystems has set the standard in innovative glazing solutions for extension, renovation and new-build projects. Today, its range includes ultra-slim sliding doors, exclusive Swiss-designed slide-and-turn doors and German-made bifold doors, along with a contemporary range of glazing systems that includes aluminium windows and front doors, art deco steel-look heritage doors, glass rooflights and lanterns, custom-made thermally broken glass roofs, internal glass partitions and frameless glass balustrades.

Every IDSystems product is made by experienced fabricators at its own manufacturing facility and installed by its national network of directly-employed installers.

Duration: 50 minutes, plus Q&A
Specifying Physical Entrance Security
Online Learning, by Meesons A I Ltd
Examines the specification of physical entrance security – from site perimeter, to building façade and interior. Includes practical advice and information on: key security considerations for perimeter, façade and internal entrance control; common solutions and their associated advantages and disadvantages; methods of operation; installation considerations; and, relevant security standards and approvals.

Meesons is a leading provider of physical entrance control solutions, with a track record of exceeding customers' expectations and delivering quality security systems into highly demanding environments. With a long-established national and international presence, Meesons is the trusted name in entrance security, as evidenced by the many prestigious companies and iconic buildings that rely on its products. Meesons is a proud innovator, pushing the boundaries of security and aesthetics with finishes that can be personalised to suit individual requirements.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A