What is “Country Style” Architectural Hardware?

“Country style” architectural hardware comprises of what is often referred to as ‘olde world’ fittings, products that have the appearance of ‘olde world’ materials such as black cast iron. They are sturdy and functional items that have been produced by blacksmiths over hundreds of years. They are also less decorative as the metalwork is often […]

Partner Spotlight – FROST Denmark

In this Partner Spotlight, we feature FROST, an award-winning Danish company with an extraordinary back story. From humble beginnings, the company has grown from being an alternative brand to becoming the primary go-to brand for thoughtful, innovative and designs. Who is FROST Denmark? FROST Denmark is a family business. Trusted by architects, interior designs and […]

COVID-19 Safe Automatic Door Control System

In recent months, building access control technology has evolved to include video analytics. The new tech uses existing security cameras coupled with advanced artificial intelligence (AI). Building managers can pinpoint a person’s movement within the facility, and identify if they have been exposed to someone tested positive with the virus. However, security cameras are not […]

Architectural Ironmongery: Expectations vs Reality

From the grandest structures to the smallest of spaces, there are few projects that don’t improve with architectural ironmongery. Understanding the power of these details is a key component of quality architecture. What does architectural ironmongery mean? What does it cover? What can it improve in your architecture and building works? These little details can be small […]

The Benefits of Smart Parcel Lockers in a Post-COVID Era

Online shopping in May grew by 24% vs last year and is set to continue. Post-COVID property managers face a new challenge. Coping with the growth in parcel deliveries, when residents and workers might not be as readily available to collect their parcels. The good news is that the solution is already available. Pre-COVID, forward-thinking […]

Fire Door Safety Compliance in Building Designs

The UK Construction Products Regulations means you need fire door fittings that are compliant with it, but do you know what that entails? Whilst essential for every building project, being compliant doesn’t mean your creativity has to be compromised. Architectural hardware specialists who design and manufacture their own products are fully trained and can help guide […]

Hotel Renovation an Architectural Ironmongers perspective

Blending the old with the new, this hotel renovation project gave a historic building a new lease of life. From every inch and every corner of the development guests at this high-end luxury hotel can delight in the design detail brought to life by Galliard Construction. Property: Great Scotland Yard Hotel Location: Westminster London Type […]

What You Need to Know About the WELL Building Standard

The modern workplace with mass screen usage, and long periods of sitting, is now widely regarded as not conducive to the general well-being of employees. And whilst there is a plethora of ideas about how to improve workplace wellness, the impact of poorly built workplaces is rarely discussed. But these can easily be solved through better […]

What architects need to know about BG6

In the last decade, technology was the game-changer and prompted some surprising collaborations to create new standards that surpass the need to simply compete. On the other hand, the building and manufacturing sector has always been collaborative in approach and as we welcome a new decade, can we expect greater collaboration in the sector? In […]

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