Bush House in London was once classed as the most expensive building of it’s time and previously home to the BBC World Service. Today, Bush House with neighbouring buildings Melbourne House, Strand House and King House all form part of the Aldwych Quarter redevelopment.
At a cost of over £60m for refurbishment, these landmark buildings now provide nearly 300000 sq ft of Grade A office space. This major refurbishment programme has also returned previously older buildings that now benefit from a BREEAM Rating of “excellent”.
DORMA UK Ltd provided over 400 door closing devices to this major London redevelopment
A selection of high quality door closing devices were provided by Aspex UK an approved supplier and installer of DORMA products. The range of door closers were provided for their renowned quality, aesthetics and their suitability in meeting the very latest legislation relevant to door closing devices and their use by the public.
Importantly the high calibre of these prestige buildings also called for door closers that provide long term reliability and ease of use.
DORMA ITS 96 Concealed Door Closers
The DORMA ITS 96 Door closer is the first product of its kind to offer a hidden appearance. It is specially designed for concealed installation in the door leaf and the surrounding door frame. This type of door closer can be used on virtually any type of door and is ideal where a durable, functional and ultra reliable closer is desired but without being visible and obtrusive.
Bush House owing to its age has many original Edwardian features and many period doors. The original appearance of the doors needed to be retained with doors still offering the right door control functionality necessary in high use commercial buildings.
The DORMA ITS 96 closer benefits from cam action, low opening forces and is a universal door closer suitable for either single or double doors. Over 200 such door closers were provided in this particular project.
Other advantages of the DORMA ITS 96 door closer included protection against damage or vandalism, simple adjustment of opening and closing speeds, closing strength and final latching speeds.
DORMA TS 72VBC Closers
For standard door designs and where a non handed and universal fit door closer is required the DORMA TS72 rack and pinion closer is ideal. Easy adjustment of this door closer and its multipurpose usage means only one model needs specifying. Closing and opening forces are also all adjustable and this closer is well known as a top quality value for money product that benefits from reliable and consistent closing action and unaffected by temperature changes.
DORMA BTS 75 Floor springs.
DORMA is renowned the world over for its floor springs. Where a door closer cannot be visible the use of a floor mounted door control device provides real solutions. The DORMA BTS 75 Variable Power Floor Spring is widely used in single and double entrance doors whether made of glass, aluminium, wood or steel.
Floor springs are particularly suitable for wider and taller doors. As this product is concealed into the floor it is necessary for it to be compatible with floor coverings as well as unlimited shopfront or entrance door designs. The DORMA BTS 75 floor spring provides highly reliable doors in a totally discreet and elegant appearance.
High profile projects demand high quality door closers.
The ability to meet vital safety, fire and operational legislation is a hallmark of DORMA products and are leaders in the field of compliant and tried and tested hardware. Many original door closers are still performing perfectly after more than 30 years of use.
Today door closers must meet critical standards such as BS8300, Certifier, Approved Document M and other quality or performance standards. But it is not just about high quality and design. Occupiers of high profile buildings such as these also demand the very best products for their staff, customers and visitors.