Monthly Archives: November 2018

Fast Action Roller Shutter Doors

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Roller shutter doors are perfect in an industrial setting for a number of reasons, and not just for their smart good looks! They are efficient, functional, coat effective, secure and insulating, and they are an excellent choice for any business. This is because:-

Secure Solution – Roller shutter doors are the most frequently chosen option when a safe and secure solution is needed. They open and close quickly delivering uncompromising protection when required. Their tough steel composition makes them extremely difficult to break through bringing additional peace of mind.

Affordable and Cost Efficient – This type of door offers a cost effective solution, allowing businesses to save money in a variety of ways. They are highly secure, providing a steel curtain which opens and closes quickly, keeping disruption to a minimum. Roller shutter doors are not heavy or bulky, and have a sleek operation. They provide an impressive amount of insulation too, saving money on fuel bills.

Fire Resistant – These roller doors are exceptionally durable and fire resistant, meaning they are an ideal choice in environments such as commercial kitchens. With their fast action they can seal off a fire quickly and safely, even helping to contain a blaze and stop it spreading to other parts of the building.

Appearance – Expertly designed and well made, roller shutter doors can be tailored to whatever colour you desire thanks to a wide range of attractive powder coated RAL colours. An entrance area that looks professional is an asset to any business.

Smooth, Fast Operation – One of their biggest advantages is in the speed of their performance. They can be manual or powered by a choice of motors for fast results, and motorised versions are a lot easier on the back!

Versatile – These doors have traditionally been seen in industrial settings or for applications like schools, doctors surgeries, changing rooms, shops, offices and car parks either internally or externally. However, they are also increasingly seen in the domestic sector, as they provide a smart and highly secure solution.

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Buildings in Need of TLC

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The fate of some listed buildings is to sit unused while slowly falling into disrepair and becoming little more than an eyesore. Their upkeep can be pretty costly, and typical problems with these older properties may include damp, floods due to leaking pipes, pests, rotting wooden frames and features, subsidence and crumbling plasterwork. Any repairs are tricky and usually require sourcing the original materials or their expensive alternatives. This takes the shine off what could be a beautiful, historic and irreplaceable reminder of the past.

Sometimes a charity or perhaps a company will step in and offer to restore the building, turning it into a busy and functional place once again. This is the case with a disused cinema building in Grays, Essex, which is set to become a Wetherspoons. The successful pub chain purchased the Grade 11 listed structure in 2015, although concerns were recently expressed as there has been no action as yet.

The local Gazette reported that the pub chain has confirmed it’s intentions to restore the building and open on the site. The company originally promised an investment of £3 million in its restoration, and Gazette readers were wondering if this was still the case. There were also fears that Historic England could be at the bottom of the hold up, but a spokesperson said “We have been involved in detailed, constructive pre-application discussions with the current owner of the Grade II* listed old State Cinema in Grays.“We expect a planning application for the building’s conversion to be submitted in the near future. We are keen to see the building brought back into use and will continue to work closely with all parties involved to secure its future.”

There is a definite move these days towards restoration and renovation rather than demolition wherever possible. This is a responsible and sustainable approach, favoured by many, especially those who wish to preserve the UK’s heritage.

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