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fire door project
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A testing programme between two companies, working with some of the industry’s most prestigious component providers, has led to the development of a fire resisting solution for Liniar’s range of composite doors.
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Morley Glass & Glazing MD Ian Short has been honoured for his contributions to charity and the community this month.
ian short with scott wolstenholme jp and wife lynne.
He was awarded a Fellowship from The Rotary Foundation in recognition of his significant support.
Based in Droitwich, Pyroplex has a reputation as a manufacturer and supplier of high performance fire containment systems with a long established range of products which have been extensively tested and assessed for use within the composite door market.
Recipients of the Paul Harris Fellowship have demonstrated exceptional service, and are awarded in appreciation of the ‘tangible and significant assistance’ they have given for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among people of the world.
Pyroplex Ltd approached Liniar at the 2016 FIT Show to propose working together on a project to develop a fire door assembly capable of achieving a fire resistance period of 30 minutes.
They manufacture high performance intumescent strips for use in doors and glazing systems. The systems are supported by international testing and certification and they hold third party approval under internationally recognised schemes.
After completing a small scale fire test, Pyroplex commissioned Exova Warringtonfire to undertake a full scale fire test incorporating two doors, both of which included overhead glazing panels and glazed side lights with large aspect ratios, which can often fail under constant fire load.
When prospective customers The Fascia Place then approached Liniar to enquire if its range included fire doors, the project began to take shape. Liniar utilised The Fascia Place’s previous knowledge, working together to develop a successful fire door.
The collective technical expertise from all the various parties involved proved to be invaluable to see the interaction between products when tested for fire resistance, whilst maintaining other essential characteristics including security, thermal performance and weather ability, to comply with Building Regulations.
Both of the door set assemblies achieved a significant overrun in terms of fire resistance. The test was continued to failure, exceeding the 30 minute requirement by more than 15 minutes – meaning the doors are well on the way to reaching the 60 minute mark.“
For more than 110 years, members have used their passion, energy, and intelligence to take action on sustainable projects. From literacy and peace, to water and health, the organisation is committed to working towards a better world for everyone.
Ian has taken part in a number of their initiatives and is a proud headline sponsor of the Rotary Club of Roundhay’s Annual North Leeds Charity Beer Festival, which this year raised £7000 for both local and international charities. They also took part in the Rotary Club’s Purple Crocus programme, raising money in support of a worldwide polio vaccination programme.
Ian said: “It’s a tremendous honour to be awarded the Fellowship and I’m extremely proud to have been able to be involved in so many worthwhile projects. When I started Morley Glass & Glazing almost 20 years ago I knew I wanted to build a business that the local community could look to for support, and it’s been such a pleasure to be able to show support and give back what I can.”
of Solothurn that’s shrouded in glass; the interior, too, is testament to the diversity of this transparent material. Kitchen countertops, floors and cupboards in the bathroom, or partitions in the living room – an impressively wide range of glass solutions from Glas Troesch was employed in designing the interior features. The architecture also draws attention to its stylish combination of two traditional materials – glass and wood.
grey glass panels which were mounted on a wood substructure using concealed fasteners. On the outside, the modern glass structure stands out from the more traditional detached homes in its residential environment. Inside, the architecture emphasises a floor plan with a combined open-plan living and dining, a bathroom, and a garage on the ground floor, and bedrooms and a further bathroom upstairs. The south-facing aspect, offers panoramic views as far as the Swiss Alps.
Last year, they sponsored a charity auction for Runswick Bay Rescue Boat, which raised £5000 towards providing a lifeboat rescue service in the area close to Whitby, North Yorkshire. They also play a huge role in ensuring local sports clubs and societies continue to thrive through continued sponsorship, including Morley Rugby Union Club, Millshaw Park Rangers and Mirfield Parish Cricket Club.
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People who live in glass houses have the best views.
It’s not only the outside of the detached home in the Swiss canton
The façade features transparent window areas and opaque, tinted
south east vision - september 2017

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