DORMA provides industry with ‘Which Door Control?’ brochure

DORMA provides industry with ‘Which Door Control?’ brochure

Specifying door controls that meet the strict requirements of the Equality Act and Fire Regulations has been made easier than ever before, thanks to the new ‘Which Door Control?’ brochure available from DORMA –the leading global manufacturer of premium access solutions.

With constantly changing and more demanding Building Regulations, specifiers were in need of more helpful, practical and up-to-date guidance about which door controls are suitable for doorsets where compliance with BS 8300, Approved Document M (ADM) and Approved Document B (ADB) is required. The new brochure will not only help specifiers choose the correct product, it will also help to reduce costs, minimise risk and improve quality standards.

The comprehensive guide covers a wide range of DORMA door controls from cam action and rack and pinion door closers, to concealed and overhead closers as well as floor springs, automatics and revolving doors.

On any project it is essential that the choice of door closer and its specific performance is considered to ensure the door closer enables doorset compliance to provide ease of use and access for all users both into and around the building. In order to achieve this, BS 8300 and ADM both require doorsets to deliver an opening force of no greater than 30N from 0 to 30 degrees of opening, and no greater than 22.5N from 30 to 60 degrees of opening. By evaluating the opening and closing forces of its door closers through independently certified torque curves, DORMA can ensure that installers, specifiers and clients are given clear and accurate performance levels prior to installation, in order to meet these stringent targets.

The guide also offers solutions when doorset opening forces may exceed regulatory limits. For these installations, DORMA’s range of electrically powered hold open and free swing devices are recommended to ensure doorsets meet the requirements of BS 8300 and ADM.

As well as guidance on how to select internal door controls compliant with industry best practice, the brochure also advises on both manual and automatic solutions for external doors. With a comprehensive list of DORMA automatic door products that are available for sliding, swing, folding, space saving and revolving door applications, DORMA’s wealth of experience, ensures that the an informed selection can be made so that all relevant Building regulations and standards can be easily met.

The new DORMA ‘Which Door Control?’ brochure is set to make the selection of internal and external door controls easier for architects and specifiers, to ensure the correct door control is chosen for every application.

For a free copy of the new brochure, please call DORMA on 01462 477600 or email

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