Door closer specialist, Astra, is calling on the door and hardware industry and the architects that specify products to take a more realistic approach to selecting and sizing door closers. The company believes that the universal adherence to selecting a size three closer not only stifles innovation but also means that many doors are not actually complying with UK Building Regulations.
It has long been accepted wisdom that size three door closers are the only option for doors, which are to comply with the UK’s Equality Act, BS 8300 and Approved Document M. But Astra is arguing for a more practical and versatile approach, which actually works in real-life scenarios.
The Lancashire-based company can demonstrate many years’ experience in the sector and carries out all of its own R&D in-house. It exports its British door closers all across the globe via a network of distributors and partner companies.