Bryn is the Specification Manager at Dormakaba.
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Due to the depth of the glazing pocket in the profile, some standard 100mm partition suites do not accommodate a 60mm backset mortice lock, meaning more limited door furniture options.
For access control doors, the NZBC and NZS 4520 stipulate that doors have to be free at all times. I recommend a 'good, better, best' approach to specifying safe, compliant hardware.
DORMA's office is a showcase of some of the fantastic operable wall systems not regularly associated with DORMA in New Zealand, as say automatic doors or architectural hardware.
Using a rack and pinion door closer with a slide rail (RPSR) is like putting diesel into a petrol powered car — it just doesn’t work and if you try, it’ll often end in tears, frustration and a lot of remedial expense.
As a 'Hardware Guy', a pet peeve of mine is the repetitive occurrence of mag locks appearing on doors and leaving no room for other necessary hardware items like door closers and/or door coordination on pairs of doors.