GEZE UK, the UK’s leading manufacturer of door and window control systems, has reported a growing trend for special finishes on covers for overhead door closers.
The company’s comprehensive range of overhead door closers are all available in a variety of different cover shapes and finishes including traditional silver, RAL, satin stainless steel, polished stainless steel and EP polished brass as well as special finishes such as bronze, pewter or a variety of different colours.
While stainless steel remains the most popular of its standard finishes, bronze, dark bronze and polished finishes are all growing in demand as architects and specifiers look to match the closers with other architectural ironmongery used throughout a project.
Andy Howland, sales director of GEZE UK attributes the new trend to a desire for consistency in refurbishment projects. He said: “We are usually asked for special finishes when the architect or specifier is renovating historic properties and listed buildings. Such finishes are often essential because organisations such as English Heritage or Historic Scotland which manage these properties need to comply with all the necessary fire and safety regulations, but at the same time want the overhead door closers to be as unobtrusive as possible – bronze fittings are therefore ideal as they blend in and compliment other architectural ironmongery.
“We can also create bespoke finishes to match virtually any colour scheme, which makes them perfect for use in other organisations such as schools and nurseries, which want to create a friendly and vibrant learning environment or hospices and hospitals that need a more calming feel.”
In addition to offering a range of different finishes, each closer cover is available in a choice of shape – contract covers, half radius and square providing a huge choice to the specifier. Each of GEZE’s overhead closers has the same styling, which ensures design consistency throughout the building, even when different closers have been specified to meet the specific needs of different doors. They also have the same fitting footprint as other GEZE closers, meaning that it’s easy to upgrade to larger units without having to re-drill the door.
Each closer is fully tested and certified in accordance with applicable standards EN 1154, EN 1155 and EN 1158. In addition each closer holds a relevant Certifire certificate, are CE marked and have a Declaration of Performance.