The Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) has appointed a new President; John Jefferies, CEO of Laidlaw Interiors Group. John is joined by his new Vice President - Maria Simmonds, Managing Director of Lorient – a respected designer and manufacturer of architectural door seals. May 2013.
Lorient, respected designer and manufacturer of acoustic, smoke and fire seals for door assemblies was very proud to have been announced as regional winner of the HSBC Global Connections Award at the end of 2012. May 2013.
Lorient, designer and manufacturer of high performance door sealing systems is pleased to announce the appointment of Noberne Seals Ltd as a preferred distributor. May 2013.
Lorient, manufacturer of high performance door sealing systems for acoustic, smoke and fire containment is delighted to introduce a new division – Lorient Testing & Technical Services. April 2013.
Lorient, respected designer and manufacturer of acoustic, smoke and fire seals for door assemblies has launched a new ‘Acoustic Search’ web app. Designed with speed and flexibility in mind, it provides access to a wide range of tested acoustic sealing systems on a variety of popular door constructions and configurations. April 2013.
Leading door seal manufacturer Lorient is delighted to announce its forthcoming appearances at the RIBA CPD Providers Network Roadshow 2013. January 2013.
Lorient, leading door seal manufacturer recently launched integral antimicrobial protection into its range of popular door seals for sound, smoke, fire and thermal containment as standard, these include – Finesse™, DS, Batwing® and plain fire seals. December 2012.
Leading door seal manufacturer Lorient is delighted to announce that its popular CPD seminar ‘The Role and Performance of Fire and Smoke Resisting Door Assemblies’ is now RIBA accredited. October 2012.
Lorient's new Fire Resistant Glazing Systems brochure is now available to download, and features some of our latest innovations. October 2012.
Lorient Southeast Asia is delighted to announce it will be exhibiting at BEX Asia on 10-12 October 2012 – Southeast Asia’s premier business platform for sustainable design and the built environment. September 2012.
Lorient, leading door seal manufacturer is joining the fight against bacterial infection and the spread of superbugs such as MRSA and E-coli in hospitals and care homes, with its integral antimicrobial protection for its range of popular door seals. September 2012.
We’re delighted to reveal a brand new website for Lorient Pacific Ltd, based in Hong Kong. From technical advice, a jargon buster, to new product developments; the website has been designed to reflect the recent changes to the Lorient UK website. July 2012.
Since the mid 1990’s Lorient has had a presence in the Far East – through Lorient Pacific Ltd. This operation has experienced somewhat of a renaissance in an increasingly-buoyant market. While there is a highly successful team in Hong Kong, led by Chris Sin, it has become clear that more resources are needed in the wider region to support our strong Lorient brand. July 2012.
Over the past few years the former Lorient Group of companies has been demerged to create a number of different businesses in different parts of the world. The largest part of this demerger was the management buyout carried out in 2007 by a team comprising Maria Simmonds, Jason Williams and Tom Kingdon who acquired the majority shareholding in the Lorient Group; including Lorient Pacific (in Hong Kong) and Lorient North America. June 2012.
Following two years on the Board of Lorient Polyproducts Ltd as a Non-Executive Director, John Planck has taken the decision to step down in July. June 2012.
We were pleased to sponsor the 51st AGM and Conference for the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI), which was held at the Marriott Hotel and Country Club, Forest of Arden, on Saturday 12th May 2012.
We‘re proud to announce that four members of staff have successfully passed the FDIS diploma with flying colours. There was always going to be some kudos attached as to who was first pass the post and we‘re not surprised that our National Sales Manager, Kerry Hicks was first in the company and third in the entire country to pass the FDIS. May 2012.
Lorient, leading door seal manufacturer has introduced a versatile new fire resistant glazing system - RF1. It has been developed in response to strong demand for a well designed, bead-applied glazing solution for 60 minute applications that delivers on style and performance. May 2012.
Latest research figures show that construction industry professionals are truly embracing social media, so what better time to launch our own Twitter account, which has now been up and running for several weeks. April 2012.
For many years we have been registered as a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) provider and offered seminars on topical industry related issues. However, we are pleased to announce that our materials have recently been independently verified and certified by the RIBA as CPD approved. April 2012.
One magazine editor has described Ecobuild 2012 as the ‘UK show of shows’, and we wholeheartedly agree. March 2012. The exhibition floor lived up to its promise as the biggest showcase of sustainable construction products in the world, with more than 1,600 suppliers and an almost inexhaustible list of new and innovative products for the construction industry. March 2012.
We’re delighted to unveil our brand new website – designed to be clear, clean and easy to use, so it’ll be simpler to find things from our FAQs, CPDs to our environmental policy. March 2012.
With the launch of the Fire Door Inspection Scheme at the beginning of February – the race is on amongst the Lorient team to see who can complete and pass this brand new Diploma first. March 2012.
Lorient, a market leader in sealing systems for door assemblies is delighted to be part of the National Apprentice Week celebrations. February 2012.
Renowned internationally for its acoustic, smoke and fire containment products for door assemblies, Lorient will be unveiling some of its latest innovations at the popular building products show. February 2012.
“At Lorient, we know ‘ordinary’ isn’t good enough – not for your doors; not for your customers; not for your specification. That’s why we’re committed to extraordinary performance; not just in our products, but in everything we do”. October 2011.
The integrity® Architectural Seals brochure incorporates a variety of seals including: perimeter seals, threshold seals, threshold plates, finger protection products to name but a few. October 2011.
Leading door seal manufacturer Lorient is delighted to launch an online CPD module ‘Performance Door Design: The Basics of Sound Reduction’. August 2011.
Lorient, a market leader in sealing systems for door assemblies is pleased to announce the appointment of Scotdor Architectural Ironmongery as a new preferred distributor. May 2011.
Lorient is delighted to sponsor this year's prestigious GAI AGM and Conference, which marks the 50th anniversary of the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers. May 2011
Leading door seal manufacturer Lorient has launched a new and improved Product Overview brochure for its range of sealing systems for door assemblies. April 2011.
Leading sealing systems manufacturer Lorient has introduced an ingenious option for its popular Batwing® perimeter seal. April 2011.
Leading door seal manufacturer Lorient has produced a guide detailing how its products can help meet the requirements of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. December 2010.
The latest evidence for our first-fit integrated finger protection system - IS9090 Safehinge™; now incorporates up to 60 minutes fire performance for double leaf doors. October 2010.
Leading door seal manufacturer Lorient has partnered with award winning, design-led innovators, Safehinge™. July 2010.
We're delighted to announce the appointment of John Planck as a Non-Executive Director to the Board. July 2010.
Leading door seal manufacturer Lorient has revealed a new, informative brochure featuring its range of Fire Resistant Glazing Systems. May 2010.
Leading door seal manufacturer Lorient is delivering an informative seminar in London, as part of the Passive Fire Protection event.
Leading door seal manufacturer Lorient has launched its new, improved 'Acoustic, Smoke and Fire Seals for Door Assemblies' brochure. April 2010.
Our popular System-90 PLUS glazing system has recently achieved impressive test results, widening the scope for its application. March 2010.
Lorient has changed the name of its Intumescent Mastic; it will now be known as Lorient Intumescent Sealant. February 2010.
Leading door seal manufacturer Lorient has produced an informative new guidance document entitled: “Sealing Systems for Door Assemblies; An Introductory Guide”. February 2010.
As part of our continual drive to improve the high levels of service we offer; we have now introduced a new direct line for our Order Processing Team. February 2010.
Leading door seal manufacturer Lorient is delighted to announce the appointment of Carlton Joinery Products (CJP) Ltd as its new preferred distributor for Scotland (Lanarkshire). January 2010.
In many healthcare and custodial buildings there is a specific need to protect residents from possible self-harm and even attacks. January 2010.
Our latest Georgia-Pacific test evidence now allows for long vision panels in double leaf doors, to meet the requirements of Approved Document M. December 2009.
Leading door seal manufacturer Lorient has unveiled a comprehensively revised brochure featuring its Specialised Fire Resistant Door Hardware products. November 2009.
Leading door seal manufacturer Lorient has launched a new brochure about its integrity® Architectural Seals.
On Saturday 5th September Dunstan Ferris, along with his friends successfully completed “The Great River Race” - a gruelling 22 mile row in a seine boat through London.
Dunstan Ferris has been a pivotal part of our Technical Services team for over 10 years here at Lorient, and it was an awful shock to us all last year when he was diagnosed with Testicular Cancer.
On Friday 31st July, we held a staff celebration to mark a significant milestone - our 30th Anniversary.
Lorient, a market leader in acoustic, smoke and fire containment systems for door assemblies, is delighted to announce the appointment of a new installation partner - Mila Window & Door Maintenance Division.
Lorient has achieved impressive new acoustic test results for some of its most versatile door sealing systems.
Lorient has achieved CERTIFIRE (CF564) certification for its range of fire and smoke resistant dampers/air transfer grilles.
Doors in schools often suffer damage to the leading edge, due to the high volume of children scurrying through the doors with bags and kit every day.
Lorient is the exclusive distributor of the Georgia-Pacific range of high performance fire door components for the 90 and 120 minute market.
We are delighted to announce that Paul Chudley, Technical Services Director of Lorient UK and Kristy G Jones General Manager of Lorient North America have effected a management buyout of the Lorient Group’s Kentucky operation – Lorient North America Limited.
A landlord has been sent to prison in the first custodial sentence to be given in London under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 , which was implemented on 1st October 2006.
Lorient is celebrating yet another landmark achievement, having successfully obtained ISO 14001 accreditation for environmental management.
Lorient’s collection of woodgrain seals authentically replicates the beauty and ageless appeal of natural wood without compromising on acoustic, smoke or fire performance.
Lorient, an acknowledged leader in acoustic, smoke and fire seals for door assemblies has unveiled its comprehensively revised Acoustic Sealing Systems brochure.
Lorient has achieved yet another industry ‘first’, having been awarded IFC certification on a range of its seals.
A combination of Lorient’s acoustic, smoke and fire seals have been installed in one of London’s most loved and unique theatrical venues - the Young Vic.
Acoustic, smoke and fire seals from Lorient are helping to protect an iconic London development. HBG Construction is working on the £115m redevelopment of 55 Baker Street in central London for client London and Regional Properties Ltd.
Lorient combined acoustic, smoke and fire seals were installed on the fire doors that helped to save lives when a major fire broke out in a high rise tower block in Whiteinch, Glasgow in the early hours of 27th February.
We're delighted to announce that Maria Simmonds, Managing Director, Tom Kingdon, Finance Director and Jason Williams, Operations Director have successfully mounted a management buyout for the majority of Lorient Holdings Limited.
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 was implemented in October 2006 - transferring responsibility for fire safety order from the fire authorities to whoever has day-to-day control of the premises.
Changes to building regulations covering fire safety, acoustics and accessibility all have to be considered when specifying door seals; especially at the threshold.
Recent revisions of Approved Documents M and E , to the Building Regulations England and Wales have put more demands than ever on doors.
On 1st October 2006, the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 was implemented - affecting all non-domestic premises across England and Wales.
The construction industry has seen a host of changes to building design requirements in recent times, placing an ever-increasing, confusing burden on building owners and managers.
Lorient Polyproducts Ltd - a company at the forefront of acoustic, smoke and fire containment systems is delighted to announce the launch of its brand new, comprehensive website - www.lorientgroup.com.
If the lock or latch of a fire resistant door is unprotected, it inevitably reduces the door’s fire protection performance.
Recent revisions in the Approved Documents to the Building Regulations for England and Wales have put more demands than ever on doors.
Recent revisions to Approved Documents E, B and M have made the regulations affecting doors particularly arduous.
The International Standards Organisation produces standards that can be adopted by any country around the world where the subject of the standard is not already covered by an existing National or Continental standard.
Recent changes to Approved Documents present new opportunities for Architectural Ironmongers to provide complete, value-added solutions.
Approved Document E to the Building Regulations (England & Wales) covers acoustic conditions in “dwelling-houses, flats and rooms for residential purposes”.
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