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News stories 2015

Lorient - proud sponsors of the GAI Education Awards 2015

Lorient was proud to sponsor the largest and most important event on the architectural ironmongery calendar – the prestigious Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) Education Awards in November. December 2015.

NEW Acoustic Sealing Systems brochure

Lorient, a respected designer and manufacturer of sealing systems for door assemblies has launched its new, reinvigorated Acoustic Sealing Systems brochure. Both the design and content has been transformed; and now includes some useful new features. November 2015.

Big Success at Big 5 in Dubai

In November, Lorient exhibited at the largest construction event in the Middle East – The Big 5 International Building and Construction show in Dubai. This year proved bigger and better than ever, with over 75000 attendees from both the GCC and international markets across four days. November 2015.

Enhanced Acoustic Search App

Lorient, a respected designer and manufacturer of sealing systems for door assemblies has enhanced its popular Acoustic Search app, improving both its design and functionality. November 2015.

Lorient supports Fire Door Safety Week 14th – 20th September 2015

Lorient is delighted to be supporting this year’s Fire Door Safety Week (14th – 20th September) – a campaign that raises awareness of the critical role of fire doors, drawing attention to specific issues such as poor installation and maintenance. September 2015. 

Moving forward >> new President for the GAI

The Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) AGM and Conference was held mid-May at the stunning Tortworth Court Hotel, in Gloucestershire: both business and celebration were on the agenda. Maria Powell, Managing Director of the Lorient Group – a respected designer and manufacturer of architectural door seals was appointed Guild President for the next two years. May 2015.

How safe are your fire doors?

Fire doors save lives and protect property; to help raise awareness about door safety, Arnold Laver’s is holding an event – How safe are your fire doors? The event is being held on Thursday 14th May (9:00am – 1:30pm) at Sheffield United’s Football Stadium. April 2015. 

Lorient jointly sponsors GAI’s AGM Keynote Speaker – Richard Noble OBE

The GAI's eagerly awaited AGM and Conference is fast approaching: 15th - 17th May.  Lorient is this year’s joint sponsor of the Keynote Speaker: Richard Noble OBE − the current land speed record holder and Project Director of Bloodhound SSC; at the AGM, alongside Royde & Tucker. May 2015. 

Presidency of the GAI to change at its AGM and Conference May 2015

The Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) is due to appoint Maria Powell as its new President at this year’s all important AGM and Conference, which is being held 15th - 17th May at the glorious Tortworth Court Hotel, in Gloucestershire. April 2015.

Lorient products feature in award winning project

Every other year the Guild of Architectural Ironmongery (GAI) and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) come together to identify and reward excellence in the specification of architectural ironmongery at the Specification Awards. This year, Tung Fat Ho was awarded International Winner (sponsored by Samuel Heath) for their project: the Hong Kong Velodrome (HKV). March 2015. 

Lorient raises over £750 for Comic Relief!

On Friday 13th March - Red Nose Day, the Lorient team took part in a sponsored Bike-a-thon; to help raise money for a very worthwhile cause - Comic Relief! Throughout the day, members of the Lorient team kept an exercise bike running, each completing 15 minute time slots. March 2015.

Lorient scoops coveted Customer Service award at IAI AGM

Every year the Institute of Architectural Ironmongers (IAI) presents four highly regarded awards at the glittering IAI Annual General Meeting and Dinner. This year the Lorient team has scooped the coveted Paul Lewis Trophy Award, which recognises a team’s outstanding commitment to customer service throughout the past year. February 2015.

Lorient granted use of the Made In Britain marque

Lorient is proud to have been granted the Made in Britain marque for its products which are designed and manufactured at its Head Office in the UK. February 2015.