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New Comar 7P.i CDE Commercial Door Electronic Lock with Access Control Integration Secured by Design Licenced Product

Comar 7P.i Commercial Door

Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems, part of TPG – The Parkside Group Limited, announce the launch of Comar 7P.i CDE, a Commercial Swing Door with Electronic Locking, that now holds a Secured By Design Licence. The Comar 7P.i CDE is an electronic lock option for the thermally broken commercial swing door range, which offers access control integration for both single and double leaf door sets. Secured by Design Homes 2016 requires that occupants, of a residential building with 10 or more distinct dwellings, must be able to remotely control the main entrance door from their apartment to allow access to known visitors.  The Comar 7P.i CDE is ideal for multi-dwelling apartment applications, where the electronic lock suites in with most access control panels and includes panic exit hardware options.  The solution can also be used in all matter of public buildings where occupant safety is required, such as Health, Education and other Public Buildings.

Comar specifiers and fabricators can be reassured by Comar 7P.i CDE’s secure, flexible design options. Achieving PAS 24:2016 in double leaf swing doors is particularly challenging to pass on a test, as the doors resist a 4.5kN loading as well as a manual attack tests.   Double leaf doors are often called for on residential buildings as they allow facilities teams and occupants ease of access for bulky objects such as furniture, yet still provide uncompromised security and convenience for day to day access where only a single leaf is commonly used, the Comar 7P.i CDE provides this solution.

Comar 7P.i CDE has been added to Comar’s BSi’s Kitemark for Enhanced Security which incorporates testing to BS 6375 Parts 1, 2 and 3, for a high traffic entrance door this means that the Comar 7Pi CDE has been tested and certified to 50,000 open and closing cycles, which is a requirement of the Secured by Design License.

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The Comar 7P.i CDE lock uses magnetic triggers, located in the keeps, tripping the sprung loaded locking points, which snap ‘locked’ almost instantly when the door is closed. This provides a ‘fail locked’ environment that immediately protects a vulnerable resident returning home, even in the event of a power failure or vandalism.

Not only does the Comar 7P.i CDE integrate with access control systems, it also has been tested with the Fuhr’s Panic Exit crash bar, helping designers meet fire safety demands while providing PAS 24:2016 level of security and high traffic resilience.  Comar’s lever door handles also integrate with the lock, their operation manually reloading the sprung mechanical locking points.  Together with the magnet triggered instant locking, which helps prevent criminals following occupants into their building, the Comar 7P.i CDE offers unparalleled functionality.

Comar 7P.i CDE has a comprehensive range of accessories, available direct from Comar, including a remote-control key fob, a wireless push pad and hard-wired switches.

The Comar 7P.i CDE also presents advantages in fabrication, including the need for only four machined ‘pockets’ in the lock and keep stiles, plus a one piece lock, thereby speeding up assembly times and reducing workshop errors. A single cable provides the lock with power and signal simplifying the routing in the frames. To cater for structural tolerances on site, adjustable raised keeps are available to ensure the locks engage correctly.

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The Comar 7P.i CDE door solution is available today via our Secured by Design Group Scheme of approved fabricators. Our Project Managers will help designers best specify the most appropriate options for their projects, while our highly responsive Technical Support Team are always on hand to give in detail support.

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Building Awards 2017 – Comar Sponsor Award

Comar were delighted to sponsor the Architectural Practice of the Year Award at the 2017 Building Awards held in London on 7th November.

Congratulations to the winners – JTP!

The other Architectural Practices shortlisted for this years award were:

5Plus Architects –  Allford Hall Monaghan Morris – Assael Architecture –                    Buckley Gray Yeoman – Fairhursts Design Group – Pascall+Watson – Todd Architects – Weston Williamson+Partners



Comar Part of TPG Celebrate 50 Years

Comar part of TPG – The Parkside Group – Hit Their Half Century

TPG – The Parkside Group Limited would like to take this opportunity to thank all their architectural, contractor and fabricator clients as they celebrate their 50th year and welcome in their Golden anniversary.  As an independent, privately owned British company, The Parkside Group Limited shares it’s remarkable history and here highlights its ambitious strategy for the future.

In 1967, London, a joinery business was founded with a start-up loan of a mere £300.  This small enterprise has now grown into The Parkside Group Limited which includes the market leading brands of Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems, Axim Architectural Hardware and Alu-Timber.

Hardwired within the DNA of a business that has survived and thrived for over 50 years is customer service.  To put this longevity in perspective, when The Parkside Group Limited was founded, NASA had not yet taken a giant leap for mankind and landed on the moon.  Since 1967 The Parkside Group Limited has worked through great recessions, 3-day weeks and the Black Monday crash, whilst always maintaining its unique customer service ethos;  working with customers to supply innovative solutions that make their businesses profitable.

The Parkside Group Limited actively seeks to supply solutions and market leading delivery, that provides the market with cost efficiencies which stand the test of time.  Examples of this are operating a 100% in-stock philosophy and twice weekly delivery service, so fabricators can utilise all the cost savings of a JIT policy and for our specification clients creating bespoke aluminium profiles & systems that provide fast-track, robust solutions.  In 1987 Axim Architectural Hardware joined the group and the famous TC-8800 Transom Closer stormed the door hardware market, and still today Axim is the number 1 branded architectural door closer for reliability and performance.

To celebrate the Golden Anniversary, The Parkside Group Limited has a new brand identity to take them through the next 50 years of ambitious plans.  The Parkside Group Limited, now TPG, uses the heritage of the diamond logo, branding aluminium with “TPG” to reassure its partners of the TPG mark of quality.  This is backed up with a new website which outlines the Group’s TPG: 2025 strategy, highlighting the processes that have, and always will be, critical to the businesses success. 

In 2017, TPG:2025 has never been more important, as it aligns with the Government’s “Construction: 2025” objectives.  By publishing our TPG: 2025 strategy, TPG will continue to be the partner of choice for the design and delivery of innovative building envelope solutions to the construction industry.  TPG is proud to be a highly responsive, service orientated, independent business that is known to help, support and value its employees, customers, suppliers and business partners.  TPG’s goal is to be a company that is a dynamic leader, respected for its professionalism, customer focus and entrepreneurial spirit now and in the future.

The cornerstone of TPG: 2025 is its Innovation Strategy.  TPG’s Innovation Strategy introduced the Stage Gate process into New Product Development to take advantage of technological advances in terms of materials, performance and production methodologies.  A cross function team works together to research and deliver new products to program, to provide partners with a future proof supplier that develops products that will meet the market’s requirements both now and in the future.

The competitive advantage of the innovation strategy provides “fast to market” new products that exceed the offer of the competition at a cost-efficient price.

Examples of this are the launch of Comar 6EFT Curtain Walling suite, a system with glazing sizes up to 54mm and high-span additional mullions and transoms, that have the highest Ixx and Iyy values in the industry.  This offers wider spans with smaller box sizes, providing value engineered solutions for designers and contractors alike.

In 2017 TPG launches Comar 6EFT Unitised, which features a unique 3 seal arrangement that offers outstanding weather performance coupled with options to accommodate high building movements.

Furthermore, our Comar 10 Window has also been launched, winning an award for innovation.  Comar 10 is a Passivhaus B Certified product with U‐values as low as 0.66 coupled with processes that cut manufacturing costs by 70%. 

Marking the 50th anniversary with such innovative products, TPG, with its market leading brands, will continue to supply innovative solutions that make customers’ businesses profitable now and in the future.

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2017 Building Awards – Shortlist Announced

Comar are delighted to be the sponsors of the – Architectural Practice of the Year Award  again for 2017.

Congratulations to the following shortlisted practices and good luck to you all:

5plus Architects

Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

Assael Architecture

Buckley Gray Yeoman

Fairhursts Design Group


Pascall + Watson

Todd Architects

Weston Williamson + Partners

Aluminium For Bespoke House

Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems, with their approved fabricator Nordic Installations completed a new, high specification, bespoke 7-bedroom private residential project.

Comar 5P.i Advanced Tilt & Turn and Casement windows were specified as they offer slim sight lines, thus maximising daylighting as well as the profiles themselves having thicker walls that provide robustness and large spans to ensure they stand the test of time.  The full range of Comar 5P.i & 5P.i ECO windows can be integrated into Comar 6 and are designed to meet CWCT standards & recommendations.

Comar 6 stick build curtain walling was installed.  Comar 6 is a versatile thermally efficient system designed to integrate panels and glass of different widths into the façade with special profiles to include opening vents and doors.  The design of Comar 6 makes it ideal for complex facetted curtain walls as well as sheer glazed facades. 

Comar 9P.i High Performance Pivot Doors were hung directly from the Comar 6 curtain walling.  Comar 9P.i windows, doors and framing offers a truly integrated solution with low U-values and fast-track fabrication & installation. All aluminium was powder coated to a Grey RAL 7024 Satin finish.

Architects: David Wilson Partnership, Devon                                                         Fabricator: Nordic Installations                                                                                           Main Contractor – Pearce Construction                                                                             Location Croyde, Devon.                                                                                                   Comar systems installed 5P.i Advanced (T&T/Casement) 6 Curtain Walling Stick & 9P.i Doors (Pivot)