Last year the British Standard BS 5839-1:2017 fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings was revised.  This code of practice provides recommendations for the planning, design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of fire detection and fire alarm systems in and around non-domestic premises and commercial buildings.

The revised standard includes 25 changes to 14 existing clauses, the most talked about of which is the recommendation for call point covers.

Read more: BS5839-1:2017 All MCPs should be fitted with a cover

We're all familiar with the shiny 12-sided £1 coins, which entered circulation at the end of March and have slowly been making their way into the pockets of people across the country.

However, many people are not yet aware that the old round coins will cease to be legal tender on 15 October 2017.

Read more: That £1 in your pocket could soon be worthless

Everyone will be familiar with the Dorgard, a wireless retaining device that automatically closes fire doors on the sound of the alarm, preventing the spread of fire.  We were interested to learn more about how this simple, reliable and, above all, legal fire door retainer came to be.

Back in 1994, Neil Purssey watched a dancing daisy and wondered about the application of turning sound into movement.   Could this mean something could react to the sound of a fire alarm and therefore shut a fire door?

Read more: From Dancing Daisies to Dorgard SmartSound

The Armstrong Dune Supreme is the UK’s most popular and bestselling range of ceiling tiles.  Despite having been around for longer than most of us can recall, this range is now is being phased out.

This stalwart of the Office Décor measures just 600x600mm but it is almost incalculable how many thousands of square meters this tile must cover in offices up and down the land.

Fortunately, its succsessor the Dune eVo ceiling range was officially launched during an exclusive event at Mercedes World recently.

Read more: Armstrong Dune Supreme: End of an Era

After four years of bringing “Customer Delight” our Sales Manager Karl has moved onto pastures new to take up a ‘real job’ within an Insurance company based in the foreign pastures of Berkshire.

Read more: Farewell, Au Revoir, Adios and Auf Wiedersehen Pet