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Everyone knows WE love to work with glass !!!!

This POST will show how to build a transparent glass whiteboard that will never wear out and never ghost.

Glass is a superior surface for writing on with dry erase markers and erases with a tip of the finger.  The size I made mine was 2.4m by 1.2m and was NOT made to freestand as it would take up too much room in my clients office. Total cost was a very reasonable #45,000 , and took a weekend to build and finish (minus the delays from the glass toughening factory in Lagos!). The glass was from the popular building materials market in Amuu Str Mushin Lagos. 

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Created : 2016-02-09 21:14:57


That Door Won’t Do – a 5 Step Fire Door Check


Did you walk past a fire door today in Nigeria? Was everything ok or did it look a bit beaten up? Would you know how to spot a dodgy fire door?


Fire Door Safety Week is giving these top tips on what to look out for – a 5 Step Fire Door Check that anyone can do, and which lets you know whether it’s time to call in the professionals.

    1. Check for certification
      Is there a label or plug on top (or occasionally on the side) of the door to show it is a certificated fire door? You can use the selfie function on your camera phone or a mirror to check. If there is, that’s good news, otherwise report it to whoever is in charge of your building.
    2. Check the gaps
      Check the gaps around the top and sides of the door are consistently less than 4mm when closed. The gap underneath can be slightly larger (up to about 8mm), but if you can see light under the door it is not usually a good sign. You can use a £1 coin, which is 3.15mm thick, to get a good approximation. At the same time check whether there any obvious splits, cracks or chunks missing from the door. It’s good news if the door fits the frame and it’s not damaged. If not, report it. If the gaps are too big smoke and fire could travel through the cracks.
    3. Check the seals
      Are there any intumescent seals around the door or frame? These are usually vital to the performance, expanding if in contact with heat to ensure fire (and in some cases smoke) can’t move through the cracks. If not, report it – the door may not be properly maintained and in the intensity of a fire may not protect you long enough.
    4. Check the hinges
      Are the hinges firmly fixed (three or more of them), with no missing or broken screws? If you see problems, report it – the door is obviously not properly maintained and in the intensity of a fire may not perform and hold back the fire for long enough.
    5. Check the door closes properly
      Open the door about halfway, let go and allow it to close by itself. Does it close firmly onto the latch without sticking on the floor or the frame? If not, report it. A fire door only works when it’s closed. A fire door is completely useless if it’s wedged open or can’t close fully.

If in doubt, report it to the ‘Responsible Person’ who is legally required to keep fire doors working correctly, under the terms of the Fire Safety Order 2005. This may be the landlord, the building owner, a facilities manager, estates manager or someone like that.