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The new brochure gives you access to our complete range of architectural solutions.

Established over 140 years ago, Laidlaw has vast experience and expertise, regularly representing the industry on regulations and standards. As part of its commitment to education and training, Laidlaw offers a series of technical seminars on dedicated topics intended for architectural practices and contractors.

Each seminar lasts for approximately 1 hour and 5 CPD topics are currently available.

Introduction to Access Control
  • What is access control?
  • What are the benefits?
  • Types of systems
  • How to specify a complete system
  • Communication options
  • Locking methods
  • Common terminology
  • Health and safety considerations
Access For All
  • Equality Act 2010
  • Approved Document M and BAS 8300
  • Effective clear widths
  • Glazing
  • Ironmongery
  • Light reflectance values (LRVs)
  • Reduced-swing doorsets
  • Inclusive design concepts
  • Implications on specifiers and end users
Handrails and Balustrades: The Specifiers Guides
  • Key regulations and standards including “The Equality Act”
  • Light reflectance values (LRVs)
  • Heat abstraction data of different handrail materials
  • Material options and a video on the strength of toughened glass infills
  • Case studies on different challenges
Helping to Specify Architectural Ironmongery
  • The importance of ironmongery in buildings
  • Components for correct door function
  • Legislation and standards
  • Correct specification procedures
Specifying Integrated Doorsets
  • Building regulations
  • British and European standards
  • Fire certification and the BWF Certifire scheme
  • CE marking
  • Vision panels  and door furniture