Wheelchair accessible ‘renovation gone wrong,’ says Inverary couple – Kingston

An Inverary, Ont., couple is in shock, after what they are calling, a renovation gone wrong. READ MORE: Good Samaritans carry six-year-old Edmonton boy in wheelchair home after snowfall Maggie and Bill Hollingsworth had to make several changes to their home after Maggie broke her hip and her husband, Bill, had a stroke, which placed […]

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Survey reveals home improvement contractors aren’t being asked for credentials

With more than 40 years of experience under his work belt, David Litwiller wants you to ask him the tough questions, before hiring him to renovate your home. READ MORE: Planning a home renovation? Tips for keeping your finances in order Litwiller is the president of Litwiller Renovations & Custom Homes in Calgary. “All too […]

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Why starting your home reno in November could save you lots of money – National

Spring is the time of year that most Canadians associate with home renovations. But in some cases, November might actually be a much better time to give your home a fresh look. When it comes to home upgrades, pricing works much like it does for hotel and flight bookings: If you pick the low season, […]

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How To Pick An Automatic Door And Maintenance Program

How To Select An Automatic Door And Maintenance Programs
“First impressions count”.  I am certain we have all heard this just before we have tackled a myriad of social interactions or job interviews.  However, it does ring true, first impressions do indeed count. When you are a business or retailer, the last impression you would want to leave your customers with is a malfunctioning [...]

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How To Choose An Automatic Door Installation Contractor

How To Choose An Automatic Door Installer
For major retail businesses and in major business buildings, having automatic doors does a lot to keep people flowing in and out easily. These doors are installed based on the number of people that enter and exit daily with a certain amount of supplies. It is why automatic doors are easy to have and helpful [...]

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History of Automatic Doors

Alexandria, Egypt - About 2000 years ago
Heron Invents First Automatic Door Alexandria, Egypt - About 2000 years ago  Heron of Alexandria a.k.a. Hero was a great mathematician and mechanics inventor that was born around 10 AD.  Some historians say earlier and some say later.  Although it seems no one can agree exactly when Heron was born, the scientific community recognizes the important [...]

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Automatic doors for wheelchairs

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Creates an automatic entrance for young people with a range of physical disabilities University of Toronto asked for helping to create an automatic entrance for young people with a range of physical disabilities. It was decided that each wheelchair would be fitted with a proximity tag, which would open doors throughout the campus as the [...]

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ANSI and the Customer at Your Door

Automatic door equipment is evaluated for compliance to minimum safety standards
Automatic door equipment is evaluated for compliance to minimum safety standards As a premise owner, architect, contractor, or other professional responsible for growing a business, it’s easy to overlook some basic issues that could affect the safety of customers - starting with your front door. Typical factors that hamper people from easily and safely accessing [...]

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8 Effective Ways to Secure Your Home Back Door from Break-ins

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Your home back door, one of your most welcomed entrances for thieves, should be secured firmly. However, most of you would skip the back door when making the security plan (Definitely Not!!!). Among 2.5 million home intrusions each year, the back door attack takes up 22% — shocking statistics. You can try the below top [...]

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