Locks for glass doors by Dom


In terms of layout places to live and work, glass has become indispensable. Privileged for its transparency, it can delineate areas while emphasizing the contribution of natural light. To equip the glass doors locks without distorting domestic decorative harmony of the place, DOM offers architects endless possibilities with its new range of locks "Design" for glass doors.


A comprehensive and innovative range

Designed for interior glass doors 8 mm, DOM mid locks are available with 1/2 bolt condemned the key, nib, nib sentence and strike repeatedly for double leaf doors. Reversible locks with 1/2 bolt condemned the key feature of a profile cylinder and allow interior and exterior lock with the key.

For a smooth and silent closing, all the locks in the range mirrors "Design" are equipped with "Comfort Bolt" integrated dynamic system designed by DOM to improve penetration of the bolt in the buckle and ensure excellent soundproofing. Another advantage is the reduced projection of comfort latch prevents deep machining in the frame.

To answer all configurations, the DOM company offers some models of its range mirrors "Design" with an adaptation of the housing to facilitate their integration. This specific setback avoids cutting the seal frame to allow free passage of a seal and ensure perfect contact of the door.

And decorative harmony down to the smallest detail, DOM offers matching the hinge locks (with cards, rebate of 35 mm and 45 mm).


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The mirrors Glass Concept

The Vaud company then had 11 employees in 2012 to a turnover of 2.5 million francs Halifi when the family bought. Then, the pair of entrepreneurs also acquires the metal manufacturer CSF (3 million turnover and 15 employees) and combines the two in a hall Venoge Park in Penthalaz (VD), near Lake Geneva.

It is here, in the heart of the industrial area, this couple explains how he brought profitability in these troubled companies, one for management issues, the second due to the lack of succession. "We reorganized the management. For example, the two founders of Glassconcept in 2007 who then invested in a high-performance machine stock (Glaston) continue the adventure, but now manage all his favorite department, R & D or production roles where they excel, "explain administrators. During our visit, Reto Gfeller from elsewhere to the rescue to "sing" the glass: a simple glass or mirror becomes pregnant. Customer orientation is clearly given with the completion of a showroom in the same industrial hall.

Here, the Vaud company unveiled its full potential. She wants Special, design, innovation in the glasses. For example, it has just won a mandate to the Association of National Olympic Committees in Lausanne. "We carry a large cage of glass elevator incorporating 500 LED lights / m2, a world first, the set generates a moving image that provides an effect" wow "illustrates the contractor. Multimedia movies inserted inside the glass - this allows particular not to lose transparency - should find opportunities for interactive advertising on windows or facades, this year. "Besides, we are in the study mandate with foreign public transport companies," says Cyril Halifi, without wanting to reveal more.

Last year, the two companies, headed by a holding Fribourg, tax optimization requires, achieved a turnover of 8.3 million francs and a return of around 10%. Growth is expected to continue this year. "For now, what makes us live what are the railings, shower walls, but also industrial halls, insulation, etc. with clients such as Migros for the new shopping center in Vevey or food hall Hilcona in Orbe. But with these technological glasses inserted into our metal constructions, we are preparing the future, "said Laurence JOVIGNOT-Halifi. For its line LDG, focused on luxury goods, including the Vaud company has just opened a store with a dealer in London.



Histoire de la pierre, marbres et granits :


Les origines


A l’origine étaient appelées marbres toutes les pierres que l’on pouvait polir sans aucune référence à leur composition. On a donc appelé marbres, des roches qui étaient en fait des granits, des basaltes, des calcaires… qui sont considérés comme des marbres anciens par opposition aux marbres modernes qui dérivent tous du calcaire.

Le mot marbre est dérivé du terme Grec Marmaros qui signifie "pierre brillante"

Le terme granit apparait lui beaucoup plus tard au  17 ème siècle et dérive du terme Italien "granito" qui signifie grain. D’ailleurs en Anglais on parle de "granite".

Les marbres se sont formés au fond des océans par dépôt de calcaires pendant une période située entre -380 et -330 millions d’années.

Les matières en suspension dans l'eau se sont peu à peu déposées en lits les unes au-dessus des autres et ont constitué des formations géologiques appelées bancs.

L'action de différents éléments naturels (mouvements des couches, pression, action du soleil, de l'oxygène..) ont changés peu à peu les caractéristiques originelles et la couleur donnant à la pierre son aspect définitif.

Les mouvements des couches plus profondes vont soulever et faire se déplacer ces couches de marbres que l’on retrouvera le plus souvent dans des collines en faible altitude au pied des principaux massifs montagneux.

L’action de la lumière et de la chaleur va faire cristalliser ces roches et lui donner son aspect actuel.

Ces marbres, que l’on appelle marbres primaires ne contiennent jamais de fossiles car ils se sont formés à une époque où la vie n’existait pas encore sur la terre.