Friday, 28 February 2014

Global Leader in Door Opening Solutions at Counter Terror Expo

ASSA ABLOY UK is exhibiting at this year’s Counter-Terror Expo, showcasing two of its business units on a joint stand, as the global leader in door opening solutions.

Held at Olympia, London, from 29th-30th April 2014, the two business units – ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions and ASSA ABLOY Security Doors ¬¬– will exhibit on stand K65, showcasing a comprehensive range of security hardware, and high security timber and steel doorsets.

Visitors to stand K65 will see ASSA’s innovative CLIQ™ Remote solution – an accessible key control system, which adds to the functionality of its CLIQ™ electromechanical cylinder range, providing simple and intelligent electromechanical locking systems without the associated cost and complexity. Using ASSA dp technology, CLIQ™ Remote is designed for larger masterkey suites, remote sites and companies with a geographical spread of operations. Visitors will be able to find out how CLIQ™ Remote can assist in security policy management, administration and budgeting.

The stand will also display UNION’s range of High Security Padlocks, as well as its popular British Standard (BS3621) five lever mortice deadlock, the tried and tested solution for high security applications with anti-pick anti-drill and anti-saw security features.

Adams Rite’s commercial Multipoint Lock, Sentinel M will also be on display, which aids specifiers in meeting the latest industry standards. Adams Rite worked closely with a number of systems houses at its UKAS accredited testing facility to develop Sentinel M which achieved BS EN 1627, proving its resistance to casual or opportunist attack via brute force and manipulation.

ASSA ABLOY Security Doors will provide an insight into its leading range of proven security doors, showcasing samples from Powershield high security steel doors and Safeguard high security timber doorsets. Designed, manufactured, and often installed by ASSA ABLOY Security Doors, visitors to the stand will see why they have been successfully specified across many high profile and high-security applications, including museums, banks and exclusive hotel brands.

Tina Hughan, Head of Marketing for ASSA ABLOY UK, said, 
“Between the two businesses, we have a huge amount to talk about at this year’s Counter Terror Expo.

“Through years of experience in large and complex specifications, across commercial, public sector and industrial projects, ASSA ABLOY has tailored its product ranges to provide a complete high security offering, operating to the most stringent security and access standards.”

For further information please visit ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions and ASSA ABLOY Security Doors on Stand K65 at the Counter Terror Expo or log on to www.assaabloy.co.uk/securitysolutions or www.assaabloy.co.uk/securitydoors


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Thursday, 27 February 2014

Universal Facility Furniture from Union

UNION has enhanced its Easy+Clean™ Facility Furniture with the introduction of universal handing, offering the same easy-to-open and clean-to-use product to end-users, whilst making it is easier to stock.

The popular facility furniture – having been used across a broad range of healthcare and education environments thanks to its innovative TouchClean® technology, a nanotechnology coating used to reduce the risk of bacteria being spread from the surface of the ironmongery – has been enhanced to offer universal handing, addressing stockists’ common concern of limited space and having to stock multiple variants.

The Easy+Clean™ Facility Furniture remains compatible on any project – whether left or right-handing is required – while stocking the universal variant takes up less space when storage is at a premium.

Changing the handing is a quick and convenient adjustment – by simply removing the screw and locking collar from the pre-assembled product, sliding off the bolt and reaffixing to the desired handing, the process is complete and the furniture is operational straight away.

The simple change makes UNION’s Easy+Clean Facility Furniture ideal for a busy site environment, offering a quick adjustment, and saving the customers on both time and hassle.

Lorna Ardern, Product Category Manager, Architectural Hardware for ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, said: 
“We have simply taken a popular product, and made it more suited to stockist locations, where storage is at a premium. It’s important that our stockists don’t miss out on valuable sales and contract opportunities because of stock limitations, and this is a way of addressing that issue.

“The Easy+Clean Facility Furniture has always been a popular product thanks to UNION’s TouchClean® technology – an anti-bacterial coating helping to improve infection control and reduce the risk of bacteria being transmitted from the surface of the ironmongery. Now it’s even easier to take advantage of the sales opportunity.”

For budget flexibility, UNION’s universal handing facility furniture is also available in a basic variant, without the TouchClean® coating.





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Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Bedfordshire firm opens more doors to international trade


Jewers Doors, a family-owned business based in Biggleswade, recently completed a prestigious contract to supply new doors for an Asiana Airlines airport hangar at Incheon International Airport in South Korea.  With 50 per cent of the firm’s revenue coming from exports, this order represented the latest in a series of global contracts for the company which designs, manufactures and installs aircraft hangar doors for commercial airlines, armed forces, corporate jets, VVIPs and royal facilities as well specialist industrial doors for numerous applications.

Established in 1983 by Nigel Jewers and now run by sons Chris, Mark and Jonathan Jewers, the company has sought UKTI support in recent years to help consolidate its position as the leading global supplier in this specialised industry. In 2005 the company responded to an overseas business opportunity on the UKTI website and was referred for support to UKTI’s sector specialist for the airports and aerospace sector.
“Our principal overseas markets are the Middle East, the Far East and Europe,” say Chris Jewers, Managing Director. “We were interested to find out more about how UKTI could help us to build on our achievements in these territories, initially through overseas trade shows, which offer a great way to meet new customers, launch new products and assess the competition.”

In 2006 the company secured a UKTI Trade Access Programme (TAP) grant, which enabled it to exhibit at the Airport Build and Supply exhibition in Dubai. The company has since exhibited at other trade shows in India and China, with support provided through the TAP programme.
“Exhibiting at overseas trade shows provides UKTI clients with a number of advantages,” said Lucy Lambden of UKTI’s Customer Services Team. “Most obviously, they offer opportunities for attendees to raise the profile of the business, introduce and promote new products, seek agents and distributors, and ultimately provide companies with the opportunity to increase their sales and exports.” Lucy added, “However, a significant proportion of firms participate in trade fairs for other reasons, such as relationship building, gathering of market information and to assess the competition.”

Jewers Doors has also participated in UKTI export development programmes for new and experienced exporters – Passport to Export and Gateway to Global Growth – both one-year programmes which assist UK companies with development of export strategies to target new overseas markets. Both programmes helped Jewers Doors establish an on-going relationship with UKTI and its trade advisers.

The company has also taken part in UKTI’s Export Marketing Research Scheme (EMRS), which provided advice on researching new and existing export markets, enabling Jewers Doors to fine tune its future strategy. “The EMRS identified that the United Arab Emirates was a continuing ‘high growth market’ for our sector,” says Chris Jewers, “which enabled us to focus our export efforts effectively, both here and in other viable target markets.”

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is currently the UK’s largest civil export market across the Middle East and North Africa. It is the UK’s 13th largest export of goods market, at around £5.1 billion, and is designated as one of UKTI’s High Growth Markets.

The Phoenix industrial doors division of Jewers Doors, headed by Phoenix Director, Mark Jewers, recently returned from TRAKO, a rail exhibition in Poland which had UKTI support. Mark Jewers says: "UKTI were the dominant visitors to our stand and always offering their services within their respected territories. The interpreter they provided was well educated, spoke perfect English and soon taught himself about our product range."

UKTI has played an important part in supporting the international success of Jewers Doors: during 2013-14, in excess of £1 million of the company’s export trade was attributable to the help and assistance they received from the organisation.
“The advice we have received from UKTI has been of significant value to Jewers Doors in terms of helping us tap into new overseas opportunities,” says Chris Jewers.

To find out more about UK Trade and Investment services in the East of England contact your local International Trade team:

Tel:  0845 641 99550845 641 9955
Email: info@uktieast.org.uk
Website:  www.ukti.gov.uk
 





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Tuesday, 25 February 2014

BWF to provide expert advice for architects at Ecobuild

Architects looking for technical advice on the selection and correct specification of high performance timber joinery products will get guidance from the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) this year at Ecobuild.

BWF will be exhibiting alongside the Wood Awards to promote the launch of call for entries for this year’s awards and to offer advice regarding high performance timber products within the Wood Window Alliance, BWF-CERTIFIRE scheme and BWF Stair Scheme.

Wood is the only natural sustainable material and plays a key role in sustainable construction but BWF are also keen to warn architects and specifiers of the potential dangers of specifying non third-party certificated or accredited products.

Iain McIlwee, BWF Chief Executive, said:
“Ecobuild is a great opportunity for both the Wood Awards and BWF to showcase what wood is capable of, but also to make clear the risks of specifying products that don’t live up to the high standards we expect of sustainability-conscious buildings.”

In addition to Ecobuild, BWF and the Wood Awards will also be exhibiting towards the end of the year at the 100% Design show at Earls Court from 17 to 20 September.

BWF and the Wood Awards will be at stands S856 and S860 in the South Hall at Ecobuild.

www.bwf.org.uk/choose-wood




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Monday, 24 February 2014

Deadline Approaches for New Health & Safety Poster


From April all UK workplaces must display a new and updated Health & Safety Law Poster but many organisations are currently unaware that the new legislation is fast approaching according to workplace equipment supplier Slingsby.

The company supplies more than 35,000 workplace products across all industries and was one of the first to start selling the new poster in 2009.  Workplaces have been required to display the current Health & Safety poster in a prominent position since 1999, as part of the Health and Safety Information for Employees Regulations (HSIER).

However from 5th April 2014, all workplaces will need to have the newly designed poster in place.  In addition a new pocket card has been produced to replace the Health & Safety leaflets that have to be circulated to employees based off-site.

Lee Wright, Marketing Director at Slinsgby, explains: 
“The old Health & Safety law poster is a familiar sight but it’s visually unappealing with too much small text and despite it being easily recognisable to millions of people; very few have ever read it.  The new poster is designed to be easy to digest, with less text and it contains colour images which immediately make it more eye catching. 

“Another change is that employers are no longer required to write contact details for local enforcing authorities and Employment Medical Advisory Services on the new poster.  Instead there’s a helpline that employees can call with any queries. 

“We’ve been selling the updated poster since it was first unveiled but we know from our regular site visits to businesses across all industries, that lots of organisations are still using the old poster and the majority of these are unaware that these changes are just a few months away so there will be lots that miss the deadline.”

Lee adds: 
“Another development on the new poster is that each one includes a hologram and serial number in the bottom right corner to certify that it’s genuine because even Health & Safety posters can fall victim to counterfeiters.”

Prices for the new Health & Safety Law Poster start at £7.50+VAT at www.slingsby.com





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Sunday, 23 February 2014

Record Mustang Numbers For Special Anniversary Races


 
  • Two spectacular showdowns celebrate 50 years of the Ford Mustang
  • Official UK birthday party for World’s best-selling ‘classic’ car
  • US racers boost the Silverstone Classic grids

The legendary Ford Mustang turns 50 this year – a milestone that’s being celebrated in style at this summer’s award-winning Silverstone Classic (25-27 July).

Historic racing’s biggest and busiest event has been chosen by the Mustang Owners Club for its official golden anniversary homage to the most celebrated of all American muscle cars and a host of dazzling displays, pulsating parades and dramatic demonstrations are planned.

The fantastic festivities, though, are topped by a pair of very special showdowns staged on the full Silverstone Grand Prix circuit which will be two of the major highlights on the busy weekend’s action-packed racing schedule. These will feature a record number of competition-prepared Mustangs with cars coming from all round the globe to join the celebrations.

 To ensure a massive turn-out, grids will include Mustangs conforming to the FIA’s Appendix K technical regulations – as regularly raced throughout Europe in the popular Pre-1966 Touring Cars series run by Masters Historic Racing – as well as a one-off ‘invitation class’ for slightly more modified machines.

“We are hoping to attract a total of around 25 racing Mustangs and that certainly will be biggest gathering ever assembled on one grid,” said Rachel Bailey, Events Manager at Masters Historic Racing, which is administering entries. “News about the Mustang’s 50th birthday bash at Silverstone is stirring up interest worldwide. We already have cars being shipped from the States and are also expecting several other significant entries from overseas. To see so many amazing Mustangs in action is going to be a really fitting tribute to such an iconic car.”

While the mighty multitude of merry Mustangs will top the bill, the massive fields packed with more than 50 starters will also include other notable ‘Yank Tanks’ from the same golden era of saloon car racing such as Ford Falcons and Ford Galaxies. While Silverstone’s long straights will suit the phalanxes of thundering V8 American muscle cars, the transatlantic invaders will be given a tough time by crowd-pleasing Lotus Cortinas, BMW TiSas and three-wheeling Mini Coopers on the circuit’s newer, twistier sections.

With such an impressive guest list, this is one birthday party no one will want to miss. Indeed, tickets for this summer’s edition of the World’s Biggest Classic Motor Racing Festival are already selling fast with fans taking advantage of considerable ‘early-bird’ savings. Full details can be found on the official www.silverstoneclassic.com website.
 





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Saturday, 22 February 2014

Help Floods in from Toolstation


Toolstation recently held a special fundraising day for the RNLI’s Flood Rescue Team. All its members are trained volunteers, including RNLI Burnham on Sea team members Tim Walters (left)) and Ashley Chappell, shown here.

The Bridgwater company is a major sponsor of this highly trained unit which specialises in search and rescue work in fast moving flood water across the UK. Demand for its services has been at an unprecedented level in recent weeks responding to the UK floods.

Toolstation’s special fund raising day was held in conjunction with the RNLI’s SOS day, and the company organised a number of sponsored events such as a Sixties or Seventies fancy dress day, a treasure hunt and a cake decorating competition. Additional fund raising activities were held across Toolstation’s 148 branches nationwide, and the company also took part in a national sweepstake based on all the RNLI life boat stations. All money raised will be given to the RNLI Flood Rescue Team.

Toolstation’s Managing Director Neil Carroll said that he was delighted to see such a strong response from everyone in the company.
“Flooding across the UK has reached exceptional levels and the RNLI’s Flood Rescue Team has been working nonstop to help people and communities in the affected areas,” he said.

“Since we took on the position of corporate sponsor for the Flood Rescue Team in 2010, one of our key aims has been to help raise funds and support its wide range of operational activities. The team does not receive government funding and we are pleased that everyone at Toolstation was willing to support and raise more money for such a great cause.”

Robin Goodlad, RNLI Flood Response Manager, said: 
“Demand for our services continues to grow fast, and our volunteer teams were deployed as recently as January evacuating people from flooded homes in Wales. Since our formation in 2000, we now have around 250 trained volunteers divided into teams around the UK and Ireland to respond to incidents of inland flooding. Although Flood Rescue Team members are lifeboat crew, they undertake specialist training in order to work in flood water, which behaves differently to the sea water they are used to. They are also equipped with specialist equipment to enable them to carry out their vital work.

“We’re really grateful for the support of Toolstation in funding our training and equipment and for taking part in our major fundraising day.”

About Toolstation
Toolstation is one of Britain’s fastest growing suppliers to the trade and home improvers. Stocking a wide range of tools and hardware products, its catalogue is packed with over 11,000 quality products at low trade prices, including top brands and trade essentials.

Customers can purchase 7 days a week at over 150 branches across the UK, online at Toolstation.com, on Freephone 0808 100 72110808 100 7211 or on mobile friendly number 0330 333 3303.
All of Toolstation’s product lines are stocked items and branch stock levels can even be checked online. Orders placed online or by phone before 6pm are despatched for next business day with free delivery on orders over £10.




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Friday, 21 February 2014

SWS UK announce a New Triple Chamber Rubber Seal on SeceuroGlide Range

A new rubber seal has been developed for use in the SWS range of SeceuroGlide roller garage doors. 

This new rubber seal, which is compatible with the SeceuroSense remote control system, will provide a neater finish when the door closes and improved weather sealing.

The new rubber seal will be supplied on SeceuroGlide, SeceuroGlide Excel, SeceuroGlide Manual and SeceuroGlide LT manufactured from Monday 3rd March.

Previous rubber seals used with the optical safety edge system used an external flap to provide the weather sealing but this new rubber seal replaces this with an extra chamber. This extra chamber provides a more consistent seal than a flap and can also accomodate greater variation in the garage floor.

Replacing the flap with a chamber now enables the rubber seal to enter the guide rails and a new set of blocks have been developed alongside this new rubber seal to enable this to happen. This alteration provides a neater finish at the base of the guide rails and improved weather sealing.

SeceuroGlide Excel will be supplied with a shorter block fitted at each end which allows for the thickness of the steel plate fitted at the base of the guide rail.

The optical cells for the safety edge system are located in the middle chamber of the rubber seal. 

Any gaps present at the bottom of the door which are due to uneven surfaces will require adjustments to the garage floor to overcome this. This rubber seal is not currently available with SeceuroGlide Compact doors.

For further information on this change, please contact your SWS account manager on 01524 77241301524 772413

 



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Thursday, 20 February 2014

Leaderflush Shapland Offers The Full Spectrum


Bringing together market leading knowledge, expertise and professional capability, Leaderflush Shapland has introduced the Spectrum doorset – combining its timber door solutions with its Laidlaw ironmongery to provide a complete doorset solution.

Hinging on the knowledge, expertise and critically, capability of service, that both Laidlaw and Leaderflush Shapland has to offer, the integration of the two companies allows for a more responsive approach to customer needs, enabling Leaderflush Shapland to provide the expert level of help and advice that is expected right from the very early stages of specification.

Spectrum has, in part, been developed in preparation for upcoming legislative CE Marking requirements for internal doorsets, which are due to become the industry standard in 2015. By providing a complete doorset solution ahead of this deadline, Leaderflush Shapland can ensure specifiers and architects stay one step ahead.

The concept behind the amalgamation is simple – by combining any door leaf design from Leaderflush Shapland with any of Laidlaw’s ironmongery ranges, Leaderflush Shapland can provide a totally integrated doorset solution; Spectrum, which combines the very best of Laidlaw and Leaderflush Shapland’s product offerings.

The advantages of factory preparation cannot be overstressed. Whether for aesthetic reasons, to reduce the amount of on-site work during installation or to optimise the accuracy and efficiency of the working doorset, the time and effort put into preparing the door and frame in the factory for the glazing and ironmongery pays dividends.

This is particularly so with items such as pivot sets, concealed door closers, lockcases and hinges where sections of timber need to be removed from the door and/or frame. All Leaderflush Shapland Spectrum doorsets are fully factory prepared for all the major ironmongery items except for surface mounted items. Hinges, door leaves and frames are factory machined and in the case of lift-off hinges, the hinges are pre-fitted.

By consolidating ranges from the two companies to provide one complete solution, architects and specifiers alike can benefit from leading product expertise as well as a whole host of added practical and aesthetic benefits, the likes of which include certified performance, whereby the performance characteristics of the entire door, including ironmongery, are tested as one complete unit – this ensures the doorset is compliant with the likes of fire or acoustic testing requirements, for example.

What’s more, by opting for an integrated doorset solution, like Spectrum, specifiers can also be sure that all components are fully compliant with relevant BS/EN standards and CE marking too.

Ash Malhan, Managing Director of Leaderflush Shapland said:
“By bringing together the outstanding levels of knowledge and expertise from Laidlaw and Leaderflush Shapland, we’re able to provide a professional, integrated doorset solution. Independently and as one, Leaderflush Shapland and Laidlaw are dedicated to delivering professional products and solutions – by co-ordinating the two to create Spectrum makes perfect sense.”

For further information on Leaderflush Shapland or to download your copy of the Spectrum brochure visit www.leaderflushshapland.co.uk .




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Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Union Supplies Luxury Student Accommodation


The Printworks offers new, independent student apartments, which are conveniently situated between the city and the University. The modern building provides a range of facilities and services based on feedback and suggestions from students, including a cinema room, well-equipped gym and an on-site café.

The residences were fitted throughout with 596 of UNION’s Optimus3 modular lockcases, providing reliable access to the student homes.

The Optimus3 range is tested as suitable for high frequency use, making it the ideal choice for the heavy demands of student accommodation.
Specifying the correct duty of products will reduce maintenance costs throughout the lifecycle of the building and in this particular case keep disruption to the students to a minimum.

Speaking on the installation, Stephen Besley from SWS Ironmongery, said: 
“The Optimus3 latch is easily reversible, which simplified the installation process for us, while its profiled shape enables smooth operation. The spindle-gripping feature further enhances its performance by reducing the potential to rattle, which is beneficial in student accommodation where it is likely to endure aggressive use by multiple students.”

“All-in-all, UNION offered features that would normally only be found on more expensive lockcases, such as the splinter guard for the strike plate.”

Colston Hendy, Regional Sales Manager for ASSA ABLOY UK, said: 
“As well as having a uniform footprint throughout the entire range, the lockcases also feature a two-piece forend that can be easily removed when doors are being painted or repaired, saving time and costs on routine maintenance work.

“UNION has extensive experience in educational building projects; using this knowledge we have developed products which can save time when installing and carrying out repair and maintenance work, which is crucial in buildings which are prone to wear and tear.”

Fully tested to BS EN 12209 and CE Marked, the Optimus3 range from UNION has been assessed by Certifire for use on 30 and 60-minute fire doors. The escape lock, supplied with a split spindle is tested to EN179, making it suitable for use on emergency escape route doors when used with the 1000 series lever furniture.

For further information on UNION’s products and design solutions please visit www.uniononline.co.uk.

 

 
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Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Europe Signs up to ARGE EPD Plans


ARGE has announced its plans for delivering generic Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) by Summer 2015, with 11 member associations from across Europe already committed.

After completing its presentations to all member country associations, ARGE has received an overwhelmingly positive response to its proposals for the delivery of generic EPDs.

Member associations from Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK have all agreed to run ARGE EPDs, with Czech Republic and Poland likely to follow in their footsteps.

The project, which is due to commence in April 2014 in order to meet a Summer 2015 deadline, will have detailed plans drawn up and agreed during February. This will enable members to commit to the programme by the end of March, when a resourced and time-lined delivery plan will be in place.

Speaking on the importance of delivering generic EPDs, ARGE’s General Secretary, Joachim Kieker said:  
“There is no denying that the construction landscape has altered, with the changes brought in under the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) and the shift in attitude toward sustainability, which has seen it take centre stage on many CSR policies.

“Generic EPDs are crucial in adapting to this changing market and we have actively encouraged all our members to engage with our journey to delivering them. It is very positive to see so many of our member associations already agreeing to run the EDPs and we now have a clear roadmap for making these a tangible asset by 2015.”

Further announcements will soon be made on the official EPD provider. To stay up to date follow the ARGE Linked In page at http://www.linkedin.com/company/arge or visit the website www.arge.org.

 



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Monday, 17 February 2014

An Ideal Union for MKM and Assa Abloy


MKM Building Supplies and UNION, part of ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, a division of ASSA ABLOY, have been working together to strengthen the builders’ merchant’s security offering.

Delivering an offering that best suits its customer profile, MKM, which has recently opened its 41st branch as part of its wider expansion plans, has improved and updated its hardware and security portfolio.

Achieving great success with its door sales, MKM was keen to replicate this within the hardware category and has been working with ASSA ABLOY and primarily the UNION brand to create an offering inline with customer demand, as well as lock and hardware trends.

UNION, which recently updated its product offering for merchants led by its ‘We Are UNION’ campaign and mortice range upgrades, was best placed to advise on and tailor a high performing range for MKM, which would help bolster sales in this sector.

Introducing UNION’s market-leading StrongBOLT™ range, which already has proven success and effective point of sale support for merchants, MKM will now also stock UNION’s new panic exit devices - Eximo and its Retro3 door closers, which are an ideal retrofit solution. In addition, the growing builders’ merchant group will also offer a streamlined Yale product portfolio.
 
Speaking on the new range, Rachel Waugh, from MKM Building Supplies said: 
“MKM has grown significantly and had phenomenal success over recent years, as a result we have been carefully scrutinising all product ranges to see where further improvements can be made and make the success replicable across all areas of the business.

“Door sales have always been a profitable area for us, but by comparison hardware sales have under-performed. To understand this better we wanted to work with a supplier who could advise and create a recommended listing for growing this area. In addition to delivering products that have the support of a brand names such as UNION and Yale, they were also able to develop a tailored range that would help support our sales objectives.”

David Wigglesworth, Managing Director of ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, added: 
“As a manufacturer we feel it is important to constantly update our product offering, whether that be through higher testing standards, creating more variants or improved point of sale displays, but that is only part of our role. It is equally important that we support our stockists’ growth plans, and one of the ways we can do this is by developing tailored ranges and advising on product portfolios, as we have done with MKM.

“MKM is on a real growth path at the moment and we are very pleased to be working alongside and supporting such a successful business. MKM has a great product offering and loyal customer base, making them a crucial partner for us, who we will continue to work with to help realise both MKM’s and ASSA ABLOY’s ambitions.”


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Sunday, 16 February 2014

Flooding Facts - How they affect you as a Motorist

Flooding the Facts

Richard Yarrow is a freelance journalist who edits the AA’s customer magazine - you can can see the latest issue here. There’s a feature written in conjunction with the Environment Agency (EA), about the dangers that flooding can present drivers.

In commenting about the article he said:

"Clearly we got the timing bang on and the advice has proved more appropriate than we could ever have imagined. The horror of what’s been on TV since Christmas can only be imagined and thankfully loss of life seems minimal.

"In writing the feature, the EA supplied me some flooding facts – stuff I hadn’t really appreciated. For example, just 30cm of flowing water can be enough to move the average family car. Double it to 60cm and that same vehicle will simply float away."


Here’s a few more scary ones for you: 
  • An egg-cup of water in your engine’s cylinders can be enough to wreck it.
  •  If the speed of flood water doubles, the force it exerts on you and your car quadruples.
  • A third of flood-related deaths involve people drowning in a vehicle.
  • Fast-flowing water that’s just 15cm deep can be enough to knock you off your feet.
  • In water that’s waist high, a flow rate of one metre per second mean you will struggle to stay upright. Double it, and you and everyone else will be washed off their feet.

http://www.theaamagazine.com/index.php

Richard added some recent personal experience:
  
"I live in Suffolk, a long way from any of the badly affected areas of the UK. Yet even some of our relatively flat roads – particularly where there are low points close to fields – are currently flooded.

"What has amazed me most is the number of motorists who I’ve witnessed just driving straight through, barely pausing to change down a gear. I've got a full-sized seven-seat SUV and I’ve thought twice about going through a couple of the larger ones. I certainly wouldn’t venture into moving water.

"Needless to say, I’ve seen a couple of abandoned cars. Unsurprisingly, they were of a type where the owners had no business being there. Why would you drive through something more than a foot deep in a supermini? What were these people thinking?!

"Clearly it never dawned on them. A survey commissioned by the AA and EA found 54 per cent of people would drive through moving flood water, potentially risking their lives. Equally worryingly, 42 per cent said they would blindly follow the vehicle in front if it had got through successfully."


The information you need to avoid becoming a victim of flooding is here.






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Saturday, 15 February 2014

How to Organize Space In Your Garage and Use It For Activities

For many homeowners, a garage represents a sanctuary – a place where they can work on projects in inclement weather, store out-of-season holiday decorations, and just generally be alone to toil in peace. 
 
Unfortunately, there will come a time when that holiday décor seems to multiply exponentially and those projects start stacking up on top of each other. 
 
When a garage becomes cluttered, it offers no calm and is instead a source of agitation every time you attempt to pull your vehicle in there. It's time to stop that mess from causing distress with these tips on organizing garage space.

Get Rid of Junk
There's a big difference between 'organizing' and 'putting your junk somewhere else.' The first step in getting a garage back to a functioning area is removing unwanted items. It doesn't have to be an arduous task. Think of it as a money making or charitable undertaking. The aptly named garage sale is a great place to start getting rid of decorations, tools, toys, etc. that are no longer of use and are simply taking up space. Even renting a scrap dumpster (skip) to get rid of old appliances and metal items can earn a pretty nice financial return. Donating old coats and other clothes also serves a two-fold purpose: it clears out your space and it provides for those in need.

A recommended task when clearing out junk in the garage is taking everything completely out of the area and into the yard and sorting out items into piles of keeping and trashing. When the garage is empty, it also presents a great time for a fresh coat of paint. It's also an opportunity to call in garage door manufacturers in Canada to give the opener and tension springs a tune-up.

Raise the Roof
If your garage has the room, using the roof to store things helps clear up usable space on the floor and walls. Shelves that hang from the ceiling are great for storing seasonal items like camping gear, coolers, or holiday decorations.

Create a Stack Up Plan
The garage provides perfect storage for items like sidewalk salt, bird feed and dog food, but those large bags take up valuable activity space. Creating a plan to store these items can improve the looks of the garage and free up a lot of room. Some examples include keeping the feed in stackable metal containers that can sit on top of each other away in a corner or square plastic totes that are kept inconspicuously out of sight.

Get Hooked
Another nuisance to garage organization is stacked up rakes, shovels, and other lawn maintenance equipment. Placing hooks on a pegboard or a special track enables these items and others such as lawn trimmers or hedge clippers to be stored where more space is freed up and the tools are safely off the ground (see image above).

Cabinet Integration
 The next time a friend or neighbour remodels their kitchen, ask if you can take the old cabinets off their hands. The units can be sanded and restored to provide a great addition to your garage. The cabinets not only add a sense of finishing to a garage, they serve as a great place to discretely store those loose items such as paint cans, weed whacker (strimmer) string, and other things that can be an eyesore.
 
Shelves Are a Must
One of the principal rules of making room in the garage for activities is to store up, not out. Shelves help accomplish this by using their space efficiently to store items in an easy to see and grab manner. Without shelving in place, the area above any item in the garage is dead space but these units help to increase the efficiency of every square inch in the room.

Other Tips
One key idea to keep in mind when creating a garage organization plan is that everything must have its place. When a particular tool or decoration has a place where it belongs, it's easier to put that item back in its spot when done using. This is also good practice in general – put things back in their spot each time as soon as you're done with them. This might be a helpless task with kids in the home but it's good to at least implement some sort of use-and-replace rule.

With these tips in hand, an organized garage doesn't have to be a mirage.
 
 
Editor's note: Whist this piece was written with the Canadian market in mind it does provide some useful ideas for Homeowners in the UK to de-clutter their garages.

 




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Friday, 14 February 2014

60/60 Vision From D R Services

 
Having good eyesight might be referred to as 20-20 vision, but in the architectural world maintaining a high level of visibility or transparency while still enjoying 60/60 fire protection is seen as an almost insurmountable challenge. Unless, that is, you are aware of DR Services’ new MetFlam offering which is suitable for fire doors and screens.

The Harlow based architectural glazing specialist is the UK’s sole provider of the well proven and fully certificated MetFlam system which complies with BS476 Part 22 and BS-EN 1634: 1999. The company offers a full design, specification, fabrication and installation service that sees the high performance doors and screens being utilized in retail, commercial and other publically accessible buildings.

Both non-fire rated and fire rated solutions are available under the MetFlam brand, though the flagship DR-yc Fire is capable of delivering up to 60 minutes integrity, and is widely recognized as the ultimate in fire glazing technology.

In common with most of DR Services work, MetFlam specifications normally concern contracts where aesthetics are considered paramount, with the slender 25 mm stiles that surround the glass being easily assimilated into properties featuring frameless glazing or structural glazing. The stiles are available in powder coated steel or stainless steel.

In an emergency situation, however, evacuation becomes the main priority and it is critical that escape routes remain usable for the full period specified.

The ‘integrity’ element to fire rating relates to the period of time that a barrier will contain flames and hot gases; but ‘insulation’ could be just as important with the amount of heat being radiated through the glass potentially making it impossible for people to pass behind.

The 60/60 rated MetFlam fire doorsets can therefore restrict the temperature rise on the protected side of the glass to 1300 degrees above ambient for a full hour; as well as containing the fire itself. And this performance can be offered on doors of up to 2500mm in height.

Delivery periods vary depending on quantity and complexity, but a turnaround of four weeks is quoted on most contracts.

For more details call D R Services on 01279 445277, e-mail info@drservices.co.uk or look at website www.drservices.co.uk.





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