Friday, 31 October 2014

P C Henderson introduces stylish and practical new Twinbolt locking system

P C Henderson, leading international manufacturer of door hardware systems, is pleased to introduce the innovative new Twinbolt system to its customers. 
 
This now enables the door to be locked internally at the top and bottom of the door by turning one handle 90 degrees, removing the need to manually engage two flush bolts. 
 
With over 90 years’ experience in the manufacture of door hardware systems, P C Henderson identified the demand in the residential architectural market for the Twinbolt, offering two points of discreet security with throw rods top and bottom.

Designed for easy installation, this system unlike many others on the market requires minimal routing and additional adjustment to the supplied components, the Twinbolt offers many benefits to the joiner and the customer.
 
The new concealed locking system can be specified alongside Securefold accommodating a timber door weight of 100kg for exterior applications. A sleek handle provides a modern and stylish finish. Routing detail cover strips can also be specified in three colour options of black, white and brown to match the door finish.

Andrew Royle, UK Commercial Director at P C Henderson comments:
“The new Twinbolt locking system offers an alternative to customers who do not want to have to manually engage two flush bolts when locking the swing door. Without compromising on security, the throw rods are engaged simultaneously by turning the satin finish handle 90 degrees which then locks the door into position.”
For added security and convenience Twinbolt incorporates the Yale Securiturn™ Removable Thumbturn. This provides the flexibility of a keyed cylinder lock when required whilst allowing the use of a thumbturn for everyday convenience which can easily be removed when required by using the specialist tool provided within the kit. Henderson products are designed with ease of installation in mind and also durability to provide the upmost value for money.
 
P C Henderson’s online EXPERT service is totally free and offers fast and accurate specification and a no obligation quotation for all projects.

To download the latest digital brochure please visit www.pchenderson.com

P C Henderson Ltd
Durham Road, Bowburn
County Durham
DH6 5NG
England

Tel: +44 (0) 191 377 0701
 
P C Henderson is a member of the Door & Hardware Federation which represents all the key manufacturers and installers of industrial, commercial, pedestrian and garage doors and powered gates, as well as manufacturers of locks, building hardware and architectural ironmongery.


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Thursday, 30 October 2014

Combining innovative design and high performance in new sports centre

 
A new sports and leisure centre has installed 133 Leaderflush Shapland Laidlaw performance timber doorsets as part of its drive to create a state-of-the-art facility.

Leaderflush Shapland Laidlaw was selected to work alongside Graham Construction on the £17million Michael Woods Sports and Leisure Centre development in Glenrothes, Kirkcaldy, because of its ability to create doorset solutions that meet the varied performance and design demands of a leisure environment.

The centre’s facilities include an eight-lane short course championship 25m pool, training and teaching pools, seating for 250 spectators and an 80-station fitness suite as well as a café, administration area and meeting rooms. Leaderflush Shapland Laidlaw worked closely with Graham Construction and architects Cre8 Architecture during the specification process to identify the best products for each application and address project specific requirements. 
 
This included specifying Leaderflush Shapland Laidlaw’s innovative Envision door facing. Envision enables the intricate detail of high definition, photographic images to be incorporated into a factory assembled doorset. The image or design is digitally reverse painted and encapsulated behind 2mm of material, providing protection against wear.

This design capability allowed clear, bright graphics of activities, such as weightlifting and swimming, or objects, such as showerheads, to be incorporated into doors to help people navigate their way around the building.

Leaderflush Shapland Laidlaw’s Group Marketing Manager Shafiq Sharif says: 
“We worked with the architects to identify the best solutions for each situation and because of the flexible nature of Leaderflush Shapland Laidlaw’s products we could tailor them to meet specific requirements. For example, the image of a camera on the viewing platform doorset runs from the door face onto the glass. This meant we had to change the pigment slightly in the Envision material to match the manifestation colour.”
Also specified was the Plasform WR performance doorset which is designed for use in wet areas such as swimming pools and changing rooms. Plasform WR’s fully sealed cores and glazing systems offer enhanced water resistance in addition to the PVC encapsulation that characterises the Plasform range. This provides protection against the daily demands of leisure environments, in which fixtures are exposed to humidity, water and chlorine based disinfectants.

Leaderflush Shapland Laidlaw’s expertise, combined with its range of performance products, ensure it is able to create solutions that rise to these specific challenges, which is why contractors such as Graham Construction value it so highly as a partner on leisure sector projects.
 
About Leaderflush Shapland Laidlaw
 
As 2 great brands Leaderflush Shapland and Laidlaw Ironmongery manufacture performance doorsets and are a leading supplier of architectural ironmongery to the healthcare, education, leisure and the commercial sectors. Together they are a leading partner in providing an integrated solution for doorsets and ironmongery where the highest performance levels and specialist requirements are called for.
 
For more information please visit: www.leaderflushshapland.co.uk

 

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Wednesday, 29 October 2014

How Tradesmen Can Offer Homeowners Peace Of Mind

Recent statistics have revealed that home burglaries increase by 20% during winter evenings. As doors are the main point of access into a property, particular attention should be paid to ensure that these areas are secure. 
 
In celebration of National Home Security Month (October 2014), Martin Smith, product manager at IronmongeryDirect, looks at how tradespeople can advise customers on the security options available to keep their homes protected.

With the nights drawing in, homeowners and businesses are becoming increasingly aware of the need to make their premises more secure. Fortunately, there are countless products on the market that can help protect a property but it makes sense for tradespeople to suggest high-quality security products that are easy to install and cost-effective.
 
 Mortice locks are the perfect security solution for external doors as they have solid deadlocks and hardened steel rollers that are drill and force resistant, therefore providing robust and durable protection. The A-Spec BS36215 Lever Deadlock is one of the most popular locks on the market because it is drill, pick and force resistant, and the stainless steel anti-thrust and anti-saw bolt provides ultimate peace of mind and security. As deadlocks can only be opened with a key, it prevents thieves from smashing glass panels to open the door from the inside.

 
Tradespeople should also recommend locks that have been tested and certified to British Standard 3621:2004. They provide exceptional security because they have been rigorously tested for burglar resistance, which includes lock picking and tampering. It is worth noting that many insurance companies recognise this British Standard and will reduce their premiums accordingly. Examples of locks which conform to this standard are the Yale Double Locking Nightlatch .

Kickstop door reinforcing products are designed specifically to reinforce and strengthen the door and frame around existing locks and hinges. They don’t require locking or bolting, and once fitted they automatically provide additional physical security every time the door is closed and locked. As such they are recommended by the Metropolitan Police to protect against ‘kick-in’ attacks.

If the door in question doesn’t have a window or other means of checking who’s at the door, it is also worth suggesting the installation of a door viewer. To enhance safety, electronic door viewers offer a contemporary and state-of-the-art way of securing premises. The door viewer displays a live image of who is entering the grounds which is more accurate than using a standard door viewer. This clearer image gives the user an additional level of security as they do not have to open the door to unsolicited callers.

Trade professionals who are unsure about any security products can find out more by talking to their supplier.

For more information visit www.IronmongeryDirect.co.uk

Ironmongery Direct
Scimitar Park
Basildon
Essex
SS13 1ND
W: www.IronmongeryDirect.com
T: 0808 168 28 28
E: sales@ironmongerydirect.com
 
 




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Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Squire Introduces ‘Stormproof’ Cover for its Stronghold® Padlocks


A super-tough, all-weather cover has been introduced by Squire with its new Stronghold® Stormproof SS50 and SS65 CEN grade and LPCB approved hi-security padlocks.

Squire’s distinctive black ‘X’ design cover has been designed to fully protect the lock body and key cylinder from exposure to the elements of rain, snow, ice and the sun.

It is made of highly durable, high impact ABS giving the lock excellent resistance against extreme weathers, dirt and sand.


The covers come in two widths of 50mm and 65mm and are recommended to protect Squire’s Stronghold® padlocks against the elements for perimeter gates, warehouses, heavy goods vehicles, trailers, high security doors and garages.

Managing director John Squire, whilst commenting on the outstanding protection against the environment they offer said: 

“These superior quality padlock covers have numerous all-weather applications and they are easy to handle in cold conditions. They reflect our commitment to creating new and innovative products.”

For further information, contact Squire on 01902 308050, visit www.squirelocks.co.uk or email info@henry-squire.co.uk.

 

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Monday, 27 October 2014

Assa Abloy Security Doors Durable Coating


ASSA ABLOY, Security Doors, a division of ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions, manufactures all its doors in Galvanneal steel, ideal for powder coating to increase durability and corrosion resistance.

The hot dipped galvanised steel, originally developed for the automotive industry, offers a coating that is uniformly spread, to provide a consistent appearance over an entire door and its fine matte finish acts as a primer, shielding against rust.

A tightly adherent paint film on galvanneal steel lasts longer then it would on non-galvanized steel because the zinc helps prevent rusting and blistering, which reduces maintenance and replacement expenditure and improves whole life costing.

Nigel Cronin, Sales Manager at ASSA ABLOY Security Doors, said: 
“All our steel doors are manufactured from high quality steel that conforms to both British and European standards. Galvanneal steel offers a far superior coating in comparison to zinc-iron coatings, such as zintec.

“The smooth surface of galvanneal steel is ideal for the polyester powder coating we offer inhouse, which not only improves the aesthetic appearance of paintwork, but also improves scratch and impact resistance, reducing maintenance and replacement expenditure for facilities managers who are under increasing pressure to consider whole life costing.”

For further information please visit www.assaabloy.co.uk or tweet @ASSAABLOYUKLtd




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Sunday, 26 October 2014

‘Brand new’ Lotus Sunbeam for auction

This ‘brand new’ Lotus Sunbeam is on offer
in Silverstone Auctions’ sale at the Lancaster Insurance
Classic Motor Show.

Silverstone Auctions is offering the chance to own a ‘brand new’ hot hatch icon, a 1980 Talbot Lotus Sunbeam, in its auction at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show. The car is presented in immaculate, as new condition, has never been registered and has covered just 193 miles in its lifetime.

The left-hand drive, time warp car was discovered overlooked and ignored as part of a large private collection in Italy by the current vendor. Every single aspect of the car is factory standard and it appears like it has just rolled off the production line. It is estimated at between £24,000 and £28,000 and finished in the evocative colour scheme of Embassy Black with silver decals.

“It’s incredibly rare to discover a historic car that is ‘brand new’ but this is exactly what we have here. Sitting in this amazing example takes you right back to the late 70s and early 80s and the early days of the hot hatchback”, said Nick Whale, managing director, Silverstone Auctions.

The time warp car has never been registered and is preserved
in immaculate condition.

The Talbot Sunbeam-Lotus was one of the most exciting hot hatchbacks to emerge from the 1970s. It originally came about because Chrysler commissioned Lotus to produce an effective entrant for international Group 4 rallying. Lotus took a Sunbeam 1.6GLS shell and installed a 2.2-litre version of the Lotus 16-valve four-cylinder engine and a five-speed ZF gearbox. It proved very effective in rallying, winning the challenging 1980 Lombard-RAC event. The road-going version proved quick and balanced, although it was priced higher than the comparable Chevette HS or Escort RS2000.

The car has only covered 193 miles in its lifetime
 Having never been registered, the buyer of this vehicle will be the first registered keeper in its history. Supplied with all hand books, service books and a fresh UK MoT, this 1980s icon is an incredible find for any collector of modern-classics.

“This really is a time warp car, immaculately preserved. Nothing has been modified and this must surely be the only unregistered and lowest mileage Talbot Lotus Sunbeam in existence”, added Nick.

The vendor describes this vehicle as in "perfect running order” and will be supplied with a NOVA certificate for the new owner to register the car. The car will be auctioned on the 16th of November at the NEC, Birmingham as part of Silverstone Auctions’ two-day sale the Classic Motor Show.

For more information please visit www.silverstoneauctions.com.

 
About Silverstone Auctions

Formed in 2011, Silverstone Auctions is a world-class, specialist auction house for the sale of classic cars, modern supercars, all types of competition cars, modern and historic motorcycles as well as automotive memorabilia.

The company holds the exclusive automotive auction rights for Silverstone circuit and host sales as stand-alone events as well as an integrated element of some of Europe's biggest motorsport events such as the Silverstone Classic Festival.

In addition to sales at the circuit, it also hosts a number of auctions each year at other major classic car events including the NEC Classic Motor Show, Race Retro and for the first time in 2014, Salon Privé.
 

 
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Saturday, 25 October 2014

Centor Integrated Doors win ‘best glazed doors’ at Build It Awards

Centor's UK sales manager Terry Porter (left) and Centor's general manager
Peter Watkins (right) proudly displaying their award

Thousands of hours of development creating new category of doors with built-in screens and shades recognised by industry award.

Tens of thousands of hours of development paid off last night (23/10/14) when Centor Integrated Doors beat off six other door manufacturers to scoop the ‘Best Glazed Doors’ category, presented by Hugh Dennis at the 2014 Build It Awards.

The world’s first integrated doors were launched late last year in the UK and feature concealed hardware and built-in insect screens and shades that retract completely into the doorframes, leaving uninterrupted views of the beautiful world outside. It was this groundbreaking design that caught the judges’ eye, the fact that the door system enables homeowners to control sunlight, insects, privacy and airflow, thereby enabling them to enjoy inside-outside living without compromise.

The groundbreaking doors were the result of a complete transformation of Centor’s business strategy and have taken four years of intensive design to deliver to market. Centor Europe’s General Manager Peter Watkins was at the ceremony to accept the award. 
“Integrated doors have had an amazing reception from homeowners for both their beautiful operation and aesthetics,” he said, adding; “It’s an honour to be recognised for something we’ve put our heart and soul into for years. This award further confirms for us that these doors are destined to change the window and door industry forever.”
Centor’s Managing Director, Nigel Spork added that having a clear direction allowed Centor to produce a world-first design. 
“At Centor, we believe the world is beautiful and our mission has been helping people make the most of the world outside. Traditionally, doors are an inherent compromise,” he said. “Large patio doors have great views, but offer little privacy. Heavy curtains keep houses warm, but make rooms feel small, and insect screens are only needed part of the year but obstruct our views 24/7.”
Mr Spork said that Centor’s expertise gained over the last 63 years had allowed it to develop such a unique product. 
“Centor is the only window and door company in the world to take ownership of the design of all components in a door system, doors, hardware, screens and shades,” he said. “It has allowed us to deliver a design that’s truly considered, down to the last detail and one that’s truly unique with 14 international patents pending for integrated doors ”
Centor Integrated Doors are manufactured in Birmingham to customer specifications. For more details visit www.centor.com


About Centor
Centor is a multi-award-winning company dedicated to the design and manufacture of great-looking and high-performing doors that set the standards for others to follow. Founded in 1951 in Australia, Centor has since expanded across three family generations and six decades of experience to enjoy international success. 
The company’s expertise in all elements of window and door systems (frames, panels, glazing, hardware, screens and shades) has enabled it to develop the world’s first fully integrated door – creating a brand new product category in the process.

Centor’s products have earned the company a series of awards: the AMP National Innovation Award for Australia, two U.S. Crystal Achievement Awards, the Telstra Queensland Business of the Year Award and the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Centor manufactures and distributes its products through a European headquarters in Birmingham and also operates internationally.



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