Thursday, 30 April 2015

Easygates Direct Produce Video on Sliding Powered Gate Safety Legislation


Easygates, Nationwide electric gate automation, access control and safety supplier, have produced a third 3D animation video to depict and re-enforce the core safety messages on sliding power gates.

The video focusses on the information released by the DHF & HSE regarding gate safety legislation and standards, specifically the drawing-in risk on powered sliding gates.

In late 2012 at a residential site in the UK a young child who was riding on a powered gate was carried into the gap between the gate leaf and the supporting pillar, becoming trapped and sustaining serious internal injuries which required surgery.

The child was small enough to be carried through the gap between the vertical bars of the gate leaf and the support pillar. The safety edges fitted on the support pillars failed to prevent this as they were not best positioned to avoid the foreseeable risk from drawing-in and whole body access between the moving gate leaf and stationary parts.

The current standards cover force, speed and recommendations for measurements of hardware, but the hazard of a whole body access is not currently recognised. A formal objection has already been made and the standard is currently being revised, it is anticipated that the revised standard will fully take this issue into account.

View the video below:


Managing director of EasyGates Tony Daniels-Gooding said:
‘Gate designers, installers, suppliers and owners need to be able to recognise and avoid this risk of potentially serious or fatal injury from whole body access. We felt that creating this video would help share this information quickly and easily to the powered gate industry.’
Easygates have over 25 years’ experience in the industry and specialise in gate automation, safety solutions and access control. As ASO Safety Solutions UK competence partners, the company supplies a number of core safety products to the marketplace and is renowned for supplying quality, safety and technical services to a wide range of customers.

www.easygatesdirect.co.uk



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Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Assa Abloy Uk Exhibit At Elf


ASSA ABLOY UK is exhibiting at this year’s European Locksmith Federation Convention, with its brands Mul-T-Lock, UNION and Yale.

Held at The Grand Hotel, Malahide, Dublin, from 22nd-24th May 2014, ASSA ABLOY UK will exhibit on stand 4, showcasing its range of leading solutions for locksmiths, including digital products. Tzachi Wiesenfeld, Executive Vice President Head of ASSA ABLOY EMEA will also present at the international conference, offering an insight into current and future trends in the lock industry.

Visitors to the stand will have the opportunity to get some hands-on experience with technology driven products from Mul-T-lock. Representatives will reveal how locksmiths can enter into access control sales without breaking the bank with SMARTair™ Genesis and will also present ENTR the new key free front door lock.

UNION, an ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions product brand, will display its StrongBOLT® range, known for its superior strength and exceeding the requirements of BS3621: 2007 and will uncover how the extended range can now save locksmiths time, without compromising on quality. UNION will also display their Eximo® Panic and Emergency Exit Device range, as well as their C-series mortice locks.

Yale will reveal how it is leading the way in developing sales opportunities for its locksmith partners, with its digital, smart products including CCTV, Smart Living Keyfree lock and digital door viewer.

Paul Browne, Business Development Director at ASSA ABLOY UK, said:
“The strength of ASSA ABLOY lies in its brands, which include some of the best known and most trusted names in security hardware for locksmiths.

“Mul-T-Lock has always designed products for locksmiths and strives to deliver state-of-the-art products to help customers sell solutions, often into difficult markets. For over 160 years the UNION name has been synonymous with reliable, high quality hardware and is currently developing forward-thinking solutions, whilst maintaining its heritage. Yale is a consumer-preferred brand and is currently way ahead of its competition in terms of its digital product offering and marketing effort that has significantly increased sales opportunities for locksmith partners.

“This European lock conference is the perfect chance for us to showcase the breadth of our offering and invite feedback from our locksmith partners.”
For further information please visit the respective websites:

www.assaabloy.co.uk/securitysolutions | www.yale.co.uk or www.mul-t-lock.co.uk




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Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Campaigners Draw Up Battle Lines to Boost Powered Gate Safety


Gate safety campaigners are once again mounting a high profile drive to raise awareness of the safety risks posed by incorrectly installed and poorly maintained automated gates.

The Door & Hardware Federation Powered Gate Group has declared October 12 - 18 to be Gate Safety Week. Campaigns and activities during the week, and in the months leading up to the event, will hammer home a key message. All those responsible for automated gates - owners, maintainers, installers - must ensure the gates are safe to use.

In recent years, three children and three adults have been killed in gate accidents. It is estimated there are more than 500,000 automated gates in service in the UK, yet it is estimated just 30 per cent of these are safe to use.

Neil Sampson is chairman of the DHF Powered Gate Group which represents Britain’s leading manufacturers, suppliers, installers and maintainers of powered automatic gates and gate automation equipment. Neil said:

“Properly installed and maintained gates are perfectly safe to use - but the majority of them still do not comply with current legislation and are potentially dangerous. Up to 70 per cent of automated gates in use could be unsafe. This proportion is thankfully falling as installation standards in the industry continue to rise, due to responsible manufacturers and installers joining our campaign.
“But we’re acutely aware there’s much more work for us to do - hence our decision to hold another Gate Safety Week event this year. The campaign is all about raising awareness of the dangers of using poorly installed and maintained power gates in the hope that we can prevent any further deaths or injuries.
“We are also aware that unsafe installations are still being carried out by uneducated installers and gate companies who are quite willing to take dangerous short cuts in both gate manufacture and installation. This is something that, as an industry, we can no longer tolerate and by informing specifiers, owners and users alike, we will stop this.”
Last year’s Gate Safety Week campaign successfully got the message across to many thousands of gate owners and those responsible for specifying, managing and maintaining automatic gates.

This year, in the run up to Gate Safety Week, members of the 95-strong DHF Powered Gate Group will be holding events to focus attention on gate safety.

Also, the campaigners will be partnering with a number of influential organisations in the safety, enforcement, inspection, education and security sectors. These organisations are pledging their support to the campaign and will be helping spread awareness of the importance of gate safety.

Extensive advice on gate safety, and more details on the campaign, are available from www.gatesafetyweek.org.uk . The Gate Safety Week help line number is 01827 52337.




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Monday, 27 April 2015

A Cloistered Life for Keylex at Wells Cathedral


Construction of Wells Cathedral commenced in 1175 with constant development and refurbishment ever since. Following the latest phase in the implementation of the current masterplan for the cathedral, it was decided to make a small store room available to the volunteers who run the information desk and the guided tours so that they could have personal lockers and somewhere to store their equipment.

 This room opens directly onto the cloisters and is accessed via a large medieval door. It was impractical to issue keys to all the volunteers but some of the doors in the recent new development already used digital door locks to grant access to those in possession of the relevant door code and these were all working very well. So Jez Fry, the cathedral's Clerk of Works, referred back to the specification for these locks and found them to be Keylex K500 models in dark bronze and lever operated both sides.


Keylex locks are supplied in the UK by Devizes based Relcross Ltd, specifiers and distributors of high performance heavy duty door hardware. Jez readily found their e-commerce site at www.keylex.co.uk which clearly lays out all the options available regarding finishes, door thicknesses and accessories.
"The information on the web site was very useful" said Jez, "It re-assured me that I was ordering the right lock and that it would come with everything needed for the installation, which proved to be very straightforward."

The dark bronze finish harmonises well with the medieval doors as does the entirely mechanical operation that requires no electronics or wiring. The slipping clutch mechanism protects the lock furniture from attempted forced entry, vandalism or just over enthusiastic use.

For further information call 01380 729600 or visit either www.keylex.co.uk for Keylex locks or www.relcross.co.uk for the full range of Relcross door hardware.



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Sunday, 26 April 2015

Corvette Z06’s Track-to-Street Connection Honoured with Exclusive Special Edition


Kentucky USA. – Chevrolet has introduced the 2016 Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition – a road-going, track-capable homage to the Corvette Racing C7.R racecars. It’s offered in Corvette Racing’s signature yellow livery – or black – with coordinated exterior and interior accents.

Only 500 examples of the C7.R Edition will be built when they go on sale later this year – and all will include the Z07 Performance Package with carbon ceramic brakes, as well as a specially serialized vehicle identification number.
“Corvette Racing’s legacy and technology were significant influences on the development of the Corvette Z06 and the new C7.R Edition honors the very direct link between the racecar and the production model,” said Harlan Charles, Corvette product and marketing manager. “It also advances Chevrolet’s plan to offer special-edition models that offer a unique, personal ownership experiences, which become important parts of Corvette’s legacy.”
 The complete list of content and unique features for the 2016 Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition includes:

• Offered on coupe and convertible models with 3LZ trim
• Available in Corvette Racing Yellow Tintcoat (new for 2016) or Black exterior colors
• C7.R Edition graphics package
• Z07 Performance Package with Brembo carbon ceramic brakes and Michelin PS Cup 2 tires
• Yellow brake calipers
• Black wheels with yellow accent strip and Corvette Racing-logo center caps
• Visible carbon fibre ground effects package
• New visible carbon fibre hood section
• Grilles and vents finished in Spectra Gray Metallic
• Jet Black leather interior with sueded microfiber accents on the instrument panel and doors
• Sueded microfiber-trimmed Competition Sport Seat, steering wheel and shifter
• Yellow contrast stitching throughout the interior
• Carbon fibre interior trim package (high-gloss)
• Corvette Racing sill plates
• Numbered C7.R Edition interior plaque showing the build number, starting with VIN 700001
• Special indoor car cover with C7.R graphics.

The Z07 Performance Package includes Brembo carbon ceramic-matrix brake rotors that improve braking performance and contribute to greater handling through reduced un-sprung weight. The Z07 package also includes adjustable front and rear aero components for unprecedented aerodynamic downforce and Michelin Pilot Super Sport Cup 2 tires for enhanced grip.
“The Z07 Performance Package enhances overall performance to make the Corvette Z06 one of the most track-capable cars you can buy off the dealership floor and still drive it to work every day,” said Charles.
“Combined with the 650-horsepower supercharged LT4 engine, true aerodynamic downforce and performance technologies such as Magnetic Ride Control, Performance Traction Management and an electronic limited slip differential, the Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition offers capability matched only by an elite fraternity of the world’s supercars and special-edition exclusivity that is sure to make it an instant collector’s item.”
Additional updates for the 2016 Corvette Z06 include a new, available front curb view parking camera, MyLink connectivity enhancements with smartphone projection technology, power-cinching hatch/trunk latch, new available design packages and more.

Complete details are available here.

More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.



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Saturday, 25 April 2015

Apeer: The Big Secret Is Nearly Out


Apeer, the manufacturer of leading edge composite doors, is getting ready to unveil a groundbreaking new product at Grand Designs Live London (ExCeL, May 2nd - 10th).

Representing the company's first venture outside of doors and entrance systems, the hush-hush new project is, according to Apeer MD Asa McGillian, "set to add a radical new look to British and Irish homes".

Utilising the company's skills and expertise in high end all-GRP composite door sets, Project L represents yet another innovation from the Ballymena-based company.

It was the first to produce a double rebate composite French door, stable door and arched door sash. Then, in 2012 Apeer set a new standard in construction with the first ever all-glass reinforced plastic (GRP) composite doorset. That year it also introduced a 1000mm wide sash; and Apeer 70 became officially recognised as ‘Energy A Rated’. The company’s Doorbuilder software programme has also transformed the way in which retailers work with customers to design and order complete entrance systems with ease and instant pricing.

Now the company is poised to launch another first. Apeer marketing manager Linda Tomb confirmed that Project L had been two-and-a-half years in development and represented an investment of nearly a million pounds.
She said: "We believe that what we are about to unveil is what the market has been waiting for - it is quite unlike anything else out there."
Apeer can be found at Stand B330 in the Grand Build Hall at Grand Designs Live.




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Friday, 24 April 2015

NRG Automation’s New Garage Door Operator Opens the Door to Up-Selling.

 
2015 promises to be an exciting year for the leading supplier of radio controls and tubular motors to the UK roller door market.

NRG Automation is the UK distributor for the Teleco control system, and elero tubular motors, as well as King Gate operators.

NRG Automation’s Technical Director, Andy Perry explains:
“We are able to wirelessly control the automation of most things that move in a domestic environment. From the moment you arrive home, we can open your gates; your roller door; your curtains and blinds; and switch on your lights and boiler: The only thing missing from NRG’s portfolio is a traditional boom operator but this is about to change.”
Matthew Berry who has been in the garage door industry since he was 22, selling a wide range of garage doors and operators has joined the company to introduce a brand new operator to the UK market.

Matthew told us:
“One thing that has excited me about the operator is the wide range of controls and add-ons that will allow dealers to up-sell to their customers. I’ve always been brought up on traditional handsets and perhaps a bell push to open garage doors; but no more. To be able to offer telephone or tablet controlled opening of a garage door really brings this operator into the 21st century, and allows extra sales either at point of sale to the end user, or as a way of selling more product to your customers in the years following the initial sale, such as wired in LED strips for internal or external use”.

For more traditional users, NRG Automation offer a huge array of handsets which tick boxes for all generations of users. A top end 4 channel black and chrome transmitter comes as standard with the operator, but it is possible to mix and match handsets which gives you more choice to offer the end user.

But what if you just want a soft stop/ soft start operator to open and close your garage door. Well that is possible as well. The Black Edition is a belt driven operator with built in LED light, and with 800N of power it will easily open double doors.

One thing that really pleases me, continued Matthew, “Because it has a self learning mode, even I can set it up!”

Light up your Garage door and driveway.

Nrg Automation now offer a substantial choice of internal and external low voltage LED lights for garage doors, driveways, verandas as well as wireless controls for lights, heaters and ventilation including strip lighting, down-lights and wall lights.

Their down-lights are all rated IP65 and operate at 24Vdc making them very safe for the garage door installer to install into the Soffit.  Each light is supplied pre-wired with male and female plugs making it easy to ‘daisy chain’ the lights. The final connection is made directly into the garage door operator or separate wireless receiver. Extension cables are available to extend the reach of the lights.


Also on offer is a range of wall mounted low voltage LED lights and driveway lights that if connected into a wireless receiver can be controlled independently of the garage door with a transmitter from their large selection of hand or wall mounted types or remotely using a wireless PIR for added security.

To shed more light on a range of up selling options please call Matthew Berry on 07738 019 863, contact the office on 0151 424 8900 or email sales@nrgautomation.co.uk




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Thursday, 23 April 2015

Allegion Launches RIBA Approved CPD Sessions


Specialist security provider, Allegion, has achieved RIBA approval for one of its Continuous Professional Development (CPD) seminars.

The CPD seminar titled ‘Door Hardware and Inclusive Design’, has been assessed and approved as conforming to guidelines set by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and has become part of its Core Curriculum.

The CPD seminar is designed to keep industry professionals up-to-date with the issues and solutions in architectural hardware specification. The topics covered within the course include understanding how Part M and BS8300 affect specifiers and end-users, as well as hardware life cycle and the ongoing cost implications to the client or end-user.

Chartered members of RIBA are required to undertake 35 hours of CPD training per year, of which a minimum of 20 must be from the Core Curriculum. The Allegion course is 60 minutes in duration so meets one hour of this training requirement, and covers many of the technical considerations involved in door hardware specification.

The sessions are available immediately for all registered professionals and follow the launch of inspec – the new guide from Allegion which enables specifiers and architects to seek complete building solutions through products designed to work together, from one provider.

Paul Barrows, Demand Creation Leader at Allegion, commented: 

“The new CPD seminar marks our commitment to helping architects meet the demands of specifying a range of products for entire commercial buildings and wider infrastructure. It is a privilege working with such a renowned industry body such as RIBA to bring the course to individuals and businesses across the UK.”
For more information or to book a seminar simply call 01922 651 370, or email inspec@allegion.com



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Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Hey Good Looking! - Exciting New Timber Finished Steel Garage Doors

Garador Beaumont in Rosewood Finished Steel

2015 is all about good looks - and Garador is leading the way with beautiful new timber effect finishes for their top selling up and over steel garage doors.

Garador's popular Georgian, Beaumont and Cathedral steel doors are now available in a choice of Rosewood or Golden Oak timber effect foil-coated finishes. The durable design and deep timber style appearance offer an exciting new look for both modern and traditional house designs.


Garador Sherwood in Golden Oak
Finshed Steel

"We take great pride in the quality of the doors we produce and are continually investing in new production technology to deliver a market leading product," said Garador's Managing Director Simon Hipgrave. "The trend towards great looking wood effect finishes in garage doors started last year and already it is clear this style is going to be a big hit in 2015. Along with their looks, these steel doors offer years of reliable service with low maintenance and are excellent value for money."

Garador Beaumont in Golden Oak
Finished Steel

The Georgian, Beaumont and Cathedral doors are also available in 18 standard colours plus traffic white, and complement the wide profile timber effect doors currently in the Garador range, the Wentwood and Sherwood.

For more information about doors in the new timber effect foil-coated finishes, visit www.garador.co.uk or call 01935 443701.




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Tuesday, 21 April 2015

ZEROplus Achieves ISO 9001


Zero Seal Systems Ltd is pleased to announce that they recently achieved the status of being an ISO 9001 certified business.

ISO 9001 is the worlds most recognised quality management standard and helps the company manage quality across all their operations by means of a Quality Managed System (QMS).

QMS Manager Jim Craik said:
"We have taken pride for many years on being a supplier who offers a top quality service to our customers.  Now with ISO 9001 it backs up our claims and really assures our customers old and new that they are dealing with a company that have managed systems in place which are monitored to ensure we always offer the best possible service, both initially and aftersales".
If you require further information regarding their ISO 9001 QMS policy, please give Jim Craik a call on 01785 282910.


http://www.zeroplus.co.uk

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Monday, 20 April 2015

Eco-Friendly High Security


Security expert Abloy has launched a range of electric locking solutions that feature new low energy technology, blending high security with eco-friendliness in the same lock.

The energy saving technology is available with all Abloy handle-controlled locks, and the new low-energy variants can be identified by the use of the letter ‘L’ within the name of the product, for example the EL480L and EL560L.

In instances where the energy consumption of a building needs to be reduced, electric locks are an ideal solution to help increase energy efficiency. Door magnets have traditionally been the standard choice for access control points in commercial buildings, but Low Energy Electric Locks are actually a more energy efficient solution.

This is because door magnets require an electric current to lock the door, whereas an electric lock only uses power to open the door, meaning they do not consume as much electricity.

These new Low Energy Electric Locks have been designed to use significantly less energy than alternative locking solutions, with an annual energy consumption of 0.6kWh in comparison to a door magnet that uses 32.5kWh per year. The locking solutions are fast and easy to install, and are also compatible with traditional devices.

They boast an ultra low current consumption due to energy only being used when the lock status is changed. In addition to the energy and cost reductions, the new Abloy Low Energy Electric Locks have a very wide voltage range and a number of usage possibilities.

Jon Burke, Marketing Manager for Abloy UK, said:
 “Abloy prides itself on creating locking solutions that are both high quality and adhere to strict safety standards.

“However, the introduction of UK energy initiatives - such as the government’s Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) - has meant that there is now greater emphasis upon how much energy is being wasted in buildings as well as their security.

“By selecting our Low Energy Electric Locks, specifiers can ensure that they are choosing a system that not only allows for swift and easy access and egress alongside an enhanced security provision, but they are also reducing the energy consumption and carbon footprint of a building too.”
For further information on any of the products and services available from Abloy UK, please call 01902 364 500 or email marketing@abloy.co.uk




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Sunday, 19 April 2015

Ford Transit Golden Convoy Starts UK Tour to Celebrate 50 Years of Service

Golden Transit Convoy departs Commercial Vehicle Show
to tour Transit Centres nationwide

Ford’s golden convoy of Transits celebrating 50 years of the van icon has departed the UK’s CV Show to tour dealerships, events and other shows until the commercial vehicle leader’s actual anniversary on the weekend of Aug 8/9.

The tour by gold-coloured Transit Courier, Connect, Custom and two-tonne Transit models marks five decades of loyal service to businesses in UK and around the world.

Since the first vehicle left the production line in Langley, England, on August 9, 1965, almost 8 million Transit and Transit Custom models have been built, and the Transit has grown from a single model to an entire family of Transit vans.

Peter Lee, chairman of the Transit Van Club and Terry Rayner,
director, Transit Centres wave off the golden Transit convoy
Lined up end-to-end, 50 years of Transits would circle the globe, and on average a new Transit has been bought every 180 seconds during its lifetime.

The latest expanded Transit line-up features four all-new models – Transit, Transit Custom, Transit Connect and Transit Courier – which are boosting demand for Ford commercial vehicles, with sales at an all-time high in March up 43 per cent at 16,497, compared with March 2014.

“The Ford Transit has touched the lives of most of us,” said Mark Ovenden, chairman and managing director, Ford of Britain. “From house moves to moving people, the Ford Transit is an essential tool to get the job done. It has become a mobile office or workshop for some – and loved by us all.” 
Four-van Transit line-up has contributed to strongest ever
monthly Commercial Vehicle sales in March 2015
Launched in the same year that the first person walked in space, the Transit made an immediate impact, providing practical support to the booming economy. The Transit evolved with a vast range of bodystyles and variants: from the parcel van, through tipper trucks and campers, to outrageous one-offs, including the Cosworth V8-powered Supervans.

Growing popularity saw production of the Transit accelerate, and after passing the first million milestone in 1976, it rapidly passed the next ones in 1985, 1994, 2000, 2005, 2010 and 2013. Add demand for the smaller Transit Connect – with more than 1 million sold – and the compact all-new Transit Courier, and total Transit production is scheduled to top 9 million during 2015.

Transit has also introduced a list of technology innovations to help improve performance, comfort and safety; from features like side-loading doors, radial ply tyres and halogen headlights, to direct injection diesel engines, high security locks and standard anti-lock brakes. The latest Transit models have added state-of-the-art technologies like Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Keeping Aid.

This year marks 50 years since the first Transit
rolled off the production line
The success of the Transit has seen production expand beyond Europe, including facilities in Nanchang, China and in 2014 the Transit entered North America for the first time, with the all-new two-tonne Transit being built in Kansas City, Mo. This has helped extend the all-new Transit to 118 markets across six continents.

"Ford’s Transit family continues to lead the way in innovation,” Ovenden said. “With 50 years of van sales leadership in the UK under its belt, the new four-van Transit range is looking forward to its next half century.”



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Saturday, 18 April 2015

Steel Windows and Doors bring Industrial Style to Domestic Extension


Keen to extend their house in Wandsworth, South West London, to create a large, light filled family kitchen and dining area opening directly onto the garden, Simon and Marissa Pilkington used a screen of steel windows and doors to provide a strong industrial aesthetic. To manufacture and install the windows, they chose Steel Window Association member, Steel Window Service and Supplies.

When the Pilkingtons, who have three children, bought the 1900s semi-detached property, they could see the potential despite the small galley style kitchen at the back of the house. They decided to knock this down and build out into the large rear garden with a single-storey extension. Despite wanting a connection between the indoor and outdoor spaces, they were keen not to have bifold doors and, having looked at the different options, realised that a screen of steel windows and doors was the perfect solution.

Working with Steel Window Service and Supplies to refine the design, the couple decided to have two sets of double doors and a central panel of fixed lights which resulted in an impressive 5m wide by 2.7m high area of glazing. In addition, to separate the kitchen from the adjoining sitting room, they designed an internal screen measuring 2m wide by 2.6m high consisting of double steel doors with fixed lights on either side.

To fabricate the windows and doors, Steel Window Service and Supplies used W20 sections which offer narrow profiles and good sightlines. These were hot dip galvanised and were then finished in a factory applied polyester powder coating in RAL 7021 black/grey matt. The external windows were fitted with 16mm double glazing units while the internal screen was single glazed.


Simon Pilkington, a sports marketing consultant, comments: 
“We love the industrial look and the feeling of light and space that the steel windows give. They allow a great sense of connection between the garden and indoor living spaces and, despite the large area of glazing, they’re really effective at keeping in the warmth from the underfloor heating. Steel Window Service was great, not only with the fabrication and installation of the windows but in helping us get the proportions right, including everything from the size of the door to the kick plate along the bottom.”
For further information on the Steel Window Association, please visit www.steel-window-association.co.uk or call 0844 249 1355.



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Friday, 17 April 2015

Sunray has the door covered at Counter Terror Expo

Sunray’s Keith D’Abrera receiving the LPCB
Certificate for inward opening security doors;
at the Security & Policing Expo held at
Five in Farnborough in early March 2015

At Counter Terror Expo (Olympia 21-22 April) , Sunray - the Ashford in Kent based leading UK designer, manufacturer and installers of steel commercial doors, fire doors, certified security doors, industrial doors and steel louvre systems - has the door market totally covered and will be able to discuss its extensive product range for 2015 on its stand D70.

Sunray’s most recent addition is a new Inward opening single, leaf and a half and double ExcluDoor security doorset, (the door can be specified up to a full height of 3.075m), having just undergone the extensive accreditation process, where the door achieved rating approval to Loss Prevention Certification Board standard LPS1175: Issue 7 – SR3 and SR4 when installed in conjunction with the Pickersgill-Kaye surface mounted HS100 Series multi-point lock security system.

Also on display will be Sunray’s full range of ExecDoor and ExcluDoor security doors covering ratings SR1 through to SR6 along with its ExcluLouvre and ExcluLouvre door at levels SR2 and SR3.  All of the ranges are manufactured to order to exacting customer requirements in terms of size, door furniture and finish.

“Many of our customers have an ongoing need for our high performance, certified security solutions and doors,” stated David Evans, Sunray’s Managing Director.  “We have a wide portfolio of installations throughout the UK and beyond and many of the critical Government departments, banks, utility and infrastructure companies specify our products where security, integrity, reliability and even product aesthetics are all important factors in meeting their requirements – and that’s the perfect testimony for what Sunray delivers.”
Counter Terror Expo is the leading annual international event that’s dedicated to mitigating the threat of terrorism and attracts 300+ exhibitors and over 8,500 attendees all looking to explore solutions for threat mitigation, protection against attacks and to understand the risks they face.

When it comes to designing and manufacturing independently certified high security doors and products with high levels of physical attack resistance up to SR6 security rating to protect at risk commercial installations and high security national infrastructure, Sunray both delivers and constantly pushes forward the boundaries.

For more information on the wide range of security doors, commercial doors, industrial doors and louvre systems available visit: www.sunraydoors.co.uk, email sales@sunraydoors.co.uk or call 01233 639039.



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Thursday, 16 April 2015

Be ahead of the ‘Q’ - New Building Regulations now in force


On 31 March 2015, the approved Document Q of the Building Regulations was issued. It introduced guidance for complying with the requirements of the Building Regulations 2010, outlining that reasonable provision must be made to resist unauthorised access to dwellings.

This guidance will come into force on 1st October 2015, and by 1st October 2016 all accessible doors and windows fitted to new dwellings will need to be secure in order to comply with Building Regulations. 

Mark West, Operations Manager for Security Products Certification at Exova, comments on the new guidance:

“An industry minimum standard of security has been long overdue. Many residential doors have a security flaw that means our test engineers could defeat the locking system and enter the property in 20 seconds with minimal tools and noise. Homeowners deserve to have faith that their property is secure and not susceptible to common attacks used throughout the criminal fraternity. People assume a level of security from a front door that is simply not there. Compliance with the guidance in Document Q will go a long way towards addressing these issues, adding to the existing good work that has been put in place by initiatives such as Secured by Design.


“It is tribute to the faith the Association of Chief of Police Officers and the wider industry have in the CERTISECURE product certification scheme that Exova Warrington Certification’s Security Technical Specifications STS201, STS202 & STS204 have been name checked directly in paragraph 1.2 and 2.2 of Document Q, as providing a similar or better performance to the long standing UK test for enhanced security doors & windows PAS24.

“The people who are responsible for building work will need to ensure that new homes comply with the building regulations, and that accessible doors and windows are secure. Document Q applies to new dwellings, and dwellings formed by a material change of use of an existing building. One way of proving the design of the product is secure is to specify doors and windows that have been tested to PAS24:2012 at a UKAS-approved testing laboratory.

“One issue that manufacturers may come up against is that a UKAS approved test laboratory can only report facts, i.e. that a product was tested on a certain day and passed/failed the test. The test lab cannot make a judgment on any variant of the product other than what was tested, such as variations of double and single, different glazing, different locks, etc. A test report is invalid as soon as any material change, including a new lock or new glazing method or increase in size, is incorporated into the product.

“Certification is different, and entering into a certification scheme such as CERTISECURE provides a scope of approval that covers a whole range of sizes, configurations and hardware options, and it gives a level of confidence that the product meets the requirements of the approved guidance. It is anticipated that manufacturers will choose product certification to ensure all product and all future evolutions of the product leaving the factory meet the requirements of Document Q, rather than relying on a test report that is a snapshot of the product performance at one moment in time.”

www.exova.com




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