Friday, 31 July 2015

Salamander opens doors at prestigious South Bank apartments

Geofire's Salamander radio-controlled
fire door holders are installed at oneof London’s
most prestigious apartment complexes,
The Whitehouse Apartments SE1 on the South Bank

Designed to connect wirelessly to a mains-powered controller unit, Geofire's Salamander range radio-controlled fire door holders have been installed at one of London’s most prestigious apartment complexes, The Whitehouse Apartments SE1, to legally hold open fire doors and improve ventilation in the building’s corridors, while protecting occupants in case of a fire emergency.

The Whitehouse Apartments SE1 is a prestigious development located on the culturally rich South Bank overlooking the River Thames, offering spectacular views of some of central London’s greatest landmarks. Originally constructed by oil company Shell as part of their UK headquarters in 1961, the 1990s saw Shell dispose of the ‘Downstream Building’ and thus The Whitehouse Apartments were born.

Each Salamander device connects wirelessly to a mains-powered controller unit, which is easily connected to the existing fire alarm system, complying with Category A of BS7273-4 to ensure that fire doors will safely close in the event of a fault or fire. One controller unit can manage up to 99 fire door closers or fire door holders.

Geofire’s Salamander range of radio controlled fire door safety products are all battery-powered and wire-free, thus saving time, installation costs and disruption to a building’s fabric or occupants.

Southbank Management, London says that the company purchased the system to improve the ventilation in the building’s corridors, "which were unbearably hot – particularly in the summer! The product adapted very well with our existing fire alarm system and was readily available. It has worked very well and resulted in us being able to reduce the temperature by 10°C in places and also improve the flow of air in the communal areas."

Keeping fire doors in the open position has many benefits. It ensures ease of access in line with the disability provisions of the Equality Act 2010, helps prevent wear and tear of expensive fire doors and improves building ventilation. The Salamander swing-free door closer and door holder are suitable for use with Category A installations as defined by BS7273-4. They are approved to EN1155 and CE marked.

For more information on this product please email enquiries@geofire.co.uk or visit www.geofire.co.uk .


Scroll down to read more articles like this which have been published recently

Why not Sign-up to Receive these Articles by Email each Day

Enter your email address:


Delivered by FeedBurner


* Read more current and archived articles on our dedicated website *

Low Cost and Free Publicity - Your company can easily benefit from some publicity like this in return for a contribution towards our layout costs (typically £30 plusVAT), payable via PayPal or credit card  or receive the service absolutely free of charge if you advertise (see below).

We post articles up to twice a day and never delete them - we only archive them each year so that they continue to remain visible to search engines.

To have your story published - just send us your news item, logo and image(s) and we will review the material, make any necessary changes to the wording / wordcount and then advise you when it will be published.

If you take display advertising or product and literature features in our printed and online publications, you will qualify for regular free postings on this blog while you continue to advertise with us.

For details on features and advertising rates please contact us or visit our website.

Door Industry Journal is a trading style of Avalon Innovations LLP Company Registration No. 06807833

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Hörmann issues charity challenge over missing umlauts


Hörmann is calling on its UK dealer network to adopt the umlaut in a bid to raise money for Alzheimer’s Society.

The German brand is well recognised across Europe but in the UK its spelling and pronunciation are often anglicised. As a result Hörmann is asking its trade partners to take a stand for the oft-forgotten umlaut, and is offering to donate £1 to Alzheimer’s Society for every change made to website copy or marketing literature.

All a dealer has to do to secure the donation is provide evidence that the two dots have been added above the o in Hörmann, whether in a product listing, brochure or anywhere on the customer’s website. This can be done by before and after screen-grabs or photography, and must simply show that the umlaut has been added to an existing mention of the company.

Hörmann is aiming to raise over £500 through this fun initiative, which will be added to the grand total it secures for Alzheimer’s Society over the course of 2015.

David Newcombe, managing director of Hörmann, commented:

“We know that the umlaut doesn’t come naturally to many English speakers, so we wanted to help our customers get to grips with it and encourage them to use it more often when referring to Hörmann. The pronunciation is a little tricky but if you think of it as ‘oer’ rather than just ‘or’, it will soon come naturally.” 
Alzheimer’s Society has been chosen as Hörmann’s charity of the year, so seemed the perfect beneficiary of the brand’s umlaut challenge. To find out more about how to claim your donations, or how to make the o into an ö, contact the marketing team at Hörmann.

And if you don’t know how to type an o with an umlaut like this ö – just visit this link.



Scroll down to read more articles like this which have been published recently

Why not Sign-up to Receive these Articles by Email each Day

Enter your email address:


Delivered by FeedBurner


* Read more current and archived articles on our dedicated website *

Low Cost and Free Publicity - Your company can easily benefit from some publicity like this in return for a contribution towards our layout costs (typically £30 plusVAT), payable via PayPal or credit card  or receive the service absolutely free of charge if you advertise (see below).

We post articles up to twice a day and never delete them - we only archive them each year so that they continue to remain visible to search engines.

To have your story published - just send us your news item, logo and image(s) and we will review the material, make any necessary changes to the wording / wordcount and then advise you when it will be published.

If you take display advertising or product and literature features in our printed and online publications, you will qualify for regular free postings on this blog while you continue to advertise with us.

For details on features and advertising rates please contact us or visit our website.

Door Industry Journal is a trading style of Avalon Innovations LLP Company Registration No. 06807833

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Garage Door Systems shows off its new range of DuraPass Personnel Doors


Garage Door Systems Ltd. has been travelling the length and breadth of England & Wales visiting existing and potential customers with a purpose-built DuraPass Personnel Door show trailer.

Their new ‘DuraPass’ range of finished galvanised steel entrance doors are ideal for any garage, outhouse or shed. Available in 5 standard colours including new black and anthracite foil finishes or any RAL or BS colour (to order), Garage Door Systems can offer unbeatable lead-times, quality & value.

GDS’s Marketing and Business Development Manager Rodney Kernohan stated:
“Our new DuraPass range of doors has created great interest across different business sectors… from security to commercial and obviously residential garage door specialists, we are taking new orders every week”. “Available in single-skin and insulated options, our DuraPass personnel doors all come with an ERA 4 point multi-lock as standard.”
Garage Door Systems will be promoting their DuraPass Door range with their Show Trailer throughout Great Britain over the next few weeks. If you are interested in viewing the doors and discussing in more detail, please don’t hesitate to contact Rodney on 07799 797672 and he will be happy to arrange a suitable date and time to visit.



Scroll down to read more articles like this which have been published recently

Why not Sign-up to Receive these Articles by Email each Day

Enter your email address:


Delivered by FeedBurner


* Read more current and archived articles on our dedicated website *

Low Cost and Free Publicity - Your company can easily benefit from some publicity like this in return for a contribution towards our layout costs (typically £30 plusVAT), payable via PayPal or credit card  or receive the service absolutely free of charge if you advertise (see below).

We post articles up to twice a day and never delete them - we only archive them each year so that they continue to remain visible to search engines.

To have your story published - just send us your news item, logo and image(s) and we will review the material, make any necessary changes to the wording / wordcount and then advise you when it will be published.

If you take display advertising or product and literature features in our printed and online publications, you will qualify for regular free postings on this blog while you continue to advertise with us.

For details on features and advertising rates please contact us or visit our website.

Door Industry Journal is a trading style of Avalon Innovations LLP Company Registration No. 06807833

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

JD UK Supports Dealers with New Brochure


Having seen a strong growth in sales over the past 12 months JD UK have announced new investment in marketing resources and launched the ‘InsuRoll’ Insulated Roller Garage Door brand.

As the distributors of Alutech and Deprat components, JD UK has an established nationwide network of approved manufacturers who manufacture roller garage doors. Launching the ‘InsuRoll’ brand brings this national network together under a single brand name for the first time.

Steve Hudson MD of JD UK explains the philosophy behind the ‘InsuRoll’ brand:

“For the last 18 months our clients that manufacture roller garage doors for themselves or for the trade have asked for a generic brochure that professionally shows an end user the product they provide.

“Apart from just having a free brochure designed and printed, by being part of the JD/Alutech network in the UK, they all receive a number of trade leads each week from companies who are interested in buying Alutech roller garage doors – thus increasing sales for both them and us – no other component supplier is able to offer this level of marketing support”.



The Deprat barrel and locking system in combination with Alutech lath, guide and box can be combined to suit any opening or customer specification and offers security, insulation and durability which are on a par with market leading brands.

The JD UK business model allows ‘InsuRoll’ doors to be manufactured at highly competitive prices and the business is focussed on maximising efficiency to ensure the continued growth of the brand and of their partner companies.

To coincide with the launch of ‘InsuRoll’ JD UK have published a new Insulated Roller Garage Door brochure which showcases the key features and benefits of the system. Existing manufacturers are encouraged to begin using this and it is available to order right now.

JD UK encourages garage door specialists with an interest in becoming manufacturers to get in touch. The first stage of becoming an approved manufacturer is an assessment of the viability of the proposed business model. If approved, new manufacturers are offered full training and technical support allowing them to hit the ground running.

Others interested in promoting the ‘InsuRoll’ Roller Garage Door should contact JD UK on 01924 472924 or email Louis@jdukltd.co.uk to be referred to their local approved manufacturer, a network which covers the whole of the UK.



Scroll down to read more articles like this which have been published recently

Why not Sign-up to Receive these Articles by Email each Day

Enter your email address:


Delivered by FeedBurner


* Read more current and archived articles on our dedicated website *

Low Cost and Free Publicity - Your company can easily benefit from some publicity like this in return for a contribution towards our layout costs (typically £30 plusVAT), payable via PayPal or credit card  or receive the service absolutely free of charge if you advertise (see below).

We post articles up to twice a day and never delete them - we only archive them each year so that they continue to remain visible to search engines.

To have your story published - just send us your news item, logo and image(s) and we will review the material, make any necessary changes to the wording / wordcount and then advise you when it will be published.

If you take display advertising or product and literature features in our printed and online publications, you will qualify for regular free postings on this blog while you continue to advertise with us.

For details on features and advertising rates please contact us or visit our website.

Door Industry Journal is a trading style of Avalon Innovations LLP Company Registration No. 06807833

Monday, 27 July 2015

Lobby adds to sense of community at St James’ Church’s Sheriff Centre


When the vicar of St James’ Church decided to open The Sheriff Centre to house a Post Office, Café, stationery and retail shop and a children’s soft play area, it was clear that the ramshackle wooden porch was not fit for purpose.

As a result, GEZE UK was commissioned by Ion Glass on behalf of Caroe and Partners Architects to install a sleek new purpose-designed glass lobby that allows members of the community to safely access the facilities in West Hampstead.

The lobby, which has been designed to maximise space and light, features bi-parting AP glass doors to create a visual connection between the inside and outside spaces. ECdrives were chosen because they have been specifically designed for use in busy areas, allowing people to enter and exit a building quickly and safely. The drive uses GEZE’s activation technology and thanks to its self-cleaning roller carriage and low friction, it is quiet, reliable and durable.

Ben Blackledge from Caroe and Partners Architects takes up the story:

“As St James’ Church is listed, we needed to make a faculty application to the Church of England. The entrance lobby and ramp were among the most important parts of our design.

“We had consulted Ion Glass when developing the lobby design, so they and their partners GEZE were the obvious choice for this scheme. There were a number of challenges with the project. The flagstone floor was uneven, but this was rectified with guides to allow the doors to slide easily. Another issue GEZE quickly spotted was the potential for finger entrapment on the inner door, and the design was subsequently adapted to include pocket screens for safety.

I think the finished result looks good – it is a modern installation that allows people to easily access the Sheriff Centre.”

The ECdrives feature intelligent digital control and have been programmed so that as someone enters the lobby the first door closes as the second opens. This ensures the entrance opens and closes efficiently, maximising footfall and minimising heat loss or gain.

Andy Howland, sales director of GEZE UK commented:
“The Sheriff Centre is a truly unique space – it is the first time that a Church has been adapted to incorporate such a wide range of community facilities whilst still remaining a place of worship.

“The ECdrives are therefore the perfect automatic operator – they are quiet and allow high volumes of people to enter quickly, efficiently and safely, whilst the lobby and door closing configuration also contributes to the environmental efficiency of the building.”
For more information about GEZE UK’s comprehensive range of automatic and manual door closers call 01543 443000 or visit www.geze.co.uk.



Scroll down to read more articles like this which have been published recently

Why not Sign-up to Receive these Articles by Email each Day

Enter your email address:


Delivered by FeedBurner


* Read more current and archived articles on our dedicated website *

Low Cost and Free Publicity - Your company can easily benefit from some publicity like this in return for a contribution towards our layout costs (typically £30 plusVAT), payable via PayPal or credit card  or receive the service absolutely free of charge if you advertise (see below).

We post articles up to twice a day and never delete them - we only archive them each year so that they continue to remain visible to search engines.

To have your story published - just send us your news item, logo and image(s) and we will review the material, make any necessary changes to the wording / wordcount and then advise you when it will be published.

If you take display advertising or product and literature features in our printed and online publications, you will qualify for regular free postings on this blog while you continue to advertise with us.

For details on features and advertising rates please contact us or visit our website.

Door Industry Journal is a trading style of Avalon Innovations LLP Company Registration No. 06807833

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Ripping Yarns - the narrative behind all the pre-1905 vehicles in the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run

The 1901 De Dion Bouton owned from new by the Gresham family
on the 2014 Bonhams London to Brighton Run

There’s a great narrative behind all the pre-1905 vehicles entering the annual Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run 

Each and every one of the 450 remarkable vehicles that enter the annual Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run has its own extraordinary tale to tell. Some of these venerable machines dating back to the dawn of motoring have been passed down through generations, continuing long-running family traditions; others have been rescued from automotive graveyards all around the globe and restored especially to follow the iconic trail from central London to the Sussex coast.

First day out for the same car with James Gresham’s grandfather
out near Oulton Park in 1902

The family tradition is being firmly upheld by the 1901 De Dion Bouton owned by James Gresham which was purchased from new by his grandfather. A slightly more ‘modern’ De Dion Bouton dating back to 1903 has faithfully transported no fewer than four generations of the Clough family from Hyde Park to Madeira Drive. It seems the Run is in the Clough blood as the latest in the lineage, Xavier, completed his first Run when aged just six-weeks-old!

The 1901 De Dion Bouton owned from new by the Gresham family

Not all pre-1905 cars have been quite so treasured but somehow they have stood the test of time having received attention in more recent times. One example is the 1902 Delahaye entered into this year’s Run by Dr. Dan Suskin. This was found derelict under a pile of apple boxes in rural Normandy and, though still in its original ownership, had been unused for nearly 80 years.

Ivan Odds’ stylish 1903 Clement is another example of a car that previously suffered some neglect having come to light as little more than a pile of bits on the Isle of Wight.

Martin Tacon’s 1903 Humber trike was discovered languishing in a Norfolk chicken farm by his father, before being meticulously restored in time for its first Run back in 1951.

Then there is the 1903 Peugeot owned by Dr. Ken Butcher which was chanced upon in an even more unlikely hideaway – the smart two-seater had been dismantled, put into packaging cases and stored under the dusty floorboards of a London house. These cars are now regular sights on the world’s longest-running motoring event and will take their place at the start in Hyde Park on 1st November.

The 1901 De Dion Bouton owned from new by the Gresham family
Incredibly, at least two of the veterans embarking on this year’s extraordinary 60-mile spectacle to Brighton were among the first plucky participants partaking in the inaugural revival which took place back in 1927. It was then that 37 vehicles set off on the hallowed route from London to Brighton to commemorate the very first Emancipation Run that had famously taken place on a wet Saturday on the 14 November in 1896. That original journey – still followed to this very day – had been in celebration of the passing of new laws raising the speed limit to 14mph and removing the need for an escort carrying a red flag to walk 60 yards in front of any powered locomotive.

One of these cars was Dick Sheppard’s 1901 Panhard et Levassor which successfully completed the so-called 1927 ‘Old Crocks Race'; this well-engineered French car had originally been built specifically for Chevalier Rene de Knyff – he was a renowned racing driver of the age, as well as a director of the Panhard Company.

The light blue 7hp tonneau-bodied French creation was subsequently named ‘Le Papillon Bleu’ by the daughter of its second owner, Leslie Bucknall and, later in its life, was the first car to be damaged in the Mersey Tunnel soon after its official opening by King George V in July 1934.

The Panhard et Levassor has enjoyed somewhat better fortune on the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run having now completed no fewer than 57 of the 59 events it has started – a figure it will be looking to increase in November.

‘Le Papillion Blue’ - a veteran of the first ‘Old Crocks Race’.
The 1898 Stephens, now entered by Chistopher Loder, is another of today’s regulars to have completed in that very first recreation Run, driven by its designer Richard Stephens. Indeed, enhancing its claim to be one of the very first British sportscars, the racy little 10hp dogcart won a Gold Medal from the Daily Sketch for its performance back in 1927 and, nearly 90 years on, the Somerset-built speedster is still always among the very first to reach Brighton.


Owners of all pre-1905 vehicles who are planning to enter this year’s Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run have until Friday 31 July to take advantage of the discounted advance entry fee – after the end of this month the standard entry fee will apply. More information on the Run can be found at www.veterancarrun.com.

The Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run is the pinnacle event in a week of motoring in the capital during ‘London Motor Week’ – a series of events hosted by the world famous Royal Automobile Club which also includes a Literary Festival, Motoring Forum and the Regent Street Motor Show.






About Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run
With its unique atmosphere and camaraderie, the Bonhams Veteran Car Run travelling from London to Brighton (staged specifically as a non-profit making veneration) commemorates the Emancipation Run of 14 November 1896, which celebrated the Locomotives on the Highway Act. The Act raised the speed limit for ‘light locomotives’ from 4 to 14mph, and abolished the need for these vehicles to be preceded by a man on foot waving a red flag.

The Emancipation Run was first commemorated in 1897 with a re-enactment following the same route in 1927 and has taken place every November since, with the exception of the war years and 1947 when petrol was rationed. The Royal Automobile Club has managed the Run with the support of the Veteran Car Club of Great Britain since 1930.



Scroll down to read more articles like this which have been published recently

Why not Sign-up to Receive these Articles by Email each Day

Enter your email address:


Delivered by FeedBurner


* Read more current and archived articles on our dedicated website *

Low Cost and Free Publicity - Your company can easily benefit from some publicity like this in return for a contribution towards our layout costs (typically £30 plusVAT), payable via PayPal or credit card  or receive the service absolutely free of charge if you advertise (see below).

We post articles up to twice a day and never delete them - we only archive them each year so that they continue to remain visible to search engines.

To have your story published - just send us your news item, logo and image(s) and we will review the material, make any necessary changes to the wording / wordcount and then advise you when it will be published.

If you take display advertising or product and literature features in our printed and online publications, you will qualify for regular free postings on this blog while you continue to advertise with us.

For details on features and advertising rates please contact us or visit our website.

Door Industry Journal is a trading style of Avalon Innovations LLP Company Registration No. 06807833

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Rhino Doors has a new factory and a new owner!


Rhino Doors has announced that they will be relocating from their current facility in Cramic House, Neath Port Talbot to nearby Cyrus-RW Business Park, Briton Ferry, Neath Port Talbot during July/August 2015.

Colin Brown from Rhino Doors said:
"It's great news that our new offices & production facility will allow us to offer earlier lead times and increase our product range. Be assured that at all times our service and sales team will remain ready to assist you & delivery schedules of existing orders for manufacture will be maintained.

"We would also like to take this opportunity to let you know that Rhino Doors ® is now owned by Rhino Systems Ltd who are funded by Cyrus-RW Investment Management LLP".
Throughout the changes, we remain committed to delivering the same innovative and reliable products as well as maintaining the brand name you know and trust Rhino Doors® .

All telephone numbers & email addresses remain unchanged.

NEW Office address and company name:
Rhino Systems Ltd., Cyrus-RW Business Park, Regent Street West, Briton Ferry, Neath Port Talbot, SA11 2JA

Phone 01639 888119  |   Fax  01639 898119

Old Office address:
Rhino Engineering Ltd., Unit 2, Cramic House, Cramic Way, Neath Port Talbot, SA13 1RU

Phone 01639 888119  |   Fax  01639 898119

Colin concluded by saying: "Rhino is focused on providing innovation, reliable products and speed of service to all of our customers. We are excited about the move and the improvements it will bring for our employees and, you, our customer. If you have any questions about these changes, please do not hesitate to contact me and I would like to personally invite you on behalf of everyone at Rhino Doors ® to come and visit us in the near future".
For more information please visit the Rhino Doors website www.rhinodoors.com or follow them on Twitter   
twitter.com/rhinodoor



Scroll down to read more articles like this which have been published recently

Why not Sign-up to Receive these Articles by Email each Day

Enter your email address:


Delivered by FeedBurner


* Read more current and archived articles on our dedicated website *

Low Cost and Free Publicity - Your company can easily benefit from some publicity like this in return for a contribution towards our layout costs (typically £30 plusVAT), payable via PayPal or credit card  or receive the service absolutely free of charge if you advertise (see below).

We post articles up to twice a day and never delete them - we only archive them each year so that they continue to remain visible to search engines.

To have your story published - just send us your news item, logo and image(s) and we will review the material, make any necessary changes to the wording / wordcount and then advise you when it will be published.

If you take display advertising or product and literature features in our printed and online publications, you will qualify for regular free postings on this blog while you continue to advertise with us.

For details on features and advertising rates please contact us or visit our website.

Door Industry Journal is a trading style of Avalon Innovations LLP Company Registration No. 06807833

Friday, 24 July 2015

Geba Launches New Wireless Key Switch


Geba Industrial Controls - Europe’s leading manufacturer of switching devices – has launched a brand new wireless product onto the UK market.

The Wireless (Hold To Run) 2 Channel Key Switch is radio controlled and works with a host of other Geba products. It can also be retrofitted into existing wireless systems.

“Wiring can obviously be expensive and in some cases is not even possible, so this new key switch presents a very attractive prospect to many of our customers,” says Richard Corbett, General Manager at Geba UK.

“We are already seeing a lot of interest in the product, from both existing and potential clients, so I’m sure it’s going to be a popular addition to our range.”

Geba is also set to unveil a new showroom at the firm’s Warwick HQ, where clients will be able to view and try out products from across the Geba range.

“The new showroom is nearly ready and we’re very proud of it,” adds Richard. “Our UK presence is growing rapidly and this will give our clients the opportunity to view and test Geba products all in one place.”

For more information on the new wireless key switch, or to arrange a visit to the Geba showroom, please contact Richard Corbett on 01926 401144 or rc@geba.net








Scroll down to read more articles like this which have been published recently

Why not Sign-up to Receive these Articles by Email each Day

Enter your email address:


Delivered by FeedBurner


* Read more current and archived articles on our dedicated website *

Low Cost and Free Publicity - Your company can easily benefit from some publicity like this in return for a contribution towards our layout costs (typically £30 plusVAT), payable via PayPal or credit card  or receive the service absolutely free of charge if you advertise (see below).

We post articles up to twice a day and never delete them - we only archive them each year so that they continue to remain visible to search engines.

To have your story published - just send us your news item, logo and image(s) and we will review the material, make any necessary changes to the wording / wordcount and then advise you when it will be published.

If you take display advertising or product and literature features in our printed and online publications, you will qualify for regular free postings on this blog while you continue to advertise with us.

For details on features and advertising rates please contact us or visit our website.

Door Industry Journal is a trading style of Avalon Innovations LLP Company Registration No. 06807833

Thursday, 23 July 2015

New Purpose-Built HQ for Codelocks the Newbury based Digital Lock Company

Work begins on new HQ for Codelocks

Codelocks, innovative designer and manufacturer of keyless digital door and cabinet locks, today confirmed that work has started on its new UK headquarters; a purpose-built facility on Newbury’s Greenham Business Park. 

The new facility was secured through Greenham Common Trust’s design and build project – giving tenants the opportunity to move onto the park in a building that suits their specific occupational demands.

The company, which has subsidiary offices in North America and Australia, is expanding its UK operations to meet the increasing demand for its range of easy-to-use access control products – sold directly through the company’s website, by specialist trade retailers and via a network of distributors.

As well as offering a better working environment for its existing employees, the new 5500 sq. ft. building will also enable the company to offer customers better facilities for support and training.

Managing Director, Grant Macdonald, said:
“Thanks to the increasing popularity of our keyless digital locks, we needed to find bigger premises in the local area in order to better serve our growing customer base both here in the UK and abroad. On top of that are our plans to launch new product lines next year, so the need for more office and warehouse space was essential. The development opportunity at Greenham Business Park was perfect for our needs.”

Grant added: “The move will allow us to significantly ramp up our operations. Thanks to the increase in warehouse space, we’ll be able to carry much more stock, the bespoke training area will allow us to offer more hands-on training courses, and we’ll be able to provide more technical support services to customers.”
Greenham Common Trust Chief Executive, Chris Boulton, said: 
“We are delighted to welcome another internationally renowned company to Greenham Business Park. We wish Codelocks well settling into their new home and a prosperous future at the park.”
Codelocks, currently located at Castle Industrial Park, Kiln Road, is at present looking to recruit positions in its marketing and product solutions teams.

For more information visit www.codelocks.co.uk/careers or email careers@codelocks.co.uk



Scroll down to read more articles like this which have been published recently

Why not Sign-up to Receive these Articles by Email each Day

Enter your email address:


Delivered by FeedBurner


* Read more current and archived articles on our dedicated website *

Low Cost and Free Publicity - Your company can easily benefit from some publicity like this in return for a contribution towards our layout costs (typically £30 plusVAT), payable via PayPal or credit card  or receive the service absolutely free of charge if you advertise (see below).

We post articles up to twice a day and never delete them - we only archive them each year so that they continue to remain visible to search engines.

To have your story published - just send us your news item, logo and image(s) and we will review the material, make any necessary changes to the wording / wordcount and then advise you when it will be published.

If you take display advertising or product and literature features in our printed and online publications, you will qualify for regular free postings on this blog while you continue to advertise with us.

For details on features and advertising rates please contact us or visit our website.

Door Industry Journal is a trading style of Avalon Innovations LLP Company Registration No. 06807833

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Tate Solutions Introduces a Fire Safety Option for Automatic Sliding Doors

SL300 Manual opening

Tate Solutions, the specialist automatic and access control division of Securefast plc, has announced the introduction of the unique doorson SL300EF automatic sliding door operating system, which in addition to providing smooth operating sliding doors, incorporates an innovative fire resistant and emergency escape facility in the event of an urgent building evacuation, whatever the circumstances.

The SL300EF door operates under normal conditions as a conventional automatic sliding door, providing a reliable and effortless operation, however in the event of fire, a built in failsafe system maintains the door in the closed position, whilst the option of a manual swing opening mechanism provides a safe route for evacuation of both people and goods.

Designed specifically to meet the fire safety requirements of all Public Access Buildings and typically Hospitals, Schools, Colleges and Shopping Centres, the SL300EF has been independently tested to 1,000,000 cycles and complies with the British standard EN 16005: 2013 for automatic powered doors. The high quality manufacture and energy efficient design of the SL300EF incorporates Stainless Steel construction throughout and can be supplied for either single or double door applications.

As sole UK distributors for doorson, the internationally renowned manufacturer of high quality and innovative automatic door systems, the Tate name is rapidly gaining a national reputation as one of the leading providers of automatic door systems and complete entrance door solutions. Recent contracts include providing access control and automatic upgrades to a number of leading London hotels together with various ongoing hospital adaptations designed to improve on-site fire and safety requirements.

For further information on the SL300EF or any of the other doorson products please contact the sales team at Tate Solutions on 01543 501605 or visit their web site www.tatesolutions.co.uk .

Alternatively see the SL300EF in action please click on the video link Tate Solutions: Fire Rated Automatic sliding door .



Scroll down to read more articles like this which have been published recently

Why not Sign-up to Receive these Articles by Email each Day

Enter your email address:


Delivered by FeedBurner


* Read more current and archived articles on our dedicated website *

Low Cost and Free Publicity - Your company can easily benefit from some publicity like this in return for a contribution towards our layout costs (typically £30 plusVAT), payable via PayPal or credit card  or receive the service absolutely free of charge if you advertise (see below).

We post articles up to twice a day and never delete them - we only archive them each year so that they continue to remain visible to search engines.

To have your story published - just send us your news item, logo and image(s) and we will review the material, make any necessary changes to the wording / wordcount and then advise you when it will be published.

If you take display advertising or product and literature features in our printed and online publications, you will qualify for regular free postings on this blog while you continue to advertise with us.

For details on features and advertising rates please contact us or visit our website.

Door Industry Journal is a trading style of Avalon Innovations LLP Company Registration No. 06807833

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Allegion Unlocks Door to Lockcase Specification


Specialist security provider, Allegion, has introduced its complete range of Briton mechanical locking solutions, which meet Grade 3 of EN 12209 regulation – the Briton 5600 Series.

Building on the success of Briton 5400 and 5500, the range has been bolstered with two additional Briton locks that are suitable for both internal and external doors in public buildings, in both new build and retrofit commercial applications.

Briton 5600 Series features specialised functions, such as the Briton 5650 Nightlatch with anti-thrust for protection against vandalism. Briton 5660 is an escape lock ideal for commercial buildings such as offices, schools, universities, and hospitality outlets. With a split follower function, the lock enables both the deadbolt and latch bolt to be withdrawn simultaneously inside the lever handle for swift and easy exits.

All locks within the Briton mechanical locking range feature smooth and quiet operation, while the modular design of the range allows simplified door preparation and lock interchangeability across the entire Briton series. The locks have been engineered for demanding commercial buildings and feature high corrosion resistance.

Stuart Costigan, product manager at Allegion, said:
“As a specialist manufacturer of door hardware solutions, our Briton range has a heritage reaching back decades, placing us perfectly to create an entire range of mechanical locking solutions suited to any high frequency commercial or public sector environments.

“The launch also coincides with the recent introduction of our specification guide, inspec, which invites specifiers and architects to seek complete building solutions through products designed to work together, from one provider.”

For more information on the new Briton lockcases, visit www.allegion.co.uk


Scroll down to read more articles like this which have been published recently

Why not Sign-up to Receive these Articles by Email each Day

Enter your email address:


Delivered by FeedBurner


* Read more current and archived articles on our dedicated website *

Low Cost and Free Publicity - Your company can easily benefit from some publicity like this in return for a contribution towards our layout costs (typically £30 plusVAT), payable via PayPal or credit card  or receive the service absolutely free of charge if you advertise (see below).

We post articles up to twice a day and never delete them - we only archive them each year so that they continue to remain visible to search engines.

To have your story published - just send us your news item, logo and image(s) and we will review the material, make any necessary changes to the wording / wordcount and then advise you when it will be published.

If you take display advertising or product and literature features in our printed and online publications, you will qualify for regular free postings on this blog while you continue to advertise with us.

For details on features and advertising rates please contact us or visit our website.

Door Industry Journal is a trading style of Avalon Innovations LLP Company Registration No. 06807833

Monday, 20 July 2015

Abloy Receives Healthcare Accolades


Security expert Abloy UK has recently received a number of accolades for its work in the healthcare sector, with positive feedback from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) on its PROTEC2 CLIQ solution.

In addition to this, Abloy PROTEC2 CLIQ, in partnership with Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Foundation Trust, has been shortlisted for the Heath Service Journal (HSJ) Value in Healthcare Awards 2015, in the Value and Improvement in Information Technology category.

Abloy PROTEC2 CLIQ is an easy to use web-based access control system that uses mechanical high security disc cylinders combined with highly encrypted electronic locking and identification.

The positive findings from the CQC were featured in a quality report of Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust’s Queen Elizabeth Medical Centre in Birmingham, in which the centre gained an overall rating of ‘Good’, with services at the trust being led to an ‘Outstanding’ level.

The ‘Innovation, Improvement and Sustainability’ section of the report states there was a strong innovation of culture at the centre - an example of this being the drug key system on trial on the assessment units, which is PROTEC2 CLIQ system.

It had been identified that significant nursing time was spent getting access to the drug cupboard key, leading to poor key control and ineffective use of nurse time.

With the implementation of the PROTEC2 CLIQ system, each member of staff on duty had an electronic key that was linked to them, and provided audit trails and restricted access to certain staff when skills and competencies had not been achieved.

This resulted in less time being spent looking for keys meaning greater nursing efficiency, and also improved key control with access rights to certain areas being regulated more effectively.

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust also recently upgraded the security of the drug cabinets at Scunthorpe General Hospital to PROTEC2 CLIQ, resulting in significant cost and timesavings, and a HSJ Awards shortlisting.

Jon Burke, Marketing Manager for Abloy UK, said:
“We’re really proud to be receiving this high level of recognition within the healthcare industry for our PROTEC2 CLIQ system, from both the CQC and HSJ.

“The feedback we’ve had from a number of Trusts around the UK has been extremely positive, and we believe that all healthcare institutions could benefit from the increased efficiency and high level of key control that the solution provides.”
For further information on PROTEC2 CLIQ any of the products and services available from Abloy UK, please call 01902 364 500 or email marketing@abloy.co.uk




Scroll down to read more articles like this which have been published recently

Why not Sign-up to Receive these Articles by Email each Day

Enter your email address:


Delivered by FeedBurner


* Read more current and archived articles on our dedicated website *

Low Cost and Free Publicity - Your company can easily benefit from some publicity like this in return for a contribution towards our layout costs (typically £30 plusVAT), payable via PayPal or credit card  or receive the service absolutely free of charge if you advertise (see below).

We post articles up to twice a day and never delete them - we only archive them each year so that they continue to remain visible to search engines.

To have your story published - just send us your news item, logo and image(s) and we will review the material, make any necessary changes to the wording / wordcount and then advise you when it will be published.

If you take display advertising or product and literature features in our printed and online publications, you will qualify for regular free postings on this blog while you continue to advertise with us.

For details on features and advertising rates please contact us or visit our website.

Door Industry Journal is a trading style of Avalon Innovations LLP Company Registration No. 06807833

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Stunning Classic Cars and Stars Come Together at the Inaugural Hope Classic Rally


The inaugural Hope Classic Rally was held last weekend with over 40 of the world’s most desirable classic cars coming together with stars from sport, TV, film and fashion to raise an incredible £150,000 for the charity HOPEHIV.

Taking place over Friday 10th July and Saturday 11th July, the event saw generous participants and a host of celebrities drive from Mercedes-Benz World in Brooklands, Surrey to Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire in some incredibly exotic machinery. All the funds raised will go directly to projects run by HOPEHIV, a charity which empowers children isolated by poverty, and often orphaned by HIV and AIDS, in Southern and Eastern Africa to create a better future for themselves.


Kicking off at Brooklands on the afternoon of Friday July 10th, a stellar line-up of incredibly rare classic cars assembled overlooking the Mercedes-Benz World track. The line-up, collectively worth in excess of £30m, was donated by many generous owners and included a host of Ferraris; from a 250 SWB to a pair of 365 GTB/4 Daytonas, a 288 GTO and a 550 Barchetta.

The display also featured a Mercedes-Benz 300SL ‘Gullwing’, several Aston Martins (including examples of the DB4, DB5, V8 Vantage and V8 Vantage Zagato), two Porsche 911 2.7 RS, a Lamborghini Miura, a Lotus Elite, an ex-Roy Salvadori Jaguar XK120 and ex-Duncan Hamilton XK120 and several Jaguar E-types.

The Friday’s gala dinner saw guests mingle with a host of stars, including ex-England rugby player Lewis Moody MBE, ex-Top Gear Stig and 007 stunt driver Ben Collins, Infiniti Red Bull Racing Formula One team’s chief technical officer Adrian Newey OBE, Le Mans legend Peter Blond, fashion tycoon Karen Millen OBE and Ant Anstead from TV’s For The Love of Cars, many of whom took part in an entertaining panel discussion.

Capping the glamorous evening was a charity auction led by Bonhams auctioneer Charlie Thomas. Lots going under the hammer included a signed Lewis Hamilton race helmet and a VIP Goodwood Revival weekend experience.


On the Saturday, all of the cars were waved off from Brooklands by supermodel and presenter of the Classic Car Show, Jodie Kidd. Entry to the event was by way of a suggested gift donation to the charity with many generous participants even donating vehicles for other guests to drive. Celebrity guest drivers who were lucky enough to drive thanks to donations from owners included Ben Collins in an ex-Duncan Hamilton Jaguar XK120, Lewis Moody at the wheel of a 7-litre Aston Martin V8 Vantage and Ant Anstead piloting a Ferrari Daytona.

Participants drove through the picturesque Surrey and Oxfordshire countryside, stopping briefly to meet with Anthony Worrall Thompson at his beautiful Greyhound pub near Henley-on-Thames to change drivers, arriving at Blenheim Palace where all of the cars assembled on the Great Court to the amazement of visitors to the spectacular World Heritage site.


Ex-England rugby star Lewis Moody MBE said:
“The work that HOPEHIV does is so inspiring. I’ve been lucky enough to be involved with the charity since 2007 and have visited Africa to see how the money helps children who live in unbelievably tough conditions. The Hope Classic Rally was a fantastic event, using our love of classic cars to build awareness of the charity and raise an incredible amount of money to help vulnerable children.”
Racing driver, former Top Gear Stig and 007 stunt driver Ben Collins said:
“The work that HOPEHIV does is enormously inspiring and I’m so proud and happy to have been involved in this amazing rally. It has tapped into our passion for classic cars in the best way possible, with some amazing donations made by some very generous classic car owners. Driving such a stunning a car as the ex-Duncan Hamilton Jaguar XK120 was a real once-in-a-lifetime experience – as was seeing all the cars lined-up at Blenheim Palace. What a brilliant way to raise so much money for such a worthy cause.”

Phil Wall, on behalf of the charity HOPEHIV, said:
“We at HOPEHIV have been absolutely overwhelmed by the first Hope Classic Rally. The sight of so many incredible classic cars arriving at Blenheim Palace will stay with me for a very long time – and I am amazed and humbled at the generosity of so many owners, many of who gave their cars to complete strangers in order to raise money for HOPEHIV. The funds will be used to support a generation of young people who have been the victims of incredible tragedy – but refuse to give up hope. A heartfelt thank you to everyone who took part.”

For more information on the rally, please visit www.hopeclassicrally.org



Scroll down to read more articles like this which have been published recently

Why not Sign-up to Receive these Articles by Email each Day

Enter your email address:


Delivered by FeedBurner


* Read more current and archived articles on our dedicated website *

Low Cost and Free Publicity - Your company can easily benefit from some publicity like this in return for a contribution towards our layout costs (typically £30 plusVAT), payable via PayPal or credit card  or receive the service absolutely free of charge if you advertise (see below).

We post articles up to twice a day and never delete them - we only archive them each year so that they continue to remain visible to search engines.

To have your story published - just send us your news item, logo and image(s) and we will review the material, make any necessary changes to the wording / wordcount and then advise you when it will be published.

If you take display advertising or product and literature features in our printed and online publications, you will qualify for regular free postings on this blog while you continue to advertise with us.

For details on features and advertising rates please contact us or visit our website.

Door Industry Journal is a trading style of Avalon Innovations LLP Company Registration No. 06807833

Saturday, 18 July 2015

Allegion appoints Simon Osborne as New Sales Leader for UK, Ireland


Specialist security provider, Allegion, has appointed Simon Osborne as sales leader for the United Kingdom (UK) and Ireland in an effort to expand support for the industry and the businesses it serves.

With more than 20 years of experience in the built environment, Osborne joins from Baxi Heating UK Ltd and has a wealth of experience in developing business strategy, as well as building strong relationships with customers and stakeholders alike.

Based in Walsall, Simon is responsible for developing sales and partnerships with key customers to drive the business forward within the existing channels, while also identifying new ones. Simon will work closely with Allegion’s Inspec Demand Creation team to maximise opportunities for the growing specification division.

Phil Street, commercial director of Allegion UK and Ireland, said:
“This appointment is designed to strengthen the sales structure by providing a strategic partnership approach for our talented sales team. In a market that is this dynamic, the expertise of an individual like Simon is invaluable. We’re very pleased to have him on board.”
 Simon also noted:
“I’m delighted to be joining a company that’s backed by strong brands with a deep local heritage. One of my key priorities is to understand the customers’ needs and deliver a strategic view of the market that, in turn, will drive growth for Allegion within an expanding construction sector in the UK. Our team is already very passionate about innovation and customer care, so I’ll build on that passion to create new opportunities with our partners, while strengthening our support for them as well.”

For more information on Allegion’s door solutions portfolio, please go to www.allegion.co.uk



Scroll down to read more articles like this which have been published recently

Why not Sign-up to Receive these Articles by Email each Day

Enter your email address:


Delivered by FeedBurner


* Read more current and archived articles on our dedicated website *

Low Cost and Free Publicity - Your company can easily benefit from some publicity like this in return for a contribution towards our layout costs (typically £30 plusVAT), payable via PayPal or credit card  or receive the service absolutely free of charge if you advertise (see below).

We post articles up to twice a day and never delete them - we only archive them each year so that they continue to remain visible to search engines.

To have your story published - just send us your news item, logo and image(s) and we will review the material, make any necessary changes to the wording / wordcount and then advise you when it will be published.

If you take display advertising or product and literature features in our printed and online publications, you will qualify for regular free postings on this blog while you continue to advertise with us.

For details on features and advertising rates please contact us or visit our website.

Door Industry Journal is a trading style of Avalon Innovations LLP Company Registration No. 06807833

Friday, 17 July 2015

Assa Abloy Security Doors Continue to Secure Work in The London Underground


ASSA ABLOY Security Doors, a division of ASSA ABLOY UK, the global leader in door opening solutions, is continuing to help upgrade London Underground Stations with the installation of its specialist steel doorsets.

The London Underground has 1.265 billion passengers per year and has been an iconic part of the capital for over 150 years. ASSA ABLOY Security Doors has recently supplied its doorsets to various tube stations, including Bond Street, Canary Wharf, Kings Cross, Westminster and Waterloo, as part of a regeneration and maintenance programme.

ASSA ABLOY Security Doors’ high specification doorsets, which comprise high performance steel doors, London Underground approved ironmongery and hold a 60 minute fire rating audited by Exova Warringtonfire under the Certifire Compliance scheme were supplied to the projects. In addition, some steel doors using electro-magnetic hold open devices were fitted to help with high traffic on fire escape routes.

Chris Cole, Area Sales Manager for ASSA ABLOY Security Doors commented:
‘’We are very pleased to be associated with a number of projects currently taking place within London Underground.“Due to the nature of the London Underground project, internal steel fire doors are an essential safety feature within busy public developments. Compared to alternative materials, steel doors can provide a higher level of fire protection, helping to prevent the spread of fire and maximise evacuation time.

“Additionally, steel doors demonstrate superior strength and durability, combined with relatively low maintenance requirements making them an ideal choice for high traffic areas.”
For further information, please visit www.assaabloy.co.uk



Scroll down to read more articles like this which have been published recently

Why not Sign-up to Receive these Articles by Email each Day

Enter your email address:


Delivered by FeedBurner


* Read more current and archived articles on our dedicated website *

Low Cost and Free Publicity - Your company can easily benefit from some publicity like this in return for a contribution towards our layout costs (typically £30 plusVAT), payable via PayPal or credit card  or receive the service absolutely free of charge if you advertise (see below).

We post articles up to twice a day and never delete them - we only archive them each year so that they continue to remain visible to search engines.

To have your story published - just send us your news item, logo and image(s) and we will review the material, make any necessary changes to the wording / wordcount and then advise you when it will be published.

If you take display advertising or product and literature features in our printed and online publications, you will qualify for regular free postings on this blog while you continue to advertise with us.

For details on features and advertising rates please contact us or visit our website.

Door Industry Journal is a trading style of Avalon Innovations LLP Company Registration No. 06807833