Monday, 31 October 2016

Hörmann locks down safety with new Wheelblocker


Leading door manufacturer, Hörmann, has launched its first UK Wheelblocker - a new piece of safety equipment that locks lorries into the loading bay.

Drive-away mistakes, which occur when a vehicle leaves the loading bay too early, are a major cause of accidents. In fact, the Health and Safety Executive estimates that around 15% of all workplace transport injuries happen during the unloading and loading process.

Hörmann’s new MWB Wheel-Blocking system has been designed to prevent such incidents. The manually-operated system, locks lorries and trailers into place so that they can’t move until the unloading or loading process is complete. 

A rotating arm lock, fold-out support pedestal and operating lever detect the working position of the wheels and an advanced LED sensor flashes green once the vehicle has been secured. The status of the lorry is then displayed in the hall along with a key switch that provides an override function for swap containers.

Commenting on the product launch, Hörmann’s UK Marketing Manager, David O’Mara,said: 
“As loading bay specialists, we understand the hazards that are present during the loading process, and we’re committed to reducing them by creating innovative safety features, such as the Wheelblocker. It’s a vital product for any warehouse and we hope to see a dramatic reduction in loading bay accidents as a result of introducing it to the UK market.”
The MWB Wheel-Blocking system also comes with additional safety features, including an optional LED driveway.

For more information on Hörmann’s product range and service packages, please call 01530 513000 or visit www.hormann.co.uk



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Sunday, 30 October 2016

Barnfind Bonanza - Four Motorcycle Sidecars Discovered In A Gloucestershire Barn


Recently a pair of creaking barn doors swung open to reveal a jackpot – no fewer than four motorbikes with sidecars from the 1920s and 1930’s covered in the dust of two decades in deepest Gloucestershire.

They had been collected by the same family who loved motorbike sidecars. The four bikes were scheduled for a museum but that never happened.
Mark Bryan of H&H Classics Motorcycle Department, said: “Sometimes you just get lucky!”  
All four motorcycles will be going under the hammer at H&H Classics next big bike sale at Donington Park on November 16th.

What Mark found in fabulous original condition were a 1924 AJS Model D Combo; a 1932 BSA G12 Combo used by the Bath City Police and still bearing the name; a 1930 BSA Sloper Combo; and a 1925 Quadrant Combo.
Mark commented: “It would have been a very happy result to find one of these marvellous old combos in the barn, to find four was amazing. I could barely believe it at first.”                                                                                         
Estimated prices he says would be:

1932 BSA G12 Combo, Bath City Police £16,000 - £18,000


 1924 AJS Model D Combo - £12,000 - £14,000


 1930 BSA Sloper Combo - £7,000 - £8,000


 1925 Quadrant Combo - £10,000 – £12,000

Find out more about the auction at: www.handh.co.uk




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Saturday, 29 October 2016

Assa Abloy Announces Acquisition of Trojan Holdings Limited




ASSA ABLOY has acquired Trojan Holdings Limited, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of residential door and window hardware into the door and window fabricator market. Through this acquisition, ASSA ABLOY UK plans to further expand its product offering for its customers.

Trojan Holdings, formed in 1993, has sales of circa £20 million a year and employs 65 people in its facilities in the West Midlands. Trojan has an excellent track record in product innovation, with patent protection on a significant percentage of products.

Given the strong commercial synergies between Trojan Holdings Limited and ASSA ABLOY Limited, in particular with the Yale Door and Windows Solutions business unit, the acquisition will create opportunities for both businesses to leverage their respective capabilities enabling them to service and develop their combined customer base more effectively into the future.

Trojan Holdings Limited will continue to operate as an autonomous business unit, retaining the existing, strong commercial and operational team that has made the business successful today.

Announcing the acquisition, Neil Vann, Market Regional Manager of ASSA ABLOY UK, said:
“I am very pleased to welcome Trojan. Trojan has a strong track record of growth and innovative product development. They offer comprehensive ranges of door and window hardware which complement and extend the ASSA ABLOY offering and their wealth of experience in the residential market will further strengthen our team and businesses in the UK to the benefit of our customers.”
Find out more about Trojan at www.trojan-hardware.com and ASSA ABLOY at www.assaabloy.co.uk



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Friday, 28 October 2016

AluK (GB) relocates UK Headquarters to Monmouthshire



AluK (GB), a leading designer and engineer of aluminium building systems, has today announced that it has acquired a major site in Chepstow, Monmouthshire, to enable significant expansion plans.

The multi-million pound investment, one of the largest industrial deals to take place in Wales this decade, follows three years of substantial business growth in the UK market.

The new 350,000sq ft facility will increase assembly and production capacity, enabling AluK to meet the growing demands of its customers efficiently and effectively. The decision to move premises and acquire this larger site was essential to the continued expansion of the business and demonstrates AluK’s commitment to the UK market.

Russell Yates, Managing Director, AluK, comments:
“Over the past three years we have significantly expanded our business and have outgrown our current facilities in Newport. We are pleased to confirm that we have been able to acquire new facilities in South Wales, and are planning to move to the new premises in the first quarter of 2017.”
Recent investment in the business has included the opening of a London Design Studio to bring AluK’s products closer to its customers, whilst also providing a space for industry discussion and debate. Continuing this investment in the UK, the new South Wales Headquarters will include R&D, training and state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities, as well as warehousing, offices, and a showroom displaying the complete range of AluK systems.

Russell continues: “The new site provides us with a fantastic platform for delivering continued innovation and exceptional product design, which will result in the launch of a range of new products to the Commercial and Trade & Residential markets early next year. To support these introductions, and our future business strategy, we have restructured our business, which is now split into two divisions to focus and specialise on each of the market sectors.”

The relocation to new premises marks the next stage in AluK’s growth and business expansion strategy. It presents the company with an opportunity to bring new and innovative ideas to both their direct and indirect customers, as well as provide expertise and support to the industry.

For more information about AluK products visit www.aluk.co.uk or email project@aluk.co.uk


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Thursday, 27 October 2016

Spotlight falls on attack-resistant locks after security row



A row over the online sale of lock picks and other thieves’ tools to the general public has accelerated interest amongst locksmiths and security professionals in locks that successfully resist attack.

Police chiefs have expressed concern over the ready availability of lock picks and similar devices and have criticised one leading online retailer for selling equipment that could encourage or facilitate crime.

In addition to lock picks, other types of equipment attractive to burglars, such as bump keys, are freely available from online retailers. There are also instruction manuals and videos demonstrating lock snapping and other methods of lock attack that can be downloaded from the internet.

This led to the development of a domestic door security standard designed to defeat lock attack - TS 007. The BSI Kitemarked TS 007 three star cylinder solution withstands five methods of lock attack: picking, drilling, snapping, bumping and plug extraction. TS 007 was developed by the DHF (Door & Hardware Federation) and the GGF (Glass & Glazing Federation) and has the support of Secured by Design.

A Kitemarked TS 007 cylinder is designed to replace the Eurocylinder typically used in locks found in domestic entrance doors made of PVC-u and composite materials which form the bulk of domestic entrance doors in the UK.

Security to the Kitemarked TS 007 standard can be achieved by either a combination of a TS 007 cylinder (marked with one star) and TS 007 security door furniture such as a strengthened door handle (marked with two stars); or a “super cylinder” (marked with three stars) that does not need additional door hardware. In both cases, the same degree of resistance against attack is provided.

DHF CEO Bob Perry said:
“The ability to purchase thieves’ tools on the internet, and the opportunity to go online to learn lock attack methods, has been a concern to police, lock manufacturers and security professionals for some time. The online availability of lock picks just adds to the burglars’ armoury of equipment they can obtain to attack door locks. TS 007 was a major industry initiative to meet these threats.
“Locksmiths and security specialists are increasingly advising their clients to replace Eurocylinders with TS 007 rated cylinders and handles to provide a three star domestic security solution.”

RISCAuthority, the insurance-backed organisation that supports best practice in the protection of property and business, has referenced TS 007 and other standards developed by the lock industry in their recent Guidance to Occupiers publication.

There is evidence, too, of increased awareness of the growing threat of lock attack amongst householders. They require locks and security devices that sport the familiar BSI Kitemark. In recent times, the TS 007 information page on the domestic householder section was the most visited page on the entire DHF website after the main home page.

For more information about the BSI Kitemarked TS 007 three star cylinder solution, visit www.dhfonline.org.uk .




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Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Laidlaw launches a Graduate Training Programme

Left to right: Matt, Ellie and Dan

Laidlaw has signalled its commitment to investing in future talent by launching its own graduate scheme.

The leading architectural ironmongery, balustrades and security systems business has appointed its first three graduates into the scheme and they will now undergo intensive training to become key account managers.

Mathew Browne, aged 24, graduated from Southampton Solent University with a degree in Business Management, while 21-year-old Ellie Peters has joined Laidlaw after completing a degree in Childhood Studies at Bangor University. Daniel Wilkinson, aged 23, completes the graduate trio. He attained a degree in product/industrial design from the University of Teesside.

The three have started a six-month induction and training programme, during which time they will undergo rigorous customer-focused sales training and work in all areas across the business.

When they successfully complete the induction phase and complete the GAI (Guild of Architectural Ironmongery) Foundation Programme, they will be placed into key account manager roles within the business.

They will then go on to study for a three-year GAI diploma, a respected and widely recognised industry qualification that provides learners with a broad knowledge and understanding of ironmongery.

Peter O’Brien, Managing Director, said:
“We have drawn up a very detailed and well-thought-out graduate programme, which forms part of our longer term plan to invest in new talent so that we can safeguard the future success of the business.
“We are delighted to welcome our first three trainees who were chosen from a pool of very high-quality candidates and are looking forward to seeing their progress.
“This new generation of key account managers will learn from some of the best in the industry and as they learn the ropes, they will take an integrated approach, providing customers with product solutions from across the full range of ironmongery, balustrading and security systems.
“It’s an exciting development for the company and we will be providing as much support as they need to progress within the company.”

The graduate training programme is the latest in Laidlaw’s commitment to supporting professionals in their career. It is also an approved member of the RIBA CPD Providers Network and offers a series of four CPDs for Architects and construction professionals, one of which is an approved core curriculum subject.

Laidlaw has a history going back more than 100 years and was relaunched as an independent business in January 2016. For details about Laidlaw’s products and services, visit www.laidlaw.co.uk.



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Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Agrippa now available at Screwfix


The Agrippa fire door holder and closer are now available to buy online from Screwfix.

Launched just three years ago by innovators of fire technology, Geofire, the wire-free devices release the fire door automatically to protect the building and its inhabitants in the event of a fire.

Unlike similar hold open devices, the Agrippa products use patented ‘listen and learn’ technology to record the sound of the building’s fire alarm. This ensures the fire door will only close upon hearing the sound of the fire alarm, significantly reducing false activations from loud noises such as vacuum cleaners.


The Agrippa products can be bought directly online at www.screwfix.com and can be fitted by anyone who is competent in DIY, as no electrical knowledge is required. Their wire-free design also means there is no need to disrupt the building’s infrastructure during installation. Full installation guides and step-by-step videos are available online.

Screwfix offers a straightforward and transparently-priced retail experience that enables busy tradespeople to shop for 27,000 products over the phone, online, via their mobile or from their local store.

Andy Collinson, CEO of Geofire, said: 
“We are delighted to have our Agrippa products in the Screwfix directory. We initially designed the Agrippa range to overcome the issues associated with wire-free devices, such as damage to furnishings or continuous false activations.
“It is very important that people aren’t using a wooden wedge to hold open their fire doors, as the door will not do its job and prevent the spread or smoke and flames.
“We truly believe in our products and are continuously investing in improving the technology we use to make our devices the best they can be. I am very proud that we can say that we manufacture all of our products from our factory in County Durham.”

The Agrippa fire door holder is a safe and legal solution that can be installed behind the door to hold the door open. Competitively priced and easy to install, the Agrippa holder is particularly useful in busy corridors to create free movement around the building. A chain keeper or floor mounted bracket can also be bought from Screwfix for non-standard installations.

The Agrippa fire door closer is a swing-free device allowing the fire door to be held open in any position. Installed at the top of the door, the closer makes the fire door feel light and easy to move.

Both products are supplied with two C-cell batteries and come in a range of finishes suitable for all installations.

For more information email, call or click: enquiries@geofire.co.uk 01388 770 360

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Monday, 24 October 2016

Accessible Homes: P C Henderson’s Evolve Helps Ease Movement within the Home


According to the latest statistics, one in five disabled people believe that their accommodation is not suitable as their home requires adaptation[1]. Research by national charity, Aspire, has determined that fewer wheelchair accessible homes were built in 2013 than in 2005, with 24,000 wheelchair users in England waiting for appropriate social or affordable housing[2].


P C Henderson’s innovative, automated sliding door hardware - Evolve - provides the ideal solution for easier access in and around rooms, particularly for those with limited mobility, in new or existing homes.

Fergus Pickard, Research & Development Director at P C Henderson, comments: 
“It is natural for individuals to want to be independent in their own homes for as long as they can, regardless of age or disability. Our Evolve range of sliding door hardware provides users with a safe, easy to operate, automated system that allows sliding doors to open at the push of a button or by activating a motion sensor.
“Utilising sliding door hardware, rather than a traditional swing door, provides the added benefit of an entirely clear floor space, allowing for a smooth flow between rooms”.


Building Regulations and standards such as Lifetime Homes are helping to drive the push for housing which can accommodate changing needs of inhabitants over its lifespan. Homes that enable easier mobility via wider openings, layout and design are in high demand by many people who rely on wheelchairs and walking aids to move around.

P C Henderson’s Evolve range is available in three product variants to suit a number of different applications. Evolve 60 utilises a Pocket Door system, whereby the door slides smoothly into a cavity wall; this is particularly suitable for applications such as toilets and bathrooms where maximising space is a must. Evolve 80 utilises the company’s Husky 100 hardware system whereby the door slides along an adjacent wall. The Evolve 80 SIM is designed for simultaneous bi-parting double doors, making it ideal for wider apertures.


Suitable for interior use, the Evolve range of hardware is extremely versatile with the ability to move wooden or glass doors in a variety of door weights. It is simple to fit and comes complete with track, hangers, floor guide, track stop, drive unit and remote control as standard. A number of sophisticated optional extras are available that can enhance the system further.

P C Henderson has been manufacturing sliding door hardware systems for over 90 years in the UK. Its British engineered systems are cost efficient and combine high performance with aesthetic appeal, meeting the requirements of architects and their clients. With an experienced in-house technical team, customers can expect unrivalled service and support.

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


[1] Lifetime Homes: http://www.lifetimehomes.org.uk/pages/lifetime-homes-and-disabled-people.html

[2] Aspire: https://www.aspire.org.uk/News/aspires-research-finds-massive-shortfall-in-accessible-housing-in-the-uk


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

Tel: +44 (0) 191 377 0701

Website: www.pchenderson.co.uk

Email - UK: sales@pchenderson.com


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Sunday, 23 October 2016

Coys complete first ever Classic Car Sale on Social Media


A 1964 Aston Martin DB5 became the first ever classic car sale completed via social media when it was sold for £825,000 by international auctioneers Coys on the next-generation platform Vero. The sale also marked the largest known transaction made via Apple Pay.

The car is one of the highly sought-after right hand drive silver birch models with red leather trim. It has undergone a full restoration – including engine rebuild, suspension and gearbox overhaul following 20 years in dry storage, during which time it was not used.

Coys had announced earlier in the month at the Mondial de L’Automobile - Paris Motor Show, which remains the most visited automobile show in the world with 1,066,439 visitors, that customers would be able to purchase a selection of historic cars via Vero, including the iconic DB5 which featured in their exhibition area at the international biennial event.

The buyer, who wished to remain anonymous, bought the DB5 with Apple Pay directly from the Coys profile on Vero after seeing it at the show.

Chris Routledge, CEO of COYS, said:
 
“The proud new owner saw the DB5 at the Paris Motor Show, he was overjoyed to see the car of his dreams and didn’t want to lose it… he was keen to quickly get in front of the queue, so a few days later he hit the ‘Buy Now’ button on Vero to guarantee the purchase, leaving two other collectors disappointed in his wake.”

He added: 

“This is an exciting achievement for COYS digital presence, which signals a new era for classic car sales. The ‘Buy Now’ feature on Vero will give informed and savvy collectors a crucial head start in a highly competitive market place. Collectors worldwide fight fiercely amongst themselves to obtain the best machines and we certainly feel that Coys presence on Vero will give our clients that essential edge.”

Ayman Hariri, Co-founder and CEO of Vero, said: 
“Classic cars set the pulse racing like few other things. We’re delighted that Coys have chosen Vero as the platform to express their love of classic cars. Coys remind us of the influence classic cars have on us through movies such as the Italian Job, Ronin, and of course, Bullitt. With Vero's unique Buy-Now feature, Coys is offering collectors a new way to purchase the cars they've always dreamed of owning.”

Other historic cars currently listed and available for instant purchase on Coys’ Vero profile include a £400,000 Ferrari Dino 246 once owned by Peter Grant (manager of the legendary band Led Zeppelin), an £800,000 Ferrari Daytona and a £295,000 Bentley Continental S2.

www.coys.co.uk


About VERO

Vero is a next-generation social platform that takes the nuance, control and consideration we use to connect and share in real life and translates it online. By privately categorizing connections as ‘Close Friends’, ‘Friends’ and ‘Acquaintances’ Vero users can tailor the audience for each post. Whether you want to share a private moment with family and friends or update your entire network, Vero lets you be social in a way that suits you. Vero is available to download now on IOS, with an Android compatible version expected to launch before the end of the year. www.vero.co



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Saturday, 22 October 2016

Hörmann is awarded with Design4Safety at the SHD Logistics Awards


Leading door manufacturer Hörmann (UK) celebrated a successful week exhibiting at IMHX 2016 after being recognised for a Design4Safety award at the 2016 SHD Logistics Awards. As well as picking up such a prestigious award, Hörmann also supported the event by sponsoring the Warehouse Efficiency category.

The Leicestershire-based door manufacturer’s Safety Light Grille, which looks to eliminate the potential harm to people when passing under spiral and high speed doors, was shortlisted as a finalist for the Goods in/Goods out category.

The Design4Safety awards, organised by the IMHX and BITA, are awarded every three years during the IMHX trade show and all exhibitors to the show have the opportunity to enter.

The awards focus on improving safety standards by highlighting the importance of improving safety standards and practices when designing a product or service.

Alan Jenkins, sales director of Hörmann UK said:
“We are delighted to have been selected as the winners of the Goods in/Goods out category at the Design4Safety awards. The award not only recognises our commitment to manufacturing our components to the highest quality, but it ensures that the safety of our products is at the heart of everything we do and produce.”

For more information on Hörmann’s product range and service packages, please call 01530 513000 or visit www.hormann.co.uk



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Friday, 21 October 2016

Jewers Doors Open New Studio for Acclaimed Sculptor


Jewers Doors have recently completed the installation of seven Osprey multi-leaf sliding folding doors to complete the conversion of an old dilapidated dairy factory in Camberwell, London into a series of studios, workshops and galleries for internationally acclaimed artist and sculptor Sir Anish Kapoor.


In a project spanning five years, Casey Fierro Architects masterminded the renovation of the buildings without disturbing the day-to-day workings of the Turner prize-winning artist, whose most-famous works include the bean-shaped sculpture in Chicago's Millennium Park.

“The doors needed to be incredibly robust to provide a calm, internal world, free from external distraction.” said Michael Casey, partner in the architecture practice. “Flexibility and ease of operation were key factors. The doors had to flexible enough to open fully to accommodate some of the very large pieces of sculpture for which Anish is renowned, but also open partially for smaller works thus minimising heat loss from the building.”



Jewers supplied manually operated Osprey sliding, folding doors in four and five leaf configurations. Manufactured as a single piece construction, each of the door panels is fully insulated with environmentally friendly insulation materials which optimise thermal efficiency and reduce noise pollution by up to 25dB. 

 The doors incorporate soft compound weather seals to all edges, which also protect against finger and toe trapping. Some of the doors are fitted with louvres to provide ventilation when resins or other hazardous materials are used in the creation of the sculptures.
 

In the closed position the doors are secured by internal, full-height lockable espagnolette bolts, which engage into the bottom and top track. A lever handle withdraws the bolts to enable door leaves to be easily pushed aside to allow full width entry. For the five leaf doors, the end panel acts as a full height pass door avoiding the need to open the door fully.

The hard wearing powder coated finish to the doors minimises maintenance and provides a discrete presence from the street, yet compliments the contemporary interior style of the studios.

For more information visit www.jewersdoors.co.uk



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Thursday, 20 October 2016

Courts crack down on unsafe doors and gates


The company responsible for a metal door that badly injured actor Harrison Ford on a Pinewood Studios film set has been fined £1.6 million.

Ford was struck by a metal door during the production of a Star Wars film. Foodles Production (UK) Ltd, owned by Disney, had pleaded guilty earlier this year to two charges brought by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). The sentence comes just days after a company was fined £500,000 after a man was killed by a steel gate in Wales.

The DHF (Door & Hardware Federation) is the industry body representing the metal door and powered gate sectors. It is campaigning for higher standards of safety for doors, automated gates and barriers and is warning that courts are dealing with accidents caused by faulty doors and gates with ever-increasing severity.

DHF CEO Bob Perry said:
“The size of these latest fines demonstrates that the courts will show no leniency to companies who put human life at risk by having faulty doors and gates. We believe this latest fine is the highest ever to be levied in the industry.
“The responsibility for a safe door or gate lies with manufacturers, installers, owners, repairers and maintainers. The courts have recently been issued with new sentencing guidelines. These give them power to impose much larger fines on individuals and organisations in cases where unsafe industrial machinery such as doors and gates has caused death or serious injury.”

In the Harrison Ford case the judge said the most serious breach was that the production company had carried out a risk assessment on the door, but failed to tell the actor about the dangers. He said the greatest failing of all on behalf of the company was a lack of communication.

The DHF’s in-depth safety diploma training scheme covers all aspects of industrial door and powered gate safety training. The preparation of risk assessments - and protocols for sharing the assessments with owners and users - form a key part of the DHF training course. To date, almost 1,000 personnel from the industrial door and powered gate sectors have successfully completed their DHF safety diploma training.

Installers, owners and maintainers of industrial doors and powered gates should visit www.dhfonline.org.uk for more information about safety and for guidance on relevant health & safety legislation. The website also has details of future dates and availability of the DHF’s training courses.

Read more about the accident and court case at www.telegraph.co.uk

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Wednesday, 19 October 2016

New Flavour for Garador's Charity Coffee Morning

From left, Daniel Clegg, Sam Todd and
Michelle Jamieson from Garador's commercial
department all helped to make
the charity morning a big success.

Garador put a new take on its traditional annual fund raising morning for MacMillan Cancer Support.
“Every year we run a special coffee morning to raise funds to help people living with cancer,” said Garador’s managing director Simon Hipgrave.
“But this year instead on concentrating on just cakes, we added the choice of savouries and it has worked very well,” he said. “I am always surprised at the culinary talent we have here at Garador, and this year we had a really amazing selection of foods.”

Along with a fabulous array of cakes, from lemon drizzle to triple chocolate and Malteaser cakes, Garador employees also brought in quiches, pizzas and sausage rolls for their special coffee morning.

Prizes were also donated for a raffle, including bottles of wine and cider.

A total of £224 was raised during the morning.

The Coffee Morning was part of Macmillan Cancer Support's main fundraising event which raises millions of pounds annually for people living with cancer. The charity says that one in three of us will face cancer at some point in our lifetime, and the money raised by this event will help ensure no one has to face it alone.

Visit www.garador.co.uk to see their latest door offerings.



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Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Innovative R-Loc Developed for P C Henderson’s popular Securefold Hardware


As part of a continuous research and development programme put in place to ensure products meet and exceed customer expectations, P C Henderson is pleased to announce the launch of its innovative R-Loc mechanism for the Securefold 100.

Designed with customers in mind, R-Loc is a clever ratchet system that enables installers to easily heighten or lower a door, eliminating the process of locking the hanger in place with a grub screw. The product aims to speed up the installation process for timber joiners, whilst also providing a simple adjustment process.


Fergus Pickard, Product Development Director at P C Henderson, comments:
“Gaining customer feedback and systematically relaying this into our in-house Research and Development team is an extremely important part of our internal processes. We are continually looking at ways to not only bring new, innovative products to market, but also at how we can improve and enhance our existing product range, R-Loc is a great example of this.
“Designed specifically for our popular Securefold range, R-Loc further enhances its credentials as one of the best folding door systems in the market.”

P C Henderson is renowned for its high quality, performance, reliability and technical support. The addition of R-Loc has enhanced Securefold as the definitive choice when specifying hardware for interior and exterior folding doors. Engineered using high grade 316 stainless steel and cutting edge polymer technology, all components in the range have undergone extensive cyclic testing exceeding the maximum European BS EN I527 grade of 100,000 cycles.

The top-hung design creates a discreet, easy to operate system that does not compromise the look of the doors with unsightly cut-outs. A variety of weight capabilities, finishes and locking options makes this the system that offers superior performance while meeting the aesthetic preferences of the customer.

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



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Monday, 17 October 2016

Laidlaw’s commitment to training confirmed with RIBA-approved CPDs


Architects and construction professionals can attain up to double allocated points with Laidlaw’s high quality RIBA-approved material.

Laidlaw, one of the country’s leading names in architectural ironmongery, balustrades and security systems, is an approved member of the RIBA CPD Providers Network and offers a series of four CPDs for professionals, one of which is an approved core curriculum subject.

Managing Director Peter O’Brien said:
“We’re committed to high quality education and training, which is why we have created resources on four key topics that will help professionals in the architecture and construction sectors to improve their knowledge and also learn about innovations in the market.
“We’re very proud to be part of this prestigious network of providers because it guarantees that our learning resources have achieved the hallmark of the quality required for this most demanding of sectors.”

All material is rigorously assessed within the strict guidelines laid down by RIBA’s assessors and because Laidlaw is part of the CPD Providers Network, any module completed is worth double the points under the RIBA CPD system.

Access for All, which is an approved core curriculum subject, focuses on the requirements of the Equality Act and such topics as door opening force, accessibility, minimum obligations for door hardware and performance criteria. It also looks at corrective solutions for inappropriate design in public buildings with regards to accessibility.

Handrails and Balustrades: The Specifiers’ Guide also looks at the Equality Act and requirements for handrails and balustrades, including heights and projections, materials, loading forces, and overcoming challenges.

In the Helping to Specify Architectural Ironmongery module, learners will cover specification procedures, Declaration of Performance Certification and how to schedule a typical building. It also has a basic introduction to hinges, door closers, hardware, locks, access control and anti-ligature products.

The fourth CPD module on Specifying Integrated Doorsets looks at the meaning of CE marking, the benefits of an integrated doorset, standards, finishes, hardware selection and specialist requirements.

Each module comprises a 50-minute seminar, working models, literature and handouts.

To discover more about Laidlaw’s RIBA-approved CPD resources, visit www.laidlaw.co.uk or telephone 01902 600400 for details.



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