Wednesday, 31 May 2017

IN2 Access Develops Innovative Safety Edge Mounting Rails


Safety technology, sensing and automation suppliers, IN2 Access and Control Ltd, have revolutionised the appearance of safety edges on applications including gates, roller shutters, industrial, pedestrian and garage doors.


Specifically designed to complement Bircher’s leading safety edge system, IN2 Access have introduced innovative black anodised aluminium mounting rails to the marketplace.

The aluminium’s matt black finish offers a seamless, streamline appearance – eliminating the silver strip between an application and its essential electrical safety edge.

In the past, installers have been known to spray paint a black finish onto aluminium mounting rails. Not only does this method prove costly and time-consuming due to lengthy drying times, a sprayed-on coating is not an ideal long-term solution in harsh weather conditions.

Kane Tetley, a Director of IN2 Access and Control said:
“The addition of black anodised and our recent angled aluminium mounting rails not only enhances our options for the extensive range of reliable electrical safety edge products, but it gives a more aesthetically pleasing and seamless look, which can be easily retrofitted to existing installations.” 

The anodising process used on IN2 Access and Control’s new mounting rails ensures the aluminium is protected using an oxide layer, which has a higher corrosion and abrasion resistance – increasing its durability and wear.

Black aluminium is available now with Bircher safety edge profiles using AP-S, AP-5, AP-8 and angled AP-G1-D20 mounting rails. Get in touch with the IN2 Access team on 01691 655150 or email sales@in2access.co.uk to request a free sample pack.

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Tuesday, 30 May 2017

One Way Trip for 500 Cyclists


Leading garage door manufacturer Garador provided their giant 18 tonne delivery vehicles and drivers for a day to help get 500 cyclists riders and their bikes up to the north Somerset coast for the start of a major charity event.

The cyclists were taking part in the West Country’s challenging Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge to raise funds for the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance. Thanks to Garador, all the bikes and riders were transported up to the right place at the right time for the start.

The Challenge covers a cycle route from the North coast of Somerset to the South coast of Dorset, and with so many participants, the logistics of making sure everyone started and ended safely with their bikes was enormous.

Bill Sivewright, Chief Executive of the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance, said Garador’s support for the day was a critical part of its success “We are very grateful to Garador for providing the vital cycle transport between the start and finish areas of the event,” he said. “Their support is really appreciated by riders who would struggle otherwise to even enter.

“We have received some fantastic comments from participants who have all agreed how well the event was organised and run on the day,” he added.

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Monday, 29 May 2017

Yale Examines Future Smart Home Trends at FIT Show

Yale FIT Show stand 2017

Smart home security was the focus for Yale at this year’s FIT Show, and this was a decision that proved to pay off as the stand scooped the award for ‘Best Stand Under 80m2’ at the FIT Show Awards. 

The security experts showcased their exciting range of connected security products on stand, as well as presenting a seminar slot which saw Neil Vann, Market Regional Manager at ASSA ABLOY UK, discuss future trends in home automation.

Paul Atkinson, Sales & Commercial Director for Yale, commented:
“We are already seeing significant interest in the smart security market as homeowners, housebuilders and retailers are beginning to recognise the benefits of being able to remotely access home security systems from anywhere in the world, via a smartphone or tablet. We see this as a revolutionary shift that is coming our way driven outside of our industry by the tech companies. 
“We always support our customers at the FIT Show, however the main reason we decided to take a stand ourselves this year was to showcase our exciting range of connected security products, with the aim of inspiring our customers to consider how they can create business models taking advantage of this trend.”

Neil Vann, Market Regional Manager
 at ASSA ABLOY UK, discussing
future trends in home automation
 Paul continues: “The appetite for smart products amongst homeowners provides fabricators, installers, retailers and housebuilders with an opportunity to invest in new door and window products that will open up lucrative new revenue streams and position their offering at the forefront.”

Yale, alongside Philips Hue and Samsung SmartThings, has been announced as a supporter of Smart Home Week – a new initiative designed to help Brits get to grips with the connected home, showcasing the very best in smart, connected and integrated home technology.

Launching 29th May 2017, Smart Home Week aims to help homeowners understand how they can update their homes for the better and get the most out of smart devices.

Paul adds: “This year’s FIT Show has been bigger and better than ever. The move to the NEC is a clear reflection of the growth that both the show itself, and industry as a whole, has experienced in recent years. 
“It was great to see so many visitors through the doors across the three days. The FIT Show has provided us with the perfect opportunity to bridge the gap between the manufacturers and distributors of products, like us, and the companies and individuals that fabricate and install them. It also provided us with a great opportunity to network with our customers and potential new stockists, as well meeting face-to-face with key press contacts. 
“We look forward to seeing you all at the next FIT Show in 2019!” 


For further information about Yale Door and Window Solutions, please visit www.yaledws.co.uk follow @yaledws on Twitter, or alternatively call 01902 366800.

To find out more about Smart Home Week, please visit www.smarthomeweek.co.uk or search for ‘Smart Home Week’ on Facebook or Twitter.





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Sunday, 28 May 2017

Aston Martin Vulcan Set To Fly at Shelsley Walsh Hillclimb

Aston Martin Vulcan

Shelsley Walsh: Aston Martin is set to fly up the Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb, as the iconic British brand has confirmed the attendance of the Aston Martin Vulcan at this year’s British Racing Green event on the 3rd  and 4th June.

In 1913, the race-prepared machines of company founders Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford were regularly seen taking to Britain’s earliest hill climb tracks including the Worcestershire venue. Fast forward 104 years and the company is returning to its roots with its highly exclusive  820- horsepower track car, limited to just 24 examples worldwide.

The event, which provides manufacturers with the opportunity to test their creations at the historic venue, is set to celebrate all things British, Racing and Green and evoke the spirit of British Racing Green.

With a number of new classes for this event, including an Electric, SUV, Autonomous, Estate and Hypercar class, some new history is set to be created.

Crowds can expect to see Vulcan take to the hill twice on each day, alongside the venue’s regular hill
climb competition and Midland Hill Climb Championship.

David King, Vice President & Chief Special Operations Officer said:
“Aston Martin began life racing at hill climb events across Britain and it’s a pleasure for us to bring the company back to one of its earliest venues of competition. Shelsley Walsh is an iconic venue in the world of motorsport and it will be an epic sight for those attending on the day. We look forward to putting on an entertaining show”.

Mark Constanduros, Shelsley Walsh said:
“This is fantastic news both Shelslely Walsh and Aston Martin have such strong links and to have Aston Martin support this new element to the event and to bring the Vulcan is superb. The brand is absolutely perfect and is what British Racing Green is all about”.

Shelsley Walsh’s British Racing Green takes place on the 3rd and 4th of June, with tickets available  from £16 with an advance booking at www.shelsleywalsh.com


About the Midland Automobile Club and Shelsley Walsh Speed Hill Climb

The club was established at The Grand Hotel in Birmingham on the 11th January 1901 by a number of prominent members of the early motor industry whilst Queen Victoria was on the throne and as such is arguably the oldest motor sport club in the world.

Shelsley Walsh Speed Hill Climb is the oldest motor sport venue in the world still in continuous use. It was first used in 1905 and still uses its original layout, although there are a few close rivals. The first speed event was held in 1901 on the edge of the rolling hills of the Cotswolds at Sun Rising Hill.

The club has always been innovative. In 1932, the BBC chose Shelsley Walsh for its first ever outside broadcast. Electronic timing was first introduced at Shelsley and in 1998 the club organised the first ever classic trial on the Isle of Man

The MAC hosts rounds of the British Hill Climb Championship, The Midland Championship and The Leaders Championship, with classes for a variety of cars from road going to full on specialist hill climb cars. The MAC also organises, sprints, sporting trials, classic car, and social events. The Midland Automobile Club features something for every motor sport and motoring enthusiast.





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Saturday, 27 May 2017

Gliderol Garage & Industrial Doors outperforms it’s Year 1 forecasts following acquisition


Gliderol, a leading manufacturer in the UK and Ireland garage and industrial door market has reported a significant rise in turnover with higher than expected double digit growth.

Gliderol, which offers a full range of door types including roller, up and over and sectional has seen a sharp rise in customer numbers across all sectors.

Managing Director Roy Sinclair said:
“Our business is moving from strength to strength, with strong sales across all product lines. We have performed above expectations in our first full year and are now looking ahead to the next twelve months with some exciting opportunities in the pipeline with which to further our growth”.
“We are committed to providing the best quality products in a timely and efficient manner backed up by excellent customer service, we have built a sales support team internally and externally to make sure we deliver to customer expectations at the point of sale and a warranty and technical support team to ensure that we continue those high standards thereafter”.
“Our aim since the acquisition has been to invest in the business for the long term future and with significant support from our shareholders, Panacea Investment Group, we have been able to focus on delivering and executing a well thought out strategy.”


The last year has certainly been a busy one for Gliderol relocating to a new purpose built manufacturing facility, along with showroom and training centre. Additional investments include an entirely new fleet of trucks delivering reliably and regularly to all parts of the UK and Ireland and also major investment into product development with more in-depth CE testing and the current quality system ISO 9001 upgraded to 2015 standard.

Reflecting on all the developments since acquisition, Dan Summerfield Gliderol Executive Chairman and Panacea Investment Group Co-Founder, said:
“2017/18 are going to be key years for us as a business. We’re now putting months of planning into action and the links are finally connecting to ensure a best in class service and product range for our dealers, distributors and housebuilders enabling them to drive sales utilising the Gliderol brand.”
Find out more about the company's products on their website - www.gliderol.co.uk .



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Friday, 26 May 2017

Pickersgill-Kaye’s High Security Locking Solutions Going Global


A targeted marketing strategy and the support of one of the most trusted names in access control solutions, Pickersgill-Kaye is making significant inroads into new international markets with its range of locks that help address the large-scale security challenges facing critical infrastructure sites.

Pickersgill-Kaye’s ongoing export drive for its High Security Multipoint Locking Systems has been given a major boost since the company’s acquisition by ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions.

The Leeds-based lock manufacturer, now a trading division of ASSA ABLOY Limited, reports that since joining the Group there has been strong interest from worldwide markets for its range of high security multipoint locks for secure sites, which has led to a breakthrough in Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific regions.

Managing Director, Simon Teagle, explained:
“Being part of ASSA ABLOY opens opportunities for Pickersgill-Kaye’s high security products, both in the UK and export markets where we can work closely with our sister businesses locally who have established routes to market. We are starting to see product penetration in new markets with a strong pipeline of enquiries that have resulted in systems already being supplied to customers in these regions.”
ASSA ABLOY’s high performance, blast and ballistic resistant doors, coupled with Pickersgill-Kaye’s locking products, offers customers a complete security access solution for the protection of high profile buildings at risk of attack.

Pickersgill-Kaye’s high security locks are already in use protecting critical infrastructure and high value assets across the UK and Ireland. There is also strong interest in the firm’s range of High Security Slide Bar, Claw and Pedestrian Gate Locks for perimeter security applications.

Available in both surface mounted and mortice versions, Pickersgill-Kaye’s portfolio of single and multipoint locking systems are designed and manufactured to the highest technical standards. The range of locks, bolts and fittings has been specifically developed to meet exacting standards of physical attack whilst maintaining safe and easy exit.

The high security single and multipoint locks incorporate a number of key features including stainless steel lock cases, aesthetically pleasing colour matched lock and rod covers, cylinder guard protection and hardened steel bolts with anti-thrust prevention. They have also been independently cycle tested to in excess of one million operations.

All Pickersgill-Kaye products are designed on state-of-the-art CAD CAM software and are manufactured entirely in the UK using high-tech materials and production techniques. Its locks undergo extensive and challenging third party testing covering some of the most demanding durability and resistance to attack in order to satisfy the operational requirements of both national and international high security market sectors.

As with all Pickersgill-Kaye products the High Security Multipoint Locking Systems range is supported by experienced technical and customer care departments, which can now provide a worldwide service.

For more information on Pickersgill-Kaye products visit their website: www.pkaye.co.uk



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Thursday, 25 May 2017

Safety Stems Success with Allgood Ironmongery and Doorsets



Allgood ironmongery and doorsets are helping to provide exceptional fire safety at the new state of the art science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) facilities at Kingston University, London.


The University, which has roots going back more than 100 years and has approximately 19,500 enrolled students, began construction of new public-facing science and technology facilities in the summer of 2016.

The construction of the new technology facilities, outreach space and laboratories at the University’s Penrhyn Road campus, which was aided by £1.9m in Government funding from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), are benefiting the general public as well as current and future students.


Replacing the former teaching rooms on the second and third floors of the main building, the new chemistry and pharmaceutics laboratories are providing students at the University – which celebrates its 25th birthday this year – with an ultra-modern environment packed with the latest state-of-the-art equipment.

As with any science laboratory, the consideration of safety was of paramount importance when it came it to specifying elements such as the doors due to the use of flammable, toxic and dangerous chemicals. Additionally, because of the amount of traffic through the STEM department and thus the doors’ regularity of use, the university felt that reliability and durability were integral when it came to the ironmongery.

As such, Allgood supplied 15 doorsets with traditional exposed lippings. The exposed lippings provide extra protection to the door faces and ensure they can be easily repaired and replaced if necessary. Along with the doorsets, Alite levers, latches, surface maglocks and hinges were installed, providing the laboratories with fire protection for up to 30 minutes.



The Alite ironmongery range developed specifically for use in busy commercial environments was ideal for the Kingston University STEM environment – providing a robust and hard wearing ironmongery solution.

Speaking of the specification of Allgood ironmongery and doors, Vice Dean of Kingston University’s Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing, Dr Lucy Jones said: 
“One of the key aspects in the design brief for our cutting-edge new STEM facilities was ensuring we had a high level of fire safety within the laboratories and teaching spaces.
“Meeting rigorous fire safety requirements is so important in a STEM setting and the new facilities will significantly enhance our students’ learning experience. Allgood doorsets have helped us achieve this, with the company applying a special laminate finish to the laboratory doors to further boost fire door safety.”


The L167 Dark Grey Sonae laminate was not the only bespoke feature that Allgood provided for the project as Michael Thornton, Site Manager for subcontractor ITC Concepts, explains: 
“Allgood supplied doors for the Kingston STEM project with apertures for the ironmongery ‘machined out’ in the factory.
“This offsite construction element was a huge benefit when it came to fitting the doors and saved us time and cost onsite. Speaking generally, Allgood was very efficient and timely - meeting build deadlines and providing support throughout the installation process”. 

 Adnan Latif, Specification Sales Manager at Allgood said: 
“At Allgood, we strive to work closely with the end client, subcontractor and any relevant stakeholder, whenever possible, to ensure that the delivery and installation of our doorsets and ironmongery products is as smooth as possible.
“This was a really satisfying project for Allgood, with the new STEM facilities helping to significantly improve the learning experience of the Kingston University students.
“Through our doorsets and ironmongery, we are proud to have contributed to the safety of the state of the art laboratories and teaching rooms – helping to transform the learning environment for both current and future students at the university and encouraging uptake of STEM subjects.”

For more information on Allgood plc please visit www.allgood.co.uk or follow @Allgood_plc on Twitter.






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Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Visualise Your Door with Garador’s new Web App!


One of the UK’s leading manufacturers of garage doors have just introduced a new online tool, Visualise Your Door, which allows anyone with a computer and an internet connection to mock up a Garador door onto an image of their home.

The new online tool, aptly named Visualise Your Door, is easily accessed through the Garador website. It has been designed in such a way, so that any Garador garage door, in any colour variation can be selected to see what it looks like on an image of a house.

Simon Hipgrave, Managing Director of Garador explains:
“We’ve been working on the Visualise Your Door project for over a year now, it’s been something we really wanted to get right as we think it will be of real use to builders and homeowners looking for a new garage door.”
Simon continues: “Its great fun to use and we think people will really enjoy using it”
The door panel has four drag buttons, one at each corner of the door, making it quick and easy to position the door over the opening of your garage. From there it is just a case of flicking through door styles and colours, and with so many to choose from there are literally hundreds of door-colour combinations.

One really cool aspect is that Visualise Your Door works well on a tablet and a PC, which means that you can play around with garage door styles and colours, using a keyboard and mouse, or just your fingers on a tablet.

View the complete range of Garador garage doors and try the new Visualise Your Door tool online on the Garador website at www.garador.co.uk .




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Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Barrier Components Celebrates 30 years trading at FIT Show


Barrier Components Ltd., exhibitors at each FIT Show since it started in 2013, is celebrating a credible 30 years in business this year at the show.

Each year they have exhibited brand new products at FIT and 2017 will be no exception. Their product focus this year is on their expanded balustrade offer, now including a new Juliet balcony system.

 They will therefore be exhibiting a selection of components including Standard Spigots (316 stainless steel), Tilt-Loc Spigots (2205 Stainless steel), Pre-Assembled Posts, Mega Grip 3kN balustrade, Glass Rail Capping, Juliet Balcony Kits and the innovative ‘Wedge Loc Slim’ light duty channel system.


 In addition they are showing four new interior sliding door systems for framed and frameless glazed doors and seals for frameless glass doors. Their pocket door systems (PD1 & PD2) will also be on show with a special discounted promotion.


Joint Managing Director, Graham Walker said:
“It’s great to be returning once more to FIT as we celebrate our 30 year anniversary.” 
“We have left each previous event with new prospects to follow up, new ideas from speaking to those prospects and we are keen to report back on our developments and progress over the year. At the FIT Show in Birmingham we hope to further enhance our reputation for providing high quality hardware solutions to today's challenging market place.”
Barrier Components Ltd is a leading architectural hardware supplier based in Purfleet in Essex. They constantly strive to source new and innovative quality products from around the world to provide a one-stop-shop and respected technical support to their customers.

Visit their stand at FIT this year number G48 or take a look at their website www.barrier-components.co.uk.




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Monday, 22 May 2017

Sustainable Manufacturing Processes Ensure Environmental Integrity


Environmental integrity is becoming more measurable than ever before, and as a result, manufacturers must pay close attention to their sustainability credentials. Brian Sofley, Managing Director at ASSA ABLOY Security Doors, explores the environmentally friendly processes and practices adopted at ASSA ABLOY Security Doors. 

The construction industry has a significant impact has upon the environment, accounting for 40% of the energy used, and this doesn’t even take into account the impact manufacturing has upon the process .

Brian Sofley
And yet there are significant opportunities for manufacturers to help the construction industry to mitigate its environmental impact, from the sourcing of raw materials, to the manufacturing process itself, and finally taking into account the product life cycle.

Responsible Resources

The UK is self-sufficient for many construction materials, but relies on certain metals, clays and coal to be imported. As quality sources are exploited, availability is decreasing, and this can be seen in the global demand for engineering materials having quadrupled in the past 50 years .

As a result, efficient resourcing is no longer just a cost issue for manufacturers, but a core part of their environmental strategy.

One solution is using recycled materials, which not only helps to meet climate change targets and reduce the impact of higher commodity prices, it also helps meet the demand for resources. This strategy goes hand in hand with the avoidance of landfill, an important step to consider for businesses aiming to manage waste more effectively and to consider end of life costs.


At ASSA ABLOY, we are committed to the established environmental principles of reduce, reuse, recycle. This includes reusing many of the materials that come into our factories including wooden pallets, plastic bags and cardboard boxes. This may seem straightforward, but being mindful can have a considerable impact on waste reduction.

The manufacturing process

From simple ideas to advanced technology, there are opportunities to reduce the environmental impact of the manufacturing process.

New innovations mean manufacturers can develop ultra-efficient processes that make the most of raw materials in an environmentally friendly way, in turn reducing emissions further.

At ASSA ABLOY Security Doors, we have invested in a new manufacturing process that is decreasing lead times for customers, having a positive impact on the environment and improving product quality.

Each stage of the new manufacturing process requires little or no manual handling compared to the previous production line, and as a result, the speed of production has accelerated.


Not only this, but the full impact of the investment has been seen through the launch of SMARTform technology, a new door design that incorporates a full interlocking seam on all sides of the leaf. The new door platform reduces the manufacturing time and improves the aesthetic qualities of the door leaf by removing unsightly spot-weld marks. The new design also eliminates processes such as welding and grinding, significantly improving the environmental impact of the product.

Seamlessly linking all parts of the CNC production process with the computer-aided design software ensures consistent accuracy, speed of production and ease of replication should replacements be required.

Ongoing performance

The environmental integrity of a building is a key consideration in the design process for architects and contractors, particularly as clients are beginning to see the benefits of more sustainable buildings through future proofing, reduced operating costs, as well as comfort and health benefits.

The consciousness of the industry to consider the longer-term financial costs and implications of projects and individual products has changed how specifiers source products, and although actual initial cost will always take precedent, there is a growing emphasis on the associated costs over a period of time, and therefore sustainability.

It is crucial that specifiers work with manufacturers who fully understand industry pressures, and will provide a long-term solution, as opposed to an affordable commodity product that offers initial cost savings but no long term benefits. For example, specifying a high quality, fit for purpose security door can reduce maintenance, repair and replacement expenditure over the entire life cycle of a door, ultimately providing better whole life costing and reducing environmental impact.

Customers, investors and communities all expect companies to be working towards green growth, and as a consequence, organisations that aren’t committing to environmental improvements in the manufacturing process may well lose out to greener competitors. Sustainable manufacturing is no longer a luxury, but a business essential.

ASSA ABLOY Security Doors has recently launched its sustainability whitepaper. Read more here: 
http://bit.ly/2k4AqLm


  1 The Impacts of the Construction Industry and the Built Environment, Willmott Dixon
  2 The UK in 2030: Key Trends for Manufacturing, BITC

This article was also featured in our Spring 2017 issue on page 18 and 19.


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Sunday, 21 May 2017

A Unique Chance to Drive ‘The Lovely Crinkly Edges of Norway’


The inaugural Slartibartfast road trip is being organised by Bespoke Rallies, one of the leading specialists in such long distance motoring events. 

A two week rally, it will allow competitors to experience the very best of Denmark, Sweden, Finland and the Norwegian fjords, following a start at the highly-acclaimed Louwman motor museum, The Hague, Holland.


Named in honour of the character that designed the Norwegian fjords in the 1980s comedy SCFI series Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the Slartibartfast is aimed at owners of period or modern classic cars and will take place between August 23 and September 7 this year.

From Holland it heads north through Denmark, Sweden and Finland to Kirkenes; one of the most northerly ports in the Arctic circle, renowned for its views of the Aurora Borealis. From there it takes to the 35-car Hurtigruten ferry MS Midnatsol and follows ‘the lovely crinkly bits’ (as the fjords were described in The Hitchhiker’s Guide) all the way down the west coast to Bergen.


Far from simply enjoying the views from the ship, competitors will disembark each morning and rally their way through the stunning scenery before catching up with their floating hotel each evening.

Said Bespoke Rallies Director John Brigden:
“This is a completely unique event that will allow participants to enjoy Scandinavia in a way they would never have imagined possible. The final drive will comprise a blast along the famous Atlantic Road – unquestionably one of the world’s most incredible motoring experiences.”


Other great events already scheduled by Bespoke Rallies include:

Cuba Classic Rally – January 2018
The 3rd Maya Classic Rally – February 2018
The Highland 1000 – May 2018
The Pyrenees 1000 – September 2018
The Grand Prix of South America – October 2018
Wild Borneo – May 2019
Magical Madagascar – June 2019

Further details of everything on offer from this pioneering rally organiser are available at www.bespokerallies.com.


Unique rally App

In order to help adventurous classic rallyists obtain the most from their sport, Bespoke Rallies has devised a unique App (readily available free-of-charge from the Apple Store and for Android devices from the Google Play Store).

The App not only keeps enthusiasts up-to-date with the company’s events, but provides instant tracking, scoreboards, regularity timing, up-to-the minute competition results etc.




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Saturday, 20 May 2017

GEZE UK Grows its Specification Team


GEZE UK is enhancing its commitment to specification and enhancing customer experience by expanding and re-organising its specification team.

Richard Richardson-Derry, who joined GEZE UK in May 2014 as area specification manager for the Midlands and North region, now heads the expanded team. He is ideally suited for the post of national specification manager – with his ambition to drive specification and technical support across the company’s entire product range, to our customers nationwide.

He will be responsible for ensuring that GEZE UK’s growing customer base benefits from state-of-the-art products, backed by the support and care of a team of committed product experts with extensive industry knowledge.

Commenting on his appointment, Richard said:
“Our aim is to make specifying easier for architects and as we continue to develop ever more sophisticated products, technical knowhow, provided by a team of professionals is invaluable.
“I am looking forward to the wider remit of ensuring that the specification process is as seamless as it can be - efficient, ‘right first time’, exceeds customer expectations resulting in improved delivery for all parties.”
Richard will be working closely with GEZE UK specification manager, Steven Lees; new recruits Matthew Gregory and Henrik Kauffman who join as specification managers for the North and South East respectively; together James White who moves across from GEZE UK’s sales team.

Andy Howland, sales director of GEZE UK, commented: 
“I am delighted to welcome Richard into his new role and am confident that his extensive industry experience, proven track record at GEZE UK, leadership skills and fresh-thinking will provide a driving force within the specification sector.”
www.geze.co.uk



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Friday, 19 May 2017

Coburn announce launch of their Flat Track 100 system


Coburn is pleased to announce the launch of its Flat Track 100 system, a new addition to the well-established Flat Track range.

This internal top hung sliding system accommodates doors up to 100kg offering exposed hardware in black, stainless steel and rust finishes.


Features and Benefits include:

  • The introduction of a new fixing bracket which now makes Flat Track suitable for bi-passing doors as well as single and bi-parting doors

  • The introduction of a new soft closer to prevent slamming doors, promote longevity to the door surrounds and reduce the risk of finger trapping

  • Durable steel strap hangers with nylon wheels to ensure an easy, smooth and quiet action

  • Concealed guiding for a clear threshold

  • Anti-jump blocks prevent the door being removed from the track

  • Easy to assemble and install

  • A choice of traditional and contemporary hangers in a range of finishes to suit your application and operating environment

  • Tested to BS EN 1527 Grade 6 which represents 100,000 cycles of use


Flat Track 100 is available now alongside the existing Flat Track range.

For more information, please call 020 8545 6680 or email sales@coburn.co.uk .

Alternatively visit: www.coburn.co.uk for further details.





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Thursday, 18 May 2017

P C Henderson’s Flexirol Multidirectional adds flexibility to open-plan offices


P C Henderson’s Flexirol Multidirectional door hardware proves to be the ideal solution for adding flexibility to today’s open-plan workspaces. 

Open offices have been on the rise over the past 10 years with corporate giants such as Google being high profile advocates. More recently however, research suggests that productivity and employee wellbeing actually diminishes in many of these surroundings due to an increase in distractions, noise levels and sickness.1

Fergus Pickard, Product Development Director at P C Henderson, commented: 
“Glass partition doors using our Flexirol Multidirectional hardware can provide huge amounts of flexibility to open-plan office designs. When open, for example, these systems can be stored to the side in a stacking formation, allowing for a clear, free flowing space that is accessible and useable by all occupants. When closed, they can assist in creating quiet, private working areas whilst providing a clear visual throughout, retaining the open and honest environments many companies want to embody.”

P C Henderson’s Flexirol Multidirectional hardware
Glass partitions also maintain the natural light transmittance present in an existing workspace. They only occupy a small bit of space when not in use, maintaining the open plan feel desired. Most importantly perhaps, these partitions aid with noise reduction and provide privacy elements that can boost productivity.

Multidirectional door hardware systems can help meet the aesthetic, regulatory and practical elements required in a commercial office setting. From a safety perspective, the hardware is top hung, meaning that the floor area is clear and free of trip hazards. 

P C Henderson’s Flexirol Multidirectional hardware can help create bespoke styles and zones to suit a wide range of open office layouts, to the benefit of architects, designers and fit-out experts. Moveable glass walls are an innovative way of creating distinct working areas whilst providing employees with the benefits of open-plan and spacious working environments.

P C Henderson’s Flexirol Multidirectional hardware systems are used extensively to create glazed or solid wood sliding and folding stacking wall applications. The Flexirol range is high performing, versatile and is suitable for a multitude of installations, providing different stacking configurations and door weight capacities as it is available in two variations of movement – 90 or 135 degrees.

To find out more about Flexirol or to see the wide variety of sliding and folding door systems P C Henderson has to offer, visit www.pchenderson.com or email hello@pchenderson.co.uk


P C Henderson Ltd. 
Durham Road
Bowburn
County Durham
DH6 5NG

Tel: +44 (0) 191 377 0701

1 - BBC: http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20170105-open-offices-are-damaging-our-memories





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