Wednesday 31 August 2011


Sun Trade Windows has switched to using Yale’s innovative new YS170 multipoint locking system to secure its PVC-U panel doors. 

Trade fabricator Sun Trade Windows has made the switch to Yale’s newest multipoint locking system to make fabrication quicker and easier, without compromising on security or aesthetics of its high quality PVC-U panel doors.

YS170 is Yale’s new multipoint locking system, specially designed with improved handle ability and optimum door performance. Its flexible design allows it to work with almost any lock type furniture selection and even mechanical or electronic access.

Graham Davies, Commercial Director of Sun Trade Windows says: “Our business is based on attention to detail, and our long terms relationships with highly qualified teams such as those at Yale, strengthens our offering to customers.

“Yale is without a doubt the most famous lock brand and a home security specialist.  By switching to use the YS170 multipoint locking system, we can demonstrate that we are choosing the most up to date and innovate solution on our products, so that installers can consistently offer end users a safe and secure solution.”

Sun Trade Windows now offers a complete range of quality and weather resistance panel doors with Yale’s YS170 multipoint locking system as standard.

Paul Hattrick, Business Development Manager - Yale OEM added: “As a leading trade fabricator of PVC-U window and door systems, Sun Trade Windows has embraced the need to offer high security solutions and innovation, without compromising on aesthetics.

“By using Yale’s YS170 system, Sun Trade Windows instantly adds value and really boosts the sales potential of its panel door ranges.  Being more secure and versatile to manufacture and with the Yale brand featured on the multipoint lock itself, installers and end users can be assured that this trade fabricator has invested in top product solutions that meet their requirements.”

 YS170 meets all the latest security product standards, including Secured by Design accreditation and being fully compliant with PAS 24 and BS6375, and is also design proofed for any future standards.

Available in 35mm and 45mm backsets Future proofed to meet new independent standards Corrosion tested to BS EN 1670.  For more details, please visit

Sun Trade supply 60mm, 70mm and Edge products along with specialist products such as conservatories, vertical sliding windows, bi-folding doors, patio doors and composite doors via a series of trade counters located throughout the south of the U.K.

If you would like to know more about Sun contact Ryan White on: 01656 746 650 or visit the web site at: 

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Tuesday 30 August 2011

Cooke Brothers Introduces Fully Concealed 3-D Hinges

Cooke Brothers have confirmed that they signed an exclusive distributorship arrangement with one of Germany’s leading hinge manufacturers BaSys, to market their range of high specification hinges in the UK.

The agreement means that Cooke Brothers are now the sole UK stockists and distributors of the PIVOTA ® series of fully concealed, three way adjustable, four knuckle precision hinges and the OBJECTA ® range of heavy duty, high performance, security hinges and receivers.

BaSys have established an enviable reputation throughout Europe for unrivalled quality and innovation in hinge technology, supplying such prestigious developments as the BMW Headquarters in Munich, the Klum Hotel in St Moritz, and the Raiffeisen Bank in Graubunden, Switzerland.

Both the PIVOTA ® and OBJECTA ® range of hinges are widely acknowledged as being at the forefront in advanced hinge design and performance and as such they represent an important and valuable new dimension to Cooke Brothers already comprehensive range of hinge options.

Sunday 28 August 2011


LHC has launched a new framework arrangement offering public sector officers across England & Wales easy access to aluminium window and door products (A5.)

The new OJEU compliant, pre-tendered framework arrangement provides for the supply and installation or supply only of quality, best value aluminium windows and doors.

Offered in standard white powder coated finish, other key options include natural anodised as well as additional gloss powder coating choices including RAL colours, special powder coating finishes and textures such as metallic effect, dual colour or woodgrain effect.  Composite products are also offered to include aluminium/timber and aluminium/PVC-U profiles.

Alongside product offerings, A5 offers a complete service solution from design advice and support through survey and installation processes to finishing and making good.

John Skivington, LHC Director said: “LHC strives to develop new framework arrangements such as A5 to offer readily available and complete solutions with a range of options, providing customer choice for the most popular building products and services, suitable for all types of public sector buildings.

“By choosing A5, procurement officers can be assured whatever their requirements for aluminium windows and doors, whether it be for low, medium and high rise housing schemes, schools or any other works programmes that the work will be completed with goals for efficiency, sustainability and quality achieved, and most importantly in full compliance with European and UK standards.”

Six appointed companies will service the A5 framework arrangement, operating within four lots across England and Wales to provide products from nationally acclaimed companies, delivered on a local basis to all local authorities, housing associations and public sector bodies.

Windows and doors are also fully compliant to all the latest standards, including BS 4873, BS EN 14351 – 1, PAS 23-1 and PAS 24 together with the current Building Regulations requirements.

For further information on the A5 framework arrangement, or to download a procurement guide, please visit 

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Thursday 25 August 2011

Pennsylvania Residents Get Their Garage Door Openers Working; Interference Investigation Continues

Professional Door Dealer magazine reported recently.....

Here's good news from the residents of the Willow Glen neighborhood in Ontelaunee Township, Pa.: In July, their garage door openers didn't work at all; today, they work from blocks away. But what interfered with them and made them all stop working at once remains a mystery, just as the reason they all started working again remains a mystery.

Read the full story on their website. 

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Wednesday 10 August 2011

J.Banks Acquires Webb Lloyd

Leading UK hardware manufacturer J.Banks & Co Ltd has announced the acquisition of the premium lever furniture brand, Webb Lloyd, from Exidor Ltd.

Announcing the group’s latest acquisition, Managing Director, David Wellman said, “We are extremely pleased to incorporate such an iconic brand as Webb Lloyd into our portfolio of products. We feel that the addition of such a high quality and well established range of British made door furniture is a logical step for the group and will enable us to offer our customers a more diverse choice of hardware”.

The acquisition is also good news to all Webb Lloyd customers, whose valued business can be assured continuity of supply, maintained high standards of product quality together with first class customer services, stockholding and distribution.

The J.Banks group of companies, currently operating from five sites around the West Midlands, encompasses extensive design and development facilities, the very latest in pressure zinc diecasting technology, precision vertical machining centres, press work, plastic injection mouldings, assembly and distribution.

The extensive range of products produced by J.Banks includes: Door and Window Restrictors, Door Stops, Specialist Hinges, Locking Devices, Bi-Fold Door Hardware and a wide range of Bespoke Hardware products. The company is BS EN ISO 9001 registered and are holders of the latest ISO 14001 Environmental certification.

For information on the Webb Lloyd furniture range or for the latest J.Banks literature please contact their sales team on: 0121 520 9205, Email: or visit us at 

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