Wednesday 2 November 2016

‘Pure genius’ door design receives national prize for innovation

A brilliant innovation in door design has scooped the inaugural Product Design in Wood award at this year’s British Woodworking Federation (BWF) Awards.

Howdens Joinery and Norma Doors were presented with the award for their quick fit internal door system that halves the time to fit a traditional joinery door.

James Taylor, technical design manager at Howdens Joinery, said:

“The fitting of a typical joinery door has probably not changed in over 100 hundred years. We wanted to bring to market a door that is both simpler and quicker to install when compared to a traditional UK joinery door. The Quick Fit Door developed by Howdens Joinery and Norma Doors has halved the time taken to fit a door and may have changed how all doors will be fitted in the future. 
“Instead of trimming the door down to size in the traditional way, the Quick Fit Door can be reduced in width by moving the stiles in and out to the desired size then securing with screws top and bottom. The fixings are carefully positioned to ensure no conflict when installing the door furniture, simply sliding in and out of the centre panel.
“Currently available in two sizes, these doors cover all required finished sizes and anything in-between, giving additional benefits in terms of a reduced stock holding.”  

Watch the video below, you will be amazed! 

The Product Design in Wood award is a new category in 2016, recognising excellence in technical expertise, application and innovation in joinery product manufacture and design.

Iain McIlwee, chief executive of the BWF, said:
“The BWF awards provide us with the opportunity to showcase some of the most gifted businesses and individuals in our industry who make some of the most exciting products and projects that can be achieved using wood. 

“The judges of this award category described the Quick Fit Door as being both practical and innovative, making installation seamless and rationalising stock types – they said it was pure genius in its design.”

The annual BWF Woodworking Awards were hosted by one of Britain’s most famous Olympians, Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards. The Product Design in Wood award was sponsored by Teknos.

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