Thursday, 24 September 2020

Fire Door Safety Week: launch of new webinar series for installers


Fire door professionals are being encouraged to attend a series of free webinars to ensure they are following the latest best practice guidance on installation, maintenance and inspection. 

The first webinar, “Fire Doors – the consequence of complacency”, will take place on Friday 25 September as part of Masonite UK’s support for Fire Door Safety Week.

It will focus on what happens when fire doors do not perform as they should and the consequences of this. Hannah Mansell, Group Technical Director for Masonite UK, will take attendees through a review of fire door safety, the consequences of complacency and will also host a Q&A session.

“Every single person involved in the chain of managing fire safety products needs to understand their legal and moral responsibilities for keeping the building occupants safe,” said Hannah. “It is not just a case of being trained once and considering oneself an expert; it’s about making sure that training is done on a regular basis and that anyone who is responsible for fire and building safety is completely competent; including everyone who is involved in the construction and maintenance of a building.

“These stakeholders must understand that when they chose to be involved in the construction sector, they are essentially signing up to do work, that one day, may save someone’s life. Those that do not hold themselves accountable are playing an extremely dangerous game.”

For more information on the webinar and to sign up, visit: bit.ly/Masonite-UK-webinars

www.masonite.com





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Wednesday, 23 September 2020

60% of Local Authorities delay Fire Door Maintenance and Inspection Programmes – leaving safety to chance


Over half (52%) of UK local authorities responding to a Freedom of Information (FOI) request reported delays to planned fire door maintenance and replacement in the first half of 2020. The number rises to 60% when inspection delays are also factored in.

For building occupants and the fire services, fire doors play a life-saving role in holding back the spread of fire and smoke to help keep corridors and emergency exits clear. With more people spending time in their homes due to COVID-19, this year Fire Door Safety Week explores the state of fire door maintenance and replacement programmes across local authority-managed housing.

According to the data, at least 26,318 fire doors were scheduled for maintenance or replacement between January and June 2020, but 16,580 did not progress – meaning 63% of individual planned works were delayed until at least the second half of the year, affecting a minimum of 9,954 individual properties.

The data, obtained for Fire Door Safety Week, is based on responses from 147 local authorities that own and manage their own housing stock – not including areas where property is solely managed by private registered providers or housing associations.

Not all responding local authorities provided reasons for delay, but over half (53%) of those experiencing delays cited COVID-19-related restrictions, including limited property access and availability of contractors due to social distancing guidelines. However, it was positive that several local authorities proactively mentioned that emergency repair works to fire doors continued throughout the lockdown period to maintain the safety of residents.

Of those local authorities that experienced delays, 65% intend to commence works by the end of the year. This signals that the majority recognise the importance of properly fitted and maintained fire doors. However, worryingly 31% of local authorities stated that they are yet to define a date for recommencing the planned works.

Helen Hewitt, Chief Executive of the British Woodworking Federation, which organises Fire Door Safety Week, said:
“It is clear COVID-19 has understandably impacted on service delivery across a variety of sectors, but fires do not stop. With the UK lockdown period forcing many people to spend more time at home, people without fit for purpose fire doors have been put at risk. There is a need for continued and urgent focus on ensuring the safety of all building occupants whether in local authority or privately-rented accommodation, workplaces or other building types.”

Discussing local authority plans to recommence delayed works, Helen Hewitt said:
“It’s encouraging to see that over half of local authorities experiencing delays are due to recommence or complete their scheduled fire door replacement and maintenance in the second half of 2020. For those yet to define a date to recommence works, it is vital local authorities take action to replace or maintain fire doors that have been identified by inspectors as soon as possible.
“The construction industry has worked hard to ensure that it is COVID-secure, and now there is a need to act to ensure individuals living and working in properties have safe and compliant fire doors. We hope Fire Door Safety Week will draw attention to these important issues and encourage all with responsibility for fire doors to take urgent action.”
Fire door inspections

In addition to delays to maintenance and replacement in the first half of the year, 31% of all responding local authorities stated their fire door inspection programmes were delayed, affecting at least 12,596 fire doors.

On inspections, Helen Hewitt commented:
“Regular inspections, carried out by trained and competent professionals, are essential in identifying damage that may prevent a fire door from performing in the event of a fire. If a damaged door goes unidentified it cannot perform its life-saving role. We urge all local authorities and building owners to restart inspections as soon as possible, if they haven’t already, as fire doors can become damaged at any time, especially where they are frequently used.”

The findings follow an open letter from the London Fire Brigade to all housing providers in the Capital urging them to put plans in place ahead of new fire safety legislation coming into effect. The letter strongly advises building owners to consider the risks of existing fire doors in their fire risk assessments, regardless of the height of the building.

Commenting on fire door standards, Helen Hewitt said:
“The Building Safety Bill and Fire Safety Bill, both currently going through Parliament, will place a greater responsibility on building owners to ensure risks are identified and improvements made where necessary. Our message to all building owners is: ‘stay ahead of the game and do not get left behind when it comes to bringing all fire doors up to the correct standard’.”

About Fire Door Safety Week (21-27 September 2020)

Fire Door Safety Week, the brainchild of the British Woodworking Federation (BWF), was launched in 2013 in response to a legacy of fire door neglect. It is a ‘mass market’ awareness campaign to increase public understanding of the role that fire doors play in protecting life and property.

Guidance on fire door safety is provided through the campaign’s Toolkit – visit www.firedoorsafetyweek.co.uk to find out more.






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Tuesday, 22 September 2020

New Fire Door Safety Guidance launched for Local Authorities and Housing Associations


Local authorities and housing associations can now access free guidance on self-closing devices for fire doors. 

The Guild of Architectural Ironmongers’ (GAI) has launched a new door closer safety checklist in line with building safety advice issued by the UK Government for building owners.

The new GAI 10 Point Checklist is designed to assist landlords and building owners as they carry out checks. It includes details on how to carry out initial visual inspections and operational checks to ensure self-closing devices will perform as expected in the event of a fire.

It highlights factors that could impact on a fire door’s ability to perform properly such as a damaged or leaking door closer. It also provides recommendations on the safe operation and maintenance of fire doors. 


Douglas Masterson, technical manager of the GAI, said: 
“We hope to assist those involved in the routine maintenance of door closing devices by providing them with the information they need in an easy-to-use and accessible format to ensure that this potentially lifesaving fire door hardware is in working order and up to standard.
“If at any point local authorities and housing associations are unsure or have any technical queries, they should reach out to a Registered Architectural Ironmonger (RegAI) for guidance on the next steps to take.”


The Door Closer 10 Point Checklist is available to download from the GAI website.

Social landlords can also download the Specifiers Guide for Fire and Escape Doors  for further information on fire door hardware.

The Specifier’s Guide to Ironmongery for Fire and Escape Doors emphasises the critical role of fire and escape doors and the importance of correctly specified architectural ironmongery.

It explains different types of fire and escape doors and details the corresponding essential ironmongery, seals and signage including the standards to which they must adhere.

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Monday, 21 September 2020

Alpha Deuren Alu-40 Panoramic Sectionals specified for Farnborough Airport Fire Station.


Southern Industrial Doors Ltd worked closely with their partners Alpha Deuren and the Fire Service Manager at Farnborough Airport Fire Station to provide the perfect Appliance Bay Door solution.

Southern Industrial Doors Ltd were appointed to supply and install nine Alpha Deuren Alu-40 Panoramic Sectional Doors with High Speed inverter GFA Door Drives providing operating speeds/opening times 3 x time faster than normal.

Part of the strict specification was that all Doors on the front elevation open at the same time in the event of an emergency call.

This was achieved by linking our Doors to the Crash Alarm Panel which triggers lighting and extraction for the Appliances and other Emergency controls.

Southern Industrial Doors installed a relay control panel above the six exit doors with a normally open signal to each Doors open command, via the GFA TS971 Control Panel.

Then once the alarm has been reset the Doors have a 4 minute timer before self-closing, made possible by installing an Optical Safety Edge and Send and Receive Photo- Cells.

One of the front and rear elevation doors are equipped with an integrated wicket/personnel door within the main door this additional feature enables pedestrian access to the station without the need for the main door to open helping to maintain the internal temperature as best as possible.


The Farnborough Aiport Fire Station Manager commented:
“At Farnborough Airport we were in need of some updates to our Fire Station appliance bay doors. Southern Industrial doors assisting in reviewing the various options and prices and helped us to decide on the correct doors for our premises and budget.
“The whole process was very smooth and the installation was efficient and professional and the attention to detail resulted in an excellent outcome that the users and owners were very pleased with“.

For more information about the doors or the installation company please visit:

www.alpha-deuren.nl/en or www.southernindustrialdoors.co.uk




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Sunday, 20 September 2020

How the Electrifying Ford Mustang Mach-E will put smiles on Faces Across Europe


Whether testing on frozen lakes, in searing deserts, or using state-of-the-art driving simulators, Ford’s engineering teams worked across the globe to develop an all-electric Mustang Mach E that delivers a true Mustang driving experience for customers around the world.

And when it comes to knowing exactly what sets European drivers’ pulses racing, or helps them unwind and relax, nobody understands the region’s customers better than the team at Ford’s testing facility in Lommel, Belgium.

Here, unique suspension, steering, powertrain and even driver assistance technology characteristics were combined to produce a Mustang Mach-E that matches European drivers’ expectations of Ford’s first-ever purpose-built all-electric vehicle.


See the car in action - watch the video
“With today’s technology we can tailor a vehicle in the virtual world so that our early prototypes are well on their way to delivering the right character.  However, that critical last 10 per cent can only be defined on the road,” said Geert Van Noyen, manager, Vehicle Dynamics, Ford of Europe.

“Mustang Mach-E’s balanced and responsive all-electric platform meant we could tailor the fun-to-drive experience, whether on Norway’s twisty Trollstigen mountain road, high-speed German autobahn or bumpy British B-roads.”


Key to Mustang Mach-E’s inherently sporty character are responsive electric motors powering the wheels and a battery located centrally, beneath the floor for a low centre of gravity.

Using the Lommel test facility’s 65 miles of test tracks – which recreate road surfaces from Belgian pavĂ© to French cobbles, and feature replicas of road surfaces from countries including the UK, Germany and Spain – Ford engineers delivered a distinctive European feel.

Europe’s typically narrower, more twisty roads with higher speed limits than other regions require unique responses from the Mustang Mach-E’s connected and confident steering, supported by specially selected settings for the suspension system’s shock absorbers, springs and anti-roll bars.

Even the tyres have been specially chosen to deliver the ideal balance of grip and ride comfort across the region’s wide variety of road surfaces and weather conditions.

Mustang Mach-E’s smooth and stable ride is even more essential for the high speeds encountered on European motorways. Evaluation of the all-electric model’s high-speed cruising characteristics – including interior refinement – took place on German autobahns and at the Lommel facility’s 140 mph, 2.5-mile banked circuit.

“Using pure-electric power means the Mustang Mach-E interior is very quiet, and that makes preventing unwanted noise and vibration from reaching the interior even more important,” van Noyen said.

Driver assistance technologies including Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Speed Sign Recognition and Lane Centring1 interpret road signs and lane markings across the continent, to ensure drivers benefit from the same intuitive and stress-free driving experience regardless of where they live, work or holiday.

In addition, the immediate electric power delivery provides the sporty responses favoured by European drivers. Mustang Mach-E’s all-wheel drive system applies torque independently to the front and rear wheels for improved acceleration and handling. Ford’s engineers rigorously tested the system to ensure it delivers the quintessential rear-wheel drive Mustang feel in conditions from Scandinavian snow to a Spanish summer.

And the ability to adjust the Mustang Mach-E driving experience isn’t only in the hands of Ford engineers. Drivers can choose from Whisper, Active and Untamed Drive Modes. Each mode delivers unique settings for steering, accelerator pedal and deceleration feel, ambient lighting and even vehicle sounds to match the experience to the driver’s mood.


See the car in action - watch the video

Ford also recently completed a tour of Norway – one of Europe’s most progressive markets for electrified vehicles – with Mustang Mach-E, helping provide insight into the model’s day-to-day operation using the existing charging infrastructure.

In real-world conditions, the extended-range battery, all-wheel drive model with a targeted WLTP driving range of 335 miles exceeded energy-efficiency expectations, travelling 301 miles non-stop from Oslo to Trondheim, finishing the journey with 14 per cent battery capacity remaining. 

Mustang Mach-E is targeted to deliver a pure-electric WLTP driving range of up to 379 miles in extended range-battery, rear-wheel drive configuration.2 Latest testing shows charge time has improved by nearly 30 per cent from early estimates, reaching an average of 73 miles of range within 10 minutes using IONITY fast charging, when equipped with an extended-range battery and rear-wheel drive.3

“If there was one thing we wanted to achieve globally with the Mustang Mach-E, it was to produce an electric vehicle that would deserve to wear the Mustang badge,” Van Noyen said.

Mustang Mach-E is available to pre-order now at www.ford.co.uk





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Saturday, 19 September 2020

Origin Bounces Back to Business


Origin, the UK’s leading manufacturer of aluminium doors and windows, has adapted quickly to the new COVID-19 regulations, bouncing back strongly from lockdown to ensure it is business as usual for its Partners. 

In fact, in July 2020, Origin received 30 percent more orders than in the same time frame the previous year.

Daniel Baker, Origin’s new Managing Director, comments:
“COVID-19 was obviously an incredibly difficult time for most businesses, with those operating in the manufacturing industry particularly feeling the pressures of lockdown. Thankfully, we have come out the other side and business is strong. This is in part due to our ability to adapt and innovate quickly, us being able to confidently offer a reliable service to customers new and old, as well as the demand being driven as consumers are wanting a change after spending so long in their homes over lockdown. To have 30 percent more orders than from July 2019 is remarkable given the circumstances.”   

Origin’s ability to react to change quickly has allowed it to steal a march on the rest of the market in terms of lead times and consistently of being able to deliver on time and in full. It has been well documented that Origin’s ‘Your Lead Time, Not Ours’ promise changed the way in which the manufacture of bespoke products was viewed. The company has triumphed again, this time, with the speed at which it was able to bring its lead times back down to normal after lockdown, whilst the rest of the industry struggles to compete. 

Origin Partners have become accustomed to an unrivalled service, which ensures they stand out above the crowd in a busy marketplace. The Partners will be relieved at the speed Origin has been able to recover, meaning that they never have to miss an install day and are able to get pre-lockdown projects back on track, improving their financial performance and reputation in the process.

Daniel Baker continues:
“We have had to adapt the way in which we run on a day to day basis, incorporating all of the necessary social distancing and quarantine rules. We started out relatively slowly, with longer lead times than we are used to, but through innovative thinking and introducing different shift patterns in the factory, we have been able to bring the lead times across all of our products back in line with what we and our Partners are used to. It has been a big challenge to overcome, but one we have tackled head on.”
In July alone, the Origin factory manufactured enough doors to cover five kilometres when fully pushed open. To put that into perspective, that is the same distance as fifteen and a half Eiffel Towers, or doors stretching 60 percent of the way up Everest, in just one month.

Daniel Baker concludes:
“In the current economic climate, no business can afford to lose money unnecessarily, so we take our part in the business success of our Partners incredibly seriously. Our Partners are vital to us as a business, so we support them wherever we can, providing them with the necessary tools for success, and us being able to deliver makes their offering a lot more competitive.”

For more information about Origin or becoming an Origin Partner, please visit www.origin-global.com.




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Friday, 18 September 2020

Assa Abloy Door Group Educate on the Importance of Fire Door Inspections in Schools


With this year’s Fire Door Safety Week campaign running 21-27 September, Door Group – a unit of ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK & Ireland – is calling for higher standards of fire door inspections within education buildings.

Shockingly, there are over 1,000 school fires a year in the UK, costing an average of £2.8m in larger incidents, with one education insurer reporting that the large majority of UK schools are found to have ‘poor’ fire protection systems .

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requires schools to undertake risk assessments to identify the general fire precautions needed to safeguard the safety of occupants in case of fire, including their safe means of escape. But with fire protection systems failing time and time again, it is clear that more needs to be done.


Fire doors are one of the most important safety features in a building, and regular inspections are essential to fully ensure health and safety measures are met. Education buildings can present highly specific requirements for fire doorsets, with particularly varied legislation and building regulations surrounding fire doors in schools.

As part of its commitment to fire door safety, Door Group provide a fully comprehensive inspection which can be carried out every three, four, six or 12 months to suit specific requirements.

Following inspections, Door Group offers detailed reports containing advice and recommendations on necessary improvements, with the knowledge that identifying any potential issues that could impact safety and product performance can be lifesaving.

If any issues do occur, a tailored repair proposal is issued to include anything from replacement doors to a regular maintenance program. Door Group inspectors are BRE-certified and will ensure that all fire doors inspected meet all necessary standards and regulations.


Brian Sofley, Managing Director for ASSA ABLOY Door Group, explains:
“The figures we’re seeing regarding fires in the education sector are terrifying. An education building should be a safe and secure place for students and staff to work and learn, yet in recent inspections we have found a significant percentage (in some cases >90%) of fire doorsets in schools failing to meet fire compliancy requirements.

“Door Group is committed to making schools, colleges and universities across the UK fire protected. With regular and thorough inspections, we can ensure the compliance and performance of fire doorsets in an effort to improve overall fire safety in the educational environment.”
 
For more information please visit www.assaabloyopeningsolutions.co.uk.




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Thursday, 17 September 2020

IronmongeryDirect Releases new Infographic and Fire Protection Guide to support Fire Door Safety Week


Leading specialist ironmongery supplier, IronmongeryDirect, has pledged its support to this year’s Fire Door Safety Week. 

As part of the commitment to ensuring compliance with this life saving legislation, IronmongeryDirect has also released a five-step infographic and fire protection guide to explain the requirements. 

The infographic, available on the IronmongeryDirect website, has been designed as a visual reference guide on the five fire door checks regarding certification, seals, hinges, closers and gaps around the door, in order to ensure these lifesaving pieces of equipment function as intended. 

Dominick Sandford, Director and Head of Merchandising at IronmongeryDirect says:
“Fire door safety is crucial all year round, and we want to ensure our customers, regardless of profession, are aware of the requirements surrounding fire doors – as even the slightest misconception can be a huge risk to human life.  
“As such, in support of Fire Door Safety Week 2020, we’ve created our infographic and fire protection guide to raise awareness of the critical role that fire doors play in the safety of building occupants and to help ensure these doors are correctly installed and maintained.” 

Now in its eighth year, Fire Door Safety Week is an awareness campaign designed to increase public understanding of the role that fire doors play in protecting life and property.

For more information please visit www.ironmongerydirect.co.uk






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Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Eurobond Doors, of Cardiff, renews with Secured by Design


A major steel door supplier that produces high quality commercial and industrial doors, with projects ranging from advanced data centres through to huge storage facilities, has renewed its membership with Secured by Design (SBD), the official police security initiative.


Eurobond Doors, which is based on the outskirts of Cardiff, has made customer service and the production of quality performance doors its top priorities since launch in 1987.

Over the years it has achieved ISO certification, implemented efficient best practice systems within its door manufacturing processes and embraced security to protect lives and property.

Eurobond steel doorsets are designed and produced to be high-impact and threat-resistant against opportunist burglars using small tools through to attempted forced entry with high powered equipment.


Security features include sash locks, panic escape bars and access control along with panic exit security and external access security with single and double doorset options.

The company’s doors have gained Certisecure certification for burglary rating one and two and been accredited by SBD.

All its steel, commercial and industrial doors, which include security, fire, acoustic, rebound and hygienic doors, are produced on-site within their factory at the Wentloog Corporate Park, Cardiff. Its project management services include product specification, design, manufacture, delivery and installation.

Today, Eurobond Doors has clients across the UK and Europe.

Eurobond Doors’ Technical Sales Director, Dave Timson, said: 
“Quality is at the heart of how we work encompassing our doors, our services and our working relationships. We work to make every order or project a success.
“Security has become increasingly important and our products offer unrivalled resistance to threats to clients’ businesses or premises.
“We are delighted to have renewed our membership with Secured by Design to help design out crime through the use of high-quality innovative products and processes. It’s a requirement of SBD that our doors must adhere to rigorous test standards. We carry this level of meticulous design and performance through our entire range of doors,” explained Dave.

Hazel Goss, Development Officer, SBD, said: 
“We are delighted that Eurobond Doors is continuing to work with Secured by Design. This is a company that’s going from strength to strength, covers the whole process from design through to manufacture and installation, and has projects across the UK and Europe. We welcome the company’s commitment across its range of products to make people and premises safer.”

Eurobond’s projects include designing and manufacturing riser and access-controlled doors for eight storeys of one of Europe’s most advanced data centres at Canary Wharf, London. Working with the contractor and architect, Eurobond Doors delivered secure riser doors to provide protection to internal ducts, containing cabling and plumbing, and personnel doors that could be electronically controlled to restrict access and to provide an audit trail of personnel movement.

Another project involved designing and manufacturing high quality, steel fire doorsets for one of the UK’s ‘top five’ self-storage companies. Working under the imperative that the storage site passes fire protection regulations, Eurobond Doors produced 26 new fire and bathroom doorsets to assist compartmentalise the layout and prevent the spread of fire.

You can find out more about Eurobond Doors Limited and their SBD accredited security products here: www.securedbydesign.com

Contact details:

T: 02920 361111
E: sales@eurobonddoors.co.uk
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Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Join dormakaba’s Fire Door Safety Week Webinar to Help Protect Lives


Leading entrance and smart access solutions provider dormakaba is inviting specifiers, installers, building owners and users to join its free RIBA Accredited CPD webinar ‘Requirements for Door Hardware on Fire Doors: Meeting Fire and Access Requirements’ this Fire Door Safety Week.

Fire Door Safety Week 2020, which is running from 21st – 27th September 2020, aims to raise awareness of the importance of fire doors in protecting life and property – including ensuring the correct specification and installation for each individual building.

In support of this, dormakaba is hosting its free, RIBA Accredited CPD webinar ‘Accredited Requirements for Door Hardware on Fire Doors: Meeting Fire and Access Requirements’.

During the hour long session, dormakaba will cover the requirements for fire doors in relation to the latest accessibility and fire safety regulations and will provide examples of solutions that can meet these demands.

dormakaba will also outline the door controls available and how to select the most suitable product for different applications. Attendees will receive a RIBA accredited, Continuous Professional Development (CPD) certificate on the day.


Graham Hulland, Product Marketing Manager at dormakaba said: 
“In the event of a fire, a fire door can delay the spread of the fire and smoke, thereby protecting lives and property by allowing time for those inside to evacuate and the fire services to enter the building. Our CPD webinar aims to raise awareness on the importance of correctly specifying, installing and maintaining fire doors and provides practical guidance.”

dormakaba’s ‘Door Hardware on Fire Doors: Meeting Fire and Access Requirements’ CPD webinar is running on 22nd and 24th September at 10:00 am.

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Monday, 14 September 2020

Mul-T-Lock supports the fight against rural theft


Theft has daily devastating consequences for the entire rural community, including farmers, livestock owners and agricultural businesses. 

NFU Mutual’s theft claim figures reveal that rural crime cost the UK £54.3m in 2019. This is an increase of nearly 9 percent on the previous year, making it the highest cost recorded in eight years.

For the second year running, the sharp rise was driven by thefts of high-value tractors (£9.3m) and quad bikes and other farm vehicles (£3.1m). Livestock theft also increased to £3m last year, with organised gangs taking large numbers of stock stolen for slaughter.

According to NFU's Rural Crime Report 2020, this year’s COVID-19 lockdown resulted in an initial reduction in thefts, but keen to cash in on the crisis, criminals continued to target the countryside and there were spikes in crimes such as livestock rustling.

Protecting rural property today requires vigilance and an agile response. With thieves constantly seeking ways to defeat security measures, leading security expert Mul-T-Lock is suggesting a number of ways in which farmers and agricultural business owners can protect their assets.




For those looking for an access control solution that offers convenience and comprehensive audit trails, Mul-T-Lock’s eCLIQ technology includes the ability to schedule individual access permissions, provide time-limited access and revoke access to particular keys as and when needed.

A completely electronic locking system, eCLIQ cam locks can be quickly and easily retrofitted to any existing mechanical door lock and eCLIQ padlocks are ideal for multiple applications, including external gates, cattle sheds and even firearms cabinets.

Being able to revoke access if a key is lost or misplaced not only offers enhanced security but also significantly reduces whole life costing, as it removes the need to replace physical locks; and keys can be validated daily, weekly or monthly to keep them continuously secure.

What’s more, the eCLIQ system’s audit trail capabilities mean that farmers and rural business owners are provided with comprehensive data illustrating who accesses which lock, where and when; ideal for those who want to determine who should have access to livestock, firearms and expensive machinery such as tractors, quads and ATVs.

Working on a modular system, eCLIQ locks are quick and easy to install with no cabling required, offering an easy-to-install and low maintenance solution for farmers and rural business owners. Not only is maintenance not required for up to 200,000 cycles, but key batteries are also fast and easy to replace once every 30,000 operations, at a nominal cost to the business, with no need for specialist tools.

For those looking for a high security mechanical solution, Mul-T-Lock’s range of heavy duty padlocks are ideal for securing large containers, cattle sheds and livestock pens.

Leading the series are the NE and NG range of padlocks, which are capable of functioning with high reliability in all conditions, providing excellent resistance against physical attacks and maximum resistance against weather and other environmental conditions and impacts, such as corrosion.

The NE and NG range is not only CEN Rated, but also Sold Secure Bronze, Silver and Gold certified by the Master Locksmith Association.

In addition, Mul-T-Lock’s HaspLock Diamond is a convenient and highly cost-effective high security mechanical locking solution with a weather resistant, stainless steel casing body, with a locking bolt that cannot be removed.

Mul-T-Lock also boasts an extensive range of advanced products that provide protection to commercial and private vehicles of all types, including lock cases, Thatcham accredited slam locks, deadlocks, euro cylinders, camlocks and padlocks. These products are adapted to suit market needs and are of the highest specification and quality, having evolved to a heavy-duty commercial offering.

To learn more about Mul-T-Lock’s array of security solutions to help protect against rural theft, please call 01902 364200, email internalsales@mul-t-lock.co.uk or visit www.mul-t-lock.co.uk.





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Sunday, 13 September 2020

The Warwickshire Collection Part II: 89 Rare and Eclectic Cars to go under the Hammer


Classic Car Auctions next sale will take place over two days, Friday 18th and Saturday 19th September, as a Live Online Auction.


Day one is made up of The Warwickshire Collection Part II, 89 eclectic classics which span a range of decades and marques. 

Earlier this year CCA’s sister company, Silverstone Auctions, successfully sold The Warwickshire Collection Part I, and now CCA have the opportunity to sell the second half of this exciting collection.

Gary Dunne, CCA’s Sales Manager commented: 
“We are delighted to have the opportunity to offer these 89 rare and collectable cars.
“The Warwickshire Collection features some really interesting examples and furthermore, a proportion of the cars are offered without reserve, so this collection is not to be missed”.

1949 Bentley MkVI two-door Coupe with "New Look"
bodywork by James Young

One of the stand outs is the 1949 Bentley MkVI two-door Coupe with "New Look" bodywork by James Young which is estimated at £40,000 - £50,000. 

At the time, the design was somewhat polarising and just three were ordered, however, hindsight tells us that the appearance of the “New Look” has since influenced the design of many luxury cars since. 

Finished in Silver with Tudor Grey over a red leather interior, this is an important car in Bentley’s history.

1961 Morris Minor Million

Another special car in the collection is the Lilac 1961 Morris Minor Million, which is one of 349 examples made to celebrate the production of one million Morris Minors. 

CCA are offering number 21, which features its special choice of colour, white leather seats trimmed with black, wheel trim embellishers and the Morris 1,000,000 badging on the rear. MA2S31000021 is estimated at £15,000 – 20,000

1932 BSA 'Family Four' Vee Twin Three-Wheeler

One of the oldest cars in the collection is the 1932 BSA ‘Family Four’ Vee Twin Three-Wheeler which benefitted from a bare metal restoration in 2009 and has since travelled just a small amount of miles. 

The restoration retained an extensive list of all the major components that were original to the car including the engine and chassis. The body was completely rebuilt using new ash framework as required, although 40% of it is original and the car is estimated at £8,000 - £10,000.

1953 Ford Consul Mk1 Farnham Estate

The last of four cars to be previewed from the 89-strong collection is the 1953 Ford Consul Mk1 Farnham Estate. This example is a well-known show car and is fresh from the British Motor Museum in Gaydon. 

Finished in Dorchester Grey, it is fitted with an exterior sun visor, chrome luggage rack, driving lamps, badge bar and signpost light and is estimated at £7,000 - £9,000.

Viewing of the cars is available in person (by appointment only) from now through to Thursday 17th September at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire and CCA are recommending interested buyers take the opportunity to view the cars to satisfy themselves as to the condition of the cars. 

To book at appointment, contact the CCA team on 01926 640888 or email enquiries@classiccarauctions.co.uk

For this auction, the buyers premium is 11% + VAT and bidding is available online with either The Saleroom or Proxibid, on the telephone or via a commission (pre) bid.

Website: www.classiccarauctions.co.uk

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Saturday, 12 September 2020

Experienced Sales Manager appointed to grow Industrial Door Sales in the South East

Sebastian James, Area Sales Manager
(South East) at Hart Door Systems

Hart Door Systems has appointed Sebastian James as area sales manager for the South East to help increase its presence in the region.

The company, based in Newcastle, is a long-established and pioneering designer and manufacturer of commercial and industrial doors.

Sebastian, born in the UK, emigrated to South Africa as a child. He has since had a lengthy career in the door industry with Roll-Up Serranda, the oldest and biggest roller shutter door manufacturer in South Africa. The company manufactures custom made industrial roller shutter doors for the industrial, commercial and domestic industry.

With more than 30 years in the industry Sebastian has a wealth of experience, which includes specifying and tailoring designs to meet the needs of customers.

In his role with Hart Door Systems, Sebastian will engage with current customers and contacts and develop relationships with new companies. Based in Kent, Sebastian will be working across the South East to increase Hart Door System’s profile in the region.

Commenting on his new role Sebastian James, area sales manager – South East at Hart Door Systems, said:

“I was looking to move back to the UK and after an internet search I quickly came across Hart Door Systems. I was drawn to the company because of its family-run history, longevity and innovative product range.
“The company’s ethos of looking at ways to respond to and resolve a customer’s challenge resonates with me and how I work, so I knew we would be a good fit for each other.”

Nick Hart, Managing Director at Hart Door Systems added:
“We are delighted to be welcoming Sebastian into the company. Not only does he have some fantastic experience which he can bring to the team, but his appointment also marks a significant step forward in developing our presence in the South East region of the UK.”

Designed and made in Britain, Hart Doors Systems’ commercial and industrial doors are used across the globe, and the company works hand-in-hand with customers to ensure effective and efficient installation and operation – whatever environment its door systems are applied to.

The company, which has been operational throughout the Covid-19 lockdown supporting customers in key sectors, has implemented a number of new manufacturing processes to ensure the safety of its workers and all those who they come into contact with.

More information: www.hartdoors.com





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Friday, 11 September 2020

JD (UK) Introduce New Sectional Door Range


JD (UK) are pleased to announce the launch of the Prestige sectional door range, a welcome addition to the current range on offer.

With the use of specialised industrial digital printing, a complex image can be applied to the door leaf, allowing each door design to be completely unique and bespoke. And for those that appreciate authenticity and natural design, there are numerous wood and stone patterns available.

The Prestige door range features:
  • Innovative Technical Solutions
  • 45mm Sandwich Panel
  • Outstanding Design
  • Perfect Comfort
  • Phenomenal Safety
  • Durability


Jason Wade, JD (UK) National Sales Manager commented:
“We are pleased to bring Prestige to the market. It’s a truly fantastic product and will be a real asset to our customers and will allow the most extraordinary ideas and designs to be brought to life.”

For further details on the range, call the JD (UK) team.

W: jdukltd.co.uk
T: 01924 472 924
E: sales@jdukltd.co.uk





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