Friday, 10 July 2020

St. Modwen completes final phase at pioneering Doncaster Park in partnership with Hörmann UK


Housing 250,000sq. ft of prime industrial warehousing space, St. Modwen Park Doncaster continues to push forward the standard for high quality warehousing in South Yorkshire.

The recent completion of the speculative development of Phase 3 improves on the design principles of previous phases, to deliver three separate units of high specification speculative warehouses on the established 27 acre business park.

Located near the M18 and less than 10 miles from Doncaster Sheffield Airport, St. Modwen Park Doncaster already provides some of the nation’s leading energy, transport and manufacturing providers with state-of-the-art warehousing solutions.

The final phase, totalling more than 108,000 sq. ft of industrial space, features high-bay warehouses with Grade A specification offices, which includes raised access floors, lift access and combined heating and cooling ventilation systems. 

The three units, spanning 21,614 sq. ft, 34,464 sq. ft and 53,072 sq. ft respectively were completed in February 2020, and feature Hörmann UK’s leading industrial loading solutions. This includes its high-quality Level Access Doors, Loading Bays, standard sized Dock Shelters and Dock Levellers, which are supported by a range of complementary safety accessories.

Hörmann UK’s industrial solutions were specified across the three units to offer potential occupiers the opportunity to increase the overall efficiency, safety and security of their supply chain operations.


Mark Greasby, Senior Construction Manager at St. Modwen Industrial & Logistics, said:
“The completion of our final phase at St. Modwen Park Doncaster showcases our ability to bring forward much-needed industrial and logistics developments in key  business locations, such as South Yorkshire. 

“We are delighted to continue our business partnership with Hörmann UK in the delivery of these further units and look forward to welcoming further leading businesses to sit alongside the likes of DB Schenker, Robert Bosch Limited and Thornhill Engineering Limited.” 
Across the three units, Hörmann UK’s durable Dock Shelters have been installed to provide optimum operational efficiency. Constructed from heavy duty galvanised steel and featuring collapsible scissor arm frames and rain drainage channels, the shelters are designed to withstand the external elements, without compromising on functionality.

Hörmann UK’s Standard Dock Levellers have also been installed throughout the loading bays, which are 6000kg rated load under regulations EN1398 and feature a 400mm long swing lip for operational ease.

The 42mm thick insulated sectional loading bay doors also feature a sensing motor to create a safety system that halts the door if it becomes obstructed in either direction. This provides enhanced safety and security throughout the loading and unloading processes.

The bays have also been installed in conjunction with Hörmann UK’s innovative rayon reinforced Dock Bumpers, which are constructed from recycled tyre rubber with 15mm thick steel. The bumper pairs are designed to minimise any potential damage to the bay in the event of a vehicle making direct contact with the building.

Paul Tulley, Key Account Manager for Hörmann UK, said:
“Hörmann UK continues to be a leading industrial supplier for St. Modwen Industrial & Logistics as part of a £1million contract to provide logistics solutions for 16 different sites constructed throughout 2019 and 2020. 

“The completion of Phase 3 at St. Modwen Park Doncaster is a reflection of its impressive growth strategy and commitment to providing the very latest innovations and technologies available on the industrial market. We look forward to continuing to work closely together throughout 2020 to aid the completion of a number of impressive new sites.” 

To view Hörmann UK’s complete offering for the industrial market, visit www.hormann.co.uk or call 01530 516868.




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Thursday, 9 July 2020

North East Based Garage Door Manufacturer Autoroll UK Acquired


Steve Hudson and Andrew Nurse of JD UK have announced the acquisition of garage door manufacturing business Autoroll UK.

Autoroll UK, based near Newcastle, has been operating since 1998 by Giles and Gill Bower, manufacturing both insulated and uninsulated roller garage doors and galvanised roller shutters to trade clients.

With over 20 years’ experience in the industry, Steve and Andrew plan on building on the already solid reputation of the business, taking it from strength to strength.

Steve Hudson commented:
“After many very successful years Gill and Giles Bower have decided that it’s now time for a new owner. Having been friends with Gill & Giles for more than 10 years they decided that Andrew and I were suitable custodians to ensure the safe and long-term future for both the business and the incredibly hard working staff within Autoroll.
“Being involved with JD UK and Southern Grille and Gate and having enjoyed many years within these businesses has provided me huge insight and experiences within the industry which Autoroll operate. I am confident these experiences will go to further strengthen what is already an amazing company.”

Autoroll UK will continue to manufacture the same product range, and in addition will be offering the Alutech sectional door and the option to include the Deprat barrel to offer higher security for insulated roller doors.

For more information on Autoroll UK and JD UK, please use the contact details below:


Autoroll
W: auto‐roll.com
T: 0191 415 5888
E: info@auto‐roll.com



JD UK
W: jdukltd.co.uk
T: 01924 472 924
E: info@jdukltd.co.uk

(A more detailed article about this acquisition is scheduled for the Summer 2020 issue of Door Industry Journal which will publish online at the end of July).





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Wednesday, 8 July 2020

New ‘Pocket Door’ Added to Brio Range of Sliding Door Hardware


Brio has extended its established range of sliding door hardware with the new Brio Pocket Slide 80. 

Hidden from view once installed, the universally sized pocket door kit offers a flexible, simple-to-install solution for installers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), while reducing cost and valuable inventory space for architectural ironmongers (AIs) and builders merchants.

As the only universal fitting kit, the Brio Pocket Slide 80 can cover installation widths ranging from 600 to 1000mm. Simple, efficient and customisable, the kit is easy to assemble and can be fit by a single installer – reducing time, inventory and labour costs for those working on new build projects and extensions.

Included in the pack is an adjustable stopper, forward and back spacer, a stylish black anodised track and wheels with narrow channels for a stable slide of the door. With a quality multilayer wooden beam, the Brio Pocket Slide 80 also absorbs vibrations and noise, making it the perfect fit for en-suite bathrooms.


David Newton, general manager at Brio UK comments:
"The pocket door market is one of the largest door hardware markets in the UK, so it’s only logical for us to add this timeless and sleek product to our growing product portfolio.
"Designed with ease of use and practicality in mind, the biggest advantage of the Brio pocket door kit is its universal size. As a ‘one-size-fits-all’ product, it removes the headache of choosing the right-sized solution for a project – making the installation process even easier for installers, building contractors and OEMs.
"The customisable size also reduces the need for AIs and builders merchants to stock various sizes, helping decrease cost and extend inventory space"

The Brio Pocket Slide 80 is a certified product and has been put through 100,000 slide cycles as per EN 1527, giving users the peace of mind that this is a sliding door made to last.

In line with the launch, a step-by-step video has been produced to assist with the installation of the product, which users can view online.

Brio, part of the Allegion family of brands, is an acknowledged global leader in the sliding and folding door industry. 

For more details on Brio sliding and folding door hardware, visit the website: briouk.com





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Tuesday, 7 July 2020

ADSA's COVID-safe Initiatives Achieve the ‘Thumbs-up’ from their Members


Despite the challenges faced by COVID-19, Automatic Door Suppliers Association (ADSA) will be emerging from ‘lockdown’ stronger than ever, thanks to a swift response and number of unique initiatives.  

The Tamworth-based trade association adopted an immediate ‘business as usual’ policy, with team members working from home and operations continuing very much as normal.  Giving the business a ‘sense of continuity’ has been vital for ADSA, who, mid-lockdown, saw a staggering two thirds of their membership re-join for a further 12 months.

Adding value has been critical in achieving this, as Managing Director, Ken Price, explains:
“We have been delighted that such a large number of our membership base has recognised the value that we bring as a trade association,” he says.  “We have worked extremely hard to increase the visibility of the organisation during lockdown and offered members free training via our learning academy. 
“More users than ever have taken advantage of this benefit.  At the end of the day, with tough times ahead, it would have been so easy not to re-join ADSA; we are only as strong as our membership and have been touched by the loyalty they have demonstrated.”

Additional COVID-secure training has been delivered to members throughout lockdown via a live web stream.  ADSA partnered with Coventry-based creatives, Red Shell Productions, who instantly understood their requirements, and streamlining course content with lots of natural breaks and energy, devised a platform that has effectively given members the training they need, in an environment they can control.  ADSA even devised a home learning course for members to enable them to prepare for working from home.

“We looked at our training offering and produced different elements for webinars, for example, we held a webinar on risk assessment.  The webinars produced an excellent uptake.  We have delivered online training to members in Northern and Southern Ireland, Scotland, the Isle of Man and the Isle of Wight, explains Ken. 
“None of whom have been able to travel.  Examinations have been configured to enable delegates to complete these remotely, with 20 of the 23 attendees on the first course, passing the examination.  Members have been fantastic, engaging with the process of remote learning, instantaneously.”

With RIBA-approved CPD, ADSA has also been able to deliver a CPD webinar to its members in Ireland, and an international webinar to approximately 140 members of GAI (Guild of Architectural Ironmongers), with the audience tuning in from as far afield as Singapore, India, Australia and the US.

ADSA has collaborated closely with fellow Tamworth-based trade association, DHF (Door & Hardware Federation), with regards to initiating face-to-face training at their on-site facility.  The two organisations have been able to achieve this successfully, delivering COVID-secure sessions to small groups.

Success has also come in the form of ADSA’s CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) offering, with the association issuing more construction skills cards in the past five months, than in all of 2019.  What is clear is that ADSA has not let the grass grow under it whilst in lockdown!

On the contrary, the organisation has lit a fire under its objectives and gone ‘above and beyond’ for its members.  Adding value, acknowledging member anxieties and supporting them in every way possible, has resulted in a trade association that is stronger than ever.

“I should also like to acknowledge ADSA employees for demonstrating extraordinary resilience and commitment during this time,” adds Ken.  “They have, effectively, taken the organisation ‘into their homes’ and have been determined to deliver a first-class service for our members.  Although there are difficult times ahead, we are well-positioned, and I believe our members are confident in that.”

Automatic Door Suppliers Association
01827 216136
www.adsa.org.uk 






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Monday, 6 July 2020

Creating Safe Spaces with Hands Free Access


While remaining open to supply essential markets in the Republic of Ireland, RSPL recognised the urgent need to implement new safety measures to protect customers and staff.


To help mitigate the risk of infection at its Dublin premises, RSPL set out to use a mix of automated access control technologies to create a safer, hands free environment.

To achieve this, RSPL approached security experts Abloy UK to supply automatic door operators to give visitors hands free access and egress. The specification links with the building’s access control and door entry system to ensure that staff and visitors can access the building and collect supplies safely.



The automated doors work in conjunction with face recognition technology, temperature screening cameras, a visitor density control system, and ‘no-touch’ door releases. All of this technology combines to give visitors to the premises the safest experience possible.

The new compliant system includes the Abloy DA460 electrotechnical swing door operator, complete with DA147 push arm and DA103 mounting plate. To achieve automation these are supplemented by the EL520 motor lock, DA460 lock controller, EA280 door loop, CY326-VL single cylinder and 60-0119-SSS lever handles.


Pat Jefferies, Commercial Director at Abloy UK, said: 
“Automated access control has existed for a long time, but it’s understandably never been more important or in demand. I believe hands free solutions like this will undoubtedly become more commonplace as we all seek to find a new normal.
“Door automation is a simple measure that businesses can introduce to help protect their customers and employees, and anything that helps a company continue its operations while reducing the risk of infection is welcome.”


Dermot Breslin, Product Development and Training Manager at RSPL, said: 
“Our security products are installed in hospitals, pharmacies and supermarkets, so our doors have to stay open. Because of this, we decided to make our building as hands-free as possible for everyone’s safety.
“We also felt this was an important opportunity to showcase best practice to our visitors, demonstrating how they in turn can use similar solutions in their premises to give confidence to their own customers.
“We chose to work with Abloy because it is known for its quality products; it was an easy decision to make for such an important project.”
For more information please email info@abloy.co.uk






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Sunday, 5 July 2020

The AC Cobra is Reborn! Electrified with Strong Petrol Power Option to Build on its Heritage


It is not often that a motoring icon is reborn and updated all at the same time. Yet the two new models in the 2020 AC Cobra range launched this week come with sparkling engine options – an all new and purpose-designed full electric powertrain and a brand new, high performance four-cylinder petrol engine sourced from the latest Ford Mustang.


The engines are packaged in an instantly recognisable body – the only truly graceful sportscar with proven muscle car credentials: the AC Cobra!

AC Cobra Series 1 electric

AC Cars (England) Ltd is launching a limited edition run of zero emission cars, the first ever electric cars to bear the AC marque. This model is called the "AC Cobra Series1 electric" and just 58 cars will be made. 

The 58 number is a celebration of the 58 years since the production of the first AC Cobra, one of the most iconic cars ever built which, when it was launched in 1962, featured a Ford engine which did so much to create the AC Cobra’s unique pedigree.

The car will look identical to the first AC Cobra that was made in 1962 but sound totally different – the first electrically powered AC!

The car will be totally based on the original AC Cobra. The first car will be in the spirit of the original cars and will have a similar ladder frame, adapted where necessary for the electric drive components, including batteries.

There are a number of upgrades for the electric car, including steering, brakes and so on – all designed to provide ultimate 2020 standards of ride and handling which do not compromise the1962 style and appeal of the gloriously identifiable bodywork. The body will be constructed of high-grade composite and the car will have a traditional AC Cobra interior.

Deliveries will start in the last quarter of 2020 and the retail price will be £138,000 plus on the road charges.

The car will only be available in four colours a) AC electric blue b) AC electric black c) AC electric white (pictured here) d) AC electric green. 

More information will be available on the AC website, www.accars.eu, from July 1st. 


The mechanical specifications are as follows:
  • Battery Capacity: 54 KWh
  • Acceleration 0-62 mph: 6.7 seconds
  • Torque: 500 Nm Peak/250 Nm Continuous
  • Estimated Range: 150 miles
  • Power: 230 kW
  • Charging Capacity: 6 kW
  • Weight Under 1,250 kg 

AC Cobra 140 Charter Edition


This is basically similar in detail and identical in appearance to both the 1962 original AC Cobra and to the Series1 electric model described above.

Named in traditional AC style for the size of its petrol engine in cubic inches, the AC Cobra 140 Charter Edition has a 2.3 litre high-power engine of 350 bhp, as used in the latest Ford Mustang.

AC says that this new model is a tremendous car for the times, being a light traditional sports car and having a light engine of such high power as to provide a very traditional feel and driving appeal.

This car will share the handling and performance upgrades of the AC Cobra Series 1 electric. It will be available in a wider suite of colours.

There will be a launch version of 58 Charter Edition cars and deliveries will also start in the last quarter of 2020. 

The retail price of the car will be £85,000. Again, more details will be available on the AC website from July 1st.
  • Acceleration 0-62mph About 6 seconds
  • Torque About 440Nm
  • Power Approx. 350 bhp
  • Weight Approx. 1,100 kg

Ownership and pedigree


The fact that AC Cars is able to contemplate a fully thought-through rebirth at such a time of upheaval in the global auto industry is largely thanks to the strengths and perseverance of the UK’s longest surviving car brand, founded in 1901.
“Our long saga reflects the many challenges of making sports cars in low volumes in the modern world”, said Alan Lubinsky, Chief Executive of AC Cars. 
“But, over the years, our belief in the brand has been sustained by the loyalty and support of AC Cobra owners worldwide. Their faith has given us the motivation to keep on striving to give AC a future – and with these superb new products, engineered not just for today but for tomorrow, I am convinced we have given AC a bright future”.
“We have more exciting plans ahead but our focus for now is to get these 116 cars built, sold and out where they should be - on the open road”, he said.
AC has strengthened is management team with the appointment to its Board of its long-term legal adviser, Neil Baylis as a non-executive director. 

 Mr Baylis, a Partner in the top London law firm of Mishcon de Reya LLP, said: “This a critical moment in the history of the UK’s oldest motor maker – AC. I am privileged to be on board at this challenging time for car makers, large and small”.

For further information please email: info@accars.eu or visit www.accars.eu





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Saturday, 4 July 2020

New Production Manager brings Automotive Industry expertise to High Speed Doors Manufacturer

John Rafferty, Production Manager
at Hart Door Systems
Hart Door Systems has appointed John Rafferty, an experienced production manager, to strengthen manufacturing processes.

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

John Rafferty has been appointed to the role of Production Manager to enhance the company’s manufacturing processes.

Having worked previously in similar roles at Unipres, NSK Europe and ADM Pressings Ltd, John has a wealth of experience of managing and monitoring processes and using this to identify efficiencies in manufacturing operations.

In his new role with Hart Door Systems, John will be tasked with supporting the company in enhancing its already well-established quality control and standardisation methods.

John Rafferty, Production Manager at Hart Door Systems commented: 
“After more than 20 years of working largely in the automotive sector, I’m looking forward to joining Hart Door Systems and applying my knowledge to its bespoke manufacturing processes.
“I was drawn to the company because it is family-run, has a well-established reputation for innovation and a commitment to market leading quality.
“Employing the SQCDM model (safety, quality, cost, delivery, morale and people) in my approach, I look forward to supporting the team as we continue to navigate through the changes that have come about in response to Covid-19.”
The company, which has been operational throughout the Covid-19 lockdown supporting customers in key sectors, has already implemented a number of new manufacturing processes to ensure the safety of its workers, such as morning and afternoon shift teams and tighter cleaning regimes.

Nick Hart, Managing Director at Hart Door Systems added: 
“We are delighted with John’s appointment and his experience in working in fast moving manufacturing operations and driving efficiencies will have great benefit as we look to scale up and continue with our export operations.”
The company has recently won a number of multi-door orders for export. These include providing the Hart Door Systems’ high-speed Speedor Storms and swing gates for Hitachi Zosen Inova in Moscow, Russia. The doors will be installed on a major Energy from Waste plant. 

In addition, the company has secured a large order for fire shutters for a Beumer Group contract at Kuwait Airport and an order for shutters for both the Hong Kong Central Government Office and the Hong Kong Jockey Club.

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.

More information: www.hartdoors.com




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John Rafferty, Production Manager at Hart Door Systems




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Friday, 3 July 2020

‘Moving forward with Great Optimism’: DHF Announces new Training Initiatives


Door & Hardware Federation (DHF) is moving into summer 2020 with great optimism for the remainder of the year, buoyed, in part, by its continuing training initiatives.  

Developing its successful online training courses, the pro-active trade association has now progressed to offering a ‘Distance Learning Programme’ (DLP) in the coming weeks, delivered via Zoom, with delegates attended to by Senior Compliance and Training Officer, Nick Perkins, who will be available to fully guide and tutor them throughout their courses and indeed, until their qualification has been achieved.

Examinations can be taken via the online facility, with both one and two-day courses available.  This will enable those at a distance to maintain their training and obtain the necessary qualifications for them to progress their careers and remain compliant.

DHF has been particularly active during the COVID-19 pandemic, responding adeptly to the ever-changing circumstances, whilst finding a successful balance between safety and continuing to provide the exceptional training for which it has become renowned.

Working hard behind the scenes during lockdown, it has not compromised its offering of advice and guidance, nor the training it has provided.  On 1st June, the organisation reinstated its face-to-face training sessions at its on-site facility at Tamworth, and from 4th July, will be increasing course attendee numbers on-site from six to 10.

As Head of Commercial Operations, Patricia Sowsbery-Stevens, explains, uptake for both online and face-to-face learning has been extremely positive:
“We have been so pleased with the reaction to, and uptake of, both our online and face-to-face training sessions,” she says.  “Courses are already filling up fast for the face-to-face courses and we have taken every precaution in ensuring the safety of delegates and our employees, whilst ensuring a rewarding learning experience for attendees.
“DHF is revered industry-wide for its exceptional training offering, and the onset of COVID-19 has not diminished our on-going desire to retain our position as industry leaders. 
“We have continued to put delegates first in every way possible, ensuring that those partaking in distance learning have received all training materials in the post prior to their sessions, and Nick has been available to support trainees at every step. 
“Whether face-to-face or distance learning, and whether in Cumbria or Cornwall, our learners will have received a first-rate DHF training experience.  Our intention was always to offer a distance learning facility but receiving approval from Ofqual was the catalyst. 
“We look forward to the DLP becoming a permanent fixture on the DHF training calendar.  Unquestionably, a further positive to distance learning is that delegates are not only limiting their time away from the workplace, but reducing their carbon footprint, which can only be a good thing!”

In addition, DHF is offering a 10% discount on its first year of membership, open until 31st July, and has continued to welcome new members throughout the lockdown period.
“We are well-positioned for the future and confident that the remainder of the year will be successful and positive,” concluded Patricia. 
To book face-to-face training courses, please visit: www.dhfonline.org.uk 




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Thursday, 2 July 2020

Holt Supermarket Fire: Why are "Critical" Buildings not Protected



The wider impact of a fire which destroyed the only supermarket in a Norfolk town has far reaching ramifications for the community, especially at such a critical time when businesses such as these are an important lifeline for people. 

The building did not require sprinklers to satisfy building regulations as it was just under the 2,000m2 threshold for retail premises. But shouldn’t there be flexibility in the system to ensure that “critical” buildings such as these can also be effectively protected from fire?

On the 20th June, more than 100 firefighters tackled a large night-time blaze at Budgens supermarket in Holt. The fire and rescue service prevented the fire from spreading to other buildings, but sadly the supermarket is beyond repair and will now have to be rebuilt. 

The business had served the community for 35 years and was also home to the town’s only post office. It was also doing hundreds of deliveries to people who were self-isolating during Covid-19. For Budgens, this will cause loss of earnings along with business disruption as their store will have to be rebuilt, a temporary store erected and staff will need to be redeployed.

In contrast, a bakery oven fire at a Sainsbury’s in Altrincham in December 2018 had a very different outcome, with an automatic sprinkler system activating and extinguishing the fire prior to the arrival of the Fire and Rescue Service. 

 The store reopened three hours after the fire started with damage limited to less than £500. This figure is minuscule when compared to the substantial cost of rebuilding the Budgens supermarket, the loss of business incurred and impact on the local community.

Under current building regulation guidance, the Budgens supermarket was below 2000 sq metres in size, and was not guided to have sprinklers, but the impact of a fire will be felt long after the fire was extinguished. 

When we protect property and halt the spread of fire we not only protect lives, we also protect businesses and jobs. A properly controlled fire can be the difference between a building requiring renovation or demolition.

Whether through greater ability to emphasise the criticality of a property through local powers or an improved national regime, we need to ensure that large and ‘critical' buildings are protected. 

The Holt Budgens is an almost perfect example of a building the community can ill afford to lose. Likewise, it could be a school, medical centre, hospital or sports centre, wherever the loss would have a large impact.

The fire in Holt reminds us of the innumerable impacts a fire can have on a local community. Whilst sprinklers are not required in all buildings, a focus on property protection in the regulations would mean that sprinklers would be installed in new buildings:
  • where there is the possibility of large loss of life and where firefighter safety is likely to be compromised; and:
  • where loss of a building would impose significant negative impacts and costs on a local community and/or on the public purse because of the loss of a public service facility, the loss of a workplace or because of significant loss of residential accommodation.
The contrast between two buildings with and without a sprinkler system in a fire can be quite stark. In the event of fire, many businesses with sprinkler systems suffer a minor interruption and find they are back up-and-running in a matter of hours. 

Those without can see five to six times the damage and suffer longer spells of interruption. These systems make buildings and businesses resilient to fire incidents because they control or extinguish a blaze before the fire and rescue service arrive. The impacted business can be operational within hours, avoiding the economic and social costs.

Business Sprinkler Alliance

The Business Sprinkler Alliance (BSA) was established in 2010 and is an alliance of fire safety professionals working to protect UK plc against fire. 

The BSA aims to highlight the true cost of fire and increase the number of business premises that have automatic fire sprinklers fitted. The BSA is driving a culture change so that sprinklers are understood and accepted as the norm for UK business buildings.

The BSA’s founding members are the National Fire Chiefs’ Council, the European and National Fire Sprinkler Networks, the British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association, commercial insurer, FM Global, and the Fire Protection Association.

For more information about the BSA visit the www.business-sprinkler-alliance.org




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Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Abloy hosts Virtual Exhibition featuring Access Control for the Built Environment


Abloy UK has unveiled plans to hold its first ever virtual exhibition, Keyvolution, which will take place online on 8 July.

With many exhibitions being postponed or cancelled in 2020, this initiative has been organised to meet the demand for online advice and information on security. It also aims to help visitors resolve current security issues and plan for future needs to ensure their building’s occupants and assets remain safe and secure.

The digital event will showcase innovative new products, as well as access control solutions for commercial buildings, education, hospitality, residential and healthcare.

Featuring new products, live webinars, software demonstrations, live chats, videos and downloadable brochures, the exhibition has been designed to help participants resolve short term security issues while planning for the future as the world emerges from lockdown.


The event will provide information on ASSA ABLOY’s Incedo™ Business, the new universal ecosystem available from Abloy UK that combines software and hardware into one environment to deliver realtime access control.

Other access control solutions will include Aperio, a wireless lock technology for hands-free door opening, and SMARTair, an intelligent alternative to traditional access control systems that enables you to send, revoke and update access permissions, restrict movement within a building and provide an audit trail.

Meanwhile, to share best practice on fire safety, the exhibition will also cover the Escape Door System, which is compliant with BE EN 13637, and its Electric Locks which are designed to meet and exceed test standards used in most European countries to ensure compliance on panic and emergency routes and dynamic lockdown.

Aaron Yule, Managing Director of Abloy UK, said:
“With the postponement and cancellation of the major exhibitions in 2020, we wanted to create a digital event that would have something for everyone looking after commercial buildings. 
“Abloy is a trusted partner of many, and we are always building upon our heritage and innovation in high-end security access and control. Now we are adding an exciting new digital dimension to our existing portfolio of mechanical and electromechanical products.”
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Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Take Loading to the Next Level with Hörmann’s RFID technology


Designed to improve warehouse management, minimise operating costs and increase overall efficiency, Hörmann UK’s new Hydraulic Dock Levellers with integrated Radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology provides non-contact reliable recording of goods when crossing the dock leveller.

With the use of pallets equipped with RFID technology continuing to increase in response to the rising demand for the automated flow of goods, Hörmann UK has developed its patented solution to streamline the loading processes for supply chain operators.

While many RFID readers and antennas are constructed in the form of a gate that occupies valuable warehousing space around the loading ramp, Hörmann UK’s Hydraulic Dock Leveller features the antenna directly underneath the dock leveller for discreet and secure transmission.

The automatic recording of the transport of goods provides reliable data transmission along the shortest path between the RFID transponder and the reader, preventing potential collision or mechanical impact damage due to its secure location.


Phil Thorpe, Senior Product Manager at Hörmann UK, said:
“As the supply chain industry continues to evolve to meet the ever changing requirements of consumers, so too must our loading solutions and the technologies they utilise. This is why we have developed our new patented solution, which provides reliable data transmission via the shortest route. 
“We are working closely with our clients across the UK to provide bespoke consultations and project planning with our team of IT logistics specialists to ensure the individual needs of each client is successfully met.” 

As only the dock leveller needs to be equipped with RFID technology, it presents potential cost savings for supply chain operators as no other industrial vehicles, such as forklifts, require the technology as all pallets are recorded upon the loading processes.

To view Hörmann UK’s complete offering for the industrial market, visit www.hormann.co.uk or call 01530 516868.





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Monday, 29 June 2020

Anodised Finishes: Taking Aluminium to the Next Level


Aluminium is known for being a versatile metal. Its flexibility and strength, combined with its corrosion resistance, make it the ideal building material. 

Although aluminium can withstand weathering better than other metals, it can still tarnish and oxidise over time if it does not receive additional treatment. For aluminium, one of the best ways to protect and enhance its appearance is by giving it an anodised finish. 

HOPPE (UK) has been using anodised finishes for its aluminium door and window hardware for over 35 years. This finish is created by adding a protective oxide layer to the aluminium using an electrolytic process. This enhances its natural qualities making it even more durable. No additional covering is applied, it simply creates a layer that is built up from the existing aluminium.

The hardwearing layer created in the anodising process is fully integrated with the metal substrate, increasing its abrasion resistance and helping the product to retain its appearance for longer. These qualities are particularly useful in high traffic areas where the door hardware could be subject to lots of use.


Corrosion resistance - One of the biggest benefits of anodising door and window hardware is the increased corrosion resistance. Ironmongery affected by corrosion will become tarnished or discoloured.

Anodised finishes are suitable for external applications even in coastal locations. HOPPE’s popular external door handles, the Atlanta and Tokyo, are both available with anodised finishes. Each handle is available as a profile or security set, allowing home owners to choose the handle they want without having to compromise on design, quality or security.

As part of HOPPE’s commitment to high quality products, all HOPPE handles have a 10 year mechanical operation guarantee, as long as the assembly and maintenance guidelines are followed.

Design choice - When the anodising process takes place, there is also the opportunity to alter the final finish. This allows aluminium to be a versatile choice from an aesthetic perspective. Popular finishes include silver and gold to complement traditional hardware finishes not only for entrance doors, but also around the home.

As part of HOPPE’s duranorm range there are internal door handles that also offer an anodised finish. The Dubayy, Seattle and Ibiza designs all offer a contemporary handle design to match a range of interiors. All three of these handles are available in silver and polished chrome.

HOPPE brand name products are tested to ensure flawless operation. These tests closely reflect the everyday knocks hardware has to take and extend beyond the requirements of technical standards such as DIN EN 1906.

Handle of excellence - HOPPE (UK) Ltd is a market leader in the field of door and window hardware. The company is a member of HOPPE Group, established in the UK in 1988, and benefits highly from over 60 years of insight and experience in the field of architectural hardware.

Based in Wolverhampton, the specialist manufacturer operates from a purpose built, state-of-the-art distribution centre with highly skilled, Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) trained staff. HOPPE delivers award winning service and is committed to providing products that have been tested to meet the latest European and British standards, offering both quality and innovation to all sectors of the market.

Experienced HOPPE (UK) product experts are on hand to help with any technical queries and provide specification support. For further information about HOPPE’s anodised finishes or for technical support, please contact the HOPPE (UK) sales office on 01902 484400.

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Sunday, 28 June 2020

From XK120 To Chiron: London Concours Reveals the Pursuit of Speed Display


The London Concours, presented by Montres Breguet, has announced its The Pursuit of Speed display; gathering the cars designed not just to be fast on the road, but to be the fastest. 

From the all-conquering Jaguar XK120 to the beautifully iconic Mercedes 300SL 'Gullwing' and on to the latest Bugatti Veyron and Chiron, ‘The Pursuit of Speed’ is a visual journey through humanity’s quest for ever higher speeds, and the evolving technology that accompanies it.

1990s: McLaren F1

Taking place from 19-20 August, the London Concours will gather these speed machines and nearly 100 others into the Honourable Artillery Company HQ –  a five-acre oasis of green nestled among the tall buildings of the City of London. Classes are dedicated to elegance, or to innovation, design and – in this case – speed.

From naturally aspirated six-cylinder engines to quad-turbocharged W16 engines, the fastest cars on the road have quickly shifted gears from 100mph to just over 300mph in less than 100 years, and The Pursuit of Speed will chart each quantum leap. Below are a few of the highlights that will be on the lawn:


1950s Mercedes 300SL Gullwing

Arguably one of the most beautiful cars ever created, the Mercedes 300SL kickstarted a model line –  the SL – that continues in the Mercedes range to this day. At the time, it wasn’t just a stunning and innovative piece of design (including those iconic gullwing doors), it was actually the fastest car in the world, capable of hitting over 160mph with the right gearing.


1970s Lamborghini Countach LP400 (Periscopio)

The unmistakable, aggressive wedge-shaped Lamborghini Countach was built on a tubular space-frame chassis with dramatic alloy bodywork draped over it. But never one to skimp on drama, Lamborghini also equipped the Countach with a pair of magnificent scissor doors.

Fitted with a longitudinal 4.0-litre V12, the early LP400 ‘Periscopio’ was capable of reaching around 180mph, but the pièce de résistance of these 150 early models is the periscope rear-view mirror which was replaced shortly afterwards. 


1980s Ferrari F40

The final car that got Enzo Ferrari’s personal sign off was to be an absolute powerhouse. Celebrating 40 years of Ferrari, the powerful twin-turbo V8 was fitted to a lightweight Kevlar, carbon fibre and aluminium body meaning it was the fastest, most powerful and most expensive car for sale at the time.

The amount of weight saving was made apparent in the spartan interior – no door handles, no glove box, carpets or trim. Even today, the Ferrari F40 will keep modern supercars honest with a top speed over 200mph.


2000s Bugatti Veyron

As the first car to officially break the 250mph barrier, the Bugatti Veyron was a seminal moment in automotive history. It’s 8.0-litre quad-turbocharged W16 engine generated 1001PS, with Super Sport versions boasting 1,200PS.

In 2005, it set an average top speed record of 253.81mph, before the later ‘World Record Edition’ model hit a blistering 268mph.

The London Concours 2020 takes place from 19-20 August. Tickets are available to buy now from www.londonconcours.co.uk/tickets

The full list of cars in ‘The Pursuit of Speed’ is:

1940s: Jaguar XK120
1950s: Mercedes 300SL ‘Gullwing’
1960s: Lamborghini Miura
1970s: Lamborghini Countach
1980s: Ferrari F40
1990s: McLaren F1
2000s: Bugatti Veyron
2010s: Bugatti Chiron





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Saturday, 27 June 2020

Free 'Lean Principles' Webinar for Door & Window Manufacturers


We’re sure you wouldn't refuse an opportunity to squeeze that bit more production capacity out of your workshop, or gain those much needed extra few percent of profit?

Coastal Group is hosting a complimentary webinar for Door & Window Manufacturers alongside TXM Lean Solutions to help you squeeze that bit more production capacity out of your workshop, and gain those much needed extra few percent of profit.

Hear how other door and window manufacturers, like yours, have benefited, and how you too can benefit.

Lean concepts are powerful tools for increasing productivity and enabling your business to reach its growth and profit potential. However, the challenge is to adapt these powerful techniques, so they are relevant to your business.

This webinar will give you an insight into the basic concepts and HOW you can apply them to achieve increased capacity and sustainable growth.

Learn how lean principles can help you:

  • Understand the causes of low productivity and constraints.
  • Overcome typical limiting factors in a door and window manufacturing business.
  • Improve your workshop layout.
  • Cope with different speed processes.
  • Avoid costly errors and mistakes.
  • Achieve profitable growth.

Webinar Date & Time: Wednesday 1st July, 10.00am


REGISTER NOW for Your Free Webinar Place by clicking this link and completing the form: www.coastal-group.com





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