Tuesday, 18 May 2021

New guidance to help manage transition back to the workplace


The “How Business Owners Can Use Partitioning and Ironmongery to Help Manage Social Distancing” guide, jointly produced by the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) and FIS, which represents the Finishes and Interior Sector, has been updated following changes to UK conformity marking.
 
Developed to help those involved in managing workplaces understand key considerations they need to make when adapting their spaces, it provides guidance on using partitioning and ironmongery to manage social distancing in the workplace. 
 
Originally published in November last year, it has been updated to cover the changes to UK conformity marking post-Brexit. UKCA and UKNI marking have been introduced as CE marking will cease to be used in Great Britain from 1 January 2022. 
 
It also includes a list of the relevant EN Harmonised and UK Designated standards that are relevant to partitioning, doors and architectural ironmongery and a summary of product marking sales territories to show where UKCA, UKNI and CE marking can be used going forward. 
 
Douglas Masterson, technical manager of the GAI, said:
“It is critical that business owners and those responsible for property maintenance are aware of the changes and how this impacts the architectural ironmongery they choose for their workplaces. Businesses will need to continue to be responsive to Government advice but the new information in the guide will help them to identify opportunities for business owners to make sensible product choices now, that will offer them compliant solutions longer term.”
Joe Cilia, technical director of FIS, said:
“Dividing spaces, even on a temporary basis may have implications on escape routes and safety depending on how they are installed and as good ventilation has been shown to help reduce the incidence of Covid 19 infection, the advice in this free guide is important and relevant.” 




Why not Sign-up to Receive these Articles by Email each Day on our newsfeed site

>> Scroll down to read more articles like this which have been published recently on this blog <<

You can also read additional current and archived articles on our dedicated magazine website

Low Cost and Free Publicity - Your company can easily benefit from some publicity like the posts above for a contribution towards our layout costs (£60 to £80 plus VAT), payable in advance or you can receive the service absolutely free of charge if you advertise (see below).

We post articles up to twice a day and never delete them - we only archive them each year so that they continue to remain visible to search engines.

To have your story published - just send us your news item, logo and image(s) and we will review the material, make any necessary changes to the wording / wordcount and then advise you when it will be published.

If you are a regular advertiser in our printed and online publications, placing series bookings for adverts or subscribing to our VIP Packages, you will qualify for a specific number of free postings on this blog while you continue to advertise with us. See our media pack for more details.

Also, if you purchase one of our Online and Print Combo packages, Featured Articles or Advertorial packages shown in our media pack, posting on this blog is included in the price.

For details and rates for all of our advertising options in print and online, download our media pack contact us or visit our website.

Door Industry Journal is a trading style of Avalon Innovations LLP - Company No. OC364751

Monday, 17 May 2021

Mul-T-Lock’s eCLIQ® is put through its paces at Barry’s Fitness studios throughout London


Leading lock manufacturer Mul-T-Lock has provided all seven of Barry’s studios in London with its eCLIQ® locks and over 100 accompanying keys in order to manage access rights across each studio.

Founded in 1998 in West Hollywood, Barry’s fitness classes soon became known throughout the world, with studios opening up across America and Canada, in the Middle East and throughout Europe. Today, there are over 140,000 global members of Barry’s FitFam, with eight boutique studios in the UK.

London-based Astoria Fire and Security Ltd recommended Mul-T-Lock’s eCLIQ® access control solution to all seven of Barry’s studios throughout London, to help combat lost keys and achieve complex access requirements. 


Fraser McNair, Contracts Manager at Astoria Fire and Security commented:
“Mul-T-Lock’s eCLIQ® system has enabled us to program locks and cut keys without traditional locksmithing skills or equipment, which is invaluable to a specialist fire and security company such as ours.

“The convenience and cost saving to our customer has also meant that the product has virtually sold itself and it gives them the control to manage their security directly from a phone application that is both secure and easy to use. They can now reconfigure their security within minutes themselves and lost keys can be cancelled immediately. They also have the added cconvenience of only granting access rights on certain days at certain times depending on the role of the key holder.”
With a number of employees that require access to the studios at various times of the day/week and with confidential client data kept on file within each building, Barry’s required a solution that would offer a high level of physical security as well as data protection.

Mul-T-Lock’s eCLIQ® access control system allows end-users to both grant and remove access permissions remotely. This includes the ability to schedule individual access permissions for each key, as well as to provide time-limited access. If a key is lost, access can be also be revoked using the eCLIQ® software, all managed from a cloud-based system.


The eCLIQ® system is particularly useful for leisure facilities that often suffer from a high staff turnover. Having the ability to remove access permissions when a member of staff leaves allows facilities managers and business owners to uphold their security and the safety of visitors and staff. 

This not only offers enhanced security, but also significantly reduces whole life costing. In the past, when a mechanical key is lost, security can only be guaranteed by replacing the whole mechanical suite of locks – at an unwelcome cost and often disruption to ‘business as usual’ for facilities. Locks can also be easily removed and moved to a new site without the need for expensive re-wiring found in most other access control systems.

Jacques Vermeulen, Regional Sales Manager for Mul-T-Lock added:
“Fitness studios and gyms have very complex access and security requirements, with 24-hour shift patterns for staff, deliveries throughout the day, and contractors needing one-time access. Plus, the management of visitors and their flow around a building, needs to be non-intrusive yet secure and reassuring. 

“Even though keys provide physical access to critical assets within gyms and health clubs, including areas that house servers holding customer data, and to offices where customers’ accounts are managed, we often see end-users unsure of how many keys they have in circulation, or where they are at any given time. More worryingly, often when staff leave there is no system to revoke access or monitor if they return the keys.

“The safety and security of visitors and staff is paramount for any customer facing business, but in such a competitive industry the smooth running and ongoing service can be vital to its success and profitability. Security and access systems, such as eCLIQ® from Mul-T-Lock, not only improves safety and mitigates risk but also helps with business continuity, which is a valuable asset to the leisure industry.”
To learn more about Mul-T-Lock’s CLIQ® technology, please call 01902 364200, email internalsales@mul-t-lock.co.uk or visit www.mul-t-lock.co.uk.




Why not Sign-up to Receive these Articles by Email each Day on our newsfeed site

>> Scroll down to read more articles like this which have been published recently on this blog <<

You can also read additional current and archived articles on our dedicated magazine website

Low Cost and Free Publicity - Your company can easily benefit from some publicity like the posts above for a contribution towards our layout costs (£60 to £80 plus VAT), payable in advance or you can receive the service absolutely free of charge if you advertise (see below).

We post articles up to twice a day and never delete them - we only archive them each year so that they continue to remain visible to search engines.

To have your story published - just send us your news item, logo and image(s) and we will review the material, make any necessary changes to the wording / wordcount and then advise you when it will be published.

If you are a regular advertiser in our printed and online publications, placing series bookings for adverts or subscribing to our VIP Packages, you will qualify for a specific number of free postings on this blog while you continue to advertise with us. See our media pack for more details.

Also, if you purchase one of our Online and Print Combo packages, Featured Articles or Advertorial packages shown in our media pack, posting on this blog is included in the price.

For details and rates for all of our advertising options in print and online, download our media pack contact us or visit our website.

Door Industry Journal is a trading style of Avalon Innovations LLP - Company No. OC364751

Sunday, 16 May 2021

London Concours 2021 Celebrates Lotus in the ‘Great Marques’ Class

Lotus 11

The London Concours has revealed Lotus as the second of the prestigious ‘Great Marques’ classes to appear at the Honourable Artillery Company HQ from 8-10 June. 

With a long lineage of motorsport heroics and a model line-up of some of the most thrilling cars ever created, Lotus rightly takes its place in the spotlight at the London Concours this year. From 1948 to the present day, the display will feature a history of the Lotus marque through 11 of the rarest Lotus cars ever made.

Among them, the display will feature iconic models such as the Elan, Europa, Esprit, Elite, Elise, Exige and Evora. The display will feature an early Lotus Seven – one of the most widely known lightweight sportscars ever built – and precursor to the Caterham Sevens which are still built today.

Lotus Elite

Joining the Seven will be a stunning lightweight Lotus Eleven. This car is Lotus Eleven Chassis 212, adorned with the famous ‘9 EHX’ number plate. The car was built in 1956 and is a rare wide chassis and wide body car. The car is one the original Lotus factory team cars that was driven in the 1956 LeMans race by the founder of Lotus, Colin Chapman, and Herbert Fraser. 

Alongside the Eleven will be a fine example of 1960s elegance, an ultra-lightweight two-seater coupé, the Elite or ‘Type 14’ was produced from 1958 to 1963. The car’s most distinctive feature was its fibreglass monocoque construction, which was used for the entire load-bearing structure of the car save a steel sub-frame which supports the engine and front suspension. Only 1,030 Elites were built. 

The example at London Concours will be one of the finest. Latterly, another generation of Elite was built between 1974 and 1983. The very last few produced had the option of a detachable Riviera roof at a cost of £325 plus VAT, and this Riviera version is one of those last examples. Only seven Rivieras were built by the Lotus factory.

Lotus Elite Type 1

Sitting beside the beautiful Elite will be a 1972 Lotus Elan Sprint Drophead Elan. The Sprint was the final version of the original Lotus Elan, a lightweight rear-wheel drive two-seater sports car. The ‘Sprint’ Elan was produced between 1971 and 1973, and featured a more powerful twin-cam engine, developing 135bhp. Produced in very limited numbers, the Sprint will feature alongside the Elite in the ‘Great Marques – Lotus’ display.

And no Lotus display would be complete without the legendary icon, the Lotus Esprit. The car at London Concours is a Series 3 – and it completely embodies the 80s era. An unmistakeable boxy design that was among the first of designer Giorgetto Giugiaro's polygonal ‘folded paper’ designs. The S3 was powered by a 2.2-litre L Type 912 engine, but still kept close the hallowed curb weight of 1,000kg meaning it provided the quintessential Lotus driving experience.

Lotus Exige

These four cars are part of a 11-strong line-up of the most significant cars from the marque’s 72-year history, which itself is one of eleven classes and features that will grace this year’s London Concours, hosted 8-10 June at the Honourable Artillery Company HQ. 

Lotus Cars will also have an official presence at the event, showcasing the Evija, the next chapter in the Lotus story. The 2000PS quad-motor, all-electric hypercar is capable of 0-184mph in just nine seconds, with a top speed in excess of 200mph.

Andrew Evans, London Concours Director, said: 
“Lotus is a brand intrinsically linked with lightness, that has always sought to make the world’s best driver’s cars. It began with Colin Chapman’s immortal words ‘Simplify, then add lightness’ and the brand has stayed true to that moniker throughout its seven decades in the industry. 

“Lotus has created some of the most significant and collectable cars in the world, and without question some of the world’s greatest driver’s cars. We’re honoured to welcome an all-encompassing selection of this Great British brand’s most revered cars to the manicured lawns of the Honourable Artillery Club this summer.”
Previously held over two days, the London Concours 2021 shifts to a three-day event to capitalise on visitor demand for more luxury brand content – from jewellery to bespoke suits – and modern supercars. The three days will be a VIP Preview Day, Style Edition and Supercar Day. At the heart of each day will remain the collection of nearly 100 rare and iconic luxury cars of all ages that has quickly cemented London Concours as one of the UK’s top motoring events. 

The London Concours takes place from 8-10 June 2021. Tickets are available from londonconcours.co.uk/tickets




Why not Sign-up to Receive these Articles by Email each Day on our newsfeed site

>> Scroll down to read more articles like this which have been published recently on this blog <<

You can also read additional current and archived articles on our dedicated magazine website

Low Cost and Free Publicity - Your company can easily benefit from some publicity like the posts above for a contribution towards our layout costs (£60 to £80 plus VAT), payable in advance or you can receive the service absolutely free of charge if you advertise (see below).

We post articles up to twice a day and never delete them - we only archive them each year so that they continue to remain visible to search engines.

To have your story published - just send us your news item, logo and image(s) and we will review the material, make any necessary changes to the wording / wordcount and then advise you when it will be published.

If you are a regular advertiser in our printed and online publications, placing series bookings for adverts or subscribing to our VIP Packages, you will qualify for a specific number of free postings on this blog while you continue to advertise with us. See our media pack for more details.

Also, if you purchase one of our Online and Print Combo packages, Featured Articles or Advertorial packages shown in our media pack, posting on this blog is included in the price.

For details and rates for all of our advertising options in print and online, download our media pack contact us or visit our website.

Door Industry Journal is a trading style of Avalon Innovations LLP - Company No. OC364751

Saturday, 15 May 2021

HALF of UK Tradespeople Experience Mental Health Problems due to Work


Nearly half (49%) of UK tradespeople experience mental health problems due to work-related issues, a new study
has found. 

The research, commissioned for Mental Health Awareness Week (May 10th-16th) by IronmongeryDirect, the UK’s largest supplier of specialist ironmongery, found that nearly three in five (58%) experience some form of mental health problem, such as stress, anxiety or depression, at least once a week. 

Money worries cause the most stress, with 38% of tradespeople blaming financial situations for giving them anxiety. 

Other issues, such as tensions with customers (31%) and suppliers (29%), are also major causes of concern for tradespeople. 


The 10 issues which cause the most stress for tradespeople: 
  1. Finances (38%) 
  2. Tensions with customers (31%)
  3. Tensions with suppliers (29%)
  4. High workload (26%)
  5. Tensions with business partners (26%)
  6. Job security (21%)
  7. Doing the best job for customers (12%)
  8. Making mistakes (11%)
  9. Abuse from customers (6%)
  10. Lack of work (5%) 
Female tradespeople (57%) are significantly more likely to experience work-related mental health problems than their male counterparts (41%). 

Additionally, the main causes of stress and anxiety differ between the genders, with women more likely to feel stressed due to finances (39%) and tensions with business partners (29%), whilst men are more affected by high workloads (39%) and tensions with suppliers (37%).  

When it comes to age, middle-aged tradespeople experience the most work-related related mental health issues. Nearly three in five (57%) tradies aged between 45-54 report stress and anxiety due to work. 

Bricklayers are the most likely tradespeople to experience mental health problems, with a shocking 73% admitting to dealing with issues such as stress and anxiety. In contrast, surveyors (18%) are the trade least likely to have poor mental health.  

The trades which are most and least likely to have mental health issues are: 
  1. Bricklayer (73% say they have them)
  2. Joiner (62%)
  3. Builder (57%)
  4. Electrician (51%)
  5. Plumber (50%)
  6. Carpenter (49%)
  7. Landscaper (42%)
  8. Painter/decorator (36%)
  9. Plasterer (22%)
  10. Surveyor (18%) 
When dealing with mental health problems, nearly half (48%) of tradespeople said they choose to talk to friends and families about their issues. Less than a third (32%) choose to seek counselling, while more than a quarter (28%) take medication. 

The research also found that a similar number (29%) do not feel comfortable talking to people close to them about their mental health. Furthermore, more than a third (34%) do not know how to access support services.  

As part of the attempt to raise awareness of mental health amongst tradespeople, IronmongeryDirect is partnering with Mind, and will also donate £5,000 to the charity for its vital services.  

Emma Mamo, Head of Workspace Wellbeing at Mind, said: 
“We know that issues like stress, anxiety and depression are common in all workplaces, but that there are some sectors where poor mental health is even more prevalent, including construction.  
“Because men generally find it more difficult to talk about how they’re feeling, in male-dominated industries such as construction, employees are often less willing and able to open up about their mental health and ask for support. This can be problematic because mental health problems often become worse if left untreated, and the consequences can be fatal. 
“We’re pleased to be working with IronmongeryDirect during Mental Health Awareness Week to launch our ‘Mental Health in the Trades’ report highlighting the scale of poor mental health across the sector, and urging employers within construction to create cultures where employees can speak openly and honestly about their mental health.” 
Marco Verdonkschot, Managing Director at IronmongeryDirect, said: 
“It’s shocking and saddening to see that mental health problems are so widespread in the industry. 
“We feel that it’s vital for the stigma of mental health to be removed from the industry, and whilst we understand it can be difficult to open up, we encourage all tradespeople to talk about their problems. Whether this is with friends and family, your employer, or professional counsellors, speaking about your problems can often be the first step to addressing them.” 
For the 2021 report of mental health in the trades industry, visit: www.ironmongerydirect.co.uk

   





Why not Sign-up to Receive these Articles by Email each Day on our newsfeed site

>> Scroll down to read more articles like this which have been published recently on this blog <<

You can also read additional current and archived articles on our dedicated magazine website

Low Cost and Free Publicity - Your company can easily benefit from some publicity like the posts above for a contribution towards our layout costs (£60 to £80 plus VAT), payable in advance or you can receive the service absolutely free of charge if you advertise (see below).

We post articles up to twice a day and never delete them - we only archive them each year so that they continue to remain visible to search engines.

To have your story published - just send us your news item, logo and image(s) and we will review the material, make any necessary changes to the wording / wordcount and then advise you when it will be published.

If you are a regular advertiser in our printed and online publications, placing series bookings for adverts or subscribing to our VIP Packages, you will qualify for a specific number of free postings on this blog while you continue to advertise with us. See our media pack for more details.

Also, if you purchase one of our Online and Print Combo packages, Featured Articles or Advertorial packages shown in our media pack, posting on this blog is included in the price.

For details and rates for all of our advertising options in print and online, download our media pack contact us or visit our website.

Door Industry Journal is a trading style of Avalon Innovations LLP - Company No. OC364751

Friday, 14 May 2021

'Game changing' Secured by Design letterplate from MILA


Mila has launched what it is calling ‘the most fabricator focused’ Secured by Design (SBD) accredited letterplate on the market, designed to look great and meet all the requirements of the Door & Hardware Federation’s TS008: 2015 security standard.

With TS008 now part of the updated PAS24: 2016 test required for SBD accreditation, manufacturers like Mila have been working hard to develop solutions which meet the very real challenges the standard presents, without compromising on style or ease of fitting. 

The new Mila letterplate, available in both stainless steel SupaSecure and standard ProSecure versions, has been developed in response to direct feedback from fabricators on what their ideal TS008/SBD letterplate would look like. As a result, it is slimline, stylish, leakproof and easy to fit in standard apertures.

TS008 was introduced to tackle the rise in opportunist thieves using the letterplate for fishing to steal keys and valuables, and as an access point to manipulate the locking point of the door from the inside. However, it has proved testing for many hardware designers to get to grips with - and some of the letterplates which have come onto the market previously have sacrificed style for functionality, with bulky cowls and cumbersome add-ons. By contrast, Mila’s solution shows what can be achieved when some of the most experienced product designers in the industry set out to solve a problem.

The Mila letterplate incorporates clever, patent-pending anti-fishing fins which open with a smooth concertina action to allow mail to be posted through. Crucially, they restrict the internal flap opening to 80° and this, in combination with an angled postal ramp which deflects items upwards, makes fishing impossible.

The big advantage of the design is that it projects internally by just 45mm. That means it’s neat and unobtrusive and can be fitted to doors even in narrow hallways without any risk of the letterplate striking the wall on the inside. 

The innovation from Mila doesn’t stop with the aesthetics though. Customers said that they wanted a TS008 letterplate which was quick and easy to install, so Mila’s design team has ensured that it can be fitted straight from the box, with no need for it to be disassembled first. It fits into standard apertures with no special screws or routing required and, as a new animation on the Mila website demonstrates, typical fitting time is less than two minutes. 

There is also an integrated drainage channel and a combination of external foam and internal nylon brushes which addresses the problem which some customers had experienced of other letterplates leaking. The Mila version has been successfully tested to BS6375-1 and achieved an impressive 150Pa water penetration score – which is equivalent to withstanding 2 litres of water a minute being sprayed onto the door in gale force conditions. 

The TS008 is available in six colours and finishes including polished and brushed stainless and polished and brushed gold PVD stainless, as well as black and white options. These can all be mixed and matched on the inside and out to suit both the door and the décor. Mila has even added an interactive colour selector to its website so that customers can try out the combinations online before they buy.

As customers would expect from Mila, the new letterplate has been extensively tested to all the latest industry standards and it comes with a 25-year mechanical and surface finish warranty. Operational reliability has been proven to 20,000 cycles, it has a passed a 100kg flap pull test and corrosion resistance has been tested to 1056 hours in a salt spray booth (way beyond the 480 hours required for a maximum Grade 5 rating on the BSEN1670 scale). It is also, of course, covered by Mila’s BSI quality Kitemark which guarantees consistent levels of performance thanks to regular independent auditing of its production and performance. 




Why not Sign-up to Receive these Articles by Email each Day on our newsfeed site

>> Scroll down to read more articles like this which have been published recently on this blog <<

You can also read additional current and archived articles on our dedicated magazine website

Low Cost and Free Publicity - Your company can easily benefit from some publicity like the posts above for a contribution towards our layout costs (£60 to £80 plus VAT), payable in advance or you can receive the service absolutely free of charge if you advertise (see below).

We post articles up to twice a day and never delete them - we only archive them each year so that they continue to remain visible to search engines.

To have your story published - just send us your news item, logo and image(s) and we will review the material, make any necessary changes to the wording / wordcount and then advise you when it will be published.

If you are a regular advertiser in our printed and online publications, placing series bookings for adverts or subscribing to our VIP Packages, you will qualify for a specific number of free postings on this blog while you continue to advertise with us. See our media pack for more details.

Also, if you purchase one of our Online and Print Combo packages, Featured Articles or Advertorial packages shown in our media pack, posting on this blog is included in the price.

For details and rates for all of our advertising options in print and online, download our media pack contact us or visit our website.

Door Industry Journal is a trading style of Avalon Innovations LLP - Company No. OC364751

Thursday, 13 May 2021

P C Henderson Expands its Range of Pocket Door Systems with New Bi-parting Fire Rated System


P C Henderson has further expanded its range of pocket door systems with the launch of a brand new fire rated system for bi-parting doors.

Originally launched for single doors back in February 2019 – this latest release of the company’s popular Pocket Door Pro system caters for bi-parting fire doors weighing up to 120kg and is fully certified to FD30 British and European standards.

Andrew Royle, Sales and Marketing Director at P C Henderson, commented:
“Since launching Pocket Door Pro just over two years ago – the system has quickly grown to become one of our most popular products. Post launch market research quickly told us that demand for a bi-parting fire rated version was high – we listened to this feedback and are delighted to be able to bring this new variation to the market”.
The new system is available in standard and soft closing options, seven different kit sizes, for two different finished wall thicknesses, self-closing and non self-closing variants and a simultaneous action kit available as an optional extra.

Andrew continued:
“We designed Pocket Door Pro with one key aim in mind – to create one of the most flexible and versatile range of pocket door systems on the market. As the popularity of pocket door systems continues to rise – it’s important that designers and developers have access to a system which can cater for virtually any type of application and in a number of different operation types. We believe we have achieved this through the development of Pocket Door Pro”.
A detailed and innovative design is what P C Henderson attributes to the products success – features such as push together parts, pre-assembled components and a wide range of optional extras has seen the products popularity soar over the past two years. 

The system is designed using a robust aluminium frame making it ideal for new builds and areas of heavy use such as educational buildings, hospitals, hotels, office blocks and disability access areas. The fire rated version comes complete with intumescent seals and is made out of FDC Finger Jointed Laminated Redwood – providing a knot and defect free system – guaranteeing product reliability and longevity.

Find out more at www.pchenderson.com .



Why not Sign-up to Receive these Articles by Email each Day on our newsfeed site

>> Scroll down to read more articles like this which have been published recently on this blog <<

You can also read additional current and archived articles on our dedicated magazine website

Low Cost and Free Publicity - Your company can easily benefit from some publicity like the posts above for a contribution towards our layout costs (£60 to £80 plus VAT), payable in advance or you can receive the service absolutely free of charge if you advertise (see below).

We post articles up to twice a day and never delete them - we only archive them each year so that they continue to remain visible to search engines.

To have your story published - just send us your news item, logo and image(s) and we will review the material, make any necessary changes to the wording / wordcount and then advise you when it will be published.

If you are a regular advertiser in our printed and online publications, placing series bookings for adverts or subscribing to our VIP Packages, you will qualify for a specific number of free postings on this blog while you continue to advertise with us. See our media pack for more details.

Also, if you purchase one of our Online and Print Combo packages, Featured Articles or Advertorial packages shown in our media pack, posting on this blog is included in the price.

For details and rates for all of our advertising options in print and online, download our media pack contact us or visit our website.

Door Industry Journal is a trading style of Avalon Innovations LLP - Company No. OC364751

Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Hörmann Support Mental Health Awareness Week


Hörmann UK are supporting Mental Health Awareness Week by promoting this annual event through social media, and a poster campaign at their Coalville headquarters.  

The event is all about starting conversations about mental health and the things in everyone’s daily lives that can affect it.  This year the theme is Nature, with the aim of getting as many people as possible to think about connecting with nature and how it can improve mental health.

Research by the Mental Health Foundation has found that, particularly this year during the Pandemic, Nature has been one of the most popular ways that people have tried to maintain good mental health during a particularly challenging time.  The hope is that by highlighting the importance of nature to good mental health work can be carried out to ensure everyone can share it and make a connection no matter how small.

As part of Hörmann’s ongoing commitment to the welfare of their employees, the company has been working with an external Health & Happiness mentor since the beginning of the first lockdown in 2020.  Having recognised the need to be able to offer staff additional support during a such difficult time and the possible adverse effects of furlough and homeworking, staff have had access to regular one-to-one consultations. Focusing on mindset, motivation, and movement, along with advice on exercise, sleep and diet, the programme has proved popular with positive feedback.  

With the continued relaxation of COVID restrictions face-to-face workshops and team building sessions are now planned to continue the emphasis Hörmann place on the health and wellbeing of all staff.

To find out more about Mental Health Awareness Week visit Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 and to find out more about Healthier Happier You visit Healthier Happier You | Helping you find your happiness through mindset, motivation and movement





Why not Sign-up to Receive these Articles by Email each Day on our newsfeed site

>> Scroll down to read more articles like this which have been published recently on this blog <<

You can also read additional current and archived articles on our dedicated magazine website

Low Cost and Free Publicity - Your company can easily benefit from some publicity like the posts above for a contribution towards our layout costs (£60 to £80 plus VAT), payable in advance or you can receive the service absolutely free of charge if you advertise (see below).

We post articles up to twice a day and never delete them - we only archive them each year so that they continue to remain visible to search engines.

To have your story published - just send us your news item, logo and image(s) and we will review the material, make any necessary changes to the wording / wordcount and then advise you when it will be published.

If you are a regular advertiser in our printed and online publications, placing series bookings for adverts or subscribing to our VIP Packages, you will qualify for a specific number of free postings on this blog while you continue to advertise with us. See our media pack for more details.

Also, if you purchase one of our Online and Print Combo packages, Featured Articles or Advertorial packages shown in our media pack, posting on this blog is included in the price.

For details and rates for all of our advertising options in print and online, download our media pack contact us or visit our website.

Door Industry Journal is a trading style of Avalon Innovations LLP - Company No. OC364751

Tuesday, 11 May 2021

BWF Fire Door Alliance Launches ‘Be Certain, Be Certified’ Campaign


The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) Fire Door Alliance has launched an awareness campaign, Be Certain, Be Certified, to highlight the importance of third-party certification of fire doors in improving fire safety standards across the UK. 

The campaign addresses a “clear lack of understanding” over what certification is and the vital role it plays in protecting lives.

Be Certain, Be Certified calls for the adoption of third-party certification of fire doors throughout all UK buildings to raise the standards of fire door safety and help protect lives. 

It also provides detailed information on fire door safety ahead of upcoming legislation – the Fire Safety Bill and Building Safety Bill – which will strengthen regulation over fire safety for all building types.

An informational platform, Be Certain, Be Certified offers guidance and resources to anyone who is responsible for specifying fire doors in any UK building. 

The campaign also gives expert insight into the third-party certification of fire doors, detailing the testing, verification of product performance and manufacturing process controls undertaken by an independent body.

Helen Hewitt, CEO of the British Woodworking Federation said,

“Fire doors play an essential role in protecting building occupants from the spread of smoke and fire and can be the difference between life and death. But there is a clear lack of understanding throughout the supply chain over fire door performance and compliance, which means we continue to see fire doors that are not fit for the purpose used across the UK, putting lives at risk.

“Ahead of the biggest changes to fire safety legislation in recent times, through the introduction of the Fire Safety and Building Safety Bills and the proposed technical review of Approved Document B, now is the time for all building owners, landlords and specifiers to ensure that their fire doors meet the correct standards.
 
“Only through specifying fire doors that are third-party certified can building owners, managers and occupants have peace of mind that their fire doors will be fit for purpose, in terms of fire resistance and smoke control, and perform as designed in the event of a fire.”

Third-party certification of fire doors provides independent evidence of the performance of a fire door and ensures that its performance data was not a one-off result. A robust process, fire door third-party certification requires fire door manufacturers and processors to be audited by a third party, fire door assemblies to be tested to industry standards and ongoing audits carried out to ensure all products are tested appropriately and produced to a consistent standard. 

Third-party certified fire doors manufactured, or modified, by a BWF Fire Door Alliance member, carry a label with a unique code. This provides access to vital information such as the name of the fire door manufacturer or processor, certification information and the product specification and production records. The primary label will also show the fire door rating for its minimum tested burn performance, for example, FD30 which denotes a minimum 30-minute burn time.

Helen Hewitt, CEO added: 
“There is currently no mandatory requirement under Building Regulations for organisations, public or private, to use third-party certified fire doors, and we’ve seen a significant number continuing to use non-certified doors, despite knowing the dangers that improper fire doors pose to building occupants and users.
“At the BWF Fire Door Alliance we believe the only way to ensure a fire door is fit for purpose is through third-party certification. Alongside the Be Certain, Be Certified campaign, we will continue to lobby for a regulated regime of independent third-party certification of fire doors to be enshrined in law to help protect lives across the country.”

For more information about third-party certification and the Be Certain, Be Certified campaign, visit: firedoors.bwf.org.uk 





Why not Sign-up to Receive these Articles by Email each Day on our newsfeed site

>> Scroll down to read more articles like this which have been published recently on this blog <<

You can also read additional current and archived articles on our dedicated magazine website

Low Cost and Free Publicity - Your company can easily benefit from some publicity like the posts above for a contribution towards our layout costs (£60 to £80 plus VAT), payable in advance or you can receive the service absolutely free of charge if you advertise (see below).

We post articles up to twice a day and never delete them - we only archive them each year so that they continue to remain visible to search engines.

To have your story published - just send us your news item, logo and image(s) and we will review the material, make any necessary changes to the wording / wordcount and then advise you when it will be published.

If you are a regular advertiser in our printed and online publications, placing series bookings for adverts or subscribing to our VIP Packages, you will qualify for a specific number of free postings on this blog while you continue to advertise with us. See our media pack for more details.

Also, if you purchase one of our Online and Print Combo packages, Featured Articles or Advertorial packages shown in our media pack, posting on this blog is included in the price.

For details and rates for all of our advertising options in print and online, download our media pack contact us or visit our website.

Door Industry Journal is a trading style of Avalon Innovations LLP - Company No. OC364751

Monday, 10 May 2021

SMARTair® from Mul-T-Lock Benefits UK Staycation Market


With foreign travel remaining uncertain amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the UK staycation market is set to boom. In fact, new research has found that 83% of British travellers would prefer to holiday in the UK rather than travel abroad this year1, bringing a much-needed boost to the country's hospitality sector.

This coupled with Brexit, rising costs of oversea travel and the fact that people are thinking more about their carbon footprint, means that many investors have been taking advantage of the thriving UK holiday market. 

In today’s landscape where reduced touchpoints and low operating costs are nothing short of paramount, security expert Mul-T-Lock is offering a tailored access control solution to all hotel, holiday park and short-break property owners.


SMARTair® is a modular and fully scalable access control system that offers an intelligent, yet simple, step up from keys. For hotels and home rental properties in particular, SMARTair® will replace inconvenient keys with a wireless locking system operated by smartcards and even smartphones when used in conjunction with Mul-T-Lock’s Openow™ app.

With so many businesses in the leisure and tourism industry needing to cut operational costs and provide a safe and hygienic service to customers, SMARTair® does away with the need for manned receptions and touchscreens by putting the onus of checking in right in guests’ hands, with security still being closely monitored and operated by system managers.

With SMARTair®, lost cards can be cancelled, and replacement cards reprogrammed for increased guest security. The system can be tailored to meet each building’s needs and can be reprogrammed using the latest in access control management software as those needs evolve, without having to replace any physical locking systems – making it a cost effective and straightforward solution for all holiday properties.


With no hardwiring, the system can be installed at low cost with minimal disruption to a business. Designated system managers can also monitor and control access rights – allowing guests access when needed and revoking access once they check-out. The SMARTair® product portfolio also includes energy saving devices for mounting on guest room walls and in-room safes.

By utilising the Openow™ app, business owners, facilities managers and security administrators can instantly send, revoke or update virtual keys from the designated SMARTair® software or web browser allowing guests to access properties and rooms via their smartphone.

System managers can be anywhere in the world when controlling access rights, making the whole process more convenient and secure for everyone. This also significantly reduces whole life costing, as it removes the need to replace key cards when they are lost or accidently taken home by guests. 


An added bonus, Openow™ makes it easy for business owners to organise virtual keys inside the app, check how long they are valid, and protect them further with an individual PIN. If they have virtual keys from multiple sites or premises, Openow™ easily handles those too, with no time wasted wondering where key cards were left and no more appointments to pick them up or have them revalidated.

Mul-T-Lock’s SMARTair® system with Openow™ app is the perfect solution for hotels and holiday parks with a high volume of visitors and subcontractors. It is built for businesses where third-party contractors are always on-site, hospitality venues that offer rooms for hire, and boutique hotels or home rental with no manned receptions.

To learn more about Mul-T-Lock’s SMARTair® access control system and Openow™ app, please call 01902 364200, email internalsales@mul-t-lock.co.uk or visit www.mul-t-lock.co.uk .





Why not Sign-up to Receive these Articles by Email each Day on our newsfeed site

>> Scroll down to read more articles like this which have been published recently on this blog <<

You can also read additional current and archived articles on our dedicated magazine website

Low Cost and Free Publicity - Your company can easily benefit from some publicity like the posts above for a contribution towards our layout costs (£60 to £80 plus VAT), payable in advance or you can receive the service absolutely free of charge if you advertise (see below).

We post articles up to twice a day and never delete them - we only archive them each year so that they continue to remain visible to search engines.

To have your story published - just send us your news item, logo and image(s) and we will review the material, make any necessary changes to the wording / wordcount and then advise you when it will be published.

If you are a regular advertiser in our printed and online publications, placing series bookings for adverts or subscribing to our VIP Packages, you will qualify for a specific number of free postings on this blog while you continue to advertise with us. See our media pack for more details.

Also, if you purchase one of our Online and Print Combo packages, Featured Articles or Advertorial packages shown in our media pack, posting on this blog is included in the price.

For details and rates for all of our advertising options in print and online, download our media pack contact us or visit our website.

Door Industry Journal is a trading style of Avalon Innovations LLP - Company No. OC364751

Sunday, 9 May 2021

A Unique Opportunity to help Guy Martin Break the Current Motorcycle Land Speed Record

1968 BMW R69S

Silverstone Auctions are offering a unique opportunity to get involved in assisting Guy Martin to break the current Motorcycle Land Speed Record by riding at 400 MPH!! 

Engineer with the project and former GP Motorcycle racer Alex Macfadzean will be selling his private collection of BMW’s to help fund the project called The 52 Express. 

c1967 BMW R50/2

The 1,200 horsepower motorcycle is hoped to hit 400mph, breaking the current record of 376mph, which was set in 2010 by American Rocky Robinson. Channel 4 have already started a documentary filming the entire project. The motorcycle has been designed and built over the past decade by Alex Macfadzean.

The preparation includes a rolling road, a wind tunnel and CFD work carried out in order to help finalise aerodynamics. The testing of all of the systems in the UK (on a former RAF airfield) beginning in June!

1970 BMW R60/5

Mark Bryan, Motorcycle Manager for Silverstone Auctions, added: 
“We are delighted to be offering the 5 BMW motorcycles in our May Sale in order to help fund Guy Martin and his Motorcycle Land Speed Record Attempt, this is a fantastic opportunity for all involved”

The private collection of motorcycles are impressive, 1968 BMW R69S, c1967 BMW R50/2, 1970 BMW R60/5, 1961 BMW R50S and 1964 BMW R27 .

Alex has said that his next target is now clear – this is to become the first two-wheeled vehicle that is able to surpass 400mph. He commented that it is a great target and something he just must do! 

1961 BMW R50S

Silverstone Auctions are offering in-person viewings of the motorcycles from 12th – 21st May at Stoneleigh Park. Viewings require an appointment, and this should be made by calling 01926 691141.

Motorcycle Manager Mark Bryan can be contacted on 07958 107974, by emailing markb@silverstoneauctions or via their website if you would like more information.

1964 BMW R27

2021 Auctions
  • The May Sale: 22nd May
  • A Sale of Ferraris in association with Ferrari Owner’s Club GB: 5th June
  • The Classic Sale at Silverstone: 30th July – 1st August
  • The NEC Classic Motor Show Sale: 12th – 14th November 

About Silverstone Auctions

Formed in 2011, Silverstone Auctions is a world-class, specialist auction house for the sale of classic cars, modern supercars, all types of competition cars, modern and historic motorcycles as well as automotive memorabilia.

We hold the exclusive automotive auction rights for the Silverstone circuit and host sales as stand-alone events as well as an integrated element of some of Europe's biggest motorsport events such as the Silverstone Classic Festival.

In addition to our sales at the circuit, we also host a number of auctions each year at other major classic car events including the NEC Classic Motor Show and Race Retro.

At Silverstone Auctions, we take pride in selecting the very best of breed vehicles for our sales which not only attracts buyers from around the world but has already helped us achieve a number of record-breaking auction prices on behalf of our vendors.

We are committed to providing the best possible service for both buyers and vendors alike, so if you'd like to know more about buying or selling a classic vehicle with Silverstone Auctions, call us today on +44(0)1926 691141.





Why not Sign-up to Receive these Articles by Email each Day on our newsfeed site

>> Scroll down to read more articles like this which have been published recently on this blog <<

You can also read additional current and archived articles on our dedicated magazine website

Low Cost and Free Publicity - Your company can easily benefit from some publicity like the posts above for a contribution towards our layout costs (£60 to £80 plus VAT), payable in advance or you can receive the service absolutely free of charge if you advertise (see below).

We post articles up to twice a day and never delete them - we only archive them each year so that they continue to remain visible to search engines.

To have your story published - just send us your news item, logo and image(s) and we will review the material, make any necessary changes to the wording / wordcount and then advise you when it will be published.

If you are a regular advertiser in our printed and online publications, placing series bookings for adverts or subscribing to our VIP Packages, you will qualify for a specific number of free postings on this blog while you continue to advertise with us. See our media pack for more details.

Also, if you purchase one of our Online and Print Combo packages, Featured Articles or Advertorial packages shown in our media pack, posting on this blog is included in the price.

For details and rates for all of our advertising options in print and online, download our media pack contact us or visit our website.

Door Industry Journal is a trading style of Avalon Innovations LLP - Company No. OC364751

Saturday, 8 May 2021

Architectural Ironmongery Expert Lifts the Latch on Wider Industry Standards


The Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) is helping to shape the competency frameworks for the wider construction products industry as part of the drive towards clearer and more robust fire safety standards. 
 
Douglas Masterson, technical manager at the GAI, has been appointed as co-chair of Working Group 12, alongside Hanna Clarke, digital and policy manager at the Construction Products Association (CPA). He has represented the GAI in that group since its inception in October 2018 and was appointed as deputy chair of it in April 2020, at which time he also became a member of the Competence Steering Group (CSG). 
 
The Steering Group on Competences for Building a Safer Future and its 12 sub-groups - set up to implement the recommendations of the Hackitt Review - have been continuing to look at specialist areas of construction practice. 

The groups consist of representatives from installers, fire, housing, construction and professional organisations from within the industry. Working Group 12 is focussing on competency in the construction products sector.
 
Douglas Masterson said:
“This role puts the GAI at the forefront of promoting increased levels of competency for the entire construction products industry. We have been performing the same role for the door and hardware industry since 1961 and advocating increased skills and knowledge for our membership is at the heart of what we do. It is a great honour to be able to lead Working Group 12, and to also represent the wider industry at the Competence Steering Group.” 
The Setting the Bar report, published in October 2020, set out the competence requirements for those working on higher-risk residential buildings. As part of this, Working Group 12 discussed the construction product competency matrix that should be launched later this year. 
 
Douglas and Hanna have taken over the chairman role from Peter Caplehorn, chief executive of the CPA. Joe Cilia, technical director at the Finishes and Interior Sector (FIS), will replace Douglas as deputy chair.
 




Why not Sign-up to Receive these Articles by Email each Day on our newsfeed site

>> Scroll down to read more articles like this which have been published recently on this blog <<

You can also read additional current and archived articles on our dedicated magazine website

Low Cost and Free Publicity - Your company can easily benefit from some publicity like the posts above for a contribution towards our layout costs (£60 to £80 plus VAT), payable in advance or you can receive the service absolutely free of charge if you advertise (see below).

We post articles up to twice a day and never delete them - we only archive them each year so that they continue to remain visible to search engines.

To have your story published - just send us your news item, logo and image(s) and we will review the material, make any necessary changes to the wording / wordcount and then advise you when it will be published.

If you are a regular advertiser in our printed and online publications, placing series bookings for adverts or subscribing to our VIP Packages, you will qualify for a specific number of free postings on this blog while you continue to advertise with us. See our media pack for more details.

Also, if you purchase one of our Online and Print Combo packages, Featured Articles or Advertorial packages shown in our media pack, posting on this blog is included in the price.

For details and rates for all of our advertising options in print and online, download our media pack contact us or visit our website.

Door Industry Journal is a trading style of Avalon Innovations LLP - Company No. OC364751

Friday, 7 May 2021

Chubb Donates Laptops to Support Pupils with Remote Learning


Chubb, a leading provider of security and fire safety solutions, is helping local pupils continue their education remotely throughout the COVID-19 pandemic with its Laptops for Schools initiative. 

Chubb is a part of Carrier Global Corporation (NYSE: CARR), the leading global provider of healthy, safe and sustainable building and cold chain solutions.
 
When the COVID-19 crisis required schools across the country to close, children were sent home to continue their learning. Teachers took their classrooms online but the lack of access to suitable technology made remote learning extremely difficult, if not almost impossible, for some. 

This created a clear divide between the children with access to digital technology and those without. Seeing this gap, Chubb launched its Laptops for Schools initiative; to give those pupils without access to digital technology equal opportunity to continue their education. 
 
Jeremy Williams, Digital Technology Director, Chubb said:
“As many of our people are parents or caregivers themselves, they could see firsthand how essential laptops are to pupils of all ages during this difficult time, as a business, we could see there was an opportunity for us to help.
“Chubb contacted the charity Business2Schools which facilitated connections to local schools in need of support. The response from headteachers was incredibly positive and the Laptops for Schools initiative began to develop.  
 
“We looked around the business and identified many laptops that were ‘end-of-life’ for business purposes, yet to a school or an individual child or parent these devices could be a lifeline to enable home learning,” Williams added. To date, Chubb has delivered 20 laptops and plans to widen the project to become an established, recurring initiative.
 
“So many of our children are lacking adequate access to devices, which have been crucial during these difficult past twelve months,” said Catherine Clayton-Young, Headteacher at Griffin Park Primary School. “Knowing that local businesses in our community such as Chubb can help to support us in ensuring that every child has access to a device, and therefore, will not be missing out on vital learning has been wonderful. This has been a real positive for us all and a massive help to the families of these children.”
To learn more about Chubb’s Laptops for Schools initiative please contact marketing@chubb.co.uk.
 
Photo caption: Chubb donates laptops to support pupils with remote learning




Why not Sign-up to Receive these Articles by Email each Day on our newsfeed site

>> Scroll down to read more articles like this which have been published recently on this blog <<

You can also read additional current and archived articles on our dedicated magazine website

Low Cost and Free Publicity - Your company can easily benefit from some publicity like the posts above for a contribution towards our layout costs (£60 to £80 plus VAT), payable in advance or you can receive the service absolutely free of charge if you advertise (see below).

We post articles up to twice a day and never delete them - we only archive them each year so that they continue to remain visible to search engines.

To have your story published - just send us your news item, logo and image(s) and we will review the material, make any necessary changes to the wording / wordcount and then advise you when it will be published.

If you are a regular advertiser in our printed and online publications, placing series bookings for adverts or subscribing to our VIP Packages, you will qualify for a specific number of free postings on this blog while you continue to advertise with us. See our media pack for more details.

Also, if you purchase one of our Online and Print Combo packages, Featured Articles or Advertorial packages shown in our media pack, posting on this blog is included in the price.

For details and rates for all of our advertising options in print and online, download our media pack contact us or visit our website.

Door Industry Journal is a trading style of Avalon Innovations LLP - Company No. OC364751

Thursday, 6 May 2021

Garador Introduces Wireless Optical Sensor for GaraGlide


Garador’s new electrically operated roller garage door, the GaraGlide, is now available with a wireless optical sensor as an option. You can therefore now choose between a wired or wireless optical sensor for this roller door.

The wireless optical sensor is built into the floor seal and utilises light beam technology, so if there is an obstruction in the way of the door curtain’s downward path, when the light beam is broken the door curtain will stop.

The new wireless optical sensor means there is no spiral cable required to connect the safety edge to the separate control panel housing. Batteries are required for this new device. This new feature provides the same reliable level of protection as the wired version and recognises when there is an obstacle in the door’s path.

The GaraGlide is powered by a tubular drive motor and is supplied with two remote hand transmitters as standard, with either a standard (433 MHz) or bisecur (868 MHz) hand transmitter design.

It has been designed so that it is quick to fit and easy to transport to site; the entire garage door fits neatly into just two double-wall cardboard boxes. Choose from 16 colours and 2 timber-effect finishes.

Find out more about Garador’s new GaraGlide roller door by visiting www.garador.co.uk 




Why not Sign-up to Receive these Articles by Email each Day on our newsfeed site

>> Scroll down to read more articles like this which have been published recently on this blog <<

You can also read additional current and archived articles on our dedicated magazine website

Low Cost and Free Publicity - Your company can easily benefit from some publicity like the posts above for a contribution towards our layout costs (£60 to £80 plus VAT), payable in advance or you can receive the service absolutely free of charge if you advertise (see below).

We post articles up to twice a day and never delete them - we only archive them each year so that they continue to remain visible to search engines.

To have your story published - just send us your news item, logo and image(s) and we will review the material, make any necessary changes to the wording / wordcount and then advise you when it will be published.

If you are a regular advertiser in our printed and online publications, placing series bookings for adverts or subscribing to our VIP Packages, you will qualify for a specific number of free postings on this blog while you continue to advertise with us. See our media pack for more details.

Also, if you purchase one of our Online and Print Combo packages, Featured Articles or Advertorial packages shown in our media pack, posting on this blog is included in the price.

For details and rates for all of our advertising options in print and online, download our media pack contact us or visit our website.

Door Industry Journal is a trading style of Avalon Innovations LLP - Company No. OC364751