Category Archives: Doors & Windows

Achieve a seamless finish with Senior’s Hybrid

Fenestration systems designer and manufacturer Senior Architectural Systems continues to respond to the demands of the industry, with the addition of a frameless casement window system to its innovative Hybrid range of timber composite systems.

The high insulation Hybrid Series 3 frameless casement window ensures that, when installed alongside Hybrid Series 3 curtain walling, a flush, seamless finish is achieved across the whole facade.

Revolutionary QWood Bolection Moulding For Doors

This brand new bolection moulding for door panels is another first from QWood. QWood offers the following key features including:

Constantly straight profiles
No knots or imperfections
Can be easily cut and mitred
Simply painted along with the overall door panel
Will not twist or bow

QPSL are now able to offer Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) and PEFC® Chain of Custody for Qwood™

QPSL, the UK’s original manufacturer of WPC window components, are now the first UK Company to offer chain of custody for both Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) FSC®-C121902 and PEFC® for their QWood™ brand.

QWood™ has been specially developed for timber casement and sash windows. The range includes head drip beads, glazing bars, parting beads, staff beads as well as glazing and drip beads with clips.

New Website For Fire Rated Windows is the new website from specialist REHAU fabricator Hart & Co telling clients, specifiers and contractors all they need to know about the company’s range of fire rated windows.

Hart & Co, based in Skelmersdale, Lancashire, is one of only a small number of accredited fabricators of fire resistant PVC-U windows using REHAU’s patented RAUFERNO technology.

Leading the way in window restrictors

Award winning UK hardware manufacturers J.Banks Ltd have been designing, developing and producing door and window products for over one hundred and sixty years.

Following the first design for a concealed window restricting device more than twenty years ago, the company has been actively involved in a continuous programme of design and development, which has now evolved into the most comprehensive range of window restrictors available from any European manufacturer.

Super-slim Imago Lift & Slide fills a big gap in the market

Imago Lift & Slide, the slimmest timber frame lift and slide door hardware system in the market is now available from AGB.

The trend for ‘Grand Design’ style homes with open spaces that let in light, give great views and allow easy access is here to stay. Imago’s super-slim design fills a real gap in the market for companies wanting to offer customers maximum glass area and minimum frame width.

Schueco launches new manual version of successful ‘panoramic’ sliding door system

In August this year, the UK’s leading aluminium systems specialist, Schueco UK Ltd, is further augmenting its range of glazed, panoramic sliding doors with the introduction of a manual version of its successful Schueco ASS 77 PD.HI system.

With ultra-slim sightlines (the interlock stile width is only 30 mm) and a perimeter frame that is entirely concealed within the wall, the new door provides maximum transparency and virtually uninterrupted external views. A pronounced ‘wow’ factor and an ability to span very wide openings make it ideal for use in high-end residential and commercial buildings.

Accoya® clads popular visitor centre

World-leading wood product benefits renovation of Airfield Farm and Gardens

Accoya®, the world-leading modified wood product manufactured by Accsys Technologies, has been selected to provide timber doors, brise soleil shading and external timber cladding to a number of new facilities at Airfield, a popular urban visitor attraction in south Dublin, Ireland.

Brio’s Weatherfold 4s For H-Type Timber Doors

Brio, the leading manufacturer of interior and exterior folding door and window architectural fittings solutions, is recognised around the world as a manufacturer of high quality Bi-folding door and window hardware. The company offers the Brio Weatherfold 4s architectural fixings for H-type timber doors.

New products wrapped up!

The name Polyco Limited used to be known for producing just laminated windowboards for conservatory installations. Nowadays, we have branched out somewhat! Laminated windowboards are still a big feature, but in addition the range now features complementary skirting boards an architrave in popular section sizes and profiles in matching foils: White, Golden Oak, Light Oak, Mahogany and Rosewood.

Senior in Top Form at FIT Show

Glazing systems designer and manufacturer Senior Architectural Systems is celebrating a hugely successful FIT Show, with its existing systems and exciting new product developments receiving a positive reception from the industry.

Senior, under its residential brand Homes by Senior, previewed its aesthetically innovative, performance-focused SF52 curtain walling system at the show, along with its environmentally-focused Pure window system. SF52 will have its official launch in July, while Pure is set to launch in the near future.

P C Henderson sliding door gear system BIM components now available

Manufacturer of sliding door gear systems P C Henderson has announced that its range of Husky products as well as its Pocket Door systems are now available as BIM components that can be downloaded from the company website ( and bimstore (

GEZE Turns Heads at International Award Ceremony

An automatic swing door drive from GEZE has received international recognition for its innovative design at one of the interior industry’s most prestigious award ceremonies.

The ECturn Inside, which was developed by GEZE UK’s parent company GEZE GmbH for the global market, was declared an Interior Innovation Award Winner 2014 by the German Design Council and imm cologne.

New ‘Style Guide’ By Mumford & Wood

Mumford & Wood, the award winning manufacturer of inspirational timber windows and doors, has released a new Style Guide brochure targeting architects, project managers, developers and home owners. This must-see brochure is a collection of the most beautiful projects in which Mumford & Wood’s products have been specified.

GEZE UK adds a Touch of Colour to its Overhead Door Closers

GEZE UK, the UK’s leading manufacturer of door and window control systems, has reported a growing trend for special finishes on covers for overhead door closers.

The Window Film Company® becomes exclusive UK distributor for Madico® Window Films

The Window Film Company UK Ltd is proud to announce that they are now the exclusive UK distributor for Madico Window Films.

The Window Film Company will begin to distribute both Madico and Sun-Gard® window film with immediate effect, and as one of the largest and most experienced companies in the industry will use existing logistical systems and processes to offer free next day delivery on most orders.

Golden Jubilee National Hospital, Clydebank

Simplifying access for patients and busy staff at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital in Clydebank, TORMAX automated four internal swing door entrances using their advanced iMotion 1301 operators. Powered by almost ‘wear-free’ AC synchronous motors, iMotion door drives require minimal ongoing maintenance in order to continue delivering incomparable levels of reliability.

GEZE UK Publishes Updated Product Guide

Architects, architectural ironmongers and specifiers will be able to choose the right product for the job thanks to the updated Product Guide and Price List from GEZE UK.

Brio Offers Free ‘Support England’ T-Shirt For World Cup

Brio, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of Sliding and Folding door systems, is offering FREE ‘Support England’ T shirts to the first 50 respondents in a World Cup promotion. The promotion, open to anyone and everyone in the building trade (subject to usual Terms & Conditions), offers the free T shirt to the first 50 requests for a Brio information pack including information on the new Domestic pack set range – ideal for Architectural Ironmongers and Builders Merchants.

Stylish Entrance Doors by Lomax + Wood

Made-to-order timber sash windows and doors in Lomax + Wood’s Kensington & Chelsea collection have been specified for the dramatic redesign of a private home in fashionable East Finchley, London. The semi-detached late Victorian property occupies a beautiful location just a short drive- time from Central London.

Keylite Futuretherm Roof Window: Designed to meet the needs of Architects

The new Keylite Futuretherm roof window range represents a significant investment in research and development, and is 100% focused on innovation in order to deliver improved performance and greatly simplified installation.

West Bridgford Library, Nottingham

Windows are an important architectural element of a building but those with single glazing provide minimal thermal insulation, poor acoustics and little security. Secondary glazing can provide a discrete and practical solution to these issues and is very suited to Traditional or Listed buildings. This is especially important for Libraries as they need to offer a haven of peace, quiet and comfort.

Senior Gears Up To Make A Splash At FITShow

Fenestration systems designer and manufacturer Senior Architectural Systems is gearing up to make a splash at this year’s FIT Show, where it will showcase a selection of window, door and curtain walling systems from its Homes by Senior residential range.

Grade II Listed Liverpool Road properties, London

Born in 1837, Samuel Lewis was to become famous and well respected throughout Great Britain as a financier and philanthropist. He began his working life at the age of thirteen, selling steel pens; later he opened a jeweller’s shop before becoming a financier and one of the country’s wealthiest men. Upon his death in 1901 he left an endowment of £670,000 (equivalent to £30m at today’s values) to set up a charitable trust to provide housing for the poor.

Senior Architectural Systems To Exhibit At The Build Show

Preparations are ramping up as pioneering building and construction exhibition, The Build Show, announces that Senior Architectural Systems (SAS) will be exhibiting at next year’s show.

The fenestration systems designer and manufacturer, which supplies a range of window, door, curtain walling and glazing systems across a multitude of sectors, will showcase its ever-evolving selection of innovative offerings, including its timber and aluminium composite Hybrid system.

Mumford & Wood’s Conservation™ Box Sash Is BBA-BWF Compliant

Award-winning timber window manufacturer Mumford & Wood is proud to announce a U-value of 1.1 W/m²K for the market-leading Conservation™ box sash. This product is the highest specification window in the comprehensive range of traditional and contemporary-style sash windows, casements, bi-fold, French doorsets and entrance doors and is designed to directly retro-fit in place of original box sash windows in older properties, or to create a traditional appearance in new builds.

Castleford Academy, Yorkshire

Jade Windows has completed a large project at Castleford Academy which saw the establishment self-fund a two phase refurbishment of windows, doors and a fully glazed corridor.

Markfield Court, Leicestershire

In a first for West Yorkshire based Jade Windows the Spectus fabricator supplied and fitted 300 windows for the refurbishment of former stately home Markfield Court, now an Orchard Care Homes residential nursing home.

Doors are an open and shut case for GEZE UK

Architects and specifiers looking for manual door closers can now find all the information they need at the click of a mouse thanks to a new online guide from GEZE UK.

The new ‘Door Closers For Every Application’ brochure provides a clear and comprehensive overview of the company’s most popular manual door closers.

Free Brio USB Stick

Leading architectural sliding and folding door hardware manufacturer Brio has loaded a USB stick with information on its complete Weatherfold range of folding door gear.

This handy, easy to use, portable resource is an invaluable tool for architects and specifiers, as the USB stick contains the entire archive of Brio Weatherfold product information, as well as technical and installation details required to make informed.