Category Archives: Doors & Windows

Feel the difference with New Dekordor Oak 3D

Introduced barely 12 months ago, Vicaima’s highly tactile Dekordor 3D range of embossed face finished doors has really made a big impression with specifiers. Now the existing range of 4 colours has been extended to include a popular Oak 3D design, providing even more choice for interiors.


ASSA ABLOY UK is supplying products to an environmentally friendly motorway service station that has been designed to reflect the local landscape.  

Gloucester Services is based in the Cotswold countryside, on the edge of an area of outstanding natural beauty and great care has been taken to minimise the environmental impact of the development and to preserve the views from the surrounding area. The buildings and petrol station are covered in grass and local stone has been extensively used, it is hoped the project will achieve BREEAM Excellent rating.  

The SWA answers 9 of the most important questions surrounding steel windows

  •       1.Do steel windows rust?

Modern steel windows positively rustproofed by the hot dip galvanizing process and subsequently polyester powder coated, together with brass and stainless steel hardware, will provide as good if not better durability than is offered by competing materials.

Kawneer’s website has a new look and a new purpose.

Leading architectural aluminium systems supplier Kawneer has relaunched its website to make it even more intuitive for users.

The new does not just have a new look. Navigation has been streamlined to make it even more user friendly regardless of whether visitors are using a PC, laptop, tablet or smart phone.

Kawneer systems help lift a Royal landmark

Work is drawing to a close on a landmark residential project which makes extensive use of leading architectural aluminium supplier Kawneer’s new lift/slide door.

Kawneer’s AA®3572 lift/slide door was used at Redrow London’s stunning £46million Kingston Riverside development in the Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames alongside the manufacturer’s  flagship AA®720 single-action door, its AA®543 tilturn windows and AA®100 curtain walling.

Vistamatic exhibitors panels

Vistamatic Ltd is the leading brand in privacy vision panels offering a wide range of triple-glazed viewing panels suitable for all healthcare including a specific range of products designed for high security mental health environments.

The Vistamatic® anti-ligature vision panel is designed in accordance with the Department of Health guidelines offering a combination of high integrity glazing whilst incorporating a stainless steel frame and anti-ligature device and features the VistaGlide™ IAS (Impact Absorption System), providing silent operation. The durable reliability of a Vistamatic® vision panel is endorsed by a Lifetime Warranty.

GEZE’s Slimchain Scoops Top Design Award

An innovative chain drive from GEZE has been recognised for its exceptional design at the Universal Design Awards 2014.

The versatile Slimchain window drive, which was launched in the UK by GEZE UK last year and is suitable for both natural ventilation and in smoke and heat extraction systems, is one of just 13 winners at this year’s event.

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.

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