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six figure investment
close to capacity throughout the first half of the year running a standard shift pattern – capacity can be further increased (+40%) by the use of a continental shift pattern.
three metres, however this has increased over the last couple of years. The institute developed the rig to accommodate new designs and specifications, as well as to double the testing capacity at the fenestration laboratory, helping manufacturers bring products to market faster.
euroseal 0121 344 4100 Specialist extruder, Euroseal has
“That had put pressure on our storage facility and our extrusion lines. The creation of the mezzanine floor allowed us to increase our materials storage by a further 70 tonnes and the space to bring in a new line, increasing our overall capacity.”
facilities boosted
The laboratory carries out various security and performance testing on windows and doorsets including mechanical, impact and endurance testing. The BSI KitemarkTM covers PAS 24 and therefore offers a competitive solution for meeting the requirements of Approved Document Q, demonstrating that products are high quality, durable and fit for purpose.
announced six figure investment in its manufacturing facility.
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020 8996 6330
Completed in the summer, the major investment programme includes the installation of a new twin-screw extrusion line, mezzanine floor and the construction of a new tooling design workshop and servicing facility.
With capacity to extrude profile from 40g to 6kg per metre and 0.7mm to 10mm thick, this includes construction products including curtain walling pressure plates, conservatory and window profiles, and cladding. Also manufactures electrical extrusions; automotive profiles; hygienic wall and ceiling profiles and garden decking.
Home of the BSI KitemarkTM reveals new test rig designed to help manufacturers bring products to market faster.
Chris Duff, Business Development manager, said: “We have had an exceptional year to date, running
BSI (British Standards Institution) has today revealed a brand new ‘Super Rig’ for windows and doors testing at its Centre of Excellence based in Hemel Hempstead.
Gary Fenton, Global Product Certification Director said: “We continue to invest in our facilities at Kitemark House to support our growing product certification business and the needs of our clients. This new rig will bring a number of benefits including the ability to test larger samples, increased capacity and reduced lead times.
The Super Rig will enable the testing of doors and windows up to six metres wide or high, including bi-fold and sliding doors. The average size of most windows and doors is around
energy efficient aluminium window
sliders uk 01772 698222
Sliders UK has announced the launch of a new ultra-energy efficient aluminium window as part of the strategic expansion of its specialist product portfolio.
smart thermal breaking system and insulated foam core.
fire door expert
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Hurst Plastics is getting behind this year’s Fire Door Safety week and encouraging the industry to spread the message about the vital role of correctly specified and installed fire doors in saving lives and protecting property.
This, combined with its patented thermal break technologies, means that it achieves u-Values as low as 0.85 W/m2K – a Passive Haus equivalent standard of performance. It’s also fully tested to PAS24 and is part Q compliant.
Available in white or anthracite grey as standard, plus dual colour options and any RAL colour as special order, Ultimate Evolution XT windows are polyester powder coated to a marine-grade finish and come with a 10-year guarantee.
Mark Atkinson, Sales Director, says: “There are around three million fire doors sold every year and sadly we know that many of them are not specified or installed correctly. Fire doors are instrumental to safeguarding lives and, in our commitment to best practice, we want to help inform people about the importance of specifying, installing, using and maintaining them properly.
Howard Wilson, Composite Manager, added: ”‘Our technical knowledge is at the heart of what we provide. Reducing the impact of fires starts with compliant products and an understanding of the legal requirements. Our aim is to steer customers through the red tape, including current European legislation and building regulations, to give them complete confidence in their specification.”
Steve Mines, Sales Director said: “The thermal performance that we’re able to achieve with a triple or even a double-glazed unit is incredibly impressive.
It is also available in Golden Oak, Rosewood, Worn Ash, Teak, Cherry and Dark Oak, Decoral woodgrain options. Decoral finishes come with a 10-year guarantee.
“We can do this because the Ultimate EVO XT features a very
“This combined with slim sightlines, plus a wide choice of finishing options and purchase from list price, makes the case for adding it to your retail offer compelling.”
In the run-up to this year’s Fire Door Safety Week, which takes place between 25 September and 1 October, the company is inviting customers, specifiers and building owners to contact its resident fire door expert Howard Wilson to field any questions they may have surrounding fire doors.
We’re urging anyone responsible for fire doors to get in touch with Howard and ask any technical questions they may have.”
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The 66mm Ultimate EVO XT window, is available in multiple sash options, accommodating double and triple-glazed insulated units of up to 48mm.
Exclusively available through the specialist manufacturer in the UK, it is tested to BS 6375 – 2: 2009 including air classification to 600pa; water tightness to 900pa and wind resistance to EA2400. It has also been fully tested to 20,000 opening and closing cycles.
Composite fire doors are subject to more complex legal requirements than standard pedestrian doors and specifiers are responsible for ensuring that their specification is correct.
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