Archive for March 2016

World’s only double contact flipper gasket delivers high performance for sash windows

30th March 2016

Double flipper GasketThe World’s only double contact flipper gasket, enabling A-rated performance and excellent acoustic ratings for sash windows is now available in the UK from leading external door and timber window hardware specialist the Coastal Group.

Unique in the market and only available in the UK through Coastal Group, the Tempo Flipper gasket works by sealing the weight box and parting bead in one go, bringing not just performance but wider benefits of removing window rattle and because there are no brushes, there is no wear.

Featuring a rigid back for easy installation and to prevent stretching, the closed cell micro foam on the seal, removes any possibility of water absorption whilst providing an acoustic value of 40dB.

Manufactured from high quality material providing a working temperature range of -40°C – +120°C, the Tempo Flipper gasket is also Ultra-violet and Ozone resistant and conforms to the DIN 18095 requirements for fire resistant products. It is also compatible with thinned acrylic paints and alkyd resin paints containing conventional solvents.

The performance, features and benefits of the Tempo Flipper Gasket are a game changer for sash window performance and something the trade has been crying out for, for years. It’s a simple gasket to fit which is critical. Once fitted you have a high performance product in situ that enhances the quality of sash windows significantly,” said Coastal Group Director Anthony Jenner.

For more information about the Tempo Flipper gasket and to request a 150mm sample contact Coastal Group on 01726 871726, email [email protected] or visit www.coastal-group.com/redhorse.

Coastal Group builds on the success of its Part Q Compliance system with Accoya door PAS24 Certification

30th March 2016

PAS24-Accya-DoorLeading external timber door and window hardware specialist Coastal Group, has extended its highly popular Part Q Compliance system with news that it has achieved PAS24 certification on a door manufactured from the highly popular lower density Accoya, a development the company believes is an industry-first.

Coastal’s ground-breaking Part Q compliance system enables firms to use the company’s own generic Part Q certified products to manufacture officially UKAS tested and certified doors and windows in line with PAS24 without having to pay to have their own windows and doors tested.

Customer Focus

The family-run business, which supplies a wide range of joinery hardware solutions for the trade right across the UK and Europe, backed up by a range of technical and practical support, says the Part Q system was developed as part of its dedicated customer support focus.

Despite only being launched at the start of the year, Coastal Director Loren Jenner said the Part Q system was already proving very popular in the trade, with the development of the certification of the Accoya door a major development.

“We are absolutely delighted that we have achieved certificartion on our Accoya door design – which to our knowledge is an industry first. For the trade, it means there is now a PAS24 certified door with a timber density below 600. When you combine this with the popularity of Accoya given its performance benefits, we believe this is extremely positive for the industry,” said Loren.

“As a business – a key area of our growth and reputation has been built on not only providing the latest hardware solutions but combining that with friendly and effective support – both technical and practical – which in turn helps our customers deliver an enhanced service to theirs. What was evident was that for many companies, PartQ, whilst beneficial from a security perspective, was set to cause major headaches for smaller manufacturers. We saw this issue as something we could really lend support with and make the whole process much simpler for those who didn’t want to face the rigours of getting their own products tested,” said Loren.

Getting Started

Anyone wanting to use the Part Q certification system simply needs to go through a straight forward four step application process which can be found on the Coastal website – www.coastal-group.com/PartQApplication – and pay a one off £79 charge per product. Once approved customers are provided with everything they need to be Part Q compliant including a Compliance Guide Manual, a certificate per product type and window stickers enabling building inspectors to quickly and effectIvely see that the windows and doors supplied are Part Q compliant.

Part Q Compliance made simple with new system from Coastal

30th March 2016

Part Q certification through Coastal
A new system to help timber window and door manufacturers ensure they meet Part Q compliance has been launched by leading external timber door and window hardware specialist the Coastal Group.

Having come into force in October 2015, Part Q makes it mandatory for windows and doorsets in new builds to be manufactured to a design that has been shown by test to meet the security requirements of PAS 24:2012.

Ground-Breaking

Now Coastal has launched its ground-breaking Part Q compliance system enabling firms to use Coastal’s own generic Part Q certified products to manufacture officially UKAS tested and certified doors and windows in line with PAS24 without having to pay to have their own windows and doors tested.

Developed as part of its dedicated customer support focus, Coastal Director Loren Jenner said the launch of the system was designed to help firms save thousands by undertaking the Part Q compliance testing and certification on their behalf, enabling the testing evidence to be cascaded down to its customers.

This includes a Compliance Guide Manual, provision of a certificate per product type and window stickers to enable building inspectors to quickly and effectIvely see that the windows and doors supplied are Part Q compliant.

Saving Thousands in Certification Fees

“Part Q has been a hot topic of debate across the industry and discussions with our customers highlighted they would have to pay thousands for their own products to be certified which is a massive and potentially crippling financial burden for them to face.

“The beauty of our Part Q system is that it lifts that financial and administrative pressure, enabling firms to manufacture Part Q compliant windows and doors using our certification scheme. By working to the sections and components set out in our Compliance Guide Manual for each product, customers will ensure they are creating Part Q compliant products without having to pay thousands,” said Loren.

Whats Involved?

“Anyone wanting to use the Part Q certification system simply needs to go through a straightforward four step application process with us, pay the one off £79 charge per product and that’s it. Once approved we provide them with everything they need to be Part Q compliant. We have only just launched the scheme but already there has been a great deal of interest ,” he added.

Initially launched with certification for two window designs – a high performance flush side hung window and flush top hung window – Coastal is adding further designs to the system including further window designs and a range of doors.

Part Q accredited doors and windows with CoastalFor more information goto our Part Q page or contact Coastal Group on 01726 871726, email [email protected]

Hollodeen® fills the gap to provide a highly innovative, weather-proof, bi-Fold threshold

30th March 2016

Hollodeen Bi-fold door thresholds now at Coastal

Coastal Group, the leading external timber door and window hardware specialist, has enhanced its product portfolio, introducing a highly innovative, unbreakable and life-long Bi-fold threshold into its range, enabling the trade to say goodbye to the problems of rotting timber cills.

Manufactured in Germany from a high quality resin that is designed to look just like stone, the new Hollodeen® Bi-fold threshold provides a lifetime of durability, removing the need to buy, machine, finish timber and fit track.

Created from 90% recycled material, the Hollodeen® thresholds can be quickly and easily fitted by a single person, providing significantly increased lifespan and more efficient operation of bi-fold door sets.

Available in a range of colours – all designed to reflect stone finishes such as granite or marble – the resin used to create the new thresholds offer thermal advantages, the low heat conductivity prevents thermal bridges, reducing the linear heat losses that are unavoidable with other threshold options. It is sold in lengths from 2000mm to 6000mm in 250mm increments.

Recesses for shootbolts can be easily made on site where required, once installed the threshold is maintenance-free and never needs painting.

“We are absolutely delighted to add Hollodeen® to our product range, providing joinery manufacturers across the UK with a highly innovative threshold solution which overcomes all the traditional issues associated with bi-fold cills,” said Coastal Group Director Anthony Jenner. “Such is the durability of the resin, that the threshold lifespan is essentially unlimited as when it is exposed to moisture there is simply no risk of any rot. It’s also unbreakable, has a fire resistance of 30 minutes when used in conjunction with fire resistant doors and has exceptional thermal qualities,” added Anthony.

Coastal Group plans to make the Hollodeen® solutions available for standard door thresholds and sliding door systems.

For more information about the Hollodeen® solution contact Coastal Group on 01726 871726, email [email protected] or visit hollodeen composite door thresholds.

New Operations Manager Brings Wealth of Experience to Coastal Group

30th March 2016

Phil WalklettWith business increasing across the UK and into Europe, leading external door and timber window hardware specialist, Coastal Group has expanded its management team to further support its development and growth aspiration plans.

Phil Walklett has joined Coastal Group as Operations Manager and will use his many years’ experience within the timber industry to help oversee day to day activities across the business. In particular, Phil will be looking to focus on further developing the company’s internal and external software infrastructure to create wider benefits and efficiencies for Coastal’s customers. Phil is also an experienced CAD user and is further developing Coastal’s section & product drawings for customers.

Having worked in the timber manufacturing sector for over 25 years, including technical management and IT roles within renowned timber window and door manufacturer Clearwood, Phil has brought about significant improvements within every business he has worked for through the development and implementation of business software systems across internal and customer-facing platforms.

According to Coastal’s Senior Director Anthony Jenner Phil’s experience within the timber and window and door manufacturing sector will help the company as demand for its services continues to grow.

“It’s an exciting time for the business in terms of our growth and development and a great time to welcome Phil to Coastal Group. The combination of our product offering combined with our industry knowledge and dedicated focus on customer service and support has been a catalyst for growth and Phil’s experience and skills, particularly in software and IT will help us develop that even further,” said Anthony.