Archive for July 2016

Oxfordshire Joinery Firm Enjoys the Coastal Approach

28th July 2016

Conifer Joinery enjoys Coastal Approach

With highly discerning customers refurbishing classical Oxfordshire properties, through to Oxford colleges and World Heritage Site Blenheim Palace, renowned joinery firm Conifer Joinery Ltd, prides itself on the quality of the bespoke timber products it creates.

From beautiful timber windows and doors, stairs and increasingly bespoke furniture, Conifer Joinery has developed a reputation for the quality of its work right across Oxfordshire.

With more people opting for timber windows and doors, company directors Colin Bowden and Philip Inwood were looking to supply their finished products with a range of hardware options to provide even greater value to their customers and found the solution with Coastal Group.

Today Coastal Group supplies Conifer with a range of window and door hardware but it is not just the quality of the products that appeals to Conifer, according to company director Philip.


“Many of our clients are working on projects that involve refurbishment and renovation works to large classical Oxford houses or historic properties, where quality is critical.

“Windows and doors are vital aspects of these projects and we wanted to ensure that we were supplying our products with excellent hardware that matched the timber windows and doors we were creating. Having met with one of the Coastal sales team, we liked the friendly, customer focused approach combined with range of products but above all else – their technical knowledge,” said Philip.



“It really makes a difference to work with a company that places such emphasis on customer support that can back that up from a technical perspective. There is always someone on hand when we need any help or support. If we wanted to fit a new type of lock on a door for example, Coastal will send us the technical drawings and back that up with any additional information they feel will be beneficial so that we can understand best installation practice before we even start,” he added.

According to Philip, backing up the technical knowledge through regular catch up calls, newsletters and new product updates means Conifer is also able to keep completely up to date with the latest development in the market.


“The team at Confier Joinery place a great emphasis on the quality of the work they produce so we are really pleased that the focus we put on technical knowledge and customer support is something they value,” said Wayne Jenner of Coastal Group.

Double rebated doors pass Part Q to enhance weather sealing and performance

11th July 2016

PartQ Rebate Doors

Leading external timber door and window hardware specialist Coastal Group, has added double rebated doors to its Part Q scheme where all products have achieved the PAS24 standard.

The creation of the new rebated doors not only mean enhanced security in line with PAS24, but wider benefits of enhanced weather sealing and performance.

Key features of the new double doors include:

  • Double Gasket for improved performance
  • Double rebate to conceal and protect hardware
  • Equal cylinders – Double and single doors will match
  • Coastal’s unique single pass machine block is available for this product

The new double doors extend Coastal’s increasingly popular Part Q Compliance system, following on from the highly popular lower density Accoya door achieving the PAS24 certification, a development the company believes is an industry-first.

Enabling Part Q Compliance

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.

According to Coastal Director Loren Jenner the addition of the double doors to the Part Q Pas 24 product portfolio adds greater variety for the trade.

“Our Part Q compliance system has really grown in popularity since we launched it at the start of the year and we are delighted that our investment in creating a range of Part Q compliant products are delivering hassle-free solutions for the trade when it comes to compliance.

“We can now offer a complete range of windows, single doors and now double doors that are all PAS24 compliant” 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 – click here – and pay a one off 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.

For more information contact Coastal Group on 01726 871726, email [email protected] or visit