Archive for September 2016

Part Q goes from STRENGTH to STRENGTH at Coastal

28th September 2016

PartQ 1 year on Blog

It’s been almost a year since we launched our groundbreaking Part Q compliance system and in that time not only has the number of products we offer under it grown, but so too has the number of firms benefitting from it.

BSI Assurance Mark Template RGBUKAS logoWe created the Part Q compliance system to enable joinery firms to use our 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.

One year on and the Part Q Regulation is set to experience further changes with increasing numbers of specifications coming through that will demand Part Q, affecting the market even more.

We have been delighted with the initial response we have had with the growing numbers of firms signing up to our Part Q support. We asked some of those firms what benefits they were finding from using our Part Q system.

The top 4 answers were resounding:



1 – Cost Saving

– joinery firms highlighted the significant cost saving made by using our PartQ Compliance System




2 – Time Saving

– by using the system time was being saved as a result of having all the sections and hardware available to hand





3 – Quality

– By working with us, joinery firms said they liked the confidence of knowing they are manufacturing a quality door/ window for their customers




4 – Work flow

– By using our system, joiners said it means they had the ability to continue working in all construction requirements (new build/ renovation/ barn conversions) by complying to the Part Q regulations.




Not only are we delighted with this feedback but we are once again expanding the breadth of products covered by our Part Q system.

New products being tested by us include the Tritus Secure, Stormproof section and ML3120 lock, which will be announced as soon as they have completed testing.

“Part Q has gone down brilliantly with our customers and we are absolutely delighted. Creating it in the first place was a reflection of our approach as a company. We are not just a supplier of products. We like to partner with our customers, providing them with a combination of technical knowledge and support, leading solutions and market leading products. The Part Q Regulations have had a major impact on the industry and we were determined to enable joinery firms to continue manufacturing and supplying quality timber doors and windows in line with Part Q,” says Coastal MD Loren Jenner.

For more information on how our Part Q System can help you, visit or call one of the team on 01726 871726.

Coastal set to make a splash at W16

3rd September 2016

W16 show

Leading door and window hardware specialist Coastal Specialist Ironmongery will use this year’s W16 to launch its latest products and services.

Visitors to the Coastal stand on Q410 will be able to see, touch and feel the latest products from the company which is fast becoming the UK’s leading hardware supplier.

The company’s central ‘4 legged’ assembly stand, will include demonstration areas showing Coastal’s latest systems in action and functioning in a timber frame and structure.



‘blu’ pods

There will also be two ‘blu’ pods, highlighting the UK’s largest range of 316 Marine Grade Stainless Steel hardware designed specifically for exposed areas where there is a high risk of corrosion.



Winkhaus Products

There will also be a full range of Winkhaus products on display which Coastal is renowned for supplying in the UK. The high quality German-made products will feature in a demonstration area on the stand.

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Part Q Compliance

Central areas of the stand will also have detailed information on Coastal’s increasingly popular PartQ Compliance process providing joiners with an opportunity to use the company’s own certified products to ensure compliance.




HS Portal

New products set to feature on the stand include the launch of the HS Portal.

An innovative lift and slide door system, the HS Portal includes slim concealed top track with flush bottom rail, hook drive gear with locking mechanism, soft close and open option and adjustable wheel option. Coastal will also make the Portal available with the option of having a Hollodeen Threshold.



CoFold Bottom Rolling system

Joining the CoFold will be the launch of the BiFold Bottom Rolling system. Manufactured from Marine Grade 316 stainless steel components, developed in conjunction with PC Henderson. Key benefits of the new system over other products in the market is that it is British made and the track is hidden under the door rather than existing systems which are seen when the door is closed.

W16 is set to be a really exciting event and we’re looking forward to not only launching a range of new products but having key demonstration areas where W16 visitors will be able to see our products in action, meet members of our team and see how we can really help their business,”

said Coastal MD Loren Jenner.

For more information email [email protected] or call 01726 871025.

Getting a handle on the blu™ range of escutcheons

3rd September 2016

blu Escutcheons at Coastal

As the UK’s market leader in Marine Grade 316 hardware, blu™ understand the importance of offering a complete range of high performance solutions – products designed to complement each other perfectly.

Coastal stock a fantastic range of blu™ developed escutcheons, enabling you to create a beautiful finish both inside and out in conjunction with our range of stunning handles.





























Click on the escutcheon of your choice for more details.


New to our escutcheon range is the KM056 – a simple, elegant square escutcheon finished in Satin stainless steel, designed to grace any external entrance door. It works brilliantly with our HAB4 Square section handle and the HAB7 offset square handle and adds to our range of round, oval, slim line and security escutcheons.


Manufactured with the same attention to detail and quality that goes into every one of the blu™ Marine Grade 316 stainless steel products, this escutcheon range will thrive even in the toughest, high corrosive, coastal locations.

Want to find out more? See the complete range for yourself at

If you need any further product information email us on [email protected]tel: 01726 871724


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Growing Demand for Timber Sees Traditional Timber Windows Select Coastal Group

2nd September 2016



TTW1A family run Lincolnshire business specialising in the manufacture of bespoke timber windows and doors is matching the quality of its products with high specification hardware from Coastal Group.

The philosophy at Traditional Timber Windows is that every property is unique. As a result, every product the company makes is tailor made to suit the customers’ specific needs.


“Everything we produce is hand crafted in our workshop’s here in Lincolnshire, manufactured from the finest grade sustainably sourced materials to ensure a level of fit and finish we provide is unsurpassed,” says company MD Shaun Kempster.

Offering a wide range of products in both traditional and contemporary styles, from box sashYorkshire sliding and casement windows and doors, including French, bi-fold, and sliding, Traditional Timber Windows wanted to source a hardware company that put as much emphasis on quality as it did and was introduced to Coastal Group.

“We pride ourselves on the quality of what we produce for our customers and offer a complete start to finish service from initial enquiry through to the final fitting of the doors and windows, providing total peace of mind and a level of service that we believe is second to none,” said company MD Shaun Kempster.



“We were looking for a hardware supplier that had the same approach to service as we do and were introduced to Coastal Group by one of our timber suppliers. Not only do they provide a wide range of high quality products, but they are willing to go the extra mile and put a real emphasis on customer support and service. 

“We have been really pleased not just with the products and service from Coastal Group, but also the level of technical knowledge available to us when we need it.  To have a team that is highly knowledgeable and on hand to deal with any queries or questions we have is a real benefit. And because the range of windows and doors we produce can differ significantly from job to job, the breadth of hardware they have means we are able to find the best solution to every customer requirement,” added Shaun.