Archive for August 2017

The Handing and Size Question resolved for Doors and Locks

9th August 2017


Here at Coastal providing our customers with a wide range of technical and practical support on a daily basis is part of life – we’re so much more than just a hardware supplier (even though we thrive at that also!)

One of the most common areas we’re asked to help on is the issue of door handing, lock sizes and which lock for which door system. So to help remove the pain and confusion around this, we’ve created a simple ‘Door Handing Diagram and Lock Chart’ along with some practical advice and guidance. You can download a pdf or request a printed poster of this using the links at the bottom of this post.

The Fundamentals of Door Handing

Door handing refers to the direction in which the door swings and it’s important to get it right when ordering your door hardware. It can be easily determined by using the diagrams below:

Door handing can be easily determined by using the diagrams below:


Handed keeps



The most popular type of lock is the Multipoint Lock. There are a number of points to consider to ensure you get the right solution for the particular door set you are using.
Ask yourself the following questions:
  1. Is the lock for a single or double door?
  2. If the lock is for a double door set, do you need a handle on the slave and master doors or just the master door?
  3. What height is the door?

Once you have answered these questions our lock kits as detailed on the Lock Chart poster make it easy for you to see which you need.

If you are machining double door sets then remember, Whitehill have a tooling block already set up for fast and efficient machining of our Solo (single rebate) and Klone (double rebates) to help you. Visit and search for Solo or Klone.

Some Additional Points to Remember:

  1. German and UK door handing is the opposite way round. As we supply the German made Winkhaus locks, the locks supplied may have the opposite handing printed on them to what you’ve ordered.

  2. The sizes specified in the lock kits refer to the height of the door, not the length of the lock.

Our New Door Handing Diagram and Lock Charts makes it easy for you to remember:


Click here to download a pdf diagram and chart poster


Click here to request your printed A2 Workshop ‘Diagram and Chart’ poster

You can view our range of handles, locks, hinges and cylinders here:

And of course – if you need any help or support, our team is always on hand to discuss any questions or queries you have - simply call them on 01726 871 025 or email [email protected]

PartQ Claw Fastener joins the Glace Range

8th August 2017


The Sliding Sash Window is the epitome of timeless style and functionality. Increasingly popular thanks to the latest manufacturing technologies, combining quality with performance, we’ve launched two fantastic new products into our highly successful Glace range of sliding sash hardware.

GL45 – New Glace Claw Fastener

A high quality classic sliding sash, claw fastener, our new GL45 is a great alternative to more traditional fitch fasteners. Beautifully styled and manufactured from solid brass, it is also Part Q certified and lockable for increased security performance, whilst the wedged claw feature offers greater compression. And as with all Glace products it comes complete with a 10-year guarantee.

For more information on the GL45 click here

SPS90 – New Heavy Duty Sash Pulley

Perfectly suited for either rope or chain systems (option of curved or square groove), our new Glace SPS90 50mm Heavy Duty sash pulley is available in brass or chrome finishes. The high quality design and finish throughout includes a solid brass wheel with beautifully smooth running action, making it perfectly suited for high use environments. The thoughtful design also includes a bumper to prevent the rope or chain from popping off. Matching cover plates are also available in brass, polish and satin stainless steel.

For more information on the SPS90 click here

To find out more about these fantastic additions to our Glace Sash Window range click here or contact the team on [email protected] or 01726 871 025


Request your free sample below:

Enjoy A 10% Discount During August

1st August 2017

Coastal 10% Discount Offer

We’re celebrating the launch of our first Product Ordering Guide (POG) by offering our customers a special 10% discount* off orders placed from the POG stock during August 2017.

So whether you want to:

Get your hands on our exclusive Red Horse Professional Woodscrews to help streamline your production line (pg 132),

Use our Tempo range of Weatherseals by Deventer to increase the energy performance of your doors and windows (pg 72),

Gain access our HQ range of ultimate hinges, now available in an array of finishes, which don’t rust or leak oil (pg 98),

…We’ve got solutions to enhance your doors and windows.

Our offer couldn’t be simpler.

  1. Grab a copy of our ‘POG’
  2. Select the products you need
  3. Contact our specialist joinery hardware team on:

    [email protected] or 01726 871 025,

    quoting code P2-0817 to qualify for your discount

Don’t delay, offer expires on Thursday 31st August.

*Note: discount is off trade prices and only applies to orders over £50 on stock product shown in the ‘POG’, and doesn’t include Hollodeen Thresholds, lead / steel weights, or spiral balances.

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