Archive for October 2017

Providing Performance, Durability and Peace of Mind

23rd October 2017

Award-winning manufacturer of high quality timber windows, doors, roof lanterns and joinery products - Gowercroft Joinery – has built its enviable reputation on creating and delivering exceptional products to its customers.

BuildIt Awards The Derbyshire-based company, which has just been named winner of the Best Windows at the nationwide Build It Awards along with the shortlisting of one of its projects in the prestigious 2017 Stirling Prize, is renowned for its use of innovative materials and a focus on quality and detail.

So when Gowercroft was looking to provide its customers with extended 10-year guarantees across its range of windows and doors, it was essential that every aspect of their products were able to meet the physical and environmental demands placed upon them.

In their bid to achieve this, the company has worked with Coastal Group to ensure its products deliver the right hardware solutions.

Andrew Madge - Gowercroft Joinery Managing Director

As Gowercroft MD Andrew Madge comments; “As a manufacturer we want to ensure that our customers enjoy our products on every level – both from an aesthetic and performance perspective. Providing peace of mind is vitally important to us and extended 10-year guarantees on our products was fundamental to that.

“We hadn’t had any issues with our previous hardware but wanted to ensure every element of our products could meet our guarantees. A customer recommended Coastal and its Tricoat hardware range to us and we made contact,”

“The use of high performance, corrosion resistant hardware was attractive to us as we work a lot with Accoya® and are increasingly selling into Coastal applications and the Tricoat hardware really delivered what we were looking for. This meant we could give our customers performance guarantees whilst minimising any risk of remedial calls,” said Andrew.

Tricoat offers superior protection against salts, acids and alkalis and aggressive cleaning agents. With the tested quality far exceeding the requirements of Class 5 in accordance with EN 1670:2008. Tricoat hardware is perfect to use in coastal regions, industrially congested areas, indoor swimming pools and livestock stables; as well as when processing highly tannic types of timber, such as oak or acetylated Accoya®.

Salt Spray Corrosion Tested to 1000 hours in line with the BS EN 1670:2007-06 Salt Spray Test, and cycle tested to 50,000 cycles – double the BBA test requirement – the Tricoat Hardware comes with a 10-year product warranty and surface finish guarantee to provide ultimate corrosion resistance.

It is also Secured by Design approved – significantly exceeding the requirements of BS7950.

Coastal Group is the UK’s exclusive stockist of Tricoat window hardware, and holds the range in stock ready for immediate dispatch.

“We have seen no remedial calls regarding corrosion or failure since our switch to Tricoat and we are delighted with the results,” added Andrew.

Mike Lewis - Accsys Tech

Mike Lewis of Accsys Technologies which manufactures Accoya® and Tricoya® wood commented:

“It’s great to see the proactive way in which the team at Coastal constantly work towards bringing solutions to the joinery market. Their innovative range of Tricoat window hardware, with its protective surface coating, is extremely well suited for using along with Accoya® wood.

Leon Gayle

And according to Leon Gayle, Business Development Manager at Tricoat system manufacturer MACO who is working with Coastal Group, the combination of quality products and technical knowledge is delivering major benefits to the industry.

“Our working partnership with Coastal Group is a really positive one and gives Coastal Group customers even greater peace of mind when buying from them. With their valuable technical support service, expertise always on hand and product in stock, Coastal is able to offer yet more trusted solutions.”

Watch our video on the Tricoat Surface finish

To find out more about Tricoat Hardware you can watch a video on the benefits of the system, visit our EBT Tricoat Espagnolette Bolt page, call Coastal on 01726 871025 or email [email protected]

ROLKAR – the perfect bottom rolling bi-fold door system

16th October 2017

Our Rolkär Bottom Rolling Bi-Fold System is proving a real hit with joiners, architects and home-owners alike and its clear to see why.

With no need for any overheard structural support, the bottom rolling system for outward opening doors is ideal for orangeries, conservatories, new builds and extensions alike and comes with a wealth of benefits including.

  • Easy to include in building design – new builds, extensions, orangeries and conservatories. All the weight is supported by the threshold meaning no above the door structural support is required
  • Provides a clean, minimalist look with the track and roller system hidden under the doors
  • Smoother operation due to the advanced roller mechanism
  • Easy to install and adjust, saving you time
  • Available in multiple outward opening configurations, removing the need to set up for multiple systems
  • Weather and corrosion resistant - manufactured from 316 Marine Grade Stainless Steel -making it suitable for use in acidic timber and in saline climates

Available in four finishes:   Satin Stainless Steel   Polished Stainless Steel   Black   Stainless Brass


Why not fit our Hollodeen Bi-fold Door Threshold

The system can also be used with our highly successful Hollodeen Bi-fold Door Threshold which will add even greater value and performance, ensuring your customer can enjoy a bi-fold door system which will provide years of trouble-free operation.


To find out more about our Rolkär system click here For more information on our innovative Hollodeen Thresholds click here. Alternatively call one of the team on 01726 871 025 or email [email protected]

With thanks to David Salisbury for use of image

Kick Traditional Ball Bearing Hinges Into Touch With Our High Performance HQ & HY Hinges

3rd October 2017


We’ve all seen it – windows and doors that just a few years after being installed are rusting and leaking oil. It looks dreadful and completely spoils the look of the windows and doors. The impact can be even worse for properties near the coast that are exposed to a high corrosive environment.

Fit a standard ball bearing hinge and you’re guaranteed that’s what will happen.

Which is why our blu™ HQ or HY hinges are the perfect answer. The ultimate hinges for external doors and windows – that will keep them looking and performing brilliantly years after they are fitted.


  • Manufactured from 316 Marine Grade Stainless Steel they will not rust or corrode – even in saline climates or acidic timber
  • Self-lubricating, oil-free washers
  • No leaf play ensuring an accurate and consistent fit

Not only that but they also bring you the additional benefits:

  • Clean lines and slim knuckles
  • 3mm gap for enhance aesthetics
  • HQ4 hinge tested to Part Q standards and passed
  • Available with square or radius corners and in super-satin steel, polished steel, PVD brass and black.

These are the only hinges on the market that are manufactured from 316 Marine Grade Stainless Steel and available in all 4 finishes (HY3R only in super-satin).

Thanks to our HQ and HY hinges you can offer your customers the best, keeping their doors and windows looking and performing brilliantly for many years to come.

Request your free HY3 sample today and see and feel the quality for yourself click here

Feedback from one of our joinery customers in Dorset on these hinges
“felt better, looked better and were better quality than previous hinges using, and pleased with the self-lubricating feature.”