Archive for March 2019

Save Time, Increase Quality and Say Goodbye to Pinholes

27th March 2019

We know how important saving time is when it comes to window and door production processes. But what about saving time and increasing quality? Our new Dry Glazing System is designed to do just that.

Whilst there may be differing opinions in the trade about dry glazing, we have been working on a system here at Coastal that will bring measurable benefits to your window production processes. You can watch the benefits of the new system fully explained on our new video below:



The benefits are delivered in a number of ways, the main ones being:

  • Completely removing the need for pinholes
  • Providing you with pre-machined beads (in any profile you require)*
  • Quality hardware components that will increase the lifespan of the window
  • Increased security features

The key benefit of the system is in reducing the amount of time you waste machining your beads, filling pinholes and redecorating. And with our Dry Glazing System you will no longer have to outsource your glazing.

No Need for a Hockey Stick Bead

With dry glazing systems many people feel you need a hockey stick bead. This is because dry glazing does need a vented window system and will be specified as such. However at Coastal we don’t believe you need to use a hockey stick bead. Why? We don’t recommend them as we don’t think they look traditional and if anything they spoil the clean lines of the window. We suggest using a capillary groove instead with drainage holes, as explained in our 'Why Dry Glaze' video - hence the reason the system works best when using Accoya timber.

Durodeen Beading

Instead, the bead we use is a Durodeen Bead, made up of Polyurethane composite materials which are not only stable but will help increase the longevity of the window. The use of Durodeen beading also removes the issue of timber beading splitting, rotting and bowing. Durodeen works very well on a scribing machine without exploding or breaking out, and you can paint your top coat of paint straight on without having to waste time priming. Once again, speeding up your production time and increasing the longevity of your windows and doors. Another benefit of this bead is its shape. The nailer has a special nose on it, which goes down into a groove and fires the nail in a curve back to the outside face of the window - delivering increased security. Simply nail the bead on, push the Deventer Glazing gasket in and that is your window sealed.

CoFirm Double-Sided Security Glazing Tape

On the back inside edge of the window we use Cofirm Double-Sided Security Glazing tape, which we stock in many sizes of both thickness and height to suit your needs. The Double-Sided Security Glazing Tape holds glass securely in place and enables a unit to be externally glazed, holding the unit square within the sash and preventing glazing from dropping. It’s an incredibly fast, incredibly efficient system and incredibly easy to work with using quality components:

And not a pinhole in sight!!!

Want to see the system live for yourself?

Call our team now on 01726 871 025 or email us on [email protected] and arrange for a demonstration at your premises

*Subject to order number levels

Fight Back Against Hardware Corrosion With The New Coastal Hardware Care and Maintenance Kit

12th March 2019

Hardware corrosion is a big issue for both joinery firms and door and window manufacturers across the UK.

And if you are thinking corrosion is only really a problem for windows and doors in properties by the sea – you need to think again. That’s because over 80% of the UK is exposed to high atmospheric corrosion. According to research from the Galvanizers Association(1) corrosion levels don’t really start to fall off until you are between 30 and 50 miles from the coast. What’s more research has shown corrosion levels are even higher in more industrial areas such as Liverpool and Manchester. That means your hardware is most likely under constant attack.

Constant Hardware Attack

Whether it’s polluted city air, corrosive salt air or continual exposure to the elements your hardware will be affected and as a result, so will the lifespan of your doors and windows. That could be performance issues from the way the hardware operates or visual issues from the way it looks – becoming rusted, spotted, pitted or tea-stained. And that in turn will mean unhappy customers and potentially costly call outs for remedial jobs.

Fight Back Against Corrosion with the Coastal Hardware Care and Maintenance Kit

Designed to help counter the threat of corrosion, our new Hardware Longevity Kit contains everything you need to help your windows and doors look better and operate for longer. Consisting of a range of specialist solutions and lubricants designed to protect your hardware against the threat of corrosion the benefits don’t just stop there. In addition to the physical benefits, our new kit will help you stand out from your competition, delivering even greater customer service to your customers.

What’s In The Pack?

Choose from a range of marketing leading solutions including:

  • FX-TRT – MACO TRICOAT Touch Up Paint
  • FX-BTU – Real Antique Black Touch Up Paint
  • MLT10 – Multipoint Lock Adjusting Tool
  • DR121 – CL Stainless Steel Cleaner
  • MFC-RD-RED Microfibre Cloth
  • GLS-200 – General Lubricating Spray
  • CL60 – Cylinder Cleaner and Lubricating Spray

Stand Out From the Crowd

Not only does our Hardware Longevity Pack help your doors and windows perform better for longer, there are wider benefits including:

  • Giving you an opportunity to upsell your doors and windows through enhanced quality and customer service
  • Offer your customers something your competitors don’t
  • Provide enhanced customer peace of mind and increase recommendations
  • Personalise pack contents and branding to your specific requirements* – click here for more information

To find out more about our new Hardware Longevity Pack call the team on 01726 871 025 or email [email protected].


* Minimum order quantities apply