Category Archives: Doors

Webinar Resources - Lean Principles to Help Door & Window Manufacturers Increase Productivity & Profitability

Free Webinar - Lean Principles to Help Door & Window Manufacturers Increase Productivity & Profitability

Has your door and window manufacturing reached capacity, or is it struggling to maintain profitability?

Maybe you're wanting to grow your door and window sales but are struggling to increase production capacity to match? Or are you losing orders due to long lead times?

Applying lean concepts and principles can solve many of the issues found in joinery and fabrication workshops. View the webinar video, shown below, which Coastal Group hosted in conjunction with TXM Lean Solutions to see how you can make your door and window production lines more profitable, more efficient and more productive using your existing personnel and factory space.

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Webinar Resources - How Durodeen Can Help You Manufacture Doors and Windows with Less Staff

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Machining timber beading for your timber doors and windows driving you mad? We have the solution for you.

Many joinery firms are currently finding it a challenge to fulfil orders in time due to their shortage of skilled staff in their workshop. Added to this is the time it takes, and the hassle it causes, to machine timber beading

Listen to this webinar recording and download your resources from the links below to find out how we can not only quickly and easily help you to not only speed up your timber door and window production times, but also help to improve their performance.

Hear how other joinery companies have benefited.

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Offer Black Antique Hardware To Your Customers and Install It With Confidence - DURATIQUE, Antique Hardware Made in the UK

DuraTique - Antique Hardware That doesn't rustAt last a range of Black antique door hardware which doesn't rust - DURATIQUE.

So many homeowners today still want traditional style door hardware because it suits the design and style of their property. But many door manufacturers are reluctant to fit traditional antique hardware because of the issues it can traditionally bring – it’s highly likely to rust quickly and soon fail to operate properly within months of installation. That means expensive visits back to site for you to replace poor performing iron hardware – wasting your valuable time and money. However that's not the case with DURATIQUE.

Introducing DURATIQUE - a Range of Stainless Steel Antique Hardware which you can offer to your customers and fit to your doors with confidence - fully tested and fully guaranteed antique hardware.

Protect your brand and reputation by fitting DURATIQUE hardware to your doors. See the many benefits DURATIQUE brings you below, view the video, then request your sample finish swatches and brochure by completing the form below.

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How to reduce overhead costs with less site callbacks

With labour such a big percentage of overheads, why not look to reduce your site callbacks?

Have you ever considered how much a site callback visit costs you in terms of labour? Labour costs are a huge proportion of overheads, so it makes sense to review issues that cause site callbacks. Reducing site callbacks will help keep your labour focussed on what makes you your money.

We hear of many instances where fitters are called back to site to resolve issues with the hardware installed. In most instances this could have been prevented by fitting hardware which was fit for purpose.

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Suited Bronze Hardware Creates Stunning Door and Window Range

Are you looking for that something special for your doors and windows, something to set your doors and windows apart from the crowd, something which will make your doors and windows look stunning?

You need to try our new bronze range of suited door and window hardware. Based on feedback from our customers that they wanted a range of hardware which made their doors and windows look stunning, we created three new bronze finishes from our blu™ and DuraTique™ hardware ranges. And it’s working, with great feedback from door and window manufacturers on how this bronze range is really grabbing their client’s attention, and homeowners are loving it.

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Your biggest range of suited cylinder pulls available from stock

Often it’s the little things which can make the biggest impact. Maybe you spend a lot of time and money getting the style and finish right on your door only to let it down with a poor-quality cylinder pull.

The cylinder pull may be the only part of your door which your customer touches – what does your cylinder pull convey about your door?

Are your cylinder pulls rusting and corroding and ruining the look of your door? Do your cylinder pulls bend every time your customer closes their door, giving a poor quality impression?

With our newly extended range of cylinder pulls you can now choose, not only from traditional or contemporary styles and finishes to match your door, but also from versions such as back to back cylinder pulls, security cylinder pulls, narrow profile cylinder pulls and so on.

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Traditional Style Cylinder Pull Which Doesn’t Rust – The New CP30 Cylinder Pull

Are rusting cylinder pulls ruining your heritage style doors?

Look no further than our new CP30 Traditional Back to Back Cylinder Pull.

Fit the new CP30 Cylinder Pull to your doors for guaranteed durability, long-life performance, consistent quality and lifetime value.


Helping you differentiate your door range for 2020

With 2020 fast approaching what will you do to differentiate your doors, stand out from the competition, and help increase your sales?

Are you working on new door styles? Going to introduce new colours? What about your door hardware? The hardware you ‘dress’ your door with can have a huge impact on how successful your doors are. A few small tweaks to your hardware can often result in a big increase to your sales.

Let us help you with a free door render showing an eye-catching way to 'dress your door'.

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How to make the most of the 25% increase in demand for straight sliding doors

Modern sliding doors are fast becoming the top choice by homeowners as they seek to bring a closer connection between their home and garden or patio.

You cannot afford to ignore this 25% increase in demand for straight sliding doors as a big opportunity to increase your sales. We’ve made it easier for you with our HS Portal SCV Lift and Slide Door System. It’s been designed with input from joiners and homeowners alike to bring you the best sliding door system on the market.

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Wouldn’t you like an easy way to achieve a Heritage style door but with a more secure multipoint door lock?

Have you been avoiding switching over to fit a multipoint locking system on Heritage style timber doors?

Was it because your customers kept locking themselves out? Or was it because you found it a challenge between getting the compression right versus a smooth key operation?

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Like help with your Lift & Slide Door Systems?

With the increasing popularity of large sliding doors more and more joinery manufacturers are looking at our HS Portal SCV Lift and Slide Door System.

Joiners want a sliding door system which is quicker and easier to manufacture, and homeowners want a sliding door system which maximises the views.

We’ve listened to feedback from our customers and created a solution for you with the best Lift and Slide Door System combined with the best technical support available on the market today.

As a bonus we’re also offering you a free live video tutorial call…

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Like to produce Double Doors which last longer?

​If you are working with acidic timber such as oak or Accoya you could well be facing issues with corroding locks that are holding you back from providing better customer guarantees for your double doors.

Or perhaps it’s the constant threat of corrosive air that’s affecting the performance of your door hardware, whether on the coast or in polluted city locations?

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What does your letter plate say about your door?

Does the letter plate you fit to your front door sets enhance and improve their look and performance?

Or do they let them down and put customers off buying them?

We believe our stunning range of letter plates can not only enhance how your door sets look but offer significant purchase appeal, giving you the edge over your customers.


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Create your Ultimate Contemporary Front Entrance Door with our Suited Door Hardware

Contemporary entrance doors can really help set the tone for a property. But they shouldn’t just be beautiful to look at, they should be beautiful to the touch too – both inside and out.

So when you’ve gone to the effort of manufacturing beautiful contemporary entrance doors, it makes total sense to fit them with equally beautiful hardware. Stainless steel door furniture including contemporary door handles your customers will love the look and feel of. Hardware that works together seamlessly and that is built to perform in the harshest environments.

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Increase Your Sales and Stand Out From the Crowd with blu™ hardware display boards

​Homeowners are becoming more discerning than ever before when it comes to the style of doors and windows they want. As a result, your showroom will often be the place where sales are potentially won or lost.

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LP400 LETTER PLATE – Outstanding Performance Delivering Best In Class Results

When it comes to taking everything that mother nature can throw at it – our recently enhanced LP400 316 Marine Grade Stainless Steel sleeved letter plate is best in class – proven against the new BS EN Air Permeability, Water Tightness and Wind Resistance tests.

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A Better Way To Lock Your Door

You no longer need old style night latch and 5-lever mortice locks with multiple keys to achieve the heritage style look on your doors thanks to the launch of our enhanced Heritage Multipoint Locking Systems.

In fact, by using our Heritage Multipoint door locks you can not only get the look you are after, but combine that with the latest door lock technology to deliver vastly increased security and weather protection.

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TRICOAT – your ideal hardware for protection against corrosion

If you’ve ever had an issue with rusted and corroded locks and espag bolts then our revolutionary MACO TRICOAT range of door locks provide the perfect solution.

This fantastic range of door locks, window espagnolettes and Tilt & Turn systems have been specially developed to provide the ultimate in enhanced corrosion protection. Designed to be used in coastal locations, in areas of high pollution such as in large cities, in acidic timbers such as Accoya® and oak, and in buildings still undergoing construction phases with high dust or vapour content.

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The Best Selection of Multipoint Door Lock Systems at your Fingertips

As the UK’s leading specialist in multipoint door locking systems we’ve pulled together the best selection of locks available on the market today.

We’ve called on our 15 years of knowledge and experience with Multipoint Locking Systems to create a complete range, cherry picking the very best selection of locks available.

As part of that approach we’ve considered key elements such as simplified routering preparations and compression adjustment, in addition to the quality and security features of the locks.

And as the originator of the ‘Family of Locks’

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Rolkar - in stock and ready to roll

Bifold systems are increasingly popular with homeowners right across the UK on new builds, extensions or being retro-fitted as part of property refurbishments.

They offer a fantastic way to bridge the gap between inside and out. But for many properties, the lack of structural support has historically meant bifolds have not been an option – until now…

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4Safecoating - Corrosion-Resistant, Performance Multipoint Locking System

Living on an Island as we do presents some real issues and challenges when it comes to selecting the right door and window hardware – especially when you are looking at Multipoint Locking Systems.

Whilst you may think the issue of corrosion from salt may only really be an issue for buildings on the coast, According to new research from the Galvanizers Association(1) corrosion levels don’t really fall off until you are between 30 and 50 miles from the coast.

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Classically styled hardware with cutting edge performance

Whilst there has undoubtedly been a rising trend and popularity for contemporary doors and windows and in turn a more modern style of hardware, there remains a strong desire for classical hardware in the market.

And if you have customers who are looking for something more traditional the good news is that you can give them the best of both world’s - classical styling with cutting edge manufacturing quality and performance.

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Low Profile Threshold Cills for Timber Doors - featuring thermal bridging and Part M compliance

Our bestselling low profile aluminium thresholds for timber doors are so much more than an excellent weather barrier.

Providing a clean delineation between adjacent floor surfaces not only do they offer weatherproofing, our threshold plates provide an optimum-sealing surface against the bottom of your door.

Seals fitted to the base of doors are often problematic, causing excessive resistance over carpeted uneven floors, making the door difficult to open. Our hardwearing aluminium threshold cills effectively seal the door without the need for this, making it a more pleasant experience to open your door.

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Offer Your Customers Keyless Door Entry Technology with our Biometric Door Locks

​For customers looking for a keyless door entry system, our new Biometric Door Locks provide the perfect solution.

Designed to deliver quick and convenient access to a property without the need for a key, our new system allows homeowners to simply scan their fingerprint or use their mobile phone to open their front door. Security focused, our new Biometric Door Lock Kits use the very latest fingerprint recognition and mobile phone technology to provide a convenient, secure flexible door entry system.


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Full Technical Support Service to help you manufacture the UK’s leading sliding door system - HS Portal SCV

​Our HS Portal SCV Lift & Slide Wood Door System is not only designed to be easier to manufacture but comes with a full technical support package dedicated to help you manufacture.

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New innovation to speed up production time & deliver enhanced lifetime for your ultimate sliding wood door system

HS Portal SCV

Innovative technology features strongly in our new HS Portal SCV Lift & Slide system, which means we’ve been able to reduce your manufacturing time and deliver an enhanced life span with wider environmental benefits.

By listening to customers we’ve been able to design and create what we believe is the best Straight Sliding Wood Door System on the market today. Not only is the new HS Portal SCV Lift & Slide System quicker and easier to manufacture but it also has wider benefits.

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Introducing HS Portal - Your ultimate straight sliding timber door system

​Committed to developing new door and window hardware solutions, we’ve listened to feedback in the market concerning the issues being faced by customers with their current lift & slide timber door systems – and developed a new solution.

Addressing the needs of the market, our brand new HS Portal SCV Lift and Slide System is packed full of features and benefits for you and your customers.

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Rolkär – the bifold door system that can be fitted into virtually any space

Bifold systems are increasingly popular with homeowners right across the UK whether specifying them on new builds, extensions or retro-fitting them as part of property refurbishments.

They offer a fantastic way to bridge the gap between inside and out. But for many properties, the lack of structural support has historically meant bifolds have not been an option.

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blu™ hardware sails through the acid test

The benefits of only using 316 Marine Grade quality stainless steel to manufacture its range of door and window hardware has been highlighted by blu™ after sailing through internationally recognised corrosion tests.

The company, which offers the UK’s largest range of 316 Marine Grade door and window hardware, saw its HAB2 Bar Pull Handle totally surpass the internationally recognised Salt Mist Test in accordance with: ISO 9227:2017 and 480-hour duration test as per Class 5 of BS EN 1670:2007 Section 5.2.

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What’s the big SEAL?

At Coastal we work with the World's leading manufacturers to put the best solutions at your fingertips. And when it comes to weatherseals - our work with Deventer will give your timber doors and windows both thermal and acoustic performance that is second to none.

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Do you use Multipoint Locks in your doors?

Whether its grand entrance double doors, ultra modern contemporary doors or classic French doors, Coastal's suited range of Multipoint locks means you've got everything you need covered in one standardised range.

Combining consistently flawless quality with innovative technology - including the UK's biggest stock of market leading Winkhaus solutions.

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3 Star TS007 Security in one easy step

Many times customers focus on fitting a quality multipoint door lock to ensure their entrance doors are highly secure and protected against burglary, but what about the lock cylinder?

Do you fit a quality 3 Star Cylinder to provide maximum security protection? Why not try them out with our First Time Order Offer*, details below…

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Don’t your doors & windows deserve a better hinge?

Standard ball bearing hinges are ruining your doors and windows as they leak oil and rust, spoiling the look of them, and customers hate it.

Providing a traditional feel with modern performance the HQ and HY hinges keep your doors and windows looking and performing great for years.

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blu Pull Handles - see a sample to feel the difference for yourself

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There’s a wide range of styles to choose from...

It’s the little things with bluTM pull handles that make the difference:

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Letter Plate with Enhanced Weather and Security Protection

Following customer complaints of leaking letter plates which flapped in the wind and provided no protection against intruders, our Technical team have designed the blu™ LP400 316 Stainless Steel Letter Plate.

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Lift Off Hinges for Quick and Easy Door De-Mounting

Would you like another way to make life easier in the workshop and during fitting on site?

The easy solution is for you to fit our lift off hinges, but they’re no ordinary lift off hinge…

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Providing Performance, Durability and Peace of Mind

Award winning joinery firm Gowercroft is giving its customers 10 years product guarantee on all its windows and doors after turning to Coastal Group and its Tricoat hardware system.

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ROLKAR – the perfect bottom rolling bi-fold door system

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.

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The Handing and Size Question resolved for Doors and Locks


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 ...

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Great Deals on Multipoint Locks and Handles this July from Coastal

Coastal Great Deals - July Offer

Our July special price promotions give you an unmissable opportunity to get your hands on a selection of our Multipoint Door Lock Kits and Handles. You won't want to miss these discounts!

Our multipoint door locks, supplied by Winkhaus, are Police Secured by Design approved and fully tested to PAS 24. Many of our handles are dual sprung and come with a Lifetime Guarantee. Offers end Monday 31st July so contact us today quoting the Promotional Code P1-0717 to secure your special prices.

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ML3120 multi-point lock - Safe, Secure Innovation


ML3120 multi-point lock - increased security & weathersealing

Providing your customers with a high quality door system, featuring a wealth of user benefits has never been easier thanks to the ML3120 multi-point locking system from Coastal.

Combining security, convenience and performance in one system, the ML3120 automatic multi-point locking system has not only been tested to ‘Secure by Design’ Standards, but features wider benefits that include:

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Crossing the Threshold into a New Era - with Hollodeen

Architects use hollodeen thresholds

Reasons To Build Hollodeen Into Your Development Plans

It may not be a name you are familiar with but the highly innovative range of Hollodeen thresholds designed for standard, bi-fold and portal door systems, offer you a wide range of benefits way beyond the traditional materials being used currently. For not only are they durable, accessible (meeting Part M Regulations) and virtually indestructible, but they are also highly sustainable.

In fact, we think they come with so many benefits that once you try them, you’ll be sold on Hollodeen solutions.

So Why Hollodeen? Here’s 15 Good Reasons…

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Tempo by DEVENTER - A high performance seal of approval

Deventer weather seals

Why compare the performance of your weatherseal?

It's a fact that high quality weatherseal performance can make a big difference, providing excellent protection from all the elements – wind, water, smoke, fire and sound. And with our Tempo Weatherseal solutions from DEVENTER you can enjoy great results:

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Jump the Q with Coastal

Jump the Q

It’s been 18 months since we first launched our Part Q initiative helping the door and window industry meet new Building Regulations and in that time have helped joinery firms across England meet the PAS24 standards.

Our Part Q initiative - has been designed to take the pressure away from joinery firms and has helped scores of them offer their customers a range of PAS24 compliant doors and windows without the huge time and financial burdens.

It’s not just us talking about the benefits of our Part Q initiative. Iain McIlwee of the British Woodworking Federation writes:

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“ The team at Coastal Group are to be applauded for taking such a proactive approach to helping our small and medium sized joinery companies meet their Part Q responsibilities. Part Q created a unique challenge for the timber door and window manufacturing sector, but through prescriptive methods of compliance that the BWF has developed and companies such as Coastal rallying to provide cascadable test evidence, it has not been as disruptive as it could have been.”

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Rolkar - Opening a whole new outlook with bottom rolling bi-fold doors

Trio of new appointments

Introducing Rolkär - the new name in bottom rolling bi-fold door systems. Available from stock for immediate delivery.

This innovative, bottom rolling, folding door system supports the weight of the doors along the base, removing the need for major structural building support. The result is a bi-fold door system that can be installed into virtually any space. By using advanced roller system technology directly underneath the door, Rolkär frees up design space creating a clean, minimalistic look which is barely visible when the doors are closed.

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A fully suited range of door & window handles - for you & your customers

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When it comes to helping your customers choose window & door handles, Coastal makes it easier thanks to our fully suited range.

Designed to suit all tastes and needs from contemporary through to traditional, our range of high quality suited door and window handles will help your customers get the right look and feel for their property.

Our fully integrated range means no more spending time trying to find window handles that match their front door! What’s more we can even brand our suited range leaflet with your logo and details to make sure your customers enjoy a seamless service from you.

To find out more about our door & window handles range visit our product pages for more information, email: [email protected] or call 01726 871 025.

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Getting a handle on the blu™ range of escutcheons

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.





























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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.

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Buying Multipoint Locks? You May want to read this

Euro Cylinder multipoint Locks

It’s all too easy to get in a purchasing pattern when ordering window and door hardware, such as multipoint locks, and not see new and upgraded products that provide a range of enhanced features and benefits.

We noticed this recently with customers who have traditionally ordered our Multipoint Locks. Great products without a doubt. But not as good as our own innovative new 3 Star Euro Cylinder – the KABA pExtra Guard Cylinder.

The new cylinder provides a wealth of enhanced features including:

  • Patent protected key blanks to prevent illegal key copying
  • Meets Class 6 security standard EN1303
  • Compliance with PartQ building Regulations
  • Meets TS007, British Kitemark approved 3-Star Cylinder standards
  • Compliance Certificate available to show customer and building inspector
  • Use any lever handle of your choice and still comply

A fantastic new lock that protects homes from all common types of attack including drilling, picking, bumping, snapping and plug extraction.

We think you’ll our new KABA pExtra Guard Cylinder so much order one before June 30th and we will send you a bottle of red wine! Cheers.

Simply call us on 01726 871025 or email [email protected]


Hollodeen® fills the gap to provide a highly innovative, weather-proof, bi-Fold threshold

Hollodeen Bi-fold door thresholds now at Coastal

Coastal Group, the leading external timber door and window hardware specialist, has enhanced its product portfolio, introducing a highly innovative, unbreakable and life-long Bi-fold threshold into its range, enabling the trade to say goodbye to the problems of rotting timber cills.

Manufactured in Germany from a high quality resin that is designed to look just like stone, the new Hollodeen® Bi-fold threshold provides a lifetime of durability, removing the need to buy, machine, finish timber and fit track.

Created from 90% recycled material, the Hollodeen® thresholds can be quickly and easily fitted by a single person, providing significantly increased lifespan and more efficient operation of bi-fold door sets.

Available in a range of colours – all designed to reflect stone finishes such as granite or marble – the resin used to create the new thresholds offer thermal advantages, the low heat conductivity prevents thermal bridges, reducing the linear heat losses that are unavoidable with other threshold options. It is sold in lengths from 2000mm to 6000mm in 250mm increments.

Recesses for shootbolts can be easily made on site where required, once installed the threshold is maintenance-free and never needs painting.

“We are absolutely delighted to add Hollodeen® to our product range, providing joinery manufacturers across the UK with a highly innovative threshold solution which overcomes all the traditional issues associated with bi-fold cills,” said Coastal Group Director Anthony Jenner. “Such is the durability of the resin, that the threshold lifespan is essentially unlimited as when it is exposed to moisture there is simply no risk of any rot. It’s also unbreakable, has a fire resistance of 30 minutes when used in conjunction with fire resistant doors and has exceptional thermal qualities,” added Anthony.

Coastal Group plans to make the Hollodeen® solutions available for standard door thresholds and sliding door systems.

For more information about the Hollodeen® solution contact Coastal Group on 01726 871726, email [email protected] or visit hollodeen composite door thresholds.