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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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See the difference your window handle can make

BLU Window Espagnolette Handles

There’s no doubt that flush casement windows with timber look joints are disrupting the industry and becoming an increasingly popular choice with customers.

So the last thing you want is to get left behind or overlooked by fitting the usual cheap, typical PVC window handles. And when it comes to flush casement window aesthetics, the type of handles you fit can make a massive difference.

See the Difference that Quality Window Handles Make

To show you just what a difference they make, and how easy it is to add value to your windows by upgrading the handles, we’ve shot a short video 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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Is beading breakout wasting your time and money?

Is beading breakout wasting your time and money? We’ve a beading solution to help you save time and money when manufacturing your doors and windows.

Durodeen beading profiles will prevent wastage, speed up your production processes and ensure your windows and doors perform better for longer.

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Don’t let other joinery manufacturers make a better sliding sash window than yours

With the resurgence in popularity of sliding sash windows combined with a more discerning homeowner, joinery manufacturers are relooking at their manufacturing process and the overall performance of their sliding sash windows.

Typically wooden sliding sash windows have been time consuming to make and have provided poor energy performance. Homeowners were often complaining about how draughty their windows were and the problem of sashes sticking when they tried to open or close them.

The biggest cause of these sliding sash issues is…

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Save Time, Increase Quality and Say Goodbye to Pinholes

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.

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Save time and manufacture excellence with the enhanced Tritus™ flush casement window system

As ideally suited to Retro-fit projects as they are in new builds, flush casement windows are an increasingly popular choice with homeowners across the UK.

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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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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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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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Caught on Camera – all the benefits of our Brilliant Tilt & Turn System

There are so many benefits of using our Maco Tricoat Tilt & Turn System it’s difficult to know where to start. What’s for sure is that not only will you notice them but your customers will too.

To really spell out the features we’ve created two short films so you can see how brilliantly innovative the system is and even show you just how simple it is to fit and install.

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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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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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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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Tilt & Turn Window System – Second to None

Coastal Tilt & Turn Window System

Brilliantly flexible for a range of applications, including Juliet balcony doors and windows, our new Tilt & Turn system brings you and your customer a wealth of benefits including:

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Tilt & Turn Window System – Second to None

Coastal Tilt & Turn Window System

Brilliantly flexible for a range of applications, including Juliet balcony doors and windows, our new Tilt & Turn system brings you and your customer a wealth of benefits including:

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Tritus Window System achieves Part Q Approval

Tritus Part Q Window Test

Our highly successful programme to help joinery firms across the UK meet the PartQ standards has taken another step forward with the successful testing and certification of our Tritus Window System.

But what makes a successful PartQ window and just what does it have to stand up to in a full PAS24 PartQ test?

The test involves the window being tested over 5 categories (Security Requirements of PAS24:2012):

  1. Infill Mechanical Load Test
  2. Mechanical Load Test
  3. Infill Manual Test
  4. Manipulation Test
  5. Manual Attack

So what do these tests involve?

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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.”

PartQ testing strip

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

Coastal launch new website

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.

(Click on the link below to view our suited handle leaflet - it could soon have your logo on...)


NEW Tilt & Turn system from Coastal – Bringing you a wealth of features this May

Tilt & Turn System

We are delighted to invite you to the ‘Premiere’ of our new Tilt and Turn Window System.

Delivering high performance combined with a wealth of exclusive features and benefits that you won’t find in other systems on the market today, our new Tilt and Turn system is due to be launched this May.

Designed to remove many of the challenges of tilt and turn manufacture, the new Coastal system offers security, performance and flexibility combined with high durability thanks to the inclusion of the MACO Tricoat surface finish.

The result is a Tilt and Turn solution that is the perfect choice for everything from detached coastal residences to city centre apartment blocks.

So take a seat, press play and see how you can benefit from all of the features delivered by our new Tilt and Turn System.

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Trade warming to GLACE with NEW products set to expand the range further

Glace window fittings

Thanks to the latest window manufacturing techniques, more and more people across the UK are opting for traditional window styles in both the new build and refurbishment sectors.

By mixing the very best of traditional designs, including sash windows with their classic styling, with all the performance of high specification, modern timber windows, increasing numbers are now opting for and enjoying the very best of both worlds.

Here at Coastal we have seen this popularity reflected in the increasing demand for our Glace range of window fittings, which help create that perfect look, whilst using the latest manufacturing quality to ensure the very highest standards.

Such is the popularity of the range – which includes a fully suited set of fittings including Sash lifts and fasteners available in finishes including brass and satin and polished chrome – that we now extending it further.



Pera bulb end window handle - Glace

New additions which add to the range include the PERA handle, a bulb-shaped lockable, sprung action end window espagnolette, designed in a traditional style which will be available in four classic finishes. For more information on the new PERA Handle click here.

Finish options will also be upgraded across the Glace range in 2017 with the addition of an oil rubbed bronze finish.

Quality is paramount across the Glace range with fixing holes jigged and checked during manufacture to ensure consistent fitting centres enabling the modern joiner to set up CNC drilling and positioning.

“Glace is an increasingly popular product for our customers who love the fact that, inline with the growing popularity and demand for traditional styles, they can access a range of hardware that enjoys the best manufacturing standards with the classic design, style and attention to detail their customers want.



“We are delighted to be expanding the range further giving our customers event greater options for both finishes and also with the addition of the PERA handle,” said Coastal MD Loren Jenner.



To discuss the Glace range with one of the team call Coastal on 01726 871 726 or email [email protected]