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Introducing Classic Entrance Door Hardware in Solid Stainless Steel

The front door is more than just an entry point – it’s the face of the home, the first impression that greets guests. Delight your customers with Coastal's classic entrance door collection.

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How to measure for a door cylinder lock

Coastal Group's friendly Sales and Support Advisor Joe Hunt has put together a quick guide showing how to measure for a new door cylinder.

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Do I need to hire an architect on my new build project?

Architects are the masters of utilising space for your home – They’re able to assess and spot the potential locked away inside. Furthermore, with their detailed knowledge of planning policy, they’re able to guide you through the ins and outs of dealing with your local authority. This makes them an incredibly useful professional to have onboard.

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Simple Steps to Secure Your Home this Winter

A house is burgled in the UK every 165 seconds; that’s over 525 burglaries every day. Most burglars enter through the front door, so here's our simple guide to improving your home security this Winter.

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Social media ideas for joiners

Download and print your one page social media content calendar for joiners, packed with a month's worth of content ideas to share to Instagram and Facebook.

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Our number one most asked question - 316 vs 304 stainless steel

Discover the advantages of using 316 marine grade stainless steel in your projects, from its corrosion resistance to its versatility.

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How do I adjust my door lock?

A quick and simple guide to adjusting your multipoint door lock for insulation and security

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The Reassuring Sound of Quality

The relationship between architecture and the senses isn’t new, but it’s as powerful today as it ever was, with touch, smell, hearing and sight all contributing.

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Take away the pain for your customers of caring for their new front door

Whether it’s polluted city air, corrosive salt air in coastal settings or continual exposure to the elements – external hardware certainly has a lot more to deal with compared to internal hardware.

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What Hardware Should I Use With Accoya Doors & Windows?

The use of Accoya® wood is an increasing popular choice for Joiners looking to craft beautiful, high-performance timber doors and windows.

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Winkhaus Multipoint Lock Problems & Troubleshooting Guide

There are a number of potential issues with multipoint locking systems that may occur from time to time, ranging from misalignment to broken gearboxes.

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What are the best handles for aluminium sliding doors?

With the larger doors comes the challenge of fitting sliding door handles which are fit for purpose to move these doors. And with the handle often being the crux of the door, and what ties the overall impression of the door together, it’s important to choose the right handle for your aluminium straight sliding doors.

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Why BLU 316 Marine Grade Stainless Steel Pull Handles Are The Best For Your Front Door

View the video to see why more manufacturers and homeowners alike are fitting our BLU 316 Stainless Steel Pull Handles.

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Choosing Door Furniture For Traditional and Contemporary Doors

Whether it’s a look of timeless classic elegance on traditional style doors, or creating a sleek, modern feel on contemporary doors – the front door furniture delivers the all-important finishing touch and can be a key factor in making the right impression for homeowners and visitors alike.

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A Better Alternative To 3D Adjustable Hinges For Timber Entrance Doors

We truly believe this is the ultimate hinge solution on the market for your external timber doors. To let you see the benefits for yourself, we have a special introductory offer for you.

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What can Humphrey Bogart tell us about how architects make an entrance?

For dramatic effect and storytelling, perhaps classic film noir can give us a clue.

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Upgrade your showroom and win sales with Coastal’s display boards

With increasing feedback from our customers that physically seeing and feeling the quality of the hardware help make homeowners mind up on doors, we saw the potential to take this concept further.

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Details make all the difference on steel style aluminium doors

The market has seen a seen a soar in demand for steel style doors. The sleek, design originates in the 1800s, but this industrial styling has been given a renaissance in recent years and is now used to make a statement of slender elegance on bifolds, external doors as well as internal screens.

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Save Time & Ensure Consistency On Your Joinery Machining Processes

Perhaps the most common pain point we hear from our customers is regarding speeding up the machining process of their timber doors and windows. Increases in demand and labour shortages make production challenging for joiners, seeking solutions that can speed up production can make all the difference.

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Why Your Front Door Should be Fitted with a Quality Handle as Standard

When it comes to front entrance door hardware, it is interesting to consider exactly what defines a ‘quality’ handle. With different demands for projects and customer specifications, is it a flawless design? Is it durability and performance that stands the test of time? Is it aesthetics that instils a great first impression to homeowners and visitors and creates the ‘wow factor’?

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