Clearview South November 2013 - Issue 144 - Page 58

timbernews Sectional garage doors - the first with Secured by Design accreditation The break in resistance of Hörmann automatic sectional garage doors has been recognised by the award of Secured by Design status. The accreditation applies to the combination of Hörmann insulated or solid timber sectional doors with the Series 3 BiSecur ProMatic or SupraMatic operators. The double skinned, insulated EPU and LPU doors both feature solid, CFC free polyurethane insulation that adds strength and rigidity to the door. The EPU door features 20mm thick insulation across each panel while for the LPU this is a generous 42mm, giving even better thermal values. The LTH solid timber doors are offered in a number of styles and buyers also have the option to have their own individual design recreated by Hörmann. The BiSecur ProMatic and SupraMatic operators both feature a mechanical lock. This unique automatic latching system makes it almost impossible to lever these doors open, and as it is a purely mechanical system, it remains fully functional even in the event of a power failure. A wide range of styles and colours and even bespoke timber designs ensure there are doors to suit any home or project. ENGINEERED TIMBER WINDOWS AND DOORS MAKE AN ENTRANCE In response to the growing demand from homeowners looking for traditional materials to enhance their home, Window Fitters Mate (WFM), one of the leading independent suppliers of fabricated windows, doors and conservatories in the UK, has introduced a new and comprehensive range of engineered timber products that boast the ultimate in quality, aesthetics and an incredible 30 year guarantee on timber. Comprising everything needed to fit timber windows, doors, and conservatories, the new range features both Standard and Premium products from Europe and the UK. These include casement windows, bi-fold doors, sliding sash windows and even ali-clad style timber windows. To complement these, a full range of finished timber products is also available including architraves and decorative mouldings, and bespoke timber orders are also offered. Manufactured using knot-free engineered timber that is slow grown from sustainable and renewable sources, this new breed of timber product combines the good looks of real wood with up to 60% increase in strength and durability. Supplied fully glazed and either painted or stained, all products carry an impressive eight year guarantee on the paint finish. For more information, visit or contact 0845 0036 825. CELEBRATE TECHNICAL EXCELLENCE IN JOINERY This year’s British Woodworking Federation (BWF) Annual Dinner and Awards will take place at One Whitehall Place, London on 15th November to celebrate the best of the joinery and woodworking sector through two prestigious awards. 58 NOV 2013 The BWF Technical Excellence and Innovation Award was established in 2009 in tribute to John Hedgecock, former technical manager of BWF. Icklesham Joinery was last year’s winner for its careful renovation of RSA House in London. The challenging project required specialised joinery items that would sympathetically fit a contemporary specification in a grade II listed building. Previous winners include JELD-WEN UK and Welland. The BWF Apprentice/Trainee of the Year award recognises joinery and woodworking apprentices and trainees who have demonstrated skill, understanding and significant effort in learning the trade. Last year’s winner was Chris Lake of GS Haydon & Son Ltd. Iain McIlwee, BWF Chief Executive, said: “The BWF Annual Dinner and Awards is a great opportunity for the joinery and woodworking industry to come together and celebrate their efforts and achievements over the past year. The entries are always of a high standard and we look forward to seeing which individuals and organisations are consistently raising the bar.” To read more, visit