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Market leading entrance door manufacturer Britdoors Group acquire Spirit doors in latest expansion


Britdoors Group announces acquisition of Spirit doors (part of JCK Joinery) which took place on the 4th November 2013. JCK Joinery is a family led, well-established timber door manufacturing business and is the newest edition to Britdoors Group’s ever growing portfolio. The Leicester based manufacturers will be a very strong and welcomed addition to Britdoors Group, […]

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New fire doors inspection training course developed

A recent report by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) for a local authority concluded that due to multiple defects “it was not possible to conclude that the fire doors would meet the required 30-minute fire resistance”. The new course includes an exam enabling building control surveyors who pass to be registered as accredited fire door […]

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Grown in Britain week

This week is Grown in Britain week. The main aims of Grown in Britain are: To create a stronger market for the multitude of products which are derived from our woodland forests To develop private sector funding which supports the planting and management of woodland and forests. This can be achieved through funding from corporates as part […]

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The STA builds a future for timber in new builds

The Structural Timber Association (STA), which is a broadened version of the UK Timber Frame Association (UKTFA), has called on the UK housebuilding industry to increase timber construction to 30% of all new homes.  Currently, timber only accounts for 18% of new homes in England and Wales and the STA recognises that there is a […]

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Joinery manufacturers remain optimistic but sales volumes yet to rise

Despite slightly disappointing results from the BWF Joinery State of Trade survey Q2 2013, joinery manufacturers have remained optimistic about an increase in sales volumes.  Matt Mahony, BWF Policy Executive has commented, saying “It was perhaps surprising that a number of respondents reported a disappointing Q2 relative to the weather hit Q1. Sales volumes in […]

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Fire damage, second disaster for carpet store

Staff at PC Carpets and Beds, Preston, have encountered their second disaster in two years. In early September a fire broke out in the building just 80 minutes after the store had closed for the day. Luckily, the fire which started underneath a rear door and severely damaged a stairway was prevented from causing more […]

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