Door Industry Journal - Spring 2024

Industrial Doors & Shutters Automated Gates & Barriers Industry News Domestic Garage Doors Access Control & Smart Security Entrance, Internal, Sliding & Bi-folding Doors Doorsets, Fire Doors, Safety & Security Locks & Building Hardware The Voice of the UK Door & Gate Industry | Spring 2024 Hörmann Celebrates 45 Years in the UK

THE door industry journal spring 2024 Also online at: Advertising and Editorial The Door Industry Journal PO Box 508 Warninglid Haywards Heath West Sussex RH17 5GY T: 01444 464147 F: 01444 464148 E: Design Agency Freelance Design & Graphics PO Box 508 Warninglid Haywards Heath West Sussex RH17 5GY T: 01444 461796 F: 01444 461596 E: Advisory Partner The Door & Hardware Federation The Barn Shuttington Fields Farm Main Road Shuttington Tamworth B79 0HA T: 01827 52337 F: 01827 310827 Printed Circulation: Door Industry Journal is a controlled free circulation publication and is available free of charge only to personnel who fall within our defined criteria. Copies are available on subscription to persons or companies who do not qualify. Our current printed circulation is just under 5000 copies. Digital Circulation: Our current digital circulation reaches around 12,500 readers. Annual Subscription Rates: £17.95 (UK), £29.95 (EU), £38.95 (Rest of World) To subscribe visit: 3 Follow us on X @DoorIndustryJnl The Door Industry Journal is an independently produced and edited trade publication, published by Avalon Innovations LLP on behalf of the door, security, lock, ironmongery and automated gate industries, with support and guidance provided by our advisory partner The Door and Hardware Federation (dhf) and other carefully selected industry bodies. Companies selling to the any of the above industry sectors wishing to find out more about advertising or having articles published in the Door Industry Journal should visit our website at or download our media pack at . Alternatively, to obtain further information, discuss your advertising requirements or to enquire about special features and advertorials, please call us on 01444 464147 or send an email to . Door Industry Journal is a trading style of Avalon Innovations LLP. Company No. OC364751 Derek Hibbart, Editor, Door Industry Journal welcome Welcome to the spring issue of the DIJ. Let’s start with some good news, as it looks like the construction industry is moving in a positive direction. Government data analysed by our friends at Ironmongery Direct shows a 3.3% increase in average weekly earnings and a decrease in vacancies compared to the previous year. Unemployment rates have also seen a slight decline, particularly among tradesmen. As we move through 2024, let’s hope this positive trend continues. For now, you have the latest issue of the DIJ to keep you busy! Here are just a few highlights of what’s inside: • Industry giant Hörmann is celebrating 45 years in the UK (p6) • Nick Perkins - Senior Training & Compliance Officer at the dhf – explains the importance of leaving systems in a safe condition (p28) • JDUK Door Systems has announced a new range of sectional doors, exclusive to the UK market (p44) • Fort Doors has revolutionised its deliveries with a new AI-powered tracking system (p52) • Expansion continues at roller door specialist Trojon with a new showroom and training space (p58) • Strong performance reported at SOMMER DOCO thanks to high sales of its flagship product ranges (p82) • Alucorb has launched a new brochure to showcase the best-selling HorizAL gate range (p90) • How to protect products against the hidden danger of ultraviolet rays (p102) • Addressing the security challenges faced by the social housing sector (p104) • Finish off with a bit of spring fun (p130) That lot should keep you going over Easter. So have a good read - and a chocolate egg or three! I’ll be back with you again in the summer.

Also online at: contents 5 32 Link Controls Transitions to Marantec UK At Link Controls we are delighted to announce that we are currently undergoing a significant transformation this year. 56 Changing the Face of Garage Door Manufacturing SWS UK unveils the UK’s Only Fully Automated Rollformer. 72 GfA Showcases Four New Products at R+T 2024 There was one clear winner at R+T Stuttgart this year, taking almost all of the limelight - the GfA TS 971+ IoT-enabled control panel. 94 Customised Safety Edge Projects Take Off! EGDirect, with its partner, ASO Safety Solutions, further expand their customised offerings to OEM Door & Gate manufacturers in the UK & Irish markets. 98 JCM Technologies Champions Comprehensive Access Control Solutions From the 19th to the 23rd of February, Stuttgart hosted the long-awaited R+T fair, the leading international fair specialising in blinds, doors, gates and solar protection systems. 104 The Key to More Secure Social Housing According to the latest government statistics1, there were 191,023 domestic burglaries in England and Wales during the year ending March 2023, equating to more than 500 a day. 110 Opening Doors for All: Accessible Doorset Design Many disabled people face accessibility barriers and often feel excluded from everyday places and spaces. 122 BS 476 To EN 1634-1: What Does it Mean for Door Hardware? For decades, modern regulations have developed to form a minimum standard and without them, many structures would be considered dangerous and risking the safety of their occupants. 130 A Woman got a Pet Parrot... Industry News Industrial Doors & Shutters Domestic Garage Doors Access Control & Smart Security 6 69 Automated Gates & Barriers 84 42 97 Entrance, Internal, Sliding & Bi-folding Doors Doorsets, Fire Doors, Safety & Security 100 110 Locks & Building Hardware Take a Break Services 118 129 131 6-7 Hörmann Celebrates 45 Years in the UK Hörmann celebrates another major milestone, with 2024 marking 45 years since the company first opened its doors for business in the UK. THE door industry journal spring 2024

Also online at: 6 THE door industry journal spring 2024 Industry News Hörmann Celebrates 45 Years in the UK Hörmann celebrates another major milestone this year, with 2024 marking 45 years since the company first opened its doors for business in the UK. Looking back to 1979 when the company moved into its first warehouse and offices in Whetstone, Leicester, it is hard for most of us to recall that time, in fact, many readers may not have even been born. 1979 was a year when the UK faced considerable industrial unrest with the Winter of discontent, Margaret Thatcher became the first woman Prime Minister, Tim Martin opened the first J D Wetherspoon pub in London and McDonalds introduced the Happy Meal. However, throughout all of the challenges and events in the following years and decades Hörmann has remained committed to its UK operations and in that time has developed many long, mutually beneficial partnerships both in the domestic and industrial markets. So as the company celebrates its Sapphire Anniversary, it is perhaps apt to reflect on what makes Hörmann such a well-respected and trusted brand within the marketplace. There is little doubt that Hörmann UK has benefited from being part of a large multinational Group, which after 80 years in business they are still 100% family-owned. This means that the Group can operate with a view to the long term, can choose their objectives and make their own decisions in the way they run the company without interference from outside stakeholders. The Group is now run by the fourth generation and maintains its core values of running an ethically sound, resilient business that recognizes environmental concerns and places sustainable manufacture at the centre of its activities. This provides the UK operation with a strong and stable platform for running its business and provides the market with a long-term, dependable partner. Hörmann UK have a simple strategy, to continue doing what they are well known for - an undoubted well-earned

Also online at: 7 THE door industry journal spring 2024 Industry News reputation for quality products and high levels of service, together with the ability to go that ‘extra mile’ that they like to describe as the ‘Hörmann Difference.’ For the domestic garage and entrance door market, this has meant a constant drive to lead the field in terms of product choice and innovation. Its range is second to none and consists of everything that dealers and end consumers could need, with a concentration on creating a range of ‘fitter friendly’ products for their dealer network and the guarantee of long-term reliability and problem-free operation. Not the cheapest on the market, but always offering ‘value for money,’ and the guarantee of a high quality, well-engineered product. Over the years this wide-ranging product portfolio has been well supported in the market and now has an enviable brand presence. Recent years have seen the company adopting new and creative methods to communicate with the end consumer market and drive sales through to its dealer network. Whether it be through its Partner Standard programme, eye-catching social media campaigns, the Installer Rewards initiative, or the more traditional methods of marketing support Hörmann UK work hard to position itself at the forefront of the market by producing effective and creative campaigns. In recent years Hörmann has also expanded its product range in both the industrial and domestic sectors whilst still keeping true to its key business principles. The launch of the Hörmann Truedor range of composite doors in May 2023 has opened up the opportunity for dealers to supply the market with competitively priced, quality doors and creates a one-stop-shop for entrance doors whether it be for composite, steel, or premium aluminium doors. On the industrial side of the business, the acquisition of the Fen-Bay group in 2021 has seen a huge increase in the company’s service and maintenance capacity. It now operates a service team of over 100 engineers on the road, available 24/7, 365 days a year. The acquisition has also given the company access to additional loading bay and lifting solutions and has enabled it to create a specialist Perimeter Protection division. Looking forward sustainable manufacturing will most certainly play a major part in the company’s continued growth, an area in which it has firm plans to innovate and improve. Hörmann has been an early adopter of solar power and renewable energy, with 100% of the electricity requirements of all of their European production sites now using green electricity. With intelligent and certified energy management systems, the saving and upcycling of packaging, the recycling of all reusable materials, and the use of recycled paper, more than 75000 tons of CO2 are saved each year. In addition, any remaining emissions generated are offset by promoting renewable energy, forest protection and reforestation projects in cooperation with ClimatePartner. A first for any garage door manufacturer is the installation of a trial Hydrogen Power Plant at the company’s sectional door manufacturing facility in Ichtershausen, Germany. If successful, the trial will be upscaled and will lead to similar installations across other European plants. The company is also proud to be the first and only construction component manufacturer to offer CO2 neutral garage doors, entrance doors and residential internal doors. As 2024 looks like it’s going to shape up to be a challenging year, Hörmann is well-placed to weather the storm. It is a resilient company that is committed to the UK, its customers and to creating a successful, sustainable future for everyone.

Also online at: 8 THE door industry journal spring 2024 Industry News Hörmann UK Updates Product Display at Coalville Headquarters Hörmann UK has just completed an extensive refurbishment and update of their product showroom based at the company’s Coalville headquarters. The acquisition of the Fen-Bay Group, the inclusion of the Hörmann Truedor range of composite doors into its product portfolio, plus all of the usual updates and improvements to the range, has resulted in months of building, organisation, and re-stocking with impressive results. For the domestic side of the business, an extensive selection of garage doors are available to view and operate, with examples of the whole product range being on show, in a selection of designs, styles and colours. Entrance doors from the Hörmann steel and aluminium range are also featured but are now joined by a large selection of composite doors from the Hörmann Truedor range. The Hörmann Truedor display consists of some of the most popular door styles and colours, from the more traditional to some truly eyecatching designs and colours. Also included in the display are the Clima63 thermally efficient composite doors which can achieve a U value of below 1 W/m2k and the cost-effective Platinum 44, a secure, elegant steel door set within a PVC frame. The industrial area of the showroom now includes two recently launched industrial doors, the TurboLux transparent high-speed spiral door and the Series 60 high-speed sectional door – the latter of which can be seen installed and working in the goods inwards/despatch area of the warehouse. Also featured is the new DSS scissor dock shelter, a product which is unique to Hörmann in the market, together with both swing lip and telescopic lip dock levellers. An external demonstration area has been created which offers a firsthand experience for a range of industrial products including a Vehicle to Ground (V2G) yard lift and a Universal dock lift from Hörmann Transdek together with a Hörmann scissor lift. These have all been fully installed onsite and are available for live demonstrations. Also installed within the main warehouse is a Hörmann Transdek 1-tonne capacity mezzanine goods lift, which can be seen in regular use transferring equipment between the warehouse floor and the Hörmann product showroom. Commenting on the update David O’Mara, Marketing Manager at Hörmann UK: “We get a large number of visitors to our Coalville site from all sectors of the business and an up-to-date, inspirational showroom is a must. “The addition of several new product areas from our recent acquisition has posed some interesting questions as to how to display some of the larger products such as the yard lifts. However, I think all of the work we have carried out has been well worth it. We are now able to illustrate our complete range of domestic garage and entrance doors and visitors on the industrial side of the business can not only see the majority of our product range but are also able to see some of the new products in action.” For further information on Hörmann UK’s products visit or call 01530 516868.

Also online at: Industry Collaboration Announcement: IN2 Access Teams Up with Comunello to Broaden its Access Control Solutions in the UK IN2 Access, a market leader in access control, safety and automation solutions has just announced a strategic partnership with Italian gate hardware and automation company, Comunello. Comunello brings to the partnership over 50 years of experience, expertise and innovation within the gate industry. This significantly enhances IN2 Access’s automation offering in the UK. Derek Foreman, Managing Director of IN2 Access, expressed his enthusiasm for the collaboration, stating, “We’re excited to introduce Comunello’s premium range of gate automation, hardware and accessories to our valued Industry News

customers, and the wider UK market. Comunello’s reputation for quality and advanced technology perfectly complements our current offering, allowing us to provide even more comprehensive solutions.” Comunello’s products, including the renowned EAGLE range of underground actuators and the feature-rich FORT range of sliding gate actuators, are highly regarded for their reliability and cutting-edge features. Furthermore, with Comunello’s complete portfolio - including the LIMIT range of automatic barriers - IN2 Access strengthens its already broad range of access control packages. From controllers to safety measures, and now barrier and gate hardware, customers can benefit from a seamless, all-in-one solution. Together, IN2 Access and Comunello are committed to delivering excellence and innovation to the UK market, setting a new standard for access control solutions. IN2 Access will be releasing updates as this new and exciting collaboration progresses. Federico Castagna, Export Area Manager for Comunello, adds “We are happy to find a great partner in the UK such as IN2 Access. Their knowledge of the market and expertise in the gate and door industry are a perfect fit for our products. We look forward to a successful partnership and bringing the Comunello brand to an even larger audience.” For details, visit 11 THE door industry journal spring 2024 Also online at: Martin Sayers Direct Response Copywriter Are you lost for words? Do you want your company to feature in the Door Industry Journal but don’t know what to write? Don’t worry, help is at hand… Martin Sayers at MSCopy is the copywriting partner for the DIJ and is available to write your editorial, marketing and advertising copy. It is his job to write words that drive customers to your door. Martin has over a decade of experience and can produce copy for you based on a simple written brief or telephone interview. If words are failing you then contact Martin Sayers today – call 01223 476286 or email This column intends to give you advice on how to improve your marketing communications – websites, emails, brochures etc. As a copywriter, it’s my job to sell with words and I hope you can benefit from my experience. What does your brand say about your company? That’s an important question to answer, as research shows that a strong and recognisable brand will persuade people to pay more for something identical except for the brand name, to keep buying longer, to forgive mistakes, to put up with price rises etc. And there’s one thing that you need your brand to stand for above all else: Trust. Brand is not about fancy logos, or clever straplines, or expensive ad campaigns. It’s about how you are perceived. And in that respect, trust beats everything. When someone looks at your social media, or your website, or reads one of your emails, you need them to be thinking “I know I can trust this company.” This is the bedrock of brand and something you must think about in all your marketing efforts. Martin on Marketing

Also online at: THE door industry journal spring 2024 Industry News 12 Warringtonfire Expands UK Fire Resistance Testing Capacity to Keep Pace with Demand Warringtonfire has increased its fire resistance testing capacity to cater to the heightened demand for UKASaccredited testing space from product manufacturers within the built environment and transport sectors. The additional testing capacity has been created through improved operational planning at peak times, better communication around available test slots, and the cumulative impact of a 15-month process optimisation plan. It is immediately available and includes testing slots across Warringtonfire’s full-scale horizontal and vertical furnaces, as well as its indicative furnace. Warringtonfire, which is part of the Element Materials Technology Group, specialises in fire resistance testing for passive fire protection products including fire doors, structural steelwork protection, fire-stopping products and large-scale testing of cladding. All testing is undertaken to British and European standards, in line with CE marking, UKCA and UKNI marking and third-party certification. The enhanced testing capacity follows the recent announcement of Warringtonfire’s plans for a new laboratory at Birchwood Park, Warrington, which is due to open in early 2025. The £23m facility is set to become the UK’s largest built environment product testing laboratory and will represent an 80% increase in size compared to the current facility. Following its opening, the current Warrington site will be transformed into a centre of excellence for reaction to fire testing. Jason Dodds, Vice President of Warringtonfire, comments, “The regulatory landscape for both the built environment and transport industries is incredibly dynamic and the need for manufacturers to test and certify their products is more pressing than ever. “While we will be well placed to service this demand in the long-term through our new Birchwood Park laboratory, we are acutely aware that manufacturers are facing a lack of UKAS-accredited testing capacity today. By increasing our ability to undertake additional fire resistance tests across three different furnaces we can help alleviate some of the short-term regulatory pressure facing manufacturers and ensure they can bring their product to market in a safe, efficient and timely way.” As well as increasing its fire resistance testing capacity in Warrington, the company is also investing in its mid-scale furnace at its laboratory in High Wycombe. For more information, please visit New Senior Appointments Announcement from Gliderol Garage and Industrial Doors Gliderol is delighted to announce two important new additions to their Senior Management Team. Martin Walker is the new Head of Sales & Marketing. Martin comes with a wealth of experience in B2B sales, has a strong online and tech background and will focus on improving and streamlining the buying process. He is looking forward to meeting as many customers as possible over the coming months and reviewing the online presence at Gliderol. Paul Curtis is the new Head of Operations. With 32 years of military service and valuable corporate experience at companies like Amazon and Petards, Paul brings expertise in process optimisation, efficiency, and results-driven leadership. Paul will focus on refining factory processes and streamlining the warehouse to ensure smoother operations, improved quality, and faster, better-informed delivery times for customers. Managing Director Roy Sinclair confirmed that the appointments are part of an ongoing development programme focused on quality and service. “We are keen to build on our recent success and see these Senior appointments as key to this. This year will be one of many exciting announcements as we look to transform the business improving efficiency, productivity, and efficacy while driving growth.” L-R - Paul Curtis, Martin Walker

Also online at: 14 THE door industry journal spring 2024 Industry News UL Solutions Telford Centre Helps Reduce Time to Market Testing construction products in the United Kingdom (U.K.) has proved challenging for many years. The introduction of the U.K. Conformity Assessed (UKCA) marking, the uncertainty that came with it and an evolving regulatory landscape alongside routine testing needs have caused an influx in demand that saw some manufacturers waiting months to get a testing slot. UL Solutions opened its newest testing laboratory at its Telford centre in the U.K. to provide a single location for door, window, hardware and building envelope system manufacturers and to help relieve the backlog. U.K. Accreditation Service (UKAS)-accredited test and third-party certification facilities provide mechanical testing and certification for physical security, durability and performance of doors, windows and hardware. Furnished with state-of-the-art testing equipment, the Telford facility can accommodate a variety of window and door configurations, testing to a range of industryrecognised standards, including PAS 24: 2022 and the BS 6375 series. In some cases, the experts at the Telford laboratory can do single tests for PAS 24, enhanced security performance requirements for doorsets and windows in the U.K., and BS 6375 Part 1, Performance of Windows and Doors – Classification for Weathertightness and Guidance on Selection and Specification, in as little as two weeks. The resulting reports are also available within two weeks of testing. Secured by Design For manufacturers wanting to enter the U.K. market, verifying performance through independent assessment proves that both products and procedures meet accepted performance standards. Accreditation looks beyond just the products for the police-backed Secured by Design (SBD) scheme. This is where the vital third-party certification element comes into the equation. UL Solutions’ approach to PAS 24, which can help demonstrate that a product meets SBD requirements and the relevant fit-for-purpose standards, is not just about mechanical and manual checks on the product; it also involves scrutinising the factory and manufacturing processes. If the product meets requirements, UL Solutions will issue a certificate allowing the manufacturer to promote the product as certified to PAS 24. The product then undergoes annual audits thereafter to confirm that it meets the requirements and to demonstrate that its compliance was not incidental. Trusted partner Manufacturers working with UL Solutions can access safety science expertise with global safety and testing knowledge. UL Solutions serves as a trusted partner to global businesses, helping them demonstrate compliance in the U.K. market. For example, Schüco UK, a global manufacturer of aluminium and steel window, door and façade systems, has been utilising the facilities at Telford as part of its ongoing testing procedures. “At Schüco UK, we take huge pride in the testing and certification of our products that support our partners and end users,” said Paul Feldwick, product manager for steel systems, fire and security, testing and certification at Schüco UK. “Given the size of our product portfolio and the rapidly changing marketplace we operate in, the positive ‘can do’ attitude, coupled with their commitment to quality, were key for us in selecting UL Solutions as our testing provider,” Feldwick continued. For more information or to book a test, contact the UL Solutions team at Telford: * Steve Bramhill (, 07985 302272) * Callum Richards (, 07789 498 224) For additional information about UL Solutions services in the U.K., please visit . Mike Wass, business manager with the Built Environment group at UL Solutions, explains how the Telford testing facility can help door and window manufacturers get products tested and certified in as little as four weeks.

Also online at: Industry News Somfy UK and BFT Automation UK Support Cash For Kids ‘Mission Christmas’ Somfy UK and its sister company BFT Automation UK have for the second consecutive year supported the charity, Cash For Kids in its ‘Mission Christmas’ Initiative. Both the Somfy and BFT teams in the UK actively participated back in December, with their collective contributions being matched by the company to bolster the charitable endeavour. The funds raised enabled the purchase of over 400 diverse gifts, including perfumes, aftershaves, reading and activity books, puzzles, board games, hair and beauty items, and sports equipment. In 2022, the ‘Mission Christmas’ initiative made sure that more than 31,000 children woke up to a gift on Christmas morning. Cash for Kids, a grant-giving charity with a nationwide reach, focuses on improving the lives of underprivileged children and young people facing challenges such as poverty, illness, neglect, or have additional needs. Their mission is rooted in the belief that every child should have the opportunity to express their individuality, realize their potential, and live life to the fullest. Cash For Kids works with grass-roots organisations that aim to make a difference to young lives, directly supporting families who often have nowhere else to go. Somfy and BFT have chosen to support this charity due to its universal resonance, believing in the impactful work that Cash For Kids consistently undertakes. Cash for Kids aimed to raise an estimated £23.69 million across the UK in 2023, supporting 583,957 children and making a meaningful difference in their lives. |

Also online at: 16 THE door industry journal spring 2024 Industry News The Automatic Door Suppliers Association (ADSA) plays a key role in creating and maintaining standards through its work with BSI (British Standards Institute), NSAI (National Standards Authority of Ireland) and CEN (the European Committee for Standardisation). Here, we look at why these are important, and why they are reviewed against a landscape of fast-changing technologies, new products and client requirements. Standards – they’re just another hurdle to get over, right? Wrong! Standards provide a framework for safety, functionality, and interoperability which ensure that powered pedestrian door systems operate safely, preventing accidents and injuries to users. They are ‘unsung heroes’ providing a framework of safety, functionality, and innovation to support project delivery and a commitment to excellence. Automatic doors are not merely functional but integral components of modern architectural design, according to ADSA’s Technical and Training Manager, Darren Hyde. “The adoption of British and European standards in the automatic door industry ensures that installations meet rigorous safety and performance benchmarks,” he says. “The safety and well-being of their eventual occupants must be of paramount importance.” Standards such as BS EN 16005 provides comprehensive guidelines for the installation, use, and maintenance of automatic doors, guaranteeing a level of safety that can be confidently incorporated into designs. It is also the standard that spearheads accessibility. British and European standards are designed to strike a delicate balance between aesthetics and accessibility. The vast range of automatic doors on the market, can actively contribute to making the design visually appealing while enabling access for everyone, including people with disabilities. This commitment to inclusivity creates spaces that welcome to everyone without compromising design integrity. Says Darren: “Standards are created, reviewed and amended by a variety of organisations responsible for quality and safety in their own countries and harmonisation across Europe. Each standard is given a number, preceded by the initials of the issuing body and followed by any revision date.” The myriad of numbers and letters may be confusing, but understanding key standards provides essential framework to achieve: Safety Assurance Automatic doors are a part of everyday life, found in public buildings, commercial spaces, and residential complexes. Standards help in identifying the right doors for their intended environment, use and users, that they are properly installed and maintained to operate safely and prevent accidents and injuries to users. Consistency and Interoperability Standards establish a common language and set of criteria for the design, installation, and maintenance of automatic doors. This censures that products from different manufacturers can work together seamlessly, promoting interoperability and ease of integration into various architectural designs and wider building management. An Open and Shut Case: The Importance of Standards for Automatic Doors

Also online at: Industry News 17 THE door industry journal spring 2024 Accessibility and Inclusivity Standards contribute to the development of access solutions for people with diverse needs, including those with disabilities. Adhering to standards ensures that doors are designed to be user-friendly, promoting inclusivity and accommodating a broad spectrum of users. Quality and Reliability Standards define performance requirements for automatic doors, ensuring that they meet quality benchmarks. This helps architects, specifiers, builders, and facility managers to select reliable products that will perform well over time. Compliance with Regulations Compliance with specific standards may also be a legal requirement. Following standards ensures that entrance solutions meet regulatory obligations, helping building owners and operators avoid legal issues and liabilities. This also helps mitigate risks associated with the use of automatic doors and the potential for accidents, injuries, and property damage. Global Recognition Standards are often developed with international input and collaboration. Adhering to recognised standards provides consistency and recognition on a global scale, making it easier for contractors to work on international projects. Technological Advancements Standards evolve to incorporate technological advancements. This allows integration with the latest technologies, such as sensor systems, energy-efficient features, and smart building capabilities, while ensuring compatibility and safety. ADSA is committed to remain a critical player in helping achieve a harmonious blend of form and function. By embracing and championing British and European standards, industry professionals, it will not only ensure safety, accessibility, and performance but also contribute to a global standard of excellence - paving the way for a more inclusive and innovative built environments. Darren Hyde is Chair of the BSI MHE/31 (Automatic) Power Operated Pedestrian Doors working group and also represents ADSA on CEN’s TC33 working group nine, to maintain strong representation in Europe: New for 2024 EN 16005: 2012 has been under review since 2018. All EN standards are reviewed every five years. During this process, many of CEN member countries asked for clarifications on the detail of the current standard. The standard setting body continued to work on revising the European wide standard and CEN has now published a new version EN 16005: 2023. This means that new BS/IS versions of the standard will soon be published. The EN: 2023 version of the standard has not currently been harmonised or cited in the Official Journal of the European Union and the BS EN version will need to be added to the Designated Standards list in the UK. The standard is not retrospective, so all doors fitted before the UK publication date, need not comply. Each national setting body (BSI/NSAI) must withdraw the previous standard EN 16005: 2012 and replace it with the new one. This process must be completed by 30 June 2024. The main changes include: • Amendments to the risk assessment for vulnerable traffic • Additional safety dimension drawings to highlight typical hazard prevention measures. • Revision of finger protection minimum height (1.9m) • Detailed construction requirements for barriers (for both barriers at 90 degrees and in the same plane). • Additional safeguarding and test for revolving doors All companies specifying, supplying, installing or servicing Powered Pedestrian Door Systems should work to the new standard once it has been published and released. For further information, call 01827 216136 or email:

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OPEN DOORS Compliance plus Competence plus Continuous Learning equals Confidence Following the Grenfell tragedy in June 2016, Dame Judith Hackitt called for a competent workforce in her Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety final report released in May 2018. This was closely followed by the Implementation Plan in December of the same year. Here we are, just over five years after its release and the word competence is now thrown around the industry with ease, but, do people fully understand what proving it means? In the bustling offices of dhf, competence isn’t just a buzzword, it’s at the heart of everything we do. Picture this: over the course of a year, our technical team has tackled a staggering six thousand technical queries. Each query isn’t just a problem to solve or an affirmation that what the person doing is correct, it’s a testament to the industry’s collective push towards doing things right - Compliance. And then, there’s our pride and joy, the training we offer. Last year saw the 5000th learner complete our ever-increasing educational programme. It’s a moment that speaks volumes. It’s not just about hitting a milestone, it’s about knowing that competence is front and centre for the year ahead - Competence. And then there’s our webinars. We’ve hosted over 20 of them in the last 12 months, attended by over 250 industry members, each one a carefully crafted session designed to spark discussion, inspire improvement, and drive progress and, to top it off, participants have racked up over 170 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in total. That’s dedication in action – Continuous Learning. So, as we move forward, we carry this anecdote with us – a tale of compliance, competence and continuous learning equals confidence. Because in our world, that’s what sets us apart and we make no apology for it … A regular comment column, brought to you by Bob Perry, CEO, Door and Hardware Federation For more information, please visit THE door industry journal spring 2024 Also online at: Bob Perry, dhf CEO Miller Edge Appoints New President Miller Edge CEO, Bearge Miller, announced the promotion of Flossie Miller to the office of President. Bearge previously served as President of Miller Edge for 35 years and will continue in his CEO role which he has held since 2009. Flossie previously held the position of Executive Vice President. In her new role, Flossie will continue to work with the CEO and Board of Directors to direct and assure the company’s strategic goals. “Our commitment to making the world a safer place for our customers and employees will continue to be our central focus as we move forward with continuous product innovations” states Ms. Miller. Flossie holds an MBA from Arizona State University along with Automated Gate System Designer and Certified Door Dealer Consultant certifications from IDEA. She has received recognition from IDA for her dedication to serving door dealers including the Presidential Service Award (2017) and Distinguished Service Award (2020). She has served on the Board of Directors of IDA and IDEA. Along with currently chairing the DASMA Education and Training Committee, these volunteer activities demonstrate her leadership and career commitment to improving industry professionalism and safety. Miller Edge is the leading North American manufacturer of UL 325 recognised sensing solutions for motorised commercial doors and automated vehicular gate systems. The product line includes touch-sensitive and non-contact devices such as sensing edges and photo eyes, in addition to a complete line of accessories designed to ease installation and enhance the level of safety for automatic door and gate systems.

Also online at: 20 THE door industry journal spring 2024 Industry News Yale Partnership Pledge Plus Offers 15-year Manufacturer’s Guarantee The scheme sees a dedicated Yale Account Manager work with the specifier and social housing provider to ensure that the right hardware specification is met in line with the latest Building Regulations, British Standards and common practice. As part of the process, Yale also works closely with the chosen fabricator to assist in selecting the right hardware and advise where required that the hardware is being fabricated correctly. This may include factory audits and site visits. This comprehensive package provides social housing associations with complete peace-ofmind that the door and window hardware on their buildings has been specified, supplied and fitted correctly – an unmatched seal of approval from the leading name in security. Trusted every day Yale’s reputation as a trusted leader in the security industry is built on nearly two centuries of innovation, reliability and excellence. This commitment to quality continues to this day and informs the Partnership Pledge Plus. The company understands the unique challenges faced by social housing associations. It has developed the scheme to assist with compliance and offer clarity, providing the benefit of its expertise through every stage of the project. An alternative version of the scheme, the Yale Partnership Pledge, offers a 10-year manufacturer’s guarantee. Paul Atkinson, Managing Director for Yale, comments: “It’s been almost two decades since our Securistyle brand launched the two warranty schemes that have been taken up by many LAs, HAs and social landlords. We are proud to be part of this market sector and continue helping ensure the right specifications are met in social housing. “Our expert team can help specifiers, and fabricators make the right choices first time, and conduct thorough audits to ensure compliance throughout specification, fabrication, installation and whole product life. On top of that, both the Yale Partnership Pledge Plus and the Yale Partnership Pledge are completely free of charge. “Our brand is trusted by millions of people every day to keep what’s important to them safe. Why not harness the power of Yale and rest assured that your next project is approved by the leading name in security?” Learn more about the Yale Partnership Pledge Plus here: Yale’s Partnership Pledge Plus scheme offers housebuilders, local authorities, social housing associations and social landlords a unique opportunity to access the company’s renowned security expertise and gain an audited 15-year guarantee.

Hörmann Expands Marketing Team Hörmann has welcomed two new colleagues, Grace Hopkinson and Isabelle Stratford, to their UK marketing department. Both Grace and Isabelle have joined at an exciting time, with Hörmann continuing to increase their presence in the market with sound marketing support and creative promotional campaigns. Grace has specific responsibility for the promotion and support of the Hörmann Truedor range of composite doors across all media, a range which was added to the Hörmann portfolio during 2023. She is currently developing a new website, press and paid social media advertising campaigns and is updating the sales literature. She is also busy planning the forthcoming Open Day events which are to be held in May. With previous experience working for a Social Media agency and a degree in Media Studies, Grace has also taken over the running of all of the social media channels for Hörmann and produces regular email communications and campaigns to both existing and prospective customers. Production of a monthly podcast for all Hörmann UK staff is yet another of her activities. Isabelle joins the team as Marketing Administrator. A graduate in Business Management from Nottingham University, she joins Hörmann after working as a marketing graduate for a telecoms company. Isabelle oversees communications with end users, along with being the key point of contact for the sales teams for the supply of marketing materials and maintains Hörmann’s considerable stock of samples and product literature. She supports the rest of the team in the creation of new promotional campaigns, social media content, e-shots, and exhibition attendance. With its increasing popularity, Isabelle is also responsible for the administration of the Hörmann Academy and organises the training calendar throughout the year. David O’Mara, Marketing Manager comments: “It’s great to welcome Grace and Isabelle to the team. The past few years have seen the department develop a clear marketing vision for both the domestic and industrial sides of the business, together with the introduction of several exciting campaigns which have certainly surprised and engaged the market. “With the addition of Grace and Isabelle, we can strengthen our in-house creativity and bring in specific expertise to expand our social media presence whilst ensuring that we continue to deliver high levels of customer service.” For further information on Hörmann UK visit or call 01530 516868 UAP Expands into New 120,000ft2 HQ UAP, the specialist in locks and hardware for doors and windows, has expanded into a new 120,000ft2 headquarter building in Bury, Greater Manchester. The £750,000 investment has seen UAP relocate from sites in Radcliffe and Whitefield, bringing all its processes under one roof. As well as improving efficiency and connectivity between departments, the Orbital 60 building in Dumers Lane has more than doubled UAP’s stockholding capacity. Order fulfilment for all seven UAP brands has been streamlined through specialised racking as well as new picking systems and software. The building also houses the company’s production lines, testing centres, and training facilities. The move follows a year which has seen UAP’s overall business grow by more than 50 per cent. Strategic acquisitions with Maher London and Security Hardware helped to fuel this expansion. UAP also invested in two new businesses in 2023 - Fire Door Maintenance (FDM) and Armadillo Metal Coatings. Both are located at the new site, including FDM’s 3,000ft2 Training Academy. A total of 80 employees are based at Orbital 60 with teams at Security Hardware and Locking Systems remaining at their existing locations in the West Midlands and Tyne & Wear respectively. Established in 1996, UAP has been based in Bury since 1999 and operates across seven brands: UAP Fullex, UAP Locking Systems, UAP Intelligent Hardware, UAP Firemongery, UAP TradeLocks, UAP Security Hardware and online specialist X-Fort. For product information telephone: 0161 796 7268 or visit 21 THE door industry journal spring 2024 Also online at: Industry News

Also online at: 22 THE door industry journal spring 2024 Industry News Hörmann Truedor Puts on a Show Since it acquired door manufacturer IG Doors in 2013, the Hörmann Group have undertaken a major investment and commitment to the UK market in building a completely new manufacturing facility located in Oakwood, South Wales. The result is a highly automated 200,000 sq ft production facility, with a capacity to produce 3500 doors per week - creating what must be the most impressive door manufacturing plant in the UK. November 2023 saw the company open its doors and welcome visitors to the IG Doors plant for a series of open days held over three days. Over 90 existing and prospective customers, along with members of the press attended and were able to tour the state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities on site. Attendees were able to see first-hand the whole manufacturing process and follow the production of a door from the creation of the complete slab, paint, assembly, and finishing, right through to despatch. What makes the Hörmann Truedor product truly unique is the fact that the Group made the decision to manufacture their own GRP door slabs in the UK. This decision was taken to ensure that the highest levels of quality could be achieved and maintained, together with the desire to ensure the security of supply, particularly relevant at a time of disrupted shipping routes and increased prices. Short supply chains for the majority of the components and the use of renewable energy result in a door that is the ‘greenest,’ most sustainable product on the market. As the November events were such a success and feedback from everyone who attended was very positive, the company have decided to hold three more open days which will take place on 14th, 15th, and 16th May. Once again attendees will have the opportunity to tour the on-site showroom, and manufacturing facilities and meet with the Hörmann Truedor team. They will also have access to exclusive discounts worth £1000 on the range of Hörmann Truedor composite doors. Installers attending the event will have the opportunity to join Hörmann Rewards, the company’s fitter loyalty programme which rewards points for every Hörmann Truedor product installed. Each installation is logged online, and the points accumulated can then be redeemed against prizes. To find out more and reserve a place at one of the Open Days visit, scan the QR code or call 01530 516868.

Also online at: 24 THE door industry journal spring 2024 Industry News 35 Years of Designing Out Crime and Protecting Communities Secured by Design (SBD), the police initiative to guide and encourage those engaged within the specification, design and build of new homes and those undertaking major or minor property refurbishment, to adopt measures to reduce the opportunity for crime, celebrates its 35th anniversary in 2024. Initially, only the police forces of Kent, Sussex and Surrey in the southeast of England utilised the design criteria being offered by the scheme. However, due to the positive results of early evaluations, by 1992, all 53 police forces throughout the UK (including Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales) had adopted it and assigned staff to operate and manage it. These individuals were referred to as Architectural Liaison Officers (ALO) or Crime Prevention Design Advisors (CPDA), now more commonly referred to as Designing Out Crime Officers (DOCOs). The Role of the Designing Out Crime Officer Liaising with planners architects, designers, developers and those responsible for the refurbishment of buildings of all types, DOCOs provide ongoing specialist advice to enable building designs to be as safe and secure as is reasonably possible, promoting an awareness of the principles of crime prevention through design to both build awareness of, and ensure the adoption of, recommended security standards and specifications. Over the years the importance of the role of the DOCO has grown exponentially, with the DOCO role now being designated as a specialist role within policing in recognition of the highly specialist knowledge and skills that a DOCO must possess, and the criticality of their role in reducing crime. The DOCO role is referenced within planning policy for England, Scotland and Wales, adding significant weight to their involvement in issues of design and both the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and National Planning Practice Guidance (NPPG) promote creating safe and sustainable communities, encouraging pre-application discussion between planners and DOCOs, and also involving architects, developers and key stakeholders. DOCOs are recommended as a source of assistance by the Centre for the Protection of the National Infrastructure (CPNI) due to their comprehensive, specialist training. Ensuring products are fit for purpose In the early days, SBD engaged with industry bodies and manufacturers to tackle the variations in the security of the product being sold. With SBD driving the market, it resulted in test houses being created and certification bodies set up to meet the demand and the reduction in the overall cost of secure doorsets and windows. This work over many years has raised the awareness of the importance and benefits of security throughout the standards and construction industry. Today, products like doors and windows have to be certified by a United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) certification body before being considered for SBD’s Police Preferred Specification. Knowing that a product is fit for purpose is critical. The accreditation scheme SBD operates on behalf of the UK Police Service provides a recognised standard for all security products, ensuring that they are sufficiently robust to resist physical attack by casual and opportunistic burglars. It is the only way for companies to obtain police recognition for security-

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