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New Appointment Seals Success

We have further strengthened our specification team with the appointment of one of the door industry’s most experienced sales professionals as Head of Sales. Simon Sutton has been appointed as part of our continued commitment to offering customers the best service in the business.

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Our New Fire Department

We are excited to announce we are launching FireStopping by Norseal, a comprehensive range of passive fire protection products that will make any penetration through a wall or floor – such as pipes, wiring, ducts or fixings – safe, fire proof, and compliant. The FireStopping range includes pipes wraps, collars and sleeves, fire pillows, blocks and barriers, putty pads, fire batt and acrylic sealants, from suppliers including Pyroplex and Tenmat, all designed to halt the spread of fire through a building.

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Self Serve Opens Doors for Colquhoun’s

Colquhoun’s is one of Scotland’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of timber fire, acoustic, residential, and security entrance doors to clients across the UK for school, hospital, hotel and high-end residential projects.

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A Cut Above

We have become the first company in Europe to invest in develop a custom-made drop seal cutting machine. The machine will cut any drop seal to the exact size required, ready for next day delivery, without damaging it, and so keeping the fire, smoke and acoustic integrity of the door intact. Every door seal cut to size by us with its new equipment comes with a one million cycle guarantee.

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Introducing the Door Seal Bible

We have completely overhauled our product catalogue which is set to become the new ‘bible’ for purchasing door seals and ancillary products. The Catalogue features one of the widest ranges of seals on the market, plus it is packed with invaluable technical, specification and performance data. This will make it simple to select and specify a seal that is not only perfect for the application, but also fully compliant with legislation and regulations.

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Seal of Approval

When is a fire door not a fire door? When it has the incorrect seals fitted – or none at all! Who has responsibility for enduring that seal selection is correct and compliant? MD, Michael Spoors, answers some questions about that they are asked most frequently about fire door seals.

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Safe and Sound-free with Norseal

When Marriott International recently undertook a major refurbishment of their stunning London Kensington Hotel, the comfort and safety of their guests was a major consideration in their plans. Noise from inside the hotel – particularly from the corridor – is one of the most common causes of complaint from hotel guests, leading to tired and unhappy customers, so effective acoustic insulation of hotel bedroom doors is a vital consideration.

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Norseal Reaches The Big 2-0

We are happy to announce we have reached the significant milestone of twenty years in business in 2019. Formed when Tony Blair was at number 10 and you could still get change out of £2 for a pint, we began our journey to become the UK’s leading door sealant specialist.

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Brexit Statement

It is very clear the current government are still pursuing Brexit on 31st October 2019 and whether the UK leaves with a deal or no deal the uncertainty of procurement and uninterrupted supply needs continual monitoring.

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Smoke Seals Halt The Silent Killer

We offer specifiers a comprehensive technical support package on the lifesaving matter of cold smoke seals. It is a sobering thought that more lives are lost in fires to smoke inhalation than burns. In buildings like hotels, care homes, hospitals, and apartments where multiple rooms are accessed off a central landing or corridor, smoke can creep with frightening speed through the tiniest gaps with potentially fatal consequences.

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Acoustic Doors – The Key to Hotel Peace

Noise from inside the hotel – particularly from the corridor – is one of the most common causes of complaint from hotel guests, leading to tired and unhappy customers who will never return, negative reviews, and potential loss of income.

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Norseal Seals are Safe and Sound for Sliding Doors

Finding a solution to the problematic challenge of acoustically sealing sliding doors has now been solved with a range of acoustic seals. We have created a range of solutions including the feature-packed Complete Sealing System which provides all round smoke and draft protection as well as acoustic insulation for the majority of sliding doors.

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The Anatomy Of A Fire Door

When was the last time you considered a building’s safety aspects before walking into it? Everyday we enter buildings without a thought for where the fire exit is, let alone whether fire doors and seals have been fitted correctly.

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How To Fit An Intumescent Strip

The job of a fire door is to prevent the spread of fire from room to room, and the length of time the door will contain the fire is given in the fire rating of the door. An FD30 door will resist fire for 30 minutes and an FD60 door will resist fire for 60 minutes. The weak point of a fire door is the gap between the door and the frame, and this is where the presence of an intumescent strip is crucial.

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Visiting Fensterbau Frontale

Last week we joined our Athmer colleagues at Fensterbau Frontale, a trade show in Nuremberg, Germany. Fensterbau Frontale brings together professionals from all around the globe to talk windows, doors and facades. This year, there were over 110,000 visitors from 42 different countries. A huge gathering for any industry!

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Fire Safety Myths: Uncovered

Fire safety can save lives.

It’s crucial that everyone has a level of understanding about fire safety and how to keep safe.

But what happens when what you know about fire safety is wrong?

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The All New Acoustic Selector

If you’re not moving forward, you’re falling behind.

We’re excited to announce the latest update to Acoustic Selector. With new features that let you create projects and share reports, we know you’ll find the new Acoustic Selector more helpful than ever before.

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Sales Admin

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Neil is an FA qualified coach and volunteer of grass roots football. As a self-declared mountain climbing and camping legend, he would rather have a third arm than third eye!

Neil Smeatom

Operations Manager

Kelly is an animal lover and would rather skip than run for the rest of her life. You won’t find her skipping around shops though as she hates shopping!

Kelly Houston

System Development

Matt is a self-proclaimed BBQ King, who has perfected sticky ribs! He doesn’t believe in ghosts but can eat 45 Yorkshire puddings in 3 minutes!

Matthew Burns

Warehouse

Amy has played in the Women’s FA cup for Weymouth FC and if there was a movie about her life she would be played by Rebel Wilson, as she is that one friend who is always dared to try something first! Watch out though because correct use of font and image size is everything to her!

Amy Green

Graphic and Marketing Officer

Wayne is mad about his dogs, they rule his life! He has a hobby of laser engraving which keeps in him busy in his spare time, but he if was to flee the country you would find him in Mexico!

Wayne Robson

Warehouse Manager

Clare loves cycling and has a passion for fundraising for Marie Curie. If she could only eat one food for the rest of her life it would be cake!

Clare Smith

Credit Controller

Simon, loves motorcycles with his favourite being his Kawazaki Z900RS. He has completed many charity events such as chilli pepper eating and a 24-hour roller-coaster ride, but his most useless talent is the ability to stick 24 cocktail sticks in his head!

Simon Sutton

Head of Sales

Andrea loves dogs and her favourite animal sound is her Labrador snoring! She is also a self-declared wine’o’holic!

Andrea Wilson

Sales Admin Team Leader

Alan is a fan of brown sauce and an even bigger fan of Newcastle United! In his spare time his favourite hobby is cycling.

Alan Spark

Warehouse

Lea loves going to the gym! He also loves socialising with friends with some good food and drink; if he opened his own bar he would call it ‘The Four Horses’ because by spending too much time there the wife will nag, nag, nag, nag!

Lea Cameron

Warehouse

If Michael had to choose an animal sidekick it would be a wolf! He has a passion for education within our industry and he also has a love for live music.

Michael Spoors

Managing Director

If Heidi had to, she wouldn’t mind losing her nose, as she hates strange smells! Despite any smells she loves spending time at the beach, and she makes a mean lasagne.

Heidi Harrison

Business Development East

Sophie has a love for interiors and styling. A proper foodie, she loves going out to a good place to eat and given the choice she would rather have mouse ears than a giraffe’s neck!

Sophie Westlake

Business Development West

Neil, he is a qualified butcher and carpenter, but his roots are firmly in sales with his first job selling Lotto tickets at Peterborough United! Make sure you give him plenty of room as he is most scared of tight enclosed spaces.

Neil Webb

Business Development Manager

Ryan enjoys listening to rap music as well as going archaeology magnet fishing! If he ever bumped into Donald Trump he would say “It came from CHINA!”

Ryan Gillon

Warehouse

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Reece Marshall

Warehouse

Alison loves completing Suduko puzzles and getting lost in a good book. Given the choice she would rather go forward than back in time.

Alison Donaldson

Purchasing

Gary would rather wake up with animal arms than an animal’s bum; this may help him on adventures, as he has been in both an ice cave and a lava cave! He also owns over 3000 vinyls.

Gary Power

Warehouse

Anneka has three fish called Steve, Boris and Fart-face! She once knocked herself out playing hockey by running into the goal post, but she makes a better lasagne than Heidi!

Anneka Anderson

Finance Admin

Tony loves going to heavy rock gigs and festivals. His favourite cowboy is Clint Eastwood, but more than anything he loves to spend time with his 3 grandchildren.

Tony Stewart

Warehouse

Lea loves going to the gym! He also loves socialising with friends with some good food and drink; if he opened his own bar he would call it ‘The Four Horses’ because by spending too much time there the wife will nag, nag, nag, nag!

Lea Cameron

Warehouse

Rays favourite superhero is Super Gran! He loves travelling to America but his true love is rugby.

Ray Spoors

Sales Admin

Jacob thinks it would be cooler to ride to work on a giraffe than a donkey. He has ‘Team Lush’ tattooed on his leg and 5 piercings, but you can only see 3!

Jacob Hopkins

Sales Admin