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Passiv Haus External Doorset.   CE marked and compliant to EN 14351-1. Passiv Haus certified. A Passive House maintains a comfortable interior climate without active heating or cooling systems. Effectively the house heats and cools itself, hence the term “passive”. External heat is gained from the sun and internal gains are derived from appliances and […]

Construction activity set to grow 18% by 2017 according to forecasts

According to the CPA’s (Construction Products Association) latest forecast the industry recovery is becoming stronger. This is down to an increase in private house building, along with growth in the infrastructure and commercial sectors. Economics Director of CPA, Dr Noble Francis, stated:  “One year since the construction recovery began, activity is becoming firmly entrenched.  We […]

Manufacturing businesses set for spending boost

According the latest Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) Barometer, approximately 84 per cent of Manufacturing businesses are said to be planning capital investments over the next 12 months. This is a considerable improvement on the 48 per cent which was reported in a similar survey last June. Nearly 100 manufacturers took part in the survey of […]

Dodgy Fire Door of the Year announced by Theodore Firedoor

Theodore Firedoor, a social networking site created by FDIS (Fire Door Inspection Scheme), has been encouraging people to upload pictures to their Facebook page, as well as Twitter and Youtube, showing any dodgy fire doors they come across in a normal day. After viewing this site, you will agree that it is a shocking eye […]

Illegal extension lands Landlord with a £24k fine

Mohammed Saleem, a landlord of High Road, Ilford, has just received a £24k fine for housing a family of three, and three men, in a property that consisted of an illegal extension, that was in an appalling state. The single storey property was found to have various illegal faults to the extension, which consisted of dangerous and faulty […]

JB Kinds, Snowdon Wooden door climb for Cancer charity announce final total

Following up from our update in September of last year, East midlands door based distributors, JB Kind, of South Derbyshire has now announced that they have totalled up their fund-raising money and have managed to raise over an outstanding £6000 for it’s chosen charity for 2013. JB Kind of Swadlincote, decided to raise money for St Giles Hospice, […]

Bringing production back to the UK

Approximately 26% of respondents to the latest MAS Barometer survey stated that they were considering bringing production from overseas to the UK, the main reason being due to concerns over the cost of offshore production. A further 20% said that it was due to quality and 18% due to reducing lead times. According to manufacturing SME’s […]

Market leading entrance door manufacturer Britdoors Group acquire JCK Joinery in latest expansion

    Britdoors Group announces acquisition 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 facility will be a very strong and welcomed addition to Britdoors Group, which […]

fire door installers register launched

Following the recent success of the Fire Door Safety Week campaign by the British Woodworking Federation (BWF), BWF-CERTIFIRE Scheme and Fire Door Inspector Scheme, a new register of qualified fire door installers is to be built. This initiative is backed by the UK’s leading fire door experts, associations and organisations and its main aim is […]

Fire Door Safety Week a “Huge Success”

Fire Door Safety week has been announced as a “Huge Success” and appreciation has gone out to all the supporters who helped out in this event, spreading awareness to every sector. It has been estimated that 6.7 million people drew attention to specific issues such as poor installation and maintenance of fire doors and have […]

UK Timber Frame Association rebranded

The UK Timber Frame Association (UKTFA) has now officially rebranded itself as the Structural Timber Association (STA). The overall purpose of the organisation, which was launched at the Timber Expo, will continue to be the promotion of timber products and systems within the UK construction industry. Chairman of the STA, Lawrence Young, commented, “The timber construction […]

Architects believe in timber high rise

A leading Architectural firm, which is known for its towers of steel and concrete, have boosted the movement to construct tall buildings largely with wood as an environmentally friendlier alternative. A Chicago-based firm, Skidmore, Owings and Merril, have developed a structural system which uses so-called mass timber (columns and tick slabs that are laminated from […]

Are timber frames the future?

Brick supplies in the UK are now becoming significantly low, and shortages to the brick supply is delaying house builds and other projects. Stewart Milne Timber Systems, believe the way forward is to use timber frames, creating shorter lead times and enhance the speed of builds. Now that the UK housing market is starting to […]

Leaking timber ‘Eco-school’ forces pupils to study in tents

Dartington Primary School located near Totnes in Devon, opened the timber doors to the £7 million ‘eco primary school’, which was named one of the greenest schools in Britain three years ago after previously housing students in a Victorian building. The designers created a build with solar power panelling for the heat source, installed a […]

Timber processing and distribution facility to bring skilled jobs to Purfleet

The first of three phases of development which will see a new state-of-the-art timber processing and distribution facility built in Purfleet, Essex has been completed by International Timber.  Formerly home to British Gypsum, the redevelopment project will generate approximately 40 new skilled jobs for local people and represents around £7m of investment by International Timber. […]

Consultation process launched for Housing Standards review

 On the 20th August 2013 Communities Minister Don Foster announced the launch of a consultation process, seeking views on the results of the recent review of Building Regulations and Housing Standards. The consultation period will end on the 22nd October 2013.  During the review of the Housing Standards for England, no changes will be made […]

Are you providing the correct Chain of Custody certified timber information to your clients?

What is Chain of Custody certification? Chain of Custody certification, is proof that the timber we use to manufacture the doorsets has been sourced from properly managed forests, where not only the forests are looked after but the surrounding areas, communities and wider environments. At JCK Joinery we have been successfully accredited to supply Chain […]

Fire Safety law breeched by Supermarket owner

Crest supermarket owner received a £1300 fine for repeatedly ignoring warnings complying with the Fire Safety laws. The owner, Nabil Tariq of Crest supermarket, in South Yorkshire breeched the law by putting the premises and staff at risk, failing to provide the correct maintenance to the fire alarms, fire doors and  fire extinguishers, as well as not […]

Fire Door Safety Week 16 – 21 September 2013

Fire Door Safety Week is upon us, and as a manufacturer of Fire doors, we would like to support this campaign and help in raising awareness of this critical element of fire safety in every commercial, public and multiple occupancy building. BWF (British Woodworking Federation), the trade association for the woodworking and joinery manufacturing industry in […]

Fire doors test live by BM TRADA

A fire door test is going to be streamed live across the internet thanks to BM TRADA, providing viewers to see for themselves the crucial role played by fire doors in saving lives and property. BM TRADA, will be streaming the one hour fire resistance test in their laboratories in High Wycombe on the 17th […]