Door Industry Journal - Spring 2018

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With the Beast from the East consigned to whence it came, there is (at last) a hint of spring in the air. And with it comes the latest issue of the DIJ. Depending on when you’re reading this, you are probably looking forward to a bit of chocolate – or regretting how much you ate! Either way, there’s plenty inside to keep you occupied: We start, of course, with a rundown of the recent R+T show in Stuttgart. It only comes around once every three years, so is eagerly anticipated and always makes an impact. This year is no exception, with record numbers of exhibitors and visitors and

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lots of positive feedback from UK companies. Go to page 6 to read more. On page 10, meanwhile, there is vital information for anyone who works on construction sites, in a piece by qualified NVQ Assessor Pete Whyatt. In this article, Pete explains the situation on the CSCS Skilled Worker Card, and clears up much of the confusion that surrounds this subject. There is more sound advice on page 12, where Neil Sorrell, Channel Manager for UK Access Markets at Somfy, talks us through the latest innovations in the home automation market – and how they can help you and your customers. On page 16, you can read the reflections of a 40-year veteran of the industry – in a spread devoted to the thoughts of Dave Lewis, Managing Director at Ellard and the latest Chairman of dhf ’s Industrial Door Group. And on page 55 there’s a piece on a nifty new device from Teckentrup – the CarTeck DRIVE. This one-size-fits-all motorised opener features a clever fixed chain and travelling motor design that is maintenance free. So, plenty to get your teeth into besides chocolate! Enjoy your reading.

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Derek Hibbart, Editor, Door Industry Journal

The Door Industry Journal is an independently produced and edited trade publication which is published by Avalon Innovations LLP on behalf of the door, hardware and gate industries, with support and guidance provided by The Door and Hardware Federation (dhf) and other carefully selected industry bodies. Content is collated from specially sourced articles and from press releases supplied by a variety of contributors who operate within the door, hardware and gate industries, including the dhf and their various industry group members. The content covers these sectors of the door, hardware and gate industry: industrial doors, garage doors, entrance doors, doorsets, fire and security, building hardware, ironmongery, locks and powered gates. Also included is content on complementary products and services relevant to these industries. 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 . This document provides full details of advertising rates and the associated technical data required to place advertising, featured articles or editorial in the Door Industry Journal, in addition to other services such as graphic design, copywriting, leaflet insertion and database rental for mailings etc. 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

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