UPVC, Double Glazed & Composite Doors

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Investing in a new front door is the ideal way to give the outside of your home a more modern and attractive appearance, whether you are working on a limited budget and want a cost effective way to give your home more kerb appeal or are creating a property that has high end fixtures and fittings throughout including a decent and well fitted front door is the perfect way to really make the most of your homes exterior.

At iwantadoor.com they have an excellent range of composite, uPVC and Double glazed doors that will complement any home and with a fantastic fitting service and the opportunity to even create your own designs no matter what style of property you have you will be able to find something that is perfect for your home.

Having good quality doors for the outside of your home will not only help to improve the appearance of your property it will also help to maintain the general condition of your home by helping to effectively protect your interiors from the elements by preventing cold and damp from entering. Modern composite, uPVC and double glazed doors are specially designed to help keep the bad weather outside and stop heat from escaping so you will also find it far easier to keep your home at a comfortable temperature without having to keep turning up your heating so you will be able to avoid wasting energy and help keep your bills low. At iwantadoor.com they have a wide range of doors produced using the latest materials and design methods that give maximum energy efficiency benefits without compromising on style.

Having well fitted and highly secure doors is also a great way that you can ensure your homes security, not only will having a new front or back door make it more difficult for intruders to gain entry it will also act as a deterrent to many burglars to even attempt to break in. Many of the doors available at iwantadoor.com have sophisticated and modern locking systems that are highly effective yet straight forward to use, having good quality locks and doors can also sometime reduce your home insurance premiums. Knowing that your doors are easy to operate and in good condition is also a great way to help reduce your risks if your home was ever to catch fire as you know it would be easy for you and anybody else to escape.

As a family run business with over twenty years’ experience working within the industry at iwantadoor.com they have all the skills required to make sure their customers are left happy with the service they received and pride themselves on providing a reliable and professional service while offering competitive rates. They also offer doors that are produced to a police preferred specification so you can be sure that any door that you do decide to buy will meet legally recognised standards of security and with a straight forward ordering process and easy to understand pricing structure it’s easy to see why they have such positive past customer reviews.

Choosing new doors for your home is the perfect way to help your property reflect your personality and sense of style without having to do too much work, at iwantadoor.com they have such a wide range you are certain to find something that you really love. With patio doors, composite doors, UPVC doors and double glazed doors available in a variety of styles and designs to suit any type of property even if your home is older or an unusual design you will be sure to find something that is completely suited to the rest of your home, and if you want to really make your mark you can also opt for a colour of your choice as well for many designs.

so if you want to make an investment in your home that will not only improve it appearance but will also add to you and your family’s quality of life without spending a fortune or undertaking major works why not consider getting some inspiration from iwantadoor.com and take a look at the great range of composite doors on offer. With so many designs to choose from and a flexible fitting service available you could find giving you home a quick facelift is easier than you may first think and you may be surprised how effective the results are once the work is complete!

I Want a Door.COM provides a range of strong, secure and energy efficient made to measure composite doors. Cut out the salesmen and their commissions; buy your composite door direct from the North East’s leading composite door manufacturer. To find out more information, call 0191 2862122 today or visit the I Want a Door website.

Server Room Integrity Test

Server Room Integrity Test

If you have a server room that’s protected by fire extinguishment it is required to have an annual Server Room Integrity Test. Protected enclosures such as Data Centres, Server Rooms and Laboratory’s all need to be tested on an annual basis, given the potential consequences of downtime due to fire damage.

Approved standard BS ISO 15004 states that an server room integrity test be undertaken prior to the handover of the enclosure, and annually thereafter. It also states that an integrity test should be undertaken if the room has received new works i.e. new penetrations have been formed through the room envelope to allow for new data/electrical installations; in this instance another room integrity test should be undertaken immediately after the installation works have been completed.

To allow the gaseous fire suppression system to work properly the room must be sufficiently airtight to retain an extinguishing concentration for a specified period after discharge; this is usually10 minutes unless an extended discharge has been designed into the system. If the protected room cannot hold the extinguishment for the minimum retention period, then the fire may reignite causing further damage to critical asset.

Fire Damage to Server Rooms

Blower Door Integrity Testing

The blower door Integrity Testing, method provides a means of predicting the retention time without the need to release the extinguishing gas. The test methodology is in accordance with the general requirements specified in NFPA 2001, BS EN 15004 and the BFPSA Code of Practice for Gaseous Extinguishing Systems. The fan is positioned within the enclosure access doorway. Pressure and de-pressure airflow measurements are taken, from which the leakage characteristics of the enclosure are established. The predicted retention time is calculated from these leakage characteristics and the enclosure and extinguishing system.

A Blower Door Fan System Undertaking an Integrity Test

Room Integrity Testing can be undertaken to all types and sizes of enclosures, from large data centre’s to small server rooms. In each case we carry out the necessary calculations prior to the test, and use high powered UKAS calibrated blower door fan systems with integrity testing software to determine results immediately upon completion of the room integrity test. Our experienced engineers continually ensure that the room integrity testing is clean and non-disruptive and the room can carry on its normal working operations – there is no requirement for shutdowns to your critical assets.

If your Integrity Test result is less than the required 10 minute retention time then it will result in a test failure. However; thereafter a smoke survey inspection can be carried out to identify all major air leakage paths prior to the undertaking of the remedial sealing works. An air leakage report is issued detailing the results and any recommendations in an easy to follow format. This allows you to undertake remedial sealing works on the day of the test to achieve a test pass.

We understand the importance of protecting your critical assets and as a result our server room integrity testing process is as rigorous and as complete as any other within the industry, using our extensive knowledge of testing Data Centres, Server Rooms and ITU you can be safe in the knowledge that the testing is being undertaken by a UKAS accredited testing laboratory.

We undertake room integrity testing using the latest UKAS calibrated blower door systems. The blower door fan is latched into a fully adjustable cloth door panel that fills the opened door frame space. the enclosure test is undertake by running the calibrated fan at different pressures, thus generating pressure into the protected enclosure from the outside space. By monitoring the pressure differential between the external space to the protected room a series of readings is taken from 10-60Pa on pressurise and depressurise and data inputted to our integrity software; together with added information such as the protected height and the type and weight of gas, i.e. FM200, FE25 etc.

Once the information is logged into the computer the software can then work out the descending interface height hold time, or mixing concentration result. If the protected room is air tight, then a pass should be easily achievable. If the room has too many air leakage paths (and the retention time is less than 10minutes) then it will result in a test failure. To achieve a pass the room will require a smoke test to highlight the air leakage paths, after the smoke survey further sealing works can be undertaken along with a final retest to achieve a server room integrity test pass.

If you have a protected enclosure that requires a room integrity test, please contact us at: info@airpressuretesting.net or call 07775623464. We undertake testing throughout London and the South East.

The Benefits of an Interim Executive

Have you considered the benefits of an interim executive?

HW Global Talent Partner has built a reputation for excellence in executive search over the past decade among the many global and local brands we serve. But did you know we also have an interim management business?

Many of our executive search clients also turn to us when they require a swift interim appointment at a crucial time for their business, often to bridge the gap during a search process we are conducting. HW Interim provides experienced and talented interim and change management executives to PLCs, private companies, SMEs and private equity backed organisations both in the UK and overseas.

The key sectors we work in include Retail, Consumer and Financial Services, and the wide range of recent assignments we have completed have included interim CFO, FD, CTO, CMO, Supply Chain/Ops Director and Head of Risk.

We have access to an elite network of senior executives who specialise in change, turnaround or transformation whom HW have met, vetted, referenced and in many cases known as clients.

Working alongside the executive search business we can source the ideal interim to match our clients’ needs. With a team of dedicated and experienced researchers we can turn round a shortlist of professional interim managers for a client within three working days who can typically be placed within two weeks. Completion rates are well over 90 per cent. Daily rates are typically between £850 to £2,000 per day.

The many benefits of interim management

The professional interim management market is enjoying rapid growth, driven largely by a corresponding increase in business transformation programmes across all industry sectors.

Companies both large and small are increasingly turning to interim executives to help steer them through organisational change – with a particular drive for digital transformation and customer experience programmes.

These experienced business leaders can provide stability following the sudden departure of a senior director, or offer a highly specialised skill set which a business may not have in-house.

Their appointment is an effective way for companies to achieve business objectives and obtain highly specialised leadership skills at crucial times.

The extensive benefits of interim management include flexibility and speed of placement, compared to an executive search for a permanent position which can take many months from commission to arrival in post due to the complexity of global searches and the need to fulfil notice periods.

There are cost benefits too; many SMEs may not be in a position to fund a permanent executive position for a particular specialism such as a digital transformation director.

And without the on-costs of a permanent executive such as bonuses, holiday pay, NI contributions, pension, private health insurance and company car benefits, the day rate suddenly does not seem so prohibitive.

Free from the shackles of office politics, a professional interim can offer a fresh perspective, objectivity and challenge. As a freelance operator whose work is heavily reliant on referrals and reputation, the interim is highly motivated and results driven, and will be fully committed to their client.

Professional interim managers are often over-qualified for the interim position they are commissioned for, meaning they can work independently and hit the ground running, with instant results. Their wealth of experience, skills, contacts and knowledge will also be transferred to the in-house team, giving benefits which outlive their interim contract.

The return on investment of a professional interim manager for a business can therefore be substantial, particularly at a critical time.

To find out how we can help your business contact John Wakeford, MD of HW Interim, via his LinkedIn page, by emailing johnw@hwglobalpartner.com or calling him on +44 (0) 113 243 2004 for an informal discussion.

Internet Security – Getting the Basics Right

Internet Security – Getting the Basics Right
Taking some simple actions and practising safe behaviours will reduce the risk of online threats to your business.

Download software updates
Download software and app updates as soon as they appear. They contain vital security upgrades that keep your devices and business information safe.
Visit www.cyberstreetwise.com/software-updates for further advice on updates.

Use strong passwords
Use strong passwords made up of at least three random words. Using lower and upper case letters, numbers and symbols will make your passwords even stronger.
Visit www.cyberstreetwise.com/passwords for further advice on passwords.

Delete suspicious emails
Delete suspicious emails as they may contain fraudulent requests for information or links to viruses.
Visit www.cyberstreetwise.com/common-scams for further advice on suspicious emails.

Use anti-virus software
Your computers, tablets and smartphones can easily become infected by small pieces of software known as viruses or malware. Install internet security software like anti-virus on all your devices to help prevent infection.

Visit www.cyberstreetwise.com/security-software for further advice on security software.

Train your staff (& family members)
Make your staff aware of cyber security threats and how to deal with them. The Government offers free online training courses tailored for you and your staff which take around 60 minutes to complete.
Visit www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/sme to find out more and take the course.

For further simple tips on how to protect your business, visit www.cyberstreetwise.com

Online Health and Safety Accreditation

Online Health and Safety Accreditation

Getting health and safety accreditation from a recognised awarding body such as CHAS and SMAS Accreditation can be a really worthwhile investment if you have decided it’s time for your construction or building company to start taking on larger jobs and begin to grow.

Having accreditation not only proves that your company complies with industry standards and carries out work using the best practice for health and safety it also helps give your company a more professional and reliable image to help attract new customers and potential business associates. Although this can sound like a daunting or time consuming task the benefits that having proper accreditation can bring to your business makes it worth the effort, and if you use the services of a professional accreditation agency such as beAccredited it could be far more easier and take a lot less time than you may first think.

At beAccredited they are able to help you complete a wide range accreditations that are relevant to your company and the type of work that you carry out, including Safe Contractor and Constructionline accreditations among many others to give you certification that your company works within the strict health and safety guidelines that are required to meet the standards of the accrediting body. With a great team of friendly consultants available to guide you through the process even if you aren’t sure what type of accreditation is relevant to your business or you would like to find out more about what advantages having accreditation can bring to your business they are happy to answer any questions that you may have and fully discuss all the options with you before you make any decisions.

With professional support and advice at every stage of the process you can be sure that whatever accreditation you choose to get for your business you will be able to complete it within a reasonable timeframe and with the minimum of stress. Even if you have already started the accreditation process alone and feel you need a little help to get it finished or don’t think that you have the right paperwork beAccredited will still be able to help you get everything done, with over fifteen years’ experience helping companies get the right health and safety accreditation they have all the skills and knowledge required to solve most problems or find ways round the most complicated situations.

With a fast track service available, if you need to get things done in a hurry and an easy to understand pricing policy, they do everything they can to offer a flexible and reliable service every time. Offering a guaranteed pass for each assessment and a wide range of accreditations available to suit many aspects of the construction industry, whether you are looking for CHAS & SMAS accreditation, Safe Contractor & Constructionline accreditation or something that is a bit more suited to the type of work you carry out it is definitely worth finding out more about the services that beAccredited can provide and the accreditations that they can help your business to achieve.

Why not take a look at some of their excellent past customer testimonials and see how they have helped other businesses like yours grow and win better contracts by simply getting the right accreditation?

As leading UK Health and Safety Consultants providing of online CHAS & SMAS Accreditation, Safe Contractor & Constructionline Accreditations, plus Builders Profile Accreditation and much more. With over 15 years of experience, clients include sole traders through to corporate clients.

They have helped 100s of businesses across the country by making the health and safety accreditation process hassle free, easy, convenient and reliable, allowing you to focus on the projects at hand. Visit their Health & Safety Consultancy services website to find out more about how they can help your business or call beAccredited today on 0845 2722350.