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The first joinery manufacturers have started making fully compliant, timber windows and doors with The Joinery Network, the co-operative of timber experts set up to back UK joiners.

Eight leading companies formed The Joinery Network to improve quality and standards through providing test data for timber windows and door for joiners.

Less than a year after the initial launch, The Joinery Network is supporting 15 companies with training, advice and multiple licences to manufacture the new Lignum range of Document Q ready timber windows and doors.

Owen Dare of O T Dare Joinery Consultants, and one of the founder directors of The Joinery Network, says: “We’re really pleased to be providing licences for PAS 24:2016 certified products to such prestigious joinery manufacturers.
“So far, we’ve released vertical sliding box sash windows, top & side swing flush casement and storm-proof windows, along with in & out opening single & double doors, French doors and bifold doors. Each joinery company has chosen a selection of licences for the products of their choice and is currently undergoing thorough training on how to manufacture to meet compliancy.”

The Joinery Network has invested in testing for PAS 24:2016 and Approved Document Q for security, Part M for accessibility and BS 6375: 1 for weathertightness and thermal performance, to provide easy access for joiners to comply with Building Regulations.

“Since receiving their certificates, orders for Lignum are already coming in for our customers, demonstrating that there is a demand out there for fully tested, superior timber windows and doors,” Owen adds.

For more information on manufacturing compliant timber windows and doors, get in touch with The Joinery Network on 033 33 44 98 95.

Joiners can benefit from a fully certified system of timber windows and doors thanks to testing done by The Joinery Network.

The co-operative, which has been set up to help joinery companies manufacture superior, fully certified windows and door, has successfully tested a range of timber products against a selection of tests to meet regulations.

Vertical sliding box sash windows, vertical sliding spiral balance, top & side swing flush casement and storm-proof windows, entrance doors, (including low thresholds), French doors, Single doors, (including in & out opening), and bifold doors have all passed tests for PAS 24:2016 and Document Q for security, BS 6375: 1 and Document L1B for weathertightness and energy efficiency, and Document M for accessibility.

O T Dare Joinery Consultant, Owen Dare, and one of the founder directors at The Joinery Network, says: “We’ve tested a comprehensive range of timber products against all of the necessary tests for Building Regulations compliance so that joiners can offer a suited range of certified windows and doors.

“Joiners can choose what they need, getting licences for each product, against each test result and cascading the data to use as their own. This means that that both big and small joiners, offering a full or selective range, can comply with regulations and won’t have to worry about falling foul of the law.

“They also don’t have the hassle of spending upwards of £80,000 into testing themselves as The Joinery Network has already made that investment. It’s an easy way for joiners to show that their products comply with Building Regulations and win more sales.”

The Joinery Network was created to support joiners looking to grow their business by getting into the new build market. The founders, BJ Waller, Balls2 Marketing, Close Brothers, DJH Group Ltd, Fiscale, Leitz Tooling UK, and OT Dare Joinery Consultants, offer expertise through every step of the supply chain and are on hand to offer advice.

“We’re really pleased that every product passed each test and we’re glad to play a part in supporting the timber industry and back UK manufacturers providing superior, high quality timber window and doors,” adds Owen.

Joiners can get licences for their timber windows and doors by emailing

The Joinery Network, the co-operative set up to support joinery manufacturers and improve quality and standards in the timber industry by achieving genuine certification, have announced their next customer event.

Joinery manufacturers are invited to SCM Group in Nottingham on 21 November to find out how to make PAS 24, Document Q, Part M and BS 6375: 1 compliant timber windows and doors and build a profitable business.

Owen Dare, one of the founder directors of The Joinery Network, says: “After two successful customer events in Milton Keynes, we’ve decided to host the last event in Nottingham to round our first year off.

“The network is growing briskly, with joinery manufacturers taking advantage of our investment in product testing, access to tooling and finance. This enables them to manufacture superior quality windows and doors and tap into the new build market with certified products.

“That’s why we set up The Joinery Network – to provide joinery manufacturers cascaded test data that complies with the relevant regulations and standards needed for the complete range of windows and doors, as well as to offer expert advice on how to build their business from people who really understand the industry.

“The customer event on 21 November will be focused on how to manufacture the most cost-effective, certified range of timber windows and doors, with machine tooling and demonstrations from SCM group, as well as expert workshops from our founder partners, with advice on subjects from manufacturing to finance.”

Joinery manufacturers will be able to get specialist advice from The Joinery Network founder partners BJ Waller, Balls2 Marketing, Close Brothers, DJH Group Ltd, Fiscale, Leitz Tooling UK, and OT Dare Joinery Consultants.

“We chose Nottingham this time as it’s a central location for joiners from the north, east, south and west to meet. We’ll also be organising an evening of networking for anyone who is staying in the city,” Owen adds.

To book your place at The Joinery Network’s next open day on 21 November at SCM Group Nottingham, email