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The Joinery Network, a newly formed co-operative of industry experts backing timber window and door manufacturers, is bringing together the eight founding companies at the FIT Show 2019.

Balls2 Marketing is hosting the launch lunch on behalf of The Joinery Network, as they are the marketing specialist in the co-operative.

The Joinery Network is inviting timber window and door companies to the launch on the Wednesday to find out more on how to manufacture superior, genuine PAS 24 compliant timber products.

“We’re excited to meet with companies at FIT Show who include timber in their product portfolio, as well as the wider industry, to talk to them about how they can manufacture superior timber windows and benefit from expert advice and practical support from eight leading industry suppliers,” says Andy Ball, Managing Director of Balls2 Marketing.
“The Joinery Network was set up to meet joinery manufacturers’ demand for genuine Document Q PAS 24 & BS6375 timber windows and doors and the partners have invested in testing.

“So far, through Owen Dare of OT Dare Consultants, we have tested for BS 6375: 1 for weathertightness and thermal performance, PAS 24 and Approved Document Q for security, and Part M. Our aim is to allow joiners to achieve genuine certification without any risk.”

Joining Balls2 Marketing as founding partners of The Joinery Network are OT Dare Consultants, BJ Waller, Leitz Tooling UK, DJH Group Ltd, Critica LTD, Fiscale and Close Brothers.

The Joinery Network launch lunch will be on stand D30 on Wednesday 22 May at 1pm and visitors to the show will find The Joinery Network on the Timber Trail.

“Joiners need easy access to PAS24 security certification for timber windows and doors to comply with Document Q of Building Regulations,” says O T Dare Joinery Consultant, Owen Dare, and one of the founder directors at The Joinery Network, newly launched to support joinery companies.

“The Joinery Network booked two weeks at the testing house for an initial batch of products to cover BS 6375: 1 for weathertightness and thermal performance, PAS 24 and Approved Document Q for security, and Part M to ensure that people are able to access and use buildings and their facilities.
“We recognise that joiners need test results for all the windows and doors they’re making. It means a much broader range of products, options and styles must be tested, to ensure the results can be cascaded to comply with Building Regulations.

“We are aiming to build up the product portfolio, to give joiners a comprehensive range to choose from. Day one saw passes on the box sash and flush casement window, and the second day we added single doors opening both in and out, including low thresholds to comply with Part M. We have included full glazed, half-glazed and panel door options, opening both in and out,” adds Owen.

“All permutations of French doors are also being tested during this time. We will continue to add more products including thermalite windows, stormproof flush sash and aluclad options.”

Joiners can get a licence from The Joinery Network to use the cascaded data to offer products compliant with the regulations, whether it’s for PAS24, Part Q or Part M. Under the scheme The Joinery Network offers all the technical support to get companies set up, so they don’t fall foul of the law. “The Joinery Network has already had a huge amount of interest from joinery companies. They want an easy way to show their products comply with Building Regulations.”

The Joinery Network is a cooperative of leading industry suppliers, bringing expertise, practical support and certified products to grow timber window and door businesses. The range of expertise covers tooling and hardware through to marketing and asset finance. The eight founder partners in The Joinery Network have invested in the product testing as part of their commitment to the industry.