Following the government’s latest COVID-19 announcement, and the updated information regarding the construction industry yesterday morning, with our primary consideration being the health and safety of our employees, yesterday we implemented the following:
Several staff spreading across all departments, apart from despatch, have been set up to work from home with immediate effect.
Several staff across all departments, including despatch, have been allowed to go home and self-isolate with immediate effect.
Therefore, we do, at this moment in time, remain open for business as usual but obviously with reduced staff levels. However, it goes without saying that this is a rapidly changing situation, which we are constantly monitoring, so please be assured that we will keep you up to date with any future developments as and when they happen.
If you have any questions at all, please do feel free to call us.
Thank you, and stay safe.
Further to our previous announcement dated the 11th June concerning our FBLS fire block louvre system, we are pleased to advise that following a successful fire test, original assessment C129754 has now been re-issued (as issue 3) by Warringtonfire.
This means that with immediate effect all sizes, including the 4 sizes which were previously totally withdrawn from sale (254x1524mm, 305x1524mm, 457x914mm and 457x1524mm), can again be specified and used in previously tested steel doorsets for a duration of up to 240 minutes to BS 476: Part 22: 1987 (integrity only).
Therefore, our steel door BS476 evidence is now exactly as it was before, main criteria being; up to 240 minute duration, all sizes, and no below 1000mm fitting stipulation.
Furthermore, due to the size we tested, we have widened our scope and can now offer widths up to 813mm wide cut-out. Previously this was 610mm wide.
This is great news as I’m sure you’ll agree and emphasises our commitment to only offer product which you can rely on.
A copy of assessment report C129754 issue 3 is obviously available upon request for a full explanation of criteria.
Sorry for any inconvenience this temporary change in test evidence may have caused, but we hope you understand that it was totally out of our control, and we have addressed it as quickly as possible.
If you require any further clarification, please feel free to contact us.
We are hugely proud and excited to announce that we are starting an Apprenticeship Programme with Total People, and the following opportunity is our first vacancy; a Junior Content Producer within our Digital Marketing department. Come and join team Zero!
We really do feel apprenticeships will drive the future of the country, and it’s great to give young people an accessible chance to start in work and build a career.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any inquiries regarding the position!
Unfortunately, due to a decrease in demand, rising costs and short shelf life we are withdrawing from our range the intumescent sealant cartridges shown on page 72 of our latest no. 21 catalogue.
There is no set date for this as it will be as and when we run out of stock of each one, so please contact us if you have any immediate requirement as we do still have some stock.
We do hope this does not cause any inconvenience, and we haven’t made this decision lightly, but have just found ourselves in a position where this is the only commercially viable option.
Due to the recent increase in demand we have all seen for black architectural ironmongery, we’re excited to announce the launch of two new finishes to our range of Slimport circular vision frames; ZERO black and LITE black.
ZEROblack is a flat, matt style, finish giving a pure stunning black at all angles. LITEblack is a textured finish which enables light to catch the texture giving a multitude of black tones.
Why just have black lever handles when you can now compliment these with a contemporary black vision frame…
After the successful launch of the Anemostat LoPro-STC acoustic vision frame set, we decided to further increase its depth of testing by undertaking some acoustic tests with the bestselling glasses we supply here in the UK.
The LoPro has now been sound tested with our most popular glasses, in both single pane form and incorporated into double glazed units. The range of glasses tested included non-fire rated options such as 6mm toughened and 6.4mm laminated, and also fire rated options such as Pyrocet, Firelite and Pyroshield 2. We even tested 7.5mm thick Anti-Bandit laminated glass.
Now we have a UK tested solution where an acoustic rated vision frame is required, with the glass you use. Full details of the testing carried out can be found here.
We are excited to announce that our Finprotect Plus range of finger protection devices are now tested to the new British Standard BS 8613:2017 “Finger Protection Devices for Pedestrian Doors”.
Furthermore, the range was tested to the more onerous Class 2 of the standard, which tests the ability of the device in preventing fingers entering the gap between the door and frame when force is used. Class 1 devices would not undergo this part of the testing.
BS 8613 was written to provide guidance on the best finger protection devices for doors. With a variety of products already on the market, it was felt that there was no guidance as to what works well, what fails easily, what is durable and what is truly safe in use.
With this new testing you can now specify and use Finprotect Plus with confidence.
Full details of the Finprotect Plus range can be found on our website at www.zeroplus.co.uk/finprotect and a copy of the test report is available upon request.
We would like to give you notice of our shutdown dates. We will be closing for the Christmas holiday period at 5pm on Friday 21 December, and will re-open for business at 08.30am on Wednesday 2 January 2019.
Although we do not close until Friday 21 December we shall be stock taking on Thursday 20 and Friday 21 December. We will not be despatching or receiving goods during this period.
Our contact form will still be available throughout the shutdown. All inquiries will be responded to when we re-open.
From everyone at Zero, we wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy new year.
Ken Drake, one of the original founders of Zero Seal Systems, has retired. Starting Zero back in 1997, Ken had already amassed over 16 years in the door hardware industry.
Starting out at Alfred G. Roberts (Exports) Ltd in 1981, Ken remained with Laidlaw Thomson until 1997 working in London, Hong Kong, Bristol, Mitcham, Rochester, Cheadle and Willenhall.
MD Mandy Greaves commented “Ken’s drive, passion and enthusiasm have been truly remarkable over the last 21 years, and he has obviously been instrumental in the success of the business. He will be sorely missed by all his colleagues here at Zero, and we hope you join us in wishing Ken and his wife Helen many years of happy retirement, and travelling!”
Following a recent successful fire test, we are pleased to report that the ZEROplus 7200 Series lockcases are now positively assessed for use on 240 minute uninsulated steel fire doors.
The 7200 Series of Euro Profile DIN standard lockcases have been available from Zero for some time, but were previously only covered for 60 minute steel fire doors. Knowing the market calls for more than this, Zero re-tested, and are now excited to bring this development to you.
The 7200 Series is a range of high quality heavy-duty Euro Profile lockcases, with 60mm backset and 72mm centres. Manufactured in accordance with DIN 18251 and CE marked to EN 12209:2003, with a supporting DoP. Modular in design meaning one door prep suits all functions. The range offers a heavy sprung stainless steel clamping follower, solid stainless steel latch and deadbolts, reversible latchbolt and a one piece stainless steel square or radius forend. The latchbolt is light sprung for easy operation and is also guided, while the deadbolt has a 20mm double throw. The existing range offers the four main functions; sashlock, deadlock, latch and nightlatch.
Furthermore, and to complement the 7200 series, we are excited to advise that our ranges of lever handles, escutcheons and euro profile cylinders are now also positively assessed for 240 minute steel fire doors. Therefore, we can offer a complete tested lock set.