Posted on 25th January, 2017 at 10:17 am by James
Zero is celebrating its 20 year anniversary this year. For those customers who have been with us since the start, it will be hard to believe where the years have gone. The company was established in 1997 by Ken Drake, Rod Lovatt and Mike Quinn with Mandy Greaves and Mark Lockley joining shortly after. The business has grown in a measured way every year since then and now has 30 staff. Initially the company only sold the Zero International range of thresholds, frame seals and dropseals but the range has expanded over the years to include most hardware that is fitted to doors. The ZEROplus range now includes vision frames, louvres, finger protection, door stays, flush bolts and a lot more besides. “I would like to thank all the customers who have been loyal to us over the years and in most instances, grown their businesses in line with ours”, said Ken Drake. Ken is still MD and Caleb Kent who recently joined us was born in the year the business started!
Posted on 5th December, 2016 at 1:30 am by James
We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with our internet and are unable to receive emails. If you wish to contact us, please call us on 01785 282910 or fax us on 01785 282498. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
Posted on 12th July, 2016 at 11:32 am by James
Zero is pleased to announce it is now stocking Secustrip anti-jemmy strips. “We are very excited about the Secustrip product. It features two interlocking steel profiles which are fitted to the outside of the door and the side of the door frame, and fit together when the door is closed, protecting the gap between the door and frame against intrusion” said Sales Director Mark Lockley. “They are ingeniously designed to make forced entry by jemmy, crowbar or screw driver more difficult at the leading edge of the door where the lock is fitted.” This proven product is available from Stafford stock in two designs; Type 2 for inward opening doors and Type 3 for outward opening doors. They can be cut to size on site to suit the door height. The strips are made from zinc plated mild steel and are epoxy powder coated white (RAL9010) or brown (RAL8014). They can be used on new build or retrofit projects and are ideal for use on doors where security has already been compromised and a damaged door edge needs to be concealed. For further information please contact us.
Posted on 29th January, 2016 at 2:50 pm by James
We are delighted to announce that we recently entered our 100,000th order on our Sage computer system. Regular customers will have noticed the number on our sales acknowledgements heading towards the six figure mark in recent months, well now we are there! To celebrate this milestone we recently announced via our email newsletter that the lucky customer who placed our 100,000th order with us would receive a Staffordshire hamper with our compliments. Delivery has already been arranged! We want to say thank you to all our customers over the years for all your business since our very first order on 23 October 1997 for three Zero automatic door bottoms. Thank you! If you would like to subscribe to receive our newsletters by email, please follow this link and fill out the required details.
Posted on 20th October, 2015 at 2:26 pm by James
Zero has also undergone successful independent testing to their Z003R concealed manual flush bolt to performance standard BS EN 12051:1999. Zero had noticed BS EN 12051 being called for more often in specifications in recent times, so thought it was time that their flag ship flush bolt is tested to this standard. Testing to BS EN 12051 covers important performance characteristics such as cycles, usage, corrosion resistance and security. After successful testing by Exova Warringtonfire the Z003R received a full classification of 3 3 - 0 1 3 2 to BS EN 12051:1999. The Z003R is manufactured to ANSI standards (American National Standards Institute) which means fixing positions do not vary and they can be fitted to pre-prepped metal doors. It has a 265mm adjustable rod and is supplied as standard in a satin chrome finish. The Z003R has also been included in a successful 4 hour fire test to BS476-22:1987.
Posted on 19th October, 2015 at 4:14 pm by James
Zero Seal Systems Ltd have just had their full range automatic dropseals positively assessed by UL International (UK) for use on previously tested steel based door assemblies to EN 1634-1:2014. When fitted with one of the Zero dropseals mentioned below, steel door assemblies would be expected to achieve a fire resistance performance of up to 180 minutes integrity. This new assessment covers the whole range, namely 320A, 321AA, 323A, 350A, 351AA, 352AA, 354A, 355A, 360A, 361AA, 364A, 364FSA, 365AA, 365FSAA, 367AA, 368AA and 369A. These models include patterns which are light, medium and heavy duty and also patterns which can be morticed, semi-morticed and surface mounted. Most Zero dropseals (or automatic threshold seals) are adjustable to 25mm. They work on a hinge-side plunger with a flat spring mechanism, so there are no electrics to deal with. The system drops a neoprene gasket in a scissor-like motion to form a tight seal with no drag – even on an uneven floor. The seal retracts automatically when the door opens. Sales Director Mark Lockley believes this just further strengthens Zero’s position as a market leading door hardware supplier “One of the major benefits of a steel door is the increased fire resistance they offer over say a timber door, well now Zero dropseals can be specified with confidence for fire resisting steel door assemblies. Having our whole range assessed for a duration of three hours to EN1634.1 is, we believe, ahead of the competition”. For further information please contact us.
Posted on 2nd October, 2015 at 10:59 am by James
We will be exhibiting at The Build Show at the Birmingham NEC. The Build Show runs from Tuesday 6th till Thursday 8th October. The Build Show takes place during UK Construction Week which brings together nine exhibitions encompassing all areas of the construction industry. Our stand will be located at B3\110, please register here and come along to see us.
Posted on 18th September, 2015 at 12:00 am by James
Director Gavin Hogan and other members from ZEROplus are taking part in the Extreme Stampede charity event at Uttoxeter Racecourse on Sunday 27th September 2015 to raise money for British Heart Foundation and would really appreciate your support. Donating to their JustGiving page is easy - just follow this link and click Donate. JustGiving sends your donation straight to British Heart Foundation so it’s a quick and safe way to donate.
Posted on 11th August, 2015 at 2:27 pm by James
The CORNI Ministar and Minipad ranges have now successfully completed the very high resistance 240 hours salt spray test. This means the sixth digit of their CE marking changes from Grade 3 (96 hours) to Grade 4 (240 hours). Both products are supplied with stainless steel side latches and Pullman latches as standard. New Certificates of Conformity and Declarations of Performance are available on our website. The CORNI Ministar 429 range was introduced by Zero in 2014 to replace the MAB EXIT 1000 range. It has the same functions and a very similar appearance but with many design improvements. This tried and tested product still uses the same modular approach to components as the MAB EXIT 1000 Series but Pullman latch bolts are now made from stainless steel and the rods come with steel covers as standard. The CORNI Ministar 429 is fully tested to the European standard EN 1125: 2008 on panic exit devices, is CE marked, and is suitable for use on fire rated doors.
Posted on 10th July, 2015 at 12:00 am by James
Zero Seal Systems Ltd is excited to announce that we will be exhibiting at The Build Show this October. The Build Show will be the UK’s most significant event in construction for decades, and takes place on the 6th to the 8th of October, during UK Construction Week at the NEC in Birmingham which brings together nine exhibitions. Sales Director, Mark Lockley commented “In our opinion the construction industry has been calling out for an event such as UK Construction week for some time, so we are delighted to be exhibiting at The Build Show. It will be an excellent opportunity to update people on the ZEROplus range of products that has increased substantially since we last exhibited. This is of course on top of the platform it gives us to meet and catch up with most of our valued customers”. Our stand will be located at B3\110, please register here and come along to see us.