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We're exhibiting at The Restaurant & Bar Design Show 26/27th September

by Adrian Besley on 18-9-2017

SWS will be exhibiting at the Restaurant & Bar Design Show at Excel London on the 26th and 27th of September 2017. 

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6 Considerations when specifying Recessed Flush Pull Handles for hinged doors

by Rolf Coates on 08-9-2017

Flush Handles have been traditionally intended for Sliding Doors due to the need for doors to pass in front of each other or sliding back into a pocket, thus precluding the use of a handle that[..]

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Importance of Door Ironmongery when designing a restaurant

by Rolf Coates on 18-8-2017

You could be thinking….”what does Door Ironmongery have to do with Restaurant Design – surely there’s not much link??”   Well believe it or not, there actually is, and a very important one too!

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Access Control Systems - Without compromising on design

by Adrian Besley on 09-8-2017

Access control systems that are understated, discreet and available with optional hotel or hospitality functions. And, importantly, with Elite Lock, practically any design of lever handle can be[..]

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First impressions count when it comes to architectural ironmongery

by Mike Besley on 18-7-2017

First impressions count! It is well documented that within 30 seconds you have made a subconscious decision as to how you rate a person.  This is true of a building and facility and from the[..]

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Carrying Capacity of Blum Drawer Runners & Pull Outs

by Adrian Besley on 11-5-2017

With the current trends to wider and deeper drawers and pull-outs, it is becoming increasingly important to consider the carrying capacities of the Blum drawer runner systems.  


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Movento the concealed runner system for the highest expectations

by Adrian Besley on 11-4-2017

The concealed runner system for the highest expectations - MOVENTO offers a synchronised feather-light glide, 4-dimensional front adjustment, dynamic carrying capacities of 40 and 60kg, high[..]

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Door Handle Inspiration #010 – Satin Nickel & Rustic Oak Door Handles

by Rolf Coates on 24-3-2017

A unique Lever door Handle with a Rustic Oak inlay!  

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Large Euro Profile Cylinders in Bronze? No Problem!

by Adrian Besley on 10-3-2017

It's not often you have a door that requires a 190mm long euro profile cylinder is it?We have pictured this one along side 2 standard size 70mm cylinders with thumb turns to give you an idea of[..]

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C2500BC – C650BC Bronze Age? It's still here...

by Stephen Besley on 10-3-2017


c2500BC visitors came from mainland Europe to Britain and with them came their skills in metalworking. So as they settled they taught us Brits how to make items this new way, so instead of stone[..]

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