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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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Needing door ironmongery for a Boutique Hotel?

by Rolf Coates on 07-3-2017

SWS have the solutions...!   But what sets us apart from the regular ironmongery supplier?

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Keyways UK moves to a new home!

by Adrian Besley on 26-1-2017

With a view to giving our customers a better service SWS have sold the Keyways UK product range to Keywaysuk Ltd from the 26th January 2017. This will allow us to increase our focus on meeting the[..]

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★★★  Quality Triple-Star Rating  ★★★

by Adrian Besley on 10-1-2017



We are pleased to announce that we following an inspection we been certificated that our management systems have again complied with the triple standard of ISO 14001:2004,[..]

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Door Handle Inspiration #009 – Matt Black

by Rolf Coates on 29-12-2016

A fashionable Lever Handle on Square Rose. 

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