Adrian Besley
Change to routing details for Simonswerk Tectus Hinges

Within the last few months SIMONSWERK Germany have made further improvements..

Adrian Besley
What are the best Heavy duty concealed hinges for heavy cabinet doors?

So you need to overlay heavy doors on a cabinet, but standard cabinet hinges..

Adrian Besley
Hawa Junior Sliding Door Gear

HAWA-Junior is a popular choice in luxury joinery, and rightly so.

Adrian Besley
Warm White, Neutral White or Cool White - What's the difference?

Light colour is measured in Kelvins, Color temperatures over 5000K are known..

Adrian Besley
Blum AVENTOS HF Lift: Centre Hinge Pack Change

Blum will shortly be updating the AVENTOS HF hinge & plate pack to bring it..

Rolf Coates
Invisible Doors… Flush Doors… SWS have the solutions.

“Discrete interior doors” – the trend for a timeless interior style with a..

Rolf Coates
Magnetic Contactless Flush Door Catch

So what’s so exciting about a magnetic catch?

Well I believe this nifty..

Adrian Besley
Catalogue Download: Components for Luxury Furniture & Fitouts

Welcome to the first edition of our Furniture Components Catalogue.  Suited..

Rolf Coates
Black Door Handles and Door Furniture

 

Black Door Handles and Door Furniture certainly seems to be a favourite at..

Rolf Coates
Handbag Hooks for beneath restaurant tables

Handbag Hooks are essential for any bar or restaurant.   Mounted to the..

Rolf Coates
Antique Brass Disabled WC Turn & Release

This elegant WC Turn & Release in an Antique Brass finish is perfect for..

Adrian Besley
how do i install a seamless plaster-in led profile light in a ceiling?

The demand for a contemporary ceiling light is certainly on the increase, as..

Rolf Coates
Blackened Metal finish Kick Plates

Ironmongery in dark tones has become a firm favourite with Interior..

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

SWS will be exhibiting at the Restaurant & Bar Design Show at Excel London..

Rolf Coates
6 Considerations when specifying Recessed Flush Pull Handles for hinged doors

Flush Handles have been traditionally intended for Sliding Doors due to the..

Rolf Coates
Importance of Door Ironmongery when designing a restaurant

You could be thinking….”what does Door Ironmongery have to do with..

Adrian Besley
Access Control Systems - Without compromising on design

Access control systems that are understated, discreet and available with..

Mike Besley
First impressions count when it comes to architectural ironmongery

First impressions count! It is well documented that within 30 seconds you..

Adrian Besley
Carrying Capacity of Blum Drawer Runners & Pull Outs

With the current trends to wider and deeper drawers and pull-outs, it is..

Adrian Besley
Movento the concealed runner system for the highest expectations

The concealed runner system for the highest expectations - MOVENTO offers a..

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

A unique Lever door Handle with a Rustic Oak inlay!  

Adrian Besley
Large Euro Profile Cylinders in Bronze? No Problem!

It's not often you have a door that requires a 190mm long euro profile..

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

 

c2500BC visitors came from mainland Europe to Britain and with them came..

Rolf Coates
Needing door ironmongery for a Boutique Hotel?

SWS have the solutions...!   But what sets us apart from the..

Adrian Besley
Keyways UK moves to a new home!

With a view to giving our customers a better service SWS have sold the..

Adrian Besley
★★★  Quality Triple-Star Rating  ★★★

                  

 

We are pleased to announce that we following an..

Rolf Coates
Door Handle Inspiration #009 – Matt Black

A fashionable Lever Handle on Square Rose. 

Rolf Coates
Door Handle Inspiration #008 – Scratched Polished Bronze

A unique Lever Handle on Round Rose. 

Finished in Scratched Polished Bronze..

Rolf Coates
Door Handle Inspiration #007 – Yester Bronze

A vintage Lever Handle on Round Rose. 

Finished in Yester Bronze as..

Rolf Coates
Door Handle Inspiration #006 – Yester Bronze

An stately Lever Handle on Round Rose. 

Finished in Yester Bronze as..

Stephen Besley
Care and Maintenance of door furniture and ironmongery

Door furniture and ironmongery fittings can be made from many different base..

Stephen Besley
Antique Brass door handles on a back plate - 6 points to consider

To add a touch of class to your high end restaurant, commercial, PDR..

Stephen Besley
What’s a ‘two-way action latch’ and why are they so good?

If you are spending good money on a high-end project and knob furniture is..

Rolf Coates
Ironmongery Solutions for High-end Hospitality and Leisure Projects

So what's special about SWS?    Why should I use them rather than any other..

Rolf Coates
Door Handle Inspiration #005 – Yester Bronze

An elaborate Lever Handle on decorative rose. 

Finished in Yester Bronze as..

Stephen Besley
Superloos? – if you get the ironmongery right they will be!

Yes they’re a great idea, they’ll provide your client with a special visitor..

Stephen Besley
Door closers for Arched top doors

Truly one of the most difficult ironmongery solutions to find. Primarily..

Rolf Coates
Door Handle Inspiration #004 – Mitred, Oil Rubbed Bronze

A robust Mitred Lever Handle on a Sprung Round Rose, complete with bolt..

Rolf Coates
Which Door Closer should I use?

Choosing the right door closer is an important task but can be confusing..

Adrian Besley
We're changing the way our trade counter works in 2017

From Monday 2nd January, the trade counter will move to Marsh House, and..

Stephen Besley
What’s that door handle made of?

Ever wondered what your door handle is made from, here are some of the..

Stephen Besley
Bronze door handles ~ One thing in life that looks better with age!

The great thing about real bronze door handles is the patina it develops..

Rolf Coates
Door Handle Inspiration #003 - Oil Rubbed Bronze

A robust Lever Handle on a Sprung Square Rose, complete with bolt through..

Stephen Besley
Restaurant toilet doors? Design out the worst nightmare...

….when they have to break the door down to get you out!

If you’re providing..

Rolf Coates
Fire! Fire! Is your door Ironmongery Compliant with Fire Regulations?

The total destruction by fire of the 18th century Royal Clarence Hotel in..

Adrian Besley
Door closer fixing positions explained; Fig. 1, Fig. 61 & Fig. 66

When it comes to fixing overhead door closers, have you ever wondered what..

Stephen Besley
9 Things you need to know when sourcing heavy duty door closers

So your looking for a heavy duty overhead door closer?  There's a number of..

Stephen Besley
Which overhead door closer will open to 180 degrees?

Most door closer manufacturers claim a door closer that has a range of 0 -..

Stephen Besley
Why is selecting the correct hinges for timber doors so important?

If you are manufacturing doors for high-end projects, and you want the door..

Rolf Coates
Door Handle Inspiration #002 - Fluted Lever Handle, Yester Bronze

An elegant Fluted Lever Handle on Round Rose.  

Rolf Coates
Tectus concealed Hinges.... Invisible hinges!

Tectus Concealed Hinges are the excellent choice when seeking to achieve a..

Stephen Besley
What else should i consider appart from door handle height regulations?

We all know that there are regulations around the height, that door handles..

Stephen Besley
Wooden pull handles for high end interiors

Entrance pull handles are the first thing that your cusotmers will contact..

Stephen Besley
3 Reasons why Floor springs have the edge over standard door closers

Have you ever wondered why you should use floor springs rather than standard..

Adrian Besley
How high should pull handles be fitted?

To meet the requirements of BS 8300, the bottom end of pull handle should be..

Adrian Besley
Why should you use concealed door straighteners?

The trend for tall cabinet and wardrobe doors seems to be here to stay.  Its..

Rolf Coates
Which Concealed Door Closer should I use?

The 2840 concealed door closer with a cam and roller mechanism makes it..

Rolf Coates
Door Handle Inspiration #001 - Square, Oil Rubbed Bronze

A robust Lever Handle on a Sprung Square Rose, complete with bolt through..

Adrian Besley
How high should a door handle be fitted?

To meet the requirements of BS 8300, lever handles should be positioned on..

Stephen Besley
Why don't they make T shaped door closers any more?

Can you remember when they only made door closers looking like this? Door..

Rolf Coates
Door Handles that conform with BS 8300 & DDA compliance

Complying with BS 8300 and Approved Document M of Building Regulations can..

Stephen Besley
4 Considerations when specifying bespoke flush pull handles

If you’re looking at including some fine detail in your design then..

Rolf Coates
Bespoke Flush Pull Handles

Flush Pull Handles are becoming increasingly popular especially due to the..

Rolf Coates
Antique Brass Door Handles - looking for inspiration?

There’s nothing quite like Antique Brass Door Handles to convey that..

Mike Besley
How do I clean Stainless Steel kick plates?

Kick plates are designed to take the knocks and damage at the bottom of the..

Mike Besley
What is an architectural Ironmongery Schedule and why do i need one?

When your building moves from a concept to a reality, it is important to..

Adrian Besley
Where should you mount led strip lights under cabinets; Front Or Back?

Lighting is all about the effect it creates, positioning of the led strip..

Adrian Besley
8 Reasons you should fit led strip lights into aluminium profiles

We all know that LED tape can be used by itself, as it can be stuck to..

Adrian Besley
Cool White or Warm White Led Strip Lights - Which colour should i use?

So you want to add lighting into your furniture?  But you're not sure which..

Adrian Besley
Is 24V brighter than 12V led strip lights?

It's a common question we get asked! 

The brightness of tape isn't..

Rolf Coates
5 tips when selecting Antique Bronze Door Handles for public buildings

Antique Bronze or Dark Bronze is the ideal deep finish to articulate to your..

Rolf Coates
Antique Brass Fire Door Signs to complement Antique Brass Door Handles

No doubt you’ll be well aware that Antique Brass Door Handles and also..

Stephen Besley
8 points to consider when choosing between door handles and door knobs

There's alot to consider when you are deciding between lever handles and..

Adrian Besley
What size should wooden drawer boxes be for Blum drawer runners?

Need to calculate what size you need to make your wooden drawer boxes?  We..

Adrian Besley
Lighting worktops with LED strip lights

Installing LED Strip Lights in your worktop is a fast growing trend, and for..

Rolf Coates
The Importance of Door Ironmongery in Restaurant Design

You could be thinking….”Door Ironmongery...…and Restaurants Design – surely..

Adrian Besley
4 Reasons you should use dovetail joint drawer boxes.

Drawer boxes with dovetail joints are the true sign of a quality..

Adrian Besley
How do I measure a Euro Cylinder?

Need to understand how euro cylinders are measured?  We go into the detail..

Adrian Besley
How do i adjust  Blum hinges?

Blum hinges can be adjusted in 3 directions, up or down, side to side and in..

Adrian Besley
How many Blum hinges will i need per door?

It's a question we often get asked, so we thought we'd put pen to paper! ..

Adrian Besley
The 3 applications of blum hinges (and how to identify them)

Choosing the right concealed hinge for your project, can be a challenge..

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