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Many homeowners will interact with and touch their main entrance doors, French doors, bi-folds and sliding doors much more frequently than their windows. It should be a priority, therefore, to get the quality of doors right with a build quality that stands the test of time. But are your fastener choices having a negative impact on your efforts?

Have you ever stopped to think about why the screws that we use in window and door manufacturing have a variety of different head designs?

For most windowmakers, as long as the fastener does its job that’s all we need to concern ourselves with. But understanding why the fastener heads are designed the way they are, and for what purpose, is good to know, especially if you are suddenly asked to help with a new product development or source a fastener for a piece of hardware you have never used before.

How can you be confident that the window and door screws you use every day will provide a high quality attachment, and stand up to the demands of constant use and harsh weather conditions? 

Fasteners may be the smallest component used in window and door manufacturing, but they are just as important as the glass, profile and hardware.

Timber decking has become a popular home improvement choice amongst UK homeowners since the 1990s for many different reasons, not least because it has the potential to transform a garden relatively quickly and easily.

But as with every type of building material and system, the way timber decking is installed will have a major impact on how it looks, its longevity and durability. And the type of screws you choose for the timber decking’s installation is a particularly important decision.