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Have you ever thought about whether you are assembling windows and doors in the best possible way? Even though today’s profiles, reinforcement and hardware are all designed with decent tolerances to give us the leeway that’s so important in a fast-moving manufacturing environment, it is still important to think about the minor changes that you can make to your assembly techniques that will make a big difference to finished product quality.

As the window and door market settles to more normal activity levels, now could be a good time for fabricators to look at how to improve manufacturing efficiency. But how can your choice of fasteners boost productivity and profitability?

The technical quality and performance capabilities of the products and systems used today in the manufacture and installation of windows and doors is easy to take for granted when we’re busy and focused on meeting customer deadlines. But let’s not forget that the fenestration sector is hugely innovative, with new concepts made possible through continuous investment by those at the forefront of the industry using state of the art technical resources.

Given our sector’s role in creating products that are used to fill the gaps left in the walls and sometimes the roofs of buildings, it is unsurprising that we have to comply with a whole host of standards. But how much do you know about the role that fasteners play in creating finished products that tick all the boxes? Here we recap on the main standards for windows and doors and explain why the right fastener choices help you ensure that your products meet the required standards.

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