Endurance Introduces Two New Door Designs

Endurance Introduces Two New Door Designs

Endurance® Doors has introduced two new door designs, the Cader Idris and the Pentland, which were developed before the FIT Show, as the solid and secure composite door brand continues to build market share.

Forming part of their Classic Collection, these two new additions take inspiration from typical 1930’s style doors with the Cader Idris featuring an arched top light and the Pentland a rectangular top light with Georgian bars. Adding to this period inspired design is the preferred option of a Winkhaus AV2 heritage lock which is opened from the outside by key and internally by thumb turn, the door locking as soon as it is closed.

With the recent introduction of foiled rich red, racing green and French navy PVCu door frames, there’s further opportunity to build a composite door specification that’s steeped in period inspired design, yet with modern day functionality. These latest door designs also form part of three distinct collections in the new 92 page 2016 brochure, namely the Classic Collection, Country Collection and Urban Collection.

Both the Cader Idris and the Pentland also feature on the latest version 2 of the online Door Designer, which is fully responsive for desktop, tablet and mobile devices. Recent updates include social media sharing, ability to save a PDF, the opportunity to view the door designed on an existing property and a find an installer facility.

Stephen Nadin, managing director of Endurance® Doors commented: ‘These two new door designs are an important addition to our product range which is featured heavily in our new brochure. Over the last 18 months the investment in marketing and product development has been considerable and we’re now experiencing unprecedented growth for our solid and secure timber composite doors.’

For further information on the Endurance® Solid and Secure composite door range for complete door sets or for slab only manufacturing, please visitwww.endurancedoors.co.uk, e-mail [email protected] or call the sales office on 01652 462042.You can also request a free copy of the new 92 page brochure.



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Romantic bedroom ideas

Romantic bedroom ideas

Romantic bedroom ideas for every home

Create a romantic feel in your bedroom by following a few simple rules. Combine textures such as velvet, satin, leather and faux fur with a show-stopping chandelier or dressing table with mirrored surfaces for a glamorous touch.

A chaise-longue is a beautiful piece of furniture that can add a little vintage style to any room, especially when accessorised with satin cushions and velvet throws. Lighting is key to creating a romantic mood. Why not add fairy lights above or around the bed to make it feel extra special and choose an ornate ceiling fitting so that even a pendant light can add its own sparkle. Fill vases with tactile feathers, twigs or silk flowers and add scented candles for a beautiful but subtle fragrance.

The texture of fabrics can be incredibly seductive – sheer curtains add a fairy-tale romantic feel to the bedroom. Create a canopy above the bed with floaty silks or add a deep-pile carpet or sheepskin rug to enhance the romantic theme.

For a boudoir vibe, dress crisp white bed linen with a faux-fur or velvet throw, mismatched cushions in rich velvets and satin, all just waiting to be reclined on.

Romantic bedroom with classic florals (pictured)

Emphasise the elegant with romantic florals that are more classic than country in inspiration. This stylish bedroom scheme manages to be both patterned and pared-back thanks to the neutral ground on wallpaper and bed linen. Below-dado wood panelling and colour-matched carpet, an ornate yet plain upholstered headboard and crisp white cotton Oxford pillowcases add a hotel-style feel that is effortlessly romantic. The side table with its gothic styling and the rush-seated bench with scallop and barleytwist details are nice quirky touches that turn this bedroom into something very special indeed.
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Wave – Wooden Flooring Collection


Wave is a collection of wooden flooring designed by Massimo Broglio for Corà Parquet.

Inspired by non-rectified planks of Nordic Countries. Wave is a creative pre-finished European Oak flooring inspired by non-rectified planks typical in Nordic Countries that in the past used to be laid respecting the irregular and natural trunk shape.

The look of the wavy planks, the three elegant colors (black, grey, white) and the alternating of supernatural Matt and high Glossy finishes, make the wood flooring so new and modern. It’s a high sophisticated parquet, where the combination of colors and refinements emphasizes the wavy lines on the floor, almost like an optical effect.




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Rugs Collection by Rugscout

No matter how your home is furnished you may need a rug. This textile hand-tufted pieces will change the way your home looks like. The rooms will become warm and cosy. We recently came across RugScoutwhose different collections are the embodiment of fresh colors, graphic patterns and bold statements. But the most interesting and helpful fact is that this rug store  provides a unique interface where consumers can change the flooring type can color as well as the wall color to mimic what they have at home. As a result they can play an “interior design game” in order to decide which rug would suit the room the most. If  you want to try it visit the RugScout site.


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Bedroom wallpaper ideas

Bedroom wallpaper ideas

Bedroom wallpaper ideas – make a statement

There are so many new ways to use wallpaper in your bedroom. No longer constrained to four matching walls and staid prints, the latest wallpaper designs offer so much more – and are no longer just for your walls! If you’re looking for striking bedroom ideas, wallpaper can be the winning ingredient.

Choose from big prints, flocked patterns or coloured stripes to create striking feature walls in your bedroom. Or, why not think outside the box and wallpaper furniture to put a spin on classic design?

Don’t shy away from bold wallpaper in a small room. A cleverly-chosen print can really open up an enclosed space: Stripes will make all the difference to your small bedroom and give the illusion of extra height or width. Try playing around with visuals and hang stripes in different directions to create a unique talking point.

A great way to incorporate wallpaper into your bedroom is with one feature wall. This way, you can go all out on print or pattern and choose something really extravagant, without breaking the bank. Try papering one wall behind your bed for that chic hotel look, or frame your bed with a few strips of wallpaper for a modern take on a traditional headboard. For a bold injection of pattern, try a retro wallpaper in a bright colour and large-scale pattern.

Think about using wallpaper in a completely new way to really make a statement. Papering the ceiling will make a striking focal point, as will papered furniture. Transform plain table and chairs into something really special with patterned and brightly coloured wallpaper or line your shelves with flocked wallpaper to make the most of simple storage solutions.

Update the country look
Combine classic patterns with block colour for a modern country style. In this vibrant scheme, a muted colour clash peps up the vintage-vibe wallpaper. Go for throws in mustard yellow to stand out against a neutral botanical, and introduce putty greens for freshness.

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XtremeDoor And Winkhaus Go The Extra Mile For Disabled Customer

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With their flagship XtremeDoor, Vista are confident they’ve created the best product in its class. A combination of the Nan Ya slab, a triple-sealed outer frame, and an innovative five-point lock from internationally renowned security experts Yale, the XtremeDoor delivers exceptional security, robustness and thermal efficiency, and stood up to hurricane-force winds and Greater Manchester Police during rigorous performance tests.

But that doesn’t mean Vista aren’t willing to adjust that hugely successful template if a customer requires it. In fact, the Wirral-based fabricator is only too happy to provide custom products to clients with specific needs – and recently produced a very special XtremeDoor designed to make life as easy as possible for a disabled customer.

Wheelchair-bound Paul Francom finds it difficult to carry out everyday tasks like letting people into the house – something that previously required him to awkwardly manoeuvre his chair to the front door every time someone called round. Told about Paul’s predicament, local window fabricators Direct View Windows Ltd asked Vista to help, and the composite door experts set about designing a high-tech solution that would make letting people in much easier.

The result was an XtremeDoor that incorporated a state-of-the-art AV2E electronic lock from respected automatic lock specialists Winkhaus. Even better, Paul’s new AV2E-equipped XtremeDoor is able to interact with an outside webcam and his smartphone using the Locks Online wireless intercom app. That means he can see who’s at the door and let them in from wherever he’s sat in the house – including important callers like Meals on Wheels providers and others.

“I’m delighted with my new door,” said Paul. “It’s made life so much easier, and made me feel a lot more secure, too – now I can always see who’s at the door before deciding whether to let them in or not. Direct View and Vista did an amazing job, and I’m really grateful to them.”

Direct View Windows Ltd MD Tony Sullivan commented: “What this example really demonstrates is the XtremeDoor’s fantastic versatility. The core design can be adapted for a huge range of different purposes – for commercial projects, for the requirements of a particular homeowner, and much more. Whatever your needs, there’s an XtremeDoor for you.”

[Source: Windownews]

Hackers use connected home appliances to launch global cyberattack

In the age of ` Internet of Things`, connected appliances, including smart televisions and refrigerators, have reportedly helped in launching what is said to be a global cyberattack, a security firm has revealed.

Researchers at Proofpoint have discovered the `global cyberattack` launched from more than 100,000 everyday consumer gadgets such as home-networking routers, televisions and refrigerators.
According to CNN, in what is said to be possibly the first proven cyberattack to originate from connected appliances, researchers have found that the attack occurred between December 23 and January 6 and features malicious e-mails targeting businesses and individuals worldwide.

Proofpoint said that the scam involved more than 750,000 e-mails from more than 100,000 appliances that had been commandeered by “thingbots,” or robotic programs that can be remotely installed on digital devices.

General manager of Proofpoint`s Information Security division, David Knight said that Bot-nets are already a major security concern and the emergence of thingbots may make the situation much worse.
He further explained that many of the connected appliances are poorly protected at best and consumers have virtually no way to detect or fix infections when they do occur.

The company also noted that connected appliances typically aren`t protected by anti-spam or anti-virus software, nor are they routinely monitored for security breaches and they didn`t require sophisticated hacks but the mere use of default passwords was enough to make them vulnerable.



[Source: Zee news]

Leather Tiles That Wraps Gently the Bedroom


Precious, fine and sensual, Dream is a leather tiles covering that wraps gently the bedroom creating a unique and luxurious mood. The leather composition behind the bed becomes a refined decorative insert. On the floor, leather tiles across the parquet drawing a soft natural carpet, beautiful and functional. The leather tiles “warm up” the room, make it more personal, intimate.

One of the elements that mostly differentiates Lapèlle Design leather tiles from other leather coverings is the laying system, exclusive patent of  Scamosceria Astico. The installation of leather tiles, the same whether it’s for floor or wall, it’s easy, very intuitive, it does not require the intervention of specialized staff and allows you to remove and replace each leather tile endless times. First of all the application of a self-adhesive layer on the surface which has to be covered,  second, the application of the tiles, which, thanks to hook and loop straps, are fixed to the surface, yet removable for any occasion such as substitution, maintenance, and change.



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Beach themed bedrooms with spring-fresh looks

Beach themed bedrooms

With shorelines being such a major draw, it’s no wonder relaxed coastal style is an ever-popular look and where better to create a similar carefree and serene vibe than in a beach-themed bedroom? By using cool colours, well worn natural textures and seaside motifs you can create a fresh, relaxed look that will make every day feel like a summer holiday.

Start with the right backdrop be it stark, whiter-than-white, a cream-based shade or a grey-based stormy tone and build the look from there. Use plenty of other natural colours such as whites, greys, misty greens, sea blues, sand and driftwood browns.

Keep the look fresh yet laid-back with white-painted or weathered-wood furniture (the more beaten the better). Then fill the room with texture, panelling, baskets, woven rugs and knitted throws or cushions to help to soften the simple white or grey palette.

Finally, embrace the holiday vibe with plenty of coastal-inspired accessories, such as nautical-motif cushions and storm lanterns, and enhance your room’s character with driftwood-look wood.

Coastal style has a timeless look that can be easily adapted to suit your own tastes. Whether you are creating a contemporary Balearic island look with azure blues, trying out vintage bedroom ideas with antique finds, or natural sun-bleached simplicity teamed with stripes, take a dip into our beautiful beach-themed bedroom ideas for a bit of bright and breezy inspiration.

Beach-themed bedroom with a cosy palette of seashell and pebble tones (pictured)

Take traditional Scandinavian bedroom ideas and you don’t have to tweak them too much to produce a beach-style scheme. Use colours and textures of natural coastal surroundings as inspiration. Choose subtle pebble shades of pale grey, sand and stone and team with the rough warmth of weathered wood and worn linen. Build a headboard and bed platform with reclaimed planks, choose sisal flooring and a feature rug and dress the bed with wool blankets and cushions. Against simple, pale-grey walls, all those natural and woven textures will stand out beautifully creating a cosy finish. Alternatively, if you love darker hues, take a look at these nautical decorating ideas for plenty of navy and red.
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Coastal’s Double Rebated Doors Pass Part Q To Enhance Weather Sealing And Performance

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External timber door and window hardware specialist Coastal Group, has added double rebated doors to the growing list of products available from its range that have achieved PAS24 PartQ Compliance.

The creation of the new rebated doors not only mean enhanced security in line with PAS24, but wider benefits of enhanced weather sealing and performance.

Key features of the new double doors include:

          Double Gasket for improved performance

          Double rebate to conceal and protect hardware

          Equal cylinders – Double door and single will match

          Coastal’s unique single pass machine block is available for this product

The new double doors extend Coastal’s increasingly popular Part Q Compliance system, following on from the highly the highly popular lower density Accoya achieving the PAS24 certification, a development the company believes is an industry-first.


Coastal’s ground-breaking Part Q compliance system enables firms to use the company’s own generic Part Q certified products to manufacture officially UKAS tested and certified doors and windows in line with PAS24 without having to pay to have their own windows and doors tested.

According to Coastal Director Loren Jenner the addition of the double doors to the PartQ Pas 24 product portfolio adds greater variety for the trade.

“Our PartQ compliance system has really grown in popularity since we launched it at the start of the year and we are delighted that our investment in creating a range of PartQ compliant products are delivering hassle-free solutions for the trade when it comes to compliance.

“We can now offer a complete range with windows, single doors and now double doors that are all PAS24 compliant” said Loren.


Anyone wanting to use the Part Q certification system simply needs to go through a straight forward four step application process which can be found on the Coastal website – www.coastal-group.com/PartQApplication – and pay a one off charge per product.

Once approved customers are provided with everything they need to be Part Q compliant including a Compliance Guide Manual, a certificate per product type and window stickers enabling building inspectors to quickly and effectively see that the windows and doors supplied are Part Q compliant.

[Source: Windownews]