24th September 2021
Your Guide To Escape Door Hardware
Fire Door Safety week (organised by the British Woodworking Federation) raises awareness of the critical role fire doors play in helping to protect lives and property. When it comes to escape doors, selecting the right hardware is just as vital to ensure building occupants can exit to safety as quickly as possible. In this blog, we explain the role of fire exit hardware and how to make the correct specification.
20th September 2021
Fire Door Hardware: Are You Compliant?
As underpinned by the British Woodworking Federation’s annual Fire Door Safety Week campaign, it is not just the door leaf that serves a vital role in protecting lives against flames and smoke - all components of the doorset must be fit for purpose and function properly to maintain the integrity of its safety. To show our support and provide guidance for our customers, we have outlined some of the key elements to ensure you’re compliant.
17th September 2021
What To Consider When Choosing A Shelf Bracket
You’d be hard pressed to find any commercial or residential building that does not have some sort of shelving system installed, a widely popular storage solution that keep everything from books to bolts neat and organised.
13th September 2021
Door Knocker Fitting Guide
More ornate Door Knockers have risen in popularity over recent months, and we’ve received some questions from intrigued traders asking how to install this decorative Door Furniture. This guide will tell you everything you need to know so that if your client has invested in one of our unique Door Knockers, you’ll know exactly what to do.
10th September 2021
Introducing IronmongeryDirect’s Expanded Delivery Service
Here at IronmongeryDirect, we are always looking for ways to go above and beyond our “trusted to deliver” promise and provide you with even greater convenience. This is why we are making substantial upgrades to our Click & Collect service and expanding our Same Day delivery locations across the East of England.
3rd September 2021
Convert vs Restore: What To Do With Your Loft
A loft is a handy as well as valuable asset to any home, but also an easy place to be neglected. Your clients will have multiple options when it comes to what they can do with their lofts, so we’ve come up with ways to help your clients decide the best choice for them. Whether to convert the space in to something completely different, or just restore it to be fit for purpose.
30th August 2021
CE Marking Changes Update: A Victory For The Industry
Following on from our previous article regarding the changes to the current CE Certification System, recent developments have resulted in the guidelines being adjusted, here’s what you need to know.
27th August 2021
Most Common IP Codes: Explained
We break down the most common IP Codes in the industry to make sure you know the level of Ingress Protection each product offers, and therefore which products are the most suitable for your next job.
23rd August 2021
Choosing The Right Screws, Fixings & Adhesives For The Job
Anyone in the trade knows that Screws, Fixings and Adhesives are the glue that hold a project together, sometimes even literally. But with so many types with different attributes, it can be hard to tell which specific product you need, which is why we’ve put together a quick guide to help.
20th August 2021
IronmongeryDirect Celebrates Summer For Beacon Hill Academy
Many aspects of the business have changed or been put on hold since the COVID-19 pandemic struck, but after a difficult 18 months or so, restrictions lifted enough for us to be able to go ahead with our annual Summer BBQ.
20th August 2021
Give Your Shed A Summer Makeover With IronmongeryDirect & Acorn Cottage
A Garden Shed is a useful space to keep all of your tools and equipment organised and well protected. However, they can often become neglected and it can be difficult to use them to their full potential, and run the risk of becoming an eyesore to your outdoor space. So, in collaboration with Acorn Cottage, we’ve put together this guide so that you have the products and know-how to give any shed the TLC it deserves!
19th August 2021
Expert Tips For Dealing With Confrontational Customers
Our recent report looking at mental health in the construction industry found that abuse from customers was one of the leading causes of stress.
16th August 2021
So, you want to be an electrician?
In this guide, we’ll be taking a closer look at what it takes for you to become an electrician, the skills required, and the necessary steps taken to be fully qualified. If you’re considering getting into the trade, here’s everything you need to know about becoming an electrical expert.
13th August 2021
Recruitment: How to build a great team
Searching for reliable tradespeople to join your company can be difficult. However, recruiting can not only transform the way your company operates, but also improve the overall reputation of your business. Whether you’re hiring new staff or simply looking to improve morale – team building is crucial. Here are a few ways you can build an excellent team within your business.
9th August 2021
5 Facts About Doors You Probably Didn't Know
We’ve scoured the internet to find the most interesting facts and stories about doors, from quirky traditions to outlandish origins.
6th August 2021
How The Trade Does It: Building A Garden Bar With IronmongeryDirect & RUMI Custom Cabins
The next instalment of our Outdoor Projects series saw us team up with RUMI Custom Cabins to show you how the experts create an outdoor bar fit for any garden or summer event. We had the privilege of joining the RUMI team on site to see first-hand how they construct their garden bars, and we have a brief rundown of how they do it in just 4 days!
2nd August 2021
Give A Gate A Go: Simple Tips For Gate Restoration
Whether it be a front garden feature or a farm shop fixture, the humble gate has been a way to add a rustic and natural barrier for residential and commercial projects alike. But just like any exterior project, over time the elements can chip away at the finish and functionality of your gate, leaving it an eyesore on a home or business. Our simple tips will transform your gate from having seen better days, back to its former glory.