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WEBSITE NEWS - APRIL 2018

#DESIGNPOPUP - DUBLIN

Thursday 26th – Friday 27th April, 2018

The Shadbolt Road Show is once again ready to roll and this time exhibits, together with a host of leading architectural building product brands, at #DesignPopUp Dublin. This is taking place at the Smock Alley Theatre in the renowned fair city’s Temple Bar area

Please come along and visit our stand – we very much look forward to seeing you there!

 

BRINGING TECHNOLOGY TO THE FORE

March sees the arrival of some new machines in the Shadbolt factory. As our new offering VOS clicks into gear, the work coming into the factory is on the increase so, as we have done for generations, we have invested in technology to meet the challenge of this increase in work load.

The Veneer shop will be installing a new state of the art guillotine and gluing machine which will increase our work flow dramatically so, guided by our master craftsmen, our clients will be able to rely on Shadbolt’s renowned attention to detail delivered in a timely and efficient fashion.
 

AN EXCITING NEW OPENING FOR SHADBOLT

February sees the launch of our new business venture, Velocity Opening Solutions, a new arm of the Shadbolt business offering value without compromise.

The VOS Collection has been specifically designed with commercial projects in mind and will be focusing on the design and build market outside of London.

The door styles have been created to work with architects’ and contractors’ standard door types to seamlessly fit into any commercial environment such as offices and hotels, higher education and healthcare environments can also be accommodated.

We are extremely excited about this new offering and look forward to expanding our market base throughout the UK and beyond!
 

THE BEGINNING OF A NEW GENERATION OF SHADBOLT

2018 sees us welcome the 5th generation of the Shadbolt family into the firm. Simon's daughter, Alysa joins us, as Marketing Manager - with her extensive knowledge in the field, Alysa's brief is to modernise our Marketing and Social Media and work on giving the website a much needed update.

For her first year in the business Alysa will be working on the factory floor, drawing on the wealth of experience from our knowledgeable team and gaining an innate understanding of our wide range of products and services. Following on from that she will then work in every department of the business so that she has a full understanding of the unique Shadbolt offering and how we service our dynamic market.

Once up to speed, Alysa will be working alongside Simon and Paul to continue to propel Shadbolt forward into the future.


 

THE RESURFACING OF THE CAR PARK

Over the year we have continued with our plan to smarten up the outside of the factory, culminating in the re-laying the car park area, re-fencing the perimeter of the factory and installing a grassed area, outside the reception. 

This investment is to ensure that our staff have a pleasant working environment and that our clients have an introduction to the factory on the outside, that mirrors the high standard of work we produce on its inside!

 

THE OVERBURY CHARITY MUSIC NIGHT

November saw the return of the renowned Overbury Charity Music night with our Sales Director, Paul Shadbolt, on keyboards, helping out the house band up on stage. The standard of entertainment continued to be high and the Shadbolt team enjoyed a night catching up with familiar faces from the fit out industry.

 

PERFORMANCE CHEMISTRY

Our staff are the heartbeat of our factory and so, we do our best, to ensure that they have a stimulating environment in which to work and we are constantly looking at ways they can be challenged and inspired outside of the usual working day.

As part of this initiative we recently held a ‘Performance Chemistry Workshop’ hosted by respected dietitian, Celynn Erasmus. With a focus on nutrition, Celynn’s workshop allowed staff to see that an investment in their nutrition would have a positive impact on their overall health.

In addition to this, the factory have also started a series of classes on meditation, which we hope will provide them with some much needed peace away from the hubbub of a busy factory.

 

TALKING SPECIFICS

We are often asked by clients how to accurately specify a Shadbolt product and so over the Summer we have updated our specification clauses on the website so ensure that they are clear and accessible to all.

Whether it’s a Shadcore FD60, a Shadsecure PAS24 security door or some Wood veneered acoustic panel lining, we have all the clauses readily available to you, in an easy to download format.

Please click HERE for more information, (registered clients only).

 

OUR 11 YEAR ANNIVERSARY AT BRAINTREE

September marked 11 years since we moved the factory from Chingford to Braintree. In that time we have increased our square meterage  at the site, to accommodate the increasing demand for our services and invested in new machinery, to ensure that we remain at the cutting edge of technology in our industry.

 

THE SOUND OF SILENCE

Over the Summer we have been focusing on developing our Acoustic door range using our new acoustic seal systems on a range of door configurations.

We were delighted with the results across all areas including, glazed, unglazed, single and double doors.

For more information please click HERE

 

COOKING UP SOMETHING NEW

In addition to the continual investment in our factory since our move here 11 years ago, we continue to try and create a comfortable working environment for our staff, so over the Summer we installed a new canteen and updated the staff facilities throughout the factory and office areas.

 

TOUGHER THAN THE COMPETITION

Shadbolts continue to push their product development in all areas and we are proud to update you on the following developments in our testing of the ShadSecure product offering.

ShadSecure PAS24 doors have successfully completed a full programme of independent testing to PAS 24 and PAS 23-1 and achieved a Pass in all aspects.

Click HERE for more information