October News from Mann McGowan

Welcome to our October News…

In this newsletter we are delighted to share with you the success of our Fire Door Safety Week campaign. This is such an important week of the year and we are proud supporters. We will also be discussing our extrusion seals and meeting Maxine Ford our longest standing Assembly Operator!

Kind regards,
Jamie Scott
Managing Director

 

Mann McGowan PVC extruded intumescent seals for fire resisting doors

Mann McGowan’s Pyrostrip range of high performance fire seals incorporate a hydrated sodium silicate intumescent in a purpose-designed upvc sleeve – primarily intended for installation in fire doors, panelled doors and frame-to-wall gaps. The Palusol based seal Pyrostrip 100P has a white core of hydrated sodium silicate whilst Pyrostrip 500P has a dark grey Graphite core. Both have Certifire approval with a wide variety of door sets.

For more information click here or contact sales@mannmcgowan.co.uk

 

Fire Door Safety Week

We hope you all had a successful Fire Door Safety Week and took advantage of our special discount offer.

We are pleased to share that we raised £700 during this very special week which we have donated to The Grenfell Tower Fire appeal, helping those affected by this terrible disaster; 
https://www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/redcross/londonfire

 

Meet the Team

Each month we are going to introduce you to a member of our team. This month we meet Assembly Operator, Maxine Ford.

Maxine

How long have you been with Mann McGowan?
29 years and counting!

What are your hobbies and interests?
Fishing and keeping my hubby happy.

What is your favourite food & drink?
Indian and Malibu and coke.

Where is your dream holiday location and activity?
Callas de Malloca in Malloca

What is your proudest moment?
Becoming a Grandmother to little Ilah

 

 

 

September News from Mann McGowan

Welcome to our September News…

We hope that you have all had a good summer. We have been busy here at Mann McGowan improving our factory and offices and introducing new machinery and manufacturing methods, all to give you, our valued customers, improved lead times and service levels. We have successfully completed, during the summer months, our transition from ISO9000 2008 to the ISO9000 2015 quality management system, along with completing our Certifire audits.

In this newsletter we will be discussing our popular acoustic seals, meeting Dave Boulton our new Commercial Manager and announcing a special promotion to coincide with Fire Door Safety Week 2017!

Kind regards,
Jamie Scott
Managing Director

 

Certifire Audits

Certifire is an independent third party certification scheme that assures performance, quality, reliability and traceability of fire protection products. Recognised by regulatory authorities worldwide, it is an internationally respected mark of fire safety and one of the most authoritative in the industry and we have successfully completed our audits over the summer months.

 

ISO 9000 2015

ISO 9000 is a set of international standards on quality management and quality assurance developed to help companies effectively document the quality system elements to be implemented to maintain an efficient quality system. They are not specific to any one industry and can be applied to organizations of any size.

 

Mann McGowan Smoke & Acoustic Sealing Solutions

Mann McGowan has enhanced its highly successful product range to include Acoustic Sealing Solutions, offering complete acoustic, smoke, dust and ambient weather seals. Importantly, these seals can be used in conjunction with Mann McGowan’s intumescent fire seals to provide complete protection.

For more information click here or contact sales@mannmcgowan.co.uk

 

Meet the Team

Each month we are going to introduce you to a member of our team. This month we meet Commercial Manager Dave Boulton.

How long have you been with Mann McGowan?
Started in April 2017, so only six months ago.

What is your favourite sport and who do you support?
Have never been a big ‘sports’ fan but do like watching darts and snooker (the energetic type sports!)

What is your favourite food & drink?
On a recent holiday to Italy we had salt baked Sea Bass so I guess that has to be up there with one of the best meals I’ve ever had. I would love to have it again. As for drink a nice glass of red or white wine always goes down well!

Where is your dream holiday location and activity?
Would have to say that seeing the seven wonders of the world would be a fantastic experience. I have never been into beach holidays and always prefer to explore some of the local cultures and cuisines.

What is your proudest moment?
That would have to be the birth of my three daughters who, although are no longer children, still seem to spend money quicker than I can earn it! And of course my Grandson who is nearly six. I can go and do ‘man’ things now with him, like fishing and crabbing, which girls don’t often do!

 

 

 

July News from Mann McGowan

Welcome to our July News…

Things at Mann McGowan never stand still!  With new recruits joining the team and an office expansion we are certainly keeping busy. In this newsletter we will be detailing our recent attendance at the BWF Members Day, highlighting the importance of the 5 step check and meeting our Extrusion Supervisor; Andrzej Czerniecki.

Kind regards,
Jamie Scott
Managing Director

 

BWF Members Day 2017

BWF

On 15th June we attended the BWF Members Day at Hellidon Lakes Golf & Spa Hotel.  It was a great day and gave us the opportunity to network with others in the industry and hear from some inspiring and knowledgeable experts.

For a run down on the day visit;
http://www.bwf.org.uk/news/bwf_pr/unwavering-mission-on-behalf-of-the-joinery-industry-hailed-at-bwf-annual-conference

 

5 Things to check for Fire Door Safety

In light of the Grenfell Tower disaster and further stories appearing on the news every day it is imperative that we all follow the 5 step check.  If you think the building you’re living in, working in or visiting has a faulty fire door, don’t walk by. Report it to whoever manages or owns the building. You could save a life that day.

We just wanted to take this opportunity to express our condolences and thoughts to all those affected by the Grenfell Tower atrocity.

 

Meet the Team

Each month we are going to introduce you to a member of our team. This month we meet Extrusion Supervisor, Andrzej Czerniecki.

Andrew

How long have you been with Mann McGowan?
I have been working for the company over 10 years, ever since I moved to England.

What is your favourite sport and who do you support?
I like to watch football, tennis and all kinds of sport. I don’t only watch sport, I also try to be active and go to gym or run. I support Polish national football team  for “good and bad”.

What is your favourite food & drink?
I love fish and chips, a good curry and of course, Polish traditional food with cold beer.

Where is your dream holiday location and activity?
would love one day to go to the America. I like to spend my holidays in the sunshine by the coast, I enjoy swimming in the sea and visiting historical places together with my family.

What is your proudest moment?
I am proud of my children’s education, they have both done well in University and I am pleased how well my family have adapted to England since when we moved here.

 

 

 

June News from Mann McGowan

Welcome to our June News…

We hope you are all enjoying the sunny weather, at long last!  But remember just because it is warm don’t prop those fire doors open! In this newsletter we will be explaining the benefits of Pyromas, announcing our involvement with Fire Door Safety Week and meeting the newest member of the Mann McGowan team; Howard Saunders, our Office Administrator.  The team continues to grow here at Mann McGowan with 3 new members starting this month as part of our company expansion!

Kind regards,
Jamie Scott
Managing Director

 

Pyromas A – Intumescent Acrylic Sealant

Pyromas

Wherever plumbing, electrical, heating and ventilation services penetrate through fire separating structures, the integrity of these elements must be maintained.  Pyromas A is an intumescent sealant combining
water-based acrylic emulsion with fillers to provide high levels of fire resistance in a range of building applications.

Key features of Pyromas A include:

* Solvent free and when subjected to fire its chemical reaction emits low levels of smoke
* Proven 4-hour fire resistance
* Provides 52dB acoustic rating
* Available in standard colours of white, brown and grey. Non-standard colours available on request
* Supplied in 310ml cartridges to fit standard mastic guns

For more information on Pyromas A click here or email sales@mannmcgowan.co.uk
Here at Mann McGowan we manufacture a comprehensive range of glazing seals for timber and steel systems. Easily located between fire resisting glass and untreated timber glazing beads, Pyroglaze’s self adhesive semi-rigid PVC encapsulated strips are quick and easy to install and need no cleaning down after installation.

 

Fire Door Safety Week 2017

FireDoor

According to statistics released by Fire Door Safety Week “there are about 3 million new fire doors bought and installed every year in the UK, the vast majority made from timber. Fire doors are often the first line of defence in a fire and their correct specification, maintenance and management can be the difference between life and death for building occupants. However, they remain a significant area of neglect, often the first thing to be downgraded on a specification and mismanaged throughout their service life, propped open, damaged and badly maintained.”

We are once again proudly supporting Fire Door Safety Week in 2017. Keep a look out for a special promotional offer we will be running during the week 25th September – 1st October 2017.
More news coming soon!

 

 

Meet the Team

Each month we are going to introduce you to a member of our team. This month we meet Office Administrator, Howard Saunders.

Howard

How long have you been with Mann McGowan?
I joined in September 2016 so a whole 9 months!

What is your favourite sport and who do you support?
I enjoy watching Rugby, and the odd football match, being from Southampton I would have to say I’m a saints fan, although as a kid I watched Tottenham play a lot, back in the days of Gary Linekar and Paul Gascoigne (yes it was that long ago!)

What is your favourite food & drink?
I’m quite partial to Italian food, carb overload but very tasty.

Where is your dream holiday location and activity?
I fell in love with Thailand and Cambodia when I travelled there last year, nothing beats swimming in the sea at 2am when the water is still around 20 degrees and watching the plankton glow all around me.

What is your proudest moment?
Finding out today (1st June 2017) that I’m going to be a dad for the first time!

 

May News from Mann McGowan

Welcome to our May News…

It’s been a busy start to the month here at Mann McGowan with product testing and new members of staff. In this newsletter we will be highlighting the many benefits of one of our most popular current products, explaining why an FDIS inspection is critical to your building’s fire safety and meeting the fifth member of the Mann McGowan team; Carole Kennedy, our Sales Administrator.

Kind regards,
Jamie Scott
Managing Director

 

Pyroglaze – Intumescent Glazing Seals

Pyroglaze

Here at Mann McGowan we manufacture a comprehensive range of glazing seals for timber and steel systems. Easily located between fire resisting glass and untreated timber glazing beads, Pyroglaze’s self adhesive semi-rigid PVC encapsulated strips are quick and easy to install and need no cleaning down after installation.

We also supply a range of self-adhesive tapes for shaped apertures in timber or steel doors.

Key features of Pyroglaze include:

* Tested in conjunction with a wide variety of glasses
* Successfully assessed at UK and international testing centres
* Can be used with either softwood or hardwood systems
* Choice of standard colours – white, light and dark brown, light grey and slate grey, black, cream and red
* Manufactured in a choice of standard lengths
* Non-standard colours and lengths available on request

For more information on Pyroglaze seals click here or email sales@mannmcgowan.co.uk

 

Fire Door Inspection Scheme

FDS : Fire Door Inspection Team

A badly maintained fire door can kill.  A survey carried out by the FDIS highlighted that many fire doors across the UK suffer from severe defects.  Over 61% of the doors surveyed had fire or smoke seals either missing or installed incorrectly and almost 1 in 5 had unsuitable hinges.  Due to the crucial role that they play, it’s vital that fire doors are maintained exactly to the manufacturers specifications and checked regularly.  Here at Mann McGowan, your local FDIS inspector, we can provide the specialist skills required to check each and every fire door in your building.

Don’t delay, contact us today and help keep your building safe. sales@mannmcgowan.co.uk

 

Meet the Team

Each month we are going to introduce you to a member of our team. This month we meet Sales Administrator, Carole Kennedy.

Carole

How long have you been with Mann McGowan?
I joined in 1992 so a mere 25 years!

What are your hobbies and interests?
I enjoy spa days with bubbles, preferably the bottle variety, and going to West End shows

What is your favourite food & drink?
Fillet steak and Bacardi and coke with ice and a slice

Where is your dream holiday location and activity?
I’m a beach girl at heart, so any destination that offers wall to wall sunshine and golden sands.  I like a peaceful and tranquil setting with fantastic scenary away from the everyday hustle and bustle and constant ringing telephones.  Somewhere I can have pure relaxation and sip a cocktail or two

What is your proudest moment?
Attending my daughter’s graduation ceremony

 

April News from Mann McGowan

Welcome to our April News…

We hope you all had a happy and safe Easter.  In this newsletter we will be exploring the key benefits to your company of working with us and meeting the next member of the Mann McGowan team; Lucy Scott, who organises everything and keeps everyone in check!

Kind regards,
Jamie Scott
Managing Director

 

Why choose Mann McGowan

Montage of Mann McGowan Projects

*We have more than 40 years’ technical knowledge and industry experience.
*We offer a flexible, efficient and cost effective service.
*We invest continuously in on-going research and development, constantly improving and extending our product range by introducing innovative seal solutions to an increasingly wide diversity of applications.
*We can provide the specialist skills required to check each and every fire door in your building – examining every little detail to make sure it’s in proper order, clearly identifying any faults you need to rectify and even organising expert repairs or new installation wherever the need arises, giving you complete peace of mind.
*We offer bespoke and tailored product presentations and CPD presentations for fire, smoke and acoustic sealing for fire doors and glazing applications along with the benefits of using SW panels.

 

 

Meet the Team

Each month we are going to introduce you to a member of our team.

This month we meet General Manager, Lucy Scott.

How long have you been with Mann McGowan?
1 year currently, however I also worked for Mann McGowan 10 years ago for a total of 5 years

What are your hobbies and interests?
I enjoy spending time with my son and walking Poppy our dog when not working!

What is your favourite food & drink?
Chocolate, all types, and a good cup of tea!  I also enjoy malibu or fizz when out for a treat

Where is your dream holiday location and activity?
Maldives and being able to relax

What is your proudest moment?
Being a Mummy to Cameron

March News from Mann McGowan

Welcome to our March News…

In this March News newsletter we have some exciting new developments to share with you! From product updates to product presentations we aim to keep you up-to-date with all the latest facts about acoustic, smoke and fire containment, including regulations and standards – as well as exploring practical solutions. Remember whatever your project, wherever protection against fire and environmental hazards is needed, we are here to help.

Kind regards,
Jamie Scott
Managing Director

 

CPD Presentations
March News CPD PresentationsWe are now able to offer product presentations and CPD presentations for fire, smoke and acoustic sealing for fire doors and glazing applications along with the benefits of using SW panels to our customers. All presentations are bespoke and can be tailored to each individual clients request and needs.

For more information or to arrange a bespoke presentation please contact sales@mannmcgowan.co.uk

 

 

ACS-7061 Astragal Seal
March News AstragalSealMann McGowan’s ACS-7061 Astragal Seal has been developed for use in either plain or rebated meeting stiles on single swing double doors (where only one door leaf is active). Following recent product developments we are now able to offer the ACS-7061 with a wood grain effect to match the wood type of the door. As well as its excellent acoustic performance it has proven sealing capabilities against smoke, light, dust and weather.  To find out more contact us on sales@mannmcgowan.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet the Team
March News RussSmithEach month we are going to introduce you to a member of our team.

This month we meet Director, Russell Smith.

 

How long have you been with Mann McGowan?
Longer than I care to remember – 30+ years

What is your favourite sport and who do you support?
BTCC – Any team using the services of Jason Plato!

What is your favourite food & drink?
Shellfish and good strong black coffee

Where is your dream holiday location and activity?
Anywhere I can pitch a tent, enjoy the peace and quiet and get back to basics.  I hate the whole airport/hotel beach type thing.

What is your proudest moment?
Potholing in the Mendip Hills.  Really!  I had not realised how claustrophobic I was until then!

February News from Mann McGowan

Welcome to our February News…

We have had a very busy start to the year with new members of staff joining the team and new machines in the factory.  Each and every member of the team is focussed on our goals this year that we promised you in the last newsletter.

In this newsletter we are looking forward to hearing your feedback.  Complete our survey and be in with the chance of winning a Fitbit, the ultimate fitness accessory!  And remember whatever your project, wherever protection against fire and environmental hazards is needed, we are here to help.

Kind regards,
Jamie Scott
Managing Director

 

New Partnership
We are excited to announce that we have formed a new partnership with the Architectural and Specialist Door Manufacturers Association (ASDMA). ASDMA was formed in 1990 with membership made up of companies who manufacture specialist bespoke timber doors. Many of these had been founder members of the Trada Q Mark Scheme for fire doors.  Since the association was founded the membership has grown to include suppliers of hardware, seals, glazing and also leading UKAS accredited test houses. The diversity of membership means the association is uniquely equipped to pull together information on all factors relating to the bespoke timber door industry. We look forward to working together and providing the ultimate service in the fire safety industry.

 

 

Your opinion matters!
We value all feedback from our valued customers and therefore we would love to hear your thoughts on our new website.  Complete our survey by 15th March 2017 and be in with a chance of winning a Fitbit! To enter click on this link https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/HND3N9P

 

 

Meet the Team
RobEach month we are going to introduce you to a member of our team.

This month we meet Director, Rob Mann.

How long have you been with Mann McGowan?
Good question!  I was heavily involved in the formative years of the company, but branched off in what was then a different direction to set up the Lorient company and its International subsidiaries, where I stayed at the helm for 28 years.  Only recently have I returned to Mann McGowan where an unmissable opportunity arose to participate in an exciting new era at Aldershot.

What is your favourite sport and who do you support?
Rugby Union.  I am a former scrum half from “way back” and who else but Gareth Edwards would be my hero?!  My favourite clubs are Harlequins and Queensland Reds.

What is your favourite food & drink?
I always enjoy seafood, especially grilled scallops, and would ideally finish up with an Affogato coffee.

Where is your dream holiday location and activity?
Sailing in the Whitsunday Island region of the Great Barrier Reef, or touring in my 1953 Bristol around the beautiful back roads of the Scottish Highlands.

What is your proudest moment?
In my relatively long career there have been quite a few proud moments and successes to celebrate but uppermost in my mind right now is re-joining the Board of Mann McGowan!

January News from Mann McGowan

Welcome to our January News…

Happy New Year to you all and welcome to our first newsletter of 2017!

Here at Mann McGowan there are lots of exciting developments and product enhancements the team are working on.  More details coming soon!

However we want to start the year by outlining our intentions to you for 2017:
1: Improved product quality
2: Increased stock holding
3: Reduced lead times

We hope you all had a relaxing and enjoyable break and we are looking forward to working with you this year.

Kind regards,
Jamie Scott
Managing Director

 

Our gift to you
gift box over white background 3d illustrationDon’t forget to redeem your Christmas gift!  To start the new year we are offering a 2.5% discount* on all orders placed during January 2017. To place an order please contact sales@mannmcgowan.co.uk or 01252 333601 and quote CHRISTMAS16 OFFER.

* Terms & Conditions apply

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 Step Fire Door Check
5 step checkDue to the crucial role that they play, it’s vital that fire doors are maintained exactly to the manufacturer’s specifications and checked regularly.  That way, in the unfortunate event of them being put to the test, they will perform as they’re supposed to.  Report a faulty door today and help save a life.  Don’t walk by, report it.

We can provide all the specialist skills required to check each and every fire door in your building – examining every little detail to make sure it’s in proper order, clearly identifying any faults you need to rectify and even organising expert repairs or new installation wherever the need arises.  Contact sales@mannmcgowan.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet the Team
jamie2Each month we are going to introduce you to a member of our team.

This month we meet Managing Director, Jamie Scott.

How long have you been with Mann McGowan?
16 years

What is your favourite sport and who do you support?
Football/West Ham

What is your favourite food & drink?
Rib Eye Steak and a glass of Malbec

Where is your dream holiday location and activity?
Either driving route 1 from LA to San Francisco or cage diving in South Africa

What is your proudest moment?
Witnessing the birth of my son, Cameron Jamie Scott

December News from Mann McGowan

Welcome to our December News…

It has been an exciting year for Mann McGowan, with a new management team, our first exhibition, new products and improved service.  As we approach Christmas and the end of 2016, we would like to thank you for all your support and look forward to working with you all again in 2017.

We hope you all have a relaxing and enjoyable Christmas, but remember to keep safe and follow our tips below!

Kind regards,
Jamie Scott
Managing Director

 

Fire Door Inspection Scheme

FDS : Fire Door Inspection TeamApart from private homes, every building in the country is subject to statutory fire safety regulations – and it’s a legal obligation for someone to take responsibility for ensuring these are met.
But how can you do that? You ask Mann McGowan to help! We can provide all the specialist skills required to check each and every fire door in your building – examining every little detail to make sure it’s in proper order, clearly identifying any faults you need to rectify and even organising expert repairs or new installation wherever the need arises.

Fully qualified FDIS inspector
Written reports on condition and functionality
One-off site inspections to long-term contracts covering multiple buildings
Special expertise in listed buildings

In short, the complete fire door service. Drawing on a generation’s experience in the field – and guaranteeing complete peace of mind for you.

For more information or to make an appointment to discuss your requirements contact 01252 333601.

 

How to stay safe at Christmas

christmas-infographic-3Christmas is a special time for celebration and should not end in tragedy because of the extra hazards that are present at this time of year.  Ensure you stay safe this Christmas with our top 5 tips.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our gift to you

gift box over white background 3d illustrationAs a special Christmas gift we are giving a 2.5% discount* on all orders placed during January 2017.
To place an order please contact sales@mannmcgowan.co.uk or 01252 333601 and quote CHRISTMAS16 OFFER.

* Terms & Conditions apply