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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