Qwood - News

Below is a list of the latest news from Qwood. Click on any one to see further details.

  • Virtual Learning: RIBA CPD Points From Your Desk Image

    Virtual Learning: RIBA CPD Points From Your Desk

    We are delivering our RIBA CPDs live over three free to attend web sessions. Book your attendance today, and attend as many as you like. RIBA CPD certificates will be sent out to all attendees via email after the CPD series has been completed. All CPDs are RIBA Core Curriculum.

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    Yorkshire 3 Peaks

    16 Quantum Profile Systems Ltd. employees undertook the Yorkshire 3 Peaks challenge on Saturday 17th of July from across all departments of the business.

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    9 million metres of QWood

    QWood is delighted to announce that we have now sold 9 million metres of our profiles. Well done to Gary Ewing and the team at SD Hardware for buying the 9 millionth metre, and many thanks for helping us to reach this milestone in the continuous growth of QWood.

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    Offsite Expo 2021

    Offsite Expo 2021 is being held at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on the 22nd and 23rd of September. This event involves companies which are on the cutting edge of offsite manufacturing, on both the construction and the supply sides.

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    Social Media Giveaway

    If you are already using Qwood, share projects with us where you have used Qwood and we'll send you some Qwood branded goodies.

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    Door Fitting Videos Now Available

    QWood’s timber composite profiles are designed for use with timber doors and windows. They can be cut and prepared with all of the tools you currently use in joinery.

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    COVID-19 - Update 05-01-21

    Quantum Profile Systems Ltd (QPSL) remains open for business and committed to manufacturing and supplying their complete range of products to the UK construction market.

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    W Exhibition 2022

    February. It is the UK’s largest joinery and manufacturing event, and is an opportunity for the industry to showcase its latest products and developments.

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    COVID: Business as Usual

    Following the Government’s announcement that England will enter another Lockdown on the 5th of November, here at Quantum Profile Systems we wanted to let you know we will remain open and continue to monitor the situation.

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    What does FSC® Chain of Custody mean?

    The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) are the largest global forest certification systems.

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    The Development of Door Profiles

    In recent years, composite doors have become increasing popular. Composite doors are created using different types of materials, usually with an insulated foam core, an aluminium skin, and a timber outer leaf. The inner workings give the doors enhanced thermal and security properties, as well as improving long-term performance, while maintaining the appearance of a timber door.

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    FREE Covid-19 Signage

    We have created a range of signage for usage around our head office and factory. We think our new signage is pretty good and covers everything you might need a sign for in order for managing Covid-19 (sign wise) in the work place. We have therefore decided to make all of these sign free to download for usage in other places of work.

  • The simplest way for a joinery of any size to manufacture a beautiful door… Image

    The simplest way for a joinery of any size to manufacture a beautiful door…

    You may have heard all the great reasons to use Qwood timber composite profiles on your timber windows. Now in partnership with O.H. Industri we can offer the complete solution for manufacturing composite doors.

  • New Product: Traditional Putty Line Look Image

    New Product: Traditional Putty Line Look

    QWood’s renowned timber composite profiles provide an excellent alternative to traditional timber Beads and Bars. They are a great fit with timber windows and doors, offering products that are easy to cut and simple to maintain.

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    New Product: Increased Parting Bead Range

    Qwood offers a range of high quality parting and staff beads for Sash Windows. Qwood works perfectly with timber to make a better timber window. Qwood reflects the natural appearance and feel of wood whilst having the beneficial properties of a composite,

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    New Product: Glazing Beads to Suit Popular Door Blank Sizes

    QWood manufactures timber composite profiles for doors and windows. There are many advantages to using timber composite products with timber doors. They are always free of knots and imperfections, and will not rot.

  • New Product: 19mm Matching Glazing Bars Image

    New Product: 19mm Matching Glazing Bars

    QWood timber composite Glazing Bars are ideal for use with timber windows. They are easy to cut, paint and fit, with no knots or imperfections. They will not rot over time, giving them great lasting performance.

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    COVID-19 (Updated 27.3)

    Quantum Profile Systems Ltd are taking a sensible approach to managing the risk to employees and visitors posed by Coronavirus.

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    BWF Members' Day 2020

    The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) is hosting its annual Members’ Day on 16th June 2020. The BWF has over 700 members,

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    New Products: Staff and Parting Beads

    All Qwood products are designed with the customer in mind. So, when feedback from Joiners informs us of a preference for certain designs, we adapt our profiles accordingly. On that note, Qwood is happy to announce that it is launching new Parting Bead and Staff Bead profiles as part of its sliding sash window profile range.

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    Patent Granted

    Qwood is proud to lead the timber composite market. It does this through continued innovation and constantly striving for excellence.

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    8 million metres of Qwood

    Qwood has now sold over 8 million metres of its timber composite bars and beads in the UK for use with timber windows and doors.

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    Specification Afternoon & Beer Festival

    QPSL is delighted to announce that we will be hosting an afternoon of Building Product Specification CPD, a RIBA accredited LEAN factory tour along with an evening food and drink festival, on Thursday 16th July 2020. We are holding the event at Quantum’s headquarters in Oldham, in partnership with the Manchester Society of Architects. Those in attendance will have the opportunity to:

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    Increased Transport Fleet to Keep Up with Demand

    Quantum Profile Systems Ltd. is the home of Quantum Flooring Solutions, Dacatie, QWood and QLean Solutions. All of these businesses manufacture and distribute their products from the QPSL factory and Head Office in Royston, Oldham.

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    Fensterbau 2020

    Fensterbau Frontale is the largest window and door manufacturing event in Europe. There were over 110,000 visitors to the last Fensterbau Frontale in 2018, with exhibitors from 42 countries. It is held in Nuremberg, and will be on from the 18th to the 21st of March in 2020.

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    Sustainability and QPSL

    In the modern world, sustainability is vitally important. Climate change, deforestation and waste accumulation are just some of the major environmental issues that need to be tackled by society in the coming years.

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    Qwood profiles for doors

    Our unique profiles have all of the benefits of traditional timber profiles with none of the drawbacks. Qwood is perfectly straight every time, with no knots or imperfections to worry about when cutting to size.

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    Qwood Updated Fitting Guidelines

    The fitting guide for Qwood Push-on Glazing Beads and our Dry Glaze fitting guide have been updated. The aim of this is to help fitters to increase the service life of Qwood’s profiles, particularly in regard to profiles with dark colours, or colours with low Light Reflectance Values. We hope that these updated guides will clarify the best ways to install our profiles for optimal use.

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    BWF Members Day 2019

    The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) is hosting its annual Members’ Day on Thursday 11th June 2019, at Hellidon Lakes Golf and Spa Hotel near Daventry.

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    WWA Committee Chair

    The Wood Window Alliance (WWA) are a group of manufacturers within the British Woodworking Federation. They were formed in 2007 with the aim of raising standards in the manufacture of timber windows and doors.