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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    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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    Offsite Expo 2021

    Offsite Expo 2020 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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    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,

  • New Product: Glazing Beads to Suit Popular Door Blank Sizes Image

    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,

  • New Products: Staff and Parting Beads Image

    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.

  • 8 million metres of Qwood Image

    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.

  • Specification Afternoon & Beer Festival Image

    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:

  • Increased Transport Fleet to Keep Up with Demand Image

    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.

  • Sustainability and QPSL Image

    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.

  • Qwood Updated Fitting Guidelines Image

    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.

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    Award Finalist

    Qwood is delighted to learn that its new wood composite door rain deflector profile has been selected for the final of the 2018 Elements of Innovation Awards. The finalists are to be assessed at the Elements for Furniture and Joinery Suppliers Exhibition at the NEC in Birmingham between 30th September and 3rd October.

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    W18 Success

    W18 was the 3rd outing for Qwood and what a success it was this year! Thank you for coming to visit us on the Qwood stand at the recent W18 - Elements Exhibition at the NEC in Birmingham.

  • NEW: Rain Deflector Image

    NEW: Rain Deflector

    A unique timber composite Rain Deflector profile has been added to the Qwood stable of door profiles. This new Rain Deflector profile (QW-RD40) incorporates all the features and benefits of traditional Qwood timber composite profiles.

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    Elements Show 2018

    Between 30th September and 3rd October 2018 at the NEC, ‘Elements’ (for Furniture and Joinery suppliers) will be co-located with the ‘W’ Exhibition (for Joinery and Furniture manufacturers) to show the most comprehensive selection of components and equipment for the furniture and joinery industry.

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    A fine day for all

    On Thursday 12th July a number of key suppliers to the wood working industry including the British Woodworking Federation, the Wood Window Alliance, OH Door & Panels, Sash + Door Hardware, Deventer, International Timber, Stegherr, Teknos, John Penny Woodworking Machinery and Remmers sponsored

  • New vans to support growth Image

    New vans to support growth

    Two new MAN TG 15 ton rigid trucks have arrived at QPSL. They have been added to the company’s distribution resources to help meet the demand for rapid and prompt service to distributors and contractors around the UK.

  • Qwood Beer Festival and Technical Afternoon 2018 Image

    Qwood Beer Festival and Technical Afternoon 2018

    Along with other key joinery suppliers, Qwood will be hosting an afternoon and evening event at their Head Offices in Oldham on 12th July 2018, between 3pm and 10.30pm. The event includes:

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    BWF Members' Day 2018

    BWF Members’ Day is an integral part of the UK joinery industry calendar where attendees meet to address the sector’s latest challenges and receive practical advice on issues relevant to all types of woodworking company. This year’s event will take place at Hellidon Lakes Golf & Spa Hotel near Daventry.