Bradbury is exhibiting at UK Security Expo on 29 - 30 November at Olympia, London. This exhibition is a high-end showcase featuring over 250 of the most cutting-edge innovations and next-generation security capabilities.

Our team of physical security experts can be found on Stand J26 to discuss your requirements, and answer any questions. You will also be able to view some of our products, including one of our recently developed M2MFL flood defence doors, a high security M2M3 SR3 doorset, and our new Vertex crowd control collapsible gate.

To register for free visitor passes to the exhibition, please visit the UK Security Expo website.

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Specifying the right fire door can be a life or death responsibility.  It can also be a difficult task if you don't know what you are looking for. The correct specification, fitting and maintenance of a fire door is the responsibility of each and every person involved in the process. Don't risk making any mistakes. Read this guide to make sure you know how to correctly specify steel fire doors.

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.

We rely on them to work correctly in the event of a fire by providing critical protection within a building such as escape routes (stairs and corridors) and places of relative safety, and in separating different fire hazards in a building.

As with any other life-saving product, a fire door should be checked regularly to ensure it functions correctly and is ready to use. It should be considered in exactly the same way as testing a smoke alarm or a fire extinguisher.

Any slight alteration to the door or its surroundings can affect the performance of a door. Periodic checks should be carried out at least every 6 months, or more regularly depending on the traffic using the door.

To save lives, they must work correctly, and there are some simple checks you can undertake depending on whether you are a building owner, or manager, a landlord or occupier.

Fire doorsDSC 6852 3 are the first line of defence, and can be the difference between life and death for building occupants. Their correct specification, installation, maintenance and management is paramount to the safety of all those who use the building.

Fire doors play a vital role in the fire safety of buildings, and are required in almost every building built in the UK, according to the requirements of the relevant national fire safety regulations. These engineered safety devices are a crucial part of the passive fire protection of every commercial, public and multiple occupancy building.

Fire doors sub-divide a building into compartments, and are designed to contain a fire to a single compartment of a building. Therefore, slowing down the spread of fire, reducing the risk to those in other compartments, and allowing occupants to escape. They save lives and property.

This introduction to fire doors serves as a guide to basic fire safety law, regulation and guidance, and the assembly, testing and certification of fire doors.

Bradbury Group Ltd. has been an active supporter of Fire Door Safety Week for many years. This award-winning campaign raises awareness of the critical importance of fire doors in protecting life and property.

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Fire Door Safety Week draws attention to specific issues, such as poor installation and maintenance, and encourages building owners and users to check the operation and condition of their fire doors, and to report those that aren’t satisfactory.

From September 25th to October 1st, Bradbury will be getting involved in various ways. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for facts on fire doors, and common fire door faults and myths. Keep an eye on our blog for a guide to fire door regulations and certification, a fire door check that anyone can do, and more.

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As an employer, you're responsible for making your workplace a safe environment for staff and visitors. As part of these duties, you need to make sure there are enough fire exits on your premises.

Fail to comply with the health and safety regulations surrounding fire safety and you'll not only put your employees in danger, but may be found liable for any preventable deaths or injuries caused in the event of a fire. It's crucial for everyone concerned that you ensure there are enough escape routes on your premises.

If you're wondering how many emergency exits you need and where they need to be placed, we've put together this easy-to-read guide to answer all your questions. So, read on to find out:

Bradbury will be giving a presentation on 'Correctly Specifying Fire and Security Doors' at a CPD-approved seminar in Waterloo, London on Wednesday 20th September 2017.

The exhibition aims to advise and inform visitors on how to protect their property from fire risks and security breaches. The event is free to attend, with lunch and refreshments provided, and a CPD certificate supplied to all attendees.

For more information, please see the poster below, or click here to register to attend.

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Bradbury Group offers an extensive range of personnel, certified, and communal doors. With such a vast range of doorsets available, with a wide variety of options, doors can be tailored to suit individual requirements. However, the choice can be overwhelming, and if you are unsure of the terms, this can make it difficult to know which door is ideal for you. Therefore, we have put together this guide to help you to understand the different certifications available, and to determine which doorset best meets your requirements.

Are you unsure about what to do after GCSEs or A levels? Have you considered an apprenticeship?

With results day approaching, many 16-18 year olds will be considering their options for the future. After completing GCSEs or A Levels, many students go on to study A levels or a degree, or go straight into employment. A lot of people believe these are their only options, but that is not the case.

If college or university does not appeal to you, if you want to gain qualifications and work experience, and earn money at the same time, or if you know what you want to do and want to begin your career progression, then an apprenticeship may be ideal for you.

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It’s safe to say (if you’ll pardon the pun) that the public loves a good heist movie; with films such as Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Ocean’s Eleven and Reservoir Dogs adding to the popularity in recent years. As a society, we have a fascination with this fast paced, thrilling genre; and not just in the movies. Whilst the general population find this phenomenon captivating, business owners know all too well the risks they face.

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A recent installation of a Bradbury LPS 1175 SR4 M2M4 door, installed by Kent Door Services. The end user was very happy with the product, installation and service received - a great team effort by Bradbury's Kirk Davies, KDS' Shaun Ward and www.kentdoorservices.co.uk.

For more information about how Bradbury can help you and your trade business, please email kirk.davies@bradburyuk.com.

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Friday 19th May saw the annual North Lincolnshire Business Awards take place at The Baths Hall, Scunthorpe, with Youth Engineering Scunthorpe (YES) taking home the North Lincolnshire Business Investment Award.

In order to be nominated for the award, companies had to demonstrate that they had made a financial investment to grow their business in the North Lincolnshire area, and applied a policy of employing local people, contractors and suppliers, while demonstrating positive sustainability and impact for the future.

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Bradbury Group are pleased to announce our inclusion in this year’s London Stock Exchange Group’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ report.

First published back in 2013, the report aims to highlight the importance of the fast growing businesses to the future of the UK economy, and the support they require. It showcases the UK’s diverse economy, with companies representing over 40 sectors in all regions of the UK.

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Bradbury Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Bill Morran FCCA, as Group Finance Director. Bill replaces Jim Connell as FD, who will remain a non-executive director of the Bradbury Group, as well as taking on the role of Finance Director at the newly formed Cross-guard Ltd.

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We are pleased to announce the full certification of Bradbury's M2MFL doorsets, which combine LPS 1175 (Issue 7) Security Rating 2, 3, and 4, with PAS 1188-1:2014 flood certification. 

Whilst exhibiting at the Security & Counter Terror Expo in London, Paul Sweeting, Bradbury’s Technical Director, received the LPCB certificate from Paul Dillon, BRE Fire and Security’s Physical Security Certification Manager.

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Business premises make attractive prospects for thieves, because they often contain valuable assets and sensitive data that could be sold illegally for a profit. They’re usually vacant on evenings and weekends too, which makes them an easy target for experienced burglars.

To ensure your business premises is kept secure, you’re going to need your staff to contribute to your security efforts. In this guide, we’ll explain exactly how you can utilise your staff to keep every aspect of your business secure. So, read on to find out:

  • How to perform a risk assessment of your business premises
  • How to create a security checklist that will drastically improve your on-site security
  • How to get your staff on board with your new security protocols
  • How you can learn from security failures

Bradbury will be exhibiting at Security & Counter Terror Expo, the UK's leading national security event. The exhibition takes place on May 3rd and 4th at Olympia, London. 

Security & Counter Terror Expo is a world-class showcase of the capabilities, strategies and intelligence to keep nations, infrastructure, business and people safe. It brings together 10,000+ senior professionals from Government, Private Sector, Critical National Infrastructure, Military, Law Enforcement, Transport Security, Border Security, Security Services, Major Events and Emergency Services.

As one of the leading manufacturers of security products for these industries, we have exhibited at this event for several years. This year, we will be showcasing some of our most recent developments in physical security; the market leading SR4 high security door, M2M4, our new flood defence door, M2MFL, and the world's first SR3 crowd control gate, Extendor Vertex.

Visit us at Stand E61 to talk to Bradbury's team of physical security experts. To register to attend, or for more information on the event, please visit the Security & Counter Terror Expo website.



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Katie"My name’s Katie Harrison, I’m 22 years old, and I started as an apprentice at Bradbury in February 2016. As part of my apprenticeship, I am completing a Level 3 NVQ and Certificate in Marketing through North Lindsey College.

After leaving school in 2011, I attained A-levels, and then went on to study a degree in Business Administration at university. However, I decided that this wasn’t what I wanted to do and didn’t return after my first year.

Since leaving university in 2014, I gained work experience in several sectors such as business administration, sales and marketing, and completed the Prince’s Trust Team Programme. This all led to my decision to do an apprenticeship in Marketing.

In 2015, I enrolled at North Lindsey College on a Level 4 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, whilst working part time at Debenhams. Through college, I discovered that Bradbury was looking to hire a marketing apprentice, and applied for the position immediately!

An apprenticeship appealed to me as it’s a superlative way to gain both experience and qualifications simultaneously. Apprenticeships are an ideal foundation of entry into the marketing sector, providing a variety of opportunities for progression.

I’m now a Marketing Executive within the Bradbury Group, which involves designing brochures, posting on social media, writing content for the blog, editing the website, creating posters, notices and images, using Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.

I’m pleased I decided to do an apprenticeship in marketing; I love my job and enjoy working with the team at Bradbury. Once I complete my apprenticeship this year, I hope to secure a permanent position in the marketing department at Bradbury."

Jason 2"My name is Jamie Rimmington, I am nineteen years old, and I started my engineering apprenticeship with Bradbury over a year ago.

I have always had a part time job in engineering since I was 16 years old. I decided in my second year of studying a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering at North Lindsey College that I would rather be doing an apprenticeship, where I could get on the job training and develop my skills whilst still gaining qualifications.

I finished college a few months after starting my apprenticeship, meaning I work full time at Bradbury whilst I still complete the NVQ part of my apprenticeship.

Whilst I have been in the engineering department at Bradbury, I have developed my Solidworks knowledge, as well as learning new software such as radan tooling for the Trumpf and also metal studio and metal nest for the Salvagnini machine."

Jason 1"My name is Isabel Mead, I am seventeen years old, and I joined Bradbury as an apprentice last year.

Whilst at school, I worked part-time before going on to study A Levels at college. However, I was only there for a short amount of time before realising that this path wasn’t for me. After deciding that I wanted to work in the engineering field, I joined HETA on a mechanical engineering course.

At HETA, I learnt skills in mechanical maintenance, hand-fitting, and pneumatics. My main interest was the design aspects of engineering, and I was lucky enough to be offered an apprenticeship in the R&D department at Bradbury.

During my time at Bradbury so far, I have been given tasks such as modelling exit hardware and creating drawings for the other apprentices. The software can be really challenging at times, however, I am already starting to come to terms with SolidWorks!

In my first few weeks, I visited every department in the company in order to get an insight into all the different stages of the work place. It was interesting to see the way each department fills a critical role in one big process.

I enjoy engineering due to the fast-paced environments, the variety of tasks involved, and the many opportunities it presents. After finishing my apprenticeship through HETA, I hope to continue working at Bradbury, and be a part of the ever-expanding company family."

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"My name is Jason Bagg, I am eighteen years old, and I started an engineering apprenticeship within the Bradbury Group just over a year ago.

After finishing school, I worked over the summer, and realised that I enjoyed hands on work more than being in a classroom. I decided an apprenticeship would be perfect for me and, as I had an interest in engineering, I applied for a trainee scheme in mechanical engineering at HETA.

Whilst at HETA, I learnt all the basic skills I needed to start a career in engineering. I was then offered an apprenticeship at Bradbury, where I hope to continue developing these skills throughout my time in the R&D department.

Since starting at Bradbury, I have already begun to build up my skills in SolidWorks, which is software that we use almost every day. Everything that gets made is modelled inside SolidWorks, so getting to grips with using it comfortably is essential to my mechanical design role.

I have visited every department; learning what each department does, and seeing how the entire company is run. This gave me the opportunity to get an insight into what is involved in making the end products that will reach our customers. During my tour of the factory, I was even taught how to weld in the R&D workshop!

Recently, I was offered the position of Technical Support/Project Engineer, and instantly took up this opportunity. I enjoy this role as I have a lot of contact with customers and get to utilise my SolidWorks skills to produce renders for the marketing department, which are used on the website and in brochures.

Over the next year, I will be completing my NVQ Level 3 qualification, whilst working at Bradbury, and being assessed by HETA. After I have finished my apprenticeship, I hope to secure a permanent position in the R&D department at this award-winning company."

Oliver"My name is Oliver Harrison, and I am sixteen years old. I joined the Bradbury Group in October 2016 as a CNC Tooling Programmer Apprentice. I am currently based in the engineering office and being trained on the Salvagnini Software to tool M2M+ doors. I have always been interested in engineering; I studied it at Winterton Community Academy and then continued my education in engineering at North Lindsey College. Whilst studying at the college, I had the opportunity to join Bradbury, which I immediately took as I thought this would give me a better understanding, being hands on in the engineering environment.

After being told about the software and how it all works, I had the opportunity to go around the factory the process of how the doors are made and what effect I have on others. This helped me understand key tasks I need to know to help me develop my skills in my role at Bradbury. I am now currently working towards a Level 3 NVQ qualification and attend North Lindsey College one day a week to develop more skills in engineering. I hope after completing my NVQ to advance further in the company after my apprenticeship."

Ethan"Hi, I’m Ethan. I’m 19 years old and currently an apprentice studying Level 3 IT Systems Support with Bradbury in Scunthorpe. I’ve been here for 11 months now and I’ve learnt more than I could ever imagine, both through my afternoons at college, and through the support of the people I work with. There have been many challenges and a lot of problem solving involved, however it has improved my knowledge of the IT sector massively.

I decided to pursue a career in IT in late 2015, where I studied at college. However in early 2016 I gained a position at Bradbury where I would study, alongside working for the award winning company.

Since starting at Bradbury I have found everyone in my office, and within the company incredibly helpful and very nice. My communication and problem solving skills have increased massively since starting here, as well as my understanding of IT equipment and software.

I’m looking forward to my future here and whatever challenges it may bring!"

ospasBradbury Group were delighted to be named ‘Outstanding Security Equipment Manufacturer’ at the Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) on March 2nd. Bradbury directors, Peter Noble-Jones and Mark Mason, represented the company at the awards ceremony which took place at the London Marriott Hotel.

The OSPAs recognise and reward progressive companies, individuals and schemes from across the security sector, and is the only global system for recognising exceptional performance in the security industry. Over 330 security professionals gathered to celebrate the best of the best from across the sector, with dinner and a presentation event hosted by broadcaster and crime prevention campaigner, Nick Ross. 

NAW 2017 Logo 10 year anniversaryThis week is the 10th National Apprenticeship Week (NAW 2017), bringing together employers and apprentices from across England, to celebrate the success of apprenticeships over the last decade.

National Apprenticeship Week is co-ordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service, and is designed to celebrate apprenticeships and traineeships, and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy.

As a proud employer and ambassador of apprenticeships, Bradbury has been actively involved in National Apprenticeship Week for several years now. We were also honoured to have been named North Lindsey College’s ‘Apprentice Employer of the Year,’ in 2016.

For this year’s National Apprenticeship Week, some of our apprentices will be taking part in a social media takeover, on North Lindsey College’s Twitter and Facebook on Wednesday 8th March, talking about their experiences as apprentices and answering questions about apprenticeships.

Our apprentices have also written about why they wanted to do an apprenticeship, and what it’s like to be an apprentice at Bradbury; these articles will be posted on our blog and Twitter throughout the week.

Representatives from Bradbury will also be attending North Lindsey College’s Apprenticeship Awards on Wednesday 8th March. Bradbury are sponsoring the 'Engineering Apprentice of the Year' award, which our very own Alex Todd has been nominated for. Alex completed his apprenticeship at Bradbury last year, and is now employed with us as a Design Engineer.

For more information on National Apprenticeship Week, please click here.

The Bradbury Group offers an extensive collection of grilles, cages and bar sets, which are all high-quality, reliable and cost-effective, and can be tailored to meet your personal requirements. Suitable for domestic, commercial and public properties, our high specification range of security products are both a physical and visual deterrent against attack. Dependent on the level of security required, we offer a selection of grilles, cages and bar sets with a variety of certification options to suit all applications and differing levels of perceived risk. This guide summarises the different types of certification available, and gives you an overview of the Bradbury Group's range of grilles, cages and bar sets, in order to help you to determine the ideal product to secure your property.

Alisha'My name is Alisha, I'm 17 years old and I'm working for Bradbury while I study for an NVQ Level 2 in Business Administration!

When I left school in 2015, I went on to study Law, Sociology and Religious Studies at college. After a short while, I came to the conclusion that this route wasn’t for me, so I spoke to a career advisor and decided to look for jobs. I have worked in a few different fields, but out of all of them, business administration appealed to me the most.

After my interview, I came for a trial and really enjoyed the afternoon. The people at Bradbury’s are all incredibly welcoming and friendly, so when I was offered the role I was overjoyed to start my journey within the company! Since I started, my communication skills have vastly improved, and my confidence has come on in leaps and bounds! I developed my IT skills, and I am learning new things every day. I also ran a Bradbury fundraiser for Christmas Jumper Day and donated all the proceeds to Save the Children. I am really looking forward to a future within this role, and taking as many opportunities as I can within the company!'

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We are delighted to announce that Bradbury Group has been listed as a finalist for 2017’s Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs), in the Outstanding Security Equipment Manufacturer category. The OSPAs recognise and reward progressive companies, individuals and schemes from across the security sector, and is the only global system for recognising exceptional performance in the security industry.

Having won several reputable awards over the recent years (most recently an EEF Manufacturer’s Award for Outstanding Leadership, and ‘Apprenticeship Provider of the Year’ award for our work with the Bradbury Engineering Academy), an OSPA will make an excellent addition to Bradbury’s roster of prestigious accolades.

We received this nomination for our ongoing dedication to developing pioneering solutions for our customers; namely Bradbury's recent LPS 1175 flood door development, and the Extendor crowd control barrier; both specifically engineered to solve our clients' security issues.

A grand awards ceremony will take place at the London Marriott Hotel in Mayfair on the 2nd March 2017 - congratulations and good luck to all those who are nominated!

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Tim Strawson, founder and Managing Director of Bradbury Group, has won a prestigious regional business award at this year’s EEF Future Manufacturing Awards.

Tim won the Leadership Award, which celebrates the achievements of outstanding leaders and the significant contribution they make to their business and UK manufacturing. This accolade adds to Tim's already impressive collection, which most recently includes the Wilkin Chapman Grange ‘Business Person of the Year’ award from the 2015 Hull & Humber Chamber of Commerce Business Awards, where we also saw Bradbury take home the Forrester Boyd award for ‘Business Excellence.’

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It has been announced that the latest Ariane 5 ES rocket has been loaded with four satellites and blasted off from French Guiana, joining 14 other satellites to become part of Galileo, Europe’s global navigation network system (GNSS). The Galileo satellites will boost Europe's satellite navigation capabilities, reducing their reliance on America's Global Positioning System (GPS).

Bradbury have been integral in providing physical security for the computer servers that are protecting Galileo’s data. Our team of installation engineers completed the final installation of an Extendor Eclipse SR3 cage* last week, protecting the latest phase of servers.

The first Galileo test satellite, the GIOVE-A, was launched 28 December 2005, while the first satellite to be part of the operational system was launched on 21 October 2011. As of May 2016, the system had 14 of 30 satellites in orbit, and now 18.

With 24 satellites and 6 spares, Galileo will be more reliable and accurate, allowing Europe increased independence in its military capabilities and defence.

*Bradbury’s Eclipse range offers the only grilles and cages worldwide that are certified by the LPCB to LPS 1175 SR3, and hold CPNI accreditation. For more information on our portfolio of grilles and cages, please click here, or contact us via 01724 271999 or sales@bradburyuk.com.

For all Bradbury customers, please see our Christmas order schedule below:

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Bradbury M2M3 Certifire LPCB

As well as the recent arrival of the LPS 1175 SR4 certificate for our M2M4 doors, Bradbury's flagship range of SR3 doors have also received an extension to their scope; M2M3 doors are now available as inward opening single and double doorsets.

Our ongoing commitment to developing new and existing product ranges means we are able to offer our customers the UK's largest range of configurations, all certified to LPS 1175 SR3 (Issue 7). M2M3 doors are also available with removable top and side panels, and with a full range of panic, manual, automatic, and electromechanical Mico locking systems, to suit all applications.

For more information on any Bradbury products, please contact us via 01724 271999, or sales@bradburyuk.com

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If you’re looking to invest in fire or security rated doors or grilles for your business premises, it’s important that you’re aware of the relevant industry standards so you may purchase the equipment that best suits your needs. This will ensure you’re not overpaying for an unnecessary level of security, and you will be able to keep your staff safe and assets secure at all times.

To help make sense of the relevant ratings and standards so you can get the ideal security or fire equipment for your needs, we’ve put together this helpful guide. Read on to find out everything you need to know. 

Bradbury Group Oman exhibition

We are currently exhibiting at Infra Oman, which is taking place at the Oman Exhibition and Conference Centre in Muscat, from the 10th-12th October. Come and visit Bradbury Group's Sales and Technical Directors at stand K6, and find out how our products, services, and physical security expertise can assist with the protection and development of infrastructure projects.

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We are pleased to announce that M2M4 is now fully certified to LPS 1175 SR4. The extensive range includes inward and outward opening, single, double, and leaf & half doorsets – making Bradbury one of the only UK manufacturers able to offer inward opening SR4 steel doors.

M2M4 doors can be supplied with various vision panels and louvres, meaning the specification can be tailored to suit all applications - without the need to compromise on security or aesthetics. Multiple panel sizes and configurations are available, and this comprehensive range of independently tested steel doorsets are certified for use with a full range of panic, manual, automatic, and electromechanical Mico locking systems. 

Paul Sweeting, Technical Director at the Bradbury Group, comments: “We are extremely proud of our latest testing achievement. With the ever-increasing need for physical security, this exansion to Bradbury's product range means we can offer specifiers and building managers some of the most advanced security door solutions on the market.”

For more information on these doors, please click here. If you require any further information on any Bradbury products, please complete the contact form below, or contact our customer service team via sales@bradburyuk.com, or 01724 271999.

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The Bradbury Group are proud to support Fire Door Safety Week. This campaign aims to engage and educate building owners and building users on how to use fire doors properly. We have created an infograph, including statistics on fires in Great Britain, the Exova Warrington 'Click It Kick It' initiative, and a '5 Step Fire Door Check' to help determine whether a fire door is faulty.

Bradbury Fire Rated Door RendersFire doors save life and property. Bradbury manufacture a wide range of fire rated doors that are CERTIFIRE accredited to FD240, and are also available with LPCB certification to LPS1175 SR1, 2, 3 and 4. For more information on our range of fire rated doors, please click here, or contact us via sales@bradburyuk.com or 01724 271999.

Are you concerned about the security of your home or business?

locked gate stock imageWhile figures show that burglary rates are decreasing each year, the cost of repairs due to break in damages and the value of stolen items is increasing. In 2015, 713,000 residential properties and 3,831 retail premises were victims of burglary across England and Wales. This is still a substantial amount and for many years the UK has had one of the highest burglary rates in Europe.

Is your property a burglar's ideal target?

5874732400 938af1a945 2Think with the mind of a thief; if your property looks unsecure to you, it will to any potential burglars. By analysing the common tactics used by thieves to break into homes and businesses, we can evaluate ways to avoid becoming a victim of burglary. In this post, we give advice on the most appropriate measures you can take to dispel these tactics and prevent your property from being targeted by thieves.

Here are 10 of the most common tactics used by thieves, and advice on precautions you can take to avoid becoming a target of burglary:

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We are proud to announce the launch of our new M2M3 brochure. Designed in line with our contemporary rebranding, these brochures will eventually form part of a Bradbury product specifier, featuring all steel doors, grilles, cages, and IT protection.

This brochure offers detailed renderings of our most popular M2M3 configurations, as well as sizes, construction, locking options, and ancilliary items. Please click here to download; if you would like to receive a hard copy, please contact the team via sales@bradburyuk.com, or 01724 271999.

Bradbury Wood Effect Steel Doors

Whilst steel doors are renowned for offering a high level of security, they are usually regarded as less aesthetically appealing than their wooden counterparts. To offer customers a balance between form and function, all Bradbury steel security doors are available in a high quality, wood effect powder coated finish. Vision panels, and top and side panels, can all be powder coated to match. This factory finish brings the warmth of a real wood effect, without the maintenance, energy efficiency, and weathering issues associated with using a natural product.

We are always looking for innovative methods to improve new and existing designs; with additive layer manufacturing (ALM) set to revolutionise the industry, Bradbury’s R&D department have opted for a 3D printer to aid with design work. Already proving a wise investment, the printer has enabled us to create bespoke parts for our physical security products, quickly and systematically. With Bradbury’s commitment to innovation in mind, R&D are using the printer to model and actively test new design features, before sending the parts to be cast. This is set to be a wise investment, and is already enabling us to improve our product portfolio. Watch the video below for a time lapse of the printer in action. 

 

M2M4 Stays Secure

Burglars have again unsuccessfully attempted to force entry into a property protected by a Bradbury M2M4 door, leaving its 'unbreakable' record in tact. The LPS1175 SR4 door was recently installed by a third-party contractor, to secure the 'goods in' area of a national retail outlet in North Yorkshire. M2M4 resisted multiple attempts to damage the lock, leaving the burglars no option other than to reverse their van at speed into the door. This method was also unsuccessful, and the thieves had to find an alternate route into the property - through the roof! This raises the importance of maintaining high levels of security for all possible methods of entry into the property, including walls, roofs and ceilings.