We are delighted to be joining Sentry Doors

We are delighted to be joining Sentry Doors, in a move that creates the UK’s leader in timber fire safety and security doorsets and helps us to offer an expanded product range and ever-improving service to our customers. Read the full story here.

Sales And Customer Demand Grows At E. & S.W. Knowles

E. & S.W. Knowles – the Birmingham-based manufacturer of internal doors – is reporting increased sales and customer demand for its fire safety doors. The company has a history dating back nearly one hundred years, to 1923, and offers fully customisable bespoke joinery to clients across the UK. An extensive range of quality products includes […]

E.S&.W Knowles enjoys Sizzling Summer Employee Event

E.S&.W Knowles puts on a super summer employee event at its Birmingham premises. The sun was shining down at E.&S.W Knowles headquarters, everyone enjoyed the tasty wood-fired pizzas, juicy burgers, chicken wings, fish and chips! To top it off, we tucked into scrumptious chocolate drizzled waffles and ice curls! The event was created to recognise […]

E.&S.W. Knowles Launches NEW 2022 Brochure

At E.&S.W Knowles & Co. Ltd, we are excited to announce our new internal doorset solution & joinery brochure. The brochure design demonstrates our in-house manufacturing capability specialising in fire-rated, acoustic and PAS 24 security doors.  Our bespoke solutions include the door leaf, frame, glazing, architrave and all the operating hardware, supplied as a complete […]

All you need to know about internal Fire Doors

Fire Doors in Commercial Setting

Fire Doors play a vital role in the safety and regulation of both residential and commercial properties. Not only do they hold fundamental importance in the protection of our buildings, but also to our livelihoods.  Where is a fire door required? Installing an internal fire door helps prevent the spread of fire and smoke throughout […]

COVID-19 Business Update

We're Open for Business

In view of concerns about COVID-19, we would like to reassure our customers that E & S W Knowles is open for business as usual, with all our services fully operational.  We are open for business The health and safety of our employees, visitors and clients is our highest priority. We will constantly strive to […]

Antibacterial Coated Doors & Joinery

Antibacterial Coated Doors & Joinery

With hygiene and cleanliness, being at the forefront of everybody’s minds – it’s more important than ever to find effective ways to reduce the spread of germs. E & S W Knowles are delighted to announce the launch of our anti-bacterial coating option for our doors and joinery which inhibits 99.99% of germs on contact.  […]

Bright and White Internal Doors

White & Bright Internal Doors

Primed Doors are one of our most highly requested door finishes here at E & S W Knowles. While internal door trends continue to change varying in an array of contemporary colours and stains, our primed doors are highly favoured due to their modern and simplistic design. Timeless design The beauty of primed doors is […]

Rebated Skirting Explained

Rebated Skirting in the Household

What is rebated skirting? Rebated skirting, is a term used for skirting with a rebate cut out.  A section is removed from the back of the skirting board, to create a hidden inlay. Rebated skirting is used in a range of applications including homes and offices, commonly chosen to hide unsightly cables and electrical fixtures. Improve […]

Refresh your Internal Doors

Laminate Doors in Home Setting

Changing the appearance of your internal doors can transform the look of any home. The right door can add light and character, giving your home an instant transformation.   In this week’s article, we will highlight four finishing options to consider when refreshing your internal doors 1. Add a splash of colour Adding a splash of […]

Fire Door Safety Week 2020

Fire Door Safety Week 2020

Fire Door Safety Week is a national campaign started by the British Woodworking Federation, BWF Fire Door Alliance and Fire Door Inspection Scheme in 2013. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the crucial role that fire doors play in protecting lives and property. More specifically, the FDSW campaign draws attention to issues such as poor installation […]

Factory Extension Update

Factory Extension

The extension on the side of 1G is still progressing, even if its a little slower than we had first envisaged but we have slowed the building program down to a position where we can see how our market and sales have been affected from the pandemic. In the last quarter the Pilling was completed […]

Factory Extension

Factory Extension Update

In early February, Knowles started the building of a 352 m² extension to one of its existing units which has been two years in the planning. The extension will not only improve the working environment but provide valuable space to grow our business. With the ongoing COVID-19 situation, this extension will allow us to safeguard […]

Painting Primed Skirting

How to Paint your skirting

A splash of paint can do wonders for a room, it can add light or even fresh approach to the place. When we speak about painting the first thing that comes to mind is Walls, but have you ever considered painting your skirting boards? They are often an unappreciated accessory to your home but they […]

Checking your Fire Doors

Acoustic & Fire Doors

Fire Doors play a vital role in the safety and regulation of both residential and commercial properties. Not only do they hold fundamental importance in the protection of our buildings, but also to our livelihoods. Fire Doors create a barrier to prevent the spread of fire and smoke throughout your building allowing you time to […]

A Guide to Acoustic Doors

Acoustic Doors with Vision Panel Design

What is an acoustic door? An Acoustic Doors sole purpose is to prevent noise escaping. Designed to accommodate a variety of applications and acoustic requirements. Just as its name implies an acoustic door controls the acoustics of its chosen area through the use of its core properties. Where are acoustic doors used? You will be […]

Protecting UK Homes from Fire Damage

Home destroyed due to Fire Damage

Each year, Fire and emergency services respond to approximately 30,000 ‘dwelling’ fires, in the UK alone. Our winters are particularly cold, so there’s a need for keeping homes warm. Whether they’re heated with electric, gas or fueled by timber bundles, risks can be reduced with careful guidance and support. To help you reduce the chances […]

Designing a Office with Safety in Mind

Traditional or Modern Oak Inspiration

This Ash renovation was designed with safety in mind. Offering a design and layout that allows easy and free movement for carers, visitors and wheelchair-bound patrons. The Ash doors in this renovation were fitted with large vision panels, that comply with Disability Discrimination laws, enabling all heights to see movement throughout the building. Care was […]

The Possibilities of White Paint Grade

Paint Grade Door used in Office

Our White Paint Grade doors are a popular choice for renovations and building design developments. Our standard white paint grade doors are best suited to indoor living, however, we have options to create external paint grade if that’s what you’re after. E & SW Knowles Manufacture fire, sound and smoke doors ranging from NFR, right […]

Prioritising the importance of fire-certifications

Fire Door Certification

Not only do E & S W Knowles manufacture bespoke products, but we also fully certify all of our doors, including our high-tech fire-doors, from 30-minute doors right up to two-hour fire resistance, in line with IFC (International Fire Standard Agency) Standards. Finding the right products for fire doors is critical, as it can save […]

Understanding Fire Safety as a consumer

Fire Doors in Commercial Setting

Give most homeowners a choice regarding internal doors and most will choose based on aesthetic appeal or cost. Fire safety needs to take a forefront in creation. However, for Architects, specifiers and developers, planning and/or designing any inhabited space, the primary concern must always be safety. Manufacturers also have high stakes in fire-safety, following technical […]

Why Macmillan is our chosen charity

Wolfrun Photo of E & S W Team Members

Over the years (95 in fact) we have supported a broad range of charities, to assist in supporting everyone in a difficult situation. Mental Health, Disabilities and diseases. This year Knowles has focused it’s fundraising on supporting Macmillan Cancer Support. As they give so much back to the many lives that are affected by cancer, […]

The beauty of Dark Walnut Style Laminate

Dark American Walnut in Office

Walnut is a striking grain. Offering a stylish design without a classic colouring, naturally.   This door was styled around a working office with several of the same style fitted in glass partitioning systems along with walnut architrave to suit. But It’s always good to see other examples so here we’ve placed this classic walnut door […]

The Importance Of Fire Door Regulations

Importance of Fire Doors

You will have seen a lot of buzz in the news regarding recent investigations into fire door regulations and safety risks. During the investigations, rigorous tests were carried out. In which a Vicaima Portaro FD30 door was tested, to illustrate how a properly tested half-hour fire door can exceed the 30 minutes required under current […]

Traditional or Modern Oak Inspiration

Traditional or Modern Oak Inspiration

If you have your heart set on an oak door – but it’s not quite right for your modern styling. We have an extensive method of styling the doors, this enables us to provide you with a completely unique door for your project needs. Ask for Oak and see what we can do for you. […]

Walnut Office Renovation

Walnut Office Set Up

Love the look of Walnut? Have a look at this project we put together for a customer in February, this project consisted of four, single Walnut Veneered MDF Doors at 3000mm high. The project also has a hospital door set, complete with vision panel and matching beading, with all edges concealed, to create the required […]

Office makeover with Oak Veneered Doors

This stunning office design is created using White Oak faced doors. The customer has chosen to include 3 vision panels in their FSC Oak Doors to help brighten the office. As per requirements, we panelled the doors with clear laminated glass. As a manufacturer of bespoke door sets for the public and private sectors, we constantly […]

Office Transformation using Walnut Veneer

American Walnut Door Frames

Have a look at this project we put together for a customer last year, this project was made using Walnut Veneered MDF, to create the required bespoke design for the customer. As a manufacturer of bespoke door sets for the public and private sectors, we constantly strive for ways to improve the efficiency and product quality […]

FSC Timber Products with Knowles

FSC Timber Products with E & S W Knowles

The FSC, which stands for the Forest Stewardship Council, is a well renowned international organization that promotes the responsible management of the world’s forests. Displaying the FSC’s logo shows that our products, including our skirting, architrave, window boards and door frames are certified by the FSC. By displaying this logo we are trying to give you, the customer, […]

Fundraising for Macmillan

Wolfrun Photo of E & S W Team Members

 We are fundraising for an amazing cause! Our company has been manufacturing products in the Midlands for over 95 years. With a wealth of knowledge in our field, we have created a family loyal customers that prove year after year that our service is 5*. You’re not only looking at local timber merchants, but you’re […]