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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]