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  • Making an impact with bespoke entrance handles at Poole Waite’s new showroom

    Define the entrance to any office space with individually styled pull handles, engineered in the UK to your own design. The entrance handle serves as the first impression of your space, presenting a prime opportunity to exhibit your brand to visitors from the instant they touch the door. Designing the bespoke entrance handles for our new showroom Our brand new, prestigious showroom and trade counter has opened in the heart of Clerkenwell. As a long-standing ironmonger celebrating 89 years of trading in 2024, we wanted to make an impact with the new entrance handles for our showroom. Considering the importance of first impressions, it was evident that our handle needed to be distinctive. The design, conceptualised by our Managing Director, Alex Mamas, was meticulously sketched to outline the vision for the handles. The letters 'POOLE WAITE' with a nod to our history 'EST 1935' were featured in the design. This initial idea was refined and rendered into a 3D design using specialised software to visualise the final product in its true dimensions. The design features a flat bar handle with square ends and straight offset square section legs. It was ultimately approved and produced using stainless steel with waterjet cutting technology to achieve precise and clean edges. The completed entrance pull handles have been installed on the door, creating a striking impression to all visitors from the moment the door is touched. Create bespoke entrance door handles for your building Our team can expertly craft a bespoke handle for your offices and building entrances. We offer a sleek Eco-friendly Matt Black powder coating with our unique antimicrobial additive. Contact our sales department to explore tailored entrance handle options for your space. Our Matt Black Antimicrobial finish is proven to reduce harmful microbes, including MRSA and E. coli, by as much as 99.99%, and is proven effective against the COVID-19 virus through independent laboratory testing to ISO 21702. The Matt Black coated finishes incorporate the latest low energy powder technology from Akzonobel (Interpon 610E) estimated to have a 29% embodied carbon saving when assessed against similar products powder coated overseas. Tested to ISO 14025. Visit our new architectural ironmongery showroom to see our bespoke entrance handles in action! There has never been a better time to visit our new showroom. Whether you are an existing client or a potential new customer, we are excited to welcome you and show you the best in architectural ironmongery. Explore our product ranges, enjoy a coffee with our team, and discover how we can help bring your vision to life. Join us at 8 Charterhouse Buildings, Goswell Road, EC1M 7AN . You’ll find us next door to Pret A Manger, a short walk from the Barbican or Farringdon Underground Stations, (Metropolitan, Hammersmith & City and Circle lines) and 7-10 minutes walk from Old Street Underground (Northern Line). All of these stations provide easy access to London’s mainline stations. We look forward to welcoming you soon!

  • Visit Poole Waite & Co Ltd's New Architectural Ironmongery Showroom in London

    We are thrilled to announce the grand opening of Poole Waite & Co Ltd’s brand new, purpose-built architectural ironmongery showroom! Located just 20 metres from our old premises, our new home at 8 Charterhouse Buildings, Goswell Road, EC1M 7AN , is ready to welcome you. If you visited the City of London for the recent Clerkenwell Design Week, you might have seen the balloons and bubbles as we kick-started the next chapter of Poole Waite! But if you've not yet had the opportunity to do so, why not take a tour inside and enjoy a coffee with our sales team? A proud legacy in architectural ironmongery continues 2024 is a historic year for us as we celebrate 89 years of trading as one of the oldest architectural ironmongers in the UK. Originally founded in 1935 by Mr Poole and Mr Frederick Wille Waite, our original showroom was opened at 129 Grays Inn Road. Our history is rich, but our eyes are firmly set on the future. We invite you to join us at our new showroom and be part of the next exciting chapter of Poole Waite & Co Ltd. Explore our comprehensive range of ironmongery Our modern showroom and specifier hub showcases an impressive array of architectural ironmongery products designed for various commercial and residential projects. Whether you are outfitting offices, hotels, schools, restaurants, or residential homes, we have the right product for you. Our product highlights include: Office Fit-Out and Refurbishment Hardware Bobrick Washroom Products Fire Door Ironmongery Eco-friendly Low Carbon Footprint Ranges  (ISO-certified, available in Matt Black and Matt White) We also feature a broad selection of ironmongery tailored for house builders, buy-to-let, and residential properties, including products from the Heritage Brass and Carlisle Brass ranges in a wide array of finishes. How can Poole Waite & Co Ltd assist your business? Our showroom isn’t just a display space; it’s a collaborative environment where you, your design team, and your clients can find inspiration and support for your projects. We’re delighted to offer our showroom for hire, making it an ideal venue for talks, presentations, and events. Enjoy our coffee and WC facilities, and let us know if you require any additional refreshments. Educational opportunities We are committed to education and knowledge sharing. That’s why we offer CPDs and ‘Lunch & Learn’ events covering a wide range of technical topics, including: Eco-friendly products Rejuvenated and upcycled hardware Selecting and specifying the correct fire door ironmongery Antimicrobial coated products Latest UKCA and BSEN standards These sessions are designed to keep you and your team up-to-date with the latest industry trends and innovations. Did you know? Our internal sales team, all of whom have spent a large portion of their professional career with us, have a combined architectural ironmongery experience of 191 years! Visit our new architectural ironmongery showroom in London There has never been a better time to visit our new showroom. Whether you are an existing client or a potential new customer, we are excited to welcome you and show you the best in architectural ironmongery. Explore our product ranges, enjoy a coffee with our team, and discover how we can help bring your vision to life. Join us at 8 Charterhouse Buildings, Goswell Road, EC1M 7AN . You’ll find us next door to Pret A Manger, a short walk from the Barbican or Farringdon Underground Stations, (Metropolitan, Hammersmith & City and Circle lines) and 7-10 minutes walk from Old Street Underground (Northern Line). All of these stations provide easy access to London’s mainline stations. We look forward to seeing you soon!

  • How can eco-friendly sustainable ironmongery help your organisation to combat climate change?

    In our rapidly evolving construction industry, there is a growing concern over the use of 'greenwashing' - token efforts in appearing environmentally friendly without making substantive changes to business practices. We must face the fact that sustainability cannot be a 'buzzword' - it needs to be a necessity and that requires transparency. As architects, office-fit out companies, door manufacturers and professionals within the construction industry, seeking overall reductions in embodied carbon is now becoming a reflex. Specifying sustainable, eco-friendly alternatives goes far beyond meeting regulatory requirements - it's about leading the charge towards a safer and more responsible future. Why is low embodied carbon, sustainable ironmongery an important development? Because everything we use in construction needs to be scrutinised for sustainability and embodied carbon. Only through this will we reduce the environmental impact of our choices. Many of our customers, architects, interior designers, and their clients may not be aware of what happens to products when they make way for the demands of a new fit out project. The life cycle of ironmongery when an office is stripped out to be re-fitted with new products is a case in point, and our collective aim must be to curtail this cycle wherever possible. Most ironmongery products are removed after an average of only 7 years, even though they are functional for up to 25 years. The discarded ironmongery products are shipped overseas as scrap metal – often to the Far East and South Asia. We are delighted to introduce Poole Waite & Co Ltd.’s new Eco-Friendly Sustainable Ironmongery Ranges, designed and engineered to the same quality you expect from architectural hardware, but with the added benefit of reduced embodied carbon. We are actively promoting the benefits of using this range to specifiers, customers, and their clients to help in enabling them to make a significant reduction to their own carbon footprint and improve their commitment to fighting climate change. How does EPD verification help businesses improve their commitment to protecting the environment? Environmental Product Declaration– EPD - is a standardised and internationally recognised document that provides transparent and comparable information about the environmental performance of a product or system throughout its life cycle. EPDs are verified by independent third-party organizations to ensure accuracy, credibility, and compliance with relevant standards and guidelines. EPD verification involves a comprehensive assessment of the environmental data and information provided in the EPD to verify its accuracy, completeness, and reliability. They signal an organisation’s commitment to measuring and help in reducing the environmental impact of its projects. If your business ensures products used in their projects have EPD verification, you are demonstrating your commitment to tackling climate change as well as be better prepared for any potential future legislative changes regarding the environment. In short, championing EPD verification in projects can not only improve your business’ reputation amongst environmentally conscious customers but can also save you money in the long term by preventing you from having to make costly or disruptive adjustments to your business in the future. Eco-friendly sustainable ironmongery is estimated offer up to 68% embodied carbon savings tested to ISO 14025 The use of EPD verification helps focus your business on minimising its environmental impact as part of day-to-day operations by scrutinising your supply chain and where your goods come from. According to data from the Carbon Leadership Forum, approximately 30% of all global carbon emissions are attributable to the building sector, with at least 8% from the manufacturing of construction materials, so it’s no secret that our industry is one of the highest contributors to globally increasing CO2 levels. We’ve introduced our new eco-friendly sustainable ironmongery ranges to help reduce the environmental impact of ironmongery specification and installation. These ranges offer re-conditioned, upcycled and rejuvenated ironmongery – reducing the cycle of sending used items to scrap which are in good working condition. All our orders are sent in biodegradable or recyclable packaging, and we have had our products tested to ISO 14025. ECO 1 Range. A range of used, upcycled and rejuvenated ironmongery consisting of re-conditioned and new ‘older stock’ manufactured pre-2004. Also includes ex-showroom and display stock. Finished to a Grade A standard ideal for specification and use in office fit out and construction. Estimated 68% embodied carbon savings when assessed against similar products that used virgin materials. Tested to ISO 14025. ECO 2 Range. Similar to ECO 1, this range consists of used, upcycled and rejuvenated ironmongery. Ex-display and showroom samples, suppliers’ returns, new ‘older stock’ manufactured pre-2004 – finished to a Grade B standard ideal for site hoardings, short term and temporary use. ECO 3 Range. A range of new ironmongery, powder-coated (in Matt Black and Matt White only) using the latest low energy power from AkzoNobel (Interpon 610E) that reduces the carbon footprint during use. Estimated 29% embodied carbon savings when assessed against similar products on the market. Tested to ISO 14025. All finishes (including Satin Stainless Steel) incorporate our own unique antimicrobial additive which gives permanent protection and is proven to reduce harmful microbes, including MRSA and E. coli, by as much as 99.99%. Also proven effective against the COVID-19 virus, tested to ISO 21702. ECO 4 Range. This is a range of new products (in Satin Stainless Steel and Matt Black) entirely manufactured in the UK (unless otherwise stated) using the latest ‘green’ machinery and metal finishing techniques. All government legislation, including the Environmental Act, are met during manufacture. The Matt Black finish incorporates our own unique antimicrobial additive which gives permanent protection and is proven to reduce harmful microbes, including MRSA and E. coli, by as much as 99.99%. Also proven effective against the COVID-19 virus, tested to ISO 21702. Building a greener tomorrow with sustainable ironmongery as part of your business operations Poole Waite has been deeply embedded within the construction sector for nearly 85 years and we recognise our industry can impact the environment. Our Eco Ranges have been specifically created to give clients and specifiers an opportunity to help future-proof their business while making a meaningful difference to the environment, our society and not least foster peace of mind. We are actively promoting the benefits of using our eco ranges to both customers and their clients as it will enable them to make a significant reduction to their own carbon footprint with the use of sustainable ironmongery. Our ECO 3 range is now available to browse and purchase online. Please contact our sustainability department for more information. Claire Osmon CiAH, DipFD Head of Client Relations & Sustainability Manager claire@poolewaite.co.uk Nicky Klein Business Development & Sustainability Executive nicky@poolewaite.co.uk

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  • Products | Poole Waite & Co Ltd

    Products View our complete product range on our online store Fire Door & Selective Ironmongery Range Poole Waite & Co Ltd has now removed the guesswork out of selecting and specifying the correct ironmongery for installation on both fire rated and non fire rated doors by producing the Selective Ironmongery Range. ​ Designed, manufactured and tested with clear illustrations it easily identifies the products intended use, specification and certification. Suitable for both commercial and residential properties including offices, school, hospitals and house projects. VIEW RANGE The Matt Black Collection This is a unique range of architectural ironmongery designed and manufactured for the architect, designer and homeowner who require a quality reliable product. This collection is suitable for both commercial and residential properties. ​ Many of the items are manufactured from quality marine grade stainless steel and are either powder coated or have an ICI 2K applied finish with an approximate 30% gloss mix that is robust enough to cope with the most arduous environmental conditions. VIEW RANGE Antimicrobial Eco-Friendly Sustainable Range The powder coated finishes in this range use the latest low energy powder from Akzonobel (Interpon 610E) estimated to have a 29% embodied carbon saving when assessed against similar products on the market. Tested to ISO 14025. ​ All finishes incorporate our own unique antimicrobial additive proven to reduce harmful microbes, including MRSA and E. coli, by as much as 99.99%. Also proven effective against the COVID-19 virus, tested to ISO 21702. VIEW RANGE The Adonic Matt Bronze Collection This ultra modern range is now available with our unique antimicrobial coating, which lasts the lifetime of the product, making living & working environments more hygienic. ​ This collection has rapidly become one of the main ranges specified by architects, designers & office fit out companies for all prestigious properties. VIEW RANGE Bobrick Washroom & Cubicle Fittings Exclusive to Poole Waite: now available in a matt black finish with our unique antimicrobial protection incorporated, proven to kill COVID-19. Contact our sales office for details. ​ As the market leader in their field, Bobrick deliver value through design excellence, compliance, sustainability and economical cost-in-use. Architects, developers & facility managers have selected Bobrick's performance-engineered washroom accessories with confidence for more than a century. VIEW RANGE M Marcus & Heritage Brass Hardware A quality range of residential door & window hardware and electrical fittings available in a wide selection of finishes including polished & satin chrome, rustic black iron, brushed nickel, matt bronze, antique and polished brass and more. ​ This is one of the largest comprehensive ranges available in the UK consisting of both traditional and modern designs from M Marcus, so there will be a style to meet whatever your requirements may be. VIEW RANGE Lever Handles VIEW Fire-rated Hinges VIEW Electricals VIEW Cabinet Hardware VIEW Pull Handles VIEW Exclusive content for Architects, Interior Designers, and other professionals Contact us to discuss your project GET IN TOUCH

  • Ilona Rose House

    Ilona Rose House Location: London, UK Type: Commercial Office Block Date: 2023 We are proud to have supplied bespoke, Antimicrobial Matt Black ironmongery for the common areas and fit out of Ilona Rose House. A stunningly original vision by architects MATT Architecture for Soho Estates Limited , fitted out by Faithdean Plc & Choice Interior Solutions. This ironmongery has been coated using our unique blended formula, which has been tested to ISO 21702 and proven to kill COVID-19, MRSA, E. coli and many more harmful bacteria and viruses.

  • Poole Waite & Co Ltd | architectural ironmongery

    Welcome to the Specifier Hub Built for architects, specifiers and interior design professionals, the Specifier Hub is here to help you build on architectural and antimicrobial ironmongery design knowledge and learn about how Poole Waite can help your projects. Exclusive content for Architects, Interior Designers, and other professionals Contact us to discuss your project GET IN TOUCH Supporting your projects since 1935. We have 88 years of experience working with some of the UK’s leading architects, office fit out companies, house builders, designers and other professionals to deliver quality architectural ironmongery and expert advice. Finishes guide Discover our range of architectural ironmongery finishes and powder coating services for bespoke colours for your projects. FIND OUT MORE Additional services How can Poole Waite & Co Ltd help you and your projects? FIND OUT MORE Technical specifications: coming soon As members of the GAI since 1989, we offer the most up to date advice and technical knowledge in the industry. WATCH THIS SPACE CPDs: coming soon Poole Waite's CPD sessions are created to help you specify fire door ironmongery, and our pioneering Antimicrobial ironmongery. WATCH THIS SPACE Latest from the journal News, knowledge and more from within the industry 41 minutes ago 2 min Making an impact with bespoke entrance handles at Poole Waite’s new showroom Discover Poole Waite's bespoke entrance handles. Crafted with precision and style, these handles make a lasting impression. Jun 5 3 min Visit Poole Waite & Co Ltd's New Architectural Ironmongery Showroom in London We are thrilled to announce the grand opening of our new, purpose-built showroom in London. Apr 8 4 min How can eco-friendly sustainable ironmongery help your organisation to combat climate change? Discover how embracing sustainable ironmongery can enhance your organisation's ESG performance and reduce your carbon footprint. VIEW ALL ARTICLES Senior Project Manager, Overbury “Wow, that is good service. I had forgotten how good you guys are" Case Studies Ilona Rose House, Central London We are proud to have supplied bespoke, antimicrobial matt black ironmongery for the common areas and fit out of Ilona Rose House. A stunningly original vision by architects MATT Architecture for Soho Estates Limited, fitted out by Faithdean Plc & Choice Interior Solutions. A Second Home, South East London Poole Waite are keen to support small businesses with antimicrobial ironmongery services. We powder coated A Second Home in Orpington's bathroom hardware and front entrance hardware with matt black antimicrobial technology. These grab rails are now 99.99% effective at killing most if not all bacteria, to give users hygienic protection when visiting these facilities. Old Gramophone Works Building, West London Graham Construction & Poole Waite lead the way with antimicrobial ironmongery at this former vinyl factory alongside the Grand Union Canal. Fire Door Experts supplied and fit our antimicrobial ironmongery as part of a timber door package for 135 fire door-sets, comprising a mix of non-fire rated, FD30 and FD60 door-sets supplied by specialist door manufacturer, Humphrey & Stretton plc. Waltham Forest Town Hall, North London Poole Waite restored the original ironmongery for this Grade II listed town hall, including door pull handles and finger plates. Works were completed on behalf of Washroom Washroom, working with the main contractors ISG. The refurbishment of the building was overseen by architects Hawkins\Brown. ALL PROJECTS Who we work with Stay up to date Name Email Subscribe Thanks for subscribing!

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