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  • How can eco-friendly sustainable ironmongery help improve ESG within your organisation?

    In our rapidly evolving industry, sustainability isn’t just a buzzword but a growing necessity. As architects, office-fit out companies, door manufacturers and professionals within the construction industry, embracing eco-friendly initiatives is not just about meeting regulatory requirements – it’s about leading the charge towards a greener and more responsible future. We are very pleased 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 sustainability. Why is eco-friendly sustainable ironmongery an important development? Many of our customers and their clients are not aware of the life cycle of the ironmongery when an office is stripped out and then re-fitted with new products. Our aim is to reduce this cycle – which currently ships most ironmongery products overseas for scrap, even if they are in very good condition and full working order. We are actively promoting the benefits of using this range to both customers and their clients as it will enable them to make a significant reduction to their own carbon footprint and improve their ESG performance. How can businesses prove their commitment to protecting the environment? ESG – Environmental, Social, and Governance – is a framework used to measure a business’ impact on society and the environment and evaluate their level of sustainability. If your business has strong ESG initiatives, you can demonstrate your commitment to tackling climate change as well as be better prepared for any potential future legislative changes regarding the environment. With growing pressure from the public on businesses to protect the environment, analysis conducted by finder.com found that 88% of consumers will be more loyal to companies that support social and environmental initiatives. In short, investing in ESG initiatives can not only improve your business’ reputation amongst environmentally conscious consumers, 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 ‘environmental’ aspect of ESG concentrates on how your business is working to minimise its environmental impact, including your day-to-day operations as well as looking into 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 polluting. 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 to improve your ESG As a company involved within the construction sector, we acknowledge that there are many areas within our industry which have a negative effect on the environment. ESG isn’t just a choice – it’s an opportunity to future-proof your business while making a meaningful difference to the environment and our society. 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 and improve their ESG performance 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

  • Carbon Neutral vs. Net Zero: A Guide for Architects and the Construction Industry

    Within the construction industry and beyond, “carbon neutral” and “net zero” have become key buzzwords in the global climate conversation – but what do they actually mean? This post aims to explain these concepts, provide more clarity on their implications and practical applications within projects, so we can work towards a greener and more sustainable future within the building sector. Carbon neutral vs net zero – what’s the difference? Carbon neutral vs net zero – are they the same thing? The ultimate goal of both terms is the same, but what’s different is the kinds of emissions they refer to and the scale at which they operate. Net zero means there is an equal balance between the amount of greenhouse gases (GHG) (such as carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide) emitted by human activity and the amount removed from the atmosphere. Refers to all greenhouse gas emissions. Ways to measure net zero are usually aligned with scientifically set targets on a global scale. Achieving net zero places more emphasis on cutting down GHG emissions rather than offsetting them. Carbon neutral means there is an equal balance between the amount of carbon dioxide we emit and the amount we remove. Refers specifically to carbon dioxide emissions. Companies which have achieved carbon neutrality have taken steps to remove an equal amount of carbon dioxide to the amount emitted by their operations, in effect ‘offsetting’ their emissions. This is usually achieved through investment in ‘carbon sinks’ that absorb carbon dioxide to remove it from the atmosphere. Why is it important to reduce carbon emissions? Higher levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere are widely recognised as the root of global warming. As carbon dioxide is the most abundant greenhouse gas, it makes sense for a reduction in carbon emissions to help reduce global warming and its negative effects on our planet. What is the impact of the construction industry on global carbon emissions? 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. In 2022 alone the City of London Corporation granted planning consent for 369,449 square metres of office space, 13,690 square metres of retail space, 49,726 square metres of community, education and cultural spaces, and five new pedestrian routes. Data from the City of London With global demand for new buildings for residential and commercial use on the rise, increased demand for construction materials is evident. The main carbon emission hotspots in the construction industry are cement production and iron and steel production, which both involve energy-intensive processes. What can we do to reduce carbon emissions in the construction industry? There are many areas within the construction and building industry that have a negative effect on the environment. If action is not taken to reduce carbon emissions from manufacturing processes, construction, transport of materials, raw material supply, and more, their impact on global warming will continue to rise in line with the rising demand for construction of new buildings. It may take time, but by looking at the various alternatives open to us we can implement new strategies to reduce carbon emissions. Poole Waite’s Eco-friendly Sustainable Ironmongery Ranges can help your business reduce its carbon footprint. Our most recent project, which we are very excited about, has been the introduction of our Eco Friendly Sustainable Ironmongery range. This is a range of new ironmongery, powder-coated (in Matt Black and Matt White) using the latest low energy power from AkzoNobel (Interpon 610E) that reduces the carbon footprint during use. It offers 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. We are actively promoting the benefits of using this range to both customers and their clients as it will enable them to make a significant reduction to their own carbon footprint and improve their ESG performance.

  • Some things are just iconic: Discover the Briton Door Closer

    Have you heard? Poole Waite is the only company specialising in the remanufacturing of the traditional Briton 'B' and 'C' T-shaped door closers? We have supplied these iconic door closers to National Trust properties, Houses of Parliament, Salisbury Cathedral, St Paul's Cathedral and even to Rod Stewart! The History of the Briton Door Closer The Briton door closers were originally manufactured by William Newman and Sons Ltd in Hospital Street, Birmingham during the 1930s. They are still used extensively throughout National Trust properties, Houses of Parliament, period offices, as well as theatre and film sets. Demand for this closer continues despite the introduction in recent years of many new models and the increasing sales of concealed door closers. How can Poole Waite help you? Our in-house engineering department can offer a repair and refurbish service to customer-owned door closers if required. Contact our sales team for more information sales@poolewaite.co.uk

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  • Contact | Poole Waite & Co Ltd

    Contact us Our sales team are on hand to speak to you about your requirements. Alternatively, you can fill out this form and a member of our team will get back to you. Phone 020 7253 8117 Email sales@poolewaite.co.uk First Name Last Name Email Message Send Message sent. Visit our showroom We are proud to call Clerkenwell our home; this area of London houses more creative businesses and architects per square mile than anywhere else in the world, making it one of the most important locations for design. Address 3 Clerkenwell Road London EC1M 5PE Contact 020 7253 8117 Opening Hours Mon - Fri 8:00 am – 5:00 pm sales@poolewaite.co.uk Drag and drop the images in the gallery Discover our history.

  • Heritage | Poole Waite & Co Ltd

    88 years of INDUSTRY LEADING EXPERIENCE It all started in 1935. Poole Waite & Co Ltd was founded in 1935 when a partnership between Mr Poole and Mr Frederick Wille Waite was formed. Originally trading from suitcases containing ironmongery and hardware samples, they started supplying building and construction companies, local authorities and were awarded Ministry of Defence contracts. The business expanded rapidly prompting the need for premises to include storage, a trade counter and an office. So in the late 30's they secured premises at 129 Grays Inn Road WC1. ​ Their continued success meant they outgrew these premises and in 1965 the company moved a short distance to its current location in Clerkenwell Road EC1 where you will still find our prestigious showroom and trade counter. ​ As a company operating in an ever-evolving industry, we have many exciting plans and changes for the future... watch this space! 88 Years of trading in the industry 228 Years of combined experience within our team 17 Members of staff “Wow, that is good service. I had forgotten how good you guys are“ Senior Project Manager, Overbury At Poole Waite & Co Ltd we are committed to supplying quality and reliable architectural ironmongery to the Specifier, Installer and End-user. Quality We check every screw is supplied with every hinge, every hinge for every door, and every set of door furniture is correct for every project. Reliability With over 200 years of combined experience, our team will have identified your issue and solved it even before you knew you had a problem. Expert advice As members of the GAI, we are constantly kept up to date with the latest technical specifications and standards within our changing industry. Our People We are extremely fortunate to employ some of the most highly qualified and experienced staff within the industry who are regularly updated with the latest product launches, changes in technical specification and classification standards. Alex Mamas Dip GAI, MGAI, RegAI Managing Director alex@poolewaite.co.uk Maxine Mamas Finance Director maxine@poolewaite.co.uk Claire Osmon Head of Client Relations claire@poolewaite.co.uk Nick Eve Dip GAI, MGAI Business Development Manager nickeve@poolewaite.co.uk John Hutson Dip GAI General Manager john@poolewaite.co.uk Chris Mamas Account Manager chris@poolewaite.co.uk Nik Byrne Dip GAI, MGAI, DipFD Account Manager nikb@poolewaite.co.uk Matt Stokes Account Manager matt@poolewaite.co.uk Sheila Fearey Senior Accounts Manager sheila@poolewaite.co.uk Leigh-Ann Harris-Seaton Accounts Officer leigh-ann@poolewaite.co.uk Mark Spruhan Deliveries sales@poolewaite.co.uk Nikitah Patel E-commerce and Social Media Coordinator nikitah@poolewaite.co.uk Nicky Klein Business Development nicky@poolewaite.co.uk Lauren Hill Business Development lauren@poolewaite.co.uk Mark Martin (alias Ginge) Fabrication & Workshop Manager sales@poolewaite.co.uk

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