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July 2015:

Our advertisement as appeared in Property and Development magazine.

Westway advert

April 2015:

We are very pleased to have been appointed the new London distributor for "Fortessa" Door Furniture. Please contact a member of our sales team for a brochure or further details.

January 2014:

Our "B-Line" Overhead Door Closers are now supplied with slots as standard in the top of the cover to make the installation a lot easier where low level ceilings or limited headroom is a problem.

January 2014:

Poole Waite & Co Ltd has been chosen to be featured in a Dutch film production by students documenting an established Architectural Ironmonger based in London with regards to the history and day to day running of the business.

December 2013:

GAI Education Programme Top Business Studies Student

We are very pleased to announce that our young Sales Executive, Nikolaos Byrne, has accomplished one of the highest academic achievements within the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers. The presentation awards took place at the Marriott hotel in November with guest speaker John Inverdale who was also presenting the awards. Nikolaos achieved the award "GAI Education Programme Top Business Studies Student 2013" which is recognised throughout the ironmongery profession as one of the most outstanding achievements obtainable.

We are all very proud of Nik's achievement – Well Done Nik!





November 2013:

Major award achieved by Poole Waite & Company and it's qualified sales staff in recognition of "GAI Education Programme" presented by John Inverdale to Neil Francis (National Sales Manager).


Award

October 2013:

We are very pleased to have been able to obtain a genuine double sided Hovis sign. This was positioned above the Machin's Bakery, Orpington High Street, Kent in the 1950's and has remained outside until March 2013. Below are various "Yesteryear" photos that have captured "The Hovis Sign" in the background. This could possibly be for sale. Please contact our Sales Department or view our Antique & Reclaim section for other collectable items.

Hovis Sign

August 2013:

Poole Waite are pleased to announce our young Sales Executive Nikolaos Byrne has done himself and us proud by passing his Year 3 studies achieving a distinction for his Business Studies and passing his Scheduling exams and now has his full G.A.I. diploma. Well Done Nik!

January 2013:

Due to the increasing demand we will be launching "The Poole Waite Trade Range" consisting of stainless steel door furniture later this month. Whilst not comparable with our premium OPTIMUS products it is however extremely durable and hardwearing but with the benefit of being extremely competitively priced in a very price sensitive market.

November 2012:

Once again Poole Waite are proud to have been chosen as the "Number 1" sponsor for the Old Gravesendians R.F.C. and wish them well for the season ahead.

September 2012:

Over the last few months there have been many manufacturers / suppliers price increases and we are now unable to absorb these increases. Please speak to a member of our Sales Team for up to date prices.

August 2012:

We are very pleased to announce that Nikolaos Byrne, one of our young Sales Exceutives, has just been awarded a Distinction for year one and a Credit for year two of his Guild of Architectural Ironmongery exams.

August 2012:

All fire doors must be installed with the correct intumescent hinge plates, these are paramount for maintaining the integrity of the fire door assembly. These are held in stock and are manufactured to suit the OPTIMUS ball bearing hinge range.

 

July 2012:

21 / 05 / 12:

We have just finished supplying specified OPTIMUS products for the London 2012 Olympics. Our product range was chosen over  our competitors based on its reliability and functionality together with it being competitively priced.

December 2011:

As from January 2012 we will become one of London's leading suppliers / stockists of the well known D-Line range.

19 / 12 / 11:

We had an initial enquiry from a construction company who was renovating a Georgian period property that required the external window shutter hinges to be replaced with "the same type". Obviously being in the region of 150 years old they could no longer be supplied off the shelf but with our in-house manufacturing department we were able to reproduce as per originals with the customer and client being very pleased with the end result.

22 / 09 / 11:

We were asked a couple of months ago if we could price match one of our competitors. It was a reasonable size job based in the City of London consisting of stainless steel ironmongery. For us to get anywhere close to our "competitors price" we had no alternative but to supply imported door hardware. At the time we made it quite clear that the products will be, to put it bluntly, rubbish! Our customer insisted cheap was the priority. The ironmongery was supplied and a few weeks after we had a phone call stating that numerous door closers were leaking (as you can see from the photograph). This is another prime example of clients/contractors trying to cut costs. The contractor has had no alternative but to supply all new Poole Waite OPTIMUS B-Line door closers that we made quite clear from the start he should be using, so once again the question has to be asked "Is it really worth installing cheap contract ironmongery?"

20 / 09 / 11:

We were very pleased to have been nominated the supplier of Bobrick Washroom Hardware to Mercedes-Benz, Great Britain. You may or may not know but we are the London Distribution Agent for this quality range. If you would like more information on their products please enquire with one of our Sales Executives who will be happy to assist you.

22 / 07 / 11:

We have a very large selection of modern and reclaimed building materials in stock at our storage and distribution centre in Bexley, Kent. Please contact a member of our Sales Team with your requirements.

10 / 06 / 11: Is the Installation of "Budget" Ironmongery Cost Effective?




Our Managing Director (Alex Mamas) was requested to undertake a site visit by a large City based architect's practice, who specified a "budget" range of ironmongery for a large office block approximately 10 months ago.

The reason we were asked to attend was the original ironmonger who supplied the entire project was now "no longer", and the end user was having lots of problems with doors not closing correctly. The problem was immediately recognised; non-CE-marked hinges had been fitted with phosphor wearing washers. It was quite clear they were not the correct hinge for the application and subsequently had worn at a very rapid rate causing doors to drop, rendering the latching mechanism and fire door integrity to a very poor level. On further inspection of the ironmongery, it was noted the majority of door closers were leaking and lever handle droopage was evident.

Not getting involved in the legal side of things between the architect and contractor, the replacement ironmongery package will now cost "someone" a large amount to rectify. The moral of the story: Is the installation of budget ironmongery within a commercial application really going to save you money in the end?

27 / 05 / 11: FSB

We are now able to offer the quality, well known "FSB" German range of ironmongery at very competitive prices.  Please contact our sales team for further details.

31 / 03 / 11: Old Gravesendians R.F.C.

We are very honoured that one of Kent's leading Rugby Football Club's is proud to be displaying our Poole Waite OPTIMUS brand on their club strip.
We would like to wish them all the best for the 2011/2012 season.

23 / 03 / 11:

We have recently invested in numerous metal working machines (milling machines, lathes, grinders, polishers, etc) which will enable us to undertake bespoke and repetition fabrication work in house, thus reducing delivery times further.

04 / 11 / 2010: Promotional Brochure 2010 / 2011

IT'S OUT!
Our new 2010/2011 Promotional Brochure is now available illustrating many popular items at very competitive prices. To view, click on Promotional Brochure "2011" or phone our Sales Team to request your copy.

04 / 11 / 2010:

We have just finished supplying goods to a certain "Number 10"".

23 / 09 / 2009: Preferred Suppliers

As well as supplying the well-known OPTIMUSbranded products, we have also been nominated as the preferred supplier in and around London and the Home Counties for the following branded products:

     
  • Häfele Cabinet & Furniture Fittings 
  • Jebron Door Closers and Floor Springs 
  • Bobrick Washroom Products

We are also main stockists / distributors of the following:

     
  • Briton Door Controls 
  • Carlisle Brass 
  • Chubb Products 
  • Dorma Door Controls 
  • Dorma Glass Fittings 
  • Hewi Nylon Furniture Range 
  • Hoppe Products 
  • Geze Door Controls 
  • Normbau Nylon Furniture Range 
  • Samuel Heath 
  • Union Products 
  • Yale Products