HAG – Support Movembe










HAG provides it sponsorship, support and enrolment in the Movember charity.

Over the last few years I have personally experienced losses and much bad news relating to men’s health issues and therefore it was decided that HAG would support an already “Growing” initiative to raise awareness of these very treatable diseases.

  • What is Movember ? (the month formerly known as November) is a moustache growing charity event held during November each year that raises funds and awareness for prostate cancer and testicular cancer.
  • At the start of Movember guys register with a clean shaven face. The Movember participants, known as Mo Bros, have the remainder of the month to grow and groom their Mo, raising money along the way to benefit men’s health.

I am pleased to say that as a first attempt much of the male workforce got behind “Movember” and produced some pretty impressive results .The “ Ginger grey Chopper Read” being judged as the most striking  which had been meticulously manicured by Aaron Collins a senior surveyor with an obvious passion for male grooming.

Noticeable others include Tony “Super Mario” Fitch and Dan “Poirot” Rollinson but I would like to give special thanks to all who participated and helped raise money for a worthwhile cause.

Paul Dunne, Managing Director 

Further details and support can be given direct at http://uk.movember.com

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The best innovation in security shutters for 50 years

After decades of limited alternatives in the basic security shutter door market a new product has been launched providing benefits that have long been unavailable in the industry. With a design that allows the lath thickness to be thinner yet stronger therefore enabling significant cost savings .

The added benefit of the UL 2 lath is its attractive and unique appearance providing a consistent more durable galvanised finish allowing any roller shutter door to look good for longer.

The UL 2 lath has been fully tested to BS standards and is also compatible for powder coat finishing further enhancing its already astatically pleasing appearance.

Call now for more infomation 0800 072 3444

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Industrial Doors For Network Rail


HAG Uk have recently manufactured supplied and installed a number of replacement workshop doors for network rail and after the initial briefing were poised to expect a reasonably demanding contract. 

On site red tape, train movements ,authorisation hold ups, site working hour issues and general Railway protocol tested onsite and administration staff at times however the contract was successfully completed on time and budget. A total of  9 electrically operated  F1 Insulated steel roller shutters and  2 “C” Doors  (sliding industrial doors) were installed and the main contractor  Mc Nicholas were pleased to receive handover of the doors on the  16th November.

Network rails program of replacement doors have taken into consideration environmental factors choosing the HAG F1 roller shutter, a highly insulated door that will save heat, energy and money.

 To see HAG Industrial doors click here http://www.hag.co.uk/industrial-doors.html

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Industrial Door Repair

Like most things in life, when industrial doors are working properly, we very soon start taking them for granted. But as soon as they develop a fault that impairs or even prevents them from working efficiently, it can be extremely annoying. It can also cause huge inconvenience, not to mention being dangerous to use.

The industrial doors that HAG manufacture are made from the best materials, processed through finely controlled QC processes, and are installed by well-trained installation engineers, all of whom are qualified to the NVQ Level 2 Door Qualification. But even so, things can still go wrong with any installation – particularly if the owners have not taken out a regular service and maintenance contract. Any mechanical, moving object will suffer from wear and tear over a period of time, and if not properly, regularly serviced, that wear and tear will impact on performance.

Daniel Rollinson, HAG’s Service and Repair Manager have seen it all before. “The truth of the matter as far as industrial doors are concerned”, says Paul “is that they don’t actually belong to the people who operate them. He went on to say “Because no one takes ownership, any small defects in operation, or small seemingly insignificant damages that occur over time, are often overlooked and trivialised. But of course things will then only get slowly worse. In the fullness of time, if left unaddressed, these faults will probably cause a major failure.

“One of the most common call outs we have, are when high backed vehicles drive into an industrial door that hasn’t been fully opened. In the worst case scenarios, the steel runners can get distorted resulting in a virtual complete strip down and re-install.”

Industrial doors are an important part of the plant and equipment of any factory. When they don’t work as they are meant to, they slow down or can even halt the production process. But there are other considerations too.

If an industrial door gets jammed open, then it compromises the security of both the building and its contents. There is also the possibility that it compromises the health and safety of staff working in the immediate area. In cases such as these, speed is of the essence, and having an emergency repair done in the shortest possible time is essential.

HAG Shutters and Grilles Ltd is one of the biggest and best suppliers of industrial doors, not just here in the UK, but across mainland Europe! The company not only designs and manufactures doors, grilles, and roller shutters; it installs, maintains and repairs them too. From shops and shopping malls, to hospitals, train stations and airports, HAG supplies a huge and diverse client base. Of course, the more industrial doors there are in the field, the greater the demand for servicing, maintaining and repairing them. And that is precisely why HAG’s UK maintenance and service division is open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, and 365 days of the year.

It’s good to know that HAG is on call for emergencies involving industrial round the clock every day of the year. Engineers will also turn out to repair industrial doors manufactured and installed by others.

But one thing is well worth remembering, especially when you’re talking about routine repair work; and that is that prevention is better than cure. HAG offers a range of regular service options for industrial doors. Routine service and maintenance will not only help to prevent your industrial doors from malfunctioning, but will increase the effective service life of them too. And last but by no means least – planned maintenance is far less costly than urgent call out repairs outside of normal working hours. But just in case you might need it one day; why not make a note of HAG’s 24 hour emergency support line?  0800 072 3444

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The FT Range of Fire shutters….A more tailored fire resistant product!


New Compact Fire Shutter – Due to advances general fire resistant technology, it is now possible to manufacture a more bespoke roller shutter product so that what used to be a very industrial looking steel system often required in commercial premises can now be more in keeping with the surrounding fixtures and fittings and provide a more suitable level of fire protection and visual compliance.

HAG are pleased  to announce the  launch of a range FT Range of Fire Resistant rollers shutters that provide a more ascetically considerate option to the limited products that had  previously  been available in the roller shutter industry. This is through the use of a tubular electric motor rather then the traditional outside mounted motor.

The  range starts with the FT 01 giving 1 hour protection ,FT 02 2 hours  and FT 04 4 hours and all  products  are certified to BS EN 1634-1 BS 476 part 22 with a tested report  identification code of  WF314225. For full details see http://www.hag.co.uk/fireguard-compact-ft.html 

These new products further compliment the HAG range and are now available to download from www.hag.co.uk

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HAG Product Selector for Doors and Shutters

HAG’s new product selector provides quickly and trouble-free specification for doors and shutters.

The HAG Product Selector provides a drop-down choice menu, which accurately and quickly guides the customer to the correct product choice. The menu highlights the application use, location of product required and the design options available. The customer is then presented with a selection of the most suitable products from the HAG door product portfolio.  This new system is designed to help architects and specifier’s save time and provides additional confidence in their product selection from Shop front security shutters through to thermal insulated industrial shutters for warehouses.

We hope this new product selector tool can help simplify the troublesome specification process for all our customers. To access it, simply click the red tab to the right of the home page marked Product Selector. 

In addition, HAG’s new download section provides specification and CAD drawings for all its doors and Security Shutters including Roller Shutters, Sliding Security Grilles, Industrial Doors, Steel Doors, Fire Shutters, Fire Curtains, High Speed Doors, Sliding Shutters, Thermal Doors and Garage Doors.

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Thomas Dunne, HAG Co-founder loses his battle with cancer

It is with great regret that after a short but painful battle with cancer one of HAG’s founders and father to two of its current directors passed away on the 15th July 20, 2012.

All current employees of the company are aware of the influences and guidance Tommy has given throughout his involvement with the company and he will be sadly missed.

Thank you all for the support and goodwill wishes in this difficult time.

 The Funeral Service and Cremation Wednesday  will be at 1:30pm on 25th July,

Westerleigh Crematorium BS37 8QP and afterwards at the Dings RFC, Lansdeer Avenue, Lockleaze BS7 9YS. – all welcome. Family flowers only please but donations if desired for St Peter’s Hospice may be sent c/o Thomas Davis Funeral Directors, 21-23 Gloucester Road North, Filton BS7 0SH.

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M Shed: HAG’s role in an award-winning construction

M shed

M shed

The Bristol museum M-Shed has won an award for the quality of its construction, which includes roller shutters and industrial doors from HAG. We’re delighted for main contractor BAM and architects LAB who together made this a building worth recognising.

Why is M-Shed an award-winner?

Local Authority Building Control, the body tasked with promoting the design and construction of buildings with a high degree of safety, accessibility and environmental efficiency – decided that M-Shed deserved a Bristol Building Excellence Award in the ‘Community Building’ category. This win at a local level also puts M-Shed forward for an award at the regional level, which will be judged in June.

The award recognises not only the quality of design, but also the quality of workmanship. M-Shed has transformed a former transit shed built in the 1950s and located on the southern edge of Bristol’s historic harbourside. Since its opening in the summer of 2011 it has become one of the region’s foremost museums and visitors attractions.

The part played by HAG

In partnership with the main contractor, HAG installed 8 doors of different types from our portfolio. This includes roller shutters, fire shutters and Seceuroguard trellis doors.

Most of these products are from our standard range, which although not a fully bespoke product are nevertheless manufactured to order and custom fitted for the opening. However, one feature of the building did require special attention. The grille that helps secure the bookshop needed to follow a curving track. For this, we fitted an Ali Glyde horizontal sliding security grille. Its lightweight aluminium construction and clever design allows the grille to glide open and closed as it follows the contour of the bookshop perimeter.

And that hints at one of the qualities that makes M-Shed an award-winning building. Although from outside appearance it’s as square as a shoebox, inside the walls are set at curves and angles to create desire to wander about in there.

Our congratulations go out to BAM construction and LAB architects. If you would like to explore sliding door and security shutter solutions for a building you are responsible for, please contact our experienced team on 0117 965 4888.

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Roller Shutter Graphic Advertising

Shutter Graphics

Shutter Graphics

HAG is excited about new techniques and innovations that allow a graphic advertising to be applied to roller shutters.

This system turns any bland shop front into a high visible advertising hording, allowing you to realize the full potential of your commercial property.

With any design or message able to be applied to the roller shutter, the only limitation is your imagination. The system has no UV Fade, vandal proof and will not peel.

Advertising is continually evolving taking on all sorts of different directions, one such item was recently featured business on the “dragons den” utilising the retractable material barriers separating the queuing lanes in airports which are now being used for a blind type retractable signage to further promote brand awareness and other relevant messages.

Twenty years ago advertising on buses and taxis was new and creative but now is common place; we see shutter graphic as the next evolution. Media buyers are already renting these spaces, long and short term as eye level advertising in target areas are a great opportunity for promotions.

Working with one of the leading supplier in the UK, HAG has combined the strengths of two great companies to provide an innovative alternative to high street advertising.

With the costs of design and installation being in line with standard paint finishes we at HAG are excited about this new and innovative service.


Shutter Graphics

Please contact us on 0800 072 3444 to arrange a quotation.

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HAG Roller Shutters on Albert Square

The soap that everyone is talking about “Eastenders” has recently had an Armouguard C1 roller shutter with a personnel door installed in an eye-catching Aqua blue for the show.

Without giving the plot away, in the upcoming programme when one of the main characters of the show decided to start up a new business in the arches they have roller shutters installed on their new shop front for protection against attackers and intruders.

The installation took place as the show was being filmed, so keep an eye out for our van next to the market stalls and our engineers Pete and Stuart trying to mingle in as extras.

As the shows purchasers know HAG offers the largest range of roller shutters and have held a long standing relationship as a preferred supplier to the BBC, HAG was the obvious choice.

 A recent BBC show HAG assisted in was medical drama “Casualty” when a gang of armed robbers raided the old bank of England in Bristol they emptied the safe of cash and gold, however the last one to leave was trapped by the HAG bespoke roller grille that was closing automatically as the alarms were triggered. (This individual should have read our operation care manual which is available to all customers!) The show aired July 2011.

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