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The University Of Buckingham Save Time With a 1Stop™ from Quest

The University of Buckingham was established in 1976, has 3 campuses and 65 buildings. It has its own department for maintenance and repair which is led by Operations Manager, Matthew Cross and covers all plumbing, carpentry and electrical needs for the University. The in-house maintenance department has a woodworking workshop, storage for all the consumables needed, an administration and records … Continue reading

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Meet The Team: Steve

Steve manages ‘Goods In’ at Quest. All the orders for products placed by purchasing come into Steve and he checks the items match the purchase order, scans them into the Quest inventory system and places them into their stock location ready to be picked for customer orders. Steve performs quality control on each item delivered in and quickly reports any … Continue reading

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Product Focus: Reliance W1 Window Hardware

The Reliance W1 security espagnollette bolts for windows offer multipoint locking with a patented high security claw system and steel shootbolts. This window hardware is Secured By Design approved (police approved specification) and has been tested to 100, 000 cycles. The Reliance W1 has a claw that retracts completely making the system ideal for flush or traditional casements and can … Continue reading

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Bedford Trade Counter: Ask Ian

Q: Do you stock router cutters? A: Yes, both Quest at Bedford and Buckingham are a authorised Trend routing centre and keep a range of cutters, jigs and routing accessories. Q: How can I fix items to a dry lined (dot and dab) wall? A: We stock Dryline Pro in packs of 8 or 50 PFC461: 8 PFC460: 50 Q: Do … Continue reading

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Buckingham Trade Counter: Ask Roy, Ox Tools Focus

Q:  Can you recommend a quality claw hammer? A: Ox Tools offers a range of sizes of claw hammers, in 28, 20 and 16 OZ, these are really popular. The range is called OX Pro Series Claw Hammer Q:  I need to take measurements, but sometimes I work with dim lighting, do you have any easy solutions? A: Ox offer … Continue reading

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Product Focus : MultiSolve

MultiSolve from CT1 is a unique non-aggressive multi-purpose solvent that removes sealants and adhesives safely. This product is a real time saver for many joiners and removes wax, ink, tar, paraffin, cement, adhesive labels and a multiple of other stubborn deposits simply by spraying the area and then removing with a clean, soft cloth. MultiSolve can also be used to … Continue reading

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Buckingham Trade Counter: Ask Roy

Q: What tool can I use to remove nails and screws with ease? A: The 10 inch claw bar from Ox Tools is fantastic for removing screws and nails. We sell a wide range of Ox tools in the trade counter at Gawcott, Buckingham, they offer outstanding quality and great value for money. Q:  Do you have a tool to … Continue reading

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Bedford Trade Counter: Ask Ian

    Q: What will drill porcelain tiles?   A: I always recommend Ox diamond drill bits, we have them in sizes 5mm -25mm, but the most popular size is 6mm for drilling a small round hole.   Q: What fixings do you have for putting a heavy cupboard or mirror onto plaster board?   A: We stock Snaptoggle and … Continue reading

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8 Fire Safety Products for Joiners at Quest

#1 Intumescent seals Intumescent strips are designed to maintain the integrity of fire doors by resisting the passage of fire for up to 60 minutes. The products have been tested in accordance with BS 476 Part 22:1987. The strips are fixed in the edge of the door leaf or in the door frame. Two types are available Fire Only Seals … Continue reading

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Meet The Team : Richard

Richard has many years of experience in hardware. He’s had two stints at Quest, over the past year and back in 2014. Richard is an important contact for many customers, providing advice on a wide range of ironmongery, sliding door gear and consumables. Richard is also a key contact for advising on our Multirail system, which is used by joiners … Continue reading

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