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Greenoak Save Valuable Time with Multirail™ Overhead Runway System

Greenoak is an Oxfordshire-based construction and joinery business working on all types of buildings from new build to listed. Greenoak has been in operation for the past 11 years and has always had an in-house joinery workshop to process all woodworking requirements for their construction projects. The woodworking workshop also provides solely joinery work for enquiries that come through their website, through word of mouth and repeat work. The type of work that is completed in the joinery workshop is varied, including timber windows, doors, cabinets, wardrobes and other bespoke furniture. Eleven months ago Greenoak installed a Multirail™ overhead runway system in their spray booth, supplied by Runners Sliding Systems. The s...

Buckingham Trade Counter: Ask Roy #7

Q: I’ve got a problem with timber splitting when I’m putting in screws, what can I do? A: Quest sell Optimaxx screws at the trade counter, online and through phone sales, this very popular range of screws are self countersinking and self cutting. The sizes are from 3.5 x 20mm to 6.0 x 180mm. Optimaxx screws have a razor sharp point, a sharp sawtooth, a deep wide thread and 24 unique grooves on the head. With a specifically positioned long thin groove that reduces the pressure build up on insertion by dispensing wood fibres. The sharp saw-tooth formation cut out of the bottom threads bites into the timber reducing torque and resistance, enabling penetration without a pilot hole. Q: It’s too hot i...

Meet The Team: Dave

Dave is the warehouse and logistics manager at Quest, he manages the team who operate across 13SF of warehouse. As orders come into the sales team they are placed on the system and then processed by the warehouse. Orders placed by local businesses are shipped out through our fleet of vans, orders placed further afield are delivered through a network of couriers. Dave’s role is to manage the Quest staff resources and ensure that all orders are correctly picked and dispatched from the warehouse and delivered on time. Dave commented “Each day is different for me, the only consistent is that we have a quick huddle meeting each day in the morning where I relay any feedback or delegate tasks that need addressing” Dav...

Buckingham Trade Counter: Ask Roy #11

Q: I’m chiselling a lock, what options to do have at the trade counter? A: We sell the Ox Pro chisels in various sizes including 6mm,10, 13mm 16mm, 19mm, 22mm, 25mm, 32mm and 32mm. The chisels are made from hardened & tempered high grade steel for durability, with a soft grip, non-slip handle with a strike end cap. The size of each chisel is etched into the blade. Ox Pro chisels are available individually or as a set. Q: I need to work up a ladder with tools, do you have any solutions to make it easier? A: In the Buckingham trade counter we have range of Makita tool belts that suit right and left and users. They are made from hard wearing materials and feature leather interior. Various size...

Product Focus: Trend Professional Cement Sawblades

Trend have introduced a specialist saw blade that can cut cement fiberboard cladding that’s used in construction. This Polycrystalline Diamond (PCD) saw blade can cut through products such as Hardie-Board cladding®, Aqua board®, Minerit® and Marley Eternet® . These ultra-durable blades are also perfect for laminate flooring, MDF, Gemnstone worktops, wood-based material and plastic with up to 60 times longer life when compared to TCT blades when cutting laminate flooring. Using a 12- degree hook angle flat top with chamfer design tooth blade that ensures a faster, cleaner cut across all materials, with less dust when compared to a continuous diamond blade. The blades have laser cut hardened bodies with anti-kickba...

Buckingham Trade Counter: Ask Roy #10

Q: It’s so cold in the workshop at the moment, do you have any thing that can help me keep warm? A: We offer Ox Heavy Duty Thermal Socks (HTD627) in size 6-11, with maximum cushioning around the foot, Achilles and leg. You can pick these up from our Ox tools stand. Q: Do you have a simple light that I can use to look at my tools in the back of my van? A: We offer a 3W LED Swivel light with a magnet base so you can attached it to a surface in the van and find the tool you need. (SEM414) Q: I’m cutting kitchen work tops, what is the best jigsaw blade to use? A: There is a wide range of Jigsaw blades at the Quest trade counter in Gawcott, Buckingham. It is best to use downward cutting blades for a clean cut...

Meet The Team: Roy

The trade counter at Gawcott in Buckingham has ranges of hand tools, power tools, drill bits and measurement devises, plus it sits alongside 13,000 SF of Quest warehouse space providing access to the full range of Quest ironmongery, consumables, site lighting, workwear, tools and sliding door gear. Roy looks after customers that visit the trade counter and offers often invaluable advice to people visiting looking for solutions. Customers vary, they could be trade account customers that need to pick up an item that day or would like one to one advice to help them select the perfect solution for their project. Local builders, joiners or plumbers also find it a convenient place to pick up resources on the way to a job. Roy, commented...

Quest Catalogue Product Focus: Capex

Capex and Cresfinex are roof glazing system products designed to be used as capping in many applications such as conservatories, skylight roof glazing, porches and commercial arcade roof constructions. Capex and Cresfinex are a comprehensive range of capping solutions that are user friendly, easy to install. The specially designed gaskets used in the capping and ridge systems allow materials to expand and contract silently and remain permanently sealed in place. Capex can be used with glass, polycarbonate, acrylic –single, double, or triple cavity on timber, steel, UPVC and aluminium rafters. Capex has a colour matching service, matching to any RAL colours Capex and Cresfinex are fully featured in the new Quest catalo...

Meet the Team: Mark

Mark is part of the despatch team in the warehouse at Quest. Mark checks all the orders that have been picked from the warehouse against the order sheet, he also checks the delivery method which could be the local van routes across a team of drivers or for further afield we use various courier services. Once an order has been checked Mark packs the order in boxes, using packing and tape to make sure each delivery is safe and secure on route, Mark also packs the long length of track for sliding door systems, these can be up to 6m so they need special cardboard track protectors. Mark also organises the blades that come in each week for the blade sharpening service, once sharpened Mark sends the blades back to the customers and packs the...

Quest Catalogue Product Focus : Striplox

Striplox is an award winning range of components that are designed to connect joinery items. Striplox can replace screws, brackets, dowels, fixings and other connecting methods. Quest has a range of Striplox joinery connectors in the latest catalogue, each product features a diagram, the advantages, the materials it’s suitable for and an installation guide. Watch the video Striplox are perfect for joinery work in kitchens and bathrooms, furniture manufacture, retail space, exhibitions and displays and commercial projects. Features Internationally Patent protected No visible fixings Flat pack Lower labour costs Allows flat pack and knock down furniture and components to be locked together Easy assembly...