Glazing Costs Reduced By Up To £10 Per V/P Using C.G.I. & Morland

A Case Study. Michael Pepper Joinery.

In April 2012 C.G.I. gained Certifire test evidence CF257 for their Pyroguard product using a seal that costs less than traditional glazing seals. The seal had another benefit, Andrew Warren, Commercial Director of Morland takes up the story.

 “Morland mould and wrap MDF and have supplied the door industry for some years with fire rated glazing beads. We looked at the new seal C.G.I. had tested and believed we could apply it with our wrapping equipment at speed. The trials proved successful and we launched Quickfix bead at the start of 2013.”

Joe Pepper, Associate Director of Operations for Michael Pepper Joinery Ltd, looked at the finish on the bead and was pleasantly surprised. “I thought wrapped MDF would not look right against a veneered leaf. However, the print finishes Morland use have the right emboss and sheen levels. In some cases a hardwood moulding can be difficult to lacquer to the same reflectivity as the leaf. The contrasting reflectivity draws the eye to the bead and can make it unsightly.  Quickfix bead looks the part and cost savings are always welcome. We use Pyroguard as our preferred glazing system so there was no change management required there. “


Cost Saving Analysis.


A typical hockey stick 25mmx21mm bead in MDF costs around £0.70p a metre and with the tested C.G.I seal this increases to £1.00 a metre.

Depending upon the species hardwood bead 2 X 50 x 25 sawn section would cost anywhere between £0.50p to £1 a metre. Purchased as a fully finished moulding that figure increases to between £1 and £2. Mould your own costs are hard to prove but most estimators use £0.50p a metre for moulding and £0.20p for lacquering. So a typical lacquered hardwood bead in oak is circa £1.20p a metre increasing to £2.20p for the likes of walnut.

Seal costs vary between £0.60p a metre for a basic FD30 strip to over £2.00 a metre for U channel systems.

So comparing the Quickfix bead fitted with a seal at £1 a metre with a hardwood moulding either made in house or bought in, the savings can from £0.50p a m for and FD30 oak bead and seal  to £3 a m for a walnut FD60 bead. On a classic 1500×200 V/P this equates to between £1.70p and £10.00

Time Saving:

  • No labour time to apply seal.
  • Lots of tolerance in the seal makes fitting quicker

Waste Reduction.

The bead is supplied in 3m lengths with no knots, twisting or warping so yields are much higher than with irregular lengths of hardwood.

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Glazing Costs Reduced By Up To £10 Per V/P Using C.G.I. & Morland

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  • Fully finished wrapped MDF bead, excellent match to veneer, laminate and foil faced doors
  • The lowest cost glazing system
  • Certifire tested - CF5241 - Click here to view certificate
  • Comes with pre-attached fire rated seal - No additional seal needed
  • Can be used with Pyrobelite, Pyrosec 7/30, Pyrodur Plus, Pyroguard, Pyrostem & Pyroshield Safety glass.
  • Product size: 27x21.5x1800 bead lengths
  • Saves time and cost in glazing
  • No aperture liner
  • No setting out blocks
  • Gives 3mm of tolerance for door and glass width variation
  • Minimum order quantity of 4 Lengths.
NBS Information/ Specification

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Brand Morland
Product Code MC034618761800
Certified FD30 CF5241
Certified FD60 No
Finish Ash
Size 27x21.5x1800mm
Substrate Material MDF
Laminate Material N/A
Weight < 3kg
PEFC Certified N/A
FSC® Certified Yes


Additional Information

Glass Intumescent Acrylic Sealant Around Glass Maximum Glass Area (m2)
Pyrobelite NO 0.55
Pyrosec 7/30 NO 0.55
Pyrodur Plus NO 0.55
Pyroguard YES 0.57
Pyroshield YES 0.55
Pyroshield Safety YES 0.55


Certifire Certificate

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View FileMorland Quickfix FD30 Glazing Bead System CF5241    Size: (199.77 KB)

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