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24/03/2020
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Door closures with countersunk magnets

We have recently been working with Peter Bell Architects on their recent installation. They were looking to build a ‘wall’ to hide the base of a staircase to the basement of an early Victorian house. The ‘wall’ appears to look like a wall of panels and cupboard doors, where in fact one of the panels pivots to reveal a staircase. They were after a solution that would create a sleek and subtle closure, to echo the wall illusion. So, how did our magnets help? Our experts advised they purchase: 20mm... Read More

24/03/2020
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Kitchen appliance hack: Tumble dryer door

The use of magnets does not need to be complicated. In fact, some of the simple ideas are the best ones! Recently we helped a customer with a simple home DIY trick for their tumble dryer door. Their tumble dryer sits on top of their washing machine and the door to the dryer kept closing whilst they were loading and unloading from the machine. They needed a solution to keep the door open when required. The customer advised the team that their dryer door was made from chrome plastic, which... Read More

16/03/2020
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Homemade magnetic gift ideas

Struggling what to get your Mum this Mother’s Day, or looking for a gift for a friend? Don’t panic. We have put together some quick and easy homemade gift ideas for any last-minute present buying! Homemade gifts enable you to add personal touches, making the recipient feel extra special. These applications are suitable to do with children and can be adapted further for the more advanced crafters! So, lets get started! MAGNETIC JEWELLERY CLASPS Are they obsessed with jewellery? Get creative and make them a bracelet or necklace from scratch!... Read More

20/11/2019

Secondary glazing with magnets

The nights are drawing in, the temperature is dropping, and frost is starting to appear, all the classic signs that winter is approaching! Due to the cold weather our Experts frequently get asked about winter based applications, in particular about achieving secondary glazing with magnets. Secondary glazing is a cheaper solution to double glazing and is something you can install yourself. With this in mind, we have put together a simple step by step guide for you. All you need is our FerroFlex®, MagFlex® tapes and a plastic sheet. Benefits... Read More

13/11/2019

A simple solution to stopping light seepage with magnets

No one likes a bad night sleep, especially not from light seeping through your curtains. Sleep plays a vital role in everyone’s life it helps improve mental/physical health, it supports a healthy brain function and makes you more productive during the day. So why let the things like your curtains get in the way of this? Especially since this can be easily fixed with our simple solution! All you need is our Stitch In PVC coated ‘Quick Change’ Textile Magnets: Once you have purchased the stitch in PVC coated ‘quick... Read More

07/10/2019
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Keep your gates securely closed with countersunk magnets

Magnets are a quick and easy solution for keeping doors, cupboards and gates closed securely. Recently we had an inquiry from one of our customers, Steve, who required a magnetic solution for his gate. After speaking to one of our experts, Steve purchased: 1 x 25mm x 5mm thick x 6.0mm Neodymium Magnet – 11.2kg Pull NORTH 1 x 25mm x 5mm thick x 6.0mm Neodymium Magnet – 11.2kg Pull SOUTH. SHOP NOW These magnets are ideal for this application due to the countersunk central hole, which allows them to... Read More

03/09/2019
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Create your own marble run with magnets!

We strongly believe that you can have fun with magnets! We recently received an email from one of our customers, Ed, who proves this. He has recently been working on the Marble Mania summer exhibition at St Neots Museum. Marble Mania is a collaborative project from The Neotists, a local creative community in St Neots. The project is supported with a grant from Cambridge Community Reach fund. Ed is a local painter and decorator who was commissioned to build the exhibition. The main feature was a giant interactive marble run,... Read More

03/09/2019

How to use Neodymium magnets on a model aircraft

Magnets come in all shapes and sizes, with sizes as small as 1mm dia! Magnets of this size are extremely popular amongst craft and model making enthusiasts, as they can be easily hidden within fixings whilst providing strong hold. It is this exact reason that our customer Michael got in contact to demonstrate how he used our magnets in his 64″ span Hawker Hurricane model aircraft. Michael glued 8 of our 6mm dia x 0.5 thick N42 Neodymium magnets secure the model’s detachable hatch. Michael needed the hatch to be both secure in... Read More

30/08/2019
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How to secure canal boat doors with pot magnets

Each month we receive various emails from our customers demonstrating the use of our magnets. Recently we have been receiving more stories about customers using our magnets in various modes of transport and in this particular case, a canal boat! We were pleased to hear from one of our customers, Bob, who got in contact to share his creative yet very practical use of our magnets on his canal boat! Bob is amongst a number of volunteers from the Cotswold Canals Trust, who work tirelessly on restoring the Cotswold Canals.... Read More

01/08/2019

Create engaging POS displays with Magnetic Hooks

POS (Point of Sale) signage and displays are a pivotal part of any retail space, providing an eye-catching visual to entice customers and attract interest. Often the most difficult part of this is finding a suitable fixing method for hanging material that allows the user to easily change and update, whilst knowing that the signage/display is held securely in place.   Our extensive range of POS and retail display magnets provide the perfect solution; allowing for convenience, style, ease of application and a secure hold. What’s more, our magnets provide... Read More