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WJL Needle guarantees your fire doors are supplied, installed and recorded in accordance with the new Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022.

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The Golden Thread

The installation and maintenance of your fire door is the key to its performance and life span. Every WJL fire door is selected, installed and recorded using our industry leading app based technology.

This allows us to provide the Golden Thread of certification throughout its journey from manufacture through to installation and maintenance, for the whole of the fire door’s life.

  • IFSS trained installers
  • Bluesky 3rd party certification
  • Digital Asset Register to maintain the Golden Thread
  • Independent Fire Door Installation Manager


Every single one of our fire door installers are trained to a 3rd party accredited standard (FireQual) by our training partner IFSS who have developed a programme specifically

for our needs. All our staff engaged in the management of fire doors receive appropriate fire door training.


BLUESKY provide a modern approach to 3rd party certification for the installation and maintenance of fire doors.

We have refined our processes around the rigorous demands of this standard and continue to help to raise the bar in the industry.


BOLSTER provide sector leading technology to record fire stopping and fire door installations. WJL use Bolster as standard and provide the end user with a complete photographic record of every doorset.


Our Fire Door Installation Manager oversees all doorsets on all sites and operates independently of the project. In this capacity he can properly ensure due process is followed and a fully certified installation can be provided.


Before any doorset goes into manufacture, we schedule every single doorset in house and independently of the architectural project doorset and ironmongery schedules to ensure that our doorsets, ironmongery and installation methods are all compatible with relevant certification.

Commitment to excellence in fire and smoke doorset installation

From specific training to robust certification, recording, and proactive scheduling; each step emphasises our dedication to industry-leading standards. Our Golden Thread of certification runs through every stage, ensuring transparency and client satisfaction.

At WJL, we don’t just install doorsets; we provide peace of mind, confidence, and a steadfast commitment to safety and compliance throughout the life cycle of each fire doorset.

Did you know that we are able to offer training on our WJL Needle Process in person?
If you’re interested, please contact Jim Greensmith on or via phone on 07842417178.

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At WJL we strive for the greatest client satisfaction and continually monitor our feedback. Here’s what our clients have to say about us:

WJL’s works are of a good standard and the manner and attitude of their supervisor on site is a leading example to other subcontractors on how to manage and coordinate their work force.

Ian Rodgers, Operations Manager, Eric Wright

Seddon would personally like to put on record our gratitude to WJL for the amazing turnaround of the specialist joinery items on the project and to be able to achieve the very tight programme dates to enable Seddon to achieve Practical Completion on the Westcliffe Extra Care project.

Nick Camm, Quantity Surveyor, Seddon

As designers we always strive to find the best manufactures, to ensure our design is built to the highest standards, this is particularly relevant in a healthcare context. We were very impressed how the team at WJL translated our design into built furniture often comprising of complicated curves and angles. We would definitely recommend them for furniture projects.

Will Boex, Operations Director, Boex

More than happy, in every aspect, and I have given your details out as a company to use for quality especially happy with the manufacturing quality, and the programme we adhered to.

Martin Lawther, Quantity Surveyor, Gilbert Ash

Workmanship really good, excellent joiners, very responsive to our requirements, good communication.

Dave Tomlin, ISG

WJL has produced joinery, to a high standard, that we cannot fault. They have a proactive approach to assist in achieving the required design, within realistic timescales.

Benn Wilson, Surveyor, Rainsford Contracts Ltd

I felt I had to write and let you know that I feel you have been a pleasure to deal with as a company I feel that you are going the extra mile for us and the joiners that have worked here are extremely helpful. Please pass on my genuine thanks to all concerned. It is rare in this industry that we come across suppliers and tradesmen who care. Thank all your team on my behalf.

Phil Cowlard , Site Manager, Rydon

We have been working with Winston Joinery/WJL since 1996 & during that time they have produced some fantastic items of joinery for us & there professionalism has been consistent throughout that time.

Michael Buckingham, Contracts Director, DMB Carpentry & Joinery Ltd
WJL provided good & thorough input into the scheduling of door-sets, ironmongery and instillation programme. Quality if installation was of a very high standard, especially in the refurbished area which had its unique challenges requiring traditional carpentry skills.
Neil Jefferies, Project Manager, Osborne Construction

Excellent subcontractor, performed well on project (New Cross Hospital)

Joe Mcmorrow, Senior Quantity Surveyor, Kier

Worked well at Westcliffe to complete our specialist joinery items. They will pull out all the stops to ensure the work on site is complete and to a good standard at a competitive price!

Corey Holden, Trainee QS, Seddon

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