Joinerysoft is the leading supplier of software to the bespoke joinery market (known to some as custom joinery, heritage joinery or fenestration). Our Joinery Management Software (JMS) helps you to improve efficiency and productivity, helping you to gain a competitive advantage.
We provide a total package for joiners producing timber windows, sliding sash, doors, screens, stairs, gates and other custom joinery items. Designed to be easy to use you don't have to know anything about computers to use it, simply joinery. Our woodworking software helps you to manage your business from initial enquiry right through to producing the final product. JMS even calculates U values for all custom windows, doors and screens and helps make you compliant with building regulations and CE marking.
Designed by joiners for joiners JMS has been developed to assist all joinery / milling companies from the one man band up to large joinery companies with 20+ joiners.
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Joinerysoft work with UK notified bodies to include CE marking within JMS. Joinerysoft's u-values are verified by bsi, a UK notified body.
Customers of Joinerysoft with up to date annual support and maintenance are able to receive CE marking as a free upgrade.
NOT up to date with support and maintenance? Call us now on +44 (0) 01608 433302 to discuss upgrading options.
The requirement to CE mark external timber windows and doors became mandatory on 1st July 2013.
CE marking is a key indicator of a product’s compliance with EU (European Union) legislation and enables the free movement of products within the European market. CE marking confirms that a product satisfies the legislative requirements, e.g. a harmonised level of safety, to be sold there. It means that the manufacturer has verified that the product complies with all relevant essential requirements, eg health and safety requirements, of the applicable directive(s) or, if stipulated in the directive(s), had it examined by a notified conformity assessment body.
The CE mark is specified by the EU but refers to the relevant country’s regulations. Within the UK this enforces compliance with Building Regulations (Part L), which is applicable for all external windows and doors covered by the legislation. Within the UK the legislation is enforced by Trading Standards, NOT building regulations.
CE Marking affects ALL joinery manufacturers. DO NOT think that because you make a one off window or door that you will not have to CE mark. This is not true.
If an item requires a U-value then it also needs a CE mark.
Some joinery companies are still not providing u-values or the correct u-value, which relate to building regulations – Part L. This stipulates (since October 2010) that external windows need to have a u-value of 1.6 for a renovation project (or 2 in a new build) and external doors require a u-value of 1.8. If you are currently just calling the local glazing company for the u-value of the glass this is not the same as the overall u-value. The overall u-value is based on the following; type of timber, centre pane u-value and the Psi value of the spacer bars (see below).
If a u-value is not required due to conservation exclusion then CE marking will not be required either.
Most ‘Bespoke’ windows WILL require a u-value as they are not truly bespoke. (Truly bespoke windows will be exempt from requiring u-value and therefore CE marking.)
How do you get CE marking? Why bother? What next?
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NEXT CE Marking Workshop - date to be confirmed...
For more information on the CE Marking Workshop please Click Here.
Want to order a printer or accessories?
As the leading supplier of software for the timber industry Joinerysoft have negotiated discounted prices for CE label printers, labels & ribbons.
Please click our online payment button below to order now.
Alternatively you can cut and paste the following link into your browser: http://www.joinerysoft.eu/customer/list/workshops/
Management Reports & Cross Sections?
JMS 4 and JMS Pro features include:
- Cross sections
- 3D imaging
JMS Pro is designed for joinery manufacturers that employ 10 or more joiners and provides a complete business software solution giving more management control and embracing all aspects of a growing business.
Additional features within JMS Pro:
- Import/Export data from JMS to accounting programs such as Sage and Quickbooks
- Compare actual and estimated manufacturing time.
- Track jobs through production
- Ability to batch jobs together
- Phase/Split jobs
- Machine set up and breakdown time
- Built in CRM system to track customer requirements
- Company and User Diary
- Capacity Loading Charts for the workshop
- ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning)
- View profiles at each process
- Draw or import a dfx file to produce any profile shape
For more information or a free demonstration please call us on +44 (0)1608 643302
Version 4 is a FREE upgrade to JMS users who are up to date with their annual support and updates.
Interested in JMS Pro? Speak to our sales team on +44 (0) 1608 643302.
Building Regulations are again set to change with the introduction of the new approved Document Q (Security - Dwellings), which comes into force on 1st October 2015. The approved document sets out reasonable standards for doors and windows to resist physical attack by a casual or opportunist burglar, by being both sufficiently robust and fitted with appropriate hardware.
This important new regulation is applicable to new dwellings only and states that doors and windows must carry either PAS 24:2012 or Secured by Design status. The impact on those supplying windows and doors into the new build market is HUGE and includes entrances to flats, with almost all requiring security testing. Basically this could mean very high costs of testing for each joinery manufacturer to comply!
However at Joinerysoft we are trying to facilitate a cost effective solution between timber merchants, tooling and hardware companies and manufacturers.
As soon as we have more information we will update the information on this website about Part Q and the solution we are preparing for our customers.
For additional information you can also view the entire Part Q document on the government planning portal website here.
- U-Values comply with 2010 building regulations
- Calculate U-Values at design stage on the fly
- Print U-Value Certificate to show compliance
- Full window U-Values provided, NOT just centre pane
- Provides detailed breakdown of U-Value
Joinerysoft's u-values are verified by bsi, a UK notified body
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From the 1 October 2010, Part L of the Building Regulations for England and Wales for the Conservation of Fuel and Power changed. From this date all new and replacement windows and door installations need to comply with the revised regulations.
Joinerysoft has simplified this process for you. Our software now automatically generates U Values for you for all custom windows, doors and screens. Verified by bsi who are a UK notified body you can be reassured that our software complies with legislation.
To read more about this regulation visit the online version on www.planningportal.gov.uk or use these links to view Approved Document L1A (new dwellings) and Approved Document L1B (existing dwellings).
Version 4 of JMS boasts cross sections. Useful to show your customers, workshop joiners or simply to check that you've selected the correct profile. Our powerful 3D diagrams can be rotated to any angle and boast a zoom in function to examine everything in more, and more detail. Click HERE for a closer view of cross sections.
JMS enables you to design and produce any bespoke or custom joinery, providing quick templates for casement windows, sliding sash, doors, screens, stairs, and gates. All templates can also be fully customised allowing you to make one-off items quickly and easily. We also provide a Machine Output module to automatically transfer data directly to your CNC machines. Our CNC software is not limited to a single CNC machine manufacturer and provides links to machines from a number of leading suppliers of CNC machining centres. Click on our Machine Output page for more information on our CNC software.
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Our Joinery Management Software provides a unique tool to help in all areas of your woodworking business. From joinery design to professional customer reports, to material management through to production and finally delivery, JMS provides a one-stop shop. Joiners buy JMS for many different reasons, but all can see the benefits for their business. Why not take a look today and call us for a personal demonstration.
Joinerysoft will be speaking at Leitz 'A' rated window seminar on 28th October 2015 at Kendal College. Demonstrations and talks by other leading companies in the industry. See seminar invitation and programme here.
Stephen Rawlings purchased Joinerysoft's Joinery Management Software just eleven months ago, and already he has upgraded to a two user network to cope with increased demand. Stephen says, “It may have taken me a while to take the decision, but I now realise how important software is."
Four years ago Ian recognised the company needed software to help them with the time consuming process of quoting. He says, “There comes a point in your business where if you don’t have the right software you’ll fail; I was wasting so much time quoting that the cost of not having it outweighed the cost of purchasing JMS.”
Joinerysoft’s IT Director will be speaking at DjangoCon 2015. This annual conference provides six days of talks, tutorials & code. Located in Cardiff, Wales during 31st May - 5th June 2015. Tom Turner from Joinerysoft will be speaking on Tuesday 2nd June 2015 at 2:50pm on "How Django is used to build a desktop application, and the pros and cons of this approach."
Andrew Miller Architectural Joinery in Stirling, Scotland purchased JMS earlier this year. Andrew says, "I knew Joinerysoft would provide professional estimates, speed up the quoting process and provide accurate cutting lists for the workshop. What I didn't realise was how much it allows me to analyse other aspects of my business."
Patrick Ellis of London Box Sash Joinery says, "JMS has made us more efficient enabling us to reduce our production time, and stand back and take stock of where we are going. The software has helped us to keep up with growth and will help us to move forward into the future."
Are you software savy? Do you know what software has to offer? Read the full article to find out the many benefits both in design and production of embracing software for bespoke joinery.
Joinerysoft are pleased to welcome John Sproat to their Sales Team. Based out of it's Chipping Norton office, John will cover the western side of the UK, providing demonstrations of Joinerysoft's Joinery Management Software, JMS.
Chris Sandercock says, "JMS has helped the business grow and I can be sure now that I'm not losing money on jobs. It would be difficult to name just one thing the software has delivered; I've benefited from the whole package."
Joinerysoft have announced the launch of FREE webinars for all customers to refresh their skills or train additional members of staff.
Joinerysoft are also pleased to welcome a new joiner into their technical team. Graham Dennis, an experienced joiner with 34 years experience in joinery has joined Joinerysoft’s expanding customer support team.
James Gilchrist, owner of Beechhall Joinery, bought Joinerysoft’s Joinery Management Software (JMS) one year ago and since then has more than tripled his turnover and increased his production capacity.
Looking for a quick solution to the time consuming process of estimating, Edward Corcoran, Joinery Manager at Cambium Joinery invested in Joinerysoft and revolutionised not only their quoting but improved profit margins also.
Customer of Joinerysoft, Jamie of Rudd Joinery in Norfolk commented, “As a small firm I can really see the benefit of JMS. As well as making me compliant with CE legislation the new Factory Production Control System helps me to easily keep track of training completed by my joiners and reminds me when my machines need servicing with a visible schedule.”
On 6th July 2013, Alan Turner, Managing Director of Joinerysoft took part in the La Marmotte race for local appeal Go Johnny Go. Even with 9 months intensive training behind him Alan describes the race as, “the toughest challenge I’ve ever done in my life. La Marmotte is considered to be one of the hardest and most dangerous of amateur rides anywhere in the world. To have completed it is a real achievement.”
During the workshop Joinerysoft’s Managing Director, Alan Turner demonstrated how to set up the JMS factory production control system and explained the intricacies of when to CE mark and when not to. Representatives from BWF, Leitz Tooling UK, Felder, Coastal, Mighton Products and Timbmet also exhibited and networked with delegates during session breaks.
Important information for all joinery manufacturers regarding CE markings. What is CE marking? What does it mean? Does it affect me? How do you get CE marking? Why bother? What next? Read article for more information
"JMS has definitely helped us to win orders - no question at all, by the speed of quoting and professional presentation."
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