Clearview Midlands April 2014 - Issue 149 - Page 80

HARDWARE&SECURITY VBH Unveils New PVCu Catalogue VBH has unveiled Issue 2 of its catalogue of hardware and ancillaries for the manufacture and installation of PVCu windows, doors and patios. Much has changed with VBH’s range since the publication of Issue 1 and, although many stalwart products carry through from that first issue, the majority are new. The company’s own greenteQ range has expanded hugely and features heavily with products for all frame types. VBH built its business on being a major distributor of branded hardware and the catalogue does much to reinforce the message that this is still the case, despite the emergence of greenteQ. There is no shortage of branded hardware from VBH’s key market partners. New developments such as new manual and automatic door locks, door handles, 1 and 3-star profile cylinders, security handles, letterboxes, parallel sliding and b i-fold patio systems, folding openers, security window locks, shootbolts and even cat flaps from well known brands such as Dr. Hahn, Hoppe, Roto, Siegenia, Yale and others all feature. Readers may notice that there is no tilt and turn section. VBH advise that, due to the large number of tilt and turn options on offer, they have produced stand-alone Tilt & Turn catalogues for each of the three Tilt & Turn brands that they distribute. Each of these catalogues includes systems for PVCu, timber and aluminium windows. PVCu Window & Door Hardware & Ancillaries Issue 2 Tel: 01634 263300 or can be downloaded from FULL HOUSE FOR KENRICK AND DUNSTER HOUSE Hardware supplier Kenrick has developed a bespoke version of its Excalibur door lock for Dunster House, the UK’s leading garden buildings company. The specially created lock is being used extensively on the Dunster House range of timber log cabins and garden rooms. Having used Kenrick’s locking systems for their range of PVC-u windows and doors, Dunster House had no hesitation in asking Kenrick to create a specially engineered solution for the timber range. The bespoke locking system was developed using Kenrick’s standard centre lock case and was adapted with a 900mm long lock with two roller cams. The lock features a 16mm wide face plate with radius ends which can be easily fabricated into the timber profile at Dunster House’s factory. The lock provides better compression to the door frame and has improved both the security and weatherproofing on the timber buildings. Part of Kenrick’s renowned Excalibur range, the door lock has been function tested to in excess of 100,000 cycles and also exceeds the requirements of BS EN 1670 Grade 4 (severe) rating for salt spray corrosion resistance. GLOBAL INSTALLATION DETERS THIEVES A South Yorkshire homeowner has a local window company to thank when thieves failed to enter his house after it was targeted recently. The criminals tried to enter the property in Sheffield via the rear conservatory which had just had a new French doors and windows fitted by Global Windows just weeks before. Owner, Mr Mitchell, said: “The attempted burglary failed because of the lock that was installed and I’m so grateful to Global Windows for using such state-of-the-art products. My family and I all feel a lot safer in the knowledge that our doors and windows are very secure.” 80 APR 2014 Billy Hawes, (pictured) Global Windows director said: “We are glad that our installed products helped to keep Mr Mitchell’s home safe and make his family feel confident about their security systems. “For increased rigidity and strength, our doors are manufactured, supplied and fitted with 70mm wide profiles. Combine these with our state-of-the-art locking systems including strong cylinder locks and Rhino Bolts with multi locking horns - we can guarantee maximum security.” Global Windows offer design, manufacture, supply and installation services to trade and public. To read more, visit