Clearview Midlands February 2014 - Issue 147 - Page 56

HARDWARE&SECURITY 3* security in 3 days Door-Stop customers can now offer homeowners a composite door and lock with the highest level of security: the coveted TS007 3* accredited BSi Kitemark. ‘It’s very stylish too’ The Door-Stop door uses Yale’s Superior cylinder and Platinum handle combination. The cylinder is Kitemarked to TS007 1* security and the armoured Platinum handle to TS007 2*, giving the door/lock combination the 3* standard. It’s also approved by the police-backed Secured by Design scheme. Door-Stop Managing Director Nick Dutton comments: “The 3* standard is the most secure available for composite doors and locks, introduced by the Door and Hardware Federation with the GGF as an answer to vulnerable cylinders. It gives our installers a real edge over rivals, and it’s available to order online from www.door-stop.co.uk, with our standard 3 day delivery.” “It’s very stylish too,” adds Nick. “The Platinum handle is available in PVD polished chrome and polished gold which are corrosion resistant, and made of marine grade stainless steel, the highest available. It also comes with a 10 year mechanical and surface finish guarantee, so it looks good and performs for longer. To find out more visit www. door-stop.co.uk or follow @ doorstopdoors. Leading hardware specialist eyes an encouraging Market One of the UK’s leading hardware specialists reported a significant increase in turnover in the last quarter of 2013, placing the company in a strong position going into 2014. Winkhaus UK Ltd saw sales increase by over 15 per cent in quarter four last year, resulting in a strong 2013. With optimism surrounding the UK economy increasing, going into 2014, Winkhaus UK’s Commercial Director Justin Harris expects the company to perform even better this year. Justin comments: “I would say that 2013 was an excellent year for Winkhaus UK, following five years of steady growth postrecession. Turnover remained strong throughout the tough times but the increase last year is a notable shift upwards with increased demands from all sectors. ‘The numbers hint at another very positive year’ “The numbers hint at another very positive year in 2014, and we will continue to invest across all areas of the business to ensure that we and our customers remain market leaders in our respective