Clearview National April 2017 - Issue 185 - Page 108

HARDWARE& SECURITY LOCKING UP THE ANTI » » RECENT PRESS COVERAGE HAS cast severe doubts on the security that entry level door locks can provide. Unsophisticated locking cylinders are seen as easy to snap, risking break-ins and all that they entail. Whiteline has taken the sensible step to make basic locks history and to ‘up’ the specification for every door it sells. Now every composite and PVCu door they produce, including Stable Doors, Patio Doors and Bi-Folding Doors, are fitted with a BSI Kitemarked cylinder. Each features an Anti-drill, Anti-bump, Anti-pick and Anti- screw door barrel that comes with a 10-year mechanical guarantee, fitted as standard. Problem solved. A further enhancement to security across their broad range of doors is the introduction of the new ‘Ingenious’ door lock, on PVCu Residential and French Doors as standard. This new lock features 5 duplex hooks, 2 roller cams and a one piece keep for improved security, together with a latch snib to prevent the householder from accidentally locking themselves out. Best of all, for Whiteline customers the new locks come at no extra charge and are the foundation for an overall initiative that will secure comprehensive PAS024, Secured By Design and Document Q accreditation., RESPONDING TO CONCERN » » WARRINGTON CERTIFICATION HAS launched new Certifire schemes for pivots and door handles on fire doorsets. The UKAS accredited Technical Schedules (TS’s), which have been developed in response to industry demand, include four new TS’s covering top and bottom pivots, electromechanical locks, handles and variable geometry hinges. For some years, the UK door and hardware industry has raised concerns. In response, Warrington Certification has introduced TS’s for top and bottom pivots (TS80) and lever handles (TS82). The four new Technical Schedules TS80, TS81, TS82 and TS83 will ensure a minimum level of performance for all new products which are used on fire and smoke resisting doors. Electromechancial locks (TS81) and variable geometry unsprung and concealed hinges (TS83) follow in the same footsteps as other Certifire technical schedules such as mechanical locks (TS23) and single axis hinges (TS24). Paul Duggan, Certification Manager at Warrington Certification, commented: “These new UKAS accredited Certifire schemes are designed to further help raise the bar in fire door and product certification, developed with the Certifire hardware panel members, expand the scope of our certification offering and they demonstrate Warrington Certification’s commitment to try and make fire doors even safer.” 108 » APR 2017 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M Going Dutch » » MIGHTON PRODUCTS LTD has signed an exclusive agreement with Dutch paint and coatings manufacturer Anker Stuy Veerven BV (ASV) to distribute the company’s specialist products for the UK joinery market. Offering a range of coatings specially developed for the long-term protection of joinery products including window and door frames, cladding and stairs, Mighton will use its extensive network of UK customers to grow sales of ASV products. ASV products are respected for their performance and integrity and are expected to enjoy widespread demandin the UK: “ASV paints and coatings already enjoy considerable kudos in the UK despite not being widely obtainable until now,” said Mighton’s Mike Derham. “Our established and extensive distribution network now makes all ASV timber products readily available at competitive prices.” ASV timber coatings and paints offer ease and consistency of application, fast drying, exceptional durability and sustainable performance, which characteristics allow the company to offer impressive guarantees of up to 25 years. “We have been most impressed with ASV products, their manufacturing and research infrastructure and commitment,” added Mike. “Mighton has a reputation for the highest quality and ASV paints are an excellent addition to our catalogue.”