Clearview National December 2017 - Issue 193 - Page 24

PROUD SPONSOR OF INDUSTRY NEWS INDUSTRYNEWS New products explosion » » EUROCELL HAS ADDED 250 products to its over-the- counter range bringing the total number available to over 4,000. From loft hatches to laminate flooring, the aim of the additions is to ensure that all day-to-day items that a jobbing builder might need are at hand. The company opened over 20 new branches this year, and with a total of over 150 covering Penzance to Inverness. The new products span a dozen categories ranging from an expanded timber selection and access equipment, through to PPE, tools, fixings and decorating supplies. Among the major new lines, for example, is a collection of insulated loft hatches with three variations in either drop down or push up configurations, plus a one-hour fire option. Looking floor-wards, there’s now a range of laminate flooring available from Eurocell branches. With the look and feel of real wood the click-together system comes in a choice of Michigan Oak or Ontario Oak with underlay, profiles and beading included in the range. Last, but by no means least, Eurocell has added significantly to its PPE range. Now customers can purchase hard hats, a choice of several styles of safety eye wear, ear defenders, masks and gloves. NEW RESEARCH REVEALS THAT YOUNGER HOMEOWNERS ARE MORE SECURITY CONSCIOUS THAN THOSE OVER THE AGE OF 55 » » THE RESEARCH, CONDUCTED BY HOPPE UK, has shown that three quarters of homeowners aged 18-34 worry about their home security more as the clocks go back. Considerably less homeowners over the age of 65 share these concerns, with 60% of respondents saying they don’t worry more during the winter months. Just under two thirds of respondents aged 18-34 know the security standard of their front and back door handles compared to only half of homeowners over the age of 65, further emphasising younger homeowners’ increased awareness of security. However, all respondents identified their front door as their first priority if they were looking to improve their home security. The security of any entrance door can be improved instantly using the HOPPE Atlanta security handle set. It’s designed to protect the locking cylinder against extraction and has 24 » DEC 2017 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M passed cylinder and door hardware attack tests to deliver enhanced security performance and a greater level of property protection. ‘protect the locking cylinder against extraction’ Suitable for use on composite and PVC doors, the Atlanta security handle has been tested Annex A of PAS24; the minimum standard set by British Standards Institution (BSI). PAS24 accredited hardware helps homeowners to resist the levels and methods of attack that are usually associated with the casual or opportunist burglar. For further information on the Atlanta security handle please call HOPPE UK on 01902 484400 or visit HOPPE-atlanta-security