Clearview National January 2018 - Issue 194 - Page 72

HARDWARE& SECURITY Growth predicted for high security hardware » » A SUCCESSFUL YEAR FOR CARL F Groupco has affirmed the company’s position as a leading UK hardware supplier. Landmark achievements in 2017 have included the launch of a new catalogue. Featuring over 7,000 product lines, the reference source contains a comprehensive overview of all products. Commenting on the year, Carl F Groupco’s Managing Director John Crittenden said: “Key areas of growth have included high security hardware, with increased demand triggered by Document Q. Our specialist brands including Carl F direct and SmartSecure have also contributed to the positive year end picture. “As a forerunner of the Smart locking and access control evolution in the UK hardware market, we have continued to invest heavily in SmartSecure. In addition to our existing solutions based on FUHR’s fully motorised multipoint lock, we have increased the range to include the Yale Conexis L1, a retro- fit Smart keyless locking handle. We have also opened a new, dedicated SmartSecure showroom at our UK distribution centre in Peterborough.” Looking to the year ahead, Carl F Groupco predicts continued strong interest in high security hardware, growing demand for high- end aluminium products and the ongoing expansion of its specialist brand ranges. New kit packs » » SLIDING AND FOLDING door hardware manufacturer, PC Henderson, is pleased to announce that one of its most popular sliding door hardware products – Soltaire – is now available in a range of four different kit packs. The new range caters for maximum door weights up to 250kg making it the company’s highest door weight capacity kit pack. Since its launch in 2012, Soltaire has become renowned as one of the smoothest and most reliable sliding door hardware systems on the market. Made from 316 stainless steel components and anodised aluminium track, the product has proved to be particularly popular in areas of high corrosion such as sea fronts, areas of exposure and colder climates. Catering for internal and external applications, the newly developed kit packs come complete with track, hangers, guide, track stops, brackets, flush pulls and guide channel – everything needed to install one face fixed single sliding door. A single or double soft stop system is also available to be purchased as an optional extra for the Soltaire 120 kits. ONWARDS AND UPWARDS FOR BALUSTRADE SYSTEM » » BARRIER COMPONENTS POPULAR SABCO frameless balustrade system has passed the rigorous 3kN test with flying colours, confirming it offers the quality and performance for any commercial or residential installation. This system didn’t need any adaptation to pass, only requiring additional clamps, proving that this is a market-leading design. SABCO can now be specified with confidence for all installations from stadia, airports and railway stations to commercial, residential and domestic developments. Barrier-SABCO is a balustrade hardware system boasting a hi-tech, sleek and minimal 72 » JAN 2018 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M finish and offers the perfect cost-effective solution for frameless glass providing an installation that’s designed to be simple to install and achieve BS EN 6180:2011. The system offers some great unique features. It only requires 400mm fixing centres to achieve the 1.5kN performance which is reduced to 200mm for 3Kn. It allows for easy alignment of the glass during installation providing up to +/- 15mm adjustment either way. Tightening is achieved using torx screws that can be tightened easily with a cordless screwdriver - speeding up the install time. The system includes removable covers to allow the installation of the channel without risk of damaging the finish.