Clearview National July 2015 - Issue 164 - Page 68

HARDWARE& SECURITY A Traditional Choice »»Leading hardware manufacturer, Kenrick has significantly increased production of its high security timber door lock as the industry sees a growing consumer appetite for quality timber entrance doors. Production rates of the door lock are at an all-time high since it was launched two years ago to cater for the rising demand for timber among discerning homeowners. The door lock has been designed to offer the highest levels of security for the end user, whilst making installation faster and easier for installers working within tight timescales. Steve Williams, Kenrick’s sales and marketing director, says: “Timber is often the preferred choice for traditional and country style properties, particularly in rural and conservation areas where planning regulations have become more stringent. Homeowners are definitely becoming more sophisticated in the choice of material for their entrance door and they don’t want it to be compromised with an inferior door lock. “We’re delighted with the success of this product and believe it is one of the best systems available in the industry today, offering a host of features that are unmatched by other products.” Steve adds. The doorlock has a 45mm backset optimises the handle clearance from the outer frame for ease of use, whilst fully adjustable keeps enable the hooks to fully compress the gaskets when locked. For the installer, there is a high level of adjustment available on the keeps, which ensures that it is fast and simple to fit without undermining overall security or performance. The lock’s 20mm wide faceplate features radius ends to enable easy preparation and fitting on a timber door sash. Its fully adjustable keeps can be easily routed into the outer frame to provide a completely flush finish. The latch is fully adjustable and the hook keeps can be adjusted to +/- 2mm to ensure that the door provides adequate sealing compression. Teaming up for Success »»An exclusive partnership has been agreed between two leading manufacturers of sealing solutions to supply a new product to the UK window and door industry. Birmingham based ExtrudaSeal has teamed up with Spanish company TecSeal to add the innovative Tri-Fin® wool pile to its portfolio. Tri-Fin® features an advanced design, with three pliable barrier fins, and can help dramatically improve weather tightness on PVCu, aluminium and timber windows and doors. “We’re always looking for new ways to help our clients 68 » JUL 2015 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M further improve performances on their windows and doors,” said Chris Byers, ExtrudaSeal managing director. “This partnership means ExtrudaSeal is the UK’s exclusive supplier of the advanced Tri-Fin® wool pile, which delivers a long list of benefits for the fabricator.” ‘Next year will see the industry facing tighter energy efficiency requirements’ With an ideal material consistency and maximum structural integrity, the Tri-Fin® creates a tighter seal against air and water infiltration that is also highly durable. The wool pile has been successfully tested under pressures up to 600Pa in sliding systems, achieving class 4A air “Next year will see the industry facing tighter energy efficiency requirements for the new build market, and we’re preparing to assist our clients with a series of innovative products that will enable them to capitalise on the new opportunities in this sector. Tri-Fin® is the next generation of wool pile and we are delighted to supply this solution to the UK market,” added Chris. Tri-Fin® features laminated fins, an exclusive technology developed by TecSeal which, apart from providing excellent weather tightness, also helps reduce the noise made by a window or door when operated. For more information call on 0121 3569733