Clearview National July 2018 - Issue 200 - Page 64

HARDWARE& SECURITY JOINT VENTURE FOR NEW FULLY REVERSIBLE HINGE RANGE » » JUST WEEKS AFTER IT ANNOUNCED it was bringing the AXOR range of European tilt and turn hardware to the UK, Mila has followed up with the launch of an enhanced security hinge for fully reversible windows, developed in partnership withEuropean manufacturer Spilka. Mila’s aim is to ensure that fabricators operating in niche sectors have access to the same quality, performance and above all value in their hardware choices as those operating in the mass market. Managing Director Richard Gyde said: “Tilt and turn windows typically only account for around 8% of the total window market and fully reversible windows around 4%, but, for fabricators specialising in the social housing market in particular, it can be a significant part of their business, so we’re investing in bringing new hardware products to the market which give them access to a much wider choice.” The new AURA fully reversible hinges offer what Mila is calling the ‘perfect balance’ of high security and smooth operation. They are available with profile specific head slides to suit any standard PVC-U, timber and aluminium fully reversible profiles with 12mm x 32mm fitting grooves. All have been independently tested to the latest European and British Standards and meet the Police Preferred Specification requirements of Secured by Design. This means they can be used alongside products like Mila’s ProLinea twin cam espag and NightSecure strikers to achieve a full Secured by Design window, and, with security blocks fixed into the groove on the top frame for the head slide to lock behind, for PAS24 accreditation and ADQ compliance. The AURA hinges are dual branded because they represent a joint venture between Mila and Norway-based Spilka and bring together the knowledge and experience of both businesses and their shared commitment to service and quality. In operation, the hinges feature a simple press and hold release mechanism which enables the window to move from the 80-100mm safety position, through the 150-290mm ventilation position and then to the reversed position for cleaning. Of course, this mechanism can be locked for safety, restricting the opening to the 100mm maximum. Big Steps on Safety and Security Bigger is better, especially when it comes to security and safety on emergency exit doors. Now, architects and specifiers can have PAS 24 accredited, double doors up to 2.6 metres wide and 3 metres high, thanks to Jack Aluminium’s latest testing. » » JEFF PEARSON, SALES AND Marketing Director at Jack Aluminium explains: “We are always looking for ways to make the TD68 Thermal Door an even better option for public sector and commercial buildings. This latest innovation means that bigger PAS 24 accredited, emergency exit doors can be specified without any compromise on safety and security. “Before now, double door emergency exits had to have the master door leaf secured with a lock or deadbolt at night, so a member of staff has to lock the doors at night and unlock them in the morning. This can be time-consuming in a large school or hospital and there’s the potential for missing a door and leaving the property vulnerable to opportunist thieves. 64 » JUL 2018 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M “This clever hardware removes the need for a managed security solution. The doors remain secure 24/7, without the addition of bolts. In emergency situations, occupants can hit the slave door leaf or the master door leaf and escape quickly.” The PAS 24 test was done on a TD68 Thermal Door set 3 metres high and 2.6 metres wide in partnership with GU Automatic Doors in Stratford. The new hardware is available now and combined with the cleverly designed TD68 Thermal Door offers a completely robust, thermally efficient, safe and secure, non-managed solution for sites including educational buildings and medical facilities. See the video at: watch?v=48o-CzHoK7E