Clearview National October 2017 - Issue 191 - Page 92

HARDWARE STAINLESS STEEL DOOR KNOCKERS PROVING POPULAR CHOICE » » THE TROJAN GROUP added two door knockers to its renowned Stainless Steel range last year and they are proving to be a popular addition. Tony Chadwick, Trojan’s Group Managing Director, said: “The aim of the Slim Urn Door Knocker and the Contemporary Door Knocker was to increase the number of design choices on offer and help bring Trojan quality to a wider audience. Sales suggest we’ve done exactly that.” They have been designed with the installer in mind because they are face fixed so there is no need to drill through the door, making installation quicker and easier. Both have a slimline contemporary design that will appeal to today’s discerning consumer. Both suite with all the other products in the Stainless- Steel range to provide a totally coordinated approach. Both are available in a full choice of finishes including Polished/ Brushed Gold (PVD), Polished/ Brushed Stainless, White and Black. And, perhaps most importantly, like all the products in the Stainless-Steel range, both products come with a 25-year anti-corrosion guarantee. The sales of the door knockers demonstrate Trojan’s ability to spot trends and react to them with value-added products that enhance fabricators’ and installers’ portfolios. New Warehouse Expansion » » CAMBRIDGESHIRE BASED WINDOW and door hardware specialist, Mighton Products, has announced the completion of a new warehouse that will allow it to expand its existing on-site warehousing capacity and help cater for increased demand from new and existing customers. The company, which is the UK’s oldest established sash window hardware specialist, manufactures and distributes a wide range of products, including those designed specially for the timber sash and casement window market, and says the addition of the warehouse is part of a larger expansion plan that will aim to further improve and expand its product offering. Mighton’s Chairman, Mike Derham said: “We already offer a comprehensive range of over 2,000 market leading sash, casement and door products, and the completion of our new warehouse, which started in February this year, is part of a larger investment that will allow us to develop that offering even further, including our new and exclusive Mighton Ultra range of exterior paints and coatings for joinery, as well as range of high quality portable woodworking machines for joinery. The introduction of the new warehouse will also allow us to offer a bigger and better trade counter for our customers.” Emergency hardware supports safety standards » » ESTABLISHED HARDWARE supplier Carl F Groupco is promoting its extensive range of panic and emergency exit gearing, which meets stringent safety standards for public and commercial installations. Commenting on the importance of offering support to the hardware sector, John Mitchell, Carl F Groupco’s Technical Manager explains: “It can be time consuming for fabricators to translate standards into hardware selection – recognising this, we ensure that we are well versed in the regulations that impact this process and ensure we are fully equipped to advise customers on the best route to achieve panic or emergency exit doors. 92 » OCT 2017 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M “It’s important to establish exactly where the door set will be fitted and who will be using it - this will determine what hardware is required to meet regulations. Non-public buildings, for example, where potential users have received full door operation training, require hardware to meet the EN 179 standard for emergency exits. However, if the door is to be fitted to public buildings or other premises where occupants may not be familiar with exit routes and hardware devices, the door will need to meet EN 1125 for panic exit.”