Clearview National September 2016 - Issue 178 - Page 70

HARDWARE& SECURITY CONCEALED FIXING HANDLE RANGE REVEALED »»WINLOCK SECURITY, THE UK’S leading manufacturer of door and window handles, has unveiled an innovative range that promises to purge all peeves from handle hardware. The Lifetime Concealed Handle range is cleverly designed to improve the performance and look of door furniture by eliminating corrosion and sagging, whilst concealing all visible fixings. No more unsightly chipped, discoloured or damaged screw heads. With the Lifetime Concealed’s internal cover plate all screw fixes are hidden, resulting in smooth clean lines, both inside and out. No more fatigued, sagging handles. The Lifetime Concealed’s sprung handles are made from hollow stainless steel or aluminium, both of which are lightweight and far less likely to sag than zinc, brass or cast stainless alternatives. Akin to the high performance TS 007 Lifetime Security range, but at a highly competitive price, the Lifetime Concealed handle also guarantees customer satisfaction for 15-years on the exposed external parts, all of which are made from 304-grade stainless steel. Winlock Security Ltd MD, Alan Parker, said: “We set ourselves the objective of producing a door handle range that would eliminate corrosion issues at an acceptable cost, whilst also significantly enhancing the overall look and performance of our customers’ doors.” NEW RANGE OF FRICTION STAYS »»KENRICK HAS strengthened its suite of hardware solutions with the launch of a comprehensive range of friction stays. The range, which is available in a number of different sizes and options, has been created to provide smooth operation, superb weather-sealing and reliability. Handed to provide a positive, weathertight seal when closed, the friction stays are made from type 430 ferritic stainless steel to provide resistance to most atmospheric conditions and satisfy the requirements of BS EN 10088. The friction stays, which can also be retro-fitted, are available in stack heights of 13mm and 17mm to suit most profile systems. Steve Williams, Kenrick’s Sales and Marketing Director, says: “The range of hardware products for PVcU, timber and aluminium windows from Kenrick is constantly evolving and we now have an extensive collection of around 1,100 products in our portfolio. Providing a long, trouble-free service life at a competitive price, this range of friction stays satisfies the needs of the fabricator, installer and homeowner.” Kenrick has also developed an egress friction stay - available in 12” and 16” for side hung applications - to satisfy the requirements of Approved Document B (fire safety) of the Building Regulations for emergency egress. SUPPLYING HARDWARE TO HOSPITAL »»A SOUTH YORKSHIRE DISTRICT General Hospital has been supplied with a range of hardware by ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions. South Yorkshire hospital is a 500-bed hospital, run by Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Each year the hospital treats around 150,000 patients along with 95,500 A&E patients. Foris Solutions worked closely with the Estates and Facilities team at the hospital to explore a range of hardware solutions. ASSA ABLOY cam action door closers were supplied, to ensure that the doors within 70 » SE P 2016 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M the hospital are light to open while retaining closing power; ideal for use by disabled people. This assists in helping to meet the requirements of The Equality Act, specifically BS8300 and Approved Document M of The Building Regulations. In addition, ASSA modular lock cases were supplied, which are engineered to offer a smooth performance in high usage areas over a number of years, ASSA classic lever handles were also provided. Simon Barrett, Capital Projects Manager at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “ASSA products are specified throughout the hospital, so it made sense to specify hardware from a brand that we know we can trust.”