Clearview North October 2013 - Issue 143 - Page 44

DOORS&WINDOWS FOUR MORE REASONS WHY TOP FABRICATORS CHOOSE HINGE You’ll no doubt have heard of Lister Trade Frames. The Stoke-on-Trent based fabricator seems to have picked up just about every UK industry award on offer in the last few years. Scan the code to visit the Roto Blog... As soon as Roto released the DoorLine Solid 150P door hinge, Listers adopted it as the standard hinge for its entire range of residential doors and also gave an insight into the reasons for choosing Roto. Here are four facts that no doubt also helped play a part in that decision that might help you decide that Roto DoorLine Solid is the hinge for you too. All of these figures are part of the assessment of the hinge under the European standard EN 1935:2002*. 1. Heavy duty classification. The hinge is classified under ‘category of use’ as being for heavy duty applications. That’s the third of four levels: the highest is severe duty, which is for doors used on high traffic buildings such as shops. The classification of the Roto hinge as heavy duty makes it more than suitable for domestic use. 2. Durability. Grade 7 - the highest under this standard, with the hinge having undergone lifetime testing for a total of 200,000 operation cycles. 3. Door mass 80 kg. The DoorLine Solid 150P is rated at Grade 4 under the door mass section. It means the hinges are suitable for use on doors of an overall mass up to 80 kg. That covers the vast majority of standard domestic doors in the UK, be they made from PVC or composite. 4. Corrosion resistance. There are four levels for this category, and the Roto hinge again meets the highest - Grade 4. This level of resistance to corrosion makes the hinge suitable for external use. Discover more about DoorLine Main Door Hinges on the Roto website and also find a list of Roto distributors at http://ftt. *The Roto DoorLine Solid 150P hinge has been independently tested to EN 1935:2002 by the IFT Rosenheim test centre in Germany. Test report number 12-003818PR01. Keep up with Roto on social media. You can find Roto on Twitter @RotoFrank plus Facebook and LinkedIn. Roto Webshop Coming Soon... A DOOR TO MEET RESISTANCE CLASS 3 Achieving the requirements of the European standards for burglar resistance is never easy. However, the latest test data from Germany shows how Roto door locks and handles have helped a customer to do it. We’ve recently tested a full-size door (1110mm x 2200mm) made from Trocal PVC-Aluminium and fitted with a Roto DoorSafe C500 multipoint lock, Roto strikers and handle. The procedure has been carried out to RC3 (Resistance Class 3) of 44 OCT 2013 the standard EN 1627-1630:2011 for burglary resistance – and the door has passed the test.* The DoorSafe C500 is cylinder operated. This style of lock, on which the key is turned to engage all the locking points, is becoming increasingly popular in the UK, because it can be used on doors that don’t have a lift-lever handle. This can include modern doors with a fixed pull bar, or period style doors with a central knob. Under this test, the door has resisted the most severe of the documented procedures. It involves the installation having to withstand a three-minute manual attack by a tester equipped with four wedges and a 750mm crowbar. All German test centres are now overseen by DAkkS, which since 2010 has been the single national accreditation body for manufacturers in Germany. The Roto Frank AG test centre in Leinfelden, near Stuttgart, is one of the largest in Europe and is fully accredited by DAkkS for carrying out certified tests on door and window products. * Test report reference PN 10 930 1008. Tel: 01788 558600, Fax: 01788 558605, Email: To read more, visit