Clearview North September 2014 - Issue 154 - Page 94

hardware&security SFS INTEC’S INDUSTRY SURVEY HIGHLIGHTS AN AESTHETICS GAP IN DOOR HARDWARE The industry is not meeting the required demand for aesthetic solutions, according to a new report from SFS intec. The new Pivotal Points report examines the perceptions of installers, fabricators and specifiers to determine the drivers behind specification decisions. Ninety percent of specifiers do not find it easy to source manufacturers that put enough focus on aesthetics within their portfolios. Nigel Wood, Business Development Manager at SFS intec, comments: “Specifiers when when a high percentage of fabricators, specifiers and installers desire them. This is supported by the statistics found in our industry report, which stated that 50-100% of all projects are now driven by aesthetics. So while 80% of the fenestration industry once specified white doors and windows, this is now rapidly changing. The demand for cutting-edge designs and advanced colours is increasing, and so is the specification for colour-matched hardware. “The industry needs to act now to ensure supply meets demand, perhaps by working with specifiers to identify the key metrics for success,” Nigel concluded. Call 0113 2085 535 or email uk.leeds@sfsintec.biz SPECTUS LAUNCHES NEW HARDWARE CATALOGUE With its hardware partner Safeware and its one-stop-shop approach, Spectus has made life easier than ever with the launch of its brand new hardware catalogue. Available in hard copy and online as a flip-book, it is the ideal quick reference tool. With handles, hinges, locks, cylinders and trickle vents, plus 100 brand new product lines; it’s full of big-names and trusted brands and the flip-book version is searchable by brand, by product type or code. To complement its latest product offering Spectus has included a full suite of hardware for the fully reversible window. Available for PAS 24 and SBD accreditation, the hardware package includes branded locks and Top Swing Modules as well as 43mm Spindle handles from Safeware. The catalogue also details the colour-match 2D dynamic door hinges, another new addition to the range. Specifically designed for PVC-U doors, the hinges come in Chartwell Green, Cream, Anthracite Grey and Irish Oak, matching the company’s most popular foiled finishes. www.spectussystems.co.uk greenteQ Monkey Tail Handle from VBH Hardware supplier VBH has added monkey tail espag handles and dummy casement stays to the greenteQ range of door and window furniture. 94 SEP 2014 It has been designed specifically as an espagnolette handle, rather than modified from an existing casement fastener and window manufacturers and end-users will receive a number of benefits as a result. To eliminate the unsightly machining marks associated with the modification of casement fasteners, the backplate is a bespoke precision cast component. This also provides the product consistency necessary for modern window production lines. The handle’s ‘Lift to Turn’ function prevents handle droop on top hung sashes and guards against external manipulation. Full key locking is provided by the working cylinder. To complement the handle, there is also a non-handed greenteQ Monkey Tail Dummy Casement Stay, a purely decorative item that fits to the bottom of the opening sash to replicate a casement stay and peg, thus completing the ‘traditional illusion’. Both the handle and stay are finished in hard wearing Antique Black powder coat and are covered by the 10 year greenteQ guarantee. ‘Antique Black powder coat’ Download info at www.vbhgb.com or call 01634 263300. To read more, visit www.clearview-uk.com