Clearview South August 2013 - Issue 141 - Page 62

HARDWARE&SECURITY DISTRIBUTOR ENHANCES DOOR SECURITY Leading distributor VBH has adopted the latest mechanical and digital security innovations from Yale Door and Window Solutions to meet growing demands to enhance existing doors, without compromising on security or aesthetics. Gillingham based VBH introduced the new Yale Doormaster™ replacement multipoint locking range to enable a more efficient repair and maintenance service for PVCu and composite doors. VBH also now offers Yale’s popular Keyfree and Keyless digital door lock solutions to allow all the convenience of keyless entry to a home either through a push button remote keyfob or by entering a combination code into the lock. Says Gary Gleeson, Marketing Manager at VBH: “As the trend to improve homes rather than move continues apace this year, we are seeing a clear increase in calls for door hardware that can support and improve the operation and security of existing doors. “Yale’s Doormaster™ range is the perfect solution, allowing the trade to work efficiently and effectively with a product that enables a simple replacement of a multipoint lock in just one visit, without the need to carry huge stocks of various locks. Yale’s Keyfree also offers a clear alternative to the traditional door handle.” For the Doormaster™ range, visit For VBH, please visit www. NEW HARDWARE WEBSITE Trade Counters has launched a new website ( that provides quick and easy access to its wide range of door and window hardware from all the UK’s leading manufacturers – including DORMA, Groom, Adams Rite, Axim and Briton. The new website offers more than 1,000 products for virtually all door and window applications, from door closers and floor springs to panic hardware and window accessories. Users can simply search the website by manufacturer or product, then add the selected product to their shopping list and receive a quote by return. And they can still receive a printed or PDF copy of the Trade Counters brochure by simply providing their contact details online. With most orders dispatched the same day and delivered the next working day, service companies, aluminium fabricators, facilities managers and more can receive the door and window products they need, when they need them. From three branches in London, Bristol and Essex, Trade Counters also combines high quality products with industry know-how. With over 200 years of industry experience, the company’s ten staff members can offer expert advice and guidance on products and their installations. A FIRM FOUNDATION The Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) is launching an innovative new development in its respected education programme: a new Foundation Module in Hardware. Due to begin later this year, the new module is a one-stop introduction to door hardware that will help raise knowledge and standards amongst many trades in the building industry. The new GAI Foundation Module is aimed at those who do not require an in-depth understanding of door hardware, or may wish to take a step towards the full GAI three year