Clearview South July 2013 - Issue 140 - Page 44

HARDWARE&SECURITY ANTIQUE HARDWARE Mighton Products has just launched its new range of antique hardware for both timber and PVCu casement windows, including a dummy hook with the promise of next day delivery. The new antique range of hardware includes Monkeytail stays in 8”, 10” and 12” lengths, locking and non-locking hook/mortice fasteners both left and right handed and a dummy hook, which is fixed to the window. The dummy hook is proving particularly popular on more traditionally appearing PVCu windows when used in conjunction with espagnolette rods and shootbolt systems. While the antique range of casement window hardware was almost solely aimed at the timber market in years gone by, the recent developments in more traditionally appearing PVCu windows with butt jointed profiles has seen a surge in interest in the antique black Monkeytail handles and hook/mortice fasteners. These new products are featured on the Mighton Products website, which boasts thousands of parts for both timber and PVCu windows and doors and next day delivery for all orders placed before 4:30pm. Visitors to the site can also process payments online and enjoy end of line products at the very lowest prices. Visit, call 0800 056 0471 or add to their following on Twitter @mightonproducts. Popular Period Door Knockers Offer Personalisation Following the success of the greenteQ Kappa Slim and Classic Urn door knockers, VBH will add to the range with this summer’s launch of the Doctor and Pony Tail styles. Both are hugely popular on traditional period properties, where timber doors were personalised by a huge choice of furniture styles from local ironmongers. Doctor and Pony Tail allow modern door manufacturers to offer their customers increased personalisation through a wider choice of greenteQ knocker styles. The Doctor knocker features the flamboyant flowing lines often chosen by the Victorian professional classes. The fact that the design allows for a hefty rap on the door to wake a sleeping physician in the event of an emergency may a lso be a factor in the name! Making less of a statement, perhaps, but according to VBH, no less stylish, the Pony Tail knocker offers a more compact and subtle design that provides homeowners with another attractive alternative to the standard knocker styles. Both new knockers feature the greenteQ quick fit fixing method to speed up and simplify the fitting process, whilst removing the need to fix through the door. More detail can be downloaded from What’s new in Roto Tilt&Turn hardware? Designo II is the latest addition to Roto’s portfolio, with brand new hinge technology and some other useful features too. It’s designed to be assembled rapidly and effectively by automated machinery, although it is also perfectly suited to manual assembly. The hardware is compatible with profiles of all materials, as long as they have a 16mm Eurogroove. So it’s equally suitable for windows made from timber, PVC or aluminium. For aluminium, there is a new clampable hinge. Now, the problem of attaching fixing screws into the corner connectors on the profile ceases to be an issue. The hinges are completely concealed within the rebate. This means nothing of them is visible when the sash is closed. Even on the interior, there are no hinge parts to be seen. As well as looking so much better, this offers an unbroken gasket line all around the sash – something which helps provide the best possible weathersealing. In tilt mode, the opening across the top is 140mm, although you are able to set this to a reduced distance of 80mm. The built-in anti-slam device means a sudden gust of wind does not easily pull the window closed. Ask your Roto dealer for more information.Follow @ RotoFrank on Twitter, ‘like’ on Facebook and you are connect on LinkedIn. 44 JUL 2013 To read more, visit