Clearview South July 2013 - Issue 140 - Page 47

HARDWARE&SECURITY Heritage Door Lock Modern benefits for period doors. The modern doors and windows you supply give your customers levels of security, insulation and convenience that were very rare a generation or so ago. Clients in all types of property gain considerable benefits from your products. Ironically, modern doors and windows can make units fitted in older more expensive and prestigious homes seem hopelessly out of date. Of course, there are some period buildings with doors and windows that are made from modern materials, and which replicate the look of the original period designs. The thing is, when you’re asked to provide a door that’s slightly out of the ordinary, hardware is often a stumbling block. Eliminating these problems has been one of the main considerations for the Roto Door team in Kalsdorf, Austria when they set about designing our new Heritage Door Lock. It’s a product that enables you to replicate the look and function of an original period door, regardless of material. At the same time, it means you can offer end users the same levels of security, weather-sealing and durability provided by other Roto door locks. The Roto Heritage Door Lock is available now. Contact Roto’s distribution partners for details: http://ftt.roto-frank.com/gb/ service/roto-distributors/ VALUABLE CE MARKING HELP Synseal has published an indispensable guide to CE Marking that has been designed to help steer fabricators and installers through this new piece of European legislative uncertainty. ‘CE Marking – are you ready’ follows a series of extremely successful and well-attended customer workshops where Synseal’s fabricator partners were walked through the unfamiliar process by a team of experts to prepare them for the July 1st deadline. In fact, the first series of CE Marking seminar events that commenced back in July 2012 were so popular, they had to be repeated in January-March 2013. “With CE Marking, the usual distinctions between manufacturers and nonmanufacturers have become blurred,” explained Steve Brown, Synseal’s Head of Customer Services. “For example, if you are an installer who buys his frames and units from separate companies, then you will have to go through the CE Marking process in order to comply with the law. “Our guide has been carefully designed to explain exactly what you must do to comply with the law.” Synseal has partnered with independent certification company Build Check, who presented the recent seminars and contributed the valuable expert information contained in Synseal’s newlypublished guide to CE Marking. www.synseal.co.uk Manufacturer Supports Extensive Development Programme As Window Ware, the leading nationwide distributor of door and window hardware, embarks on an extensive development programme including a rebrand and relaunch of its Bedford trade showroom, HOPPE, the hardware manufacturer synonymous with innovation, quality and performance is playing a key role. Rachel Attwood, Window Ware Managing Director comments: “Our relationship with HOPPE has worked well for so long because we both want the same for our businesses – an enduring reputation for excellent service and a product offer that is flexible for today’s demands.” Window Ware’s Product Manager Richard Bryant adds: “We have been very happy to continue to work closely with HOPPE and when the Birmingham handle was launched, that seemed a perfect product for us to roll out to our customers.” Stewart Lamb, National Sales and Marketing Manager of HOPPE (UK) Ltd comments: “We’ve seen some great sales of the Birmingham handle with Window Ware, as trade customers take advantage of its consistently good value. But HOPPE’s philosophy has always been about more than just supplying products in boxes. That’s why we’ve been delighted to support Window Ware with the opening of their new trade counter.” For more on HOPPE (UK) Ltd visit www.hoppe.co.uk or call 01902 484 400. To read more, visit www.clearview-uk.com JUL 2013 47