Clearview South November 2013 - Issue 144 - Page 66

hardware&security WHY TILT&TURN WINDOWS CAN MAKE YOU WORK HARD ON A HOT DAY... AND WHY YOU DON’T HAVE TO. Have you witnessed someone inventing their own window stay design? We have. One of the things about Tilt&Turn windows is that, well... they can be tilted and turned. Most of the time, the tilt mode provides satisfactory ventilation for most people. You turn the handle, the top of the sash moves inwards. This creates a gap through which the outside breeze is free to flow. In temperate weather it’s usually all the air you need. Turn mode? Well, that’s normally just for cleaning. Unless... Unless it’s a very hot day. Have you seen what happens with Tilt&Turn windows when the temperature goes above 25°C? • A window, fully open, with a high-backed chair positioned hold it there? We’ve seen that. • A large, heavy plant pot on the window sill, placed to prevent the sash from swinging closed? Seen that one too. • A window sash propped and held in place with a piece o f wood? Yes, that’s another one. But do you know something? There’s actually no need for all this makeshift creativity because there is such a thing as a built-in brake stay. It’s a standard feature of the Roto NT Designo Tilt&Turn system. Now, when you want to hold the sash open in turn mode, all you do is move it to the position you want, anywhere from 15 to 90 degrees, and turn the handle down into the locked position. This engages the brake stay, preventing the sash from moving in either direction. It’s strong enough to hold any sash steady, even in a gust of wind. So there’s no need for things to get knocked off window sills, or for the sash to swing open and make a dent in the plaster. And there’s definitely no need to invent your own way of holding the thing in place. That’s just the kind of hassle-free way of working you want on a warm summer’s day, isn’t it? The new generation of Roto Tilt&Turn hardware helps you offer your customers more benefits than ever before. ‘there’s no need for things to get knocked off window sills, or for the sash to swing open and make a dent in the plaster. And there’s definitely no need to invent your own way of holding the thing in place.’ Discover more: visit the Designo II area on the Roto website at http://ftt.roto-frank. com/en/products/product-view/detail/rotont-designo/-/ CLOSERS MAKE PRESTIGIOUS GRADE More than four hundred 3000 Series concealed closers from Astra Door Controls have been specified and fitted on one of London’s most prestigious developments, The Lancasters. The Lancasters, on the northern edge of London’s Hyde Park, took five years to complete and has involved the renovation of an entire terrace of fifteen magnificent 19th century houses. The development has been carried out by Northacre PLC with commercial property developer Minerva PLC. The seven-storey, grade II listed terrace was most recently occupied by the Lancaster Gate Thistle Hotel but has now been meticulously 66 NOV 2013 remodelled to create 77 individual properties including 10 penthouses and two town houses. The specification for the interiors was lavish, retaining the original style and grandeur of the Victorian houses. Ironmongery for the project was supplied by John Planck Ltd in Art-deco style polished chrome, and the Astra concealed Series 3000 door closers were selected to retain the clean lines of the common areas and because, with full adjustability, they were powerful enough to handle the doors’ weight and width, offering all the adjustability and control of an overhead closer, even for fire doors. To read more, visit www.clearview-uk.com