The Locksmith Journal May/Jun 2018 - Issue 56 - Page 78

78 • HARDWARE&SECURITY PROUD SPONSORS OF THIS PAGE Alpro ‘aces’ Fred Perry refurb » » IDF ALUMINIUM HAS TEAMED UP with Alpro at the new headquarters of iconic sportswear brand Fred Perry in Clerkenwell, London. Alpro transom door closers, pole handles and door handles have been used in the renovation of the nineteenth- century Mount Pleasant Street warehouse buildings, into a complex of offices, showrooms, exhibition space and a rooftop deck over 24,000 square feet. Alpro’s overhead transom closers provide a means of hydraulically controlling the opening and closing of aluminium doors and can have light, medium or heavy spring strengths to suit type of usage, with a 90-degree hold-open option. Transom closers are well suited for use at industrial heritage buildings such as the Fred Perry premises since the alternative options of spring hinges and floor springs often present problems with adjustment flexibility. The IDF installation also includes Alpro’s Functional 98 Series pull door handles on internal doors; manufactured from 316-grade stainless steel and can be straight or offset. The handles are supplied with bolt-thru or back-to-back fixings as standard and powder or nylon-coated finishes to the user’s precise colour requirements. In this case a powder finish was chosen to match the framework. This is IDF’s second heritage architecture project using Alpro equipment and follows works at Henry Wood House, a former BBC property in Marylebone. BUTCHERED, ATTACKED AND PAS 24 SECURE » » WHEN KESTREL Aluminium Systems took Lock Lock to an official, independent test house for the PAS 24 assessment of a door, the handle withstood some of the most rigorous abuse ever seen on a test video for a product of this type. Lock Lock is not only being increasingly adopted by the locksmith sector, but also by aluminium systems houses such as Kestrel, its respective fabricators and also by the entrance door sector as a whole. It’s based on a registered edgeless design that’s not only beautiful in appearance but is purposeful in application, as the handle body cannot be grabbed by tools for forceful removal. The video – which can be seen at – shows a sustained attack for over a minute in a test house environment with a full set of available tools and once the handle is finally removed, Lock Lock’s unique patented spindle ‘some of the most rigorous abuse ever seen on a test video’ stops the would-be burglar thanks to several clever design details. In relation to this PAS 24 test, Lock Lock is also the only security door handle that carries the Sold Secure certification from the Master Locksmiths Association. ASSA ABLOY UK DELIVERS TOP CLASS RESULT » » WORKING ALONGSIDE Northamptonshire County Council, local firm pHp Architects and contractor Lakehouse Construction, the ASSA ABLOY UK Specification, - UK division of ASSA ABLOY - UK Specification team helped deliver the full-scale build of the the new Silverstone CE Primary School with doorsets and relevant hardware. Products specified included 92 ASSA ABLOY laminate faced timber doorsets, complete with redwood frames and dark grey PVC edges, complemented by a full ironmongery specification of ASSA 3228 ZP hinges, ASSA ABLOY DC200 Rack & Pinion Door Closers, Union Optimus 3 Locks, UNION J1000 door furniture, ASSA finger guards, plus ASSA’s P600 cylinders for internal and external doors and external gates. Chris Wayman, Associate at pHp Architects commented: “ASSA ABLOY UK Specification provided a full consultancy service, which took into account factors such as pupil comfort, flow of traffic around the school, as well as the need for staff to access certain areas of the building efficiently and securely.” David Shields, National Specification Manager at ASSA LOCKSMITHJOURNAL.CO.UK | MAY/JUN 2018 Sponsored by Insafe | | ABLOY UK Specification, said: “The challenge in all schools is to prioritise safety and minimise the risk of injury, while providing a comfortable learning and teaching environment for both pupils and staff. We believe we have exceeded these expectations via our BIM capabilities and personable one-to-one service.” ukspecification