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GGP August 2015

Strong demand for Quantum National supplier for the trade, Total Hardware, has reported strong demand for its recently launched range of stainless steel door furniture, Quantum. Total Hardware claims that there is more pressure than ever to deliver a true ‘fit-and-forget’ product to the market and that fabricators are now adopting stainless steel hardware for a wider range of applications, beyond the usual higher-end, or coastal markets. “It’s true that demand for entrance doors is strong, but so is competition, and the last thing you need in such a tight market is to have to deal with service calls and manage disappointed clients,” said Chris Pell, Total Hardware general manager. “In reality, stainless steel needs to be specified for applications in more diverse areas than it is currently, in order to avoid tarnishing and pitting, which leads to guarantee claims, and ultimately writes off all the cost advantages of an initially cheaper hardware option. Our clients are amongst the first to realise this, and to act on it, to the benefit of everyone involved – from their own business, to their installer clients, down to the end-consumer.” The range consists of door handles in long and short back plate versions, letterplates, door knockers, letters and numerals. Chris commented: “With Quantum, we offer our clients a range that is both great looking as well as long lasting. Its success encouraged us to design more products within this range and add more finishes in order to satisfy a complex demand, with Quantum stainless steel being the most recent development.” 64 HARDWA R E & S E C U R I T Y Modplan switches to Yale Veka trade fabricator, Modplan, has announced it is changing its shootbolt locking system on its casement profile ranges to a Yale system. Chris Reeks, Modplan’s sales manager, said: “Whilst the current system has proven to be a robust and reliable product, the introduction of the Yale shootbolt locking system will bring a product name to the market that is better known to the general public. “To add further value to our customers’ marketing, every Yale shootbolt is covered by the free Yale Secure Scheme, which safeguards homeowners’ insurance excess should they be victim to a break-in through the window.” Chris added: “With the benefit of the Yale brand name, the backing of the Yale Secure Scheme and no additional cost involved it really is a product to boost our customers’ sales!” The Yale shootbolt locking system has Secured By Design and PAS 24 accreditations and comes with a 10 year mechanical guarantee and a 10 year security guarantee. The system will be available on Modplan’s Matrix 58mm, Matrix 70mm and fully sculptured products. The change will mean the company’s choice of lock on its casement windows will match the Yale door locking system used on its single and double doors. Chris concluded: “We are renowned for the quality of our product offering and by fitting Yale shootbolts we will be enhancing that reputation and helping our customers to secure more sales.” www.modplan.co.uk Taking security a step further Solidor has announced that it is to offer the latest Ultion 3-star cylinder from Brisant-Secure in its composite doors, a lock that has achieved the Sold Secure Diamond from the Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) The composite door manufacturer says that high security has long been associated with all its products, thanks to a solid, hardwood core and exclusive Avantis lock. However, Solidor claims the new Ultion lock from Brisant-Secure takes composite door security a ‘big step further’. The new Ultion cylinder is reportedly just one of two that have achieved Sold Secure Diamond, a ‘real life’ test operated by the MLA. It is said to provide all the functionality of a cylinder guarded lock, without the additional cost. According to Solidor, the upgrade to this cylinder is an ‘obvious security enhancement’ and an opportunity for installation companies to realise more profit. Steve Stewart, MD of Brisant- Secure, said: “It’s re-assuring to know that forward thinking companies such as Solidor value the importance of having the very best security features in their doors. With the Ultion lock they can now offer the consumer the most secure composite door in the market, not to mention the best looking!” Joe Martoccia, MD of Solidor Group, said: “Yet again we’re announcing an industry first with the adoption of the Ultion lock. It’s www.ggpmag.com August 2015 providing our network partners with a major sales differential and one that can yield increased margins, while at the same time satisfying consumer demand for better security.” www.solidor.co.uk


GGP August 2015
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