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GGP 08 August 2016

Carl F Groupco adds Titan tilt and turn to range Carl F Groupco has extended its range of Siegenia hardware with the addition of the Titan AF, a tilt and turn system newly introduced to the UK market. Key features include the AF concealed axxent 24+ variant, said to be a new design that provides a completely jigless solution for the majority of profiles, with sash load bearing capabilities up to 150kg. The system can also be ‘easily and economically’ upgraded to comply with PAS24 for security. Carl F Groupco says the expansion of the Siegenia range reinforces the strong partnership between itself and the manufacturer. The ALU 4200 and axxent ranges have reportedly been extremely successful tilt and turn aluminium systems for Carl F Groupco and the company is confident that the new AF system will be equally as popular. Commenting, John Crittenden, Carl F Groupco’s managing director, said: “We have many synergies in our brand values with Siegenia and enjoy a longstanding working relationship. A key part of Siegenia’s strength is the company’s forward thinking in their hardware design – this ensures more features for fabricators to help differentiate their offer. “We are delighted to incorporate the Titan AF into our portfolio. With options for both concealed ‘axxent’ and face fix variant which offers standard sash weight load capability of 130kg, the product has widespread appeal.” www.carlfgroupco.co.uk 78 HARDWA R E & S E C U R I T Y Refine with a contemporary twist TruFrame’s Refine window and door range, which boasts full mechanical joints in the frame, sash and mullion, has now received what the fabricator is calling a ‘contemporary twist’ with the introduction of new hardware, designed to compliment the more modern foiled finishes of anthracite grey, for example. The flush sash window is said to be very much the ‘in vogue’ product at present, with TruFrame quick to point out that Refine is not just a product destined for more period inspired homes, but also more modern properties and apartments, along with everything else in between. From the outside, TruFrame says the flush appearance and symmetrical lines, offered with dummy sashes, makes for a cleaner and more uniform appearance, offering ‘tangible visual differentials’ in comparison to a typical rebated sash. Like all the windows and doors from TruFrame, Refine also carries Secured by Design, reportedly the first window of its kind to achieve this important accreditation. Security is further enhanced with Yale friction stays and a shootbolt locking system as standard, plus a Lifetime Guarantee from Yale that offers a considerable financial compensation should the shootbolt fail against any attempted break-in. TruFrame says that, with the recent introduction of new Mila handles, it’s been the perfect opportunity in which to promote the more contemporary designs that Refine can offer, displayed in a new 24 page brochure. David Firmager, managing director of TruFrame, commented: “Refine isn’t just a period inspired window and door offering, but a product range suited for the masses. With careful choice of finish and handle type, consumers can benefit from a window that’s as individual as their property type, while installers benefit from a 70mm frame and our renowned product quality.” www.truframe.co.uk. Mila adds Supa new escutcheons Mila has launched a new range of escutcheons to add to its Supa range of stainless steel door hardware. Designed specifically to complement Mila’s range of Supa pull bars launched at the start of the year, they reportedly give customers the chance to choose a ‘perfectly suited’ stainless steel solution for their doors with all of the proven ‘Supa hero’ benefits of strength, reliability and corrosion resistance. Supplied in two grades of stainless steel – standard 304 and marine grade 316, the escutcheons are available in a choice of standard or pull variants, both with the option of Secured by Design accreditation. The Secured by Design versions are even etched with the familiar security logo on the outside and with the BSI Kitemark on the inside to provide additional reassurance for homeowners. They are also available in three finishes – polished or brushed stainless steel or polished gold, so that buyers can choose the finish they prefer to coordinate with the polished and brushed sections on www.ggpmag.com August 2016 Mila’s Duo finish pull bars. Like the rest of the Supa range, the escutcheons come with a 25 year guarantee, which Mila says it can offer because of its rigorous approach to material specification and testing. Richard Gyde, Mila’s managing director, said: “Customers buying the Supa range from Mila have complete peace of mind that it comes with a certificate of conformity to guarantee the grade and quality of the stainless steel, and that it has been exhaustively tested at every stage of manufacture. “Stainless steel hardware is emerging as a key differentiator for companies working in the retail sector in particular because it offers an easy route to corrosion resistance even in coastal and highly polluted environments, but it’s essential that they choose the right supply partner because not all stainless steel is the same.” Mila’s Supa escutcheons are in stock now for next day delivery. Mila’s Supa pull bars and Supa door handles are also in stock, and door knockers, letter plates and high security handles will be added to the range soon. www.mila.co.uk


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