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GGP December 2014

Products & Services Split spindle fits the bill Following the launch of its ‘refreshed and responsive’ website earlier this summer, PatioMaster says it is ‘ending the year on a high’ with the unveiling of a brand new hardware catalogue, produced in partnership with hardware specialist, Safeware. Described as a ‘handy reference tool’, the catalogue is said to offer fabricators and installers ‘clear and concise’ instruction for choosing the right hardware for the right application. Product imagery and colour palettes sit alongside technical drawings, outlining each item’s performance capabilities. PatioMaster has dedicated a section of the catalogue to ‘enhanced security’, where customers can explore those items which meet the requirements of Secured by Design. An identification chart, easily accessible at the rear of the catalogue, outlines all of the major parts required for the build and installation of a PatioMaster in-line sliding door set. In addition, customers can flip the catalogue over to find contact details for their local PatioMaster dealer. To receive a copy of the new catalogue, call: 0808 178 3370. www.patiomaster.co.uk Aztec Conservatory Roof Systems says developments at the company mean that its roof is now ‘probably the most secure available on the market’. Glazing panel support and new muntin bar combine to ensure polycarbonate or glass is locked into position in a way that eliminates weather penetration. The roof system has also achieved the BRE’s severe weather rating. “We guarantee that our glazing panels, if properly installed, will not slip,” affirmed Aztec managing director, Tim Franks. “No other conservatory roof system manufacturer offers that. And the way our roof is fitted to the windows below, further ensures it stays in place, however severe the wind loadings outside. Our roof design has evolved to ensure that once fitted, it stays there. Recalls about weather damage are non-existent among our customers. It means their profit on a job stays profit, it is not eaten away by remedial visits.” www.aztecsystems.net December 2014 79 SBD and Everguard Range extended The door that’s 7 doors Rehau trade fabricator, Shepley, has added even more doors to its comprehensive Visage Composite Door Collection. Shepley's sales and marketing director, Ian Griffiths, said: "We have added powder blue and sage green to our colours. The three new designs are Windsor Cottage, a traditional half glazed door, the stunning, modern, Belvoir, with full height glazing and sleek pullbar handles, and the very beautiful Windsor Astragal, a stylish period design with sandblasted glass.” Shepley has also added full height matching decorative glass side screens, solving a longstanding industry problem for installers. Three additions to the glass designs include the 1920s-inspired Charleston and Caledonian Rose, while ‘Reflections’ offers hand crafted styling for consumers ‘looking for something exclusive’. The latest Visage Composite Door Collection brochure shows all the glass designs colours and options next to every door style. www.shepley.com New hardware catalogue Winter weather-proof Everglade Windows chose National Home Security Month to add Secured by Design and the Everguard Hinge Protection System to its Kommerling windows. The Everguard Hinge Protection System improves security by protecting the window or door hinge from intruders applying force to try and prise the sash from its hinges. It has interlocking claws made from high tensile steel and according to Everglade, achieves the highest load rate for window and door defence devices. In tests, doors fitted with Everguard far exceeded the load force requirement of BS7950 standard and performed right up to 7.5kn (a force of almost three quarters on a tonne). The door version of Everguard fits neatly and almost flush to the frame to prevent it catching on clothing or bags as people walk through the door. A test video on Everglades’ website shows just how much force its enhanced security Kommerling products withstood during testing. www.evergladetrade.co.uk Hardware supplier, Kenrick, has strengthened its range of Excalibur locking systems with the addition of a split spindled door lock. According to Kenrick, this development brings greater flexibility to the fabricator, enabling them to ‘easily and cost effectively’ create either a lever/lever or a lever/pad application from just one lock. At the heart of the Kenrick system is a standard 92mm centre, which accommodates both long and short back plate handles and either a solid spindle to create a lever/lever lock or a split spindle to create a lever/pad lock. According to Kenrick, this is a versatile alternative to traditional twin spindle locks which need to use a longer back plate regardless of the operation of the lock. Like the rest of the Excalibur range, the Excalibur split spindle door lock is also said to offer ‘exceptional levels of security’ for the homeowner. Benefitting from three hooks, two steel anti-lift bolts and three rollers, it is designed to provide both ‘peace of mind’ and smooth operation. www.kenricks.co.uk Composite door CNC fabricators can now make seven popular door styles from just one door blank with the latest innovation from DoorCo – the 6/4 Combi. The 6/4 Combi has a ‘unique’ midrail with the woodgrain pattern running through from top to bottom, enabling it to be made into any of the following styles: Six panel solid; twin vertical; twin top; twin top with mid panel; half glazed; full glazed; four glazed (twin and bottom). This not only makes the door extremely versatile but also drastically cuts the need for stock, as DoorCo MD Dan Sullivan explained: “Stock is always a challenge for all door fabricators especially for the lower volume fabricators because of the range of options available. The 6/4 Combi brings together seven of the most popular styles while taking up less space, tying up less money and simplifying ordering and invoicing. “All this is with absolutely no sacrifice to the aesthetics of the door or its quality and specification. This design innovation is absolutely unique to the 6/4 Combi and another exclusive benefit to DoorCo customers.”


GGP December 2014
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