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HARDWARE&SECURITY Showing some 60 years of performance hardware ‘Seoul’ door and architectural sectors, has been celebrating itsHOPPE, the manufacturer of hardware for the window and sixtieth anniversary year, from November 2012. Based in the UK headquarters for 24 of those years, Roger Benton, joint managing director, commented:“HOPPE has been on a fantastic journey through the years and not only survived but found strength in the testing times the industry has thrown at us. There are a huge number of factors that have contributed to our success but we believe the positive ethos and influence from the people at the heart of the organisation has been key. Our technical and new product development team are always busy offering new products, options and advice that make a real difference to manufacturers, installers, distributors and architects. That mattered to us 60 years ago and still does today.” Reporting a ‘real success’ At the start of 2012, Mila’s newly launched ProLinea Twin Cam Espag was chosen by trade fabricator, Sterling PVC-U, for its range of PVC-U casement windows fabricated in the Halo Eclipse system. One year on, Sterling is reporting ‘real success’ with the product which has been integrated seamlessly into its three production facilities in Warrington. Managing director, Neil Messenger, said: “We manufacture around International specialist friction stay manufacturer 1,200 frames per week and demand the highest quality and service from and supplier, Cotswold Architectural Products, our suppliers. Mila has shown that it can match our very exacting recently supplied the hardware for the standards and as well as maintaining the very best product quality and construction of an office and apartment complex performance, it has achieved ‘on time in full’ delivery scores in excess of 99%. in the capital city of South Korea, Seoul. “Before we started to fabricate using the new Twin Cam, Mila provided all the reassurance we The skyscraper building which is named needed that it was approved to the improved performance requirements of BS 7950 and had achieved SK Leader’s view, incorporated 1,670 pairs of 50,000 cycles to ensure operational reliability and 240 hours of salt spray testing to ensure weather heavy duty friction stays – from Cotswold’s resistance,” explained Neil Messenger. HD22R and HD102 range – into 797mm by 1,170mm top hung windows. Lock with the ‘XL’ factorIain Morgan, Cotswold’s managing director, commented: “We’re no strangers to supplying Kenrick has unveiled the latest addition to join the family of projects of this magnitude but still, every time Excalibur high specification locking options. The new Excalibur we’re involved in one, it is exciting to be so. XL shootbolt locking system has been developed to bring the “Seoul is a breathtaking mega city and this is a highest levels of security to the home owner, while offering development of office space and apartments convenience and value to fabricators. which is particularly eye catching. It was a The Excalibur XL is Secured By Design approved and offers a ‘wealth of unique security pleasure to be involved with and we’re naturally features’. It benefits from a reinforced pressed steel face plate to provide ‘unrivalled’ strength and pleased that the architects and developers turned reliability and features steel shootbolts, an unhanded die cast gearbox and patented, bi-directional to us for this element of the project.” die cast claws. According to Kenrick, the Excalibur XL system is ‘extremely’ quick and simple to A spokesperson for Locus Holdings, who were fit, thus helping to maximise fabricator profitability. It has also been designed to fit most the architects and developers of the office Eurogroove systems, making it a very flexible option. Excalibur XL has been successfully tested complex, said that Cotswold won the prestigious to more than 100,000 operations of opening and closing the window and provides more than contract due to its reputation for quality, 240 hours of intense, salt based corrosion to exceed the requirements of BS 7412. customer and technical service and world-leading For more information, visit: www.kenricks.co.uk products. chosen because of the requirement that only Multipoint lock KitemarkedCotswold’s heavy duty friction stays were also foreign hardware be used in the development. Carine Geoffroy, Cotswold’s export sales ERA is said to have become the first UK manufacturer to achieve a manager, commented: “Cotswold is the world’s Kitemark for a range of multipoint locks (MPL). Its new MPL range number one specialist friction stay manufacturer meets the reqirements of PAS 3612:2011. and we offer years of British manufacturing Tested to 200,000 cycles, the new locks are estimated to be experience, top quality products and a approximately twice the strength of existing MPLs but will fit into the commitment and energy to create hardware same preparation routing. Security features include anti drill plates on solutions that meet the demands of high profile both sides of the gearbox and the locks hooks are hardened to prevent developments all over the world.” drilling attack. The centre gearbox which is the same size as ERA’s existing MPL, is available in 35mm Cotswold has been in business for more than and 45mm backsets and in either a Euro cylinder, or Vectis Plus version. 30 years and regularly creates bespoke options Other features of the new MPL include a latch bolt that can be reversed for handing, split and solid for fabricators across the UK. spindle operation, a Snib shaped to the Kitemark symbol and anti drill plates on the top and bottom For more information call Cotswold hooks. Designed to link to the MPL drive bars in the same way as the existing MPL, the shootbolts are Architectural Products on 01242 233993, of a more complex design to meet the strength requirements of the standard and the new range of or visit: www.cotswold-windows.co.uk strengthened keeps suit both PVC-U and composite doors. 32 January 2013 Glass & Glazing Products


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