Hardware supplier, Kenrick, has developed a bespoke version of its Excalibur door lock for Dunster House, the UK garden buildings company. The specially created lock is being used extensively on the Dunster House range of timber log cabins and garden rooms.
Having worked with Kenrick for many years and used its locking systems for its range of PVC-U windows and doors, Dunster House is said to have had ‘no hesitation’ in asking Kenrick to create a ‘specially engineered solution’ to satisfy its needs.
The bespoke locking system was developed using Kenrick’s standard centre lock case and was adapted with a 900mm long lock with two roller cams. The lock features a 16mm wide faceplate, with radius ends which can be easily fabricated into the timber profile at Dunster House’s factory. The lock provides better compression to the door frame and has reportedly improved both the security and weatherproofing on the timber buildings.
Peter Roberts, production manager at Dunster House, said: “With space at a premium in many houses and more people now opting to work from home, garden rooms and offices have become more popular than ever before. However, they do contain plenty of valuable equipment, such as computers, TV screens and audio equipment, so they need to be as secure as possible. At Dunster House, we needed something that provided as much security as a home door lock to give our customers total peace of mind. We have been delighted with the Kenrick system. It is a great, secure lock and is available at a very reasonable price.”
Part of Kenrick’s ‘renowned and trusted’ Excalibur range, the door lock has been function tested to in excess of 100,000 cycles and also exceeds the requirements of BS EN 1670 Grade 4 (severe) rating for salt spray corrosion resistance.