Q-secure approved

Nordic Aluminium, a trade manufacturer of aluminium windows and doors in Leeds, is the latest fabricator to become ‘Q-secure approved’, VBH’s multi-brand security guarantee.

Nordic has been a VBH customer for two years and is reported to be ‘impressed’ with VBH’s products and the service. Graham Howatson, Nordic’s operations director, commented: “We’ve formed a great, mutually beneficial relationship with VBH, which I put down to quality products, backed up with excellent service and support. We particularly like the greenteQ CentreFold locking shoot bolt handle with its folding integral key. With other handles, leaving the key in the lock risks damaging the door or losing the key, but with CentreFold there’s no risk of that happening. VBH also offers colour coded hardware so we can match the colour to the door, a nice feature which helps our sales.

“More recently, Rob Norman of VBH has assisted with PAS24 testing,” continued Graham. “PAS24 is now mandatory on new build houses so it’s important we comply. Working together we turned this around in three to four days, and had our bi-fold door, complete with VBH’s greenteQ Clearspan hardware and the Yale door lock (also from VBH) tested at BSI. It passed first time!”

According to Nordic, the relationship with VBH is continuing to grow. The trade fabricator has now started using VBH’s greenteQ Aspire lift and slide handles too because of the improved choice in colour and better quality.

Graham concluded: “VBH is an excellent company to work with and always responds quickly if we need help.”