Twenty years strong

Hardware distributor Carl F Groupco is celebrating 20 years of supplying its fully reversible Roto FRH UNI window hardware in the UK. During the past two decades, the FRH UNI range has become the most successful window product range in Carl F Groupco’s portfolio, owing its success to functionality and a strong reputation.

FRH UNI hardware is designed to suit traditional reversible window profiles, including PVC-U, timber, aluminium and timber/aluminium composite windows. It’s a robust hardware system designed for situations where safe control of the window opening is necessary: including high-rise applications where wind and height issues are of concern, its manufacturer says. Safety features such as integral child restrictors and reverse catches provide ‘ultimate protection’.

Catering for all project requirements, its manufacturer claims, the FRH UNI system offers multiple options for opening, including top-swing hinges, which allow end users to fully reverse the window, and projecting side/top-hung hinges for standard, outward-opening window operation. These hinges use the same sash and frame details, allowing any style to be fitted without changing profile routing. This ensures a uniform aesthetic appearance of all window designs and provides a standardised window style throughout a property, they say.

Commenting on the milestone, Julie Warner, Carl F Groupco’s Roto product manager, said: “It’s been a pleasure to be a part of the FRH UNI’s growth and success over the last 20 years. Since Roto acquired the brand in 2016, we have seen major product developments to futureproof the range. The biggest enhancement has been to upgrade all components to Grade Five corrosion resistance as standard, which has been a massive appeal to new and existing customers.”

With a trading history dating back over 70 years, Carl F Groupco has a strong reputation for hardware expertise. Since Roto acquired the FRH UNI range, the distributor has taken on the TSL and SSL espagnolettes, NT and Designo tilt and turn gearing plus the Inowa patio hardware.