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All about the door
6th January 2023
It’s all about the door for Carlisle Brass. We can help with maintenance, technical specification, training, and security when it comes to your doors. Our experienced team is made up of RegAI, DipGAI and DipFD qualified members. The experience and … Continue reading
IronmongeryDirect Continues to Deliver with Latest Supplier Recognition
14th October 2022
Leading specialist supplier IronmongeryDirect, has been recognised as the first Approved Retailer Partner by window security and safety restrictor manufacturer Jackloc. Set up as a partnership scheme to ensure that only the best retailers represent its brand, customers at IronmongeryDirect … Continue reading
Sustainability – A Rising Influence in Hardware and Building Design
22nd August 2022
Daniel May, Director at Consort Architectural Hardware explains how the drive towards sustainability is influencing hardware and building design. For some time now sustainability has persistently – and rightfully – gained traction in many of the world’s leading conversations. Between … Continue reading
Service with a Smile
22nd August 2022
Simon Monks, MD of hardware company VBH, tells us why having the right people in the right place is vital to the success of any business, and how a smile can help, too. Many factors make up a successful business. … Continue reading
UAP Plays a Key Role in Compliant Door Production
22nd July 2022
Expensive and portable tech, car keys, bank cards and even correspondence from which thieves can harvest data are all lucrative reasons for the criminal fraternity to keep developing techniques for breaking into others’ homes. To help protect home owners and … Continue reading
The Suited Life: simplifying specification
13th July 2022
A new suited door hardware range has been launched to make it easier for locksmiths and installers to source corresponding ironmongery in line with the latest design trends. The new suited collection from ARRONE, a HOPPE brand, offers installers the … Continue reading
What’s Trending in Ironmongery?
20th April 2022
Here Roland Etheridge, Category Manager at IronmongeryDirect, reveals the latest ironmongery trends to be aware of, in order to make the best specifications and recommendations for your customers. Door hardware solutions must of course, offer high quality and durability, particularly … Continue reading
greenteQ Mirage Fingerprint Padlock
20th August 2021
Forget about keeping a key for your padlocks. Mirage is a robust short shackle padlock that uses fingerprint recognition rather than a key for locking and unlocking. As well as the convenience of not needing a key, Mirage can be … Continue reading
New premium Forged range added to Fab&Fix from ERA
25th June 2021
ERA has expanded its premium Fab&Fix collection of suited door hardware with the launch of a new Forged range of finishes and handles, ideal for period and traditional properties. Expertly designed to replicate traditional forged iron hardware, combined with the … Continue reading
Ultion locks used by police to protect homes
25th June 2021
Ultion, Brisant Secure’s famous premium lock, is helping to secure vulnerable homes in at-risk areas as part of the Safer Streets police initiative. The Safer Streets scheme provides funding for Police Crime Commissioners across Britain to make safe hotspot areas … Continue reading
The Night Edition
14th May 2021
dormakaba Launches Stunning New Fittings Bringing clarity and light to interior spaces with their glass solutions, dormakaba, has added a stylish new range of matt black fittings to its glass door range. Available for hinged, pivoted and sliding doors, the … Continue reading
New guide to conformity marking and third-party testing published by GAI and DHF
30th April 2021
A new technical briefing has been launched to keep door hardware professionals at the forefront of changes to conformity marking. The Guidance on conformity marking, third party testing, assessment and certification technical briefing, written by the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers … Continue reading
Hardware partnership prioritises hygiene 99.99%
29th October 2020
In a time where hygiene and cleanliness are of the utmost importance, Yale has partnered with market leading antimicrobial additives provider, BioCote, to launch the Quartus combi door handle range with a coating that will reduce up to 99.99% of … Continue reading
Hardware marketing ‘sub-committee’ addresses COVID-19 key issues
4th September 2020
DHF has recognised that there are a number of key issues currently facing the building hardware sector.  Examples of these are, of course, the transmission of the COVID-19 virus and what measures should be taken to limit its spread, in … Continue reading