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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
How Door Hardware Selection Can Help Protect Against Infection
10th July 2020
With the spread of infection now at the height of concern, Karen Trigg of Allegion UK highlights how door hardware can lend a hand in helping to slow the spread of bacteria. Bacteria and surfaces Experts say that around 80 … Continue reading
Ship shape security
26th June 2020
If you’re looking for a lock that will withstand the harshest environments, then you should consider a product with a marine grade finish. Colin Campbell, Managing Director of Codelocks, talks about the latest additions to the company’s mechanical locks range … Continue reading
Simple hardware switch delivers boosted benefits
26th June 2020
A comprehensive audit of fastener usage by Rapierstar has delivered production, quality, stockholding and installation benefits for leading Hull-based window, door and conservatory manufacturer and installer Vulcan Windows. These benefits have been realised following a Fastener Health Check conducted by … Continue reading
New hardware kits take the confusion out of fire door specification
29th May 2020
Fire doors are a life-saving feature, engineered to hold back flames and smoke allowing evacuation and access routes to remain clear for fire and rescue services, and helping to protect people and property. It is imperative that all fire door … Continue reading
A Sweet Weather Test – One Year, 28 Days On…
1st May 2020
In 2018, Brisant-Secure surprised the industry by announcing that one of their Sweet door handles had managed survive in a salt spray chamber for 8,056 hours. The surprise was because the standard is only 240 hours. Twelve months on, Brisant … Continue reading
Don’t panic: new emergency exit handle
17th April 2020
A new lever operated outside access device has been launched that allows emergency exit doors in commercial buildings to also become entrance doors without compromising the security of the property. In many cases, doors that are part of the emergency … Continue reading