Allowing housebuilders to achieve an exact colour match with a range of external door handles and matching items, Arrone (sister company to Hoppe) has launched its new AR708a letterplates. According to the company the letterplate has been cycle tested 50,000 times and includes a patent pending return spring to ensure a positive return action and prevent water egress.
Designed to complement popular Hoppe external door handles such as Atlanta, Tokyo and Birmingham, the letterplate is available in five finishes including polished brass and silver, and powder coated anthracite grey, white and black.
Fab&Fix Decorative Hardware
New Fab&Fix decorative hardware retail packs have been designed to enable merchants to display the product either via the dedicated Fab&Fix merchandising units or via their own peg board display units, showcasing the full range. The packaging enables customers to immediately see what they are getting, and includes a detailed explanation and a ‘show window’ to display the quality and matching finish of the product.
The company says that the decorative hardware boasts a ‘Hardex’ coating, which has surpassed 1,000 hours of prohesion testing. The range also incorporates four distinct lines: Classic, Heritage, Architectural and S-Series, thereby ensuring a co-ordinated finished look for any application.
Ultimate Pro-Finish Decorators Caulk
The 380ml HB42 Ultimate Pro-Finish Decorators Caulk is claimed to be long lasting, movement-resistant and can be overpainted in just one hour. The white, solvent-free, acrylic caulk is flexible up to 12.5% and can be used in joints up to 25mm wide and 20mm deep.
The flexible seal contains a fungicide to help prevent mould and can be used both inside and out for sealing around plasterboard joints, cornices and architraves, window frames and PVC cladding. It can also be used as an adhesive for polystyrene and for sealing cracks in plaster, brick and stone, concrete, skirting boards and walls.
Fire Door Kit range
Featuring a complete range of pre-selected products that work together, look good and meet every relevant standard, Union las launched its new Fire Door Kits.
There are four different Fire Door Kits each of which combines all the hardware needed to install or repair a fire door, each designed to work in a specific application. This includes hinges, door closer, lockcase, levers and signage, as well as installation instructions, fitting templates, fixings and the performance sheets to hand over to the building owner for their records.
Garage door operators
Garador has launched its Series 4GaraMatic garage door operators, featuring three models: GaraMatic 9, GaraMatic 10 and GaraMatic 20. The new operators retain important safety and security features, such as automatically reversing when the door meets an obstruction, and locking via a mechanical latch in the boom to prevent forced entry into the garage.
The operators are also said to include significant advances in energy efficiency, lighting and new smartphone connectivity — for example, providing an automated garage door that can be controlled via your Android or ios smartphone.
ISO BLOCO 600 Premium Edition
Providing easier joint sealing in temperatures as low as -30°C, ISO Bloco 600 Premium Edition foam tape has been launched by ISO-Chemie. The pre-compressed impregnated self-adhesive foam tape, which is independently tested and BBA approved, can be used on joints up to 42 mm, providing a high-performance weather tightness and thermal/acoustic insulation seal for fenestration and façade applications.