36 | DECEMBER 2021
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VBH the clear choice for Sheerline bi-fold hardware
Hardware specialist VBH has announced that it has been working with aluminium systems house Garnalex to develop the hardware solution for the new Sheerline bi-fold door . The new bi-fold allows up to a seven pane configuration , the choice of fitting it as an outward or inward opening door , and offers four different threshold combinations .
With doors measuring up to 6.5m wide x 2.6m high and possibly triple glazed , Garnalex ’ s choice of hardware had to be sufficiently strong and hard wearing to cope with large , heavy sashes .
VBH ’ s greenteQ design team worked closely with their counterparts at Garnalex , with the result being the greenteQ Clearspan hardware system for Sheerline with a weight capacity of 120Kg per sash . greenteQ ’ s bi-fold hardware for other systems is tried and tested and is favoured by fabricators and installers . Clearspan for Sheerline is designed with everyone in the supply chain in mind ; it is quick and easy to put together and there is ample adjustment for installers .
Clearspan is available in a standard version and in a PAS24:2016 tested security spec that features the greenteQ Orion TS007 3 star profile cylinder . Being a 3 star cylinder , this enables the fabricator to fit either the greenteQ Alpha Slim lever handle set , or the standard Alpha lever handle which is available in 10 colours of the greenteQ Suite of matching window door and patio furniture . As the Suite covers patio doors it enables installers to tie together a Full House installation , giving them an edge over their competition .
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IRONMONGERYDIRECT LAUNCHES LATEST CATALOGUE
Leading trade supplier , IronmongeryDirect , has issued its new catalogue with over 18,000 products in stock for next day delivery as standard .
IronmongeryDirect ’ s exclusive Altro range has a new assortment of designer ironmongery offering a wide range of quality products for both domestic and commercial projects . Also featured are Carlisle Brass knurled cabinet handles and knobs , precision engineered from solid brass . The textured design aligns with various interior styles , particularly industrial , modern and contemporary aesthetics .
Katrina Adamczyk , Manager of Category & Merchandising at Ironmongery- Direct said : “ We constantly review and update our ranges so that we can deliver
the products our customers need . Not only is our product offering constantly developing , we are dedicated to expanding our delivery options with free next working day delivery available on orders over £ 45 , as well as same-day delivery to selected postcodes and our Click & Collect service of over 6,000 UK shops .”
To request a free catalogue or to view online , please visit https :// www . ironmongerydirect . co . uk / free-catalogue
New Face in AluK ’ s Product Marketing Team
AluK is expanding its product marketing team with the appointment of Luigi Bertino as a product marketing executive . He has joined product managers Lisa Stephens and Peter Willard , enhancing and developing AluK ’ s product range , so that it stays ahead of a rapidly changing market and continues to deliver what customers need .
Luigi has experience in operations and marketing in both software and retail companies and an impressive list of qualifications which includes an MBA from the University of the West of England and a Masters in marketing and business communication from La Sapienza university in Rome .
At AluK , he will be linking with the R & D , technical and marketing teams and talking and listening to customers about how AluK can continue to improve its product offering .
Luigi is delighted to be on board : “ I ’ m already working hard analysing and reviewing the AluK products and I ’ m really looking forward to getting out to visit customers and hearing what they think .
“ It ’ s great to be joining a team where there is such an obvious commitment to supporting customers and where the priority is continual improvement . We want AluK to be the first-choice aluminium systems house in the UK and we ’ re doing everything we can to achieve that .”
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