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HARD WINTERSTAKETHEIRTOLL ON FERROUS STEEL, ZINC & ALUMINIUM BASED EXTERIOR DOOR FURNITURE


Tony Chadwick, Managing Director of the Trojan Group, like many others in the industry, is becoming increasingly aware of the harm our hard winters can do to ferrous steel, zinc or aluminium based painted or plated exterior door furniture such as handles and letter plates.


Tony explains, “Salt, acid erosion or a damaged surface will eventually result in corrosion on zinc-based plated products and sooner or later they will show signs of failure. The hard winters we’ve had recently have speeded up the process for many products.”


Most products in the industry, including


Trojan’s, are certified as having achieved the current BS EN Grade 4 or 5 standard – an indication of having achieved 240/480 hours corrosion resistance and the highest grade available – yet some are still failing. This is something that concerns Tony.


“If products are classed as meeting the highest standards, but are not able to withstand the climate, that suggests that the standard needs reviewing.”


As a result of the effects of acid erosion,


there is an increasing demand from fabricators and installers for alternatives to ferrous, aluminium or zinc-based products such as those made from stainless steel. But to date,


CRYSTAL INTRODUCES NEW MONKEY TAIL HANDLES


Crystal Direct, the No.1 fabricator for choice and colour, has expanded its hardware range with new monkey tail handles.


The handles are made out of high quality black cast iron and


emulate the classic style of old ironmongery handles. They are ideal for period style properties, woodgrain profile or for making a feature out of windows. Crystal’s monkey tail handles also have a secure deadlock system for added security in the home.


Managing Director Brian Geraghty said: “We are constantly looking


at ways to add to our range to give installers the best possible choice of products, and help them gain competitive advantage.”


“Our new monkey tail handles give windows a classic look and a premium feel – they are particularly effective with woodgrain or traditional style windows.”


48 « Clearview NMS « January 2012 « www.clearview-uk.com Crystal has added monkey tail handles to its range. T » 01462 489900 – www.crystal-direct.co.uk


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many manufacturers have struggled to bring such products to market at a viable price.


However, Trojan’s reputation for


innovation has been demonstrated once again. The products in the company’s range of all stainless letter plates, door handles, T-hinges, knockers, letters and numerals comfortably exceed the current BS EN requirements and come with a 25 year guarantee and a competitive price tag.


With anecdotal evidence suggesting that the costs of recalls and site visits are starting to impact on bottom lines, especially on tight margins, it makes increasing sense to invest in Trojan stainless steel every time. Trust Trojan to come up with the solution.


T » 01922 713933 www.trojan-hardware.com


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