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John Mitchell, Technical Manager, Carl F Groupco.

An article written for Clearview, October 2017.


Carl F Groupco recognises that regulations are an important element of any report on Home Security. As a long-standing distributor of window and door hardware, services and solutions, the company understands the importance of providing a comprehensive service: this includes a thorough understanding of relevant standards and a willingness to share this information.


Currently Document Q, which stipulates a requirement for adequate prevention of unauthorised access and safe means of escape for new buildings, is ensuring that security standards remain a hot topic for hardware. This encompasses Technical Specification (TS) standards including TS 008. This rates letterplates or flaps that cover door apertures and any associated boxes, walls or panels inside the door. Supporting this standard, one of the latest products to be added to Carl F Groupco’s portfolio of over 7,000 lines is the Trojan Unicorn TS 008 letterplate. With a simple yet elegant design, the patented TS 008 letterplate is suitable for composite and PVCu doorsets that need to be Document Q or PAS24:2016 compliant. Produced in a style that will complement any door design, the letterplate is available in a wide range of external finishes to suite with the Trojan door furniture range. The internal letterplate can be colour coded to match door colours.


Best Practice:

With regards to home security, PAS 24 and Secured by Design are fundamental and Carl F Groupco supplies one of the largest selections of hardware to the UK market that complies with these accreditations. Best practice advice is to meet the PAS 24 rating when installing a replacement door or window requiring enhanced security hardware.


Secured by Design accreditation is also important and Carl F Groupco is a long-standing supporter of this initiative:the latest product in the company’s portfolio to be the proud bearer of the Secured by Design logo is the FUHR 881 electromechanical multipoint door lock.


The comprehensively trained technical team at Carl F Groupco understands the challenges of meeting the latest home security standards: the company’s advisory service is available to anyone working in the hardware supply chain.


To find out more about the TS 008 Letterplate, click here. 


Carl F Groupco Limited: Tel: 01733 393330
For more information, contact sales@carlfgroupco.co.uk
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