Hardware distributor Carl F Groupco takes pride in going the extra mile to offer a full consultancy service to fabricators. Included in the company’s one-stop assistance is support throughout PAS 24 testing which gives accreditation for enhanced security performance of door and window sets. Carl F Groupco has supported many of its customers in achieving PAS 24 accreditation: this includes a number of the high security solution hardware brands supplied by the distributor such as Cotswold, FUHR, Hoppe, Kenrick, MACO, ROTO, Securistyle, Siegenia and Yale.
One fabricator recently supported through the PAS 24 testing process is longstanding customer, Roundbrand. A new PVCu commercial door set has been fully tested which features Yale fittings supplied by Carl F Groupco, including the Lockmaster 21 multipoint door lock, Platinum 3* cylinder and Sparta door handle. The hardware provider worked closely with Roundbrand and Yale to facilitate PAS 24 testing for this project, ensuring relevant requirements were achieved for the fittings supplied. Assistance included advice regarding the most appropriate hardware solutions, an advisory presence during testing and technical support to Roundbrand throughout the process.
Roundbrand has also worked with Carl F Groupco to adopt Roto’s NT tilt and turn system. As part of the support provided, Carl F Groupco and manufacturer partner Roto assisted Roundbrand in achieving PAS 24 accreditation: the two companies collaborated to ensure all hardware performed to meet the standard’s stringent criteria.
Carl F Groupco supplies one of the largest selections of PAS 24 and Secured by Design approved window and door hardware ranges to the UK market.