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Carl F Groupco ensures that all the front line needs of fabricators are catered for; including aluminium, timber and PVCu

From a catalogue of over 7000 window and door fittings, distributor Carl F Groupco ensures that all the front line needs of fabricators are catered for. Fabricators can rest assured that their hardware needs for all profiles are addressed, namely: aluminium, timber and PVCu.

Aluminium Advancements

With regards to aluminium, as a long-standing supplier of fittings to support these increasingly popular systems, Carl F Groupco reports significant growth in demand for hardware to meet the needs of this expanding market. The company has worked with a number of leading system houses to develop ranges to meet demand for the popular, durable material - this has resulted in a catalogue of aluminium sector fittings that is the company’s most diverse to date. Options include a full range of stainless steel FUHR door locks with a comprehensive selection of U-Rail variants and backsets.

A complete suite of locks is also available to cater for all applications including tall doors, SmartSecure access control options; panic / emergency exit and French door variants. Siegenia ALU tilt and turn ranges also feature as highly popular products for the aluminium sector.

Timber Trend

Regarding timber options, Roto fittings supplied by Carl F Groupco have recently been approved for use on Accoya timber windows and doors. The suite of Roto products provided by the distributor includes Roto FRH fully reversible hardware, TSL espagnolette and Tilt & Turn systems – all lines are available from stock from the hardware supplier’s Peterborough and Cumbernauld depots. Outstanding performance benefits and natural insulating properties are reported for Accoya timber – as such, high performance is demanded from the hardware supplied, which is achieved by Roto’s products that have accomplished BS EN 1670 Grade 5 for exceptionally high corrosion resistance. Roto fittings have been tested and approved for use on Accoya timber and, subject to joiners following Accoya’s manual guidelines for the system, the hardware offers a full 10 year functional warranty.

Electronic Evolution

Catering for growing demand for advanced electronic access control options, the FUHR autotronic 834 lock - which is a SmartSecure solution - is another recent addition to Carl F Groupco’s range. The highly versatile hybrid lock is a major expansion to the SmartSecure brand. The 834 provides a combination of automatic locking and electronic motor driven unlocking: as such, it is an appealing, easy to fit option that is fully compatible with all existing SmartSecure locking and access control variants. The autotronic offers a practical solution for multiple occupancy buildings. The solution is also advantageous for properties that require the security and convenience of an automatic lock, plus it offers the advanced functionality of an electromechanical lock with access control options.

With what is believed to be the biggest range of leading hardware brands in the industry, a track record dating back 70+ years and a reputation for going the extra mile to deliver On Time In Full, fabricators can order in confidence from Carl F Groupco. Confidence in the hardware distributor that high level service, support and product options will be provided as standard has always been assured but, as business booms post pandemic, these brand values have never been more important.

Contact Carl F Groupco for all your hardware needs and don’t hesitate to ask for advice, the company prides itself on working in partnership with all its fabricator customers.


View the article in The Fabrictor magazine's June 2021 edition here.

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