Growing hardware sales demonstrate strength of commercial and social housing markets

Increased sales of hardware for these types of windows mean more contracts are rolling out, which can only be good news for the industry

Carl F Groupco is commending an upturn in sales of its tilt & turn and reversible hardware ranges because of what it reveals about the industry more widely.  

Julie Warner, Product Manager at Carl F Groupco, said: “Tilt & turn and reversible windows are popular in commercial and social housing settings. Increased sales of hardware for these types of windows mean more contracts are rolling out, which can only be good news for the industry.” 

Volume sales of Carl F Groupco’s Roto ranges are particularly strong, in some cases up by over 60% year on year. Julie commented: “Many of our customers insist on only fitting Roto products because of the intelligent functionality their products offer.” 

The Roto NT Tilt and Turn Hardware system, for example, is suitable for timber, PVC-U and aluminium profiles of up to 150kg sash weight. The system can be used to achieve the most demanding security, operating convenience, durability and design requirements. A wide range of components and accessories makes custom window solutions possible, including additional security features to achieve PAS 24 accreditation and even the option for automation. 

Roto’s FRH UNI range of reversible window hardware has been designed with multi-storey public, commercial and domestic buildings in mind. The sash and frame details are the same for all window variants, allowing styles to be fitted without changing profile routing and ensuring a uniform aesthetic appearance on all window styles. With additional security features the system can achieve PAS 24 and can also provide an emergency egress escape opening (providing building regulations are met).

Alongside the quality of the products, Carl F Groupco customers also benefit from the strength of the company’s relationship with Roto. Carl F Groupco collaborates with the manufacturer on continuous product development, helping to give UK fabricators and installers the hardware features they need. The Roto and Carl F Groupco teams support fabricators through their hardware transition as well as specification, testing, software set up and production optimisation.

As Julie highlights, increased sales of hardware for commercial and social housing projects are a good reason to be encouraged. But it’s clear that fabricators and installers choose Carl F Groupco as their hardware supplier because of the value-added benefits on offer. 

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