Friday, 5 July 2013


Leading distributor VBH has adopted the latest mechanical and digital security innovations from Yale Door and Window Solutions to meet growing demands to enhance existing doors, without compromising on security or aesthetics.

Gillingham based VBH introduced the new Yale Doormaster™ replacement multipoint locking range to enable a more efficient repair and maintenance service for PVCu and composite doors.
VBH also now offers Yale’s popular Keyfree and Keyless digital door lock solutions to allow all the convenience of keyless entry to a home either through a push button remote keyfob or by entering a combination code into the lock.

Says Gary Gleeson, Marketing Manager at VBH: 
“As the trend to improve homes rather than move continues apace this year, we are seeing a clear increase in calls for door hardware that can support and improve the operation and security of existing doors.

“Yale’s Doormaster™ range is the perfect solution, allowing the trade to work efficiently and effectively with a product that enables a simple replacement of a multipoint lock in just one visit, without the need to carry huge stocks of various locks. Yale’s Keyfree also offers a clear alternative to the traditional door handle. It works with Doormaster™ so represents a simple upsell to improve the operation and aesthetics of a front door.”

Multipoint locks have been fitted to the majority of all external residential doors in the UK for over 20 years and as a result many older multipoint locks are reaching the end of their lifecycle. 

Over the coming months and years, growing numbers of multipoint locks are eventually expected to require replacement and dealing with this can often be a time consuming process, due to the sheer number of manufacturers and lock variants supplied over the years.

Yale Doormaster™ presents a compact range of replacement locks, replacement gearboxes and “overnight” locks, which enables installers to instantly repair or replace the multipoint locks in virtually all PVCu and the majority of composite and timber doors.

The Doormaster™ portfolio has also been specifically designed to allow advanced digital locking devices, such as the Yale Keyfree, to be retrofitted to most homes.

Kevin Hill, Managing Director of Yale UK, added: 
“By offering Yale’s cleverly designed Doormaster™ range, VBH provides a solution for professional installers to supply and fit replacement locks much more efficiently, which means more business, more satisfied customers, and less time wasted.”

“With the addition of Keyfree, there is the added advantage of introducing the clear lifestyle benefits associated with not having to rely on mechanical key solutions, especially for those with families. Not only is this all good news from a commercial perspective, it also provides the business with the opportunity to benefit from the strength of the Yale brand.”
To find out more about the Doormaster™ range, please visit For more information on VBH, please visit

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