Wednesday 15 January 2014

Sliders UK introduces exclusive Fab & Fix “Ultimate collection” patio door handle

Sliders UK has joined forces with leading hardware manufacturer Fab & Fix to develop a stylish, high security handle for its leading range of Duraflex, Eurocell and Synseal patio doors. Exclusively available to Sliders UK customers, the new handle forms part of the company’s Ultimate collection and compliments its optional Secured by Design solution.

The new Ultimate collection patio door handle has been created to the joint specification of security experts at Sliders UK and Fab & Fix, and incorporates a number of innovative design features that coordinate to make it one of the most attack resistant products on the market.

It is constructed from a robust zinc die-cast material and features built-in cylinder protection and a uniquely chamfered back plate that is 32mm wide to provide maximum stability and resistance to attack by Mole Grips or similar instruments used by would-be intruders. 

Its elegantly curved handle is designed for modern aesthetic, whilst retaining maximum grip for the user. The external keyhole acts as a further guard as the cutout has been created especially so it conceals half the cylinder thus preventing it from being attacked directly. Sliders’ new handle also incorporates 6mm fixing screws, giving it far greater strength than the industry standard 5mm.

Sliders’ Ultimate collection patio door handle is coated in Fab & Fix’s popular Hardex finish in white, black, gold, chrome and satin. This finish has been salt spray tested to the highest British Standard and is proven to provide extreme corrosion resistance (BSEN 1670, Class Five).

In fact, Sliders’ latest collaboration with Fab & Fix is due to the positive feedback the company has already received from customers about the exceptional quality and reliability of this finish.

Ian Longbottom, Joint Managing Director of Sliders UK, explains: 
“We have already switched wholeheartedly to Fab & Fix’s composite door furniture and also use its handles on our PVC and aluminium bi-folding doors, all of which are very popular with our customers. So when we were looking to upgrade our patio door handles, Fab & Fix was a natural partner.

“We are the only patio door manufacturer to supply this new handle and we’re confident that it will provide our trade customers with another unique selling point.”

Sliders UK is the UK’s largest manufacturer of patio doors, making over 350 units per week. Its patio doors were also the first to be accredited by the Secured by Design initiative. 

Sliders UK and Fab & Fix saw the opportunity to increase sales even further by working together and commissioning an exclusive handle.

Will Butler, Managing Director of Fab & Fix, which is part of Grouphomesafe, concludes: 
“We enjoy working with Sliders UK as their design ethos matches our own. At Fab & Fix we only develop new products when they deliver a genuine improvement and we are very proud of what we’ve created with Sliders.”
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