The Brio straight sliding range has been expanded to include simultaneous action and telescopic action kits. Used in conjunction with Brio’s single run and zero clearance systems, these accessories allow Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and distributors to offer an additional product to the standard straight sliding hardware, whilst enabling end-users to move doors with less effort, but with increased control. Suitable for commercial and residential applications, both accessories can accommodate different building designs with panels sliding to one or both sides. Users also have the freedom to choose how to install the accessories as both can be surface mounted and hidden in pockets. Clamped toothed belt Enabling a safer and quieter operation, the Brio simultaneous action kit allows bi-parting doors to operate in unison, creating an opening of two metres. A first for Brio, this kit is perfect for use in residential, healthcare, education and commercial buildings. The Brio telescopic action kit allows two or three stacked panels to open or close progressively, so that they arrive in the open or closed position at the same time, across an opening for a 3-metre-wide doorway. This eliminates the need to manually handle each door, making it the ideal accessory for residential, commercial, office fit outs or hospitals. Included in the simultaneous action kit is a clamped pulley, belt connector, belt clamp, floor guide and toothed belt, whilst the telescopic action kit comes with a clamped toothed belt, floor guide, pulley, datum block, clamp retainer, belt clamp and door guide. Straight sliding door hardware The products also allow architectural ironmongers to expand their offering to customers" The fully functional kits allow these to be easily installed on site. David Newton, General Manager at Brio UK comments: “Adding these timeless accessories to our portfolio strengthens Brio’s position in the growing sliding door market – allowing us to provide exactly what our customers are looking for. One of the greatest benefits for OEMs and distributors is that they now have the opportunity to offer customers an extra add-on accessory to the standard straight sliding door hardware.” “The products also allow architectural ironmongers to expand their offering to customers. For end-users, not only are these accessories easy to install and can be assembled on site, but paired with the sleek design, they create a statement the moment you step into a room.’’ Sliding and folding door industry With a discrete hardware design, the kits do not require a bottom guide channel. This allows for a clear passageway with no interruption when entering a room - reducing tripping hazards and making them ideal for schools or care homes. The simultaneous action and telescopic action kits have been tested in Brio’s Regents Park Facility to ensure it meets local standards. Brio is an acknowledged brand in the sliding and folding door industry and part of the Allegion family of brands.
Brio has extended its established range of sliding door hardware with the new Brio Pocket Slide 80. Hidden from view once installed, the universally sized pocket door kit offers a flexible, simple-to-install solution for installers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), while reducing cost and valuable inventory space for architectural ironmongers (AIs) and builder’s merchants. As the only universal fitting kit, the Brio Pocket Slide 80 can cover installation widths ranging from 600 to 1000mm. Simple, efficient and customisable, the kit is easy to assemble and can be fit by a single installer – reducing time, inventory and labour costs for those working on new build projects and extensions. Multilayer wooden beam Included in the pack is an adjustable stopper, forward and backspacer, a stylish black anodised track and wheels with narrow channels for a stable slide of the door. With a quality multilayer wooden beam, the Brio Pocket Slide 80 also absorbs vibrations and noise, making it the perfect fit for en-suite bathrooms. David Newton, general manager at Brio UK comments: “The pocket door market is one of the largest door hardware markets in the UK, so it’s only logical for us to add this timeless and sleek product to our growing product portfolio.” Pocket door kit “Designed with ease of use and practicality in mind, the biggest advantage of the Brio pocket door kit is its universal size. As a ‘one-size-fits-all’ product, it removes the headache of choosing the right-sized solution for a project – making the installation process even easier for installers, building contractors and OEMs. The customisable size also reduces the need for AIs and builders merchants to stock various sizes, helping decrease cost and extend inventory space.” The Brio Pocket Slide 80 is a certified product and has been put through 100,000 slide cycles as per EN 1527, giving users the peace of mind that this is a sliding door made to last. In line with the launch, a step-by-step video has been produced to assist with the installation of the product, which users can view online. Brio, part of the Allegion family of brands, is a pioneer in the sliding and folding door industry.
Allegion UK, a pioneer in safety and security, has added the 286DL locking handle to its established range of Brio dual point locks for exterior folding applications. It is ideal for both residential and commercial facilities, joining other Brio accessories for the 286 dual point lock used on Weatherfold 4s and 5c. Designed to ‘suite’ with Brio 288 lever furniture, the 286DL locking handle has been specifically design engineered to secure timber and aluminium folding panels. The single action handle is a stylish alternative to two flush bolts. The product also enables the doors to fold flat. The intelligent security-conscious design of the 286DL is discreetly hidden inside the aluminium stile or edge of a timber panel with minimal machining and quick fixing points thanks to the patented hinge blocks. A variety of keepers allow for neat dressing and accurate alignment of the throw and panel, which improves the performance of perimeter weather seals. This new addition allows joinery manufacturers to offer a lock and handle for access doors that can be used with a cylinder of choice. The new locking handle is stylish and secure – the perfect accompaniment for our folding door systems” Sliding door hardware systems David Newton, Brio UK general manager, explains: “We routinely research and review the marketplace for folding and sliding door hardware systems, to see where Brio can add value for customers. The 286 dual point lock was developed as an alternative to using flush bolts on panels. "The lock is less intrusive than flush bolts, and also has the very considerable advantage of eliminating any bending-down or reaching-up to lock or unlock the door which is the downside of flush bolts. This makes it very friendly with regards to disabled access, as wheelchair users will not have to rely on help to open doors. The new locking handle is stylish, secure and simple – the perfect accompaniment for our folding door systems.”, he adds. Added to the design and manufacturing excellence is the company’s rigorous product testing and quality assurance. The 286DL locking handle is cycle tested in excess of 100,000 operations and comes with a 10-year warranty. It’s available in a variety of finishes for matching flexibility, including stainless steel for coastal areas.