Specialist security manufacturer, Allegion, has introduced the Briton 4700 Series to its range of door furniture and accessories, including handles that have achieved EN 1906 Grade 4 and are suitable for high-frequency areas where long-lasting performance is essential. Excellent performance Featuring a high-quality and high-specification selection of Grade 4 lever and pull handles, plus complementary accessories in satin stainless steel, the Briton 4700 Series makes complete doorset specification and excellent performance simple to achieve. As expected from the Briton range, the lever furniture helps installers and contractors through its unique fixing method that provides a firm, positive and highly durable installation. Facilities managers can be confident that the hardware meets the requirements of BS 8300 and has been successfully tested to 90 minutes on timber doors and four hours on steel doors. The hardware additionally comes with a 10-year guarantee, for peace of mind. Meets highest grade in the standard Simon Osborne, Allegion sales leader for the UK and Ireland, commented: “Door furniture and accessories are the first point of contact when entering or moving around a building, making it important to achieve the perfect balance of aesthetics, performance and certification. The new Briton 4700 series has been developed to achieve this, with handles that meet the highest grade in the standard to guarantee performance even after high levels of use.” The Briton 4700 Series includes lever and pull handles, plus accessories such as kick plates, push and pull plates, symbols and signage, flush bolts, door stops and hooks.
The list will assist in avoiding common issues, like unsuitable hinges, that result in gaps around the frame Specialist security manufacturer, Allegion, is providing those responsible for installing and maintaining fire door hardware with a new tool – a downloadable Fire Door Hardware Checklist. Allegion has created the easy-to-use checklist to promote higher standards of fire door inspection and maintenance. By following each simple step, trade professionals can be confident that all essential elements, such as door signage, are in place. At the same time, the list will assist in avoiding common issues, like unsuitable hinges, that result in gaps around the frame and ineffective ironmongery that hinders escape. To provide additional support, Allegion customers can register online to receive a free fire door gap tester. To further promote the importance of fire door safety, Allegion is donating a percentage of sales from its industry-recognised Briton door closer range to the Children’s Burns Trust (CBT) during Fire Door Safety Week, 14th - 20th September. The CBT is a national charity that provides rehabilitation support for burned and scalds injured children and their families. Simon Osborne, sales leader UK and Ireland at Allegion, commented: “As an industry, we must continue to promote compliant installation and maintenance of fire doors, as well as the vital role of certified and compatible ironmongery. We’re reaching out to trade professionals with our Fire Door Hardware Checklist to get them thinking about how doors, closers, hinges and ironmongery work in unison to offer a complete and reliable solution. Our Briton range features certified and compatible products, making it simple to choose the best hardware for the job, ensuring every fire door functions as effectively as possible.”