Ironmongery can often be pushed aside when it comes to choosing the security doorset to meet your needs. But in fact, it’s just as important as choosing the right frame, product material or leaf skins. Even the smallest ironmongery can have a large impact on the appearance and function of your door, so it’s important you get it right.
When choosing the right ironmongery there’s a number of different aspects to consider, with the most important being regulatory requirements, followed by security specification and finally budget. First things first, usually when ironmongery is mentioned, people tend to just think of locks or handles. While this is very much true, our range of ironmongery extends to panic hardware, high security locks and cylinders, vision panels, louvres, and much more to cover all your doorset requirements. Here, we’ll run through the most applicable to suit the way you want your door to operate, the ironmongery we offer and briefly discuss the pros and cons of each.
Panic hardware provides a safe and quick means of escape when you need it most. At the same time, there are various levels of security available depending very much on your requirements.
Our range of emergency push bars and touch bars are suitable for public and non-public areas. We offer high quality panic bolts, panic latches, touch bar exit devices and double door set devices from top global brands. We only offer high quality emergency push/touch exit bars which are CE marked and have been tested and comply to the industry standard EN1125.
Our range of push pad latches and bolts are for use on single and double doors and are for trained users only. This is where the door is only used by people who are aware of the emergency exit and device fitted. These products are CE marked and tested and comply to the industry standard EN179.
Mortice escape locks are used in place of emergency exit hardware where a higher level of usage is required (for trained users only – EN179). The key operated deadbolt can be used from either side of the door but when locked the external lever retracts the latchbolt only (thereby door is secure when deadbolt is thrown). The internal lever retracts both the deadbolt and latchbolt simultaneously at all times allowing a ‘one-handed’ escape even when the door is locked.
Vision panels are fitted into doors for:
Steel doors with louvres provide air ventilation for wash rooms, bin stores, sports halls, food storage, warehouses and kitchens. They are also used for utilities buildings to prevent overheating of equipment or ventilation where gas build-up is an issue. They help ventilate buildings while still providing privacy and security.
Our louvre panels are available with insect and bird mesh, fire rating and high security. Also available as independent wall panels.
Push plates and kick plates provide protection against damage to door surfaces.
An escutcheons is a protective plate that surrounds and protects a cylinder lock. These are available in standard, medium or high security levels.
We supply lever, pull or knob handles which all have different functions and usages.
Door closers ensure your door is closed after being opened, but also limit the speed of the door both in the opening and closing cycle. This has its obvious security benefits, as well as convenience and safety advantages. For example, a closer on a door in a primary school will ensure that the door does not close too quickly causing a finger trap hazard for children. Depending on the size and weight of your door will impact on which closer is best for you.
The most commonly used lock case in steel doors is the DIN standard lock which is activated by a euro profile cylinder. Again, there are various different security levels of DIN locks but the cylinder is the most important element in securing the door. Our cylinders range from standard options to high security anti-bump, anti-drill, and anti-pick options. We also fit digital locks, electro-magnetic locks, and high security locking devices which are typically used in banks and data centres.
As outlined, we offer a wide range of ironmongery for a variety of safety and budget requirements. All ironmongery can be fitted to any of our bespoke doorset solutions, so rest assured, we’ve got you covered when it comes to delivering the security door to meet your needs.
If you’d like to know more, our experienced and knowledgable team are always happy to discuss specifications and requirements. Give us a call on 01642 337119 or drop us a message today.
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