STRAND HARDWARE LTD

STRAND HOUSE
LONG STREET
PREMIER BUSINESS PARK
WALSALL
WEST MIDLANDS WS2 9DY

Tel: 01922 639111
Fax: 01922 626025

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Suppliers of: panic bolts emergency exit hardware door seals window openers fire door hardware panic exit bolt panic bolts finger protection window openers

Strand Hardware Ltd supplies high quality window and door hardware for commercial buildings.

Strand Hardware are sole UK distributors for some of the top European manufacturers such as Athmer automatic door seals, door finger protection and Anti-panic emergency and panic exit devices. Strand Hardware also offers a range of its own locally manufactured window and door hardware.

Products are sold primarily through leading industry wholesalers and architectural ironmongers to whom Strand offers first class customer service and technical support from experienced industry professionals.  

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Strand Technologies: Our new Sister Company provides technological solutions to Building Access: https://www.strandtech.co.uk

iContact ECO 3

iContact is versatile, compact and innovative solution, that specialises in remote asset management via GSM/GPRS. It enables real time monitoring, reporting and management of a range of security critical applications and access control systems.

Virtual Usher

Developed during the Covid-19 pandemic, Virtual Usher system is a traffic light system to restrict and control the number of people in an area. The system counts the flow of people entering and exiting given areas. Once maximum capacity has been met, the lights change to red; indicating no entry.

CONSULTANCY

Our experienced team can assist in designing appropriate access control and hardware specifications for your building.

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Strand Hardware Products: 

Emergency and Panic Exit Hardware

The Strand Anti-panic range of emergency exit hardware is the result of European co-operation. This has produced the ultimate range of escape devices combining ease of operation, simplicity of fixing and aesthetic appearance.

  • Panic hardware (with full width crossarm) is tested and certified to BS EN 1125: 2008
  • Emergency exit hardware (with push pad) is tested and certified to BS EN 179: 2008
  • The whole range is CE marked in line with the latest European directives
  • Surface mounted and supplied with necessary fixings for the type of door specified. Suitable for timber, metal and PVC-U doors
  • Slimline design to suit narrow stiles on doors up to 2585mm high and 1050mm wide (unless otherwise stated)
  • Extra long crossarms and vertical rod extension kits available for larger doors.
  • ISO 9001 registered and have been since 1997

Window and Door Hardware

The Strand range of window and door hardware includes a vast selection of folding window openers which provide solutions to nearly every application, Strand window openers are suitable for Timber, Aluminium, PVC-U and Steel framed windows. Our Window and Door hardware range includes friction stays, finger protection, door selectors, door holders, door seals, electric strikes and alarms for doors.    

Door Finger Protection

Strand Hardware ltd are market leaders in the supply of finger protection for internal and external use, Our FP200 and FP400 have recently gained Class 2 in the new standard BS8613: 2017 – Finger protection for pedestrian doors.  

Strand finger protection range covers the use on single and double action doors including automatic doors (EN16005) glass doors, external doors and some of the range is suitable for 60min fire doors all can be retrofitted and come in different colours and fabric finishes.

Strand Window Control Systems 

Strand Window Controls are a range of manual and electrically operated systems to provide natural ventilation or automated smoke control to a wide range of window styles in timber, steel, aluminium or PVCu. The window control systems are beneficial for hard to reach windows, they are very easy to operate manually by simply winding a handle or electronically by a push of a button. They can also be used in conjunction with smoke, fire, wind or rain sensors to enable windows to open or close automatically.

Glass Central

Glass Central is a range of patch fittings and door rails for toughened glass doors. Strand Hardware hold exclusive distribution rights for UK and Ireland for the Preference range. Preference have been designing and manufacturing high quality fittings for over 25 years and constantly innovate to ensure that their range has the design edge over their competitors. 

We stock most items in our warehouse in the West Midlands and offer a rail manufacturing service to ensure that door rails are made to your specification and delivered in a matter of days.   For more information and up to date news visit our social media:

Technical Support

We offer a range of well-designed products for use in new buildings, refurbishments or conversions, Drawings and illustrations of all our products are available via our website and can also be downloaded for ease of use.

We can provide you with advice and guidance on the right products from our extensive range and we also offer free expert telephone advice to assist with more detailed technical enquiries. Call our experts on 01922 639111.

Or take a look through out brochures and technical information here on our BPindex profile.

ACCESS CONTROL SYSTEMS . .
ACCESS CONTROL SYSTEMS Door Monitoring .
ACCESS CONTROL SYSTEMS Door Monitoring Entrance Systems
ACCESS CONTROL SYSTEMS Electromagnetic Systems .
ACCESS CONTROL SYSTEMS Electronic .
ACCESS CONTROL SYSTEMS Electronic Locking Systems .
ACOUSTIC SEALS . .
ACOUSTIC SEALS Door .
ACTUATORS Electric Actuators .
ACTUATORS Linear .
BOLTS Electric Solenoid .
CASEMENT STAYS Friction Stays .
CASEMENT STAYS Friction Stays Sliding Telescopic
CONSERVATORY VENTILATION . .
CONSERVATORY VENTILATION Motorised .
COUNTING PEOPLE UNITS People Counters Monitor Counts Persons
DOOR CLOSERS Emergency Release .
DOOR CONTROLS Automatic Emergency Exit .
DOOR FRAME Protection .
DOOR FRAME Seals .
DOOR FURNITURE Emergency Exit .
DOOR FURNITURE Glass Door .
DOOR FURNITURE Glass Door Frameless Glass Door Fittings
DOOR GEAR Hold Open .
DOOR HANDLES Glass Door .
DOOR HOLDERS CE Marked .
DOOR HOLDERS EN 1155 .
DOOR HOLDERS Foot Operated Step-On .
DOOR HOLDERS Telescopic Ajustable
DOOR LOCK RELEASES Emergency .
DOOR LOCK RELEASES Magnetic .
DOOR SEALS Acoustic .
DOOR SEALS Automatic Doors Acoustic
DOOR SEALS Automatic Doors Sound/Fire/Smoke/Draught Proofing
DOOR SEALS Automatic Doors Threshold Seals
DOOR SEALS Automatic Doors Wheelchair Access
DOOR SEALS Commercial Door .
DOOR SEALS Finger Protection .
DOOR SEALS Smoke .
DOOR SEALS Smoke/Fire Combined .
DOOR SEALS Threshold .
DOOR SELECTORS
DOOR SELECTORS BS EN 1158:1997 CE Marked .
DOOR SELECTORS Fire Door Selectors BS EN 1158:1997 A1:2002 3553113 CE Marked
DOOR STAYS . .
DOORS COMMERCIAL Chrome Plated .
EMERGENCY EXIT DOOR ALARMS Unauthorised Use Security Device
EMERGENCY EXIT HARDWARE Accessories .
EMERGENCY EXIT HARDWARE Alarm Activated .
EMERGENCY EXIT HARDWARE Alarm Linked .
EMERGENCY EXIT HARDWARE Alarms .
EMERGENCY EXIT HARDWARE Architectural .
EMERGENCY EXIT HARDWARE Electric .
EMERGENCY EXIT HARDWARE Escape Doors .
EMERGENCY EXIT HARDWARE Exit Devices .
EMERGENCY EXIT HARDWARE Exit Devices BS EN 1125:2008 .
EMERGENCY EXIT HARDWARE Exit Devices BS EN 179 .
EMERGENCY EXIT HARDWARE Fire Exits / Fire Doors .
EMERGENCY EXIT HARDWARE Outside Access Devices .
EMERGENCY EXIT HARDWARE Outside Access Digital Locks .
EMERGENCY EXIT HARDWARE Pullman Latches .
EMERGENCY EXIT HARDWARE System Controls Management
FINGER PROTECTION Door Finger Protectors .
FINGER PROTECTION Door Finger Protectors Automatic Doors
FINGER PROTECTION Door Finger Protectors Automatic Doors EN 16005 Compliant
FINGER PROTECTION Door Finger Protectors Door Hinge
FINGER PROTECTION Door Finger Protectors EN 16654
FINGER PROTECTION Door Finger Protectors External / Internal
FINGER PROTECTION Door Finger Protectors Glass Doors
FINGER PROTECTION Door Finger Protectors GS Mark (German Safety Mark)
FINGER PROTECTION Hinges .
FIRE ALARM Control Panels .
FIRE ALARM Control Panels Custom Engineered Systems .
FIRE ALARM Control Panels EN 54:2 1998 .
FIRE ALARM Control Panels EN 54:4 1998 .
HEAT DETECTORS EN 54 .
HINGE Finger Protection .
HINGES Finger Protection Function Integral Finger Protection
HINGES Glass Door .
HINGES Glass Door Hydraulic
LOCK Strikes Electric Stikes Panic Exit Devices
LOCK Strikes Electric Strikes
LOCK Strikes Electric Strikes Fire Door Applications
LOCK Strikes Glass Doors
LOCK Striking Plates .
LOCKS Digital .
LOCKS Emergency Exit .
PANIC BOLTS .
PANIC BOLTS Alarmed .
PANIC BOLTS EN 1125:2008 CE Marked
PANIC BOLTS Outside Access Devices .
PANIC LATCHES .
PANIC LATCHES BS EN 1125:2008 CE Marked
PANIC LATCHES Electric .
PANIC LATCHES Electric Push Bars / Pushbars .
PANIC LATCHES Electric Touchbars .
PANIC LATCHES Mortice Push Bars / Pushbars .
PANIC LATCHES Motorised Touchbars .
PANIC LATCHES Touchbars .
PANIC PUSHBARS Certifire Approved .
PANIC PUSHBARS Coloured .
PANIC PUSHBARS EN 1125: 2008 CE Marked
PANIC PUSHBARS Modular Systems .
PANIC PUSHBARS Mortice Pushbars ,
PANIC PUSHBARS Motorised Touchbars .
PANIC PUSHBARS Stainless Steel Grade 316 Salt Spray Tested 800 Hours
PANIC PUSHBARS Touchbars .
PANIC PUSHBARS Touchbars BS EN 1125:2008 CE Marked
PANIC PUSHPADS .
PANIC PUSHPADS BS EN 179 CE Marked
PANIC PUSHPADS Certifire Approved .
PANIC PUSHPADS Modular Systems .
ROOF WINDOW Accessories .
ROOF WINDOW Controls Electronic Control Systems
ROOF WINDOW Controls Opening Gear
ROOF WINDOW Controls Opening Gear Remote Controlled
ROOF WINDOW Controls Opening Gear Wireless Radio Controlled
ROOF WINDOW Ventilation .
ROOFLIGHT OPENERS . .
ROOFLIGHT OPENERS Automatic .
ROOFLIGHT OPENERS Electric .
ROOFLIGHT OPENERS Manual .
SENSORS Exterior Rain
SENSORS Exterior Wind
SIGNS Emergency Exit .
SIGNS Exit Self Illuminating
SKYLIGHT Openers .
SMOKE CONTROL Actuators .
SMOKE CONTROL Control Panels Control Units
SMOKE CONTROL Control Panels Control Units EN12101-10
SMOKE CONTROL Control Panels Purpose Made
SMOKE CONTROL Door Actuators .
SMOKE CONTROL Firemans Override Switches .
SMOKE CONTROL Sensors Smoke Detectors
SMOKE CONTROL Smoke Products .
SMOKE CONTROL Systems .
SMOKE CONTROL Window Actuators .
SMOKE DETECTORS Testing Spray .
SMOKE VENTILATORS Break Glass Call Points .
THRESHOLD Door Seals .
THRESHOLD Door Seals Automatic Doors
THRESHOLDS Low Profile .
VENTILATION CONTROLS Actuators .
WINDOW CONTROLS Automatic .
WINDOW CONTROLS Automatic CO₂ Sensors .
WINDOW CONTROLS Automatic Rain Sensors .
WINDOW CONTROLS Automatic Smoke Release .
WINDOW CONTROLS Automatic Smoke Release AOV
WINDOW CONTROLS Automatic Thermostat Combined .
WINDOW CONTROLS Automatic Ventilation .
WINDOW CONTROLS Automatic Wind and Rain Sensing .
WINDOW CONTROLS Automatic Wind Sensors .
WINDOW CONTROLS Conservatory .
WINDOW CONTROLS Electric Operation .
WINDOW CONTROLS Manual Operation .
WINDOW CONTROLS Remote Control .
WINDOW FURNITURE PVC-u Windows .
WINDOW FURNITURE Security .
WINDOW FURNITURE Timber Windows .
WINDOW GEAR . .
WINDOW OPENERS . .
WINDOW OPENERS Automatic .
WINDOW OPENERS Automatic Chain Operated Actuators
WINDOW OPENERS Automatic Heat Extraction
WINDOW OPENERS Automatic Linear Actuators
WINDOW OPENERS Automatic Smoke Extraction
WINDOW OPENERS Automatic Smoke Release
WINDOW OPENERS Automatic Smoke Release AOV
WINDOW OPENERS Automatic Thermostat Combined
WINDOW OPENERS Automatic Ventilation
WINDOW OPENERS Automatic Wind and Rain Sensing Weather Control
WINDOW OPENERS Chain Operated .
WINDOW OPENERS Conservatory .
WINDOW OPENERS Electric Operation .
WINDOW OPENERS Electric Operation Chain Operated Actuators
WINDOW OPENERS Electric Operation Linear Actuators
WINDOW OPENERS Electric Operation Linear Actuators Roof Window
WINDOW OPENERS Electric Operation Single Actuators
WINDOW OPENERS Electric Operation Twin Actuators
WINDOW OPENERS Electronic .
WINDOW OPENERS Emergency Break Glass .
WINDOW OPENERS Fanlight Openers .
WINDOW OPENERS Folding Openers .
WINDOW OPENERS Folding Stays .
WINDOW OPENERS Friction Stays .
WINDOW OPENERS Locking .
WINDOW OPENERS Manual Winding Gear Controls .
WINDOW OPENERS Pole Winder Crank Rod .
WINDOW OPENERS Radio Controlled .
WINDOW OPENERS Remote Operated .
WINDOW OPENERS Smoke Control .
WINDOW OPENERS Smoke Control Automatic
WINDOW OPENERS Tandem .
WINDOW OPENERS Telescopic .
ANTIPANIC Emergency and Panic Exit Devices
ATHMER Automatic Door Seals
ATHMERSPHERE Automatic Door Seals
D-FINE Panic Exit Hardware
DEFINE Window Openers
DFINE Panic Hardware
DUO Linear Actuators
DUOFLEX Folding Window Openers
FAST Actuators
GLASS CENTRAL Glass Partition
LOKKIT Folding Window Stays
MODULAR RANGE Emergency Exit Hardware
P and M Glass Doors
RACK Window Openers
SMOKE-PROOF Door Seal
STRAND ACTUATOR Actuators
STRAND-ANTIPANIC Panic Bolt
STRANDFLEX Folding Window Openers

Strand Hardware - Does Your Door Hold a Dirty Secret?

September 2021

Does Your Door Hold a Dirty Secret?

The need for deep cleaning to combat disease has never been more pertinent, especially within health and care sectors where efforts to limit contagion have been stepped-up to minimise contamination through contact.

This includes doors – entrances to wards, operating theatres, laboratories, emergency rooms and other public areas.

Naturally, there will be a focus on minimising contact transmission by cleaning handles, fingerplates and other door architecture that has frequent use, but what about those all-important fingerguards and drop seals? All door parts have a propensity to trap dirt or germs but can they take the impact of rigorous cleaning and remain effective?

Strand Hardware is the exclusive UK distributor for Athmer finger protection which has undertaken rigorous testing of its products using a range of cleaning agents.
The products were extensively tested using with the most common cleaning agents and disinfectants from the RKI/VAH list. They were examined for possible reactions and resistance to:
• Bacillol AF
• Incidin +
• Trichlorol
• Optisept
• Milk of lime
• Terralin
• Helipur
The tests found little or no reaction to the 100% pure solutions, with only slight discolouration of fabric due to deposits caused by evaporation of the cleaning products. No negative impact was caused to the durability or function of the components.
Finger protection is a vital safety measure in public buildings, particularly those where children or vulnerable people are present. A closing door will exert a massive amount of pressure on fingers or hands trapped in the hinge gap and can cause injury.

Catherine Franks, Managing Director of Strand Hardware, was keen to point out that not all fingerguards are made equal.

“There are a great deal of cheap plastic finger protectors coming into the UK which may not have durability or resistance to cleaning products. As with heat, cold or aging, detergents can cause plastics to become brittle,” she said

“Athmer finger guards offer a quality product range which is durable and reliable, preventing injuries by eliminating the danger of accidental finger entrapment between the closing edges of the door leaf and the door frame. Specifiers should choose products that have been tested to BS8613 as well as being tested with cleaning products.”

FRESH START FOR VICKI

June 2021

FRESH START FOR VICKI

Vicki Hawkes knows what it’s like to operate in a man’s world. The new Area Sales Manager at Strand Hardware has worked in the construction and building products sector for 23 years and is delighted to be joining a company with a woman at the helm.
“It was one of the things that most interested me about the job,” she says referring to Strand’s Managing Director Catherine Franks. “Although there are now many more women working in the industry, there are relatively few who are in leadership roles.”

Appointed in November 2019, Vicki was just starting her sales activity, covering the southern/eastern half of the Midlands, South Wales, East Anglia and the South of the UK, when the UK went into its first COVID lockdown.

Following furlough and a part-time return, Vicki is now back in her full-time role and is keen to highlight the benefits of Strand Hardware’s quality products to distribution, architectural ironmongers and locksmiths.

Having worked for Carillion and Assa Abloy UK, she is experienced in many areas of the industry including fleet management, customer services and sales.
Most recently Vicki worked for Alpro Hardware Ltd, where she was Area Sales Manager and Technical Support Advisor for the Midlands and South West, selling manual and electrical hardware to distribution and aluminium manufacturers and fabricators.

Her experience in this field will hopefully open new doors for Strand Hardware which offers an extensive range of panic hardware, finger protection devices and window openers.

“I can see great possibilities working with the aluminium industry. Over the past three or four years, aluminium has become so popular as a versatile and durable alternative to wood and PVC fittings.
It also presents great aesthetics which would be an ideal blend with the products that we offer,” she adds.

Strand Hardware recently became a member of the Council for Aluminium in Building (CAB) and the company is already starting to work with a number of key distribution partners to help with this new venture.

Vicki’s work achievements include the awarding of an Excellence Certificate during her time at Carillion, an employee of the year award from Yale which she received following her first year in sales out on the road and two years’ qualifications from the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers – one of which she passed with distinction.

“I have had some interesting times in the industry, working long hours and travelling many miles,” she said.

This has included some ‘awkward’ social occasions including a visit to an exotic dance club.

“My male colleagues wanted to go there and clearly, I had no interest in what was happening on stage, so I ended up behind the scenes, having a cup of coffee with the girls,” she laughs.

Outside of work, Vicki, who lives in Alcester, Worcestershire, enjoys gardening and spending time with her “crazy” chocolate sprocker spaniel, Samuel, “who my life revolves around”.

For more information about Strand Hardware’ extensive range of products visit: https://www.strandhardware.co.uk/ or email: info@strandhardware.co.uk

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