STRAND HARDWARE LTD
PREMIER BUSINESS PARK
WEST MIDLANDS WS2 9DY
Tel: 01922 639111
Fax: 01922 626025
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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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.
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.
Our experienced team can assist in designing appropriate access control and hardware specifications for your building.
Strand Hardware Products:
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
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.
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 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 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:
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.
Strand Hardware - Does Your Door Hold a Dirty Secret?
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 +
• Milk of lime
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
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”.
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