Leading independently-owned hardware distributor, Carl F Groupco has further expanded its product hardware inventory with the introduction of the new patented Release and Turn (RT) handle by J Banks & Co Ltd.

The new lockable, easy to operate RT handle offers a unique slim, compact design perfect for securing windows without obstructing internal blinds and fittings.

Designed and manufactured in the UK, the patented handle is suitable for use on aluminium, PVC-U and timber windows and delivers a low stack height of just 16mm. The handle incorporates a slim lock and key release cylinder and fits all espagnolette and shootbolt systems with 43mm hole centres. Available in various spindle lengths, the RT handle has a comfortable handle grip lever, while its non-handed design delivers product flexibility. And for customer reassurance, it has been designed, tested and manufactured to meet all UK standards of strength and durability.

Commenting on the launch of the new RT handle, John Crittenden, Managing Director at Carl F Groupco, said: “The new patented RT handle is a unique concept in window handles and designed in the UK for the British market. The handle incorporates some intelligent design features and is available in a range of durable powder coated and plated finishes with diecast colour matched screw covers supplied for next level aesthetics.” 

The patented RT handle offers the kind of design innovation synonymous with a hardware product stocked by Carl F Groupco.  It has been manufactured to a very high standard using quality components. And its unique slim, compact design offers versatility so is suitable for all domestic and commercial applications. 

Carl F Groupco pride itself on offering the widest inventory of quality window and door hardware products from leading industry suppliers to support the UK fenestration 

market. Each stocked hardware range results from longstanding supplier relationships and an established pedigree that stretches back over 70 years. The business operates nationally including the Scottish Highlands and offshore islands from its impressive distribution centres based in Peterborough and Cumbernauld.

John concludes: “Our market status combined with our longstanding relationships with the industry’s most innovative hardware manufacturers, means we have the flexibility and industry foresight to ensure our range always reflects current market trends.  And the new RT handle is another example of this ethos in action.”

The new RT handle is available now from stock to order from Carl F Groupco.

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