Leading hardware supplier Kenrick has joined the Joinery Network as an affiliated partner. The West-Bromwich based firm is among a select few carefully selected businesses to join the network, which was established to give independent joiners and joinery firms all the resources they need to manufacture genuine Document Q certified timber windows and doors.
Joiners manufacturing the Joinery Network’s Lignum Flush Sash timber casement window will now be able to deliver the highest levels of security with the addition of Kenrick’s flagship Excalibur multi-point window lock, which has been specially modified to help the window meet the requirements of PAS24: 2016.
Steve Williams, Kenrick, sales and marketing director, says: “We are delighted to join the Joinery Network, which is all about manufacturing high quality, secure timber windows. Timber is becoming more popular as a material for windows and doors, but there is a perception that they are not as robust and secure as PVCu and aluminium windows. When fitted with the Excalibur locking system, the Lignum window is proven to deliver high security, thus enabling joiners to offer customers the peace of mind that is it built to last and designed to deter intruders.”
A Secured by Design licensed product, Excalibur offers unique security features, yet is simple to install on a timber window. This durable and reliable multi-point locking system benefits from steel shoot bolts, a robust unhanded die-cast gearbox and bi-directional die-cast claws. It also features a specially developed lock and keep set which fits the Lignum flush sash casement timber window.
The four-point locking mechanism of Excalibur sits neat and flush with the timber window, with no protruding parts from the sash. This prevents the locking elements – two central security claws and two steel shootbolts – from fouling on the frame or keep, which is a major problem with timber windows when the timber changes shape over time.
The Excalibur system sits entirely flush even when the window is open, so there is no danger of any parts catching when the window is closed. This also means that windows only require a very small air gap, which significantly improves the security and weather seal on the flush casement. This novel feature is achieved with Kenrick’s bespoke striker plate to maintain the high security that the Excalibur system has become well known for.
Designed to suit both traditional and contemporary properties, the Lignum Timber Flush Sash casement window features clean sightlines and internal ovolo detailing. It is factory glazed for easy installation.
To find out more about the Joinery Network, visit: thejoinerynetwork.co.uk/