Kömmerling is launching their new PremiLine PRO patio door that carries Secured by Design and is fully Document Q compliant, without the need for any plunge bolts or exterior security measures. Importantly, it also satisfies the requirement for Lifetimes Homes for the social housing market.
PVCu patio doors have generally failed to achieve the high security standards that we see elsewhere in the PVCu window industry, specifically at the interlock and therefore can’t be installed in new build applications under the new legislation with their current specification. PremiLine PRO is been developed to meet the new legislation and also satisfies a need to make handles/controls no higher than 1200mm from the floor, under the criteria set by the Lifetimes Homes standard.
This new product comes as of a result of a 6-month development programme with Fullex Locks and recent testing at BRE was a resounding success with the door resisting all the forces applied to it with aplomb. There’s an enhanced security upgrade kit available from Kömmerling for their network of fabricators, which includes a bespoke interlock shootbolt system that is operated by a small stylish doorknob to the side face of the interlock.
Given Kömmerling’s pedigree for product engineering, this development will provide their customers with additional sales opportunities and with a product that’s simple to operate, fully secure and doesn’t rely on face fixed plunge bolts. Such is the confidence in the security upgrade, that Fullex Locks are offering a security guarantee scheme*, offering up to £1,000 to replace any damaged PremiLine PRO door and compensate for the intrusion in the event of break-in, for up to 10 years after the installation date.
Kevin Warner head of sales and marketing of Kömmerling concludes: ‘This has been a fundamental product development for us and in partnership with Fullex Locks. Our customers can now offer an enhanced patio door solution, that’s both secure and doesn’t rely on any unsightly external security additions.
He continues: ‘I believe our range of door systems is unsurpassed in the UK, with our lift and slide PremiDoor 88, also generating considerable interest from fabricators and installers alike.’