Mila has partnered with the award winning European hardware manufacturer AXOR to bring a brand new range of tilt and turn hardware to the UK market.
Suitable for windows from 400mm to 1520mm wide and 370mm to 2390mm high, the new range gives fabricators a cost effective alternative to the Siegenia tilt and turn hardware which Mila already distributes, and widens the choice available for Mila customers.
Managing Director Richard Gyde explains: “The tilt and turn market is small but significant, particularly in the social housing sector and in the south of England and Scotland where the housing stock tends to favour this style of window, but it has become increasingly price sensitive in recent years.
“Customers operating in this market have asked us to help them reduce their costs and we have responded by identifying a new supplier in AXOR and joining forces with them to bring their fully tested and accredited tilt and turn hardware range to the UK for the first time.”
The AXOR products sit firmly within Mila’s HERO (Hardware Essentials to Rely On) range, so are at a lower price point than Siegenia, but with no compromise being made on quality or performance.
Richard continues: “Customers can be reassured that these products satisfy every quality and performance criteria we have laid down. Our team have been working with AXOR for many months and they have surpassed our expectations every step of the way. In fact, so confident are we of the quality and durability of this new range that we are offering a 10-year mechanical operation guarantee on the entire range, way beyond the 1-year guarantee which is currently offered as the norm.”
The new AXOR products from Mila are manufactured in a purpose built factory in Ukraine which has full ISO9001 quality accreditation. They have been fully tested and accredited to all the necessary UK endurance and corrosion standards at Europe’s largest test facility – IFT Rosenheim in Germany.
In the UK, the range has also been PAS24 security tested at Mila’s own UKAS accredited test centre and is both Approved Document Q and Secured by Design compliant.
The Axor range has several stand out design features, including heavy duty hinges with a weight capacity of 130kg as standard. There is a clever mis-handling device which both prevents the handle from being operated when the window is in the tilt position and acts as a sash lifter to ensure precision engagement of the sash when closing. There is also a simple but effective latch which prevents the window from slamming shut in the wind.
Mila is keen to emphasise that it is not replacing its Siegenia products with Axor. It is simply offering customers a wider choice and now has both ranges in stock side by side at its Daventry warehouse ready for immediate delivery. The internal and external sales teams have been fully trained and can offer expert advice on both ranges.
More details are available via the website: www.mila.co.uk
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