With over 5.3 million people living near our country’s coastline, aluminium fabricators can now rest assured that all hardware from leading supplier AT Precision is designed to withstand the seaside climate.
The Durham-based company recently had its entire Everglide range of aluminium bi-fold hardware salt spray tested, achieving the maximum 480-hour cycle time required for a Grade 5 on the BSEN1670 scale.
AT Precision Sales Director Michael Hewitt comments: “Along with general pollution, salt spray in the air can attack metal coatings on hardware, tarnishing them very quickly.
“Our Everglide range of hardware has now been proven to be resistant to corrosion, meaning aluminium fabricators can offer attractive and high-performing bi-fold door solutions for coastal properties.”
AT Precision’s Everglide range includes rollers, top guides, pull handles, hinges, cleats and shootbolt handles, all of which are made from cast aluminium and are compatible with major systems.
The company also manufactures the Everseal range of gaskets, also compatible with major systems, and supplies espagnolette window handles, the Ingenious Duplex MPL from Ingenious Locks, as well as plastic ancillaries which include injection-moulded cill end caps and adapter caps.
The company manufactures all its bi-fold hardware and gaskets in-house, meaning it can offer products directly to fabricators, cutting out the middle man and potentially saving them thousands of pounds a year.
AT Precision also promises next day delivery on all orders made before 1pm, and free delivery on orders within the UK over £250.
Michael continues: “Providing high-quality products and exceptional service has always been paramount to us. Now that our hardware has been successfully salt spray tested, we’re guaranteeing products that will not only perform well, but will also stand the test of time.”