Strand Hardware emphasises the importance of door and window safety

  • 3 Jul 2024

Safety is a key consideration of architectural design and construction. From foundations to finishing touches, ensuring the safety and security of occupants is non-negotiable. That’s why Strand Hardware’s commitment to excellence extends beyond aesthetics and functionality, placing a strong emphasis on safety across its entire range of architectural hardware solutions.

At the core of Strand Hardware’s ethos is an understanding of the pivotal role that safety plays in the built environment. Whether it’s failsafe solutions for emergency exit and panic hardware or preventing injuries from fingers being crushed by closing doors, safety considerations are woven into the fabric of every product.

This commitment provides architects, specifiers and building owners/managers, with the peace of mind that comes from knowing that Strand’s quality hardware solutions also meet the highest standards of reliability and security.

In the context of doors and windows, safety takes on added significance. These openings serve as crucial points of ingress and egress which require hardware solutions that not only facilitate ease of use but also provide safety and security. Strand Hardware’s range of door and window hardware is engineered with these considerations in mind, offering a combination of strength, durability, and functionality to ensure the safety of building occupants.

One of the key elements in ensuring door safety is the selection of appropriate mechanisms for door opening and closing. From door limiting stays to door selectors, Strand’s hardware takes into account a variation of door types, their location and intended use – providing durable solutions without compromise.

Similarly, window safety cannot be overstated. Windows provide natural light and ventilation but must be easy and safe to access while maintaining building security. Strand’s Duoflex range facilitate smooth operation while ensuring that windows can be securely locked when needed. These can be fitted to individual windows or linked with bars and optional centre rings for pole operation at high level or hard-to-reach windows to enable natural ventilation.

Beyond individual hardware components, the integration of safety features into the overall architectural design is essential. Strand Hardware collaborates closely with architects, and specifiers to ensure that its hardware solutions seamlessly integrate with the broader safety and security building measures. This holistic approach ensures that safety considerations are addressed at every stage of the design and construction process – from initial concept to final installation.

Moreover, Strand Hardware’s commitment to safety extends to ongoing product testing and certification. Its products undergo rigorous testing to ensure compliance with industry standards and regulations, providing further assurance of their reliability and performance.

Safety is a cornerstone of creating a built environment, so whether it’s a new development or a property refurbishment, Strand Hardware is a perfect partner – helping you set the standard for safety excellence.

For more information contact: [email protected] or call: 01922 639111

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