Window and Door Security
We use high-security locks as a standard, ensuring peace of mind and maximum window and door security. Our carefully curated ironmongery is based on many years of testing, representing the best quality and value.
What is ironmongery?
Ironmongery refers to fixtures made of iron or similar metals used in construction and architectural design, such as hinges, handles, and latches commonly found in doors, windows, and furniture.
What’s the difference between locks and ironmongery?
Locks and ironmongery are related but serve entirely different purposes within the structural makeup of doors and windows.
- Locks are specifically designed for door and window security by preventing unauthorised access to your home or space.
- They feature a locking mechanism operated with a key, a code, or a combination preventing unwanted entry.
- Locks play an important role in enhancing security not only in homes but also in buildings in general.
- Depending on the type of window, the window locks can look more discreet.
- Much broader than locks in terms of its variety of fixtures.
- Ironmongery includes a wide range of metal accessories such as hinges, handles, door knobs, latches, and hooks to name a few.
- Ironmongery adds additional decorative flair and aesthetic appeal to windows, doors, and furniture.
- Locks can be considered an aspect of ironmongery, since it encompasses a large range of metal fixtures.
Ironmongery doesn’t always have to serve a security purpose, and can be purely decorative. We prioritise security, but there’s no reason why your windows or doors need to look anything less than spectacular!
Window and Door Locks: Our Specialities
Sash window locks
With sash window locks, the locks are quite prominent and part of the ironmongery. Instead of using a traditional lock and key, the window locks are comprised of a push lock instead, offering a more convenient, keyless system for opening windows. No more searching for the window key every time you want to open a window!
The push lock allows your sash window to be in the zero position, ensuring window security as the sash cannot be lifted. In addition to push locks, we also use:
- Metal ball bearing pulley
- Keyless push lock
- Fitch fastener
- Sash lift
Casement window locks
All our casement windows are fitted with a multipoint lock that’s discretely hidden away inside the casement.
Our system allows casement windows to be locked in 2, 3, 4, or 5 different points, depending on the window’s size, maximizing security while ensuring a snug closure against the draught seals.
For casement window locks, we make sure each casement is fitted with the correct sized lock for maximum security, whilst also ensuring the window closes snugly against the draught seals.
Casement window ironmongery is straightforward, with an Espag handle operating the hidden lock. The casement stay can be used to hold the window open in several positions, and the locking pin can be used to keep the window open or securely locked.
French door locks
Traditional French doors are larger casements with one main difference – the lock. Larger doors call for stronger, proportionally sized door locks for enhanced security.
Our traditional French doors incorporate multipoint locking in three different places and the cylinder (where you insert your key) is specifically designed to provide a higher level of security. French door locks are incredibly difficult for people to break in.
We offer one type of handle as standard but can source any handle you prefer. We always try our best to match the cylinder to the finish of the handle too for the best end result. However, if you prefer another finish, antique brass, oil-rubbed bronze, or nickel, for example, we offer a range of Croft or From the Anvil ironmongery.
Each piece is handmade to order, taking around 5 to 6 weeks to create, but the final result is amazing and well worth the short wait.
All of our standard ironmongery sets come in satin chrome, polished chrome and polished brass.
However, if you prefer another finish, antique brass, oil rubbed bronze or nickel, for example, we offer a range of Croft ironmongery.
Each piece is handmade to order and takes around 5 to 6 weeks to create, but it looks amazing and is well worth the short wait.
Whatever you have in mind, we can make it happen. You may already have something you’ve already purchased from elsewhere, and if this the case, we’ll work hard to incorporate it within the windows or doors we’re making for you. Or maybe you’ve seen a picture of a handle you really like or aren’t 100% sure what to choose? Either way, we’ll work with you to provide you with something that’s exactly right.
Have a vision in mind already?
Whatever you have in mind, we can make it happen. If you’ve already purchased something from elsewhere, we’ll work hard to incorporate it into the windows or doors we’re making for you. Whether you have a picture of a handle you like or are unsure what to choose, we’ll collaborate with you to provide the perfect solution.
Window and door security is of utmost importance to us when making our windows and doors. We strive to make our products sleek and stylish while maintaining top security with our locks and ironmongery. If you have an idea, get in touch with us—we want to hear it!
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