Providing your customers with a high quality door system, featuring a wealth of user benefits has never been easier thanks to the ML3120 multi-point locking system from Coastal.
Combining security, convenience and performance in one system, the ML3120 automatic multi-point locking system has not only been tested to ‘Secure by Design’ Standards, but features wider benefits that include:
New duo hook design with large hook system that automatically extends and engages deep into the keep for added security. The holiday lockout function prevents the handle being opened from the inside for extra security at night.
Improved energy performance
New weatherseal hook ensures doors stay flush and a superbly tight seal created with minimal effort - wind and rain kept out.
Convenient Day Latch
The system temporarily releases allowing easy entry for example when carrying in shopping from the car.
Minimises damage to door frame
The innovative central magnetic trigger on the ML3120 system only activates its hooks when the door fully is closed, which ensures no damage to the door frame.
The ML3120 is also compatible with our Solo™ double door system providing performance with a highly secure locking system.
For more traditional style doors, our Heritage version will shortly be available from stock.
Keyless Entry compatibility
If you have a customer looking for an innovative ‘keyless’ entry system or a have disabled customer needing help with access, the ML3120 can also be combined with our bio system providing easy access via fingerprint – meaning no more fumbling around for a key!
Our highly successful programme to help joinery firms across the UK meet the PartQ standards has taken another step forward with the successful testing and certification of our Tritus Window System.
But what makes a successful PartQ window and just what does it have to stand up to in a full PAS24 PartQ test? The test involves the window being tested over 5 categories (Security Requirements of PAS24:2012):
Infill Mechanical Load Test
Mechanical Load Test
Infill Manual Test
So what do these tests involve?
1. Infill Mechanical Load Test
A load of 2.0 kN is applied to every corner of any infill medium, including glass, in a direction towards the inside of the sample. The load is gradually applied over a period of 10 to 20 seconds to avoid shock and is then held for 10 seconds per location.
2. Mechanical Load Test
This test assesses whether the window or door sample can withstand a specified sequence of loading without allowing entry. A load which is parallel to the plane is applied and held until a perpendicular to plane load has been applied and removed. The windows are subjected to 3.0kN loads at predefined points.
3. Infill Manual Test
This test is conducted on the window infill medium, including the glass. The test engineer takes the door or window and attempts to remove gaskets, beads, security devices and the infill medium from the exterior face of the window for a period of three minutes. The glass itself must not be broken but attempts are made to remove it from the test sample.
4. Manipulation Test
The objective of this test is to establish that there is no inherent vulnerability in the window design. The engineer undertaking the test has detailed knowledge of the sample and the hardware installed, for example the location of all locking points so is able to identify key areas to target.
5. Manual Attack
The sample is tested using various methods of manipulation such as removal of trim sections and the insertion of a tool to disengage locking devices. The test engineer may apply sufficient force to explore any potential vulnerability. However, manipulation at any location shall be stopped if permanent deformation or breakage of the chosen tool occurs. Damaged tools can be replaced but the test must then be continued at alternate locations.
Manual Attack - Part Q Test
Don't miss viewing our short video clip to experience the extreme pressure the window has to withstand…!
Both our top hung and side hung systems were tested as above and both successfully achieved Part Q approval, giving you the confidence of knowing you are working with and supplying a high quality window system which meets the necessary approvals.
The Tritus hinge used in this test is now available in two additional new finishes – polished 316 Marine Grade Stainless Steel and Stainless Steel PVD Brass.
At Coastal, we understand just how important our customers are to our business.
Core to this is listening to them and working with our manufacturing partners to proactively select and bring quality products and new solutions to the market wherever we can. With a constant focus on increasing longevity and added value to the external doors and windows market, backed up with a dedicated customer service that includes site, telephone and online support whenever it is needed, Coastal Specialist Ironmongery Ltd is setting the standard for quality.