Archive for November 2018

LP400 LETTER PLATE – Outstanding Performance Delivering Best In Class Results

19th November 2018

When it comes to taking everything that mother nature can throw at it – our recently enhanced LP400 316 Marine Grade Stainless Steel sleeved letter plate is best in class – proven against the new BS EN Air Permeability, Water Tightness and Wind Resistance tests.

Delivering classic styling with a contemporary twist, the LP400 is the only back-to-back sleeved letter plate with an anti-fishing flap, and an integrated brush and gasket weather seal system. Available in a number of finishes it is manufactured from corrosion-resistant 316 Marine Grade Stainless Steel and is also Part Q compliant. But it’s in the latest extreme air, wind and water test results where the LP400 letter plate really shines, achieving the highest test results in each of the categories:

Test Element Classification Test method Result Class
Air Permeability BS EN 12207:2000 BS EN 1026:2000 600 Pa 4
Water Tightness BS EN 12208:2000 BS EN 1027:2000 600 Pa A9
Wind Resistance BS EN 12210:2001 BS EN 12211:2000 3000 Pa 5

What Do the Test Results Mean?

Air Permeability Test - BS EN 12207:2000 – measures the volume of air that passes through the letter plate at different pressures. Class 4 is the highest class and was successfully achieved by the LP400. Water Tightness Test - BS EN 12208:2000 – in this test, water is forced at the letter plate through water nozzles, to represent driving rain, at differing pressures for lengthening periods of time. The highest designated class is A9, which indicates the letter plate withstood 600 Pa of water pressure for 55 minutes without compromise. Wind Resistance Test - BS EN 12210:2001 – this tests at which point draughts can get through the letter plate. Class 5 is the highest classification which is achieved after withstanding 2000 Pa. The LP400 achieved 3000 Pa which is equivalent to a wind speed of approx. 152mph! Anything above a wind speed of 74mph is classed as a hurricane so the LP400 is well able to withstand anything the British weather can throw at it. Constructed without compromise, the new LP400 Sleeved Letter Plate features:

  • Improved integral brushes, gaskets and telescopic liner for excellent weather protection and to help reduce draughts
  • Extremely resistant to air, wind and water as proven from test results
  • Built-in inner security flap to help prevent ‘fishing’
  • Security Tested to PAS24 and manufactured to TS008 specifications
  • Back-to-back construction fixing method for strength
  • Made from 316 Marine Grade Stainless Steel for superior resistance to corrosion
  • Lifetime guarantee for customer peace of mind
  • Reduces potential site call backs
  • Available in 4 finishes Super-Satin, Mirror Polished, PVD Brass and Oil Rubbed Bronze
  • Suitable for door thicknesses 44-68mm

Want to find out more about the LP400 Letter Plate for yourself and how it can increase your front entrance door sales? Simply email our team on [email protected] or call 01726 871 025.

A Better Way To Lock Your Door

6th November 2018

You no longer need old style night latch and 5-lever mortice locks with multiple keys to achieve the heritage style look on your doors thanks to the launch of our enhanced Heritage Multipoint Locking Systems.

In fact, by using our Heritage Multipoint door locks you can not only get the look you are after, but combine that with the latest door lock technology to deliver vastly increased security and weather protection.

Designed to complement both traditional and modern style doors, our enhanced system houses the cylinder at chest height similar to where a cylinder pull is traditionally located, making them much simpler to machine out.

Available in 2 versions - a key operated kit or an automatic door lock kit, the benefits don’t stop there because they are available from stock with kit prices starting at £94.50 (+ vat) including Lock, Keeps & Day Latch.

Option 1 – Heritage Key Operated Multipoint Door Lock Kit:


  • Ultra smooth key turn activated gearbox
  • Twin tapered deadbolts designed for low operating force combined with increased weather protection
  • Reliable, durable and fool-proof mechanism
  • Day latch mode – means when door is unlocked you can push and pull the door, as if it’s on a roller ball, without needing to turn key or levers

Kit includes: Lock, Keeps & Day Latch and priced from:

£94.50 (+ vat)

Option 2 – Heritage Plus Automatic Multipoint Door Lock Kit:


  • Innovative magnet technology automatically activates hook locks once the door is closed
  • Duo hook and claw provides high security and enhanced weather sealing
  • Latch located at central gearbox combines with additional steel plate to provide superior security
  • Daytime latch enables temporary release of locking system allowing easy entry when required
  • Compatible with our Biometric access system

Kit includes: Lock, Keeps, Magnet Technology & Day Latch Switch and priced from:

£150.40 (+ vat)

These locking systems are already proving very popular and cost-effective options for timber front entrance doors.

To order yours today, or to speak to one of the team about them, call us on 01726 871025 or email [email protected]