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Kenrick has created a bespoke multipoint window locking system for Garrard Windows – one of the UK’s largest trade fabricators.
Developed in response to growing homeowner demand for enhanced security products, the new locking system incorporates a unique heavy-duty shootbolt, which is twice as thick as a standard shootbolt. The Excalibur Heavy Duty Shootbolt, which is totally exclusive to Garrard Windows, is Secured by Design approved and one of the most secure multi point window locking systems in its class.
Every one of the 3,000 windows that Garrard Windows fabricates from Liniar profile each week is equipped with a Kenrick system and the majority are now fitted with this new shootbolt.
The fitter-friendly shootbolt features a robust unhanded die-cast gearbox and bi-directional die-cast claws to ensure it provides exceptional security and reliability. The centre keep of the claws has been branded with Garrard Windows’ ‘Vevo’ logo.
Steve Leek, Garrard Windows’ managing director, said: “We’ve enjoyed a long and prosperous partnership with Kenrick, during which the company has kept pace with our growth and introduced a number of new products to the range. The team at Kenrick developed this new shootbolt to meet our customer needs. It carries all the hallmarks of quality and security and is now the most popular system we use.
“We continue to work with Kenrick because every product is made from high quality components that don’t fail. As a volume fabricator, we need a robust supply chain and Kenrick is a secure partner for us, bringing industry-leading service levels that we know we can rely on. Stock levels are fundamental and Kenrick holds more stock than any of its competitors. This means that our supply never run out, even on bespoke products.”
Steve Williams, Kenrick’s sales and marketing director, added: “We’re very pleased to show off our enviable new product development abilities and create a product that Garrard Windows’ customers clearly want. It marks our commitment to serve fabricators and develop leading-edge products that cater for individual requirements. We’re looking forward to continuing our long relationship with Garrard and supporting the business as it continues to grow.”
Kenrick has supplied a range of locking systems to Garrard Windows for more than 10 years. As well as the newly developed heavy-duty system, Kenrick also supplies its Centurion four-point locking system and Excalibur multipoint locking system. Kenrick brands the cover plate of the Centurion gearbox and Excalibur’s keeps with Garrard Windows’ ‘Vevo’ logo.
Garrard Windows is also one of the first fabricators in the UK to adopt the Nemesis bi-directional twin cam espagnolette window locking system which has been designed specifically for aluminium profiles.
Excalibur and Centurion are supported by a comprehensive suite of product literature which is tailored to the installer or end user. It also comes with its own security guarantee, which offers up to £500 towards the cost of replacing a damaged window or door and up to £600 towards the cost of replacing stolen property for a period of five years from the date of installation.
Garrard Windows manufactures its range of PVCu windows and doors, PVCu vertical sliders and aluminium windows and doors from its 90,000 square feet factory near Aylesbury. Now in its 20th year of business, the company employs 250 staff.