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Kenrick - feeling flush with new night vent option

flush sash night-vent shootbolt

Kenrick has launched a range of locking systems to enable flush sash windows to be positively held in the ‘night-vent’ position.

The flush sash night-vent shootbolt has been developed by Kenrick to overcome the common problem associated with some flush sash windows – a restrictive Euro groove position which doesn’t provide enough room to accommodate the double keep on the shootbolt.

Steve Williams, sales director at Kenrick, explains: “Many of our customers have been frustrated because they couldn’t offer a night-vent option on a flush sash without sacrificing the external gasket on their windows. This meant that a flush sash window was either completely locked of left open and unsecured with no middle ground.

“We set about developing a solution to eradicate this problem and ultimately give the end user greater flexibility in their locking options. The end result is a unique range of night vent shootbolts, which incorporate specially designed extensions to seamlessly provide a positive night vent facility on a flush sash profile.

“The feedback from our customers has been terrific and they are delighted to now be able to offer the same security features on a flush sash window that come as standard on other window systems.”

The newly developed extensions are compatible with the existing gear box options on three of Kenrick’s top-selling locking systems – Excalibur, Centurion and Centurion Fast Fit. Durable and reliable, these three multi-point locking systems benefit from stainless steel shoot bolts and a robust unhanded die-cast gearbox. PAS 24 accredited, they offer rapid installation for the installer whilst providing ultimate security for the homeowner.

The flush sash night-vent shootbolt comes in four sizes – 240-370mm, 370-620mm, 620-890mm and 890-1155mm – to suit varying window sizes. Keeps are currently available for both Liniar and Halo flush sash windows with more profiles in the pipeline.

It has been function tested to 100,000 full cycles (open/close, lock/unlock) and also exceeds the requirements of BS EN 1670: 2007 Grade 4 (severe) rating for salt spray corrosion resistance.

Kenrick is a leading supplier of hardware solutions for PVCu, aluminium and timber window and door systems. The company has a proud heritage spanning more than 200 years, having been established by Archibald Kenrick who manufactured buckles and livery fittings. Kenrick’s range of top quality products includes the market leading Excalibur multi-point locking system, the four-point Centurion system and the Easifit and Espagnolette locking systems

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Archibald Kenrick

Archibald Kenrick & Sons Ltd was founded in West Bromwich in the Black Country in 1791 and has occupied the same site ever since. During the Industrial Revolution, the business became one of the country’s foremost cast iron manufacturers, something which continued for over 150 years. In the late 1940s, technological advances meant that Kenrick modernised rapidly, introducing new manufacturing techniques such as die-casting and injection moulding. Similar but evolved techniques are still used by Kenrick today.

Kenrick currently offers a variety of products for the furniture, door and window industries including castors, locking systems, handles and hinges. The majority of these products are either made on site in West Bromwich or at their overseas factories to a high standard. The design and innovation is carried out by Kenrick’s own experienced team.

In 1990, Kenrick became part of the Spire Group. It remains committed to investing in research and development, modern production techniques, new product launches and plans significant expansion over the coming years

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