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Hardware

 

Homerit Premium Series PVC-U windows and doors are fitted with Siegenia and/or Roto hardware made in Germany. Both Siegenia and Roto hardware were tested to corrosion resistant Grade 4 (very high) of EN1670:1988.

 

 

Siegenia hardware - middle hinge for door

Homerit Lifestyle Series ASA-PVC co-extruded tilt & turn windows and doors, tilt and sliding doors, bi-fold doors are also fitted with Siegenia and/or Roto hardware. Awning windows or sliding windows are fitted with high quality Chinese hardware but customers can request German hardware.

 

Multi-point locking:

 

Except Lifestyle Series awning and sliding windows all Homerit PVC-U windows and doors are fitted with multi-point locking hardware. On request Lifestyle Series awning and sliding windows can also be fitted with multi-point locking hardware.

 

Siegenia multi-point locking hardware for window sash

For more information about Siegenia hardware technology click here

 

Handles:

 

Typical aluminium windows are not fitted with multi-point locking hardware. Handles and hardware are simple and low cost.

 

Standard Lifestyle Series awning windows and sliding windows have similar locking mechanisms.

 

Lifestyle Series awning window handle

Lifestyle Series sliding window handle

All other Homerit PVC-U windows and doors are fitted with multi-point locking hardware. Handles have spindles to operate the hardware. On request Lifestyle Series awning windows and sliding windows can be fitted with multi-point locking hardware.

 

Standard handles are from Siegenia in Germany with color choice of white, silver and brown.

 

 

Siegenia handle both sides

 

Standard Siegenia handles - white, silver and brown

 

Entry door handles  and outward opening window handles have different designs.

 

Entry door handle - brown color

Entry door handle - silver and white

 

Multi-point locking outward opening window handle

In addition to above handle types and color choices there are also handles from Roto in Germany and handles with keys from China.

 

Roto handle

Handle with key

 

Default handle colors:

 

Handles for Premium Series white PVC-U windows and doors are white color as default.

 

For Premium Series foil laminated PVC-U windows and doors handle color is brown on the foil laminated side(s).

 

Handles for Lifestyle Series ASA-PVC windows are white color as default.

 

For Lifestyle Series ASA-PVC doors, handles are silver color inside & outside for light grey color profiles and brown color inside & outside for charcoal color profiles as standard.

 

Cylinders:

 

Cylinders for locking mechanism of Homerit PVC-U doors meet European standards – named Euro cylinders.

 

As standard cylinders have a key outside and turning knob inside for convenience. For high security cylinders with keys on both sides can be fitted on request.

 

As default doors have different keys. Doors may be keyed alike on request.

 

Rollers:

 

Quality of rollers is important to make sliding and stack doors glide smoothly for many years. Loading capacity of rollers must be looked at closely when the sliding and stack doors are large and double glazed.

 

Rollers for Homerit PVC-U sliding and stack doors are from Siegenia in Germany. Standard rollers are designed for door panels up to 80kg.  Heavy duty rollers are designed for door panels up to 150kg.

 

 

Siegenia rollers for 80kg & 150kg door

Hinge covers:

 

Siegenia hinge cover - silver

Hinges are covered with plastic covers from Siegenia. Hinge covers can be replaced if damaged.

 

We have noticed that hinge covers change color slightly under high UV light over time.

 

Right photo shows silver middle hinge cover on a light grey color door.

 

Following photos shows bottom hinge cover in white, silver and brown colors.

 

Siegenia bottom hinge covers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hardware maintenance:

 

To make sure the windows and doors perform well some hardware adjustments and maintenance is required.

 

Building movements over time may cause the structure to move out of square a little bit which causes difficulties for example making the door harder to close. Thanks to the good design of the hardware system you may only need to adjust the hardware.

 

In high corrosion areas such as seafront, periodical cleaning and opening the windows and doors often can make sure of long lasting performance of the hardware.

 

For more information go to project support.