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Access Hardware: Ensuring a Smooth Entry and Exit

By Quentin Clark Subscribe to RSS | April 18th 2012 | Views:

Easy and trouble-free access via doors and windows into your living and working spaces is essential. Doors, windows and other entry and exit architectures are held in place using a variety of devices like hinges, handles and other locking options. These devices are collectively known as “Access Hardware” in the trade.

Latches, hinges, fasteners, a variety of locking and fastening options are available in the market and are subject to the same wear and tear and damage by weathering as your doors and windows and glass paned entrance and exit features.

Access hardware is manufactured in a range of materials which are long-lasting and give trouble free service. They can withstand intense friction and repeated usage thus ensuring that you have convenient entry and exit into your interior spaces. They also ensure adequate safety and security. Some of the materials used are polyamide, zinc-plated steel, die-cast zinc, spring steel and polyurethane. They may also be made of chrome-plated or copper-plated steel and may also be powder-coated for additional protection.

Some of the commonly available access hardware items are categorized as:

1.Locks and Latches:



4.Project Holders

5.Handles, Knobs and Grips

1. Locks and Latches: Are available in enormous range of options that include cam locks, cylinder locks, quarter turn and knob latches, sliding and trigger latches and other quarter turn accessories with and without keys.

2. Hinges: Available in both metal and nylon, these can be spring-loaded, offset or concealed hinges. Leaf, corner and pin-ons are the other options.

3. Gasketing: Is used for protecting metal edges and generally have insert wire clips for firm grip. Weather-strip gaskets provide oil and acid resistance and are ideal for lighting fixtures, door gasketing and electrical enclosures.

4. Project Holders: Available for standard A4 size documents and have self-adhesive strips attached.

5. Handles, Knobs and Grips: Include heavy-duty indexing handles, drawer pulls and bridge handles. Grips are available in various materials like vinyl. Knobs come in a huge range to suit your needs. These may be in plastic or phenolic and come in the latest soft-touch options.

Investing in the best quality access hardware is an excellent long-term strategy to ensure the longevity of your doors and windows in both home and industrial environments. They are available with most hardware stockists. If you are unable to find one locally to suit your specifications, there are plenty of options available on the Internet and suppliers can ensure the best pricing and latest designs and materials.

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