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HWL Chooses Avocet

HWL Windows Group has opted to fit Avocet Hardware locks on all its new composite and PVCu doors.

The Leeds-based Group, which consists of HWL Trade Frames and Nordic Aluminium, has a nationwide reputation for supplying trade installers with the very highest quality windows and doors and has begun to exclusively install Avocet's TS007 3-star and SS312 Diamond accredited ATK snap secure lock, and its popular 1-star Pioneer cylinder.

Luke Boyes, HWL's systems manager, said: "It's important to us to give our customers choice, and Avocet delivers exactly that. It has a depth of cylinder options that is unrivalled in the industry – from top of the range snap-secure locks like ATK and ABS through to standard 1-star locks that so many of our customers still demand."

"We're delighted to make the switch and look forward to growing with Avocet as it further extends its lock and home security offering. "

Avocet's ATK snap secure lock was developed to assist companies seeking to adjust to the implementation of Part Q of the Building Regulations. It is currently the only Euro-cylinder for composite doors that carries the Master Locksmith Association's highest rating (SS312 Sold Secure Diamond) a British Kitemark TS007 3-star rating and Secured by Design accreditations.

ATK also features a thumbturn element that incorporates Avocet's new click secure system, which makes use of a positive click turn action that means it can't be bypassed with the wire tools that make a great deal of other thumbturns a major security risk. Additionally, its use of a standard key allows all leading locksmiths to produce them quickly and easily, and without recourse to end-user registration.

Rob I'Anson, sales director of Avocet Hardware, said: "A lot of the noise we make in the press is about ATK, ABS and our fight against lock-snapping, but people should never forget that we do have the biggest selection of cylinder locks available and as such are able to offer our customers the widest possible choice. "

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