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Document Q compatible patio system from Fullex and Kommerling


Building Research Establishment, test rig

Fullex have always been keen to pursue bespoke projects and their latest collaboration with major System supplier Kommerling, has resulted in a successful PAS24 Inline Patio door test at the Building Research Establishment. Gaining PAS24 on Inline patio doors is among the most difficult of UK residential door security tests and the most arduous part of the test is when opposing 4.5Kn loads are applied at various points along the Interlock of the two doors, considered the most vulnerable area.

The doors were manufactured from the Kommerling Premiline patio system, fitted with a bespoke hardware package from Fullex. Each door was fitted with the market proven Fullex XL 8 Hook stainless steel patio lock, patio shootbolts, a patented Fullex multipoint Interlock system, Fullex patio rollers and the Fullex Kinetica cylinder. A bespoke patented Interlock shootbolt system was also fitted at the top of the door to help resist the dual 4.5Kn loads applied.

The brief was simple, develop a highly secure, but easy to use system that met PAS24 and the guidelines set out by the Lifetime Homes initiative (www.lifetimehomes.org.uk). Lifetime homes, under Criterion 15 Glazing and window handle heights, calls for handles or controls for opening lights are to be no higher than 1200mm from the floor. The patented Fullex Interlock system enables operation of the three hooks and three anti lift bolts from a single handle at a height which meets the Lifetime Homes requirement, making the system not only very secure, but simple to secure.

The complete SBD locking system is available from Kommerling for customers wishing to gain PAS24 and Secured by Design accreditation on their Premiline patio doors. The Kommerling/Fullex package will include pre prepared steel and technical assistance on initial set up.

Mike Hill of Fullex Locks comments, ‘this is a major step forward in Inline sliding door security and the new system allows a wide range of users to enjoy the security and safety that we all take for granted. Other systems relay on both high and low level operation and whilst undoubtedly secure when used, they can be difficult to operate. This new locking system is ‘simply secure’.



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Kömmerling is part of the Profine Group, which is Europe’s largest extruder of window and door systems under the Kömmerling, KBE and Trocal brand names and operates across 21 countries. The brand has an enviable reputation in the UK for product design, quality and customer service. Kömmerling has always been recognised at the premium end of the market and this reflects on the type of customer it supplies and their own professional approach to the market.

Kömmerling can also lay claim to be one of the most environmentally conscious brands in the UK supplying window and door systems using Greenline, a lead-free compound and supporting this with the Recyline recycling initiative.

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