New security hinge opens the door to creative building design

New security hinge opens the door to creative building design

A security hinge launched this month by SIEGENIA-AUBI UK will open up new creative possibilities for those involved in housing design, build and specification.

The space creation benefits of folding sliding doors have played a big part in their popularity but, up to now, people have avoided adding the extra space that outward opening folding sliding doors give because of the security risks associated with the external hinges.

Now, thanks to the new FS Portal security hinge from SIEGENIA-AUBI, secure outward opening folding sliding doors have become a reality.

The new hinge has been designed to overcome security fears, as well as offer additional benefits for even greater space creation. These include a slimline handle that ensures the doors fold flat to keep them out of the way as neatly as possible when they’re open.

Weather performance is another key consideration for outward opening door hardware, which is more exposed to the rigours of the British climate than inward opening counterparts. Here too, SIEGENIA-AUBI is one step ahead, and has put its reputation for innovation and coatings expertise to good use. The new FS Portal security hinge features a high performance corrosion resistant coating that has been proven to outperform the competition.

Says SIEGENIA-AUBI divisional managing director, Adrian Vicker, “The folding sliding doors market is booming, even as the credit crunch bites, and from what we’re hearing from our customers, demand remains high.

“Overcoming the security risks previously associated with outward opening folding sliding doors creates new opportunities for those involved in house building and design to offer their customers even greater product choice, not to mention the additional profit opportunities this affords.”

The new SIEGENIA-AUBI FS Portal outward opening security hinge is available now.

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