Leading window and door manufacturer Quickslide has partnered with specialist fastener supplier Rapierstar to help enhance its reputation for delivering superior quality finished products and raise the bar on manufacturing efficiency.
The West Yorkshire based company is one of the country’s largest and most respected producers of PVCu vertically sliding sash windows, which it offers as part of a wide range of PVCu and aluminium products. This acclaimed range supports the growing demand for premium windows and doors, including PVCu and aluminium flush casement windows and aluminium bi-fold and sliding doors.
Rapierstar has developed a comprehensive new Recommended Fixings Manual (RFM) for all Eurocell systems in conjunction with the technical team at the market-leading PVCu profile manufacturer.
The publication of the detailed new guide is the culmination of over many years of close technical collaboration between the two companies, which extends into support for testing. As a result, every window and door tested in Eurocell’s learning and development centre, including new product developments, are assembled using Rapierstar fasteners to set a consistently high standard that fabricators can now replicate.
Window and door fastener specialist Rapierstar has supported Hallmark Doors & Panels on the development and manufacture of its new 2021 certified range of composite fire doorsets with both EN1634 30 minute fire protection and PAS 024 Enhanced Security performance.
The new dual certified FD30sa range from Hallmark provides social housing specifiers, housebuilders and end-users with an assured level of protection in both respects because of its advanced design and manufacture, which is backed by third party testing. In addition, Hallmark’s production is regularly audited to ensure high manufacturing standards are maintained and every last detail of the finished product is exactly to the approved specification – including all fasteners.
A twenty year partnership between Senior Architectural Systems and Rapierstar demonstrates how a continued focus on fastening systems is a key factor in achieving long term success for window, door and curtain walling systems.
Senior Architectural Systems is approaching 30 years in the market and is renowned for the continuous innovation which has delivered a technically superior range of UK designed and made aluminium systems. Amongst these is its SF52 system, which launched in 2015 and today is one of the most widely used systems of its kind for applications where the design seeks to minimise sightlines and maximise glazing.
Northern Irish Kömmerling fabricator Malplas UPVC has successfully risen to the challenge of unprecedented demand for its PVCu windows and doors during 2020 by increasing production to its highest ever levels with the support of specialist fastener supplier Rapierstar.
Based near Dungannon and celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2021, Malplas UPVC has seen record demand for products since late Spring 2020 when severe initial pandemic restrictions were relaxed.
Leading UK hardware distributor IFI is celebrating a decade as a supply partner for Rapierstar fasteners, which are used for window and door manufacturing and installation, as well as in timber and general construction.
The Cambridgeshire based company, which is the longest established trading division of Rapidrop Global, has been supplying products to window professionals for over 25 years. From its 30,000 sq. ft national distribution centre in Peterborough, IFI delivers UK-wide on a next day delivery service, utilising its own delivery fleet and a network of national freight carriers, and supplies the complete range of Rapierstar products.
Despite reports of shortages of some raw materials in the window and door industry, Rapierstar’s deep UK stocks of specialist fasteners and 30 years of sourcing and supply chain experience has enabled it to guarantee supplies of fasteners to its fabricator customers and support the industry as it recovers from lockdown.
The company continues to hold £4m of window screw and fixings stock and more than one billion items at its 100,000 sq. ft. warehouse and distribution centre in Cheshire, from where it serves window and door manufacturers across Great Britain and Ireland, as well as growing exports across mainland Europe.
A comprehensive audit of fastener usage by Rapierstar has delivered production, quality, stockholding and installation benefits for leading Hull-based window, door and conservatory manufacturer and installer Vulcan Windows.
These benefits have been realised following a Fastener Health Check conducted by Rapierstar earlier this year, which looks at a window and door manufacturer’s fastener use, how they are being applied, what the intended applications typically are and the stockholding approach.