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.
Available to download in the Info Point, the new RFM is designed to help Eurocell fabricators achieve the highest quality, best performing windows and doors. With an easy-to-read new layout, colour coding makes it easier to identify screws for insertion into profiles and steel reinforced sections, as well as other screw types – all from Rapierstar’s StarPVCU range.
The latest range of profiles is covered, including Modus and Logik systems, and Rapierstar will update the RFM to add new profiles as soon as they become available to Eurocell fabricators to keep it fully up to date and relevant.
In addition to fabrication fasteners, the manual also offers guidance on the correct frame fixings to achieve the right installation. Rapierstar’s StarFix range provides solutions here, with a complete range of plug-free, hi-lo thread fasteners available for installers at leading trade counters. The RFM also includes bay and couplings details for the different outer frames, which fabricators can share with their installer customers to make them aware of the correct assembly requirements to avoid costly call-backs.
Mark Furness, Rapierstar Sales and Marketing Director explains: “Eurocell systems are extremely popular in the industry for good reason but using the wrong fasteners during window and door manufacturing will prevent them from getting the best from these advanced profiles. That’s why we are committed to providing extensive technical support at every stage and making sure our knowledge and guidance amassed over nearly 30 years is accessible to all.
“Our existing RFM has become indispensable for Eurocell fabricators, many of whom already use the 2016 edition as an essential reference guide. By sticking to the recommended fixings, whether it is to attach hardware such as friction stays, keeps or letterboxes, or for retention of reinforcement, fabricators can have total confidence that the finished window or door will be robust, and function as well as can be expected during its service life.”