Published On: Thu, Nov 17th, 2022

Carl F Groupco supplies Inowa hardware

A range of hardware solutions supplied by Carl F Groupco has been used on a new prestigious holiday park development. The project carried out by trade, retail and commercial fabricator Total Window Services in Hull involved the installation of new windows and doors in the reception, convenience store and restaurant buildings at the High Farm Holiday Park in Yorkshire.  The windows and doors in the reception and convenience store were straightforward but, with its four large door apertures, the newly constructed on-site restaurant needed something different. Jonathan Neale, General Manager at Total Window Services, explains: “Our customer required a solution that was easy to use and offered exceptional security. They thought bifold doors would be the answer, but, when they saw the Smart-Slide patio door from Aluplast, which utilises the Roto Inowa Sliding Door Hardware System, they changed their minds. The innovative Smart-Slide doors were designed to accommodate wide door apertures so could easily accommodate the 3.5-metre-wide openings on this project. The Roto Inowa Sliding Door Hardware System meant the doors would be straightforward to operate, something that was particularly important as many of the client’s guests are elderly. Security and functionality are also excellent and, overall, the Smart-Slide doors have more than delivered on this high-end project.”

The Roto Inowa Sliding Door Hardware System was supplied by hardware distributors Carl F Groupco who added the system to its impressive stocked range in 2020. Total Window Services has worked exclusively with Carl F Groupco for its hardware requirements since January 2021 and, in that time, has developed a mutually strong relationship. Carl F Groupco is a major stockist of Roto hardware, and Julie Warner, Carl F Groupco’s Roto Product Manager, said: “The Roto Patio Inowa range is a prevalent choice for new build installations like this one. It meets the stringent requirements of the BS EN 13126-17 rain and air impermeability tests and can achieve PAS 24 compliance with its secure locking points in the mullion, V-locking cams and its lockable handle with drilling protection.”

The hardware solution also offers exceptional functionality which made it ideal for this project. It comfortably slides sash weights of up to 200kg with minimum effort as the sash movement is perpendicular to the frame profile. Furthermore, roller bearings mean that it is not necessary to lift the sash. Soft functionality also gently brakes the sash when stopping in the open or closed positions, ensuring safe operation every time. Jonathan concluded: “The customer is delighted with the finished results and they’ve had great feedback from their guests too. They appreciate how smoothly the doors run and are pleased with the weatherproofing provided by the unique closing mechanism.”

The Total Window Services team pride themselves on attention to detail on every project, something their 100% customer satisfaction attests to. As the feedback shows, the company’s exacting attention to detail was more than evident at High Farm Holiday Park thanks to Carl F Groupco and the Roto Inowa Sliding Door Hardware System.