Rapierstar has become an exclusive supply partner for Veka’s UK Technical Workshop in Burnley.
The Technical Workshop allows indicative testing to be conducted on a wide range of customer window and door prototypes, as well as for Veka’s own new product developments.
As the workshop’s exclusive partner for fasteners, Rapierstar now provides window and door screws for all the prototype windows built by Veka engineers, and it is providing technical guidance on fastener selection and application to any Veka customer who is seeking to optimise their test outcomes.
Rapierstar has worked with Veka since 1998, providing technical advice to help address common fastener issues and ensure fabricators deliver the best possible result with the finished window or door.
Dave Jones at Veka said: “A window or door is only as good as its weakest link and all too often the importance of the humble screw is overlooked when testing for air and water tightness or enhanced security under PAS24. That’s why we ensure all our prototypes are built using the most suitable fasteners throughout, and we encourage our fabricators to adopt the same approach.
“Rapierstar’s support for our Technical Workshop helps us achieve consistency in our NPD programme and maximise the chances of testing success. More broadly too, it gives our fabricators access to their technical expertise whenever they need it – it’s a partnership that should ensure the fastener is never the weak link.”