Got a grip
Consort has switched to Mila’s low carbon Grip handle for all of its casement windows, after deciding that the product ticked every single box for its installers.
Consort is now fitting 3,500 Grip handles every month on the Veka FS frames it manufactures at its Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire factory.
Consort’s head of sales and marketing Jeff Dunn said: “Switching to the Grip handle was such an easy choice for us. It looks exactly the same as a conventional zinc handle, but it’s proven to be stronger with an even more durable finish. Because it is manufactured in ABS, it’s also warmer to the touch so doesn’t become a magnet for condensation and, obviously, it will never rust.
“From an installer’s point of view, it addresses the vulnerable areas on a window handle which could lead to expensive remedial visits. It’s cost effective yet has the potential to save our installer money in the long run with its strength and durability, and that seems like an ideal combination.”
Mila launched the Grip handle at last year’s FIT Show. Grip stands for Green Reliable Intelligent Polymer and one of the product’s key selling points is that it is the only window handle in the UK that has been certified by the Carbon Trust.