Perfect partner

Stonebridge’s range of Armor-Coat finished hand forged steel hardware has now been certified as ideal for use with Accoya wood.

The all-weather Armor-Coat range has undergone extensive testing to ensure that it is fully compatible with the popular material, making it the ideal choice for Accoya windows and doors.

The Armor-Coat has already been independently tested and certified to the full BS EN 1670:2007 Grade 5 after undergoing more than 480 hours of salt spray testing – something that no other forged steel product on the market has come close to certifying, the company said.

“This high-quality range from Stonebridge is completely suited to Accoya,” says Mike Lewis, technical sales manager of Accsys Technologies, the company responsible for Accoya testing.

“The testing undertaken has demonstrated that Armor-Coat hardware provides levels of durability suitable for Accoya wood.”

Ian Smith, design and brand manager at DJH Group, owners of the Stonebridge brand, said: “Many of our customers use Accoya so it was a natural progression to develop a range of compatible hardware.

“The comprehensive tests that Armor-Coat has undergone, and passed with flying colours, gives confidence that our products offer the performance levels that joinery companies need to achieve.”

Stonebridge’s Armor-Coat all-weather range is available in Flat Black and Satin Steel finishes.