Specification support

Yale has reported that its Specification Support Service offers the opportunity to take a detailed walk through the relevant legislation, standards and guidance, enabling housing providers and specifiers to make an informed choice.

John Pearl, specification manager for Yale, said: “Yale’s Specification Support Service aims to help you make the right choices in window and door hardware. We’ll provide a clear and impartial guide to the issues you need to address, the legislative requirements that you must
meet and the products most suited to the application and environment in which they need to operate.”

Yale provides guidance and advice on safeguarding residents and properties with its free Riba-accredited CPD seminars.

“We continuously review our Riba-accredited CPD seminars and are happy to present to groups, or on a one-to-one basis,” John said. “Our service includes template specifications that can be tailored to the individual needs of your residents.”

The Partnership Pledge Plus offers an audited warranty scheme to housing providers that specify Yale’s hardware, including the austenitic stainless steel range. It has been designed to help ensure that the hardware specified is then supplied and fitted.

Under the scheme, which involves no cost to either the fabricator or specifier, Yale will monitor individual contracts to ensure that the right components have been used and correctly installed.

Site visits by the specification team will also help to confirm that the most suitable ironmongery products are being used and that standards are maintained throughout the duration of the project.

Visits will also oversee any hardware issues that may arise during the installation process. Yale then provides a 15-year warranty direct to the housing provider on contracts where the specification has been met in full.