Armor-Coat™ Hardware: Tested to the Highest Standards

Armor-Coat™ Hardware From Stonebridge

Successfully Tested To BS EN 1670:2007 Grade 5, the highest possible standard.

Architectural ironmongery specialists DJH Group Ltd,  have enhanced their Stonebridge Handforged Ironmongery range with the launch of their new Armor-Coat™ Finishes; two all-weather finishes successfully tested to BS EN 1670:2007 Grade 5, the highest possible standard – and best in the industry.

The Armor-Coat™ range includes window, door and cabinet hardware available in both a Flat Black and Satin Steel finish which have been designed for longevity, even through the toughest weather elements.

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What is Grade 5 Corrosion Resistance?

The new flat black and satin steel finishes have been independently tested and certified to the full BS EN 1670:2007 Grade 5, the highest possible standard (excellent resistance).

This European Standard outlines the requirements for the corrosion resistance of building hardware for both doors and windows, based on performance in a neutral salt spray test (EN ISO 9227). BS EN 1670:2007 specifies requirements for both coated and un-coated surfaces and outlines five grades of corrosion resistance in accordance with the different conditions of use; grades 1 to 5.

The test requires products to be exposed to a neutral salt spray under controlled laboratory conditions for 480 hours. Of which both finishes showed exceptionally high corrosion resistance (both externally and internally) in very severe conditions where long-term protection is required, such as properties along the coast which experience air conditions with a higher level of moisture from salt waters.

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What are the added benefits?

In addition to providing outstanding protection from corrosion, the Armor-Coat™ finishes are also highly UV rated and resistant, to protect from fading in sunlight or harsh weather.

Not only is the Armor-Coat™ range the most corrosion resistant steel product on the market, but the new finish has the genuine appearance of heritage steel and is suitable for use with Accoya wood, including colour-matched stainless-steel fittings. Also, all hinges, fasteners and stays feature new corrosion-proof, coloured stainless steel pivot joints and bearings, where required, for smoother operation.

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Shop The Range Online

We’re here to help…

As always, we are here to help, not just fulfil orders.

The Armor-Coat™ range is now available to order online at www.toolfixservices.com or over the phone with help from one of our specialist advisers on 01733 347348.

Armor-Coat™ Hardware: Tested to the Highest Standards

Armor-Coat™ Hardware From Stonebridge

Successfully Tested To BS EN 1670:2007 Grade 5, the highest possible standard.

Architectural ironmongery specialists DJH Group Ltd,  have enhanced their Stonebridge Handforged Ironmongery range with the launch of their new Armor-Coat™ Finishes; two all-weather finishes successfully tested to BS EN 1670:2007 Grade 5, the highest possible standard – and best in the industry.

The Armor-Coat™ range includes window, door and cabinet hardware available in both a Flat Black and Satin Steel finish which have been designed for longevity, even through the toughest weather elements.

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What is Grade 5 Corrosion Resistance?

The new flat black and satin steel finishes have been independently tested and certified to the full BS EN 1670:2007 Grade 5, the highest possible standard (excellent resistance).

This European Standard outlines the requirements for the corrosion resistance of building hardware for both doors and windows, based on performance in a neutral salt spray test (EN ISO 9227). BS EN 1670:2007 specifies requirements for both coated and un-coated surfaces and outlines five grades of corrosion resistance in accordance with the different conditions of use; grades 1 to 5.

The test requires products to be exposed to a neutral salt spray under controlled laboratory conditions for 480 hours. Of which both finishes showed exceptionally high corrosion resistance (both externally and internally) in very severe conditions where long-term protection is required, such as properties along the coast which experience air conditions with a higher level of moisture from salt waters.

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What are the added benefits?

In addition to providing outstanding protection from corrosion, the Armor-Coat™ finishes are also highly UV rated and resistant, to protect from fading in sunlight or harsh weather.

Not only is the Armor-Coat™ range the most corrosion resistant steel product on the market, but the new finish has the genuine appearance of heritage steel and is suitable for use with Accoya wood, including colour-matched stainless-steel fittings. Also, all hinges, fasteners and stays feature new corrosion-proof, coloured stainless steel pivot joints and bearings, where required, for smoother operation.

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Shop The Range Online

We’re here to help…

As always, we are here to help, not just fulfil orders.

The Armor-Coat™ range is now available to order online at www.toolfixservices.com or over the phone with help from one of our specialist advisers on 01733 347348.

Armor-Coat™ Hardware: Tested to the Highest Standards

Armor-Coat™ Hardware From Stonebridge

Successfully Tested To BS EN 1670:2007 Grade 5, the highest possible standard.

Architectural ironmongery specialists DJH Group Ltd,  have enhanced their Stonebridge Handforged Ironmongery range with the launch of their new Armor-Coat™ Finishes; two all-weather finishes successfully tested to BS EN 1670:2007 Grade 5, the highest possible standard – and best in the industry.

The Armor-Coat™ range includes window, door and cabinet hardware available in both a Flat Black and Satin Steel finish which have been designed for longevity, even through the toughest weather elements.

D0UsTuvW0AEYQE8

What is Grade 5 Corrosion Resistance?

The new flat black and satin steel finishes have been independently tested and certified to the full BS EN 1670:2007 Grade 5, the highest possible standard (excellent resistance).

This European Standard outlines the requirements for the corrosion resistance of building hardware for both doors and windows, based on performance in a neutral salt spray test (EN ISO 9227). BS EN 1670:2007 specifies requirements for both coated and un-coated surfaces and outlines five grades of corrosion resistance in accordance with the different conditions of use; grades 1 to 5.

The test requires products to be exposed to a neutral salt spray under controlled laboratory conditions for 480 hours. Of which both finishes showed exceptionally high corrosion resistance (both externally and internally) in very severe conditions where long-term protection is required, such as properties along the coast which experience air conditions with a higher level of moisture from salt waters.

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What are the added benefits?

In addition to providing outstanding protection from corrosion, the Armor-Coat™ finishes are also highly UV rated and resistant, to protect from fading in sunlight or harsh weather.

Not only is the Armor-Coat™ range the most corrosion resistant steel product on the market, but the new finish has the genuine appearance of heritage steel and is suitable for use with Accoya wood, including colour-matched stainless-steel fittings. Also, all hinges, fasteners and stays feature new corrosion-proof, coloured stainless steel pivot joints and bearings, where required, for smoother operation.

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Shop The Range Online

We’re here to help…

As always, we are here to help, not just fulfil orders.

The Armor-Coat™ range is now available to order online at www.toolfixservices.com or over the phone with help from one of our specialist advisers on 01733 347348.

From The Anvil Ironmongery: NOW Online!

From The Anvil Traditional Ironmongery

Over 1500 Products now available to buy online!

As an official online stockist of From the Anvil Ironmongery, here at Toolfix we are able to supply you with over 1500 product lines from the extensive traditional ironmongery range for windows and doors.

Door furniture, window furniture, cabinet furniture and more!

Who are From the Anvil?

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Set amongst the mid-Wales hills, From the Anvil produce high quality, hand-made, functional ironmongery that promises to enhance both large and small building projects alike.

Through ingenuity and experience, the product range displays contemporary twists on timeless classics whilst retaining  both strength and beauty with traditional manufacturing methods created by skillful master craftsmen. Throughout the manufacturing process each item is hand-forged, meaning no two pieces are identical.

Our From the Anvil range consists of over 1500 individual products in a variety of different finishes, all of which are of the highest specification.

Where can I find the range?

The complete From the Anvil range can be found and purchased online at www.toolfixservices.com. Alternatively, you can also speak with one of our specialist advisers by phone, request a catalogue, or visit us in-store.


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If you have any further enquiries, get in touch with one of our expert advisers on 01733 347348 and we will do everything possible to help

We’re here to help…

As always, we are here to help, not just fulfil orders.

Discover and shop our range online at toolfixservices.com, or if you’d prefer to speak directly with our knowledgeable sales team, please get in touch on 01733 347348.

Discover the New Invoke Architectural Pull Handles

Invoke Pull Handle Range

Advanced Quality, Modern Design, Perfect Finish and Fit

A NEW and innovative range of Contemporary Pull Handles from Invoke Architectural offers superb quality, highly aesthetic pull handles available in both corrosion resistant Brushed St. St. Effect Aluminium or 316 Grade Stainless Steel.

Superb quality contemporary pull handles with high aesthetics

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Brushed Aluminium Pull Handles

The Brushed Aluminium Pull Handles from Invoke come in a brushed stainless steel effect finish. Each handle is supplied with a straight 40mm x 10mm aluminium handle, 800mm length with 600mm centres and is available with either Straight or Angled external fittings to suit.

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Straight Brushed Stainless Steel Effect Aluminium (pn 14.11.01-18)

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Angled Brushed Stainless Steel Effect Aluminium (pn 14.11.02-18)

Stainless Steel Pull Handles

The Stainless Steel Pull Handle range from Invoke is manufactured from 316 grade stainless steel. A straight Ø35mm handle is supplied in 1000mm or 1600mm lengths and comes with adjustable centres (simply fix the brackets anywhere along the handle to suit).

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Straight 316 grade Stainless Steel (pn 14.12.01-07)

Fixing Kits

All Invoke Pull Handles come supplied with Secret Fix fixing kits as standard. Bolt Through, with flat stainless steel caps and Back to Back fixing kits are also available to suit your project.

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If you have any further enquiries, get in touch with one of our expert advisers on 01733 347348 and we will do everything possible to help

Add Beauty and Function with Stonebridge Handforged Ironmongery

Stonebridge Architectural Ironmongery

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Handforged Architectural Ironmongery

Forged steel has been part of English history for centuries; from sword makers to ship builders, it has simply shaped generations. Toolfix are proud to offer a new range of ironmongery which still encapsulates all the beauty and heritage in its forged steel construction.

Stonebridge Handforged Architectural Ironmongery is a unique collection of Forged Steel ironmongery that offers the very latest in cutting edge design and manufacturing, whilst retaining the authentic hand forged build quality that really sets it apart from anything else on the market.

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The Stonebridge Ironmongery range that is available through Toolfix combines an extremely durable finish that is suitable for both internal and external applications with a traditional appearance.

The Range

Available in three core styles

The range is available in three styles to suit various projects; Padstow, Cotswold and Arundel. Padstow is also available in a natural black finish alongside the authentic forged steel mid pewter colour. Both the Cotswold and Arundel ranges are only available in forged steel which makes them ideal choices for external ironmongery applications because they conform with the BS EN ISO 11997-1:2006 specification.

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Why Choose Stonebridge Ironmongery?

Versatile

The range combines a sleek and modern outline with a traditional appearance to create a high quality and versatile ironmongery option.

Exclusive

The Stonebridge range is exclusively available from only a few dealers which means that it will add that unique quality to your ironmongery offering.

Hardwearing

The forged steel finish is suitable for both internal and external applications.

British Made

The Stonebridge range is manufactured in the heart of traditional steel making England in County Durham.

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The Cotswold Range: Available from stock!

We’re here to help…

As always, we are here to help, not just fulfil orders.
Stonebridge Handforged Architectural Ironmongery is available from stock and can be delivered to site or your workshop the very next day. To learn more, or to make an enquiry please get in touch with a member of our sales team on 01733 347348.

How to Look After Black Traditional Ironmongery

How To Look After Black Ironmongery

We are often asked; “what’s the best way to keep black traditional ironmongery looking and performing it’s best?“. A good question, and one that has a very simple answer; regular maintenance.

One of our top priorities is to supply you with only the best products on the market – in fact, everything in our product range has been hand picked by our buying team to ensure it meets our quality seal of approval! But, whilst all of the ironmongery we supply is manufactured to be hard-wearing enough to last for many years to come, a quality product doesn’t mean it’s a maintenance-free product.

As with any product, the better it is looked after, the longer it lasts.

Traditional forged ironmongery, especially when fitted externally, is susceptible to surface corrosion. Corrosion is the natural process whereby metals begin to react with the environment and gradually breakdown. It’s most well-known form – Rust.

The main cause of corrosion, particularly when combined with moisture in the atmosphere, is the build-up of deposits from dirt, dust, pollution, salty sea air, acidic rain and even high humidity. If left, these deposits can have a drastic effect on the lifespan of a finish causing it to deteriorate prematurely.

Excluding Beeswax, our forged ironmongery range has been finished with a Black Powder Coating process. As well as surface deposits, this finish can also be susceptible to surface marks, chipping and scratches – especially when in coming into contact with other metals such as jewellery. It is important to remember that repetitive marking in a similar area can wear down the finish over time and that any damage to the factory coating leaves the unprotected base material more vulnerable to corrosion.

This Kirkpatrick T-Hinge was fitted over 20 years ago. After receiving no product after care, it is still in perfect working order, but the finish has deteriorated noticeably.

A t-hinge fitted approx 1995 receiving no product after care.

A few general maintenance tips can be used to keep your products looking at their best for longer – and the most noted way to extend the lifespan of your products factory finish is very simple.

General Maintenance Tips

Proper product care and regular maintenance is the best way to ensure the function and beauty of your traditional hardware is prolonged for as long as possible and can help avoid costly replacements. After fitting, quickly wipe the surface with a light oil to help prevent a build-up of deposits. Then a simple but regular maintenance routine is advised over applying occasional more intensive treatments.

1. Wipe down hardware surfaces regularly with a soft dry cloth to remove dust and dirt.

2. Wipe hardware surfaces with a lightly oiled cloth. A 3-in-1 multi-purpose oil is ideal.

3. Check all mechanisms with moving parts such as hinges and handles, lubricating with a light oil as required.

And whilst you’re there, don’t forget to;

4. Clean the weatherseals to remove dust and grime

5. Clear out ventilators to ensure maximum performance can be achieved.

NEVER USE ANY FORM OF CLEANING CHEMICAL OR AEROSOL SPRAY UNLESS SPECIFICALLY SPECIFIED BY THE MANUFACTURER.

Beeswax Finish

The Beeswax Finish offers a more rustic and authentic look and feel to steel, preserving the beautiful blue to deep red ochre colours and the texture from the hammer and anvil. There is no finish coating applied other than pure beeswax – it therefore needs to be maintained slightly differently.

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Products with this finish should only be fitted internally. To maintain beeswax ironmongery, ensure to regularly polish with a soft dry cloth and then apply a small amount of maintenance wax to finish. If surface rust occurs rub with wire wool and apply maintenance wax with a rag or brush. Using maintenance wax will help to restore the finish and offer protection.

Sometimes because of temperature changes, Beeswax products might have a slight white bloom when opening the packaging. We recommend you buff it with a soft cloth to remove the white bloom and restore the finish.

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If you have any further questions about how to care for your traditional ironmongery, or to learn more about any of the products required, please contact one of our experienced sales Advisers on 01733 347348.

With all our products, when used externally, any moving parts will require the occasional oiling and we recommend that the ironmongery is wiped with a lightly oiled cloth from time to time. This will remove harmful deposits and restore it to its original condition.

Do not use any form of chemical. Always use the products we recommend for external use, otherwise you may encounter a degradation of the lacquer/wax finish. Our internal finishes aren’t recommended for external use but can still be used, if desired, in an enclosed or protected area, like a porch but you may need to reapply an extra coating of wax (beeswax finish only) and you may encounter some rusting issues if not totally protected.

Traditional Black

Our Black finish is a quality powder coating which when applied is baked in a high-temperature oven giving it an attractive, durable and corrosion-resistant finish which is very low maintenance. The finish is resistant to moisture which allows products to be used internally in high moisture areas like bathrooms and externally in adverse weather conditions.

To keep the black finish in prime condition we recommend that it is wiped with a lightly oiled cloth as soon as your product has been fitted and also at regular intervals (depending on exposure to moisture) which will help remove harmful deposits and maintain it in its original condition.

Over the years and through extensive use the Black finish can get scratched or chipped from jewelery etc. and through general wear and tear but do not despair, there is a way to protect your product again. Anvil’s Black Touch-up Paint is ideal for just these circumstances. Easy to apply, completely hardwearing and a perfect match for the Black finish. Can be applied to old products which have some surface damage or to badly fitted screw heads which have the finish chipped off.

Beeswax

The beeswax finish is the most authentic finish for steel and to preserve the colours and the texture from the forge, hammer and anvil, we apply pure beeswax. This gives a subtle, matt richness to the metal and offers excellent protection when products are fitted internally and properly maintained. When choosing the Beeswax finish, sometimes because of temperature changes and packaging conditions, your product might have signs of a slight white bloom on opening. We recommend you buff it with a soft cloth, this will restore the finish to it’s intended glory.

However, mild steel or malleable iron, which are the two materials we forge, when fitted in damp bathrooms or wet properties, have the potential to exhibit surface rust. If surface rust does occur rub with 00 grade wire wool and apply maintenance wax with a rag or brush. The maintenance wax will restore the finish and afford protection.

As with all our products all moving parts should be oiled prior to fitting and periodically afterwards so using 3-in-1 oil will be ideal for this purpose. Please note that any oil can break down the wax finish so care must be taken when applying to any Beeswaxed finish product.

Metal in most forms is susceptible to corrosion. Depending upon their function our malleable iron products are subjected to either a one or two stage coating process followed by stove drying to form our durable and hard wearing traditional finish. Over time the finish can be affected particularly where moving parts rub together.

To protect your ironwork we recommend that any moving parts are lightly oiled prior to fitting. We also recommend wiping the products with a lightly oiled cloth from time to time to remove any harmful deposits and reapplying a small amount of oil to moving parts. This is particularly advisable if located near the coastline.

We would recommend a three-in-one or WD–40 type lubricant. If the protective coating is damaged or chipped in any way, a Hammerite type paint should be applied to maintain protection against corrosion. By adopting this simple advice you can help ensure that your Kirkpatrick products will remain both functional and decorative and will last a lifetime.