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LEADING THE FIELD 05.10.2013

Leading hinge manufacturer SIMONSWERK showcased the latest developments in its comprehensive hinge portfolio at the recent 100% Design Exhibition. These included the new TECTUS TE 526 & 527 3D fully concealed hinges for flush commercial doors which have achieved fire testing certification to 60mins from Warrington Exova, the benchmark for products used in safety critical applications such as fire doors. These fire-rated hinges will carry door weights up to 120kg and, as with all TECTUS hinges, are 3D adjustable, have an opening angle up to 180° and are maintenance free. Also on show were the increasingly popular CE marked TRITECH fire rated solid brass hinge with concealed bearings, 25 year performance guarantee and a new PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition) finish. These corrosion resistant PVD coated hinges maintain their original good looks, can stand up to the most aggressive conditions, have high temperature resilience, good impact strength and excellent abrasion resistance.

LEADING THE FIELD

TRITECH - STRENGTH AND ELEGANCE 02.10.2013

TRITECH, the latest product from the renowned range of SIMONSWERK brass hinges incorporates the latest design features and offers a future proof ‘fit and forget’ product, with a 25 year performance guarantee. This solid brass hinge has high performance maintenance free concealed bearings, giving a weight carrying capacity of 160Kg – Grade 14. All TRITECH hinges are available with CE marked and 60 or 30 minute fire rated options, 7 designer finials and size range of 100 x 75, 100 x 88, & 100 x 100mm. The comprehensive range of finishes now includes a corrosion resistant PVD finish ideal for entry hardware where doors have to withstand the many varied effects of weather. All SIMONSWERK TECTUS fully concealed and these latest TRITECH hinges are designed to meet demanding specifications and are backed by their GAI award winning customer service.

TRITECH - STRENGTH AND ELEGANCE

TECTUS - "Winning" Hinges 18.02.2013

Over 5,000 SIMONSWERK award winning TECTUS hinges, model TE 528 3D satin stainless steel, were fitted throughout the 2012 London Olympic Village venue, primarily in corridor areas to ensure harmonised aesthetics for athletes by concealing all the electrical ducting and service piping behind jib door panels manufactured by Leaderflush Shapland.
TECTUS hinges are completely hidden from view and provide perfect door alignment and a flush fitting clean line design. Created for safety, with minimum pivot gaps to prevent finger injury, these maintenance free, 3D adjustable hinges were an ideal solution for this prestigious Olympic project – planned by Architects Fletcher Priest and housing 17,000 competitors and officials. Now the Games is over work has started on the refurbishment development programme to create around 1,400 affordable homes and again SIMONSWERK maintenance free, fully concealed TECTUS 3D hinges have been specified and will be fitted to doors throughout the new scheme.

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New TECTUS for SIMONSWERK 23.01.2013

The latest addition to the award winning SIMONSWERK completely concealed TECTUS hinge range, the TE 541 3D FVZ, allows for recessed frame facings up to 14 mm with standard 4 mm on the door side. This offset version for timber, steel and aluminium frames has a load capacity up to 100 kg and as with all TECTUS hinges has three dimensional adjustments for perfect door alignment, presents flush fitting clean line design without visible frame, is maintenance free and has an opening angle up to 180°.

The TECTUS hinge range, specifically designed for unrebated residential and heavy-duty doors, is available in an unrivalled range of high quality surface finishes. Options include the TECTUS A8 version for glass or laminate door designs with door fascias and claddings up to 8 mm, the TECTUS “Energy” system integrating permanent power transfer, the new TECTUS FR fire rated range which incorporates the intumescent material within the hinge body and the TECTUS TE 645 3D hinge which will carry door weights up to 300 kg.

New TECTUS for SIMONSWERK

SIMONSWERK RIBA APPROVED CPD 02.01.2013

SIMONSWERK have launched its first RIBA-approved CPD which will provide Architects with the technical knowledge for specifying the correct hinge for the right application. The presentation offers guidance on Door Specification, Legislation, Building Regulations, Fire & Safety in use, CE marking – MANDEC and the Equality Act. SIMONSWERK have over 30 years experience in the manufacture of top quality brass, aluminium and stainless steel hinges for doors, windows & conservatories. Ranges include the outstanding fully concealed TECTUS system and the increasingly popular TRITECH solid brass hinge with concealed bearings and load capacity to 160kg.

SIMONSWERK RIBA APPROVED CPD

NEW WEBSITE AND CATALOGUE 24.09.2012

SIMONSWERK have launched a new website with an online advanced PRODUCTSELECTOR information system for Architects, Ironmongers, Specifiers, Interior Designers and Building Contractors. To complement the new website SIMONSWERK have produced an updated 84 page catalogue covering their outstanding range of Hinge Systems, complete with technical information, images and drawings. The product selector web directory template allows visitors to input specification details and the system will then identify the best possible hinge solution for the project requirement. Additionally the new website provides technical and service support along with the latest Company News, press releases, reference sites and literature PDF downloads.

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NEW WEBSITE AND CATALOGUE

AJ award winning project uses TECTUS 01.06.2012

Architect Jack Woolley’s almost invisible live/work scheme on the site of a former carpenters workshop won this year’s Architects Journal Small Projects Award, against strong competition from 24 short listed practices. Described by the judges as “delightful” and a superb use of a found site, the office & home project featured a “hidden” door built into the brickwork of an existing wall.

Architectural Ironmongers Poole Waite & Co Ltd recommended the door should be fitted with satin finish TECTUS TE 640 3D hinges, from leading door hardware manufacturer SIMONSWERK, as this “fully concealed” hinge, itself an award winner, was by definition and specification the perfect partner for the project, a worthy recipient of the prestigious AJ Small Projects prize.

AJ award winning project uses TECTUS

TECTUS FR - Fire Rated Hinge Solution 01.06.2012

SIMONSWERK have introduced the Fire Rated (FR) option into their prestigious multi award winning TECTUS hinge range.” TECTUS FR is the perfect synergy between design and function for FD 30 - fire door applications. The new FR range now incorporates the intumescent material within the hinge body. This is the perfect solution for Architects and Designers who want clean lines and a huge leap forward for door manufacturers and installers who no longer have to fit the intumescent kits behind or around hinges, giving a much more aesthetically pleasing look. TECTUS hinges are the complete, integrated hinge solution offering fully concealed, maintenance free, 3D adjustable hinges in a range of high quality surface finishes and size options carrying up to 300 kg door weights and now available in the unique FR fire rated version. TECTUS ~ Design - Form - Function

TECTUS FR - Fire Rated Hinge Solution

TECTUS TE 645 – Heavy Weight Contender 01.06.2012

The latest addition to the SIMONSWERK TECTUS range is the TE 645 3D which will carry door weights up to 300 kg on just two hinges but still retain all the award winning features of the TECTUS hinge range. Although doors of this weight usually require door pivots or floor springs this new hinge allows doors to be hung in the normal manner.

The TECTUS TE 645 3D is available in a variety of high quality surface finishes and for ease of fitting the SIMONSWERK Team offer jigs and templates ensuring precision engineered functionality to match the demanding specificationsrequired for heavy weight door projects. The fully concealed flush fitting TECTUS hinge range, with 3D adjustment allowing for a perfect door alignment, now covers carrying capacity door weights from 40 kg up to 300 kg, has smooth action maintenance free slide bearings and offers excellent burglar resistance.

TECTUS TE 645 – Heavy Weight Contender

New solid brass concealed bearing hinges 30.09.2011

SAMSON, the popular SIMONSWERK solid brass hinge for flush doors, is now offered in a new TriTechversion with concealed bearings, 160 kg weight carrying capacity - grade 14 and size ranges of 100x75, 100x 88 and 100x100mm. Maintenance free and covered by the SIMONSWERK 25 year performance guarantee, SAMSON TriTechhinges are available in CE marked, fire rated options plus a series of seven exciting Designer Finials.

New solid brass concealed bearing hinges

TECTUS Energy: Fully concealed with integrated permanent energy transfer 30.09.2011

Technically creative and aesthetically coordinated hinge systems for interior, heavy-duty and exterior doors are hallmarks of SIMONSWERK products. Seen here is the new fully concealed TECTUS Energy hinge system providing permanent power transfer without losing the visual aspect of a flush interior design. With TECTUS Energy the door leaf receives an invisible, guaranteed and permanent energy supply from the frame without weakening the structure. The technology offers electronic compatibility with all the most popular designs for locks and fittings with this new hinge preserving all the outstanding features of the award winning TECTUS look – a symbiosis of design, function and innovative door geometry.

TECTUS Energy: Fully concealed with integrated permanent energy transfer

Door opening at Savoy 01.04.2011

The re-opening in October of London’s prestigious Savoy Hotel, following an ambitious 3 year restoration, encompasses new interiors designed by world renowned Pierre Yves Rochon. The project required architectural ironmongery of the highest standards of performance and appearance and Architects Reardon Smith, in collaboration with leading London hardware contractor FRANCHI plc, selected SIMONSWERK door hinges. In total over 5,000 pairs of ball race solid brass CE marked button tip hinges have been fitted making this hotel project one of the most important and outstanding ironmongery installations in the UK. The 268 guest bedrooms include a luxurious new Royal Suite and 38 suites with stunning views over the river Thames - all fitted with SIMONSWERK hinges.

Door opening at Savoy

High spec for “The Lancasters” 01.04.2011

The Lancasters apartments combine lavish contemporary living with Victorian style and not surprisingly therefore the project required classic design conscious architectural ironmongery with exceptional technical performance. London’s leading Architectural Ironmongers John Planck Ltd had nohesitation inspecifying the multi-award winning TECTUS door hinges from leading manufacturer SIMONSWERK. In total over 1,500 TECTUS door hinges in a bright nickel plated finish have been supplied to this luxurious property development adding to the already outstanding reputation SIMONSWERK UK have secured in the residential, leisure and commercial building sector. The Lancasters in Bayswater was originally an elegant French Renaissance style terrace of 15 magnificent stucco-fronted grade 2 listed houses dating from the mid nineteenth century. The restoration by London developers Northacre PLC and Minerva, Architects Nilsson Ltd and Interior Designers Intarya is due for completion in summer 2011 and boasts 77 properties including 10 penthouses and 2 town houses with over 800 windows and 1650 doors.

High spec for “The Lancasters”