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Securistyle Defender and Sterling Friction Hinges, PN Combi Window Hinge System, Maco RAIL Espagnolette & Maco Door Locks, Bembridge RNLI Lifeboat Station, Isle of Wight

Development:  Lifeboat Station

Site:  Bembridge RNLI Lifeboat Station, Isle of Wight

Manufacturer:  Period & Modern Joinery

Specifier (for hinges, espagnolettes & locks): Spiller Architectiural Ironmongery

Window Material:  Timber

Completion Date:  September 2010

Titon Products Used:

The new Bembridge RNLI lifeboat station on the Isle of Wight, has been fitted with a range of Titon supplied window and door hardware including Securistyle’s Defender and Sterling friction hinges, PN’s Combi window hinge system, tri-coated Maco RAIL espagnolettes, and Maco door locks.

As part of a £7.6m overhaul, the RNLI’s high tech facility was fitted with Iroko timber framed windows because of their strength and durability, which were manufactured by Isle of Wight based Period & Modern Joinery. Once complete the new lifeboat station will house the charity’s latest class of offshore rescue boat, The Tamar.

The hinges, espagnolettes and locks were specified by Yeovil based Spiller Architectural Ironmongery. Commenting about Titon, Spiller’s Manager, Gary Hewitt, said: “The RNLI needs to source products that are resistant to corrosion and manufactured to the highest standards - that’s why we chose Titon and its range of tri-coated products. All of them are well produced and the tri-coating ensures longevity. Plus you can rely on the team at Titon for their knowledge and advice as well as their quick and speedy supply.”

Dating back to 1867, the lifeboat station has been at the heart of the island’s community for generations, rescuing distressed mariners in the Solent and the busy shipping lanes of the English Channel. Over 900 lives have been saved by the volunteer crews at Bembridge, ten of whom have been presented with awards for gallantry.

Securistyle Defender friction hinges are also suitable for domestic applications on side or top hung windows. All versions of the Defender friction hinge are available in both ferritic and austenitic stainless steel in a variety of sizes and stack heights, giving the specifier and window manufacturer plenty of options. Restricted, non-restricted and easy clean egress versions are available and the patented asymmetrical end cap provides an efficient locating system. For commercial applications, Securistyle’s Sterling friction hinge can be used on side or top hung windows and gives superior window balancing. They offer excellent weight carrying capacity and are particularly well suited for curtain walling applications.

PN Combi window hinge systems are designed to give flexible yet standardised manufacture of windows. The hinge is designed for common profiling of all window types to allow optimum utilisation of production machinery. They are also available in top hung projecting, top swing, side hung projecting, side swing and various flag hinges for doors.

The Maco RAIL epagnolette is designed for side hung or top hung applications with adjustable mushroom cams for profiles with eurogroove and is available in a range of lengths with two backsets and three cam heights. The multipoint locking espagnolette is compatible with all standard espagnolette handles with 43mm fixing centres with a 7mm square spindle and is capable of achieving BS7950.

Maco door locks are operated by internal and external lever handles. The G-TS door lock has a standard lift lever operation and the W-TS lock has a split spindle operation, making it more suitable for some front door applications. 20mm throw top and bottom shootbolt extensions can be fitted on most lock styles and are suitable for both residential and double door applications. Maco door locks are available with compression cams for increased weather performance.

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