One of the UK’s leading window and door manufacturers, Nationwide Windows has heaped praise on Avocet’s Affinity 3D hinge – a product that is so simple it can be adjusted using just an Allen key. Daryl Cashmore, operations director of Nationwide, said: “We’ve been using Avocet’s 3D hinge for close to two years and in that time not one of our installers has had a bad word to say about it.” Nationwide’s supply only clients have also been quick to praise the level and ease of the hinge adjustment, highlighting it as a real benefit. “Put simply,” added Daryl. “Avocet’s 3D hinge is the best and easiest to use on the market.” The 3D hinge, which is available as an individual product or as part of Avocet’s Composite Door Hardware Package, is PAS024 compliant, has Secured by Design approval, can hold up to 150kg on three hinges, is available in a huge range of colours, and doesn’t require face fixed flag fixings. In addition, as the only truly active 3D butt hinge available for composite doors in the UK it can be actively adjusted in three dimensions without needing to reset the door position. And because the product is so simple to adjust the only tool an installer will need is an Allen key. Christopher Burrows, Avocet Hardware’s head of UK sales (window & door hardware division), said: “To say we’re proud of the 3D hinge would be an understatement of massive proportions. It demonstrates everything good about Avocet in terms of product development and innovation, and is a clear indication of where we’re planning to take the company under the ownership of the Jain family.” “As a manufacturer we are fully aware that you live or die by the quality of your products, and what we’ve found under the new ownership is that our products don’t just stand up to scrutiny, they pass with flying colours.” “And what’s more – they’re getting better because we are committing more people and more money to product development than ever before.” Avocet’s Composite Door Hardware Package contains only high quality, Secured by Design approved product solutions. In addition to the 3D hinge are its Affinity door handles, Affinity face fit door knocker, Affinity letter plate, and the ABS snap secure cylinder lock – the only retrofit lock on the market with Sold Secure’s Diamond stand and the TS007 3-star kitemark. The company’s confident in these products is such that the package is offered with a £2,000 door security guarantee, which means that if a break-in occurs as a direct result of one of them being at fault then Avocet will provide £1,000 to replace the door and £1,000 in compensation to the homeowner. For additional information on Avocet Hardware visit www.avocet-hardware.co.uk or call 01484 711700.