Hardware specialist VBH advises that timber double doors can now benefit from the new Mullion Free Double Door Lock system from MACO.
The system utilises two C-TS lever operated locks with vertical shootbolts, which combine to provide a secure central meeting stile with a smooth locking action. The lock on the master leaf locks into that on the slave leaf, but only after the slave lock has been thrown into its locked position, eliminating the risk of leaving doors only half secured.
The master lock features solid steel hooks for excellent security, helping the lock to achieve a pass at PAS24:2012 and Secured by Design (SBD) approval.
By fitting a C-TS split spindle kit, the lock can be converted from a standard lever/lever operation to a split spindle style for doors where access should only be available from outside via a key.
VBH Timber Product Manager Simon Eshelby states ‘The MACO Mullion Free system simplifies the construction of timber double doors as there is no need for a floating mullion. A 10 year guarantee, along with PAS24 and SBD approval are testament to the strength and security of the locks, while the C-TS lock case and tapered hooks provide a very smooth operation, too. It’s proving to be an excellent addition to the VBH timber range.’
More on the MACO Mullion Free door lock can be downloaded from www.vbhgb.com or can be requested by calling VBH on 01634 263300.