UAP pull handles have been created with usability and effectiveness in mind, and undergo a rigorous and thorough inspection before delivery in their very own Testing Centre. When designing these pull handles, several door manufacturers were consulted during the process to ensure that they met the desired requirements of the majority. One of UAP’s main aims was to guarantee that their pull handles did not have any of the downfalls which may be present on other pull handles which are currently available on the market.
David Jennings, MD at UAP, explains, “The first thing that we decided to do was to make each pull handle from 1.5mm thick 304 grade stainless steel, and made it part of the unique UAP Nanocoast range. The UAP Nanocoast collection of door hardware has been designed specifically for areas which are within a 25 mile radius of the coast, or within 5 miles of highly populated industrial areas.”
“Each pull handle has been salt spray tested to ASTM B117 for a minimum of 2,000 hours, and comes with an industry first LIFETIME guarantee! Our fantastic pull handles will not pit, rust or corrode-regardless of what environments they are exposed to! We then made the pull handle have a much sturdier, more robust construction with a 38mm diameter. This also makes it far easier to grip the handle, especially for people who have got arthritis or limited hand movement. So with that said, it is an incredibly durable type of bar.”
He continues, “We decided against using a thinner up-stand and welding. Using a 38mm bar against a 38mm straight bar gives a more effective and aesthetically-pleasing product. The bolt through fixing gives a neater finish and, as Stainless Steel 304 is used, the product will not pit or rust. Each UAP pull handle comes with an Allen Key and 2 Allen Bolts on each of the up-stands. These bolts are all made from top quality 304 grade stainless steel. And every pull handle has 2 fixing points with an individual plate on each.”
“What makes UAP pull handles really stand out from crowd is the 3 different fixing methods available; namely hidden fixings, bolt through and back to back. Due to these fixing procedures, customers also have the option of sending the door to the site without the pull handle on. This will prevent damage on site or in transit. The door will simply be sent with the fixings on, and the installation would be completed on-site.”
“Pull handles with hidden fixings come with two fixing points, each with an individual plate. These are fitted to timber and wooden doors using three separate screws. The pull handle then attaches onto the plates, and is secured with the Allen bolts. The internal fixings are not visible on the door.”
“The bolt through method uses a brass thread reducer; this is included in one of the two accessory kits. The brass thread reducer has a 1.5mm thread on the outside which will thread into the upstand. On the internal of the reducer is an N8, which is an 8mm bolt through. The N8 provides an ideal position for an internal bolt to fit through. The two Allen bolts give extra protection against vibrations that may take effect on a main road, causing bolts to come undone. With Allen bolts this will no longer happen!”
David concludes, “Finally, we have developed a system which is incredibly easy to use, and which will reduce fitting times to just seconds. Included in the second accessory kit are two plates which have holes all the way through. Once the plate is fitted on the inside of the door, the bolt can be pushed through the plate and screwed into the brass reducer. The internal pull handle would then be fitted using the hidden fix system. This offers an extremely strong back to back fixing method!”
UAP pull handles are all in stock now, available in a number of different sizes from 400mm all the way through to 1800mm. They are also available in both straight and offset versions! For more information on the full UAP pull handle range, please visit www.uapcorporate.com or call their friendly sales team on 0161 796 7268!