Leading independent hardware supplier Carl F Groupco has confirmed that the popular FUHR 870 Type 8 Emergency Exit multipoint door lock now meets the new UKCA standard. John Crittenden, Managing Director of Carl F Groupco, said: “The FUHR 870 lock is one of our most popular products so it was important to confirm it would have the correct accreditations when the CE mark is no longer recognised in this country. We liaised with the product team at FUHR to confirm all the correct certifications were in place.”
The government has announced it intends to end recognition of the European CE mark in Great Britain by 1 January 2023. Instead, products must be tested and certified by a UK-recognised approved body. To indicate a product conforms to the relevant standards, the UKCA mark must be affixed to products.
John said: “We see it as our responsibility to support our customers by being ahead of the curve. So checking our products conform to the latest regulations is an important part of our customer commitment.”
The FUHR 870 Type 8 Emergency Exit multipoint door lock allows a door to be opened at any time to provide an emergency exit from the inside. From the outside, access can be provided using a key. After opening, the cylinder must be locked to regain full security. It is suitable for use on PVC-U, aluminium, composite and timber doors. Single and double door options are available.
Carl F Groupco stocks a comprehensive range of hardware products that meet every trend and project requirement. They also work closely with their customers and offer next-level technical support to proactively solve hardware problems, offer advice and find solutions. Confirming the status of the FUHR 870 Type 8 Emergency Exit multipoint door lock is a perfect example of their proactive approach. It’s why the company has a decades-long track record and is one of the UK’s leading independent hardware suppliers.