Fasteners from Rapierstar trusted by leading brands
Rapierstar fasteners are helping specifiers and maintenance managers to ensure quality, performance and delivery reliability in their window and door upgrading and new build programmes to achieve the highest tenant satisfaction ratings.
Despite their small size, fasteners play a huge role in the way a window or door operates and retains its robustness and structural integrity over its service life. This is why it is vital to specify the correct types of fasteners and make sure their supply chain partner can be trusted to provide the right solutions for every project.
Rapierstar’s fastener expertise spans more than 25 years, with a team of technical specialists who work across the UK and Ireland advising specifiers and window and door manufacturers and installers to ensure the correct grade of steel, fastener size, headform, thread design and more are selected for every application. Important guidance on how to avoid premature corrosion of window and door hinges and ensuring that the fasteners are compliant with PAS 24 / Secured by Design and fire door specifications are typical of the specialist advice it provides.
With the most advanced fastener R&D and testing facility of its kind in the UK, Rapierstar is unique in its class-leading support to all the major PVC-U profile systems manufacturers, hardware companies and window and door fabricators.
VEKA, for example, use only Rapierstar fasteners in their UK Technical Workshop which is where it innovates and develops new solutions for the fenestration sector, and fire rated doorsets produced by West Port utilise a suite of Rapierstar fasteners to ensure assured passive fire protection. Leading window fabricators including Shepley, Stevenswood and Merlin Network also trust the Rapierstar brand.
Assurances on fastener quality and specification advice go hand-in-hand with supply chain reliability too. With more than one billion fasteners stocked at its 100,000 sq. ft. Cheshire distribution centre, Rapierstar works harder than any other window and door fastener supplier to ensure fabricators and installers have the screws they need, when they need them, with its on-time in full delivery record of over 99.5% for 2018-19 testament to this. This is crucial for window and door contracts to be delivered as planned and reducing the risk of untraceable product substitution in the event of fastener supplies unexpectedly running out – an issue that will undermine window and door specifications.
To find out more visit the Rapierstar website or call 01260 223311.