Allegion Expands Brio Door Portfolio
Allegion has announced the introduction of simultaneous and telescopic action kits for its Brio sliding door range.
Used in conjunction with Brio Single Run and Zero Clearance systems, these accessories allow Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and distributors to offer an additional product to the standard straight sliding hardware, whilst enabling end-users to move doors with less effort, but with increased control.
Suitable for commercial and residential applications, both accessories can accommodate different building designs with panels sliding to one or both sides. Users also have the freedom to choose how to install the accessories as both can be surface mounted and hidden in pockets.
Enabling a safer and quieter operation, the Brio Simultaneous Action Kit allows bi-parting doors to operate in unison, creating an opening of two metres. A first for Brio, this kit is perfect for use in residential, healthcare, education and commercial buildings.
The Brio Telescopic Action Kit allows two or three stacked panels to open or close progressively, so that they arrive in the open or closed position at the same time, across an opening for a 3-metre-wide doorway. This eliminates the need to manually handle each door, making it the ideal accessory for residential, commercial, office fit outs or hospitals.
Included in the Simultaneous Action Kit is a clamped pulley, belt connector, belt clamp, floor guide and toothed belt, whilst the Telescopic Action Kit comes with a clamped toothed belt, floor guide, pulley, datum block, clamp retainer, belt clamp and door guide. The fully functional kits allow these to be easily installed on site.
David Newton, Brio UK general manager, says: “Adding these timeless accessories to our portfolio strengthens Brio’s position in the growing sliding door market – allowing us to provide exactly what our customers are looking for.
“One of the greatest benefits for OEMs and distributors is that they now have the opportunity to offer customers an extra add-on accessory to the standard straight sliding door hardware. The products also allow architectural ironmongers to expand their offering to customers.
“For end-users, not only are these accessories easy to install and can be assembled on site, but paired with the sleek design, they create a statement the moment you step into a room.”
With a discrete hardware design, the kits do not require a bottom guide channel. This allows for a clear passageway with no interruption when entering a room – reducing tripping hazards and making them ideal for schools or care homes.
The Simultaneous Action and Telescopic Action kits have been tested in Brio’s Regents Park Facility to ensure it meets local standards.