While Titon is well-known for its trickle ventilators, it has many more strings to its bow. Indeed, since being established in 1972, the company has always designed, manufactured and sold a huge range of window and door hardware – including handles, hinges and locking systems.
The quality of the products available has resulted in Titon’s hardware being purchased and widely used over the years throughout the UK and the rest of the world, by housebuilders, local authorities, non-residential developers, social landlords and private individuals alike.
As a manufacturer, Titon has always invested heavily in research and development, enabling the company to use the latest technology to ensure its products remain both innovative and cost effective. Titon has even created AREA 24, its own specialist research, development and testing division, dedicated to ensuring hardware adheres to the latest industry standards, such as PAS 24.
In addition to its own products, Titon also distributes hardware from renowned names such as Maco, Securistyle and Kenrick. However, the company is much more than just a warehouse holding other manufacturers’ products, as it still provides unrivalled support, thanks to a wealth of in-house technical knowledge and expertise.
Commenting on the plethora of hardware products available, Tyson Anderson, Sales and Marketing Director at Titon, said: “Although many people associate Titon with ventilation, our ability to produce window and door hardware dates back a long way, to when we first began manufacturing our own handles in the early 1970s. Since then, we have developed our facilities and portfolio to include items such as friction hinges, high security shootbolts and door cylinders. We can cater to a price sensitive market, across premium areas in window and door materials – including timber, PVCu and aluminium.“
One of the flagship hardware products offered by Titon is the Asterion high security door cylinder. This anti-intervention profile door cylinder is TS007 Kitemarked 3-Star by the BSI in accordance with the latest stringent industry requirements, as well as tested to BS EN 1303:2005. It also has Secured by Design (SBD) status for providing resistance to criminal attack.
Then there is Titon’s extensive range of handles, espagnolettes, and hinge and locking systems. These include the Select and Overture window handles which feature push button opening, self latching closure, refined ergonomics, easy operation to reduce wear and tear and a high quality finish, thanks to Titon’s rigorous quality assurance methods.
Furthermore, Titon’s range of espagnolettes and shoot bolts are easy to operate and simple to adjust. They provide added security over traditional window handles and keep closures and have been designed for easy fabrication with simple fixings. The products are complemented by hinges and hinge systems, including tilt-and-turn options and fully reversible window gear.