'The decision to switch 100% to Yale locks was an easy one' Birmingham based trade fabricator Flair Windows has recently switched fully to the Yale Mantis 3 door lock for its Kömmerling PVCu single and double doors. Originally Flair used Mantis on just their PAS24 doors but decided to fit them ‘across the board’ following positive feedback from customers and installers. Flair advises that, in addition to the lock’s performance, the instant brand recognition that comes with all Yale’s products as standard was a major reason to move exclusively to the product. The locks are supplied by VBH, who provide Flair with greenteQ and Yale hardware for their PVCu and aluminium production lines. The lock is part of a Yale/greenteQ hardware package that has been tested to PAS24 at BSI. The resulting certification enables Flair’s installer customers to quote for new-build work as they can produce documented evidence that their doors meet the requirements of Document Q. Flair was recently presented with Certificates of Excellence for its doors, windows and PremiFold slide and swing products by VBH. The certificates state the hardware required for Flair’s products to meet the Document Q standard, and are prominently displayed for customers to view. Other PAS24 products coming out of Flair’s factory include aluminium bi-fold doors using the greenteQ Clearspan hardware system, and tilt and turn windows. Dan Powell of VBH says ‘Flair is a prime example of a company who constantly seeks ways to help their customers sell, as they demonstrated last year with the introduction of PremiFold. ‘By supplying Document Q-ready products fitted with market leading Yale and greenteQ hardware they are once again providing their customers with the tools needed to be successful in new markets.’ Adrian Keegan of Flair added ‘The decision to switch 100% to Yale locks was an easy one for us as it standardises our products at a high quality level and reduces our stock holding. ‘The fact that we can now supply so many PAS24 and Document Q approved products across doors, windows and patios means that we are in a position to quote for larger, more prestigious jobs than ever before, including new-build contracts. VBH have been invaluable in helping us get to where we want to be.’ Further information on Flair’s product range can obtained from www.flairwindows.com or by calling 0121 624 5001.