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As part of its ongoing refurbishment programme, Edinburgh College is fitting HOPPE’s Quick-Fit Plus door handles to its internal doors as the quick, easy and smart alternative to traditionally fitted handles.

Architectural Ironmongers West Lothian Hardware introduced the college’s maintenance department to the HOPPE Quick-Fit Plus handles when they were looking for a smart, tamper-proof solution for a problem with colleges existing handles. “The college’s estates department were looking to fit new handles because the old ones were beginning to look past their best,” says West Lothian Hardware’s Alan McEwan. “The old handles had had roses pulled off, screw holes were showing and they really did look untidy. Because the Quick-Fit Plus handles come with an integral rose they resist vandalism, and there’s no screw holes so they really do look smart. The whole team at the College has found them easy to install – there’s not even a need for tools to fit them!”

The college maintenance team has already fitted over sixty pairs of Quick-Fit Plus handles at the college’s Milton Road campus and find them a doddle to fix in double quick time. “These handles are so easy to fit, they really are the no-hassle option for us because the handle, rose and escutcheon simply push together into position in a matter of seconds with a click,” says Edinburgh College’s Gary Grieve. “They really look the part once they are on too!” More HOPPE Quick-Fit Plus handles will be fitted across the college’s three other sites as part of the ongoing maintenance programme.

HOPPE’s patented Quick-Fit plus connection is the next step on from the company’s tried and tested Quick-Fit system. It comprises stylish handles plus flat roses and escutcheons which are just 2mm thick and come in round and square versions offering myriad design options. They are especially well suited to refurb projects like Edinburgh College thanks to the extra large roses and escutcheons in the range.

HOPPE’s reckons the Quick-Fit plus system could save up to 75% fixing time on site but the new connection system does not compromise the outstanding performance characteristics of its handles.  Quick-Fit plus handles will continue to comply with BS EN1906: 2002 Grade 3 and corrosion resistance to EN1670 Grade 4 on all finishes.

For additional durability, Resista surface protection, which offers a 10 year guaranteed finish, has now been upgraded to 20 years for Quick-Fit plus handles, ensuring an attractive look for years to come.

Founded in 1988 HOPPE (UK) Ltd is a market leader in the field of door and window hardware. Based in Wolverhampton, where it operates from a purpose built state-of-the-art distribution centre, HOPPE UK is committed to serving customers with pride. HOPPE’s products have been tested to meet the latest European and British standards, offering quality and innovation to all sectors of the market. The company is part of the family-owned HOPPE group with manufacturing plants across Europe and North America and more than 3000 employees.

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