Titon’s Aluminium Proves a Tower of Strength in Blackpool - Jun 2012

Leading ventilation and hardware expert Titon has supplied 42 ‘Fireman’s Axe’ handles, to one of the greatest icons of British Victorian engineering – Blackpool Tower.

The aluminium window fittings were specified by Macclesfield-based window manufacturer, KAT UK Ltd. Carol Sherlock, General Manager, KAT UK said: "The ‘Fireman’s Axe’ handles, from Titon provided a robust and flexible solution for our requirements, fitting directly on replacement windows, they are both versatile and easy to fit, with unique customised designs. We required a durable and bespoke product specifically created for windows in controlled environments this made them the perfect choice for this project. Titon proved a very reliable partner, we were absolutely delighted with the outcome and we hope visitors to Blackpool Tower will enjoy the finished result for many years to come." The installation was carried out by Blackpool-based Macdale Windows and Conservatories Ltd.

Titon’s ‘Fireman’s axe’ handles are designed to provide security and complete peace of mind, as their innovative design prevents anyone opening a window that does not have the correct tool to operate the handle. They were originally designed for use on the continent to allow firemen to gain entry as the hole in these handles was the right shape to enable one part of the fireman’s axe to operate the handle and open the window.

Available in powder coated or anodised finishes, Titon’s specialised range, provide specifiers and fabricators with a choice of products to help them meet the complexities and variations in a broad range of applications.
Titon’s extensive range of window hardware provides a great selection of hinges, pivots and locking systems. There is a choice of different opening formats, combined with handles, locks and restrictors to enable specifiers and fabricators to select the best combination for virtually any application. Most of the product lines have been specified and used over many years and all feature high levels of manufacturing quality and inherent durability.

Julian Wiseman, Sales Director (Aluminium), Titon, said: "Our aluminium range combines top quality manufacturing with versatility and we work incredibly hard to deliver the kind of products that specifiers and fabricators insist upon to meet a broad range of requirements. We hope Titon’s fittings, vents and hardware for aluminium doors and windows, along with the members of our knowledgeable and experienced team, will combine in making all of our trade customers lives a little easier."

Find further information on Titon's range of aluminium window fittings by calling 01206 713800; where Titon’s dedicated sales team can offer advice and prices.