When designing the UAP Pull Handles we consulted with several door manufacturers during the design process to ensure our pull handles met the desired specifications of the majority. We also did not want to have any of the downfalls that may be present on other pull handles in the market.
The first thing we decided to do was make each pull handle from 1.5mm thick 316 grade stainless steel, and made it part of the UAP Nanocoast range. The UAP Nanocoast range of products are specifically designed for areas which are within a 25 mile radius of the coast, or within 5 miles of highly populated industrial areas. Each pull handle has been salt spray tested to ASTM B117 for 2,000 hours, and comes with an industry first LIFETIME coating guarantee, as the pull handle will not pit, rust or corrode no matter what environments you put them in!
We then made the pull handle have a much sturdier construction with a 38mm diameter. This also makes it easier to grip the handle, especially for people who have got arthritis or limited hand movement. So with that said, it is a more robust type of bar. We decided against using a thinner up-stand and welding. Using a 38mm bar against a 38mm straight bar gives a more robust and better looking product. The bolt through fixing gives a neater finish and as Stainless Steel 316 is used, the product will not rust and so there will be no leakage if it rains.
What makes the pull handle really stand out is the 3 different fixing methods available – hidden fixings, bolt though and back to back fixings. Due to the fixing methods, customers also have the option of sending the door to the site without the pull handle on, this will prevent damage in transit or on site. The door will simply be sent with the fixings on and the installation would be completed on site.
The UAP Door Knob has a very contemporary design, and has been produced to a very high standard. It is very high quality, with hidden fixings. This means internal fixings are not visible, creating a much cleaner and smoother look on the inside of the door.
To make the door furniture suite together, we have also introduced a range of UAP escutcheons which are designed go around the UAP euro cylinders in order to create a professional looking door. These escutcheons can be suited to the UAP door knob in order to give a colour matched door hardware solution!