Coming Soon: The Inward-Opening Letterplate
Published on 18 January, 2022Latest News
Coming soon to UAP: A new letterplate with a traditional inward-opening flap.
When UAP developed the TS008 system, we always envisaged introducing a range of different products that could mix and match to give our customers a wide variety of options, covering different styles of doors, and suitable for a diverse range of end users. We developed the first TS008 based on our Framemaster design which has been popular for the last 20 years. We then developed a Slim Internal to give a sleeker design, which is very popular in New Builds.
The New Build markets and emerging Retail market will need to offer the end consumer additional choice – we therefore developed two new external letterplate components that can match to our Soterian or Soterian Slim models seamlessly.
The design concept was to develop a letterplate that was the opposite to the existing letterplate on the market with an outward-rotating flap. We went back in time and studied Victorian letterplates and the ever-popular inward opening systems that have been in existence for generations. We took that concept and then added our Nanocoast technology to it to give it a long lasting, super shiny surface finish. Then, we made the look and feel modern with its rounded and bevelled edges. The end result is a super sleek, high quality, modern looking letterplate that will enhance any door. Available in three finishes, Mirror Polished Stainless Steel, Satin Stainless Steel and PVD Gold coated Stainless Steel, these products are perfect for any high-end retail application.
The inward-opening letterplate is designed for 44mm – 54mm composite and timber doors, and will be teamed with the Soterian Slim internal section, the most compact letterplate on the market, allowing for full unrestricted door opening. The letterplate’s pivoting stay mechanism reduces the internal flap opening for protection against ‘key fishing’ and lock manipulation. There are no visible fixings on the exterior, like our other letterplates, which prevents the outer frame from being unscrewed. Finally, the letterplate will feature a quick and easy five-step fitting process.