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 HiTECH Blinds are celebrating their first birthday, and an action- packed twelve months that’s seen them quickly rise to become one of the UK’s most innovative and respected integrated blind suppliers.
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A best-in-class Sinidex security window lock is the latest innovation to be unveiled by hardware experts Caldwell.
security,” comments Caldwell Sales Director Tim Ferkin. This new product allows fabricators to offer a fully accredited PAS24 product without the expense of other twin cams and shoot bolt systems currently on the market.
   The brainchild of industry veteran Nigel Greening and two experienced directors from aluminium fabricator AGF, Mike Yerrell and Michelle Scotney, HiTECH was formed as a response to what its founders saw as low standards in the existing integral blinds sector.
perform exceptionally, however – they’re also extremely customisable. The company offers dual-coloured slats to match dual-coloured frames, and can also produce double and triple-glazed units with Georgian bars and other decorative elements.
The cutting-edge security lock incorporates floating mushroom technology by the firm’s well-regarded subsidiary Cotswold, allowing it to offer robust security performance and excellent tolerance, even with sash drops of up to 6.5mm.
“We’re also extremely excited to be launching our complete casement window kit later in the year. Alongside the Sinidex security lock, we will be launching the all-new Ultra Stay. This will all be backed up with a 10 year “Cotswold commitment”. This all-new Sinidex casement package will provide fabricators with a high-level performance window, which is both PAS24 and Secured By Design accredited.”
Joined by long-serving blinds expert Ian Woolley, the team set about designing a product that excelled on all fronts.
Company director Michele Scotney
comments: “We set ourselves the
task of developing the best integrated
blinds on the market, backed by
brilliant customer service, and we’ve
been able to achieve that quicker
than we thought possible. But at the
same time, we’re not complacent.
We’re ambitious about the future –
and in the next twelve months and
beyond, we want to show the industry
just how good integral blinds can be.”   tolerance levels and excellent
Magnet-operated for blissfully easy operation, and offering BS EN 1279- accreditation robustness and weather-resistance, the blinds have been successfully cycle-tested to 10,000 cycles. They come backed-up with a no-nonsense 10-year guarantee. The blinds don’t just
The lock will eventually form part of a full casement window set from Caldwell, along with hinges and handles.
Since its foundation in 1888, Caldwell has developed a reputation for its high-quality window and door hardware.
The high-specification product also includes bi-directional locking cams, and as well as being tested to PAS24 standards, comes with a Secured by Design accreditation and a ten-year guarantee.
“The Sinidex security lock has been designed to offer industry-leading

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