Get a Handle on Add-on Sales /Other/ASSA/ASSA%20ABLOY/PVCu-Chrome%20finish.jpg Yale has expanded its range of replacement handles, which when sold alongside the new Doormaster™ replacement multipoint lock range, facilitates significant add-on sales. The concept of ‘saving a door’ rather than replacing it when its multipoint lock fails has mass market appeal, offering consumers the opportunity to affordably upgrade worn or broken door furniture and lock sets. Yale’s stylish replacement handles are simple to fit and are suitable for PVCu, timber, and composite doors. With a complete range including Standard Security long and short backplate handles, Universal adjustable handles and Maximum Security handles, Yale now offers merchants and retailers the chance to sell a compact, yet comprehensive handle range, all from one source. Standard Security handles are available in short backplate (122mm fixing lug centres) and long backplate (215mm fixing lug centres), and have been tested in accordance with BS EN 1906:2002 and BS EN 1670:2007 for performance and durability. The Universal handle features adjustable fixing points, covering 95 percent of the doorsets with 92mm lock centres on the market, radically reducing the need for time-consuming door preparation on site. Finally, the Maximum Security handle has been developed for use in conjunction with Yale Kitemarked British Standard euro profile cylinders to meet PAS 24 requirements.The Maximum Security handle offers a built in cylinder guard and solid machined backplate to provide extra protection against handle and cylinder manipulation or attack. At the same time, strong steel lugs and stainless steel M6 screws ensure the handle resists attack for longer. Hazel Whittingham, Yale Product Manager, said: “Yale wants to help merchants and retailers maximise their sales potential. By ‘saving the door’ from replacement when a multipoint lock fails, the Doormaster™ range creates opportunities for merchants and retailers to sell other replacement products, which instantly improve the security and appearance of the door. “The Maximum Security handle offers protection for homeowners against handle and cylinder attack such as snapping or bumping, and together with the Standard Security and Universal replacement handles are durable and quick and easy to install. Plus, merchants and retailers can benefit from offering these products from one source, a brand that homeowners will both recognise and trust.” Spindles and fixing screws are supplied with all handles to accommodate different door widths, and the handles are available in a choice of durable finishes. For more details on Yale’s new range of handles or its other products for PVCu doors, please visit www.yale.co.uk or contact your local Yale sales representative.