We’ve been delivering door cylinder locks for commercial, industrial, healthcare and educational clients for more than 25 years.
Over that time we’ve built a team of technicians who combine old fashioned hands on experience with a commitment to utilising the power of the latest technology. Architectural ironmongers come to us because they know that we can work quickly and deliver to scale without risking any drop in quality.
They also know that we carry the kind of accreditations which guarantee the security of the systems we install, from Adapta cylinders at entry level all the way up to high security Kite Marked TS007 3, as well as leading brands such as Assa Abloy and Cisa.
What is Architectural Ironmonery?
Architectural ironmongers design and create decorative pieces of hardware for use within building construction. An architectural ironmonger has a large variety of different materials to choose from, but they primarily use iron, steel, and brass for their work.
The most commonly used form of hardware is hinges; an architectural ironmonger will also regularly make door handles, window pulls, and more complicated items such as locks and keys.
Their role in regards to the latter is vital for combining design and aesthetics with the security of your home or commercial building; for this reason, the practise of architectural ironmongery requires certification, and strict adherence to legislation and industry standards.
The Guild of Architectural Ironmongers remains a cornerstone for guiding architectural ironmongers in their industry and can provide comprehensive information regarding this industry.
How can Architectural Ironmongers take advantage of Master Key Systems?
There are several benefits to be gained from the collaboration between an architectural ironmonger and Master Key Systems.
MKS are well versed with bringing to life the designs of architectural ironmongers, and can do this in a speedy fashion whilst adhering to some of the most vital parts of an architectural ironmonger’s work; these include ensuring access control and door security, high quality and consistency across our products, and maintaining an aesthetic you can be proud of.
Access Control and Door Security
Architectural ironmongers have to meet a plethora of standards in regards to the nature of their work; door security is foremost since doors offer emergency exits and routes for escape, safety through isolation of dangerous areas or in emergencies such as fires, privacy and security through locks, and much more.
In addition to this is the access needed by landlords or other peoples across a building through a master key system, in order to monitor and ensure safety and welfare is prioritised.
The range of door lock cylinder products offered by Master Key Systems combines complete door security with different types of trackable access control, depending on which product you use. Master Key Systems offer innovative solutions to your door security problems; for instance, our respective Anti-Snap and Bump Resistant locks are designed to prevent any tampering of your locks and illegal access to your premises, ensuring our customers’ total peace of mind.
When working with a Master Key Restricted Section, the suite owner can only obtain extra keys from Master Key Systems direct. For systems supplied by locksmiths, the locksmith themselves must contact MKS or alternatively authorise for the end-user to buy directly.
For this to work successfully, full written approval is required from the locksmith or landlord which confirms that the key holder can buy directly.
The Service we Provide
In general terms, architectural ironmongers come to us with a very clear idea of what they need and rely on us to turn those ideas into a reality quickly and efficiently. We can do this thanks to our hard-earned knowledge of architectural ironmonger requirements in general and of the specific needs of locations such as care homes, nursing homes, hospitals, schools and academies, commercial properties and residential lettings.
As a small independent family firm, we pride ourselves on delivering a personal service tailored to each individual client, at the same time as always being ahead of the curve when it comes to utilising the latest technological advances in the field.
If you’re an architectural ironmonger with complex and highly specific requirements which need to be met at speed and with quality, then please contact us today.
Our production team has been together for more than 15 years and we’re ready and waiting to deliver the solution you need.