Fabricators and installers have for many years faced the perennial problem of vertical sliding windows not visually matching external doors. Perfectly matching decorative hardware for the two product areas has always eluded them. In a first to market, ERA has now solved this challenge. The security expert has upgraded all of its decorative hardware options for vertical sliding windows so that they now feature the unique Fab&Fix Hardex finish in eight colours.

This means that fabricators and installers will now be able to benefit from a full aesthetically matching family of products for vertical sliding windows, harmonised in design style, and perfectly co-ordinating with casement windows and doors too. Fab&Fix from ERA is the only brand to offer a choice of perfectly matching hardware with the unique Hardex finish, and is the broadest range on the market.

Backed by over five years’ worth of research, this resilient coating can withstand up to 1,000 hours of salt spray testing, resulting in one of the most durable finishes on the market. In addition to the usual colours of white, black, chrome and polished gold, more colour options give fabricators and installers more potential to differentiate themselves from competitors. Hardex Bronze, for example, is a great alternative to pewter for a modern aesthetic; Hardex Graphite affords a classy, brushed steel effect for a contemporary look; and Antique Black is ideal for recreating the ‘hammered’ aesthetic of a period property.

ERA’s range of matching hardware for vertical sliding windows includes sash eyes, sash lifts, bow handles, sash pulls, knobs, standard and high security cam locks, flat fitch catches, keeps and travel restrictors.

Cam Locks and knobs are available in the following three distinct decorative hardware lines: Classic, Heritage and Architectural to accommodate all building styles, be they traditional or contemporary, domestic or commercial.

ERA Everywhere

Fabricators and installers signing up to an ‘ERA Everywhere’ account can find out more about Fab&Fix Hardex and benefit from several features including:

  • Exclusive access to place orders online
  • Personalised ‘Quick Order Form’ gives flexibility to save frequently purchased items for fast re-ordering
  • See recent orders, review invoices and reorder based on any previous order
  • Find detailed product information, data sheets, images, drawings and all prices in one place
  • Accessible 24/7

Visit or contact the sales team on 01922 490 000 or email