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The multi-million-pound refurbishment and extension of an impressive residential property in Yorkshire have recently been completed featuring a full-door hardware and access control suite from Em-B Solutions. The refurbishment, by ALP architects in York, features a safe room, top-level access control systems, and a full complement of handsome antique bronze door and window furniture.

Em-B scheduled door furniture from the Croft Horizon range, plus matching escutcheons and bathroom door and window furniture. The Horizon lever handle makes a striking statement on the project: with an unusual, stepped lever and elegant round rose, the handle has an art deco feel that is a delight in the hand and will last a lifetime. Because security was of paramount importance to the client, Em-B specified Guardian latches and locks throughout for the ultimate in British-made quality and reliability.

Architects ALP have worked with Em-B on a number of projects, returning to the award-winning architectural ironmongers for this project due to their expertise and experience in working with high-end projects where quality and design are of the essence. “We have a long-standing relationship with Em-B because we have absolute confidence that they will be able to source and supply the very best hardware and to produce an expert schedule,” says Keith Hardcastle from ALP. “Their attention to detail is second-to-none and that was paramount on this project with a very discerning client that demanded the highest specifications throughout the project.”

ALP Architects York is a leading architectural design and planning consultancy based in York, UK. With over 30 years of experience, the firm offers a wide range of services, including architecture, planning, project management, and interior design to clients across various sectors.

Em-B Solutions is a leading architectural ironmonger firm with over 20 years’ of experience in the industry. The company provides a comprehensive range of high-quality ironmongery and access control solutions to architects, contractors, and specifiers across the UK. Em-B Solutions’ team of experienced professionals provides expert advice and guidance to customers, helping them choose the right products to meet their specific needs and requirements. They also offer bespoke design and manufacturing services, providing tailored solutions to meet unique customer requirements.

Middleton House - Croft Lever Furniture
Middleton House - Croft Lever Furniture