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Dial Lock FAQs

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Most Frequently Asked Questions About Dial Locks Dial locks have been around for centuries and are still widely used today. Also known as code locks, they are simple, reliable, and secure - making them ideal for a wide range of applications. In this blog, we look at the 5 most frequently asked questions and explore the benefits of dial locks and why you should consider using them. 1. Are dial locks easy to use? One of the main benefits of dial locks is their ease of use, making them simple for anyone to operate. You don't need any special training or knowledge to use a dial lock, which makes them ideal for people of all ages and backgrounds. 2. Are dial locks reliable? Yes, dial locks are very reliable, and their design has stood the test of time. They are built to last and can undergo a lot of wear and tear, making them good for applications that will be in constant use. Unlike electronic locks that can malfunction or require batteries, dial locks are mechanical and do not requir

Price Reduction Soft Close Hinges

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Soft close hinges are now even more competitively priced, so what better time to invest in your cabinetry? If you are considering using them, read on, as there are many more reasons why we recommend soft close hinges. What are soft close hinges? Soft close hinges are a type of door hinge that closes the door slowly and softly. They are concealed cabinet hinges that are usually used in kitchens and bathrooms, but they can also be used in other furniture such as wardrobes. They offer a simple way to improve cabinets by giving you peace of mind that your kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors will close gently and silently, without slamming shut. How do soft close hinges work? Our soft close hinges  have a hydraulic mechanism and spring built into the arm of the hinge.  When the door is closed the spring and hydraulic mechanism take over and ensure that the door is brought to a soft close instead of slamming shut. Where to use soft close hinges Soft Close Hinges are most often

Value for Our Customers

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With the current economic climate, we are all searching for ways to get more for less but how important is price when compared to customer service? At Unico  we are confident about offering our customers the best value when it comes to purchasing furniture fixtures and fittings. Besides the actual cost, we offer added benefits such as our 5-star rated customer service and the high quality of our products. Quality products mean longevity Not having to replace furniture fixtures and fittings due to wear and tear saves both time and money. Take soft close drawer slides for example, which are designed to reduce stress and wear and tear compared to standard drawer slides, and will give better performance and smooth travel for longer. We also specialise in good quality locks such as Lehmann locks which are manufactured to a high standard in Germany. Save money in the long run by purchasing good quality dial locks and cylinder locks. Putting our customers first Offering the right advice an

New Year New Kitchen

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If all you want for Christmas is a new kitchen, we supply great kitchen fittings. Here are some ideas to consider when it comes to designing and planning your dream kitchen. Top 10 Items to Include in a Kitchen Refit 1. Soft Close Hinges For cupboard doors that close quietly and efficiently, include soft close hinges. Fitting couldn’t be easier or quicker using the clip-on plate supplied. Offering various degrees of adjustment to ensure an exact fit, and all mechanisms are hidden from view by a small cover. Learn more about Clip On Concealed Hinges here. 2. Soft Close Drawer Slides Include GTV’s undermount soft close drawer runners for a satisfyingly soft close and silent drawer. The soft close drawer slides are full extension (less 16mm), allowing full access to the whole the drawer. These are designed for wooden drawers with a maximum weight of 25kg. Learn more about GTV's undermount Soft Close Drawer Slides here. 3. Pull Out Waste Bin Solve the problem of unsightly rubbish with

Soft Close Drawer Slides - The 10 Best Things

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The 10 Best Things About Soft Close Drawer Slides When it comes to supplying furniture fixtures and fittings, Unico will go the extra mile to make sure their customers have exactly what they need. One of our most popular and best-selling items this year has to be soft close drawer slides . And there are plenty of reasons why they are a top choice, we have put together just 10 of the advantages and benefits you can enjoy from these drawer slides. 1. Last longer As there is generally less stress and wear on the mechanism compared to standard drawer slides, expect to enjoy better performance and smooth travel for longer. 2. Safer Soft close drawers can’t be slammed making it harder for fingers to get caught in the closing drawer. Just before it is completely shut, the soft close mechanism of the drawer takes over and very gently pulls the drawer closed the rest of the way. 3. Luxury finish Drawers with soft close offer a premium feel and allude to high end with a luxury quality. 4. Satisf

Espagnolette Locks

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What to do if your replacement espagnolette lock has gone out of production Espagnolette locks are a catch! These locks are easier to fit than to pronounce or spell! The meaning of espagnolette is literally “a catch”. The mechanism uses long rods or bars the length of the door, to secure the top and bottom of the cabinet as well as the option of securing the middle. Operating the handle or lock rotates the rods employing the catches, in turn securely closing the cupboard or door. Replacement espagnolette locks It can be a relatively common occurrence that when replacing an espagnolette lock, you find that the fitting has been updated by the manufacturer or discontinued altogether. If you are replacing an espagnolette lock but are struggling to find your particular lock, then contact us to find a suitable alternative . Remove the lock and note the measurements written on the lock or measure all the parts so we can suggest an alternative from our range. For example, espagnolette locks m

How to Get an Excellent Trustpilot Score

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Our Pledge to Our Customers We want our customers to have an easy and enjoyable experience when buying furniture fixtures and fittings from us. That’s why we aim to offer support both before and after ordering from Unico Components Ltd , and to provide the best customer service possible. We believe that this is how we retain our customers and grow our business. Call for a chat More often than not, we would have to deal with a bot for online help and support which sends us round in circles and doesn’t always properly resolve a query or problem. How refreshing then to actually be able to have a proper conversation directly with a member of staff. And on the phone no less! Here’s our number, we are on hand between the hours of 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday so, whatever you need to know, just give us a ring 01483 237621 . Got a query out of hours? Drop us a line sales@unico.uk.com and we’ll get back to you when we reopen. Excellent Trustpilot Score Did you know we have great reviews on Tru