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New Range - Side Fix Drawer Runners

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In order to stay ahead of the game, we are always looking for new products to add to the huge number of items we keep in stock.  The news this month is we have just introduced a new range of Side Fix Drawer Runners with a weight loading of 35kg . These are more competitive than our current offering and we have listed the features and benefits below: Features of Side Fix Drawer Runners These are full extension drawer runners manufactured in steel with a zinc finish and fitted with a rubber back stop for a positive shut. They offer a maximum weight capacity of 35kg. They also feature a disconnect lever and steel ball bearing case. Please note, if used horizontally, the weight limit is reduced by three quarters. To ensure the drawer runners are correctly fitted they require a building in width of 12.5mm either side. What are the Benefits? More cost-effective alternative to our current runners  Hold a maximum of 35kg Easy access to the drawer and contents Drawer runners extend the

Oak Storage Solutions

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Oak kitchen cabinets are enjoying a comeback, however, for many, the cost of embracing this classic style may be just too high. Even if you can't replace your whole kitchen, this doesn’t mean to say that incorporating a little natural wood into a kitchen still won’t look great and may also be an investment.  By incorporating oak storage solutions such as storage boxes and wine racks into your kitchen, you can still give it natural style and character. Functional oak storage solutions One feature of natural wood is that it is durable and long lasting, especially hard woods like oak. Aside from functionality, oak combines well with all colours of cabinets and work tops to give a natural style and warmth of character; these are things that will always be on trend. Classic and stylish oak storage solutions The charm and beauty of natural oak has wide appeal. At Unico , we are a UK supplier of a range of stylish and classic oak storage solutions from a leading manufacturer. Our range wi

The Solution to Lost Keys

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The Fixcode Dial Lock Are you are having problems with lost keys? Whether keys are lost by staff or customers it can certainly cause a lot of headaches and use up valuable time unnecessarily, as well as being a huge security concern. Have you considered using a digital combination lock or dial lock? At Unico, we are a leading supplier for Lehmann dial locks and in our blog we advise on just some of the benefits, such as: They can be retro fitted to existing lockers They can be reset easily Have a master key override in the event of emergency Reduces key management Gives peace of mind, providing a high level of security and reliability If you are simply upgrading locks, then retro fitting dial locks couldn’t be easier. See the specifications on our website by clicking here. Dial locks allow different users to gain access to storage cupboards and lockers with one simple PIN. After setting the PIN code it will be used to gain access every time the lock is used until the PIN co

Knock Down Furniture Fittings

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If you are looking for a supplier of Knock Down (KD) furniture fittings, then you have come to the right place! At Unico, we supply KD furniture fittings to manufacturers of KD and flat pack furniture and have done so for more than 40 years. Supply meets demand The furniture market has generally seen an increase in demand for cheaper furniture which makes ready to assemble (RTA) and flat pack furniture an ideal choice when setting up home. Although KD furniture is generally less costly to produce and easier to transport, the standard of materials used varies quite substantially. We supply furniture manufacturers with a range of fittings to suit every type of RTA furniture such as panel connectors and brackets through to Allen keys and noise buffers. KD fittings for outdoor furniture We also specialise in recliner chair fittings and outdoor furniture fittings for furniture that can be collapsed and stored: spring-loaded lock pins, umbrella spoke fittings, ratchet for recliner chairs a

Locks for Wet Areas

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Locks for spas, gyms, and wet areas Almost all leisure facilities provide lockers for customers and staff to store their personal possessions. And, as the items to be safeguarded increase in value, for example smart phones, laptops and tablets alongside credit cards and jewellery, we realise the need to increase security requirements accordingly. At Unico we supply high quality locks, suitable for damp conditions, to meet the demands of our customers. Our coin locks are an excellent choice, and here are the reasons why. Suitable for shower areas and swimming pool changing rooms The Lehmann Coin Lock 70 Spa is specifically designed for use in a damp environment. It won’t deteriorate leaving you with expensive replacement costs. Eliminates the need to hand out keys This reduces staff administration time that could be better spent elsewhere. Free up staff for more important jobs. Reduces the number of lost and retained keys The Lehmann Coin Lock 70 Spa comes with 2 keys supplied but cl

Simple Practical Wardrobe Ideas

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Fitted wardrobes and bedroom storage space has to be high up on everyone’s priority when it comes to planning or designing a bedroom. Even if we are not working with a big room, it is still possible to create surprisingly efficient storage space. At Unico we supply many items for use in building perfect fitted wardrobes. Consider incorporating some of the following items into your custom wardrobe designs: Items for hanging To help organise a wardrobe and especially if space is limited, we supply a range of pull-down and pull-out options for hanging clothes , including trousers , ties, and belts. For shoes, bags and linens Include pull-out storage for shoes  to make the most of lower spaces. Add shelves above for storing bags and linens. Cupboards and drawers Keep items out of sight and give a room the appearance of being neat and tidy. For extra luxury and quality, consider soft close hinges for cupboards and soft close and push to open drawers. This kind of investment w

Furniture Manufacturing Update

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Despite the challenges of the last year, the furniture manufacturing industry never ceases to amaze in its ability to adapt, while also continuing to make a significant contribution to the nation’s economy. We looked at some of the recent changes we particularly have observed, as a supplier of fixtures and fittings to the furniture manufacturing industry. Home Working Home working has increased the need for home office furniture as the WFH (Work From Home) movement takes a strong hold on the workforce. People are willing to invest in WFH spaces seeing this transition as a permanent one. Not just a decent ergonomic chair, but dedicated workspaces rather than utilising the kitchen table or breakfast bar as a desk. More People are Renting As it becomes increasingly difficult for younger people to get onto the property ladder, the option of renting also offers lower commitment and the freedom to relocate with less headache. The challenge for the furniture industry is to supply lower

New Product Alert

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Soft Close and Push to Open Drawer Runners Of course we get excited about all our product launches, but this is a first! We have not previously supplied a runner with the two functions of soft close and push to open combined.  These runners conveniently accommodate the trend for drawers without handles which alludes to modern minimalist style along with the luxury and quality of the fitting itself: providing simplicity and style with functionality. Where can we use them? These side fix runners are normally used in a bedroom or living room. There is no reason they can’t be utilised in kitchen drawers as well. The big appeal is preventing banging when closing, and the soft glide mechanism is a pure delight.   Noise is reduced as drawers close silently and gently every time and can never be slammed shut. All that is needed is a gentle touch which engages the mechanism that fully closes or opens the drawer. Replacement, upgrade and new design These side mounted drawer runners are t

Serious About Security

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Unico Components Ltd are a leading supplier of Lehmann locks in the UK, and we consider ourselves as being the home of the dial lock particularly.  So what is so special about Lehmann dial locks and what makes them so popular at the moment?  Lehmann is a brand that many trust and it comes as no surprise that the main elements of design, functionality, and security rate so highly. Design Simply put, Lehmann dial locks just look great! The style is contemporary with a modern sleek appearance. Usually supplied in black but with other colours available subject to a minimum quantity order. Dial locks have been designed for use with various materials and different thicknesses making them highly versatile. We particularly like how the knob also acts as a handle and there is a visual indication when locked. Functionality Consumers demand high functionality and Lehmann, as a company, are very keen to be in tune with the requirements of their customers. Left and right-handed models are availabl

Lehmann Cylinder Locks

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With Huwil cylinder locks having been so popular in the past,   Lehmann have now developed their own version. These come with the same high standards you would normally expect from the family run business based in Germany. Lehmann are well known for investing in design and innovation, so when it comes to locks they are among the best available. Characterised by quality and durability, we supply Lehmann locks because we know they meet customers’ needs. Lehmann locks always offer good value for money in a great product. Cylinder Lock Applications Cylinder locks can be used on a variety of furniture and they offer convenience and peace of mind for the office, school, laboratory, medical centre, work place and home. When you need to keep documents or other items safely under lock and key, choose Lehmann because security comes first. The range we currently stock consists of the following cylinder locks: MLM Lehmann Cam Lock These can be used on drawers, pedestal cabinets, cupboards

Multi Use Extendable Tables

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Extendable Table Design and Manufacture An extendable dining table is exactly what it sounds like ; it has extensions that can be insert ed into the table to increase the size of the table to accommodate dinner parties and special occasions . Mostly,  all you have to do is pull open the table top from each end, lay the leaf, or leaves, into the opening and push the table top closed again . At Unico we offer a range of fittings for making either beautifully crafted custom made   tables as well as supplying furniture manufacturers with the fittings for producing tables on a large scale. Extendable tables for the home or at work Extend ing dining tables are commonly used to maximise   kitchen and dining room space but we   also see many versions of   extendable tables being used to utilise space in an office, conference room or educational facility, for example. They can provide a versatile seating arrangement to host meetings and parties and adapt to different needs, based

Innovative Electronic Locks

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We already recognise the security and reliability offered by traditional Lehmann locks, however there are quite a few appealing features that come with their newer electronic locks as well. If you own a business, now could be a good time to make improvements and to upgrade your lockers and drawers with this new technology. Lehmann E Solutions Offer Keyless Comfort Electronic locks are a battery powered alternative to standard key entry locks.  The various sensor options that are available include: FingerprintScanner Perhaps the most futuristic of all the electronic locks, whereby a scanner provides unique recognition for up to 50 fingerprints per lock. It is easy to use as a stand alone application and comes with a m aster code or emergency opening code . Code setting and modification do not require additional accessories . Includes a useful o ptical indicator and battery warning on the keypad. Keypad Available for use by an unlimited number of different users requiring