Cerakote – Thin film Ceramic Polymer coating

Cerakote finsih swatch colour range

As of June 2024 we’re very pleased to be able to offer H-series Cerakote as an applied finish to Hardware.

Whilst we’ve historically been able to offer traditional powder coat and wet spray finishes, as well as a plethora of electroplated and patina finishes, Cerakote represents a new range offering and includes some unique key features

The leader in thin film protective coatings – in over 100 Colours

Perfect for tight tolerance applications

Unmatched corrosion, chemical and durability performance

Unique Ceramic-Polymer technology that imparts both flexibility and excellent physical performance.

For more information please contact us or view @ https://www.cerakote.co.uk/

Royde & Tucker @ 100

On 1st June 2024 Royde & Tucker became 100 years old. An awful lot has changed in this period. For us this has included significant product and brand developments, and several changes in both premises and business ownership. Throughout we’ve maintained our focus on providing unique, high quality products to the built environment, ensuring doors look great and work well for years to come – another 100 Years at least!

The life & times of R&T

Chapter Three – Exciting Times Ahead

Just a week short of our 97th birthday Royde & Tucker Limited is excited to announce the start of a new chapter for the business as we approach our 1st century!

We remain one of the UKs leading independent designer and manufacturer of high performance architectural hardware and the future is bright as we enter a partnership with new investors to take us into the next chapter of this adventure.

After penning chapter one, George Murgitroyd and Richard Tucker handed the baton over to Steve Jenkins and Nick Gadsby, in the early 1970s, to deliver chapter two.

Now, after 48 years with the business, Steve and Nick are taking the opportunity to deservedly sit back and relax as they move on from R&T business. Jon Simms and Simon Gardiner remain at the helm, as Managing Director and Marketing & Sales Director respectively.  Jon and Simon have combined experience of 36 years with R&T now to guide us into this next phase – it sounds a lot until you compare it with Steve and Nick’s 96 years!

Jon and Simon were supported in the acquisition from Steve and Nick by Perscitus and Peter Toland.  Adrian Field and Charles Shortland from Perscitus will join the Board together with Peter Toland who joins as Non-Executive Chairman.  Perscitus and Peter look forward to assisting the Royde & Tucker team in pursuing its growth strategy, both in the UK and internationally.

Adrian Field, Partner at Perscitus said, “This family-owned business has consistently delivered reliable, high quality products to the construction industry for nearly 100 years and we are keen to maintain these standards into the future as we pursue new growth opportunities.”

Not the answer, but part of a solution….

We’re very pleased to be able to offer a clear polyester powder coat finish containing BioCote antibacterial technology, certificated for antibacterial efficacy to ISO 22196:2011.

As the final coating is a clear PPC, not only is it robust, but we are able to offer this as a final lacquer on most of our existing standard finishes, providing a wide range of colour/patina options.

For more information please see https://www.biocote.com/

Test-Certificate

Having a BLAST

Non linear homoginised textured finish using pressure driven glass based media…..easy for you to say.
Beautiful with a soft sheen.

Detail in design

Hinge finials – not going to win a red dot prize for design inventiveness but these tiny balls “beading” we’re really excited about, at least I am…..such detail and in polished nickel finish….consider yourselves blessed

Like my mood

Increasingly Black is appearing in specifications and from a manufacturing perspective raises some challenges. Historically a plain RAL has often been used to fulfill the need; this finish is typically unsatisfactory on close inspection. Here we have FMB (flat matt black) which whilst still offering the robustness of a powdercoat has a much improved flatness, consistency and very soft lustre.