A new initiative aims to make the process of selecting and specifying architectural hardware simpler. Known collectively as CHeSS, four leading suppliers are getting together to host roadshows. With products that complement each other, rather than compete, architects or specifiers will have the perfect opportunity to investigate various solutions and discover how they work together.

The collaboration is between Norseal, Boss Door Controls, Strand hardware and Access2. Between them, the four businesses have a comprehensive portfolio of window and door control, seals and security products. But as Neil Rule Managing Director of Access2, says, “Considering products in isolation is time-consuming and can only ever give an impression of the final outcome.”

The roadshow is a simple idea – bring everyone and everything together – but the concept could prove very effective. With a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, expert speakers from the hardware industry and great venues, guests will be able to get to grips with a broad range of products and their features in a short space of time. They’ll be able to meet more suppliers and have the chance to network with others in their field.

When asked about the structure of CHeSS, Neil Rule was keen to stress that all the businesses behind the initiative remain independent. ‘We all have different priorities, styles and backgrounds but bringing our varied perspectives together is inspiring new ways in which each of us can serve our customer base. It’s a productive way of working which we’re planning to demonstrate at our roadshows.”

If you’d like to discover an easier way of sourcing window and door control, seals and security products, look out for the CHeSS roadshows. The first event takes place at the Biscuit Factory on 30th May with DHF General Manager & Secretary and BSI committee member, Michael Skelding as special guest speaker.