Research and testing provides exciting new product introductions


The team at G D Rutter Ltd (Sylvan Door and Cabinet Hardware) has been through a challenging couple of years, but they’ve not been sitting idle.

G D Rutter Ltd has been researching and testing new products, and has some exciting new product introductions which will provide the company with the ability to not only grow sales for the future, but to offer New Zealand customers a more comprehensive range of quality products.

Smart home technology is what customers are searching for, and the company’s exciting new range of Sylvan Smart locks launched in the first half of 2022 is simple to set up and operate.

The range comes with IP55 or IP66 ratings, ensuring the weathertightness essential for the New Zealand environment.

The sleek and stylish new Sylvan range of Smart locks covers the replacement of an existing deadbolt with a Smart deadbolt suitable for a 54mm hole, a 54mm hole lever handle option, a narrow-style Smart lock suitable for use on aluminium doors, and the full-size Smart lock offering a range of mortice locks from 30mm to 70mm backset.

All locks come with passcode, key tag and, on selected models, fingerprint readers.

The simple-to-follow instructions ensure the set up via the TT app is quick and easy, and the optional extra of a Wi-Fi hub enables the home owner to send virtual keys and connect with Google Home or Alexia.

Smart technology is not the only product extension introduced to the range. The company has recently been appointed the Superior Brass Ltd (Melbourne Australia) distributor for New Zealand under the Superior Architectural brand.

Superior and G D Rutter Ltd have similar synergies, with both companies having a family influence and a strong focus on total customer service and product quality.

This alignment not only brings more than 130 years of hardware knowledge together, but ensures G D Rutter Ltd now has a complete range of door hardware, including:

• traditional-shaped lever handles and knobs,

• pull handles,

• (Superior Brass Ltd) DDA lever handles,

• solid 316 lever handles,

• residential lever handles,

• mortice locks,

• (Austyle, Builders Choice) hinges,

• window hardware, and

• a comprehensive range of door accessories.

This alignment also provides a wider range of finish options, including the stylish and on-trend Satin Brass.

The Superior range also brings a durable internal mechanism for lever handles and knobs.

The patented 304 stainless steel ball bearing system ensures a smooth and friction-free operation.

This is the invisible hero to the Superior range of door hardware, and is backed with a 15-year mechanical warranty.

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