Architectural hardware (door, window, joinery, bathroom and electrical fittings) is manufactured with a variety of finishes offering differing corrosion resistance and wear characteristics. Some finishes are essential to protect the hardware from deterioration, while others are for decorative purposes only.
Building owners, designers and specifiers must be aware of the qualities and limitations of finishes to enable them to choose one that will keep the appearance and corrosion resistance they require.
This bulletin outlines the most commonly used types of construction and finishes of hardware available in New Zealand and suggests factors to be considered when selecting hardware for different environmental situations.
Publication date: October 1997 Keywords: aluminium, corrosion, finishes, hardware, metal, stainless steel, window