meeting high standards

We don't set all the standards: But we aim to exceed all of those set by others.

Avocet - an A+ for testing

Our products are regularly tested to ensure they comply with the relevant UK and European directives for product performance.

Friction Stay Testing

Product testing is vital in ensuring that we continue to deliver our promise to make the product fit for purpose and available to our customers. We continually update our facilites and testing procedures to meet the ever changing needs of our industry. Many of our customers have used the facility in the past to test their own doors and windows for both security and weather testing.

Avocet is accredited by the following organisations:


The pursuit and attainment of our goals means that our customers may expect:

The best solution to any problem, reached quickly and without fuss.

Right for the job?:

The best advice on all our products & services to provide the best solution for all requirements.

FAST delivery?:

Avocet provide a premium and next day service within the UK for any order received daily upto 3pm Monday-Friday.

Want to send it back?:

We will collect faultyor damaged goods and raise a credit note within 14 working days of you notifying us (please refer to our full terms and conditions).


We track the industries we serve through continuous dialogue with our customers and partners and strive to produce answers to any perceived needs and market nuances. Our fast prototyping systems, control over our own factories and a commitment to unrivalled UK stockholding and distribution offer Avocet extraordinary 'concept-to-reality' response capabilities. In-house testing ensures products - anyone's products - are fit for purpose and are available for our customers and, exceptionally, for their customers

Salt spray testing

“Our Promise” to you, ensures we strive towards the standards which are important. For our full terms and conditions of trading please click here.

Avocet - Market leading distributors of Window, Door and Builders Hardware. Innovators of the ABS Snap Secure High Security Euro Cylinder.

Avocet Hardware (UK) Limited. Registered in England No. 06650649

Brands include; ABS Snap Secure Locks, Affinity, Lightning, Falcon, Datum. The Affinity suite of window, door, handles, 3D hinges, letterboxes, door knockers. ABS high security snap secure euro cylinder lock, Triad friction stays, Triad 3D hinges. Phocas friction stays available in standard, egress, easy clean and restricted formats. Pioneer door bolts for upvc doors and doorbolts for composite and timber doors.