What are the health benefits of copper-plated hardware in your home?

What are the health benefits of copper-plated hardware in your home?

Natural antimicrobial properties of copper-based metals reduce spread of germs.

Words by ArchiPro Editorial Team

In the early part of the nineteenth century, scientists confirmed the role microbes played in the spread of infectious diseases and a whole new level of scientific investigation was embarked upon.

In 1852, French physician Victor Burq discovered that people who worked with copper registered fewer deaths from cholera than any other demographic. His subsequent research confirmed that copper naturally exhibited antimicrobial properties—an occurrence that would come to be known as the oligodynamic effect.

“Comprehensive testing of copper and its alloy metals, brass and bronze particularly, has confirmed this inherent ability to kill a wide range of harmful microbes and that high-touch products made from these metals can help reduce the transmission of disease-causing organisms,” says Chant Hardware’s Graham Chant.

High-touch surfaces, made from copper, brass or bronze, can help reduce the transmission of disease-causing organisms. Chant Hardware specialises in the manufacture of brass and bronze window and door hardware.

Heavy metal fan: solid brass meets copper electroplate

“Chant specialises in the manufacture of high-end hardware for residential, commercial and marine applications, with most of our products being made from brass or bronze. We also offer copper electroplating.

“Our brass has a 60 per cent copper content and we can use copper electroplating to provide the greater antimicrobial benefits of pure copper. Our bronze has a copper content of 85 per cent. These finishes give our products high ‘contact killing’ properties.

“When the metallic finishes of copper, bronze or brass are not desired, we can powder coat our products with Dulux Clinikill in their extensive range of colours. Dulux Clinikill differs from copper-based options by using silver ions to provide antimicrobial, antibacterial and antifungal properties on our product surfaces.”

Chant offers a comprehensive collection of styles and designs ranging from contemporary through to more traditional aesthetics.

Designed for Kiwi sensibilities

Proudly Kiwi owned and operated, Chant has been manufacturing hardware products for almost quarter of a century and offers a comprehensive collection of styles and designs ranging from contemporary through to more traditional aesthetics.

“Our Line Series—a modern range exhibiting square lines and soft edges—is our most popular product. The look is designed to suit contemporary architectural projects, while the soft edge detail ensures it is comfortable to operate.”

Custom designs, finishes and variations to the existing products are also part of the Chant offering, providing solutions for architects and developers where standard products do not fit on-site requirements, says Graham.

“Our in-house design team is well versed at working with clients to customise an existing product from our range or to devise a completely new product if that is required.”

Chant Hardware products carry a five-year warranty and are available by appointment directly from Chant or through a nationwide network of merchants.

Learn more about Chant Hardware products.

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What are the health benefits of copper-plated hardware in your home?

What are the health benefits of copper-plated hardware in your home?

Natural antimicrobial properties of copper-based metals reduce spread of germs.

Words by ArchiPro Editorial Team

In the early part of the nineteenth century, scientists confirmed the role microbes played in the spread of infectious diseases and a whole new level of scientific investigation was embarked upon.

In 1852, French physician Victor Burq discovered that people who worked with copper registered fewer deaths from cholera than any other demographic. His subsequent research confirmed that copper naturally exhibited antimicrobial properties—an occurrence that would come to be known as the oligodynamic effect.

“Comprehensive testing of copper and its alloy metals, brass and bronze particularly, has confirmed this inherent ability to kill a wide range of harmful microbes and that high-touch products made from these metals can help reduce the transmission of disease-causing organisms,” says Chant Hardware’s Graham Chant.

High-touch surfaces, made from copper, brass or bronze, can help reduce the transmission of disease-causing organisms. Chant Hardware specialises in the manufacture of brass and bronze window and door hardware.

Heavy metal fan: solid brass meets copper electroplate

“Chant specialises in the manufacture of high-end hardware for residential, commercial and marine applications, with most of our products being made from brass or bronze. We also offer copper electroplating.

“Our brass has a 60 per cent copper content and we can use copper electroplating to provide the greater antimicrobial benefits of pure copper. Our bronze has a copper content of 85 per cent. These finishes give our products high ‘contact killing’ properties.

“When the metallic finishes of copper, bronze or brass are not desired, we can powder coat our products with Dulux Clinikill in their extensive range of colours. Dulux Clinikill differs from copper-based options by using silver ions to provide antimicrobial, antibacterial and antifungal properties on our product surfaces.”

Chant offers a comprehensive collection of styles and designs ranging from contemporary through to more traditional aesthetics.

Designed for Kiwi sensibilities

Proudly Kiwi owned and operated, Chant has been manufacturing hardware products for almost quarter of a century and offers a comprehensive collection of styles and designs ranging from contemporary through to more traditional aesthetics.

“Our Line Series—a modern range exhibiting square lines and soft edges—is our most popular product. The look is designed to suit contemporary architectural projects, while the soft edge detail ensures it is comfortable to operate.”

Custom designs, finishes and variations to the existing products are also part of the Chant offering, providing solutions for architects and developers where standard products do not fit on-site requirements, says Graham.

“Our in-house design team is well versed at working with clients to customise an existing product from our range or to devise a completely new product if that is required.”

Chant Hardware products carry a five-year warranty and are available by appointment directly from Chant or through a nationwide network of merchants.

Learn more about Chant Hardware products.

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What are the health benefits of copper-plated hardware in your home?

What are the health benefits of copper-plated hardware in your home?

Natural antimicrobial properties of copper-based metals reduce spread of germs.

Words by ArchiPro Editorial Team

In the early part of the nineteenth century, scientists confirmed the role microbes played in the spread of infectious diseases and a whole new level of scientific investigation was embarked upon.

In 1852, French physician Victor Burq discovered that people who worked with copper registered fewer deaths from cholera than any other demographic. His subsequent research confirmed that copper naturally exhibited antimicrobial properties—an occurrence that would come to be known as the oligodynamic effect.

“Comprehensive testing of copper and its alloy metals, brass and bronze particularly, has confirmed this inherent ability to kill a wide range of harmful microbes and that high-touch products made from these metals can help reduce the transmission of disease-causing organisms,” says Chant Hardware’s Graham Chant.

High-touch surfaces, made from copper, brass or bronze, can help reduce the transmission of disease-causing organisms. Chant Hardware specialises in the manufacture of brass and bronze window and door hardware.

Heavy metal fan: solid brass meets copper electroplate

“Chant specialises in the manufacture of high-end hardware for residential, commercial and marine applications, with most of our products being made from brass or bronze. We also offer copper electroplating.

“Our brass has a 60 per cent copper content and we can use copper electroplating to provide the greater antimicrobial benefits of pure copper. Our bronze has a copper content of 85 per cent. These finishes give our products high ‘contact killing’ properties.

“When the metallic finishes of copper, bronze or brass are not desired, we can powder coat our products with Dulux Clinikill in their extensive range of colours. Dulux Clinikill differs from copper-based options by using silver ions to provide antimicrobial, antibacterial and antifungal properties on our product surfaces.”

Chant offers a comprehensive collection of styles and designs ranging from contemporary through to more traditional aesthetics.

Designed for Kiwi sensibilities

Proudly Kiwi owned and operated, Chant has been manufacturing hardware products for almost quarter of a century and offers a comprehensive collection of styles and designs ranging from contemporary through to more traditional aesthetics.

“Our Line Series—a modern range exhibiting square lines and soft edges—is our most popular product. The look is designed to suit contemporary architectural projects, while the soft edge detail ensures it is comfortable to operate.”

Custom designs, finishes and variations to the existing products are also part of the Chant offering, providing solutions for architects and developers where standard products do not fit on-site requirements, says Graham.

“Our in-house design team is well versed at working with clients to customise an existing product from our range or to devise a completely new product if that is required.”

Chant Hardware products carry a five-year warranty and are available by appointment directly from Chant or through a nationwide network of merchants.

Learn more about Chant Hardware products.

Get in touch with
Chant Hardware

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Visit website
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