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Easier payments for online customers

Abbey Architectural account customers can now pay off their accounts online thanks to an upgrade on the Abbey website.

The new feature allows existing account customers to make a payment within their secure account area which they can log in to as before. 

Customers are able to see their full statement of items ordered online or over the counter and settle the outstanding amounts that are due.  Other useful online account features include being able to view previous items bought for quick reorder, a wish list option and a full order history.

The secure payment feature gives flexibility to customers, who are perhaps on site during the day, but can now balance their accounts in an evening, on a weekend or in fact 24 hours a day.

Those with a trade account who wish to manage their account online, can do so by first calling Damien on 01706 644880 to set up their details.

Payments can still be made by phone and over the counter as before.


Lighthouse Bolt Rechargable Flip Top Torch

The Lighthouse Bolt Rechargable Flip Top Torch is an incredible and versatile three mode rechargeable torch, that can function as a powerful spotlight, a long lasting work light or a hazard warning light. The Bolt is a cleverly designed multi-function torch fitted with a 3 watt Cree LED spotlight at one end providing a bright 120 Lumen beam for up to 3 hours. The opposite end features a 21 LED work light with a tilting head that will provide a flood light for up to 6 hours. A red flashing 7 LED function is also available that can be used as a warning lamp should the situation arise. The Bolt is fitted with a high performance Li-ion battery that is lightweight but powerful, providing long run times per charge. The tough ABS casing is both water and impact resistant and has a retractable handle for easy storage. The ‘Bolt’ torch is ideal all-purpose illumination for use at home in the garage, in the workplace, in the van as roadside assistance and is perfect for leisure activities such as camping, fishing trips and gardening.  No mess, convenient lighting when and where you need it.

The Lighthouse Bolt Torch is supplied with a heavy-duty, high performance Li-ion rechargeable battery.  It has a carry strap, mains charger unit and car charger unit.


Lighthouse torched are ideal for the discerning buyer who prefers lower prices, but who is not prepared to compromise on product quality and reliability.


Makita AVT Fleece

The Makita AVT Fleece Jacket is the perfect garment to keep you warm when the weather tries to dictate otherwise.  Perfect for outdoor work on a winter’s day, this high quality garment offers resistance from water and wind as well as keeping body warmth in.

Crafted with a thick anti piling polyester micro fleece fabric, complete with Nylon taslon contrast panels, the Makita AVT Fleece Jacket utilises a full length plastic front zip, and has a total of three exterior pockets, with the left chest pocket being secured with a sturdy zip closure, and two lower pockets.

A great gift for those working outside, those who enjoy outdoor pursuits and keeping warm on a winter’s day.

Flying the flag for a good golfing cause

Abbey Architectural Ironmongery are proud sponsors of a hole flag at an annual charity golf tournament that raises money for Cancer Research UK.

This year the T-Off Trophy Golf Tournament raised over £2380 for the charity, taking their total since the tournament tee’d off in 2006 to over £40000 in funds raised. 

Organisers and friends of Abbey, Kath and Andy O’Donnell started their fundraising mission after Andy was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2004.  Now known as The Three Amigos Fundraising Team, they wrote to Abbey Architectural Ironmongery to thank them for their sponsorship and continuous support for the event each year. 

Deb's watch delight!

Deborah Davies of Stonehouse Creative Services popped into the Abbey trade counter on Lomax Street today to claim her prize -  a sylish men's ABUS watch.

Deb was drawn at random from the Abbey facebook page likers to win the prize after the page reached over 150 likes.

She was thrilled to hear that she had won saying "I never win anything, I'm really pleased - what a lovely watch.  I'll give it to my partner - his watch has just broken, so perfect timing!"

Join the Abbey Architectural Ironmongery facebook page to be in with a chance of winning more prizes and to keep up to date with our latest special offers.

Check your door security this summer

Police in Rochdale last week reported on a burglary in the Rochdale East area where the thieves entered through standard locks on an external door. 

“Lock snapping” has become the preferred method of forced entry in West Yorkshire.

In as little as 13 seconds an intruder can get past a standard door cylinder lock using simple DIY tools.

The BBC have recently reported on the issue (which featured the ABS lock) and the police are now urging home owners to upgrade to
combat against lock snapping.

To be totally sure that your door is secure replace your cylinder with an ABS snap secure lock. No other lock is as secure.

ABS will block out an intruder if it has been attacked and the ABS lock will still allow you to open your door with your key from the inside.

ABS Snap Secure Cylinder Locks offer the following features:

A quick replacement - upgrade to ABS Snap Secure Locks with minimum fuss
Police Approved - Secure by design
Master Locksmith Association Approved
3 Star British Kitemark
Sold Secure Diamond Grade
Anti Snap
Anti Bump
Anti Pick
Anti Drill
have all you locks keyed the same - one key fits all.

Prices start from £25.99

For more details ask Abbey's expert Registered Ironmongers over the counter at Lomax Street, Rochdale, by calling 01706 644880 or email to


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