Ultimate Evolution – adjustable jamb offered as standard

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Sliders UK is offering the time-saving fully adjustable jamb as standard on its Ultimate Evolution aluminium bi-folding door.

Fitted to both sides of the door, the Ultimate Evolution adjustable jamb makes squaring and setting faster by accommodating imperfections in brick work.

With a 4mm tolerance on each jamb, this can cut installation time to as little as 45 minutes, saving fitters time on site, supporting a better fit and through-life operation.

Steve Mines, Sales Director, Sliders UK said: “We have a technical support team out on the road, to support customers – normally builders but one or two installers – to correct the running of installed doors.

“9 times out of 10, the issues are caused because doors haven’t been installed square. Over-packing, under-packing against walls – it all contributes to putting the door out of square.

“The adjustable jamb option simplifies installation – it’s forgiving! And that saves time on site and time lost in call backs.”

The Ultimate Evolution aluminium bi-fold door was launched by Sliders UK at the tail end of last year.

The Ultimate Evolution adjustable jamb delivers 4mm tolerance on each side of the door

It’s available in multiple panel configurations including open-in or open-out, with a maximum sash height and width of 3000mm x 1200mm.

With colour-matched handles and magnetic door holders, a low threshold option and 30mm polyamide thermal break for increased thermal values, it is also fully tested to PAS 24 and BS6375 Part 1 Weather Testing.

Alongside the Ultimate Evolution, Sliders UK, which completed an MBO in April, also offers the ALUK bi-fold.

It also recently launched Duraflex’s new PVC-U bi-fold at the tail end of the year. A second PVC-U bi-fold system – and launched in addition to the Eurocell Aspect bi-fold door – it’s Part Q approved and delivers u-values as low as 1.1Wm2/K.

Mines concluded: “We have a really good track record in product development, something which is seen by the new senior management team as key to our future growth.

“We can offer the market two great PVC-U bi-folds and two great aluminum bi-folding doors, each at slightly different price points, which supports our customers in covering all bases.

The Ultimate Evolution, delivers a level of end user affordability but also packs in margin because of the installation efficiencies that it delivers.”

For more information contact sales@sliders-uk.com

 

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Why you could be fitting bi-fold doors in as little as 45-minutes

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Steve Mines, Sales Director, Sliders UK, explains how the Ultimate Evolution, could save installers time and money.

 Sometimes theory and practice don’t quite always align. For example, bi-fold doors are, in theory straight forward to fit. In reality –  they’re often anything but.

Get things slightly out of line or out of square, pack them incorrectly or fail to toe and heel in glass properly and you can be staring down twin barrels of lost time in installation or call backs.

We’re committed to supporting our customers in avoiding both through our rigorous in-house testing procedures, assisted-fit programme and in the products that we supply.

Each-and-every door that we manufacture goes through a series of recorded operational tests as part of our quality control process.  This includes filming of operation in our test rig. If it doesn’t run, it doesn’t leave, it’s as simple as that.

The testing in the rig shows that the door does what it’s meant to do –  as long as it goes in square, it’s packed correctly, toed and heeled correctly, there shouldn’t be a problem

It then goes onto packaging and dispatch, where it’s expertly wrapped and protected, components are checked and double checked, before being loaded onto our own dedicated fleet.

We underpin this with on the road national technical support. Our team are on-hand to trouble shoot problems – but we’d much rather avoid them. That’s why we offer an assisted fit programme.

Steve Mines, Sales Director, Sliders UK

If you’re ordering a door from us for the first time, we’ll send out one of our field service engineers to support the installation. Every system has slightly different characteristics – we manufacture bi-folding doors from ALUK, and Eurocell’s Aspect bi-fold, plus the new  Duraflex bi-fold – and there are tricks of the trade that apply to each that make installation got that little bit more smoothly.

Regardless of system, getting the door square is key to a successful installation. ALUK, Duraflex, and the Eurocell Aspect are great doors but they all need to be set square. Our fourth bi-fold door – the Ultimate Evolution– massively simplifies this process.

With ultra-slim sightlines plus smooth bottom running system and concealed shoot bolt lock with single point handle, the Ultimate Evolution has been developed to build in increased margin at the retail point of sale.

It’s available in multiple panel configurations including open-in or open-out, with a maximum sash height and width of 3000mm x 1200mm.

With colour-matched handles and magnetic door holders, a low threshold option and 30mm polyamide thermal break for increased thermal values, it is also fully tested to PAS 24 and BS6375 Part 1 Weather Testing.

But what sets it apart from other doors is the way in which it simplifies installation, saving time money and call backs, through a really innovative adjustable jamb option.

Bi-fold installation is all about getting the door square – the Ultimate Evolution is a very forgiving and reliable system

The fully adjustable jamb, is fitted to both sides of the door, making squaring and setting faster, easily accommodating imperfections in brick work and significantly reducing installation time.

This means that doors can be fitted in as little as 45-minutes – a fraction of the time that it would normally take to install a large aluminium bi-fold.

We offer the Ultimate Evolution on lead times of two-weeks or less. As a specialist, door manufacture we’re geared up for bi-folds. That means that our quality is high, our lead times are short and because we’re doing the volume, we’re able to offer some of the industry’s most competitive prices.

This includes a highly competitive offer on the Ultimate Evolution, which allows installers to build in more margin.

It’s a product which has an impressive specification but remains affordable. This gives us greater flexibility as a supplier and allows us to offer our customers additional choice. This flexibility is something which we believe we believe will win them business.

The reasons for adding an aluminium bi-fold to your offer are clear. Forecasts for the industry as a whole are mixed but aluminium and bi-fold doors, in particular, are on course for growth.

The Window, Door and Conservatory Markets in Housing in Great Britain report by Palmer Market Research, suggest that aluminium is on course to reach a 17-year high by 2020. This includes notable areas of growth in the aluminium bi-fold door sector.

This is forecast to continue through to 2020, achieving total growth of around 50% to 35,000 door sets per year.

The Ultimate Evolution allows you to access this growth but makes doing so simpler by making installation simpler, easier and faster.

For more information contact the sales team sales@sliders-uk.com  or call 01772 698222. Alternatively please contact me direct on 07776 230 481 or steve@sliders-uk.com

 

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Sliders UK announces MBO

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Sliders UK has announced the formation of a new senior management team as part of an ambitious strategy for significant new growth.

Created through a management buy-out, the new structure sees Alex Murphy, previously Operations Director, step up to a new role as Chief Executive Officer.

Ian Longbottom and Steve Mines remain in their respective roles, as Chairman and Sales Director and joined alongside Murphy in Sliders UK’s new senior team by Finance Director, Jonathan Foxcroft. Richard Harris and Russell Pryor also join the business as retained consultants.

Ian Longbottom, Chairman, Sliders UK

Ian Longbottom, Chairman, Sliders UK, said: “We have ambitions for significant long term growth and are already 18-months along the road towards it. This includes not only the creation of our new management structure as announced today but also the major investment which has already been delivered in our manufacturing capability.

“With increased capacity, even better quality and service and with some very exciting product developments on the horizon, we believe that the market offers considerable opportunity for sustained growth– our own but most importantly, that of our customers.”

The restructure, completed in April, sees Mike Spain, who co-founder Sliders UK, leave the business.

Sliders UK reported that year-on-year sales were up 16% on the same time last year at the end of 2016. It said this had been underpinned by new products, including the Ultimate Evolution and Sliders UK’s new Duraflex bi-folding doors, plus growth in composite door sales.

Sales of composite doors were also boosted by the specialist manufacturer’s investment in its new line. This means that Sliders UK can offer composite doors in 5-days or less.

“The restructure of our composite door line early has given us faster turnaround and an increasingly competitive offer at a time when reliability”, says Mines. “This has come at a time of not only growth in the composite door market but at a time when service in the sector has in general, dropped off.”

The Ultimate Evolution which features an adjustable jamb as standard has been key to Sliders UK’s continuing growth

 

Product development has also formed a key part of Sliders UK’s growth strategy. This includes the launch of the Ultimate Evolution aluminium bi-fold door in late summer last year.

Sitting alongside its established aluminium bi-fold door offer from ALUK, it features a highly innovative fully adjustable jamb option. This makes it far simpler to align the door, even where apertures are out of square –  cutting installation times to as little as 45 minutes.

PAS24 and Part Q compliant, it also launched the new Duraflex bi-folding door at the end of the year. This is fully integrated with the systems company’s Diamond suite, featuring beveled and chamfered options it achieves a DER ‘A’ rating and u-values as low as 1.1Wm2/K.

It’s launch and that of the Ultimate Evolution, sitting alongside its established Eurocell Ultimate Aspect PVC-U door range and the launch of the PremiLine PRO patio door from Kömmerling. .

Another Part Q ready door, it sits alongside Sliders UK’s established offer from Duraflex, giving the door specialist one of, if not the, industry’s largest bi-fold and patio door offers.

Longbottom continued: “The product innovation that we have delivered so far delivers incredible opportunity to our customers.

He concluded: “We believe that the range, the service levels and the quality that we’re able to offer from a single specialist supplier, delivers a real advantage and that that and the team and strategy which we now have in place, represent a strong foundation for our future growth and that of our customers.”

For more information contact sales@sliders-uk.com

45-minute bi-fold fit drives record sales of the Ultimate Evolution

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Sliders UK has reported record sales of its Ultimate Evolution adjustable jamb aluminium bi-fold, which can be fitted in as little as 45-minutes.

The Ultimate Evolution aluminium bi-fold door was launched by Sliders UK at the tail end of last year.

With ultra-slim sightlines plus smooth bottom running system and concealed shoot bolt lock with single point handle, the Ultimate Evolution has been developed to build in increased margin at the retail point of sale.

It also features a highly innovative fully adjustable jamb option, which fitted to both sides of the door, makes squaring and setting faster – cutting installation time to as little as 45 minutes.

Steve Mines, Sales and Marketing Director, Sliders UK, said: “The Ultimate Evolution bi-folding door delivers a great retail sales platform – the sightlines are just so good. It’s also highly competitive and brings aluminium bi-folds to a new strata of the market.

“But it’s the efficiency it delivers in installation with the adjustable jamb option that really sets it apart. This deals with imperfections in brick work, making it much easier to align the door correctly.

“We have customers fitting the Ultimate Evolution in as little as 45 minutes. The benefit is twofold: it saves time on site; but in making it easier to get the door square, it runs better, almost eliminating call backs.”

The Ultimate Evolution can be installed in as little as 45 minutes!

The Ultimate Evolution bi-fold, is available in multiple panel configurations including open-in or open-out, with a maximum sash height and width of 3000mm x 1200mm.

With colour-matched handles and magnetic door holders, a low threshold option and 30mm polyamide thermal break for increased thermal values, it is also fully tested to PAS 24 and BS6375 Part 1 Weather Testing.

Sliders UK has also done its bit to help installations go smoothly, launching its Technical Support Service last year. This includes an assisted fit service on first time installations.

“It’s not about hand holding but a little help on the first time fit goes a long way, because you learn to fit that particular door right, right form the very start, which allows you to avoid mistakes down the line”, says Mines.

Sliders UK reported 16% growth at the end of last year, product innovation and the expansion of its offering, coupled with lead times of two weeks or less, driving increased sales.

Alongside the Ultimate Evolution, this includes the launch of Duraflex’s new PVC-U bi-fold at the tail end of the year.

A second PVC-U bi-fold system – and launched in addition to the Eurocell Aspect bi-fold door – it’s Part Q approved and delivers u-values as low as 1.1Wm2/K.

Meanwhile, Sliders UK announced earlier this month that it’s launching its own lantern roof, the Ultimate Rooflite.

Capable of spanning openings of up to 5.8m long by 4m wide, offer is based on the tried and tested BBA approved Ultraframe Classic roofing system. Suitable for new build orangery or flat roof retro-fit installations, it’s been designed to offer installers a highly flexible but also competitive product.

Mines conncluded: “Our bi-fold offering, which also includes ALUK products, has like our wider product range and as evidenced by the launch of the Ultimate Evolution, come a really long way.

“We remain a specialist door manufacturer but where we have the opportunity to add value to our customer offer, through the addition of products that offer a logical fit, for example the Ultimate Rooflite, we also intend to pursue them.”

For more information contact sales@sliders-uk.com  or visit the website at www.sliders-uk.com.

Sliders UK launches new lantern roof

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Sliders UK has announced the launch of a new aluminium lantern roof system alongside its extensive range of aluminium and PVC-U bi-folding, inline sliding and composite doors.

Capable of spanning openings of up to 5.8m long by 4m wide, the Ultimate Rooflite by Sliders UK, has been designed to offer installers a highly flexible but also competitive product.

Steve Mines, Sales and Marketing Director, Sliders UK, said the Ultimate Rooflite offered installers huge flexibility

Steve Mines, Sales Director, said: “We manufacture two aluminium bi-fold door systems, which nine times out of ten go into orangery-type installations.

“Starting manufacture of what is a highly competitive lantern roof, alongside our established door offer was the logical step.

“We have the manufacturing capability, the expertise in aluminum and the distribution network. It means we can deliver roof lights and doors direct to site as a single source supplier and against a single order.”

Mines continued: “It’s a very accomplished and stable roof, making installation straight forward. In common with the rest of our product range, we also offer on-site support including an assisted fit on first-time installations.”

The Ultimate Rooflite by Sliders UK is based on the tried and tested BBA approved Ultraframe Classic roofing system and is suitable for installation as either part of a new build orangery or retro-fitted to a flat-roof.

Thermally broken and suitable for installation on as part of new builds or retro-fit to flat roofs, the Ultimate Rooflite is a highly flexible offer

With a thermally broken aluminium ridge and glazing bar system, the Ultimate Rooflite achieves typical U-values of 1.4W/m2K. Glazing options include self-cleaning, solar control in blue or neutral tints.

Color and finish options include standard white PVC-U or powder coated aluminium options in white, anthracite grey or satin black.

The easy-to-install system has also been designed to be self-draining with an overhang on each side which means there is no need to install a gutter.

“It gives us a very comprehensive but also flexible offer, which sold alongside our established bi-fold and patio door ranges, delivers some potentially very high margin opportunities to installers.”

Sliders UK’s wider product range already includes established aluminium bi-fold product offers from ALUK and the Ultimate Evolution, which features a highly innovative fully adjustable jamb option.

This makes it far simpler to align the door, even where apertures are out of square –  cutting installation times to as little as 45 minutes.

It also supplies two Part Q approved PVC-U bi-folds from Duraflex, the Aspect from Eurocell and inline sliding patio doors from Kömmerling and Duraflex.

For more information call 01772 698222 or email sales@sliders-uk.com

Sliders UK launches new composite door brochure

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Sliders UK has launched its new composite door retail brochure as part of its installer support offer.

The Ultimate Collection features a specially selected range of classic, contemporary, stable and cottage entrance doors, designed to meet end-user aspiration and to build in margin and opportunity for installers.

Part Q compliant, these are manufactured in the industry-leading Nan Ya slab from Distinction, combined with a choice of fully reinforced Duraflex and Eurocell 70mm PVC-U outer frames and slim, low line aluminium thresholds with twin seals.

Glass options include a choice of double or triple-glazed options, achieving U-Values as low as 1.0Wm2.K. Standard colours are black, red, blue, green, Gold Oak and Rosewood.

A new partnership with ERA means that all of Sliders UK composites also feature Fab & Fix hardware and a new 10-year HardexPLUS guarantee.

The surface coating technology has been proven to retain surface stability during rigorous prohesion tests. These go far beyond traditional neutral salt-spray accelerated corrosion testing to replicate ‘real world’ conditions in a series of cycled tests.

The guarantee extends to all of Sliders UK’s Fab&Fix decorative hardware. This includes composite door handles, letter plates, knockers and numerals in a choice of chrome, satin, bronze, gold, graphite, antique black, which are also covered for 10 years.

Steve Mines, Sales Director, Sliders UK said: “The HardexPlus 10-year hardware guarantee provides a very powerful retail sales message. Offered as standard on our composite doors in addition to patio door ranges, plus selected bi-folds, we believe it gives our customers a very tangible commercial advantage.

“The composite door sector is forecast for continuing growth but differentiation is increasingly hard to come by. We have a strong core offer and in HardexPLUS and the 10-year guarantee that it allows us to deliver, a very strong retail USP.”

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Sliders UK composites are Part Q approved and come with a 10-year hardware surface and mechanical guarantee

A new report from Palmer Market Research suggest that the market for entrance doors grew by 2.2% to 1.40million doors in 2015. Installed value was also up 7.6% at £692 million.

According, to The Market for Domestic Entrance Doors, composite doors now account for 50% of the market, the share rising to 54% by installed value with the inclusion of PVC/ABS faced doors.

PVC-U panel doors took 25% of the market in both installed value and volume terms, while wood (including engineered timber) took 20% by volume and 15% by installed value. Steel fell to just 46,000 doors.

The study suggests that forecast figures for last year should also be expected to show a modest overall increase in volume.  Within it, there are however, significant gains and losses. Most notably a forecast 22% increase in composite door sales through to 2020.

Mines concluded: “We have a very strong core offer in the Nan Ya slab. Where we as a business add value is in the products that we pair it with, including HardexPLUS guaranteed hardware, and the reliability that we’re able to deliver in supply.

“As a door specialist, we don’t have the distractions of other fabricators, doors are what we do. We’ve increased capacity with a new composite door line and we’re bringing a very compelling product and service offer to market.

“Composite door supply is notoriously unreliable and we’d say to anyone who may have been let down by their supplier to see what we can do for them.”

For more information contact sales@sliders-uk.com alternatively  download a brochure here

When it’s not so nice to be beside the seaside

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Coastal population centres are growing but that represents challenges as well as opportunity for installers. Steve Mines, Sales Director, Sliders UK discusses.

Inline sliding patio and bi-folding doors go with the seaside almost as much as fish and chips, promenades and rock. Providing the ideal connection between inside and outside spaces, they have been supplied into tens of thousands of UK coastal properties from Brighton to Blackpool and beyond.

The problem is, hardware unlike the rest of us, doesn’t ‘love to be beside the sea’. Salt water and metals don’t mix. Salt water corrodes metals five times faster than fresh water, while salt filled moisture carried in sea air combined with drying and then re-wetting with sun and rain, can erode metal 10 times faster than inland.

We have worked with installers who have budgeted on replacing handles on a yearly basis in exposed coastal locations. Rust stains running down any door look terrible but on white PVC-U there’s nowhere to hide. You get the cost of the replacement, the cost of the call backs. Corrosion eats into margins as much as it does into metals.

According to figures from the Office for National Statistics there are 6.2million of us living in 274 coastal communities – 11% of the UK population as a whole. This is even higher in Wales where large urban centres in and around Cardiff and Swansea, mean that 21% of the population are classed as living in coastal areas. There are also concentrations of population in England in the South West, South East and North East, ranging from 23-26% of regional populations.

At the same time as a generation of post-war ‘baby boomers’ retire to the coast, swelling population centres, coastal areas are potentially rich mining grounds for installers. People love the coast and coastal populations are growing as people retire to them. This is also a social demographic with a little more money in their back pockets alongside a higher expectation of quality. They’re also an economic grouping who are more-or-less immune from Brexit, which makes coastal areas a good hunting ground.

This is supported by government figures. While those aged 65 and over made up 16% of the population of England and Wales at the last census, they made up 25% of the population of smaller coastal communities and an average of 17% of larger ones.

We supply doors into all these areas and hardware has sometimes been a problem for us, not because of quality issues but simply because of the environment that some of these doors are going into, particularly patio doors.

This is because people want to maximize the open aspect, they don’t want doors to catch in the wind or have to fight the wind to open and close it. The problem is views tend to come with wind and greater exposure to salt-spray.

Responding to this challenge, Sliders UK is rolling out a 10-year surface finish guarantee across its Fab & Fix hardware inline sliding patio and composite door ranges – as standard. We’re also extending the guarantee, to cutting edge bi-fold systems the Veka Imagine and Duraflex bi-folding door.

This follows Sliders UK’s launch of HardexPLUS. Developed in partnership with Fab&Fix parent company ERA, this draws on the Hardex surface coating technology, to form the foundation of a 10-year industry leading guarantee.

HardexPlus is available across Sliders UK’s Fab&Fix hardware range

It’s a benefit for all of our customers, not just those working in coastal areas because pot-marking and corrosion caused by traffic and air pollution can be just as much of a problem inland. HardexPLUS is, however, a real advantage for our customers who do because we can guarantee surface stability. That’s an obvious advantage for anyone working in a coastal area because it should go a long way to eliminating call backs for hardware failure.

HardexPLUS has been proven to retain surface stability during rigorous prohesion tests. These go far beyond traditional neutral salt-spray accelerated corrosion testing to replicate ‘real world’ conditions in a series of cycled tests. This includes exposure to a dilute salt solution followed by a period of drying. This allows residual salt deposits to accumulate and concentrate on surface coatings, replicating rain and sun.

Withstanding this cycle for more than 1,000 hours – double the industry standard – Mines argues HardexPLUS also gives installers a strong retail message. It’s a great USP because everyone living in a coastal area is aware of the problems that sea air can cause.

We believe a 10-year hardware surface guarantee across our patio door and composite door ranges plus two leading PVC-U bi-fold doors puts them and us on a completely different playing field. In addition to prohesion testing, Fab&Fix HardexPLUS protected products have also been proven to outperform other handles and hardware against all key performance indicators.

This includes 500 hours UV light resistance testing compared to an industry standard 120 hours; abrasion testing to 18 litres of sand, compared to an industry standard 5 litres and pencil hardness of 4N-5N compared to 2N-3N.

The Sliders UK HardexPLUS guarantee also extends to all of its other Fab&Fix decorative hardware. As well as patio and composite door handles, letter plates, knockers and numerals in a choice of chrome, satin, bronze, gold, graphite, antique black, which are also covered for 10 years.

Corrosion and call backs murder margin – as simple as. HardexPLUS hardware delivers such exceptional performance both in terms of surface stability and mechanical operation that we’re underwriting what is an industry leading guarantee and a great platform for our customers.

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Sliders UK to offer 10-year handle surface finish guarantee – as standard

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Sliders UK is rolling out a 10-year surface finish guarantee across its inline sliding, composite door, plus selected bi-folding door handle ranges – as standard.

Developed for Sliders UK as part of a new partnership with ERA, HardexPLUS offers exceptional handle and hardware surface finish stability.

This builds on the hardware company’s Fab&Fix Hardex surface coating technology, which has been independently tested far beyond industry standard performance tests.

This includes prohesion testing which, unlike standard neutral salt spray testing, replicates the more aggressive effects of ‘real world’ exposure.

Steve Mines, Sales and Marketing Director, Sliders UK, said: “Pot marked handles generate call backs – as simple as.

“Increasing levels of traffic pollution or exposure to salt spray in coastal environments, can have a significant impact on hardware surface stability.

“HardexPLUS has been developed to withstand these challenges protecting the surface and mechanism inside, which means that we and our customers are able to offer a comprehensive, industry leading 10-year guarantee.”

This new 10-year surface finish and mechanical guarantee is offered by Sliders UK as standard across all new Fab & Fix, composite door and patio door handles.  It also extends to Sliders UK’s new Duraflex and Veka Imagine bi-folding doors.

Fab&Fix HardexPLUS patio door handles from Sliders UK feature feature a heavy-weight zinc construction, with ergonomically designed ‘D’ ring shape and integral latch leaver.

Sliders UK ergonomically designed ‘D’ ring patio door handles now come with the HardexPlus 10 year mechanical and surface stability hardware guarantee.

Composite and bi-fold door handles feature the same solid zinc construct and extended returned lever offering ultra-smooth operation and ease of use.

In addition to prohesion testing, Fab&Fix HardexPLUS protected products have also been proven to outperform other handles and hardware against all key performance indicators.

This includes 500 hours UV light resistance testing compared to an industry standard 120 hours; abrasion testing to 18 litres of sand, compared to an industry standard 5 litres and pencil hardness of 4N-5N compared to 2N-3N.

“A meaningful 10-year surface hardware guarantee offers installers a real USP, particularly installers who operate in coastal areas”, said Mines.

The Sliders HardexPLUS guarantee also extends to all Sliders other Fab&Fix decorative hardware. As well as patio and composite door handles, letter plates, knockers and numerals in a choice of chrome, satin, bronze, gold, graphite, antique black, which are also covered for 10 years.

He continued: “It’s a very powerful retail sales message. Offered as standard on our composite door and patio door ranges, plus selected bi-folds, we believe it gives our customers a very tangible commercial advantage.”

For more information contact sales@sliders-uk.com

Sliders UK reports significant growth

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Sliders UK has reported significant growth driven by its expanding bi-folding door offer and installer demand for reliable composite door supply.

According, to the door specialist, year-on-year sales were up 16% in November on the same time last year.

Steve Mines, Sales and Marketing Director, said new products, including the Ultimate Evolution and Sliders UK’s new Duraflex bi-folding doors, plus growth in composite door sales, had under-pinned growth.

Available in a wide range of glass options, the offer has been carefully selected to meet end-user aspiration and to build in margin and opportunity for installers.

Available in a wide range of glass options, the offer has been carefully selected to meet end-user aspiration and to build in margin and opportunity for installers.

He said: “We have been investing significantly in our product offering and manufacturing capability and we’re now seeing that convert into sales.

“We restructured our composite door line early in 2016 and that’s given us faster turnaround and an increasingly competitive offer at a time when reliability in the composite door sector has in general, dropped off.

“We’re also seeing the pull through now of the investment that we have made in our product range, including the launch of the Ultimate Evolution aluminium bi-fold and our new bi-fold offering from Duraflex, which is a really good PVC-U system.”

Sliders UK Ultimate Collection composite door offer is built around the market leading 44mm Nan Ya slab. This is combined with a choice of the fully reinforced Duraflex, Veka and Eurocell 70mm PVC-U outer frame and slim, low line aluminium thresholds with twin seals.

Sliders UK announced the launch of the Ultimate Evolution aluminium bi-fold door in late summer 2016.

Sitting alongside its established aluminium bi-fold door offer from ALUK, it features a highly innovative fully adjustable jamb option. This makes it far simpler to align the door, even where apertures are out of square –  cutting installation times to as little as 45 minutes.

PAS24:2012 and Part Q compliant, the new Duraflex bi-folding door is fully integrated with the systems company’s Diamond suite, featuring beveled and chamfered options it achieves a DER ‘A’ rating and u-values as low as 1.1Wm2/K.

It’s launch and that of the Ultimate Evolution, follows that of two other Part Q tested doors. This includes the Veka Imagine as a second PVC-U bi-fold system, in addition to its established Eurocell Ultimate Aspect PVC-U door range at the beginning of the year, both feature a high security specification.

Steve Mines, Sales and Marketing Director, said Sliders UK turnover was boosted by sales of the Ultimate Evolution and its Ultimate Collection composite door range

Steve Mines, Sales and Marketing Director, said Sliders UK turnover was boosted by sales of the Ultimate Evolution and its Ultimate Collection composite door range

And the launch of the PremiLine PRO patio door from Kömmerling. Another Part Q ready door, it sits alongside Sliders UK’s established offer from Duraflex, giving the door specialist one of, if not the, industry’s largest bi-fold and patio door offers.

“We have seen incredible product innovation in 2016 and we have brought that together into a product portfolio which we believe delivers incredible opportunity to our customers – all from a single source of supply”, continued Mines.

“In the year ahead, this kind of flexibility and economy, is going to be increasingly important to installers, as much in the time it gives them back.

“We will continue to invest in the coming year.  We have several product additions planned for 2017, which we believe will deliver significant additional opportunity to our customers.”

For more information contact sales@sliders-uk.com  or visit the website at www.sliders-uk.com.

 

Sameday Trade Frames expands its offer with Sliders UK

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Sameday Trade Frames has added the Ultimate Evolution aluminium bi-folding door to its expanding trade offer.

Sliders UK announced the launch of the Ultimate Evolution aluminium bi-fold door in late summer 2016.

Sitting alongside its established aluminium bi-fold door offer from ALUK, it features a highly innovative fully adjustable jamb option. This makes it far simpler to align the door, even where apertures are out of square –  cutting installation times to as little as 45 minutes.

Sameday Trade Frames’ Managing Director, Mike Woodend, said the Ultimate Evolution was a good fit with its expanding product range

Sameday Trade Frames’ Managing Director, Mike Woodend, said the Ultimate Evolution was a good fit with its expanding product range

With trade counters in Cheltenham, Gloucester, Cinderford, Bristol, Reading, Oxford and Bromsgrove, Sameday Trade Frames’ Managing Director, Mike Woodend, said the Ultimate Evolution was a good fit with its expanding product range.

He said: “We always work hard to lever a little purchasing power for our customers but our offer isn’t simply about price, it’s as much about product and service.

“The Ultimate Evolution is a good fit within our product portfolio. We were already offering the ALUK bi-folding door from Sliders UK but have now added the Ultimate Evolution and customers are really running with it.

“It makes installation easier, saves time on site but the sightlines and aesthetics are also good, while it gives them something a little bit more unique to sell.”

In addition to its adjustable jamb, the Ultimate Evolution combines an ultra-smooth bottom running system with impressively slim sightlines – even compared to other aluminium systems.

With a maximum sash height and width of 3000mm x 1200mm, colour-matched handles and magnetic door holders, a low threshold option and 30mm polyamide thermal break for increased thermal values, it is also fully tested to PAS 24:2012, Part Q approved and BS6375 Part 1 Weather Tested.

The Ultimate Evolution features a fully adjustable jamb option, which fitted to both sides of the door, makes squaring and setting faster - significantly reducing installation time

The Ultimate Evolution features a fully adjustable jamb option, which fitted to both sides of the door, makes squaring and setting faster – significantly reducing installation time

Steve Mines, Sales Director, Sliders UK said: “Over-packing, under-packing against walls – it all contributes to putting the door out of square. The adjustable jamb option simplifies installation – it’s forgiving! And that saves time on site and time lost in call backs.

“The other thing to emphasize’ is that it looks really good, all the standard colours are there, the sightlines are stunning, there’s colour coordinated hardware it’s a great retail product.”

For more information contact sales@sliders-uk.com