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Sliders UK adds second aluminium window to its offer

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Sliders UK has continued the strategic expansion of its specialist product portfolio with the launch of a second aluminium window system.

Manufactured in ALUK’s proven 70mm Optio system, the new Ultimate Residential Window from Sliders UK is defined by clean and flexible sightlines, making it suitable for traditional and contemporary applications.

It accommodates double and triple-glazed insulated units of 24mm to 40mm, employing a unique polyamide thermal break design to achieve u-values as low as 1.2W/m2K.  It’s also fully tested to PAS24 and is part Q compliant.

Available in white or anthracite grey as standard, plus dual colour options and any RAL colour as special order, it comes in a range of fully anodised finishes, also carrying a 10-year guarantee.

The Ultimate Window is ideally suited to traditional or contemporary installations

It’s adoption by Sliders UK, gives the specialist manufacturer a second aluminum window system having launched the Ultimate EVO XT last month.

Available in multiple sash options, accommodating double and triple-glazed insulated units of up to 48mm the EVO XT achieves u-Values as low as 0.85 W/m2K. In common with its new ALUK offer, it’s also fully tested to PAS24 and is part Q compliant.

Steve Mines, Sales Director, Sliders UK, said: “We have had an excellent response to the EVO XT, which in addition to offering incredibly low u-values is also available in wide choice of highly durable Decoral finishes. A second aluminium system, however, gives our customers a little more flexibility again.

“The reach and appeal of the ALUK Optio is established in retail and we expect it to generate significant demand going forward, alongside that for the Evolution XT.”

According to the The Window, Door and Conservatory Markets in Housing in Great Britain, by Palmer, aluminium saw 24% growth in the last year, including 26% growth in volume terms and installed value by 28% in sales of aluminium windows.

The Ultimate Evolution XT aluminium window combines advanced thermal performance with a wide choice of hard-wearing Decoral finishes.

It’s launch of two aluminium window systems in two-months, gives Sliders UK a comprehensive aluminium offer, positioning it as one of the UK’s major suppliers of aluminum bi-folding doors and windows.

This includes the the Ultimate Evolution Aluminium Bi-folding door, launched late last year. It’s USP is 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.

This was launched in addition to its pre-existing ALUK aluminium bi-folding door range and its extensive PVC-U and composite door offer, including Duraflex and Eurocell.

It has also recently added the Ultimate Rooflite – an aluminium lantern roof – to its offer. It’s 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-fit to a flat-roof.

MBO and product development the foundation of record growth for Sliders UK

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Six-months on from its MBO, Sliders UK has reported record growth, driven by product development and rapidly growing share in the aluminium market.

According, to the door specialist, year-on-year sales were up 36% at the end of September on the same time last year, driven by increased sales in its Ultimate Evolution and ALUK aluminium bi-folding door ranges.

It comes following this April’s MBO and a significant restructure of the business, including six-figure investment in its manufacturing capability and the expansion of its product and service offer.

Ian Longbottom, Chairman, Sliders UK said: “The MBO in April allowed the new senior management team to take the brakes off the business and to set our ambitious growth strategy running.

“That’s included major investment in our aluminum offer, including the Ultimate Evolution adjustable jamb bi-fold and continuing investment in our established offer from ALUK.

“We have now been able to move this further forward with the launch of two new aluminium window systems, in addition to our PVC-U and composite door ranges, which have given our customers new reach into the higher margin aluminium sector.”

Completed at the end of April, the management buy-out, saw Longbottom continue in the role he assumed in 2016, as Sliders UK Chairman. Steve Mines also remaining in his existing post as Sales Director.

They were joined in a newly created senior management team by Sliders UK’s new Managing Director, Alex Murphy, previously Operations Director and Finance Director, Jonathan Foxcroft.

This followed a 10,000 sq ft expansion of Sliders UK’s manufacturing hub, housing a new purpose-built distribution facility, new lines and the expansion of its product offer.

This included the new Duraflex bi-folding door, which achieves a DER ‘A’ rating and u-values as low as 1.1Wm2/K, in addition to established PVC-U offers from Eurocell.

The Ultimate Evolution bi-fold can cut installation time to as little as 45minutes

But it is its aluminium offer which has been the major foundation of the door specialist’s growth, including the Ultimate Evolution Aluminium Bi-folding door, launched late last year.

It’s USP is 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.

This was followed by the launch of the Ultimate Rooflite – an aluminium lantern roof – and the Evolution XT ultra-energy efficient aluminium window last month [Sept].  This delivers a Passive Haus equivalent standard of performance with u-values as low as 0.85 W/m2K.

Ian Longbottom, Chairman, Sliders UK

“The market is in general challenging, which makes what we and our customers are achieving even more impressive”, continued Longbottom. “The investment that we have made in our infrastructure and our product ranges is now paying off for us – but most importantly, our customers.

“The growth we’re now seeing in our aluminium window and door ranges is a real testimony to that and we believe it puts them and us in a very strong position going forward”, he concluded.

According to the The Window, Door and Conservatory Markets in Housing in Great Britain, by Palmer, aluminium saw 24% growth in the last year, including 26% growth in volume terms and installed value by 28% in sales of aluminium windows.

For more information contact sales@sliders-uk.com

‘Good sport’: Sliders UK supports Indian Schools Rugby Programme

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Sliders UK has continued its support for a pioneering programme to promote educational achievement by bringing rugby to some of India’s most deprived cities and districts.

The Delhi Hurricanes School Rugby Development Programme is built on a model first pioneered in the UK by the Atlas Foundation.

This promotes discipline and team working through the sport and has been shown to increase academic achievement in areas of social and economic deprivation here in the UK by 12 per cent.

Sliders UK has continued its support for the programme this year through the sponsorship of the 2017 Tour and Festival of Rugby, which took place over the summer.

Alex Murphy, Sliders UK’s Managing Director and former London Irish loose-head prop, coaches as part of the scheme.

He explained: “The Delhi Hurricanes School Rugby Development Programme gives children from some of the most deprived neighbourhoods of Delhi, Chennai and Calcutta the opportunity to take part in organized team sport – often for the very first time.

“In leaving that poverty behind them, even for just a few days, and focusing on a team sport, you see these kids grow in confidence, understand that they can achieve and that through longer term mentoring, translates into a better performance in their school work.”

Alex Murphy, Managing Director, Sliders UK

Murphy first formed links with the Delhi Hurricanes during his time as Business Head of Fenesta Building Systems. India’s largest PVC-U window manufacturer the company is part of the chemicals giant, DCM Shriram.

Sliders UK’s continuing sponsorship of the scheme helps to finance three full-time coaching posts in Delhi, funded by the Atlas Foundation.

The Atlas foundation was set up by 114 England Cap loose-head prop Jason Leonard, to provide a link between businesses looking to make a contribution as part of their CSR strategies and grassroots rugby worldwide as a funding organization.

It’s also developed a network of ‘Champions’ who work with projects around the world, providing leadership and support to development programmes.

The scheme in India involves more than 800 regular players, a 50/50 mix of boys and girls under the age of 16 including an all-girls school

“The programme makes a really big difference to a lot people’s lives for not a lot of money. It’s an absolute privilege and genuinely humbling to be able to support these children and I’d like to thank the industry for the continuing support its shown for them”, continued Murphy.

For more information on the Atlas Foundation please visit www.theatlasfoundation.org.uk.

Sliders UK launches ultra-energy efficient aluminium window

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Sliders UK has announced the launch of a new ultra-energy efficient aluminium window as part of the strategic expansion of its specialist product portfolio.

The 66mm Ultimate EVO XT window, is available in multiple sash options, accommodating double and triple-glazed insulated units of up to 48mm.

This, combined with its patented thermal break technologies, means that the Ultimate EVO XT achieves u-Values as low as 0.85 W/m2K – a Passive Haus equivalent standard of performance. It’s also fully tested to PAS24 and is part Q compliant.

Steve Mines, Sales Director, Sliders UK said: “The thermal performance that we’re able to achieve with a triple or even a double-glazed unit is incredibly impressive.

“We can do this because the Ultimate EVO XT features a very smart thermal breaking system and insulated foam core.

“This combined with slim sightlines, plus a wide choice of finishing options and purchase from list price, makes the case for adding the Evolution XT to your retail offer compelling.”

Exclusively available through the specialist manufacturer in the UK, the Evolution XT is tested to BS 6375 – 2: 2009 including air classification to 600pa; water tightness to 900pa and wind resistance to EA2400. It has also been fully tested to 20,000 opening and closing cycles.

Available in white or anthracite grey as standard, plus dual colour options and any RAL colour as special order, Ultimate Evolution XT windows from Sliders UK are polyester powder coated to a marine-grade finish and come with a 10-year guarantee.

The Ultimate Evo XT is also available in Golden Oak, Rosewood, Worn Ash, Teak, Cherry and Dark Oak, Decoral woodgrain options. Far more hard-wearing and robust than PVC-U foils, Decoral finishes also come with a 10-year guarantee.

The launch of the Ultimate Evolution XT sits within a wider programme off strategic product development set by Sliders UK last year and accelerated following April’s MBO.

It already includes the launch of the Ultimate Evolution bi-fold, which offers ultra-slim sightlines plus a highly innovative fully adjustable jamb option. This makes squaring and setting faster – cutting installation time to as little as 45 minutes.

Sliders UK has also recently added the new Ultimate Rooflite to its portfolio, which 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-fit to a flat-roof.

“As a specialist, we see it as in our customers’ and our own interests, to expand our product range, where see it will deliver opportunities for them”, continued Mines.

“The Evolution XT window is illustrative of this approach. The performance that it delivers is exceptional but as an aluminium system, and one which we’re combining with flexible finishing options, it delivers positive differentiation at a time when differentiation in window retail is thin on the ground.”

For more information contact sales@sliders-uk.com

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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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

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