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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

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

‘Breaking new ground’: work starts on Sliders UK 10,000 sq ft factory expansion

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Work has started on a major extension of Sliders UK state-of-the art manufacturing facility factory and distribution centre, as the trade door specialist gears-up for continuing growth.

Scheduled for completion by the year-end, the new 10,000 sq ft facility, will house a new purpose-built distribution facility and new lines, as Sliders UK continues the expansion of its rapidly growing product portfolio.

Offering lead times of just two weeks, this has included the launch of four new products so far this year. This includes the Ultimate Evolution and Duraflex bi-fold doors, which were launched this autumn.

They followed the launch of the Ultimate Imagine bi-folding door in March and that of the PremiLine PRO patio from Kömmerling to its Part Q approved Ultimate inline sliding door and bi-folding door ranges, in April. This is in addition to established offers from ALUK, Eurocell and Distinction.

Our new 10,000 sq ft facility, will house a new purpose-built distribution facility and new lines

Our new 10,000 sq ft facility, will house a new purpose-built distribution facility and new lines as we continue the expansion of our rapidly growing product portfolio.

Operations Director, Alex Murphy, said: “We have seen some very significant growth, but it’s absolutely paramount that as we move forward, we do so sustainably.

“We have a number of exciting developments down the line and the current expansion of our facility gives us the future capacity that we will need to accommodate them and deliver growth sustainably.”

With suited hardware, 13 opening and closing combinations,  there new Duraflex Bi-fold from Sliders UK achieves a DER ‘A’ rating and u-values as low as 1.1Wm2/K.

With suited hardware, 13 opening and closing combinations, there new Duraflex Bi-fold from Sliders UK achieves a DER ‘A’ rating and u-values as low as 1.1Wm2/K.

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.

With suited hardware, 13 opening and closing combinations, three low threshold options and featuring Duraflex’s Q-lon, low line gasket, the system also achieves a DER ‘A’ rating and u-values as low as 1.1Wm2/K.

Also Part Q approved, the Ultimate Evolution aluminium bi-folding door features ultra slim sightlines – even compared to the standards set by other leading aluminium systems. At the same time, an innovative fully adjustable jamb option, simplifies door setting and squaring, saving time on site.

Murphy continued: “We manufacture a wide range of composite doors and aluminium and PVC-U bi-folding and patio doors – probably more than anyone else.

“But as a specialist, that’s all we do. Our lines are optimized for door fabrication, our people are trained in it and that combination means that our quality and services levels are high.

“We continue to build our offer because we see the opportunities ahead for supply into trade and new build markets, for us its very much about controlled growth. The investment we’re now making gives us that.”

“New customers are important but bringing our existing fabricator and installer base with us is our priority as we recognize that our growth is built on theirs.”

 

For more information contact sales@sliders-uk.com

Triple Crown: Sliders UK adds third PVC-U bi-fold to its portfolio

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Sliders UK has started manufacturing the new Duraflex bi-fold, its third PVC-U bi-folding door system – and the fourth new product, launched by the door specialist this year.

 

Already manufacturing Veka’s Imagine and Eurocell’s Aspect bi-fold systems, the launch of its third PVC-U bi-fold, extends the reach of the company’s expansive product portfolio.

PAS24:2012 and Part Q compliant, this new offering is fully integrated with Duraflex’s Diamond suite, featuring beveled and chamfered options.

With suited hardware, 13 opening and closing combinations, three low threshold options and featuring Duraflex’s Q-lon, low line gasket, the system also achieves a DER ‘A’ rating and u-values as low as 1.1Wm2/K.

Colour options include a complete range of the latest solid and wood grain foils, as well as further aesthetic appeal including grey both sides on grey substrate; woodgrain on both sides, on brown, or tan substrate.

Steve Mines, Sales Director, Sliders UK said: “Our Duraflex’s patio door and composite door frames are part of our established offer and it’s a system which has retained consistent popularity with installers across all profile systems.

“The new Duraflex bi-fold, is also a very solid and considered system. The fact that it complements and is integrated with its Diamond suite, with beveled and chamfered options gives it a high level of flexibility and synergy with a wide variety of profile systems.

“As PAS24:2012 and Part Q as standard and achieving values as low as 1.1Wm2/K, it puts a tick in the box against regulatory requirements at a very flexible price point.”

With suited hardware, 13 opening and closing combinations, there new Duraflex Bi-fold from Sliders UK achieves a DER ‘A’ rating and u-values as low as 1.1Wm2/K.

With suited hardware, 13 opening and closing combinations, there new Duraflex Bi-fold from Sliders UK achieves a DER ‘A’ rating and u-values as low as 1.1Wm2/K.

The launch of its new offer from Duraflex, follows that of the Ultimate Evolution adjustable jamb system aluminium bi-fold last month [Sept].

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

Offering lead times of just two weeks, its launch of the Ultimate Evolution and Duraflex bi-fold door, follows the two product launches by the specialist door manufacturer earlier in the year.

This includes Sliders UK’s launch of the Ultimate Imagine bi-folding door in March and the launch of the PremiLine PRO from Kömmerling to its PAS24 2012 compliant Ultimate inline sliding door range in April.

These come in addition to and established aluminium offer from ALUK and PVC-U systems from Eurocell and Duraflex, plus Distinction composite doors.

Mines continued: “With a growing but still highly competitive market we see our growth and that of our customers as being delivered by having the flexibility to take on almost any job.

“Our sliding and bi-folding door range reflects that. Price point, structural integrity, colour, PVC-U or aluminium – whatever our customers need to win business, we can offer it as a single source supplier.”

 

For more information please email sales@sliders-uk.com