Sliders UK launches new ‘intelligent-timber’ composite door

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Sliders UK has launched its new PAS24 and Part Q approved ‘intelligent timber’ Ultimate Composite Door

Among the UK’s most secure doors, its manufactured using the new Capstone leaf which features 15mm thick LVL timber inserts.

The use of ‘intelligent timber’ inserts means the Ultimate Collection has gained Part Q approval including passing cut-through testing

Intelligently encased inside a foam core and durable GRP skin, these provide additional core strength without impacting on thermal efficiency.

This combination means that it not only achieves U-values of as low as 1.0Wm2.K, but has also been independently tested to PAS24:2016 – including cut-through testing.

Security is further enhanced through Capstone’s patented three stage glazing cassette system, which supports easy replacement of glass but maximizes security.

Steve Mines, Sales Director, Sliders UK said: “Security is always a major driver in entrance door retail and this is among most secure doors on the market.

“The major positive for the trade is that the way timber is used in the door not only makes it more resistant to attack – so that it’s Part Q approved – but encased in foam and GRP, there’s no chance of water ingress or warping.  It also delivers great thermal performance.”

This technically advanced combination of  timber inserts and thermally insulating foam also significantly reduces bowing, which means that the Ultimate Composite Door is supplied by Sliders UK with just a 3mm bowing tolerance.

“Bowing can cause a stack of problems and call-outs impacting on weather sealing and locking. With a 3mm tolerance, compared to the 5mm and 7mm tolerances of competitor systems, we’re underwriting through-life performance.”, continued Steve.

Door furniture and hardware is Trojan, while standard hinges and locks are manufactured by Ingenious, with heritage and auto-locking options from Winkhaus.  Door cylinders are six-pin anti-drill and pick as standard with the UKAS accredited 3-star BSI TS007 tested Ingenious cylinder, also available as an upgrade option.

Glass options include a choice of double or triple-glazed options, achieving U-Values as low as 1.0Wm2.K including laminated and toughened options.

Available in lead times of 5-days or less, standard colours are black, red, blue, green, Gold Oak and Rosewood, while a range of premium finishes are also available.

This is combined with a choice of standard or colour matched, fully reinforced Duraflex and Eurocell 70mm PVC-U outer frames and slim, low line aluminium thresholds with twin seals. Both Duraflex and Eurocell framed doors have been tested to PAS24:2016.

Ultimate Collection Doors are supplied with a choice of Duraflex and Eurocell framing options

Mines continues: “The technical advantages delivered by the new Capstone leaf – most significantly PAS24 approval – are major benefits.

“It’s highly competitive but the performance that it delivers, choice of colour and finishing options, means it can be sold against any door in the upper end. It’s really flexible and delivers a lot of very strong USPs.”

Palmer suggests that composite doors now account for 50% of the entrance door market, the share rising to 54% by installed value with the inclusion of PVC/ABS faced doors.

The Market for Domestic Entrance Doors 2017 edition also forecasts a 22% increase in composite door sales through to 2020.

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

Sliders UK unveils new ALUK Aluminium Inline Sliding Door

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Sliders UK has continued the expansion of its aluminium offer with the launch of ALUK’s BSC94 aluminium inline sliding door.

Available in mono, dual or tri rail options, the Ultimate Aluminium Inline Sliding Door delivers flexible design options combined with slim sightlines and advanced technical performance. This includes PAS 24 certification and Part Q approval.

Steve Mines, Sales Director, Sliders UK, said: “It’s a great looking door and it’s got huge retail and commercial potential. The BSC94 delivers great sightlines, it has a very smooth operating mechanism and what it of course gives you, is that uninterrupted view.

“The demand for it is proven and we believe it’s going to generate major opportunities for installers.”

Available in a choice of anodized single or dual colour options, the BSC94 is also available from Sliders UK in an ultra slim sightline 45mm system.

The Ultimate Inline Sliding Door combines the structural integrity of aluminium with stunning sight lines

Accommodating triple-glazed units, the BSC94 also delivers u-values as low as 1.5W/m2K; a Class 4 air tightness rating (600PA), a Class 7A (300pa) water tightness rating and C4 wind load rating of 1600PA.

“We’re selling the BSC94 as the Ultimate Aluminium Inline Sliding Door. It delivers great aesthetics, its simple to fit, there’s not a lot of adjustment involved or things to go wrong”, said Mines. He continued: “This makes it a higher margin fit and sell, while the sightlines give Ultimate Aluminium Inline Sliding Door masses of end user appeal.”

The launch of the Ultimate Aluminium Inline Sliding Door, comes as part of a major programme of investment in its aluminium offer by Sliders UK.

This includes the launch last year of its new Ultimate Residential Aluminum Window, which manufactured in ALUK’s proven 70mm Optio system, features flexible and clean sightlines, making it suitable for traditional and contemporary applications.

It also offers two aluminium bi-folding door systems, including the Ultimate Evolution easy-adjust and fit bi-fold, a lantern roof and the new ALUK Luminia Veranda.

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 call01772 698222 or email  sales@sliders-uk.com

Aluminium window growth in home improvement

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Aluminium windows are seeing significant commercial growth but are also making inroads into the home improvement sector.

Higher priced – and ultimately better products – are setting the defining trends within the UK window and door industry.

This has included the reinvention of PVC-U. Foils, flush casements, mechanical jointing and timber-type welds, providing the foundation for a new end-user offer.

It’s something which contributed to a 7% increase in installed values in 2016 – up to £4.5bn according to the latest Palmer report, at a time when the market grew by only 1% in volume.

And it’s been accompanied by the rapid growth seen in demand for another higher margin offer – bi-fold doors.

According to The Window, Door and Conservatory Markets in Housing in Great Britain 2017, sales of bi-folding doors were up 9.3% to 42,700 door-sets and an installed value topping £102million. Of these 59% were aluminium.

Aluminium windows are also assuming their place amongst a new generation of higher-value and higher margin products.

“There is a logical connection between increased sales and growing end-user demand for aluminium bi-fold doors and the resurgence being seen in sales of aluminium windows”, says Steve Mines, Sales Director, Sliders UK.

“The houseful of aluminium windows are out there but the market is by definition narrower because of price point – it’s a larger investment.

“Where we see the Ultimate Aluminium Window sitting is in the home improvement market.  The specification of a handful of windows as part of an extension or orangery installation to match-in with a set of bi-folding doors, is a much more affordable and therefore, accessible proposition.

“What it remains is a high value and higher margin opportunity for our customers.”

Manufactured in ALUK’s proven 70mm Optio system, the new Ultimate Aluminium 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, the Ultimate Aluminium Window comes in a range of fully anodised finishes, also carrying a 10-year guarantee.

FACTBOX: The Ultimate Aluminium Window

  • Slim sightlines and highly flexible design options
  • Ultra-secure multi-point locking
  • PAS24 and Part Q (Building Regulations Security) approved
  • Advanced thermal performance with triple-glazed options andU-vlaues as low as 1.2 W/m2K
  • Enhanced weather performance including testing to hurricane force winds
  • Available in white or anthracite grey as standard, plus dual colour options and any RAL colour as special order
  • Child safety and restrictor hinges available
  • Green Guide (material sustainability) ‘A’ rating
  • 10-year guarantee

“We have developed a very transparent proposition”, says Mines. “The Ultimate Aluminium Window is being sold off list price, so there aren’t the fluctuations that you get from some suppliers depending on how busy they are.

“The price is the price, less your standard discount. It makes things cleaner and more straightforward for installers.”

The launch of the Ultimate Aluminium Window by Sliders UK, gives it a second aluminum window system having launched the Ultimate EVO XT at the end of summer 2017.

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.

This neatly lines up the specialist manufacturer – and most importantly, it’s customers – to take advantage of the growth being seen in sales of aluminium windows.

According Palmer, in the last year, this included 26% growth in volume terms and installed value by 28%. The authors of the report attributing this to a combination of demand from high density urban development and growing end user demand.

But it’s the fit with its core proposition which Mines argues, is of greatest benefit to its customers.  This includes its established ALUK and Ultimate Evolution bi-folds.

Each is Part Q and PAS24 accredited, the ALUK bi-fold featuring concealed running gear, heavy-duty rollers and stainless steel tracks and multiple opening options, Sliders UK’s established offer.

The Ultimate Evolution aluminium bi-fold draws on innovation in hardware, combining a ultra-smooth bottom running system with impressively slim sightlines and an innovative fully adjustable jamb option. This dramatically simplifies door squaring and setting.

“The Ultimate Aluminium Window is by default a perfect match to the our established ALUK bi-fold offer”, continues Mines. “We also offer an aluminium lantern roof, so with the Ultimate Evolution bi-fold, we can offer our customers access to a pretty comprehensive aluminium portfolio.

“There’s a logical fit. We have the aluminum lines in place and significant expertise in the manufacture of aluminium products.

“The fit is also there with our customers’ offer. Bi-folds are normally ordered as part of a bigger project, so being able to fulfill that on a single order and single delivery to site, simplifies things significantly.”

“The market is there, it delivers high margins and we can support our customers in winning business through a highly flexible offer.”

 

For more information contact sales@sliders-uk.com

Forecasts for aluminium windows and doors in the UK 2018

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Its reference in the Periodic Table is AL, its atomic number is 13 and it’s the third most abundant element after Oxygen and Silicon. And it’s also the third most ‘abundant’ material in the UK window and door industry – and forecast to become more so across retail, new build and commercial markets.

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.

Going forward forecasts suggest it will remain one of the key drivers of growth for the UK window and door industry. It’s dominance in the bi-fold door market – accounting for 59% of market share in 2016 – is also tipped for continuing growth.

“What we have in aluminium bi-fold doors is a very happy convergence of a product type, which has really captured the imagination of the end-user and a material type, that is also seen by them as having an architectural quality and carries an aspirational appeal”, says Steve Mines, Sales Director, Sliders UK.

“The net effect is aluminium bi-fold doors are a major growth area.”

Sliders UK, has a highly flexible aluminium bi-fold offer. This includes its established ALUK bi-fold and the Ultimate Evolution.

It’s ALUK bi-fold is available in two to seven panel configurations, is Part Q and PAS24 accredited, and features concealed running gear, heavy-duty rollers and stainless steel tracks and multiple opening options.

Maximum height and width is 2500mm X 7000mm, while maximum individual panel width is 1200m and a maximum weight 100kg, giving it a high degree of structural flexibility. U-values are as low as 1.4w/m2K, while it’s also severe weather rated BS6375 -1:2009, Water 600PA. Air 600PA and Wind pressure of 1800 PA.

It’s available in white gloss, anthracite grey matt, and semi-gloss graphite black as standard colours, while all hardware and frames are guaranteed for 10 years.

“The ALUK door typifies that architectural aesthetic aluminium delivers and which has created incredible end user appeal”, continues Mines.

“PVC-U products continue to have significant reach. The price point will be more palatable to a lot of homeowners and innovation in foiling technologies has moved the appeal of the PVC-U bi-fold but aluminium remains dominant in the bi-fold door market”, he says.

The Ultimate Evolution bi-fold simplifies door squaring and setting using two full adjustable jambs.

Sliders UK, which completed a an MBO earlier this year,  launched the Ultimate Evolution aluminium bi-fold door last summer. It draws on innovation in hardware, combining a 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 2, Part Q approved and BS6375 Part 1 Weather Tested.

This may give it end-user appeal, but it’s an innovative fully adjustable jamb option which dramatically simplifies door squaring and setting and increases tolerances, which is perhaps the biggest single innovation. An easy-adjustment system delivering up to 8mm of tolerance, making if far simpler to align the door even where apertures are out of square.

Mines continues: “The Ultimate Evolution, offered our customers something that is different again and with that the new opportunities that go with it.

“Aluminium systems in general are unforgiving, leaving little room for maneuver in installation. The Ultimate Evolution, far greater flexibility, accommodating imperfections in brick-work making it easier to set the door, cutting installation times to as little as 45-minutes.”

While PVC-U outperformed market forecasts last year, projections from Palmer going forward for PVC-U as a material type are less favourable.

Mines, however, remains sanguine about the place PVC-U bi-folds can hold in the market. “The Ultimate Aspect, built around the Eurocell system demonstrate what is being delivered in new generation PVC-U technology.”

This includes two to seven panel configuration Part Q and PAS24 – but most significantly U-values as low as 0.94Wm2/K.

Thermal performance combined with a competitive price point compared to aluminium systems, giving the Ultimate Aspect appeal and particularly so in new build markets “The slim contemporary sightlines echo those of an aluminium systems”, Mines adds.

The Ultimate Aluminium Window offers a high degree of flexibility making it ideal for contemporary or traditional installations

Sliders UK has also stepped into new territory adding two new aluminium windows to its offer this autumn.  The Ultimate Residential Window is manufactured in ALUK’s Optio system and is primarily aimed at the residential market. The other, its’ own offering, the Ultimate Evolution XT, which offers U-Values as low as 0.85 W/m2K giving it exceptional commercial and specification appeal.

It has also recently launched the Ultimate Rooflite, an aluminium lantern roof based on the BBA accredited UltraRoof system.

“We see some very substantial opportunities, particularly in aluminium but across our portfolio of products”, says Mines.

He continues: “We’re offering a competitively priced high quality and highly accredited product range and underpinning that with a genuine focus on customer service.

“We believe that gives us but most importantly our customers, access to a very strong market proposition across the board.”

For more information contact sales@sliders-uk.com

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.

Find out how our new ultra-energy efficient aluminium window can become key to your future growth

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Steve Mines, Sales Director, Sliders UK, explains how industry leading thermal efficiency combined with a flexible choice of finishes and exclusive sales areas, make the Ultimate Evolution XT a must-have product.

 

The end-user demand for aluminium windows has been there for some time. Thermal performance and reliability of supply hasn’t been.

We’ve been into countless customers and the story is the same – jobs delayed or incomplete because windows haven’t been delivered on time or jobs lost or switched to PVC-U, because the cost of energy efficient aluminum windows is prohibitive.

Customer demand has been in no small part, an influence on our decision to manufacture our own 66mm aluminium window, the Ultimate Evolution XT. The other driver has been our commitment to the strategic development of our product portfolio, where it makes sense to do so and where we can add-value to our offer to our customers.

Offering U-values as low as 0.85 W/m2K – a Passive Haus equivalent standard of performance – the Ultimate Evolution XT more than fits the bill.

It’s an incredibly exciting product, delivering thermal performance that you would be hard-pushed to achieve in a PVC-U window, let alone competitively in an aluminium one. That’s why we see it as being absolutely key to our own  and no less importantly – our customers’ growth.

Exclusively available in the UK, through Sliders UK, The Evolution XT houses insulated glazed units of up to 48mm, which means it comfortably accommodates triple-glazed units.

The patented and ultra thermally efficient Evolution XT thermal break

It’s exceptional thermal performance also draws on a highly innovative and patented thermal break. This features a multi-chamber composite core, filled with highly insulative foam, to create an ultra-energy efficient thermal barrier and with it one of the most energy efficient aluminium windows on the market.

We see this as being a real asset to our customers – an advanced aluminium window reliably supplied alongside their existing bi-fold, inline- sliding, composite door or lantern roof orders.

It’s also available off-list price. This was something which we know is really important to our customers who can pay wildly differing prices for the same window based on how busy their supplier is or isn’t. Our pricing structure is completely transparent and there for anyone to see.

We’re also committing to exclusive sales areas. The Ultimate Evolution XT is a high performance product. We’re not about to de-value that by flooding the market and setting-up our customer’s competitors just a few miles down the road. We want the Ultimate Evolution XT to be an aluminium window, which drives sales. It’s strictly first come first served.

And that’s because the Ultimate Evolution XT delivers stacks of USPs – not just exceptional thermal efficiency in an aluminum window. This includes finish options.

While the Ultimate Evolution XT is available in white or anthracite grey as standard, it also comes in dual colour options and any RAL colour as special order. This includes marine-grade Qualicoat polyester powder coating as standard. It means we’re able to offer a 10-year surface finish guarantee even where installed in coastal areas.

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, these also come with a 10-year guarantee.

 

The Ultimate Evolution XT window by Sliders UK:

  • Thermally broken 66mm aluminium system
  • Patented thermal break technologies
  • U-values of as low as 0.85 Wm2K
  • Accommodates 28mm to 48mm (double and triple glazed) IGUs
  • Multiple sash options
  • Internally or externally beaded
  • Multiple coupler profiles to achieve widespan windows
  • Part Q and PAS24:2016 compliant
  • Weather tested to BS 6375 – 1:2009
    • Air classification – 4: 600pa
    • Water tightness – E900: 900pa
    • Wind resistance – EA2400
  • Operational performance tested to BS6375 – 2: 2009
    • Resistance to racking – Class 3
    • Static torsion – Class 3
    • Repeated opening and closing – Class 3 (20,000 cycles)
    • Operating forces – Class 1
  • 10-year finish guarantee

The Evolution XT is available in white and anthracite grey as standard plus premium and hard wearing Decoral finishes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you look at where the market is going, it’s very easy to identify the growth opportunities that the Ultimate Evolution XT has the potential to deliver.

Although the market for glazing as a whole, took a dip south in 2015, falling by 0.7%, installed value actually increased to £4.20billion (Palmer), the decline in volume offset by a shift to higher value products aluminium key aongst them – up by 8% in 2015 to £370million.

Although PVC-U systems retain the lion’s share of the glazing market, Palmer also suggests aluminium continues to gain ground – up 6% in volume terms last year.  This means that it now accounts for 9% of the total housing market.

Manufacture of Ultimate Evolution XT energy efficient aluminium windows, means that we’re geared up to supporting our customers in accessing the opportunities that this growth delivers.

That’s why we continue to expand our product portfolio. It’s about identifying products which deliver more to our customers. This has included the launch of the Ultimate Evolution aluminium bi-folding door, alongside our other aluminium and PVC-U folding sliding doors and our aluminium lantern roof the Ultimate Rooflite.

The Ultimate Evolution aluminium bi-folding door offers ultra-slim sightlines plus smooth bottom running system and concealed shoot bolt lock with single point handle. 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.

These time savings have made the Ultimate Evolution aluminium bi-fold popular with installers, while also delivering bags of end-user appeal. Supplied alongside the Ultimate Evolution XT energy efficient aluminium window and you have a compelling offer.

The launch of the Ultimate Rooflite makes it even easier to get all of the products for your next job on a single delivery and against a single order.

It’s based on the tried and tested BBA approved Ultraframe Classic roofing system. Capable of spanning openings of up to 5.8m long by 4m wide, it’s suitable for installation as either part of a new build orangery or retro-fit to a flat-roof.

Sold individually or together, these highly innovative aluminium windows, aluminium bi-folding doors and lantern roofs, deliver added value to our customers in on-site efficiencies, in our service and support offer, including assisted first time fits and in the commercial opportunities that they deliver.

We continue to build and grow together.

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

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

Why buying-in French, bi-fold and patio doors alongside rooflites from a single source of supply could save installers thousands

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Steve Mines, Sales Director, Sliders UK, explains why rooflites go hand-in-hand with bi-folds, French and patio doors.

One order, one delivery, one invoice – buying in doors from a single source supplier makes a lot of sense. As a door specialist, we can offer our customers a complete door range giving them time back – that’s time processing orders, paying invoices and time away from site to accept deliveries.

We offer one of the UK’s most competitive bi-folding door, French door and inline sliding door ranges, plus a wide choice of composite doors.

Adding a lantern roof to this offer was for us, a logical step. It delivers additional flexibility to our customers, allowing them to order everything for an orangery-type installation from a single source supplier.

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.

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. Thermally broken the Ultimate Rooflite achieves typical U-values of 1.4W/m2K which should also make it popular with homeowners.

Glazing options include self-cleaning, solar control glass 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.

It’s a strong proposition for new build installations but also importantly the retro-fit market because it can be installed to pre-existing flat roofs. The transformative potential that this has is difficult to overstate, making it a very strong retail proposition.

The Market for Domestic Conservatories, by Palmer, suggests that while the home market for traditional Victorian-type conservatories fell by 9% in 2015 to 57,000 units, the replacement market reported growth of 13%.

Home-owners, it says, are also moving away from Victorian-type conservatories and towards more flexible orangery, orangery/conservatory type installations. This Palmer also argues,this is driving significant growth in the market for replacement roofs, which grew to 11,200 – up 62% in 2015 and forecast for continuing growth through to 2020.

The markets we’re targeting with the Ultimate Rooflite mirror those growth areas. It’s a great new build orangery solution but also it can also be retro-fitted and has reach into the flat roof replacement market.

But where we can really engineer in value to our offer is that it can be delivered on the same order as our customer’s exiting bi-folding, patio and French door delivery.

We offer one of the UK’s most expansive bi-folding door, patio and French door ranges. This includes aluminium bi-folding doors from ALUK, and Eurocell’s Aspect bi-fold.

We added a second PVC-U bi-fold from Duraflex to our offer at the end of last year. 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.

In addition to our established ALUK aluminium offer, we also supply the Ultimate Evolution . 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.

Time is money. With options to order inline sliding patio doors from Kömmerling and Duraflex, we offer our customers genuine commercial edge.

The Premiline Pro for example, features a high security locking mechanism operated through patented interlock shootbolt system, it’s PAS24 and Part Q approved.

It’s available in panel openings of to 2, 3 or 4 panel openings – again that’s a PAS24 and Part Q accredited door.

High quality stainless steel tracks guarantee the maximum possible service life and smooth running, while the clean sightlines of the 70mm outer frame are further enhanced through a wide choice of colours and low sightline black or grey gaskets.

These innovations are immediately tangible to the homeowner and that equates to opportunity.

Our product development strategy is focused on those innovations which deliver a distinct commercial advantage to our customers.

The Ultimate Rooflite is a very well-considered product, it delivers installation efficiencies to installers, has masses of end user appeal.

Where on this occasion we can add greatest value, is that we can supply it alongside bi-folds, French or inline sliding doors as part of a single order and on a single delivery, saving them time, money and with one of the industry’s best OTIFs, a whole lot of hassle.

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