Aluk launches new Doc L compliant slider

Aluk has launched a new inline sliding door system to replace its BSC94 slider.

According to Aluk the new S140 is said to have been developed in close consultation with customers, so delivers on all the key areas which matter most to both fabricators and installers – from ease of fabrication and minimal stockholding to slim sightlines and easy compliance with Part L.

The new door uses fewer profiles than the BSC94 and is available in both dual and triple track options, with a two-part triple track profile which is easy to fabricate and install.

The S140 is also said to offer improved aesthetics over the BSC94, with a flush frame to sash sightline. Externally, the sightline dimensions are ‘almost identical’.

When it comes to Part L compliance, AluK’s new door system features enhanced thermal insulation and a triple glazing option so that it can meet the updated U-Value requirements for both new build and refurbishment. Double glazed, it achieves a U-Value of 1.3 W/m2K and triple glazed, that is reduced to 1.1 W/m2K. It also achieves a DER rating of A or B.

New, adjustable and self-levelling rollers, engineered with a new low friction polymer, are designed to make the S140 easy to install. Cycle tested up to 100,000 times, there are three-wheel and five-wheel rollers available depending on the weight of the sash, and just two are required per sash, minimising fabrication and installation time. An added benefit is that no CNC machining is required for the rollers.

Fabricators can choose a soft closer with a bespoke AluK bracket which suites with the S140 sash profile, and have the option of white, black or anthracite grey handles as standard.

When the S140 system was previewed to customers last year, they were given the opportunity to give feedback and engage with the final stages of the development process.

Michael Williams, Aluk’s managing director, commented: “This was part of our commitment to partnering with our customers so that we deliver the products and support packages that will benefit them the most in these challenging market conditions.”

He added: “We said last year that we would deliver a fully compliant Part L offering with both U-Value and WER/DER simulations so that they could win new business in both commercial and retail markets and that’s exactly what we have done.”