Aluminium growth

Sliders UK’s sales grew by 34% year on year, with demand for aluminium products driving increased volume.

The announcement comes a year on from a management buy-in and launch of a new growth strategy, which has been underpinned by a series of new product launches.

Steve Mines, sales director at Sliders UK, said: “We’ve been manufacturing the Aluk bifold for approaching a decade and introduced a second aluminium bifold, the Ultimate Evolution in 2016. Demand for those products has simply snowballed in the last 24-months.”

The Ultimate Evolution features a 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. It now accounts for sales of more than 100 frames per week.

Another significant development in the last six months has been Sliders UK’s launch of an aluminium window. Manufactured in Aluk’s 70mm Optio system, the window 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 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.