An integral move

Mercury Glazing Supplies has reportedly become the first fabricator to manufacture the new aluminium Integral bifolding door launched by Epwin Window Systems.

Mercury director Steve Cross said “it will add value to our established door portfolio”.

He continued: “Aluminium is the perfect material for bifold doors because it has the lightweight strength that’s required. However, the clinical lines of aluminium frames don’t sit comfortably with the PVCU windows that are used in the majority of the UK’s homes. Integral bifolds solve this problem because they are an aluminium door with PVCU detailing that’s designed to suite perfectly with leading PVCU systems.

“It means homeowners can choose a bifold door that creates the light-filled space they want without having to compromise on the aesthetics. And for installers, Integral is considerably quicker to glaze due to the flexibility and pre-gasket PVCU beads. The door is already opening up a new level of opportunity for installers.”

Integral bifolds come with double-walled aluminium profiles, double hinge fixings, stainless-steel tracks and brushed rollers. They can accommodate up to seven leaves with a width of 700mm to 1,000mm.

Mercury manufactures the new Integral bifolds from its Gloucester fabrication plant, and all Integral bifolds from Mercury come with PAS24:2016 as standard and are available in choice of colours.