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Aluplast will showcase its lift-and-slide patio door at Fensterbau in German this year.

With U-values as low as 0.65W/m2K, the new Aluplast Lift-and-Slide majors on a Passivehaus equivalent standard thermal efficiency, combined with reduced manufacturing times and an external aluminium-clad option.

Capable of spanning openings of 6.5m x 2.8m with just two sashes, it offers uninterrupted sightlines as standard and an ultra-low new low-sightline option on the fixed sash of just 32mm, maximising the glazed area of the door.

Sashes are mounted on an easy-lift mechanism that elevates when opened and lowers on to the track when closed, so that weather seals are lower, improving the door’s weather tightness, thermal and acoustic insulation.

Ian Cocken, Aluplast’s director of sales and marketing UK and Ireland, said: “We’d encourage fabricators to come to the Aluplast stand in Nurnberg and see first-hand how continuing and global-leading product innovation is delivering new opportunity and is already supporting our customers’ growth at home in the UK.”