Colour-matched bifold

HWL Trade Frames has launched a new R9, R7 and R2 colour-matched aluminium bifold.

Mark Haley, managing director at HWL Trade Frames, said: “The growth in the market as it stands at the moment isn’t necessarily being delivered by the replacement window market but the home improvement one. Housing transactions are marginally down but demand for certain products remains high as people sit tight and improve their properties.

“What we’re seeing is the supply of windows into home extensions alongside either an aluminium bifold or inline sliding door. The flexibility to offer a colour-match to window foils is a major selling point for installers.”

Aluminium accounts for 59% of all bifold sales. This compares to just 24% for PVCU, 14% wood and 3% composites (Palmer) with 68% of all aluminium bifolds going into the home improvement market, making retail the critical market-place.

HWL offers 16 colour and woodgrain options in the Residence Collection’s Graduate and Element Collections, plus any of 37 foils offered by Renolit, on special order, across its R9, R7 and R2, product ranges. These are also available across its aluminium bifolding and inline sliding patio door systems, including options from Smart and Alutech.