New aluminium bifold lock-housing mechanism and cover

Extrudaseal has launched a new high-performance lock housing mechanism with easy-to-fit Eurogroove cover for aluminium bifolding door systems.  

Developed in response to fabricator demand, the rigid PVCU extrusion delivers a flush fit inside the sash frame, minimising adjustment of locking mechanisms.   

Paul James, sales director at Extrudaseal, said: “In developing a lock-housing which sits flush with the frame, but most importantly tight within it, we’re able to eliminate any movement.

“The major innovation is that the housing features two additional legs, which reinforce and deliver far greater structural integrity to the profile.

“When its fixed within the frame with fixing screws there’s no movement whatsoever and because it’s also flush with the frame it’s also far less likely that you’re going to have to adjust the operation of the lock.”

The new lock-housing is available from Extrudaseal in black, white and anthracite grey, the latest in a line of new products from the components company.

Extrudaseal manufactured more than 10,000km of gaskets in the last year, alongside weather seals, Glazepta tapes and U-channels, pressure plates, box sections and bifolding door seals for leading systems.

This includes manufacturing gaskets for aluminium systems including Smart, Aluk, Metaltech, Senior and Ikon, among others.

Other recent products include the aluminium bifolding door threshold gasket, which uses a semi-rigid box foot to provide a secure fix, delivering improved compression and weather sealing when compared to aluminium systems companies’ own-gaskets, the company said.

According to The Window, Door and Conservatory Markets in Housing in Great Britain, by Palmer Research, aluminium saw 24% growth in the last year, including 26% growth in volume terms and installed value by 28% in sales of aluminium windows.