New generation aluminium bi-fold unveiled

Emplas has added Aluk’s F82 Luminia aluminium bifolding door to its product portfolio.

The new generation aluminium bifold is launched as a premium offer, delivering significantly enhanced performance and aesthetics, and opportunities to tap into higher margin sales, the company said.

Capable of spanning larger expanses, while maximising glazed area and with symmetrical sightlines on the frame, it’s fully tested to PAS24 and Part Q.

John Leary, sales and marketing director at Emplas, said: “The F82 Luminia is an incredibly well considered bifold in each and every element of its design. The standout features, however, are the U-values it achieves. If there is a single obstacle to growth in aluminium, thermal efficiency is it. Luminia offers U-values as low as 0.9W/m2K with a triple-glazed unit and 1.3 W/m2K with a double-glazed unit. That’s a very strong message in new build – as well as retail.

“With symmetrical sightlines on the sash, contemporary hardware and the ability to span larger distances, it’s a completely new generation aluminium bifolding door, which delivers exceptional USPs at point of retail.”

This includes slim, symmetrical sightlines on the frame, cill and jamb of only 97mm and only 122mm on the door meeting. Luminia also features a contemporary flush traffic door handle, in addition to Aluk’s patented flush ‘T’ handle.

Luminia also delivers on substance, with a maximum individual leaf width of 1,200mm. Heavy duty rollers deliver a smooth operation, while sashes accommodate individual sash weights of 150kg.

All finishes feature a flash anodised pre-treatment ahead of powder coating, delivering improved protection from corrosion and are guaranteed for 10 years.

“This is another really strong selling point for Luminia,” John said. “When you flash anodise you create a protective layer of aluminium oxide on the surface of the profile, which contributes to a higher quality powder coating but also marine grade finish – as standard. It’s a unique capability in the UK, to Aluk.”