Premium door roll out

At the FIT Show this year, Aluk previewed a new range of doors, all of which it promised would deliver sales opportunities for customers.

It has now begun to roll out those new doors, and the first to be officially launched to customers is the Optio 58BD Flush entrance door. This is a slimmer, sleeker enhancement of the Aluk Optio 58BD door, and comes with flush internal and external sashes.

Aluk says the new flush entrance door is designed for applications where the buyer wants the aesthetics of a flush fitting glazed door to fit in a contemporary setting, without having to compromise on either performance or security.

It is available in both 58mm and 70mm frame depths to suite with Aluk’s residential window profiles, and has options for internal and external opening and single and double door configurations.

In the 58BW frame depth, the aesthetics of the Optio 58BD Flush door complement the modern slimline window options from Aluk.

Managing director Russell Yates said: “The response to this door at the FIT Show was really encouraging. Customers recognise that there is significant demand in the market now for flush fitting options, and they really liked the fact that we have developed such an attractive door with sightlines as slim as 109mm which they can offer alongside our window options for contemporary projects.”
Aluk has ensured that the Optio 58BD Flush can easily be integrated into fabricators’ existing production set ups and is quick to manufacture. Customers can use all the standard Aluk ancillary profiles such as sub cills and drainage trays with the 58BD Flush outerframe, meaning there is minimal need for additional stock holding.

In terms of performance, the new door has a U-value of 1.6W/m²K with a standard 28mm glazing unit, but can 1.39W/m²K depending on the size and configuration. It has been given a BRE Green Guide rating of A and has been assessed to Class 2 air performance, Class A3 window resistance, and Class 3A water tightness.

Aluk is offering the Optio 58BD Flush door with standard and security hardware options, both with internal beading using the existing Aluk glazing beads. The security option has been accredited to PAS24 with multi-point locking and security handle and Kitemarked cylinder, ensuring that the door meets the requirements of Approved Document Q in new builds.

It can be specified at heights up to 2,400mm and at widths up to 1,200mm (single) or 2,400mm (double), and in a range of single or dual colours and anodised finishes.

Following the move to its new headquarters in Chepstow and the opening of its new academy, Aluk is offering customers full training on both the fabrication and installation of the new Optio 58DB Flush entrance door.

Aluk customers can also look forward to the official launch of the remaining new doors previewed at the FIT Show over the coming weeks. This will include the new Luminia F82 premium bifold door with sightlines of just 97mm, the 1.0W/m²K U-value Luminia SC156 sliding door, and the high-end Infinium panoramic sliding door with wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling views.