Reduced manufacturing times

Offering reduced manufacturing times, Passivhaus equivalent standard thermal efficiency, and modular aluskin aluminium external cladding options, Aluplast’s new Lift-and-Slide was at the forefront of a new generation of PVCU products on show at the FIT Show.

Reporting high levels of interest throughout the show, Aluplast unveiled its new Lift-and-Slide patio door.

Capable of spanning openings of 6.5m x 2.8m, the modular 85mm system can accommodate glazing units of up to 51mm to deliver U-values as low as 0.65W/m2K, meeting Passivhaus standards.  

Also, claiming to deliver manufacturing time efficiencies of up to 40% over comparable systems, Ian Cocken, director of sales and marketing, Aluplast, said: “The lift-and-slide mechanism, the U-values that this door can deliver, the flush threshold, its weather performance, combined with an exceptional aesthetic, including the aluskin aluminium option, gives the Lift-and-Slide incredible reach.

“There has been a definite shift within the market to premium products. The Lift-and-Slide can be manufactured highly efficiently. As a modular system, stock holding is kept to a minimum, while it can also be sold as either a standard or with a foiled or aluminium external finish.”