Slide aside, ordinary

Aluk has launched the Luminia SC156 lift and slide door.

This is the second product to be introduced into Aluk’s Luminia premium product tier alongside the Luminia F82; and it provides the same key features of aesthetics and performance which are already proving a huge success for both fabricators and installers, the company said.

The SC156 is designed, among others, for high-end domestic projects, luxury hotels, and apartment blocks.

It has a rating for weather tightness of 1,500 Pa, and achieves U-values of 1.4W/m2K double glazed, or as low as 1.0W/m2K triple glazed. It also boasts slim sightlines of 95mm combined with a central interlock of 50mm.

The SC156 is available in two track options: mono and dual, and a range of configurations. It also offers buyers the option of large expanses of glazing up to 3,100mm high and with panel weights of up to 400kg.

The door is PAS24 accredited, so meets the requirements of ADQ for the new build sector.

Russell Yates, Aluk’s managing director, said: “The aluminium sliding door market is very much on the up – with market industry reports predicting growth of more than 10% over the next couple of years. It is quite clearly segmented though with mass market, premium and high-end customers all looking for something very different from their purchase. That’s why we now have a product designed specifically for each of those – with our Optio BSC94 aimed at the mass market, this new Luminia SC156 targeted at the premium sector and our Infinium range for the truly high end.”