The importance of PVCU patios

HWL Trade Frames has launched PAS24 as standard across its inline sliding PVCU patio door range.

Manufactured in Kömmerling’s PremiLine PRO system, the new offer from HWL achieves PAS24 without the use of interlocking bolts, ensuring uninterrupted sightlines.

Available in lead times of seven days, the addition of the German-engineered system forms a central element of HWL’s growth strategy for 2020, the company said.

Mark Haley, managing director at HWL Trade Frames, said: “There’s a lot of focus on aluminium doors but we sell a huge volume of PVCU patios into domestic and newbuild settings. The flexibility to go out and offer a PAS24/Part Q approved door as standard is a major benefit to our customers. There’s an up-sell for the end-user but it also increases reach into new build.”

The Kömmerling PremiLine PRO is available from HWL Trade Frames in two, three or four panel openings with hardware from Fullex, including the interlock mechanism, and is guaranteed for 10 years. The HWL patio is also supplied with a Kinetica 3-Star BSI Kitemarked TS007 cylinder.

High-quality stainless-steel tracks guarantee the maximum possible service life and smooth running, while the clean sightlines of the 70mm outerframe are further enhanced through a wide choice of colours and low sightline black or grey gaskets, the company said.

It’s central thumb-turn opening and closing mechanism, means that the PremiLine PRO can also be operated from a seated position. Available with a low threshold option, this makes it suitable for wheelchair users, meeting requirements under Part M and the Lifetime Homes Standard.

“We offer Residence Collection plus two aluminium bifolding and inline sliding door systems,” Mark said. “The importance of PVCU patios can sometimes become lost in and among all that. However, for installers it remains a key product. Offering Part Q as standard is a major advantage for many our customers given the requirement for it on so many home improvements, in addition to new builds.”