Clearview National July 2015 - Issue 164 - Page 60

ALUMINIUM A Heavyweight Contender In response to market demands, AluK (GB) has introduced into its product range the new BSF70 HD aluminium folding door system. »»The superior new BSF70 HD features a heavy duty roller and top guide to accommodate heavier glass load to an impressive 130kg per panel. The increase in panel weight means that fabricators will now be able to offer their customers a door system which can carry heavier double or triple glazed panels, improving the thermal efficiency and acoustic insulation of their homes. To reliably accommodate the heavier panels, the BSF70 HD comes with a built-in alignment pin within the hinge assembly to provide accurate and permanent panel positioning. This added feature strengthens the panel at each roller. Furthermore, the BSF70 HD has an improved bottom hinge carrier design incorporating stainless steel rollers with high performance needle bearings, offering the end user safe, quiet and effortless operation. Graham Hurrell, Commercial Director, AluK comments: “The new BSF70 HD has been rigorously tested, achieving over 25,000 cycles with each panel weighing 130 kilos, allowing the BSF70 HD folding door system to stand up to the challenges of everyday use.” For more information visit Cleverly Updated Smart Architectural Aluminium, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of aluminium systems has announced significant updates to both its Visofold folding door and Alitherm window ranges. »»The enhancements bring a number of new features to the Visofold 1000 system, with the three-pane door now certified to PAS 24 and with the maximum pane width being increased to 1.2 metres. A new improved handle has also been launched for Visofold 1000. Delivering ‘A’ rating and a U-value of 1.0W/m²K, the Alitherm 800 window system has now been expanded to provide an even more comprehensive suite of products; all profiles now benefit from Smart’s innovative polyamide thermal break technology. Smart’s Managing Director, Eddie Robinson comments: 60 » JUL 2015 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M “As part of our marketleading product development programme we are delighted to introduce this package of enhancement and look forward to seeing both systems being used in an even greater range of applications.” Both the Visofold and Alitherm ranges are available with an extensive choice of standard or non-standard colours. For full details of the new products and available finishes, call Smart’s customer services team on 01934 876 100 or visit