Clearview National May 2018 - Issue 198 - Page 62

All Doors Bohle adds Portavant 150 Multiline to its range » » BOHLE HAS EXPANDED its range of internal sliding stacking doors with the addition of the Vitris Portavant 150 Multiline. Ideally suited to high-end residential or commercial applications, the multi-track system uses a telescopic mechanism, which enables each individual door leaf to be stacked alongside the other, maximising opened space. Suitable for single-sided or two-sided installations, the system can accommodate spans of up to 6000mm and weights of up to 150kg as a single system and 12000mm with two systems. Individual sashes can be manufactured to up to 960mm in width, and as a ceiling- mounted system with integrated guides, the Portavant 150 Multiline also eliminates any requirement for floor hardware such as trackes or guides. Dave Broxton, Managing Director, Bohle, said: “It’s telescopic function makes the Multiline ideally suited to a wide range of premium residential and commercial applications. “With glass partitioning and room dividing a defining feature of commercial and increasingly residential design, the Portavant Multiline generates a broad range of opportunities.” With integrated dampeners, each sash closes on the other using a soft-close technology. Installation is also straightforward with all components inserted into the track laterally. This means that the glass panel fitted with clamping jaws is mounted into the twin roller assembly from below, making adjustment and setting far easier. The Portavant 150 Multiline can also be installed into a ceiling pocket in front of a lintel or suspended ceiling. A special swivelling feature on the clamp also means that the cushioning system and the activator remain perfectly aligned even if installed outside of exact vertical alignment up to a tolerance of +/- 2.5mm. “It’s a simple system to install and forgiving, and within reason, will comfortably accommodate installation outside exact vertical alignment”, said Broxton. “What is really exciting about the Portavant Multiline is the flexibility and versatility it delivers across residential and light commercial applications in a single system.” FD60 now available from UK’s finest fire door fabricator West Port, the UK’s foremost timber fabricator, is expanding its already market-leading fire-rated offering with the addition of an FD60 door. » » RECENT YEARS HAVE SEEN THE Cumbrian firm build a reputation as the country’s go-to supplier for quality timber fire doors. Its best-in-class FD30 product managed to withstand temperatures in excess of 800 degrees Celsius for 42 minutes 7 seconds, or 40% longer than required to achieve an FD30 rating, when subjected to rigorous testing by both Cambridge Fire Research and BRE. Now, the fabricator has gone one better, designing a product capable of holding back an inferno for an hour. Managing Director Sean Parnaby comments: “At West Port, we’ve always prided ourselves on treating fire safety with the utmost seriousness. We never forget that, more than anything else, a fire door is about saving lives. 62 » M AY 2018 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M “Unfortunately, not all fabricators share that attitude. For too long, fenestration has performed shockingly badly when it comes to fire-rated products. “Our FD60 door, like every other fire product we offer, has been rigorously tested as a complete door set. But it’s still very common for some manufacturers to test individual components separately, rather than testing the completely assembled door set. That can lead to products with fire ratings that only last a fraction of the time they’re supposed to. This is utterly unacceptable. “Buy from West Port, and you’re guaranteed a fire-rated product that lasts (at very least) as long as it’s supposed to. If you’re interested in learning more, don’t hesitate to give us a call.”