Clearview South May 2014 - Issue 150 - Page 56

BI-FOLD&SLIDINGDOORS TWR BIFOLDS: a new dedicated bi-fold business A new bi-fold dedicated company is up and running to help installers win profitable new bi-fold business across the UK. TWR Trade Frames has launched TWR Bifolds, which will focus solely on supplying installers with bi-folding doors and information related to the product. TWR MD Terry Richardson comments: “The bi-folding door market remains a lucrative opportunity for installers and we wanted to use our 14 years of experience and bi-folding door expertise to provide a go-to resource for this product. “Aluminium bi-folding doors are a specialist product for us and over the years we have invested in a new bi-fold production line, INTERNORM KS430 SETS NEW STANDARDS Internorm is setting new standards for large-scale glazing in 2014, expanding its door sets range with the launch of the new UPVC/aluminium liftsliding door, the KS430. The new lift-sliding door from Internorm offers perfect thermal insulation and energy efficiency through standard triple glazing and a highly thermally insulating glass fibre threshold. Fully Passivhaus approved with a thermal insulation it has best value of 0.64 W/m2K. The new ‘soft/lift’ system of the KS430 facilitates easy lifting and sliding of the large-scale glazing elements and can be completely rendered on three sides with only glass remaining visible in the side element. 56 MAY 2014 The square-edged interior and exterior design of the new KS430, with its narrow sliding frames and frameless fixed elements, ensures maximum glass coverage, while concealing hardware for optimum aesthetic value and minimising risk of damage to integral internal door parts. It also features a patented guiding rail concealed within the frame, with integrated stopper buffer to ensure flawless appearance, smooth operation and burglary protection. As standard, the KS430 is available up to a width of 5.8m and a height of 2.8m and can be combined with all other Internorm energy efficient window solutions. a survey supply and support service and in 2012 opened our own powder coating facility, allowing us to colour bi-fold door sets 30% quicker than most fabricators.” To support the launch, a new fullyresponsive and mobile-optimised website has gone live, and a series of videos will be uploaded to the website. TWR Bifolds has brought in a new National Sales Co-ordinator, Tracey Ogden, who will head up TWR Bifolds, administer sales enquiries and provide technical product support to customers. Sliders UK extends sales opportunities with Ultimate Aluminium range Sliders UK is opening up new sales opportunities for installers with its extended Ultimate Aluminium range. “Since launching last year, our Ultimate Aluminium Bi-folding Door has become our fastest growing product,” explains Ian Longbottom, Joint MD of Sliders UK. “Aluminium is undergoing a massive resurgence, especially in the luxury new build market where it is considered to be the highest specification material for both windows and doors.” Sliders UK now manufactures a comprehensive collection of ALUK products, including bi-folding doors, patio doors, commercial, residential and French doors, residential casement and steel replacement windows. All Ultimate Aluminium doors and windows are covered by Sliders’ 10 year profile and hardware guarantee and can be powder coated in a choice of standard colours in a matt, semi gloss or gloss finish. Sliders UK is enabling installers to offer customers a bespoke colour service as its aluminium products can be produced in any RAL shade. Dual colour options are also available for contrasting interior and exterior finishes., To read more, visit