Published On: Wed, Jul 3rd, 2019

Emplas unveils new generation aluminium bifold

Emplas has added ALUK’s contemporary F82 Luminia aluminium bi-folding door to its product portfolio.

The new generation aluminium bi-fold is launched by Emplas as a premium offer, delivering significantly enhanced performance and aesthetics and with it, opportunities to tap into higher margin sales.

Critically, this includes class leading thermal performance with U-Values of 1.3W/m²K with a double-glazed unit and as low as 0.9W/m²K when triple glazed. 

Capable of spanning larger expanses, while maximising glazed area and with symmetrical sightlines on the frame, it’s also fully tested to PAS24 and Part Q.

John Leary, Sales and Marketing Director, Emplas said: “The F82 Luminia is an incredibly well considered bi-fold in each and every element of its design. The standout features, however, are the U-values it achieves. 

“If there is a single obstacle to growth in aluminium, thermal efficiency is it. Luminia offers U-values as low as 0.9W/m2K with a triple-glazed unit and 1.3 W/m2K with a double-glazed unit. That’s a very strong message in new build – as well as retail.

“With symmetrical sightlines on the sash, contemporary hardware and able to span larger distances, it’s a completely new generation aluminium bi-folding door, which delivers exceptional USPs at point of retail.”

This includes slim, symmetrical sightlines on the frame, cill and jamb of only 97mm and only 122mm on the door meeting. Luminia also features a contemporary flush traffic door handle, in addition to ALUK’s patented flush ‘T’ handle. 

In addition to style, Luminia also delivers on substance, with a maximum individual leaf width of 1200mm. Heavy duty rollers deliver effortlessly smooth operation, while sashes accommodate individual sash weights of 150kg. 

It’s supplied by Emplas in white, grey, brown and black as standard, plus any RAL colour on special order.  All finishes feature a flash anodised pre-treatment ahead of powder coating, delivering improved protection from corrosion and are guaranteed for 10 years.

“This is another really strong selling point for Luminia. When you flash anodise you create a protective layer of aluminium oxide on the surface of the profile, which contributes to a higher quality powder coating but also marine grade finish – as standard. It’s a unique capability in the UK, to ALUK”, continued John.

“Aluminium bi-folds are a growth sector. The ALUK Luminia F82 Bifold delivers a series of USPs to the end user from advanced thermal efficiency, the symmetry of its design through to the exceptional quality of – and supply with – a marine-grade finish, as standard.

“It’s a door designed to command greater margin”, he concluded.

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