Published On: Tue, Mar 27th, 2018

New edition of lift-and-slide door from Schueco offers clearest view

Leading sustainable building envelope specialist, Schueco UK, has just introduced the ASS 70.HI DE, a new, even more versatile version of the top-of-the-range, lift-and-slide door that Schueco originally introduced into the UK in 2010. This new Schueco system retains the basic profile depth of 70 mm but offers an ultra-slimline configuration with central meeting stiles that measure just 48 mm. The result is that the fully glazed doors deliver the clearest possible views with minimal visual interruptions, whilst still maintaining the maximum door height of 3 m. Other improvements include vent weights of up to 300 kg (and a special design up to 400 kg) with a maximum glass thickness of 48 mm. A new, easy-access threshold of just 25 mm means that the danger of tripping is all but eliminated.

The Schueco ASS 70.HI DE also has a new drainage concept that enables the system to achieve an even higher degree of watertightness than previously. Thermal insulation is in accordance with EN ISO 10077, Part 1, Ud < 1.3 W/m2K, depending on the design and size.  In order to deliver maximum design flexibility, the ASS 70.HI DE comes in a wide range of colours and if required, the inside and outside frames can be specified in contrasting colours. Similarly, a range of opening types based on a double track configuration makes the doors suitable for almost any commercial or domestic project.

The final noteworthy benefit of the Design Edition door is that it is equipped with two-component insulating bars: these have been developed specifically for door leaves that are subject to marked differences in temperature between the outer and inner profile components. The inclusion of this feature eliminates the possibility of a temporary deflection of the door leaf profiles on the lock side (the bi-metallic effect) and makes the Schueco ASS 70.HI DE door the perfect solution for locations where there is the probability of lengthy periods of sunshine.