Published On: Tue, Sep 16th, 2014

Super-slim Imago Lift & Slide fills a big gap in the market

Imago_tribaleImago Lift & Slide, the slimmest timber frame lift and slide door hardware system in the market is now available from AGB.

The trend for ‘Grand Design’ style homes with open spaces that let in light, give great views and allow easy access is here to stay. Imago’s super-slim design fills a real gap in the market for companies wanting to offer customers maximum glass area and minimum frame width.

“We know that UK homeowners want to open up their homes but we understand that Britain’s climate doesn’t match the sunshine of the Med. So most of the time these impressive sliding and folding doors will remain closed,” says Marco Zen, UK sales manager for AGB Hardware. “The view to the garden becomes more important and slimmer frames give better views.

“The market for bifolding doors is shifting towards lift and slide doors as aspirational buyers move away from doors with separate door leafs that break up the view. Imago Lift & Slide offers customers a panoramic view, beautifully framed in timber.”

AGB’s hardware technology has put timber at the cutting edge of slim-frame lift and slide door design. The new Imago Lift & Slide timber door system means companies can manufacture a frame visible thickness of just two centimetres.

The market leader in Italy, AGB has established a reputation in the UK for high quality engineered hardware. It has more than 60 years’ experience creating beautifully designed hardware for windows and doors. It supplies a range of cylinder locks, multipoint locks, hinges, as well as lift and slide components through a network of distributors across UK and Ireland.

“Imago has been hugely popular since we launched it in Italy last year and we believe Imago will be a success for our customers in the UK,” adds Marco.

Imago is a new concept with Italian style at its core. It is a complete timber lift and slide door brand with a dedicated website where architects, designers and homeowners will be able to find inspiration and specification advice. To find more about Imago Lift & Slide Doors go to