According to Epwin, the Stellar aluminium bi-fold door has proved popular with fabricators and installers since it came to market last year, and adds that this appeal will increase as a result of new hardware which will allow for wider door apertures.
Paul Booth, design director at Epwin, said: “The new Stellar bi-fold door hardware allows for an increase in sash sizes of 1,200w x 2,500h with a maximum height plus width of 3500. This allows the Stellar bi-fold to be used in wider door apertures which are very much on-trend with consumers at this time.”
The new hardware is reported to be PAS24:2016 compliant, meets BS 6375-2 accreditation for the operation and load strength of internal/external doorsets and has undergone all weather, security and cycle testing at the new larger door sash sizes.
The door hardware range is available in black finish as standard and 7016 anthracite grey is available to order too.
Epwin says that the Stellar bi-fold door was designed to help installers maximise productivity on site with the quick fitting properties of the products. This is achieved by patent-pending knock-in beads, typically seen on PVC-U products, which is said to make glazing ‘quick and straightforward’.
Installer, Darren Young of DP Young Joinery in Stoke-on-Trent, said: “The Stellar bi-fold door was the best I’ve ever fitted. I saved loads of time because the beads clipped in and it gave the neatest finish I’ve ever seen, plus the speed of fitting, about an hour quicker than a comparative aluminium bi-fold door, meant we reduced the time spent on site. As a result, we have secured more work for the Stellar bifold door with consumers.”