A great Viiu

Architect: Crahay & Jamaigne Architectes | Photo: Samuel Defourny

Viiu (pronounced ‘view’) is being described as a ‘revolutionary’ new product set to shake up the UK sliding door market.

Offering ultra-slim sightlines, secure laminated glass throughout and an unobtrusive design, Viiu is said to be one of the most advanced aluminium doors ever produced – and manufacturers, Viiu Ltd, claim it has the potential to become the ‘next big thing’ in glass and glazing.

“We believe we’re offering the ultimate aluminium sliding door,” commented sales director, Rod Tate. “With Viiu, we’ve taken all the elements that make slim-line door products so popular and perfected them.

“End-users love slim sightlines, so we’ve made them as minimal as possible. The motorised option’s drive gear is discreetly housed inside its 100mm head profile which is hidden behind the building’s facade – most competitor products require chunky head profiles up to 300mm in height to house their motors and that reduces the amount of transparent space.

“They love wide sections of glass – so we’ve designed a door that’s strong and tough enough to move glass sections up to 750kg in weight effortlessly.

“And they love sleek, symmetrical design – so Viiu’s unique electric locking mechanism is cleverly concealed in the head of the outer frame, and a patented interlock section offers perfect alignment.”

The product is also said to feature automatic obstruction detection, a choice of wall-mounted or key fob operation, and easy motor access for maintenance and repair.

“We’re already seeing a surge of interest in Viiu, and we expect that to intensify as word about the product spreads,” Rod continues. “It’s been specifically engineered to help outstanding installation businesses capitalise on growing demand for luxurious high-end doors, and it’s a sure-fire way of attracting affluent and aspirational end-users.”