Leaders of AluFoldDirect have launched the ‘A-BiFold’ aluminium bi-fold door, which features high-thermal-performance glazing. It is the first product in the business’ Solution series.
The A-BiFold has a 0.8 W/m²K U-value and a ‘guaranteed two-week delivery time direct-to-site’, according to the fabricator’s representative. The Solution series is intended to offer AluFoldDirect customers a ready-to-fit solution that is delivered fast, whatever the project’s thermal requirement.
“The market for more thermally efficient glazing is already ahead of building regulations,” explained Rhodri John, AluFoldDirect’s commercial director. “This was highlighted in this year’s Rated People Home Improvement Trends Report, where half of homeowners surveyed were looking for ways to make their homes more energy-efficient.
“As we move closer to the Future Homes Standard 2025, it’s crucial to offer installers easy solutions for high-thermal-performance glazing, from a supplier they can trust. Our A-BiFold and our Solution series offers practical benefits including super-slim sightlines and clip-in pre-gasketed beads, to make glazing aluminium as easy as PVC-U.”
The A-BiFold is part of AluFoldDirect’s new suite of ‘top-level, energy-efficient aluminium windows and doors’. It comes in a new build Solution at 1.2 W/m²K U-value, and a building-regulation-compliant Solution at 1.4 W/m²K U-value.
The A-BiFold is marketed as having been designed with the installer in mind. It has multiple configurations up to 14 sashes, high-security multipoint locking and Secured by Design as standard.
Rhodri added: “Our unique automated facility manufactures products to the tightest tolerances in the industry, so our customers can be confident that our A-BiFold is built and delivered right, first time, every time. Welcome to Aluminium 0.8.”