‘Ultimate’ door launched

Sliders UK has launched its new PAS24 and Part Q approved ‘intelligent timber’ Ultimate composite door

Manufactured using the new Capstone leaf, which features 15mm thick LVL timber inserts, Sliders UK says it is among the UK’s most secure doors.

‘Intelligently’ encased inside a foam core and GRP skin, these are said to provide additional core strength without impacting on thermal efficiency.

According to Sliders UK, this combination means that it not only achieves ‘U’ values of as low as 1.0Wm²K, but has also been independently tested to PAS24:2016 – including cut-through testing.

Security is further enhanced through Capstone’s patented three stage glazing cassette system, which is said to support easy replacement of glass but also maximise security.

Steve Mines, sales director at Sliders UK, said: “Security is always a major driver in entrance door retail and this is among the most secure doors on the market.

“The major positive for the trade is the way that the timber is used in the door not only makes it more resistant to attack – so that it’s Part Q approved – but encased in foam and GRP, there’s no chance of water ingress or warping. It also delivers great thermal performance.”

The combination of timber inserts and thermally insulating foam is also said to significantly reduce bowing, which means that the Ultimate composite door is supplied by Sliders UK with just a 3mm bowing tolerance.

“Bowing can cause a stack of problems and call-outs impacting on weather sealing and locking. With a 3mm tolerance, compared to the 5mm and 7mm tolerances of competitor systems, we’re underwriting through-life performance,” continued Steve.

Door furniture and hardware is Trojan, while standard hinges and locks are manufactured by Ingenious, with heritage and auto-locking options from Winkhaus. Door cylinders are six-pin anti-drill and pick as standard with the UKAS accredited 3-star BSI TS007 tested Ingenious cylinder, also available as an upgrade option.

Glass options include a choice of double or triple-glazed options, achieving ‘U’ Values as low as 1.0Wm²K including laminated and toughened options.

Available in lead times of five days or less, standard colours are black, red, blue, green, gold oak and rosewood, while a range of premium finishes are also available.

This is combined with a choice of standard or colour matched, fully reinforced Duraflex and Eurocell 70mm PVC-U outer frames and slim, low line aluminium thresholds with twin seals. Both Duraflex and Eurocell framed doors have been tested to PAS24:2016.