aluplast Lift-and-Slide to take centre-stage at Fensterbau

Posted On 18-03-14

aluplast will showcase its highly innovative and ultra-thermally efficient Lift-and-Slide Patio door, at Fensterbau 21 – 24 March Nuremberg, Germany.

With U-values as low as 0.65 W/m2K, the new aluplast Lift-and-Slide door majors on a Passive Haus equivalent standard thermal efficiency,combined with significantly reduced manufacturing times and an external aluminium clad aluskin option.

Capable of spanning openings of 6.5m X 2.8m with just two sashes, it also delivers impressive design flexibility. This includes uninterrupted sightlines as standard and an ultra-low new low-sightline option on the fixed sash of just 32mm, maximising the glazed area of the door.

Sashes are mounted on an easy-lift mechanism that elevates when opened and lowers on to the track when closed, so that weather seals are lower improving the door’s weather tightness, thermal and acoustic insulation.

The aluplast Lift-and-Slide door combines incredible design flexibility and consumer aspiration with advanced thermal performance


Ian Cocken, Director of Sales and Marketing UK & Ireland, aluplast, said: “The aluplast Lift-and-Slide can be manufactured as an entry-level system all the way up to a premium offering – and with manufacturing efficiency savings of up to 40% over competitor systems, the opportunities to build in margin are there all of the way.”

It comes in three primary configurations, each meeting demand for wide openings.  This includes a standard PVC-U door to a premium offering fabricated to ultra-energy efficient options, accommodating glazing units of up to 52mm.

Finish is also scalable from standard white PVC-U all the way up to its premium aluskin offer, 27 foils sitting in between. This is another area where Cocken argues aluplast’s continuing spend on innovation is paying dividends for UK fabricators.

aluplast foils more than 1.2million metres of window and door profiles plus each month. “aluplast are investing right now to scale up production to cater for the ever increasing demand for quality foiled profiles this year. Through investment in technology aluplast can provide a premium quality product without the expected price tag, and delivering the most bespoke colour option in 15 working days or less” continued Cocken.

“We’d encourage fabricators to come to the aluplast stand in Nurnberg and see first-hand how continuing and global –leading product innovation is delivering new opportunity andis  already supporting our customers’ growth at home in the UK ”, Cocken concluded.

For more information visit Stand 139 Hall 5 Fensterbau 21 – 24 March Nuremberg, Germany. Alternatively, please call 01684 273401 email