‘Next gen’ Smart-Slide patio door nominated for G21 Product of the Year
The Smart-Slide PVC patio door from aluplast has been nominated for Best New Product at this year’s G21 Awards.
Capable of spanning 4.5m x 2.5m with just a sash and a fixed panel, Smart-Slide is the most technically advanced PVC patio door on the market, delivering contemporary aesthetics, exceptional thermal performance and enhanced security.
Available in aluplast’s comprehensive range of 40 colour options, it is also compatible with the system company’s new aludec and woodec foils, which accurately replicate the look and feel of aluminium and timber.
Ian Cocken, Director of Sales and Marketing, aluplast, commented: “Smart-Slide represents a real step change in PVC-U patio door design. Many existing competitor systems are based on old technology, and that limits the size at which they can be manufactured – without resorting to an unattractive and costly triple track.
“Smart-Slide has been designed from a blank piece of paper, it can comfortably exceed those dimensions and that makes it a much more desirable proposition to homeowners who want a modern, high-quality door and the maximum amount of glass,” continued Cocken.
“With Smart-Slide, installers can present a premium, high-margin product to consumers, one that outperforms any other PVC offer on the market but which can also be sold as a more cost effective solution to some aluminium systems.”
Incorporating advanced hardware, Smart-Slide can accommodate individual sash weights of up to 200kg and is fully tested to PAS24.
Uniquely, it can also be locked on all four sides of the sash, allowing homeowners to part open the door for additional ventilation with the peace of mind that their property remains completely secure.
Smart-Slide also offers exceptional performance and energy efficiency, meeting BS6375 for weather tightness, U-values as low as 1.3Wm2k and, depending on glass specification, a DER of A+.
“We have invested a huge amount of R&D into Smart-Slide and it’s fantastic that this has been recognised with a nomination for Best New Product at the G21 Awards,” concluded Cocken. “The industry is rich with innovation and that is evident in the quality of the other products in this category – congratulations to all the finalists for this year’s G-Awards!”