We have launched Smart-Slide neo, our next-generation sliding door which promises Passive House standards of thermal performance and spans of up to 6m with just two panels, opening up even more design possibilities for PVC-U window and door fabricators and installers.
“With the new Smart-Slide neo, we are creating new opportunities for customers to capitalise on the growing trend for high-end home refurbishments,” aluplast’s Sales and Marketing Director Ian Cocken said.
“Having a PVC-U sliding door in your portfolio has always been a key product, but with the Smart-Slide neo we are helping our customers compete with high-end aluminium alternatives.”
Smart-Slide neo has a contemporary minimalist design with slim sightline lines and a frame depth of just 154mm. It can achieve widths up to 6m and a height of 2.5mm with just two panels, helping designers create desirable openings with limited visible profile.
Smart-Slide neo can be finished in Smooth Anthracite Grey, an aludec foil that is designed to accurately replicate the look and feel aluminium. This finish is one of 40-plus colour options, which help to meet the current significant demand for colour from homeowners looking create a contemporary look to their home.
“The colour options also help the Smart-Slide suite perfectly with our Ideal 70 and Ideal 4000 window systems,” Cocken said. “And with our flush casement and flush outward-opening door, homeowners and developers can achieve a suited appearance across a whole project with clean modern lines or heritage detailing, without having to turn to aluminium.
“Design wise, that’s a big win, but you are also ticking boxes for energy efficiency, price and sustainability thanks to our ecotech profile, which maximises the amount of recycled content in its design.”
Compatible hardware is available from MACO in the form of MOVE, which it showcased at this year’s FIT Show.
Visitors could see first-hand how the door lifts away from the gaskets and the weather seals when it is the ‘fully open’ position, so that it can glide effortlessly on its rollers, while accommodating individual sash weights of up to 200kg.
When it goes into the ‘fully locked’ position, a locking mechanism pulls the sash onto the frame and locks it on the meeting stile.
This provides excellent performance for both air/water permeability, meeting BS6375 for weather tightness), while achieving PAS24 for security.
“With Smart-Slide neo, we are allowing customers to compete in a space typically reserved for aluminium systems, while providing class leading thermal, weather and security performance,” Cocken said.