Pioneer Trading has again showed its commitment to introducing products that break the ‘me too’ mould with the launch of its new Slide & Swing folding door system. A direct alternative to the bifolding door, sales of which are sweeping the UK presently, the Pioneer Slide & Swing door, which is manufactured using the New Wave system, uses a series of individual door sashes that sit in special top and bottom rails.
When closed the Pioneer Slide & Swing system has the appearance of a conventional bi-folding door. However, using clever Magnaline hardware that is concealed within the door and frame, the sashes can each individually slid and then swung open and and ‘stacked’ against each other to offer a full, unrestricted opening, or opened to suit the homeowners preference. When closed the Pioneer Slide & Swing Door system provides full security, weather protection and insulation using an aluminium interlock.
Whilst offering the aesthetic and performance characteristics that have made Bifolding doors so popular the Pioneer Slide & Swing offers a number of advantages. They are considerably easier to transport and handle as they are individual panels and fitting time is considerably simpler, taking less than half the time as for bi folds. The frames are mechanically jointed, thus reducing the possibility of damage.
“The New Wave system is one of the cleverest ideas I have seen for a long time,” said Pioneer managing director Danny Williams. “Homeowners love it because it does everything that a bifold does, but is cleverer and more impressive to operate; it is also great to manufacture and for installers, so easy to handle, transport and install, none of which can be said for bi-folds, as much as we love them.”