Sliding patio doors are seeing a resurgence in popularity as more installers recognise they are the practical, cost-effective alternative to bi-folds. But, as Managing Director of Universal Trade Frames Brian Kruger points out, if installers want to capitalise on the opportunities, you need to work with the right supplier. He said: “Sliding patio doors are considered a specialist product for a reason. If you want exceptional quality and reliability, you need to partner with a trade supplier that’s got a solid track record in manufacturing them.”

Established in 1996, Universal Trade Frames has the sliding patio door credentials installers should look for. It’s a family owned trade supplier committed to staying ahead of industry trends and delivering consistently high quality products and support.

Sliding patio doors have been a fixture in Universal’s portfolio since the very beginning. Brian said: “Our team are very experienced in sliding patio manufacture, which means we have the expertise needed. Plus, because they’ve been part of our portfolio for so long, I’m confident we have the answers to any usage or installation query, no matter how obscure.”

Universal’s sliding patio door is available in 2, 3 and 4 pane options and a range of colours and woodgrain finishes. It has stainless steel tracks and wheels for a smooth sliding action. There’s a purpose-designed mid-rail that accepts a letterplate to maximise potential uses. And as evidence of the quality on offer, they come with a 10 year guarantee.

The company recently upgraded the locking system on the door. The new lock has a high security 6 point locking mechanism with opposing hooks, mishandling device and an additional anti-lift bolt that increase security even further. Brian commented: “We’re always looking for ways we can improve our offering and give our customers a competitive advantage. The new lock delivers superb security so our customers can provide complete peace of mind to homeowners.”

Capitalising on market trends is what every installer wants to do. But if you want to put yourself in the strongest position to do so, you need to choose your suppliers with care. When it comes to sliding patio doors, you need look no further than Universal Trade Frames.

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