Extrudaseal has launched a new high-performance lock housing mechanism with easy to fit Eurogroove cover for alumininium bi-folding door systems.
Developed in response to fabricator demand, the rigid PVC-U extrusion delivers an exacting and flush fit inside the sash frame, minimizing adjustment of locking mechanisms.
Paul James, Sales Director, Extrudaseal explained: “In developing a lock-housing which sits flush with the frame but most importantly tight within it, we’re able to eliminate any movement.
“The major innovation is that the housing features two additional legs, which reinforce and deliver far greater structural integrity to the profile.
“When its fixed within the frame with fixing screws there’s no movement whatsoever and because it’s also flush with the frame it’s also far less likely that you’re going to have to adjust the operation of the lock.”
The new lock-housing is available from Extrudaseal in black, white and anthracite grey, the latest in a line of new products from the components specialist.
Extrudaseal manufactures more than 10,000 km of gaskets in the last year, alongside weather seals, Glazepta tapes and U-channels, pressure plates, box sections and bi-folding door seals for leading systems.
This includes manufacturing gaskets for a wealth of aluminium systems, including Smart, ALUK, Metaltech, Senior and Ikon, amongst others.
Other recent innovations include its new ‘fit-and-forget’ aluminum bi-folding door threshold gasket. This it uses a unique semi-rigid box foot, to provide a secure fix, delivering improved compression and weather sealing over aluminium system company own-gaskets.
Suitable for retrofit and use with a wide range of leading aluminium systems including ALUK, like the new lock housing, it was developed by ExtrudaSeal’s in-house design team, specifically in response to installer and fabricator demand.
“We have a track record of product development. We’re a specialist manufacturer and our focus is on developing designs which lever additional advantage to our customers, while also reducing their cost”, said James.
“We have our ear to the ground, listen to what our customers are saying and work closely with them to develop products which address their specific concerns or deliver new opportunity.
“The development of our new lock-housing epitomises this approach”, he concluded.
According to the The Window, Door and Conservatory Markets in Housing in Great Britain, by Palmer, aluminium saw 24% growth in the last year, including 26% growth in volume terms and installed value by 28% in sales of aluminium windows.