The technical experts at The VEKA UK Group chose to go back to the drawing board with this product and ‘re-imagine’ what we have come to think of as a standard Bi-Fold Door.
The official launch, following the FIT Show, comes after a successful appearance at Fensterbau.
Sales and Marketing Director Colin Torley explains: “The new Bi-Fold was on display at Fensterbau and visitors to the event were very impressed; we received some extremely positive feedback.
“The Imagine Bi-Fold Door has been designed in the UK, for the UK market and our Technical Team are extremely proud of it. The system has been designed ‘from the ground up’ so there are no compromises. When it comes to components, everything has been newly designed specifically for this product.
“The result is a technically-advanced bespoke product – available in numerous different configurations – with custom-designed hardware from ERA housed neatly within the profile.
“VEKA will be carrying the hardware as well as manufacturing the profile, so the Burnley HQ will act as a ‘one-stop-shop’ and customers can expect excellent lead times.
“The system has been designed with security in mind. It features ERA locks and can achieve the PAS24 and Secured by Design accreditations as standard, with no need for additional modification.
“Extremely energy-efficient, the Imagine Bi-Fold Door is being launched with the potential to achieve the highest DSER available. It has been designed to be ‘future proof’ thanks to the fact that it is triple glazing ready. With triple glazing fitted, the door is capable of achieving a U-value of below 1.0.
“VEKA is offering a choice of sculptured or bevelled sashes and glazing beads on this type of system. As you would expect from an industry-leading supplier, VEKA also offers a choice of three threshold options on its new Bi-Fold. Customers can choose a standard outerframe, a Part M low threshold option or an ultra-low internal room divider.
“The sashes for these doors will be wider and taller than most on the market, and will have slim sightlines on the profile.
“VEKA has always demonstrated an impressive level of attention to detail. This door illustrates our commitment to quality with details such as the premium quality magnets that keep the doors in place and prevent them creeping back when opened. Handles are low profile so sashes collect virtually flush against each other, meaning minimal loss of space.
“This system is so unique, there are virtually too many benefits to mention! Every aspect has been analysed and redesigned, where necessary, to create a Bi-Fold Door that could previously only be imagined! We’re looking forward to sharing our innovations with customers old and new who will surely appreciate every little detail: from the fully adjustable hinges that can be altered in situ – to the reversible guide wheels and much, much more.”