Sliders UK has reported significant growth driven by its expanding bi-folding door offer and installer demand for reliable composite door supply.

According, to the door specialist, year-on-year sales were up 16% in November on the same time last year.

Steve Mines, Sales and Marketing Director, said new products, including the Ultimate Evolution and Sliders UK’s new Duraflex bi-folding doors, plus growth in composite door sales, had under-pinned growth.

He said: “We have been investing significantly in our product offering and manufacturing capability and we’re now seeing that convert into sales.

“We restructured our composite door line early in 2016 and that’s given us faster turnaround and an increasingly competitive offer at a time when reliability in the composite door sector has in general, dropped off.

“We’re also seeing the pull through now of the investment that we have made in our product range, including the launch of the Ultimate Evolution aluminium bi-fold and our new bi-fold offering from Duraflex, which is a really good PVC-U system.”

Sliders UK Ultimate Collection composite door offer is built around the market leading 44mm Nan Ya slab. This is combined with a choice of the fully reinforced Duraflex, Veka and Eurocell 70mm PVC-U outer frame and slim, low line aluminium thresholds with twin seals.

Sliders UK announced the launch of the Ultimate Evolution aluminium bi-fold door in late summer 2016.

Sitting alongside its established aluminium bi-fold door offer from ALUK, it features a highly innovative fully adjustable jamb option. This makes it far simpler to align the door, even where apertures are out of square – cutting installation times to as little as 45 minutes.

PAS24:2012 and Part Q compliant, the new Duraflex bi-folding door is fully integrated with the systems company’s Diamond suite, featuring beveled and chamfered options it achieves a DER ‘A’ rating and u-values as low as 1.1Wm2/K.

It’s launch and that of the Ultimate Evolution, follows that of two other Part Q tested doors. This includes the Veka Imagine as a second PVC-U bi-fold system, in addition to its established Eurocell Ultimate Aspect PVC-U door range at the beginning of the year, both feature a high security specification.

And the launch of the PremiLine PRO patio door from Kömmerling. Another Part Q ready door, it sits alongside Sliders UK’s established offer from Duraflex, giving the door specialist one of, if not the, industry’s largest bi-fold and patio door offers.

“We have seen incredible product innovation in 2016 and we have brought that together into a product portfolio which we believe delivers incredible opportunity to our customers – all from a single source of supply”, continued Mines.

He concluded: “In the year ahead, this kind of flexibility and economy, is going to be increasingly important to installers, as much in the time it gives them back.

“We will continue to invest in the coming year. We’re in the process of completing a 10,000 sq ft extension to our facility and we have several product additions planned for 2017, which we believe will deliver significant additional opportunity to our customers.”

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