The door and window market is witnessing an increase in demand for bi-fold doors as hardware diversifies and becomes more accessible for all budgets and the trend for outdoor living grows. With this in mind, Yale has combined a range of door hardware to create a superior bi-fold door offering – including a new 28mm slim backset multi-point lock, a slim backplate door handle and a colour coded maximum security cylinder.
Brett Evans, Technical Director for Door Hardware at Yale, commented: “Currently, aluminium has a 67% market share over PVCu when it comes to bi-folds*. This is due to aluminium frames having slimmer sight lines, thereby allowing more light in, not detracting from the view and giving the feel that, even when the doors are closed, you’re still in the great outdoors.
“In response to customer requests for a Yale lock to fit into slim sightline profiles, we have developed a bi-fold offering that maintains a high level of security, whilst also complementing modern interior design trends.”
The new Yale Lockmaster 28mm backset multi-point lock fits into slim sightline profiles. It features a combination of hooks and anti-lift bolts for greater security, along with smooth operation, tolerance and ease of use, whilst continuing the Lockmaster story as part of the Lockmaster® range. Available in standard 16mm euro groove and u-channel variants to suit various aluminium systems. What’s more, all of the Lockmaster® range is manufactured in the UK and carries the Made in Britain marque.
The bi-fold door package from Yale includes the maximum security Platinum 3 Star cylinder, which is now available in a black finish to complement modern designs, along with a brand new handle that comes in a range of finishes including black, anthractice grey and brushed stainless.
Ideal for narrow door sets, the handle is manufactured from 304 Stainless Steel and has a 28mm wide backplate, incorporating a patented spring cassette which eliminates the drooping handle effect. Suited to 60mm and 70mm profiles, the handle has been corrosion tested to 480 hours and cycle tested to 50,000 cycles.
Paul Atkinson, Sales & Commercial Director for Yale adds: Bi-Folds are a premium aspirational purchase for most people and the fine detail around the lock, handle and cylinder are important aspects, “We can now offer a high security bi-fold package that enhances the aesthetic appeal. This allows our installer and fabricator customers to promote a secure solution with a Yale guarantee that fits the slim style aluminium look that is popular today.”
Yale’s bi-fold solutions have been rigorously tested in the UK to deliver the highest levels of performance and can help assist fabricators in achieving PAS 24:2016 compliancy. Doors fitted with the hardware may also be protected by Yale’s ‘Lifetime Security Guarantee** which allows door fabricators and installers to take advantage of Yale’s reputation for excellence and offer additional confidence to prospective customers.
For further information on Yale’s bi-fold door hardware offering, please visit www.yaledws.co.uk, follow @YaleDWS on Twitter or call 01902 366800.