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Clearspan gets slimmer

Hardware manufacturer VBH has expanded its popular range of greenteQ Clearspan hardware for aluminium bi-fold doors with a new variant – Altro.

Clearspan is part of VBH’s Lifestyle range, which includes hardware systems for bi-fold, lift/slide, inline sliding and tilt/slide doors.

In its standard form, Clearspan is a slim hardware system that is currently available to suit many of the leading aluminium profile systems. The addition of the Altro variant means that many fabricators and installers now have access to an even slimmer hardware option.

Altro works with the existing Clearspan locks and magnetic catches, as well as Alpha, Securifold and Coastline handle options for the passage door and a choice of Aspire, Centrefold and Slimfold handles for the intermediate locking points.

Although Altro’s hinges and running gear are slimmer, VBH advises that, at 120kg per sash, the weight capacity is the same as that of the standard system.

Dan Powell, Head of Brand at VBH, said: “We developed the Altro variant in response to feedback from customers who wanted to see even less hardware on their bi-folds. It runs just as smoothly as the standard Clearspan system, but provides a finished article that is less hardware/more door.”

Altro is available in a choice of black and white finishes and is supplied with the greenteQ 10-year performance and surface guarantee as standard.


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