Deceuninck Aluminium has brought increased manufacturing flexibility to its offer with the addition of a new French door option.
Part of a highly modular approach designed to lower stock-holding, the Decalu88 French door, is built around a common inner frame and mid-section, and integrated insulation used in its flagship Decalu88 aluminium bi-fold.
It also shares the same pre-inserted, flush to the bead, co-extruded gaskets, delivering significant installation efficiencies on site.
Nigel Headford, business development director, Deceuninck Aluminium, said: “One of the many advantages of the Decalu system is modularity. It’s been designed to minimise stock-holding and maximise manufacturing efficiencies, delivering anywhere up to a 40% time saving.
“The Decalu88 French Door uses the same profile as the Decalu88 bi-fold, delivering fabrication gains but also a consistent aesthetic to the end-user.”
The Decalu88 French door will accommodate individual sash weights of up to 150kg, while U-values are as low as 1.1W/m2k. In common with the wider Decalu range, it’s available in any RAL finish, including dual colour, textured and marine grade finishes – as standard.
In addition to the Decalu88 bi-fold, this also includes the Decalu88 aluminium entrance door, which employs a unique and patented thermal stress control system to all but eliminate bowing; and the Decalu163 lift-and-slide, which can accommodate sash weights of up to 400kg, and with single, twin and triple-track options.
The Deceuninck Aluminium range also includes Decalu 88 Steel and New Steel, designed to replicate steel commercial windows; plus a hidden sash and retro option. There’s also a turn-and-tilt option and the ultra-energy efficient, Decalu101 Scand.
“It’s important to remind ourselves that we only launched at the start of this year, since when we’ve introduced four new products, with further announcements planned for this year and the start of next,” Nigel said.
“These share the same fundamental principles making manufacture simpler and more efficient but also delivering increased design flexibility while making installation simpler and faster.”