Established specialist fabricator, Mercury Glazing Supplies Ltd, has become the first fabricator to manufacture the new aluminium Integral bifolding door recently launched by Epwin Window Systems. Steve Cross, Director of specialist fabricator Mercury, said: “We are delighted to be the first fabricator of the new Integral bifold and know it will add value to our established door portfolio.”
Steve is quick to praise the design properties of the door. He said: “Aluminium is the perfect material for bifold doors because it has the lightweight strength that’s required. However, the clinical lines of aluminium frames don’t sit comfortably with the PVC-U windows that are used in the majority of the UK’s homes. Integral bifolds solve this problem because they are an aluminium door with PVC-U detailing that’s designed to suite perfectly with leading PVC-U systems. It means homeowners can choose a bifold door that creates the light-filled space they want without having to compromise on the aesthetics. And for installers, Integral is considerably quicker to glaze due to the flexibility and pre-gasket PVC-U beads. The door is already opening up a new level of opportunity for installers.”
Integral bifolds come with many innovative features comprising of specifically engineered robust double-walled aluminium profiles, double hinge fixings, stainless-steel tracks and brushed rollers providing Integral with the additional rigidity to stand up to years of repeated use. They can accommodate up to seven leaves with a width of 700 to 1000 mm.
Carmen Velilla, Brand Manager at Epwin Window Systems said: “Mercury is a longstanding and loyal Vertical Slider customer to Spectus, an Epwin Window Systems brand, and we are delighted they have taken on our new Integral bifolding door too. With the design technology behind Integral and Mercury’s fabrication knowledge, we feel sure it will be prove to be a winning combination for them.”
Mercury manufactures the new Integral bifolds from its Gloucester specialist fabrication plant. All Integral bifolds from Mercury come with PAS24:2016 as standard and are available in choice of colours.