Building envelope and renewable energy specialist Schueco UK Limited has just launched a new high-insulation version of one of its most successful aluminium folding door systems. Known as ASS 80 FD.HI, the door comes in a range of options and offers not only exceptionally high thermal efficiency with a typical U value of 1.5 W/m2K - easily exceeding the requirements of Document L even when used in an existing building – but also narrow leaf-to-leaf face widths of only 112mm.
With a frame depth of 80mm and either rebated or flush thresholds, the door is available with leaves up to 1.2 metres wide and up to 3 metres high, with a maximum weight of 100kg. Elegant looks, slim sight-lines and high-quality fittings mean that the door is as equally at home in residential properties as it is in commercial environments such as hotels or restaurants.
The easy-to-operate folding leaves are supported on double or quadruple bottom roller carriages running on a stainless steel track. The doors may be folded to one or both sides and can be specified to project either inside or outside the room. Hardware options are available for either basic security or to Class 2 of security standard EN V 1627.
The new door is part of Schueco
's ongoing programme to develop windows, doors and façades
with ever higher levels of thermal insulation, so enabling architects and designers to meet ever more stringent government guidelines on efficient energy use and harmful carbon emissions.