Following on from the success of its thermally advanced PURe window system, leading fenestration designer and manufacturer Senior Architectural Systems is once again set to break the mould with the launch of its innovative new PURe door range. Offering some of the lowest U-values on the UK market, Senior’s latest product innovation was well received when it was previewed at The Build Show in October 2015 and interest is only expected to increase in the run up to the official launch of the new PURe door system in early 2016.
Available as folding sliding, inline sliding, lift and slide, single and double patio door options, the new patent-pending PURe range features the pioneering use of an enhanced thermal barrier manufactured from expanded polyurethane foam (PUR). When calculated as a CEN standard folding sliding door, the new PURe system can achieve U-values as low as 0.93 w/m2k.The new door range perfectly complements Senior’s ground-breaking PURe window system, which offers U-values of 0.71w/m2k when calculated as a commercial CEN standard window.
By offering significantly lower U-values than other aluminium doors currently available, PURe doors can make a substantial improvement to the overall carbon footprint of a building which in turn can lead to a reduction in energy bills. As the PURe doors are also competitively priced compared to less thermally efficient aluminium doors, a building’s carbon calculations can be improved without increasing costs and additional savings can also be made by reducing the need for features such as photovoltaic roof panels or expensive under floor insulation.
Offering slim sightlines across the full portfolio, Senior’s new PURe range is also easy to manufacture using existing tools and have been cleverly designed to be simple to adjust and install.
Boasting exceptional design flexibility, the new PURe doors are available a full range of standard RAL colours. For more bespoke projects, colours can be matched to specific requirements and there is a dual colour option so that different shades can be specified for the internal and external surfaces.
Ideally suited to a wide range of applications, the PURe doors are also available in a wide choice of configurations, including the choice for further thermal enhancement and a robust heavy duty lift and slide option. Specifiers can also select either standard double glazing or high performance triple glazing units.
Designed to meet and exceed future Building Regulations, PURe doors have been developed to meet the Secure by Design (SBD) standards and are guaranteed to be weathertight, having been fully tested to BS6375 parts 1, 2 and 3.