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Cash generator: the Decalu 163 Lift-and-Slide Door

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Deceuninck Aluminium has launched the Decalu163 Lift-and-Slide aluminium patio door, part of the new aluminium system company’s expanding offer.

A complete aluminium window and door offer, Decalu combines significantly reduced manufacturing times and increased installation efficiencies, with a dual-colour, textured and marine grade finish – as standard.

Able to accommodate individual sash weights of up to 400kg, and with single, twin and triple-track options, the new Decalu163 offers a high degree of design flexibility.

With a slim interlock and flush finish options, plus ultra-smooth operating and ‘light-touch opening, plus extensive colour choice, deliver additional end-user appeal.

U-values are as low as 1.3W/m2k, with high performance pre-inserted and flush gaskets and advanced thermal-breaking technology, guaranteeing thermal efficiency and weather sealing.

Nigel Headford, Deceuninck Aluminium’s Business Development Director, said: “The Decalu163, is a highly engineered lift-and-slide door. It accommodates incredible individual sash weights – up to 400kg – which creates real design flexibility.

“And, the same as the rest of our offer, it’s available in dual-colour and marine grade finishes as standard.

“It’s a premium aluminium lift-and-slide door but with increased manufacturing efficiencies and the price point at which we can supply it, generates high-margin opportunities for fabricators and installers.

“As we come back as an industry from the impact of COVID-19, it generates a lot of high margin opportunities throughout the supply chain.”

The launch of Decalu163 follows Deceuninck’s launch of the Decalu88 Aluminium Bifold.

It cuts manufacturing times by up to 40% over comparable aluminium systems and in common with the Decalu 163, features a single inner frame and mid-section, plus integrated insulation.

U-values go even lower, this time to 0.68W/m2k triple-glazed, while co-extruded pre-inserted gasket with rigid PVC-U backing – eliminates manual insertion of gasket and puts an end to gasket shrinkage.

It’s also a ‘heavy hitter’, with heavy-duty ultra-smooth running systems able to accommodate  individual-sash weights, of up to 200kg.

Deceuninck Aluminioum also offers a series of casement options including 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 and a complete range of panel doors with dedicated frame.

“The Decalu163 Lift-and-Slide, and the Decalu88 Bi-folding Door, are designed to generate margin by simplifying manufacture and installation. You get margin back as a fabricator at a time when margin and cash are critical.

“If you can lower manufacturing times and costs by up to 40%, why wouldn’t you?”

Watch the interview with Nigel here