London Loves Lifting & Sliding

AluK has launched a brand new ultra-low U-Value, slim sightline lift & slide patio door, which it says will open up new opportunities for customers in London and the higher end of the retail market.

The new AluK S140 lift & slide has the slim sightlines and flush sash looks that are in demand, coupled with U-Values of just 1.2Uw double glazed and 0.8Uw triple glazed.

It has been designed in conjunction with AluK’s team in Italy and so has all the sleek, minimalist flair you would expect, as well as clever UK engineering which delivers a compact 140mm frame depth and smooth, double or triple track frame options.


Thermal efficiency

The new door can accommodate double or triple-glazed units depending on the thermal performance required and where acoustics are a priority, has plenty of capacity for the larger glass thicknesses.

For fabricators, the S140 has been designed with easy preps to make it quick to manufacture and a dedicated sub cill and simple add-on for trickle vents. It also comes with the option of AluK’s clever new Quik Clip clip-in bead system.

AluK’s MD Russell Yates says: “This is a door which ticks every box for fabricators and installers looking to get a bigger slice of the lucrative premium market. It’s easy to manufacture and, thanks to the addition of our Quik Clip system, incredibly quick to glaze.

“Crucially, it’s also available at a competitive price which will ensure it can deliver strong and sustainable margins. With bi-folds and sliders now selling at an almost 50/50 sales split and the latest industry research indicating that London-based buyers actively prefer sliders, the S140 really is a great new option for AluK customers who want to win business beyond their existing bi-fold offering.”


Picture: The new S140 comes with AluK’s popular Novae handles and impressive security, wind and weather performance credentials.

Article written by Cathryn Ellis
29th April 2024


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