Epwin Window Systems has announced several new updates to its popular PatioMaster PVC-U sliding door system. Gerald Allen, Head of Marketing at Epwin Window Systems, said: “PatioMaster is the UK’s most popular PVC-U patio door system, and it just got even better. The latest updates further enhance the system without losing any of the high-quality features that our customers appreciate.”
The PatioMaster door system is held in high regard by customers due to its outstanding aesthetics and high-quality system protocols that are a cut above mass market offerings. The new updates include reinstating the tried-and-tested Yale 6-hook lock on all doors. Gerald commented: “We’ve listened to customer feedback and brought back the Yale 6-hook lock. We are also working closely with Yale to develop a new PAS 24:2016 locking system based around the Yale 6-hook lock with shoot bolt extensions to create 10-point locking for maximum security. It will be a step-change in door hardware security and we look forward to launching this soon.”
Further upgrades include enhanced security. The PatioMaster door now has an improved reinforcing chamber width, which allows for larger reinforcing and means the system is 33% stronger. There is also improved thermal performance and a new sash profile that increases the variety of glazing options to 28mm and 36mm (which is triple glazed). And weather seals have been further improved as a result of the introduction of a new PCE gasket. Gerald commented: “Thermal efficiency is taking centre stage once again. Our new glazing options means consumers can maximise the comfort of their homes.”
There have been aesthetic enhancements too. There is a choice of outerframe options to increase design versatility and a new interlock sightline perfectly aligns with the opposing sash rebate for a more considered aesthetic. There is also a new midrail design that not only looks good but is easier to fabricate because it involves fewer components.
The system benefits from Epwin Window Systems’ colour offering, which features 19 stocked foil finishes including on-trend shades such as Sage, Claystone and Pebble Grey,
as well as 30 Made to Order options. There are also five complementary base colours, white, tan, brown, cream and grey, to provide a sleek, high end aesthetic even when doors are open.
Gerald concluded: “There have always been many reasons why the PatioMaster PVC-U sliding door system is the best-selling patio door system in the UK. With these new product enhancements, the list is now even longer.”