As the homeowner trend for wide expanses of glass shows no sign of slowing, it’s perhaps hardly surprising that interest in PatioMaster’s Triple-track sliding patio door system at the FIT Show was high. Gerald Allen, Marketing Manager at Epwin Window Systems, commented: “The Triple-track system offers up to 25% more open space than a conventional patio door, delivering the open-house feel homeowners are looking for, even with smaller frame sizes. It attracted a great deal of interest from visitors to the show.”
The Triple-track is often shown as an alternative to a bi-fold door, but it offers several key advantages over its rival. There are no panes of glass encroaching on inside or outside space when they’re open. And when they’re closed, they offer a greater uninterrupted view of the outside world because the panels can be up to 1,500mm wide, much wider than on a bi-fold.
As well as homeowner benefits, the system also offers benefits to installers. The rollers are edge-located for easy adjustment. There is a full range of ancillary products including cills, add-ons and couplers, posts and extension profiles. There is also a mechanically jointed version for hard to access locations.
Also attracting interest at FIT was PatioMaster’s announcement that all doors will be fitted with upgraded ERA hardware from Autumn 2019 and PAS24:2016 compliant doors will be covered by the ERA Lifetime Guarantee. Gerald said: “The ERA Lifetime Guarantee is the only security scheme recognised by Neighbourhood Watch, which is a huge selling point for installers. In the event of a break-in it covers homeowners for the cost of a replacement door plus £5,000 compensation.”
PatioMaster is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of patio doors. It has a network of authorised fabricators across the UK and Ireland and gives installers and homeowners the benefit of local supply with the back-up of a national brand. The brand is committed to continuous development and delivering outstanding quality. And as interest in the brand at the FIT Show demonstrates, it’s an approach that is clearly appealing.