Hardware supplier VBH has been working with aluminium systems house Garnalex to develop its hardware solution for the new Sheerline bi-fold door.
The new bi-fold allows up to a seven-pane configuration, the choice of fitting it as an outward or inward opening door, and offers four different threshold combinations.
With doors measuring up to 6.5m wide x 2.6m high and possibly triple glazed, Garnalex’s choice of hardware had to be sufficiently strong and hard wearing to cope with large, heavy sashes.
VBH’s greenteQ design team worked closely with their counterparts at Garnalex, with the result being the greenteQ Clearspan hardware system for Sheerline with a weight capacity of 120Kg per sash.
greenteQ’s bi-fold hardware for other systems is tried and tested and is favoured by fabricators and installers.
Clearspan for Sheerline is designed with everyone in the supply chain in mind; it is quick and easy to put together and there is ample adjustment for installers.
Clearspan is available in a standard version and in a PAS24:2016 tested security spec that features the greenteQ Orion TS007 3-star profile cylinder.
Being a 3-star cylinder, this enables the fabricator to fit either the greenteQ Alpha Slim lever handle set, or the standard Alpha lever handle which is available in 10 colours of the greenteQ Suite of matching window door and patio furniture.
As the Suite covers patio doors it enables installers to tie together a Full House installation, giving them an edge over their competition.
Companies offering Sheerline doors built to VBH’s PAS24 hardware spec can join the Q-secure approved partner network.
The Q-secure consumer security guarantee will pay the end user up to £8000 in compensation in the unlikely event that a break in is achieved due to hardware failure.
Simon Monks, MD of VBH said: “I’m personally delighted to be working with Garnalex, and am very pleased at the way that the two technical teams have worked together as one to bring this project to fruition; it’s been seamless.”