The popular PatioMaster PVC-U Sliding Door System from Epwin Window Systems has long been held in high regard by customers due to its outstanding aesthetics and quality system protocols that are a cut above mass-market offering. Its high-quality credentials have been further vindicated following enhanced weather performance testing carried out by Element, an independent global provider of testing, inspection and certification services.
Based on a two-pane sliding door with heavy-duty steel, the PatioMaster Sliding Door has achieved 300pa water tightness Class 7a, 600Pa air tightness Class 2 and 1600 Pa wind loading Class A4. This market-leading wind loading performance reflects how sliding patio doors are used today, which means PatioMaster is the superior solution for coastal or high-rise properties.
Phil Parry, Business Development Director at Epwin Window Systems’, said: ”For us, it’s not just about passing these tests, but ensuring that we uphold the highest standards and deliver consistent product performance to give our customers a market-leading advantage. This latest test achievement demonstrates the technical superiority of the PatioMaster door and coupled with latest product developments, it is a PVC-U sliding door system that is leading the market.”
The PatioMaster PVC-U Sliding Door System is 33% stronger by design due to its reinforcing capability, while an intelligently-designed interlock prevents intruders from prising open the panes to gain entry. The system offers exceptional thermal performance and its sash profile increases the variety of glazing options to 28mm and 36mm (which is triple glazed).
In terms of aesthetics, the door’s interlock sightline perfectly aligns with the opposing sash. And colour options are next-level too. 19 stocked foil finishes cover the industry’s favoured shades, including Sage, Claystone and Pebble Grey, plus 30 Made to Order colour options with on-trend hues covering heritage classics, contemporary colours and natural palettes.
Uniquely in the market, there are five complementary base colours: white, tan, brown, cream and grey, which are used with single coloured foil options. It means that the high-end aesthetics remain when the doors are open, because there isn’t a stark disparity between the foiled colour and the white base interior as often seen on other door systems. This allows fabricators and installers to secure higher value sales and tap into consumer demand for high-end products.
All doors are fitted with the Yale 6 point lock as standard and Epwin Window Systems will be introducing a new Yale 10 point PAS 24 locking system shortly. This high-security locking system delivers the equivalent of a standard lock plus additional shootbolts at the top and bottom of the sash for maximum security benefits.
Phil concluded: “PatioMaster has always held an exceptional market pedigree and its enhanced weather testing performance demonstrates is class-leading technical credentials too.”