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Stockport-based Classic Construction started fitting the Decalu88 Bi-folding Door from Deceuninck Aluminium at the beginning of 2021 as part of its strategy to supply premium products while reducing time on site, including callbacks.

Bi-folding doors

“We aim for the higher end of the market and source higher quality materials,” Classic Construction’s Managing Director Jason Clarke said. “So, the bi-folds and window systems we use are the products that our clients notice, and you don’t have to be an expert to realise that the systems we choose to use in these builds are excellent.

“We switched to the Decalu88 about 18 months ago, and as soon as the doors arrived it was immediate to see that they were superior to all the systems that we’d used before. We use Decalu88 as standard now.”

Achieving U-values as low as 1.13W/m2K with a double-glazed unit, many installers discovered the Decalu88 Bi-folding Door as a straightforward way of achieving Part L requirements without using triple glazing.

But they also found a commitment from Deceuninck Aluminium to bring new levels of service and flexibility to aluminium systems supply, including dual-colour and marine grade as standard.

“We’re putting Decalu products in weekly – on all the luxury builds and on all of the garden rooms – and you can easily see it is a more quality system,” Jason said. “It’s like when you shut the door of a Mercedes or other high-end German car – when you shut the door on this system it definitely feels solid and of a higher quality.”

Door handle

Most bi-folding doors on the market have a maximum weight of 100kg-150kg, but the rollers on the Decalu88 Bi-Folding Door are designed to take 200kg a leaf, which almost guarantees smooth performance and reduces the likelihood of being called back to site to make any minor adjustments. And the pre-installed gasket saves installers about 30-40 minutes per door, simply because they don’t have to install the gaskets. With the Decalu88 you glaze each leaf in five minutes.

“Decalu products are easy to install, and we don’t have any callbacks – not even adjustments or things like that,” Jason said. “I’m not saying that the previous systems we used were full of errors, but we did have to adjust a few things. So, touch wood – or aluminium! – these ones are no problem at all.

“We get a lot of great feedback from our customers about what we build for them. But the one element that they return to time and again is the quality of the aluminium doors and windows.

“And I like the Decalu products so much that I have used them on my own property – I’ve got two sets of bi-folds at my house as well.”

For more information call 01249 816 969, email deceuninck.ltd@deceuninck.com or visit www.deceuninck.co.uk

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