Exlabesa Building Products has recently reported that demand for their Xlafold aluminium bifolding door has increased year on year since the product was introduced to the market in 2017. For Paul Benn, General Manager at Exlabesa, there are many reasons why more and more fabricators are turning to the Xlafold bifolding door, not least of which is that it is quick and straightforward to fabricate.
Paul said: “The Xlafold bifold is considerably quicker to fabricate than many other bifolding doors on the market. Its component parts suite with other Exlabesa systems so fabricators can reduce their stock holding and product inventory too. And installers have also found it straightforward to adjust the hinges, making it easier to install than competitor systems.”
In terms of aesthetics, the Xlafold bifold has the classic slim sightlines of an aluminium bifolding door. It is available in sculptured or square sash options, so it’s suitable for the commercial, new build and domestic markets. It is available in all RAL colour options so it sits well in any design scheme.
The Xlafold bifold ticks all the boxes when it comes to the practicalities too. It has a typical U value of 1.5 W/m2K and features an interlocking gasket system for improved weather fastness, which means it offers excellent thermal efficiency and will effectively keep cold and wet weather at bay. It has PAS 24 accreditation, so it offers reassuring security as well as meeting the requirements of Document Q of Building Regulations.
Paul said: “The Xlafold aluminium bifolding door has become a classic solution because it offers everything homeowners, architects, specifiers, fabricators and installers want from a bifolding door.”
Doncaster-based Exlabesa Building Systems is one of the country’s most experienced systems companies. It is one of the few UK aluminium system companies who extrude all their products in the UK and has recently expanded its aluminium extrusion plant with a recent £4.5 million extrusion press investment.