Technical designers at the German company are about to launch the R.evolution – a bi-folding door system that is the result of 30 years’ experience producing dynamic glazing solutions.
The bi-fold door is slimmer, easier to open and close, safer, more energy-efficient and unique.
The innovative system is being showcased for the first time ever in the UK at the Homebuilding & Rennovating (HBR) Show at the NEC in Birmingham from 23rd to 26th March. The bi-fold door then moves onto Grand Designs Live held at Excel in London from 29th April to 7th May.
Solarlux invites all visitors to try and test their new global innovation on stand E265, Hall 12 at the HBR Show and on stand B329 at Grand Designs Live.
There, exhibition-goers will be able to see first-hand the bi-fold door’s unequalled transparency, thanks to the slim profile of just 99mm depth of its panel joint. Plus, the design can carry heavier loads on its carriage and tracks – meaning you can get bigger panels with a larger glass surface. What’s more, the minimal floor track offers accessibility according to DIN 18040. With a height of 14mm, the floor track is not only barrier-free and suitable for living spaces, but is also available with a zero barrier without any height offset – with a width of only 29 mm.
The R.evolutionary thermal transmittance value corresponds to the guidelines for passive house suitability with an achieved Uw value as low as 0.8 W/m2K – and this is despite its modest depth of only 84.2mm, combining modern design with energy-efficiency.
In addition, The bi-fold door fulfils all requirements for burglary resistance according to RC2. This is achieved with a standard 2-point bar locking system and a 24mm stroke on both sides. Optionally, the glass folding wall offers a wide range of combinations with various safety techniques, such as glass breakage sensors, or connection options for existing alarm systems via concealed cable routing. The British safety certification Secure by Design will be available at the end of this year.
The R.evolutionary folding door system is unique in all three aspects: transparency, security and passive house suitability. Thanks to the multitude of innovations, Solarlux has already been able to register an impressive six patents with the new folding door.
As Uwe Niehausmeier, Technical Designer at Solarlux, explains: “We have analysed the bi-folding door in great detail. Every bolt, every seal, every fitting has been taken apart and analysed against the question how to improve individual components even more. Always driven by the idea: we can do that even better! We were totally captivated by the project – and we have achieved a result that is second to none in technology and design.”