AluK is launching a Part L compliant version of its 58BD residential door system, with new foam inserts to give the 1.4 U-Values required for new or existing non-residential buildings.

The system will include new pre-rolled foam in the sash and additional insulating foams underneath the glazing cavity. There will also be centre seal gaskets to improve the thermal performance. In addition to that though, there will also be a new material used for the low-lamda thermal break to deliver enhanced thermal performance.

Product Manager Peter Willard explained: “We are minimising the additional processes required for the new 58BD HI door and delivering a solution which achieves real innovation with a new thermal break. The material we’re using is new to the doors and windows market but widely proven in other sectors so it’s a no risk option.”

AluK is also delivering another enhancement to its Part L compliant 58BW HI window system, with a new bracket for the cruciform joint which fits more easily into the cavity created by the new thermal breaks.

Peter Willard added: “Feedback from the industry shows an increase in the number of installations being turned down by Fensa because installers couldn’t prove compliance; Part L remains high on the agenda for many. We’re doing our bit to make sure that anyone fabricating or fitting AluK products can achieve and crucially demonstrate compliance with ease.”

Sales director Wayne Heath concluded: “We’re now seeing how Part L is playing out in the real world and listening to our customers all the time. We’ll continue to support them with these kinds of technical innovations, but also of course with communication updates and sales and marketing support to help them sell even more Part L compliant products.”

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