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What are thermally broken aluminium doors?

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Researching the best high-end ultra-slim sliding door package?

If so, you may have uncovered some confusing technical terms that have left you scratching your head in utter bewilderment. But don’t worry! As master craftsmen of the premium ultra-slim sliding door industry, allow us to explain a term that continues to perplex end-users.

What are thermally broken aluminium doors?

The term ‘thermally broken’ specifies how the door has been constructed. Quite simply, it refers to the way the door has been manufactured with a barrier in between the inside and outside of the door frames.
Non-thermally broken aluminium frames have always suffered from poor insulation qualities, thanks to how conductive aluminium is. Thermally broken aluminium door frames work by proactively preventing conductive thermal energy loss by effectively separating the inner and outer aluminium frames with a non-conductive material, which prevents heat transferring between them.

What are the benefits of thermally broken aluminium doors?

A far cry from being a negative trait, aluminium doors that contain ‘thermal breaks’ or ‘thermal barriers’ hold many impressive aspects. These include:
• Improved insulation
• Enhanced energy efficiency
• Improved U-values
• Lower energy costs
• Heightened condensation resistance
• Effortless Building Regulation compliance
• Potential to raise Energy Performance Ratings (EPC)
• Heightened soundproofing, as the thermal break usefully subdues any vibrations in between the frames
• Increased satisfaction in one’s home

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What makes viiu’s thermally broken aluminium doors stand out?

Apart from breath-taking, ultra-slim aesthetics, viiu’s thermally broken aluminium doors offer an integral weatherproof gutter system which is practically routed through its large thermally broken chambers. Allowing for highly efficient triple glazed panels, the integrated thermal break also results in U-values as low as 0.75 W/m2K, which is far below the required industry energy standard.

Architects, suppliers and installers – Experience the magic of thermally broken aluminium doors

Commanding the attention of affluent and aspirational homeowners, viiu doors are set to dominate the 2019 interior design landscape right across the UK and Europe. If this sounds like an exciting prospect you would like to explore further to build your brand, contact the viiu team for further information.

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