Direct Trade (Yorkshire) Ltd Adds Stellar To Support A Changed Market

by | Aug 2, 2022 | Aluminium

Aluminium fabricator Direct Trade (Yorkshire) Ltd has recently added Stellar from Epwin Window Systems to its portfolio.

Direct Trade decided to partner with Epwin Window Systems to ensure it remained at the forefront of aluminium technology. Mark Powell, sales director at Direct Trade (Yorkshire) explains: “The market has changed and installers are expecting more innovation from their products to sell into the consumer. Epwin Window Systems has been synonymous with delivering cutting-edge PVC-U systems and that design innovation is evident in Stellar. Stellar is technically ground-breaking and it’s the first aluminium system that fits like PVC-U, which will be a great bonus for our installing customers.”

Initially fabricating the new Stellar Aluminium Slim Bifold door and Lift & Slide patio door, the Doncaster-based trade supplier is clear on the advantages Stellar will offer its customers.  Mark said: “Both Stellar doors offer incredibly slim sightlines which are popular with today’s consumers. Furthermore, because Stellar doors have patented pre-gasketed knock-in beads, installation is far quicker saving substantial installation time.”

By design, both the Stellar Slim Bifold door and Lift & Slide patio door meet the new changes to Part L of the Building Regulations with 28mm glazing. Mark said: “The changes to Part L have meant some aluminium systems have needed to introduce various enhancements to comply with regulations. But Stellar was already compliant by design and we are delighted to have added the products to our portfolio.”

The new Stellar Slimline Aluminium Bifold Door is 20% slimmer than the original Stellar Bifold. At 117mm wide, the slim meeting stiles create an attractive sightline in the closed position for maximum customer appeal.

The new Stellar Slimline Bifold also benefits from tailed glazing gaskets and an under-glass seal which breaks up the cavities behind and under the glass to enhance the thermal performance. And installation is further improved due to the unique patent-pending adjustable locking stile, so the clearance between the lock and keep can be adjusted to take up cutting tolerances, eliminating the need for adjustable door jambs.

The Stellar Lift & Slide patio door is similarly impressive and delivers incredibly slim sightlines making the most of the glass area. The system’s strength allows sash widths up to three metres wide via a range of interlock sizes, as slim as 50mm, to achieve the best combination of aesthetics and size capability.

Established in 1998, Direct Trade (Yorkshire) has an impressive track record of helping window installers succeed in today’s competitive market. Mark said: “We foster a culture of working with our customers and offering the best in product innovation to help them stand out in a competitive market. Adding Stellar into our portfolio represents a massive opportunity for our customers and we are already looking at introducing more Stellar products later this year.”

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