Even in Inclement Conditions

So you thought a frameless glass exterior door system was not possible for a 15-storey building? Think again! Sunflex bespoke folding door systems have been installed in just such applications. They create extra outdoor spaces that can be enjoyed in all weather. Established over 40 years ago in Germany, Sunflex systems are wind load tested in Germany giving clients the assurance that systems and glass are secure, even in inclement conditions.

Locally, Sunflex has had a presence since 2004, starting with a branch in KZN, home of its manufacturing operations, then expanding into the Cape for added supply and install capacity, and most recently into Gauteng with a satellite office. Says Director of Sunflex SA, Patrick Rostance, “We continue to open up trade across the country and believe that a retail presence is good for business as is evident with our showroom in Kramerville, Johannesburg. More exposure and more orders, translates into better direct service and price competitiveness.”

Top of mind

The company’s most popular offering is the SF25 ‘Slide and Turn’ frameless stacking system. In addition to complementing the architectural aesthetic of a building, panels also move independently allowing customised options for ventilation.

Cleaning is a breeze and the design copes well with corners and curves. Although predominantly used to enclose existing patios/verandahs/balconies, architects are also specifying Sunflex systems as creative and practical interior room dividers that allow the flow of natural light and offer versatility to any space.

In all weather

Patrick adds, “Although all designs emanate from Germany as well as the manufacturing equipment and hardware, our aluminium is extruded locally. We have also modified our seals and gaskets to fully comply with SANS 613. Benefitting directly from continuous research and development in Germany means that we are always able to offer systems that are current and up to European standards. An example is our new SF22 system which follows the trend towards the ‘cottage pane’ look.”

With a full team of draughtsmen and women behind them, based in KZN and Cape Town, Sunflex SA manufactures and supplies bespoke system hardware in kit form to approved installers. By creating extra space that requires little to no modification to a building, Sunflex systems are simple to install and easy to operate helping invite the ‘outside in’.

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