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Aluminium Clad Windows

Introduction

Aluminium Clad window systems offer a strong, durable and maintenance free finish outside while still providing the warmth and character that timber brings inside. They are especially beneficial in extreme weather conditions, therefore are ideally suited to exposed areas at high altitudes and coastal locations that experience much harsher weather. All our windows are expertly crafted and are laminated to give extra strength and to prevent warping.

Lamination involves splicing the timber into three pieces, and then gluing them back together under high pressure with the timber grains against each other, which prevents the frames from twisting out of shape.

The timber frames are factory finished prior to assembly which best protects the timber from moisture absorption. They receive a base coat of timber preservative, then a primer coat, followed by two coats of micro-porous paint or stain with uv protection. In general one should expect our coatings to last from five to eight years without the need for re-treatment. Redecoration itself is a very simple task as no sanding down or preparation required. An average window should take about thirty minutes to re-decorate.

Our windows are double glazed with an enhanced thermally insulating glass to provide an extremely low U-value. We further improve the efficiency of the unit by filling the cavity with argon gas. The result is glazing unit U-value = 1.0 W/m2K (according to EN-674), which gives insulation up to 3 times better than traditional double glazing.

  • Available in Redwood, Meranti or European Oak with thermally broken poly powder coated aluminium frames attached
  • Laminated timber profiles to reduce expansion and warping
  • Factory sprayed with long life and low maintenance finishes
  • 4-16-4 low e argon filled double glazing fitted, as standard
  • Thermally Efficient
  • No nailed on glazing beads
  • Discreetly locked on timber profiles

Aluminium Clad Window

Ideal Applications

Ideal for all locations, used extensively near coastal regions and areas highly exposed to the sunlight. Also used when separate colours are required inside and outside.

Technical Information

Standard Key Features

Timber
  • Constructed using European Oak, Meranti or treated Pine.
  • Multi-layered laminated sections (also known as 'engineered sections') help to eliminate seasonal movement and warping.
  • Thermally broken poly powder coated aluminium frames attached.
Security
  • Multi-point locking.
  • Locking handle.
Glazing
  • 4-16-4 low e argon filled double glazing fitted, as standard, giving a centre pane value of 1.0 W/m2K.
Glazing Bars
  • Available with any configuration of bonded astragal glazing bars.
Finishing
  • Fully finished with micro-porous high performance paint or translucent stain with UV protection.
  • Any choice of colour paint from the RAL colour system is available.
  • All finishes are tested under severe conditions to ensure extremely long outdoor resistance and low maintenance.
Handles
  • Espagnolette locking handles fitted as standard.
  • Choice of white, bronze, silver, brass or black.
Hinges
  • Stainless steel high security butt hinges fitted, as standard.
Vents
  • Trickle ventilation supplied to comply with Part F of the building regulations, where required.
Weather strip
  • Performance weather seals fitted as standard.

Non Standard Key Features

Glazing
  • Toughened, laminated, obscured and self-cleaning glazing options available.
Glazing Bars
  • Available with any configuration of genuine glazing bars.
Handles
  • Colour options on standard design handle include: satin chrome, mirror chrome and gold.
  • Period ironwork handles such as Monkey Tails, in either wrought ironor pewter, are available on request.
Safety
  • Safety/childproof catches available on request (restricts the opening of the window).

Specifications

Frame Width:
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Frame Thickness:
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Maximum Opening Width:
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Maximum Opening Height:
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Panel Height Range:
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Panel Width Range:
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Glass Units:
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Optional Glazing Treatments:
Toughened, laminated, obscured and self-cleaning glazing options available.
Standard Colour:
Any RAL colour available for aluminium cladding. Any RAL paint colour or various natural stains available for timber.