Aluminium bi-fold doors are the best product on the market for opening homes to the garden and merging indoor and outdoor spaces. And homeowners have taken notice. According the recent Palmer Market report, aluminium is tipped for further growth going forward. This gives window and door installers a big opportunity to take advantage of this growing market by adding aluminium bi-fold doors to their product range.

Download our quick four-step guide to installing aluminium bi-fold doors.

AluFoldDirect supplies aluminium bi-fold doors to the trade, double glazing installers and local builders across the UK from our HQ in Blackburn. We deliver bi-folding doors in-frame, direct-to-site, in plain unmarked vans in just one week unglazed and two weeks glazed.

Delivering doors to site quickly gives tradespeople the chance to get the job done quicker, so that they can stick to work schedules and have extra time to win more bi-fold door installation jobs.

How to fit bi-fold doors with AluFoldDirect

There’s an easy four step process to fitting bi-fold doors which is made even easier when the bi-fold door is the perfect fit for the space it is being installed into.

When bi-fold doors are the perfect size, they fit better

At AluFoldDirect, we have a dedicated bi-fold manufacturing process which delivers you a precisely manufactured door ready to fit straight away. The best way to do this is to have exact measurements of the hole, so we can precisely manufacture a door that’s the perfect fit to make your installation go more smoothly.

  1. Build/prepare the space where the aluminium bi-fold door will be fitted
  2. Measure the hole, brick to brick
  3. Order your made to measure bi-fold door from AluFoldDirect
  4. Your bi-fold door is delivered in one week unglazed and two weeks glazed, ready to fit straight away, right first time.

Measuring the space after it has been built eliminates the guess work and guarantees a right first time fit for your aluminium bi-fold doors. This will eliminate installation issues on site and help ensure the installer gets paid, on time.

Once your bi-fold arrives, follow these four easy steps to install:

  1. Soak the gasket in a bucket of warm soapy water
  2. Check the outer frame is installed 100 percent level and square – ensuring all four sides are levels and that the diagonals are identical
  3. Fully toe & heel every sealed unit, this is crucial, to stop the sashes from dropping
  4. Install threshold gasket last

If you’re just starting out fitting bi-fold doors, or want a reminder of the best way to do it, print off our free guide to installing aluminium bi-fold doors. You can keep a copy in the van, stick it on the wall in the office or even print out copies to pass around the site so everyone knows about the best way to fit bi-fold doors.

Adding aluminium bi-fold doors to your product range

Aluminium is a big opportunity for growth for installers. Adding aluminium bi-fold doors to your offering will help you to meet demands from homeowners. Our aluminium bi-fold doors can also be matched in with our aluminium slimline windows range for seamless design throughout.

For more information, check out our five reasons to choose aluminium bi-fold doors.

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Solar Innovations® Architectural Glazing Systems’ install team recently completed work on a SI3000S 90° no-post slide & stack glass wall system with nine panels that slide and stack to the right.

The system features a White Maple wood veneer on the interior for a warm and inviting feel inside the residence, while the aluminum exterior ensures that the panels will not rot, rust, warp in weather conditions, or require yearly finish maintenance.

To open the house to the outdoors and provide unobstructed views, the top loaded panels can individually slide along the track, travel around the corner, and stack out of view in a pocketed space. A heavy two point lock system provides increased security.

The framing is finished in AAMA 2603 Standard Bronze, and the slide & stack system uses 1” LoE 272 tempered insulated glazing. Shade and screen systems can also be added to Solar Innovations® slide & stack glass walls for further customization of a residence.

This 90° no-post slide & stack glass wall system maximizes views and breaks down the barriers between the outdoors and indoors, bringing fresh air and daylight into the home and providing an ideal entertaining space. Solar Innovations® Architectural Glazing Systems can customize a slide & stack glass wall for any residential or commercial application and design.

 

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With planning regulations requiring housebuilders and social housing providers to optimise the number of dwellings per hectare, more and more apartments and townhouses are springing up in our towns and cities to meet rising demand for housing.

External balconies and Juliette balconies are a frequent design feature of these properties, helpful in enhancing light and a feeling of spaciousness, while also providing a pleasant ‘outdoor’ amenity for upper floor residents in the absence of gardens. Unfortunately, the use of bulky railings can often result in an ugly and ‘cage-like’ appearance obstructing the view to the outside.

glass juliet balconies

With the advantages of balconies, now there is a neat, low-maintenance and affordable alternative for architects, specifiers and designers seeking an elegant, yet practical balustrade solution. With over 20 years specialist experience in glass and aluminum balustrading, Balcony Ltd offers a clear, cost-effective and aesthetically-pleasing system that is changing the balustrade marketplace in the UK. The company’s proven technology, used throughout the world, complies with all relevant European and British Standards.

Glass balconies have been hitherto either made with structural glass, which has made them very expensive and so rarely used, or using posted systems, that compromise the aesthetics and disrupted the view.

Juliet glass balcony

What makes the Balcony solution different is that it does not require structural glass – instead the ground-breaking approach lies in the hand-railing itself. Its aluminum structure securely holds a straight glass balcony for up to 3 or 3.8 meters without the use of vertical posts, allowing an easy installation, uninterrupted view from the inside and complementing the building’s exterior appearance.

Installing Juliette balconies is simple and straightforward with no vertical posts required for apertures measuring up to 3.2 meters wide. The bottom track is connected underneath the window cill and the handrail is fixed on the side and face of the wall beyond the edge of the structural opening. The balustrade structure uses 6063 T5 extruded aluminum profiles for strength and durability.

Glazing

Glazing is carried out from the inside. This makes glass replacement, if required, an easy process without the need for costly scaffolding. Low maintenance, easy to install and corrosion-resistant, the system is ideal for even the most exposed coastal locations. Toughened or toughened and laminated clear glass is most widely used when it comes to glazing, with tinted glass and silk screen printing as an option for larger projects.

bedroom with juliet balcony

External Balconies

For external balconies, the system offers designers wider scope and versatility in creating curves of virtually any radius and ‘S’- shaped bends to complement any type of building, from one-off homes to hotels and apartment blocks. Long stretches of curved glass can be achieved on all types of balconies, such as timber, steel or concrete, with no or few vertical posts.

Like the Juliette system, external balconies use the 6063 T5 extruded aluminum balustrade in bronze or silver satin finishes, or which can be powder-coated to any RAL colour to suit the design specification.

The Balcony system is genuine value-for-money, whether installed on new or existing buildings. At around a third to half the cost of conventional structural glass and posted balcony systems, specifiers can meet architectural specifications and aesthetics without compromising the budget.

Internal Balconies

Interiors of contemporary buildings and duplexes can also benefit from using glass in gallery balustrades and bedrooms to enhance light and space, both to the landing or mezzanine floor and the floor below.

For these applications, stretches of up to 3.5 meters without vertical posts can be achieved for a seamless and streamlined appearance. The system is secured using extruded aluminum wall brackets and A2 or A4 stainless steel fixings.

For large projects, a full supply and fit service is available. For small to medium projects, and to encourage the widespread use of the system, Balcony now offers the Balcony Balustrade system in a ‘ready to install’ kit form, including the glass and all the required components. There is full technical support on hand from concept to completion. All Balcony’s balustrade systems have undergone rigorous safety testing in laboratories and on-site.

Juliet balconies project

The future’s clear. Balconies and balustrades can be made architecturally beautiful by using glass is a self-supporting balustrading system that achieves the look of structural glazing, but at a fraction of the cost.

 

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Roto is close to its customers and is committed to long-term partnerships. This is also evidenced by the fact that Roto involves its partners in the development of new products.

For the coming year, the roof window manufacturer has in the pipeline another such innovation, which will round out its product line.

 

Tangible customer assembly, quality and energy efficiency benefits

For Roto, 2015 started with the introduction of RotoQ. The timber horizontal pivot roof window was developed and tested together with customers.

The product idea and development were based on surveys targeted to the company’s key countries’ and markets’ trades members.

“We wanted to know what is important to the pros for an established mid-range sector roof window”, explains Christoph Hugenberg, Chairman of Roto Roof and Solar Technology as part of the 11th International Trade Press Day in Berlin.

The three top criteria which emerged from this are quality, intuitive assembly and energy efficiency – which in turn resulted in RotoQ.

It was intensively tested and perfected until it was ready for an official market launch. “But, for us, it is important that all our products are self-explanatory and intuitive to install and operate”, says Christoph Hugenberg.

Roto rounds out the product line and presents a global innovation

 

Global innovation: RotoQ as a pure PVC window

Christoph Hugenberg
 Christoph Hugenberg

Roto is now preparing the next coup for the coming year. “The PVC version of RotoQ, which we will introduce in Germany and Austria, is a global innovation we’re putting on the market”, announces Christoph Hugenberg.

The special feature: like all Roto PVC windows, this RotoQ has a 100 percent PVC profile making it a genuine, high-quality PVC window.

The new RotoQ also impresses with its preassembled thermal insulation, guaranteed gap dimension, a screw-less seal and numerous other benefits.

The established RotoQ “click” also signals to the tradesperson as well as the end customer that the window is being correctly handled during installation and operation.

 

The pros’ roof window– from the customers’ perspective

The launch of this global innovation completes the Roto product range and the company can now offer the pros’ window that meets every customer requirement and every demand.

“We once again consider our customers’ perspective; to us this is the only thing that counts”, continues Christoph Hugenberg.

“When viewed in this light, our product portfolio can be divided into three classes: ‘Benchmark’, ‘Trade’ and ‘Masterpiece’.

The following applies for each: premium quality is always ensured for Roto roof windows and accessories. Roto exclusively provides German engineering, which stands for reliable, continuous, sustainable quality and precision like no other around the world.”

 

“Benchmark”: For anyone wanting premium quality, even for simple fittings

These windows set the benchmark. They are precisely the right choice for customers wanting to take advantage of German engineering without compromise.

As entry-level products, “Benchmark” class windows already contain everything that Roto stands for: reliable premium quality at an adequate price.

 

“Trade”: The reliable solution for every customer

“Trade” roof windows also contain all Roto values and offer premium quality in their class. Developed together with the roofing trade, they meet every customer requirement and are the everyday business product.

Whether simple assembly, high energy efficiency or particular durability, you can rely on the product quality. Just as you can rely on experienced roofers or carpenters who install the Roto “Trade” class.

 

“Masterpiece”: The customised window solution.

Only the best is good enough for a pro. “Masterpiece”-class windows are Roto’s premium design and functionality products. They offer the greatest model, glazing version, size and material choices.

High-quality incorporation and top marks in energy efficiency mean that they impress even the most demanding customers. “They naturally also remain true to the Roto values and shine with premium quality in every respect.

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CHALLENGE

After purchasing a unique and historic home in Armonk, New York, a residential client sought out Solar Innovations®to design and install a walkable skylight in their existing deck. The Teak board deck sits above a room with panoramic views of the 21-acre wooded lot with a residential pond at its center. The client came to Solar Innovations® for a skylight design that would bring much needed light into the room while blending seamlessly into the existing design of the deck above.
The residence was previously owned by founders of a well-known design firm, and maintaining the unique aesthetic of the home was a priority for the client. The design would be required to support foot traffic safely, lighten up the darkened room below, and match the precision and elegance of the historic residence.

SOLUTION

Working in collaboration with the client, Solar Innovations® designed and manufactured a custom circular walkable skylight for the Teak decking of the residence. The circular skylight carves into the depth of the ceiling, revealing the dramatic structural element and creating a focal point of the room. The skylight is located in the center of the room, providing ample natural light into the space. The walker pattern etched into the low iron tempered glazing gives the glass an opacity that allows for privacy between spaces while still permitting the passage of light. The etching also provides a non-slip surface to keep residents safe while they occupy the deck. The unique shape and placement of the skylight reflects the artistic taste of the home. This skylight addition, provided by Solar Innovations®, compliments and gives new life to this stylishly designed historic residence.

PROJECT DETAILS

Series: SI5500 Circular Walkable Skylight

Finish: AAMA 2603 Bronze

Glazing: 1 ¼” Laminated Glazing with Pattern 406 Walking Frit

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Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s Smithfield scheme features Kawneer glazing systems.

Architectural glazing systems from Kawneer feature on a striking new building that is key to the regeneration of a city and was built using a hybrid of traditional and modular construction methods.

Kawneer’s AA®100 and AA®110 curtain walling, both zone-drained but with 50mm and 65mm sightlines respectively, complemented by 451PT framing with 50mm sightlines and AA®540 side-hung casement windows, were used on Two Smithfield, the new £15 million office built as part of the first phase of Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s Smithfield scheme.

Smithfield is the new mixed-use quarter for Stoke-on-Trent by developer Genr8, comprising 1.2 million ft² of office, retail and hotel space. The project will also deliver more than 270,000ft² of new public realm.

The first phase of the Smithfield project was completed in August 2015 and comprises 220,000ft² of bespoke Grade A office accommodation. One Smithfield has a new customer hub from which the council delivers its primary services and will also house police and other public sector partners.

Two Smithfield includes ground-floor commercial units totalling 7,500ft² and comprises four floors of offices, two of which have already been let to Water Plus. This is a joint venture between two of the country’s biggest water companies, United Utilities and Seven Trent Water. It is bringing over 400 new jobs to the city. The other floors are currently being marketed by Bilfinger GVA.

The new buildings are set in stunning new public realm, including a new public square which is available as performance and event space.

Much of the 125,000ft² Two Smithfield building consisted of components utilising modular manufacturing, such as precast concrete panels and brickwork cornices and glazed brick elements which were completed off-site.

The four-hectare site was historically a manufacturing area for the brick and ceramic industries and was littered with mine shafts and coal seams which required piling. Design of the masterplan was conceived in 2009 by Aedas RHWL.

Designed by frequent Kawneer specifiers Aedas RHWL architects, Two Smithfield’s curtain walling was used for all the windows and external glazing of the project.

Associate Alasdair Mealey said: “As the building was procured using a design and build contract, we produced a performance specification at tender stage, which was then assessed by the main contractor (Laing O’Rourke) who proposed the Kawneer curtain walling system. We assessed the proposal along with the project façade consultant and deemed that it met the required criteria for the building.

“The Kawneer curtain walling system had to interface with precast concrete primary structure and façade panels. Key items that had to be resolved were weather proofing, thermal bridging and air tightness and the Kawneer system met both the aesthetic and performance requirements. The building had a mixed-mode ventilation strategy so the curtain walling system had to incorporate opening lights.”

He added: “The quality of what has been delivered, given budget and expectations, is first class.”

The Kawneer elements at Two Smithfield, which achieved a BREEAM “Excellent” rating, were installed over three months by approved specialist sub-contractor Bennett Architectural Aluminium.

Alasdair said: “The glazed elements were a key part of the design, both aesthetically and from a performance standpoint, so the glazing had to be correct. Inherently we aim to specify all products from sustainable sources and our performance specification for the project listed all relevant standards and best practice which the chosen curtain walling system/product had to adhere to.

“There was a commitment to optimising the scheme as part of the design process and gaining a clear understanding of what technical solutions worked. The attention to detail and economy of pre-site manufacture is evidence of a very well thought through development.”

Bennett director Rob Bennett said: “This new public realm building was designed to reflect the heritage of the potteries whilst using modern methods of off-site construction. Within a fast-track programme we installed curtain wall screens to give the building impressive verticality.”

Further phases are now in the pipeline including Three Smithfield (a 50,000ft² commercial office building) and a new 125-bedroom hotel.

For further information, please contact:
Jane Ashley
Marketing Executive
Kawneer UK Ltd
Tel: +44 (0) 1928 502500
Fax: +44 (0) 1928 502501
Email

CPD Seminars
Architectural Services Team

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GGI, a premier glass fabricator and distributor, adds to their extensive line of satin etched glass products.

General Glass International (GGI) today announced the addition of three new products to its already-extensive GGI Satin line of etched glass.

Illusion Lines glass presents a double-sided pattern that is precisely applied to both sides of the glass, creating a permanent scratch- and fingerprint-resistant design.

Like other single- and double-sided patterns in the GGI Satin line, Illusion Lines is ideal for a wide range of interior applications such as walls and office partitions, room dividers, table tops, doors and door insets, staircase and balcony railings and shower enclosures.

The interplay of the double-sided pattern and the thickness of the glass creates a sense of depth. Illusion Lines is stocked in ½” low iron.

 

Crystal Light is highly translucent and scratch-resistant, and it emits very low glare, making it ideal for marker boards, as well as all the other typical applications noted above. Crystal Light is stocked in ¼” and ½” low iron.

 

Satin Mirror creates a soft reflection, with a surface that is mirror-bright yet produces the diffusion effect of a satin finish. Satin Mirror is stocked in ¼” low iron.

 

“With the addition of these new products to our GGI Satin line, we now offer an even wider range of satin etched glass to suit the broadest array of applications,” said Richard Balik, Executive Vice President, at GGI.

“Our many decades of experience in the glass industry and worldwide relationships with suppliers give GGI a distinct advantage when it comes to sourcing innovative products.”

Extensive stock keeps lead times short

Illusion Lines, Crystal Light, Satin Mirror and our other wide range of Satin Etch products are stocked by GGI in various thicknesses, enabling short lead times for fabrication and case delivery. Other standard and custom satin etched products and patterns are also available by special order.

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Flatglass rooflights can be supplied to walk-on specification for roof terraces and internal applications. They provide an attractive and creative solution for introducing daylight into areas of a building that would otherwise be dark, such as basements and cellars for example.

Roofglaze has seen a significant increase in demand for this particular style of Flatglass rooflights recently. We also believe that this trend is set to continue, especially in the domestic and residential sectors.

Applications & Benefits

If you want to let larger amounts of beneficial natural daylight into your home or office building, all while still providing a secure overhead platform, then walk-on Flatglass rooflights are a great solution. These rooflights are perfect for flat roof terraces, where they are commonly installed using decking, such as the walk-on units provided by Roofglaze at 50 St Edmund’s Terrace that are pictured here. This is to achieve the final ‘flush-finish’ with the rooflight, as an upstand is still going to be required here.

Walk-on specification rooflights are suitable for both internal and external purposes. So whether you have a roof terrace that incorporates glass or a basement that would benefit from overhead light, a leading rooflight manufacturer will be able to provide you with the right solution.

Internal applications are generally supplied as single glazed units and can add to the light flow of a building, allowing natural daylight to penetrate between floors. These units are also often used to provide natural daylight into basement conversions and they provide a talking point, visual delight and an instant ‘wow-factor’.

Walk-on Multi-section Flatglass Rooflight - St Edmund's Terrace - Interior
Walk-on Multi-section Flatglass Rooflight – 50 St Edmund’s Terrace – Interior

Safety & Loadings

Of course, any aesthetic benefits that these rooflights provide cannot come in any way at the expense of safety. Any reputable rooflight company will be able to calculate the strength of glazing required for taking regular foot traffic for complete user safety and water-tight integrity, and of course to meet the necessary building codes for both residential and commercial buildings. We utilise a software program (MechInfo) to ensure that these units comply with the loadings stipulated by Eurocode 1 – BS EN 1991-1-1:2002.

Walk-on Flatglass Rooflight - 101 Farm Lane, Fulham
Walk-on Flatglass Rooflights – 101 Farm Lane, Fulham

Slip-resistant Finishes

As always, due care and attention should be taken when walking on glass that is wet. You may wish to consider adding a slip-resistant finish to your rooflight, which can also be combined with obscurity if a sandblasted option is chosen. Most rooflight companies will offer a dot matrix of ceramic frit that provides anti-slip properties, whilst also allowing natural daylight to penetrate through.

Walk-on Flatglass Rooflight - Private Residence
Walk-on Flatglass Rooflight – Private Residence

About Roofglaze

Roofglaze was established in 2001 and has a wealth of experience in the design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of rooflights and skylights. Based in St Neots, Cambridgeshire, we serve main contractors, roofing contractors, architects, local authorities and domestic customers across the UK.

We work in partnership with world-leading rooflight manufacturers, as well as offering a market-leading range of Flatglass rooflights manufactured at our own purpose-built facility.

For more information about our products and services, please feel free to give us a call on 01480 474 797 or e-mail sales@roofglaze.co.uk with your enquiry.

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Roto: Long-term company strategy / Important international alignment / Transformation from component manufacturer to system vendor / Integrated window and door technology / Achieved acquisition targets / System strategy benefits market partners / A concept and its practical implementation / Lower costs, more security and other benefits / Deventer “live”

Customers the winners

Berlin/Leinfelden-Echterdingen – (rp) The Roto Group’s long-term company strategy is primarily based on two pillars. Their foundation is global alignment as well as the transformation from a pure component manufacturer to a window and door technology system vendor. This was the chairman of the board of directors’, Dr Eckhard Keill, explanation provided during the construction supplier’s 11th International Trade Press Day. At the same time, in mid-November 2016, he emphasized the “specific customer benefits as the key basis of our actions” in front of around 70 journalists from 17 countries. In Berlin, he illustrated the specific results that this leads to in practice based primarily on the example of the consistently pursued system strategy.

Roto’s targeted acquisition policy is based on the motto of “company acquisitions must make strategic sense and be economically prudent”. For example, the Brazilian hardware manufacturer Fermax (photo) has belonged to the group since 2013. It is an important geographic and product policy bridgehead for accessing relevant markets in Latin America.

With his first pioneering act, in 1935 company founder Wilhelm Frank heralded a new window era, Keill recollected the company’s beginnings. “Roto N” was the name of the first industrially produced hardware, which allowed for a three-hand operation to turn as well as tilt windows. Several major development steps for the realisation of two- and single-handed operation ultimately led to the “Roto NT” turn of the millennium première. The world’s best-selling Tilt&Turn product range’s “career” is thanks primarily to the permanent innovative expansion to the universal module-like range. In this respect, this product family already illustrates the intensive system concept.

Apart from this, the signs for the current global player status were set at a very early stage in 1954, with the foundation of the first international Belgian and Dutch subsidiaries. The Group now has a dense global production plant and sales company network. The resulting high level of internationality has continually proven itself to be a strategy support pillar.

“In good and safe hands”

This included targeted corporate takeovers, which always had to integrate into the long-term concept. Roto also realises its international growth opportunities through acquisitions wherever they “make strategic sense and are economically prudent”. There are two deciding factors. Keill identified them as the regional market in which the respective company operates as well as its product know-how. Company acquisitions are always long-term investments. They naturally must require internal economic stability. This is precisely what distinguishes Roto, meaning that acquisitions have previously been financed without additional borrowed funds.

The transformation from a component manufacturer to a window and door technology system solutions provider is also reflected in exclusive Roto customer product units, was the message delivered in Berlin during the 11th International Trade Press Day. An example of this is the main and terrace door zero-barrier package.

This gives customers the certainty that the acquired companies are being put into “good, stable and safe hands”. Specifically, this means a sustainable increase in reliability – an extremely relevant element, especially in turbulent market phases. The same applies for the higher innovative capacity, which results from integration into the company network. Below the line, this kind of acquisition strategy creates a “Win-win-win situation” for Roto, the acquired company and the customers. This is documented by five examples from the recent and most recent past.

Consistent expertise development

The 2008 German specialist Gluske-BKV acquisition allowed the company to “fully achieve” the aim of expanding its “Door” business area position. With a complete range from a single source, Roto could deliver all the necessary, coordinated components to main door producers. The door portfolio includes the entire range, from multi-point locking systems to door hinges and threshold solutions. The acquisition also led to a glazing blocks segment leadership position which rounded-out the window service offer.

The 2012 Fasco Canadian hardware specialist acquisition was an important realignment element in North America, stressed Keill. The targeted, significant market position expansion in the region as a result of the commitment was a success in many respects. The company’s product range was primarily focussed on the middle market segment, which complemented the Roto portfolio “very well”. The result: a noticeable increase in attractiveness for new Canadian and USA customer groups. The additional manufacturing and storage capacity ultimately also facilitated the ability to promptly respond to customer requests. Roto Fasco Canada – which the company is now called – is an important North American bridgehead and stands for a “special acquisition success story”.

More security, more reliability and more added value with lower coordination, time and cost requirements – this is how Roto describes some of its market partners’ central system benefits. This also applies for the “E-Tec Drive” (photo), a concealed tilt-only opening and locking drive, combined with the mechanical “NT” hardware. Another configuration level: the combination with “E-Tec Control” control systems.

In 2013, Fermax, a Brazilian hardware producer, joined the company network. Similar to the Fasco acquisition, from a geographic and product policy perspective the group member enabled the relevant markets’ targeted involvement across the entire region as well as emphasised the general “Close to the customer” principle. As number 2 in Brazil, Fermax not only provided Latin America with necessary manufacturing and product range expertise, it also guaranteed dealers’ and system producers’ comprehensive supply thanks to a tight distribution network.

The Deventer Group, represented by companies in Germany, the Netherlands, Poland and Russia, has been part of Roto since 1 January 2016. The leading specialist in TPE (thermoplastic polymers) window, door, gate, frame and glazing sealing profiles  is also of significant importance from a product policy perspective. For windows, gaskets and hardware fundamentally formed an indispensable connection. For main doors, the previously offered technology range was “integrally” rounded out by the entire door gasket. System competence could hardly be more comprehensive and customer-friendly, yet provides market partners key practical benefits, primarily in the areas of security, reliability as well as process efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

The most recent investment, the Danish specialist Peder Nielsen (PN) industrial division takeover, which also took place in 2016, is another “prime example” of compliance with the key “regional market” and “product know-how” purchasing factors. The acquisition enabled Roto to close an important gap in outward opening window hardware systems, especially in Scandinavia and Great Britain. Roto as the sole Central European provider can now deliver a complete window and door technology portfolio to Scandinavian area customers. The Western Europe business area took over PN customers’ management in March 2016. In addition, the manufacturing area is currently being integrated into the Roto Lövö (Hungary) and Kalsdorf (Austria) locations’ consolidated production.

Exemplary benefits’ trio

All the outlined investments support the transformation from a pure component manufacturer to an interlocking system solutions’ partner, summarized Keill. He draws the conclusion from a “logical finding”: The better the window and door components’ alignment to one another, the lower the risk that individual parts will not have the necessary “compatibility”. This significantly reduces window and door producers’ “business risk” for instance. By contrast, it results in clearly enhanced opportunities to successfully counter the intensified competitive, price and profit margin pressure. The use of secure, high-quality systems is therefore the right strategic decision, as it saves costs and time. At the same time, it ensures additional speed, more customer satisfaction and, ultimately, greater added value. Keill also used three exemplary solutions by way of illustration.

The Berlin Deventer production plant has an annual 58.5 million metre capacity. The “high quality level” is also the result of the exclusive use of durable materials, testing by independent institutes and the fulfilment of the European sealing profile standard, was the mid-November 2016 report from the 11th International Roto Trade Press Day.

Example 1: The continuously increasing importance of the “barrier-free house” would be best served by integrated systems, including from the perspective of the implementing operations. The “everything from a single source” competence means that Roto in this regard can offer exclusivity in the sector. This particularly applies for the zero-barrier sector (0 mm); for main and terrace doors, this was achieved by combining the “Eifel TB” threshold with the “Texel” automatic floor door-gasket as well as a new weather profile strip. The trio also forms the basis for zero-barrier balcony door solutions. This could then be joined by the respective necessary “NT” hardware product range elements.

Example 2: In particular, the trend towards automation requires high ease of operation, functional and visually appealing system units. This requirement is satisfied by the “E-Tec Drive”, a concealed electrical tilt-only opening and locking drive, combined with the mechanical “NT” Tilt&Turn hardware. The “E-Tec Control” products combination allows the package to take on additional guidance and control tasks for added security, convenience and energy efficiency at home.

The Berlin Deventer plant houses 12 tri-extrusion and co-extrusion production lines of different sizes and production quantities. The gaskets manufactured here using precise technology primarily impress with their high tolerance compensation, ageing, weather and ozone resistance as well as their particular suitability for automated production, was the message to the 11th International Roto Trade Press Day participants.

Example 3: Besides the profile and glass, hardware and gaskets belong to the “Window” system’s four relevant components. The Roto-Deventer development network means that the duo can be precisely aligned to each other in future. Everything works and is harmonised from the very beginning without the window fabricator having to perform time-consuming tests and inspections at various points or having to find solutions to a problem together with two separate suppliers. This ensures that the elements satisfy the normative values and pass the prescribed tests at accredited institutes.

Customers receive numerous benefits from these and other systems. Interlocking solutions, lower production and logistics costs and improved reliability are additional benefits, together with ensured functionality, faster processing and simplified installation. In conclusion, the Roto CEO considers this a “clear winning concept”.

Quality at every level

In the evening before the Trade Press Day, journalists were able to gain a “live impression” of the Deventer Berlin-Spandau founding location’s sealing profile production area, which is currently home to over 70 employees. These 10,000-square metre company premises house a manufacturing area and warehouse covering over 3,000 square metres, reported the general manager Lüder Pflügner. The production capacity amounts to just under 240,000 metres per day or 58.5 million metres per year. Deventer defines itself as a quality supplier in every respect. In 1994, the company was already one of the first in the industry to be certified in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001 and since 2008 has implemented the European sealing profiles standard (DIN EN 12365 1-4). The exclusive use of “high-quality and tested materials” is as much an internal commitment as the performing of regular quality tests on internal test equipment.

The Deventer Group acquisition, effective as at 1 January 2016 in Germany, the Netherlands, Poland and Russia, allowed Roto to continue to expand its window and door technology competence. The picture shows the Berlin-Spandau founding location. This is where TPE (thermoplastic polymer) sealing profiles are manufactured on an area covering over 3,000 square metres.

Deventer also works intensively on joint research and development together with institutes and suppliers. In 2015 alone, over 180 sealing profiles were designed and drawn, resulting in the construction of about 50 extrusion tools. The new Roto Group member’s delivery program also includes prefabricated gaskets, which were impressive due to their high tolerance compensation, their ageing, weather and ozone resistance as well as due to the fact that they can be welded and adhered in corners. Furthermore, the independently tested profiles are predestined for automatic manufacturing and are available as “extremely intricate gaskets” in every desired colour.

At the Berlin plant, manufacturing takes place on 12 tri- and co-extrusion lines of different sizes and production quantities. According to Pflügner, this takes place with a total of 27 extruders. The production line, which is equipped with modern control systems, satisfies the “highest productivity and quality demands”. This is also reflected in Deventer’s reject rate of less than 1%.

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ESUVA Window  system is renowned for its distinctive, clean and slim-framed Scandinavian design, which combines external aluminium with internal pine to deliver contemporary and impressive performance.
ESUVA system in particular is designed to complement contemporary architectural styles. Windows and doors retain a uniform appearance, whether they open or not, further enhancing the uncluttered feel epitomized by current design. Not only will you experience more daylight in your home due to the slim frames, your property will also have a timeless appearance that you can enjoy year after year.

Mix and match for your perfect frame finish
With ESUVA, you can specify the ideal finish for your new windows. We offer the full RAL colour range, granite or metallic coatings, and a clear lacquer for internal timber – and you can specify different internal and exterior finishes.
All ESUVA units are tailor made, with specification details and design solutions provided free of charge. Get a no-obligation quote today.

See our windows situated within homes across the ISTANBUL  in our  online gallery

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SuperLite II-XLM is a fire resistive multi-laminate glass product that meets ASTM E-119/UL 263/NFPA 251 and CAN/ULC S101 up to 2 hours.

Designers can now achieve truly transparent fire resistive glass walls up to 2 hours without vertical mullions or spacers using SuperLite II-XLM, the latest fire resistive glazing product from US-based fire rated glass and framing manufacturer SAFTI FIRST.

SuperLite II-XLM is a fire resistive multi-laminate glass product that meets ASTM E-119/UL 263/NFPA 251 and CAN/ULC S101 up to 2 hours. It meets the hose stream test and is impact safety rated to the maximum safety standard CPSC Cat. II. It is available in large sizes and can be used in all fire rated 20/45/60/90/120 minute applications including for use in clear butt-glazed walls for maximum vision and transparency.

“Architects have specified glass for its ability to deliver unobstructed views for vision and transparency. A product like SuperLite II-XLM now allows for maximum fire protection and impact safety. Designers can now use glass in areas where fire and impact safety are required by code,” says William O’Keeffe, President and CEO of SAFTI FIRST. “Without vertical mullions or spacers, SuperLite II-XLM in 1 and 2 hour fire resistive butt-glazed wall applications enables architects to add even more transparency to any space while still meeting fire and safety requirements.”

SuperLite II-XLM can be used for interior and exterior applications with insulation and maximum sound reduction. It can be easily incorporated in GPX Architectural Series Framing, GPX SNAPCAP or GPX Builders Series Temperature Rise Framing for a complete fire rated assembly. SuperLite II-XLM is listed with both UL and Intertek and carries a 5 year warranty.

For more information on SuperLite II-XLM and SAFTI FIRST’s complete line of advanced fire rated glass and framing products, visit www.safti.com.

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Frances integral blind corner solution is the most advanced integral blind system providing healthcare users with a maintenance-free, totally integrated privacy and shading solution. Frances integral blind corner solution is controlled by a discrete, powerful handle located around the unit perimeter for aesthetic appeal and utmost function. The one-handed operation provides ease-of-use and allows the user full control of privacy, shading and climate control. Frances is ideal for healthcare environments that require discrete observation and meets the requirements for clinical infection control. As with all VISTAMATIC products, it is easy to install and competitively priced.

 

francesThe innovative and stylish Francis corner blind sits inside a hermetically sealed double-glazed argon filled unit – which protects the blind from damage, dirt and grime – meaning the blind is hygienically excellent, never needs cleaning and is completely maintenance free.

The lift and tilt functionality enables the slats to tilt from open to close as well as lift or raise for maximum exposure and viewing capabilities, or to reduce glare and sunlight, keeping a room at a more moderate temperature.

Other features include:

·        Corner unit operable with single handle

·        Magnet controls for tilt & lift functions

·        Maintenance-free

·        10-year warranty

·        Cost effective and competitive

·        Easy and cost saving installation

·        No cutting or drilling

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STRIQE is our new aluminium profile for single action doors.

Its’ the ideal solution to create a basic doorframe or a glass partition doorframe. It’s designed to combine perfectly with Colcoms’ P20E profile to create complete office partitions.

STRIQE is available in lengths of 5800mm and is offered in aluminium natural anodized finish and in satin stainless steel efect, furthermore it’s possible to integrate a nice selection of Colcom lock’s and hinges.

STRIQE New profile for glass doors

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If you need more info about the prices, please do not hesitate to contact us

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Energy regulations in the construction industry are getting harsher, restricting the amount of glass that we can install in a façade.

Now, the question moving forward is, “How can we continue to make and improve upon an adaptive façade, especially when such types include adaptive frames and glass that is both active and passive?”

I had the opportunity to grapple with this and other concepts with peers at the GlassCon Global conference in Boston, MA. There, industry representatives took a deep dive into discussion on how to further the development of the glass and glazing industry, especially through global innovations in glass technology.

Innovations and improvements usually come about because of present challenges or inefficiencies that we foresee or of which we become aware. In this case, energy and glass challenges that are a reality in our industry include concepts of:

 

Light versus energy

Solar heat gain is the adversary. How do we increase natural light without simulataneously increasing solar heat gain?

In simple terms, solar heat gain (SHG) is the heat buildup from the sun’s radiation as transmitted into and absorbed by the glass, and then passed through into an environment. The constant struggle of glazing applications is to reduce SHG or to keep the SHGC low, while allowing as much visible light transmittance (VLT) as possible—the percentage of visible light that passes through a window.

 

Reverse innovation in glass

How can we further evolve glass technology to increase the amount of VLT, so that people inside a building can still be one with the outside — yet still reduce SHG?

There are great solutions out there to tackle such challenges (referenced below); each has its pros and cons, depending on various scenarios to consider, such as the VLT versus building energy efficiency.  They can all make a building more efficient in maintaining a desired comfort level, but how much visibility you have to accomplish that, is one of the differentiating factors for each option.

Because currently we have to change the state of the glass, to darken or tint to accomplish lower SHG, we’re thus reducing the VLT or the clear view of outside.  Can we keep the glass clear and meet green, energy efficient criteria? (The answer is, yes.)

 

Smart Glass: Passive and Active adaptive glass technologies

These are, for example, electrochromic, thermochromic, and photochromic glass.

Glass adaptiveness involves glass reacting to external variables with an environmental purpose in mind.

For instance, electrochromic is an active glass technology that utilizes a low voltage wire solution with integrated sensors to detect the trajectory of the sun in conjunction with software and hardware programming to change the state of the glass, or glass zones, to maintain an environmentally friendly (cool) climate within a building. It still allows the necessary VLT of the building to ensure energy efficiency as well, so natural daylight can reduce electricity reliant sources.

Traditional methods of lowering SHG have been accomplished by introducing blinds or shades, with further evolution toward more commonly-used applications, such as static methods like double-, triple-, or quadruple-glazed systems, with efficient glass coatings to reduce SHG, radiation, reflection, and glare.

Further evolving glass technologies have introduced more advanced methods via passive glass technologies, that don’t require electrical intervention. These are thermochromics and photochromics, which use the sun to automatically change the tinted state of the integrated materials.

Similarly, the purpose of both active and passive adaptive glass is to maintain a cool interior climate during summer, while retaining heat during winter.

In summation, glass technologies of today can indeed help prevent heat loss. Both in the past and currently, we are seeing this accomplished through coatings, motorized panels, and moveable frames.  There still remains, however, the challenge of lowering solar heat gain while still achieving an optimal outside view.

The development of new materials and technology is helping to identify solutions. With this in mind, another important question to tackle is, “How do we, as an industry, move forward by investing in the right areas?”

Copyright:  Jerod Allen

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The AA®720 tilturn window from Kawneer has now passed a CWCT Sequence B test.

An AA®720 tilturn window from leading architectural aluminium systems supplier Kawneer has justified the UK manufacturer’s faith in it by romping through an extreme weather test.

The CWCT (Centre for Window and Cladding Technology) Standard Test Method for Building Envelopes: December 2005 was actually being carried out by UKAS-accredited testing house Wintech on a 6300mm x 8000mm high sample size of Kawneer’s AA®100 and AA®100 HI curtain wall system (report number DPP/R16140).

Although it is not a requirement, Kawneer tests all of its curtain wall systems to CWCT with an opening window incorporated into them. Previous successful tests have included an outward-opening window as such windows are often viewed as offering better weather performance.

Kawneer had so much faith in its inward-opening 1326mm x 1601mm high AA®720 HI Reflex tilturn window that it was incorporated into the screen for the CWCT test and both window and curtain wall passed with flying colours.

This gives specifiers additional reassurance of the AA®720’s already premium performance in refurbishment as well as new-build projects in the residential, commercial, healthcare, education, and retail and leisure sectors.

The system was tested for air leakage (600 Pa), water penetration (600 Pa), and wind resistance (2400 Pa), a single drop of water ingress being a fail. The pressure on the screen is also raised to 3600 Pa (approximately 160mph) as part of the safety testing and again, the test was passed without any issues.

For further information, please contact:
Jane Ashley
Marketing Executive
Kawneer UK Ltd
Tel: +44 (0) 1928 502500
Fax: +44 (0) 1928 502501

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Samantha Anderson is Business Development Manager at Viridian Home Comfort and an expert in the residential glazing industry – she discusses the many benefits of installing energy performance glass in your home.

Glass’s greatest power is that it lets natural light in and opens up a living space to the outside world while still keeping out the unwanted elements such as noise, intruders and damaging UV light.

Natural light also creates a sense of space which is one of the greatest luxuries in housing. The magic of natural light is that it can transform a room from a dark, uninviting place to feel like a more expansive area in which we love to live.

In order to help Australians create incredible living spaces and achieve their dream homes, Viridian has developed a range of glass options with different performance features including noise reduction, privacy screening, safety, security and protection of furniture and flooring from UV fading.

Find out from an expert how glass helps Australians create incredible living spaces

For example, Viridian’s LightBridge range provides year-round comfort through superior insulation that limits the transfer of hot air through windows, reflecting heat out of the house in summer and reflecting the home’s internal heat back inside in winter.

The LightBridge range is also configured for three standard make-ups which address different home design needs including noise reduction, security and UV-control.

Homeowners also have the option of choosing different glass tones to help vary the degree of sun and glare coming into their home.

Being able to pick and choose different glass make-ups really puts the power in the hands of the homeowner to create the exact window they want so they don’t have to compromise on anything.

For example, homeowners concerned about noise can choose an acoustic performance glass such as Viridian’s ComfortHush which reduces noise levels entering a home by up to 34 per cent compared to ordinary 3mm glass.

Find out from an expert how glass helps Australians create incredible living spaces

ComfortHush is also a Grade A safety glass, meaning it will enhance your home’s security giving you that extra peace of mind. Viridian’s other laminated glass products also provide enhanced security so you can sleep soundly at night knowing your windows are safeguarded against intruders.

As a parent, one of my main considerations is safety, so choosing a laminated glass product also provides peace of mind that my children are protected in the event of an accident. The magic of laminated glass is that if the window gets broken, the glass fragments will stick to the interlayer and stay in one place.

In addition to safety and security, laminated glass products can provide other performance features including UV protection to ensure your interior furnishings and finishes are shielded from UV damage. A home should be a sanctuary that offers a feeling of comfort and safety.

It’s about building an environment that you can trust to protect your most treasured things in life – your family. The brilliance of glass is that it can help you achieve all those things.

For more on Viridian’s range of glass products for your home visit at www.viridian.com.au

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BAU 2017 will see Ensinger exhibiting its new, highly insulating profile for metal windows, doors and façades.

At the world’s leading trade fair for the building sector, the plastics specialist is presenting the next generation of thermal separation of metal frames.

The distinctive feature of the new insulating profile? A special material permits, thanks to its material structure, a particularly low lambda value.

“The characteristic property of the new product is its internal fine-pored, closed-cell structure. Thanks to these pores, the density of the material is reduced and the thermal conduction capacity of the insulating bar is therefore lower and hence particularly insulating”, explains Dr. Michael Möller, Head of insulbar Innovation Management.

“Consequently it will primarily be used in special profiles where there are high demands on the insulating effect.”

The porous insulbar insulating profile is produced from a new material and is currently undergoing suitability certification in line with DIN EN 14024.

A special manufacturing process generates closed, scattered pores in the insulating bar; the product itself is based on the Ensinger Patent EP1242709 (B2). The surface of the profile remains compact and not porous.

Ensinger is among the leading developers and manufacturers of high thermally insulating profiles for window, door and façade construction.

In 1977 the German company invented the world’s first plastic thermal insulting profile for thermally separated metal systems and in doing so revolutionised the market.

Today, insulating bars from the plastic specialists are in successful use everywhere the world over, and they are being continuously further developed.

Many innovations from Ensinger have been instrumental in shaping the thermal separation of metal windows, doors and façades

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Since its recast in 2010, the EPBD has contributed to improving the energy performance of European buildings and our associations European Aluminium, EuroWindoor, ES-SO, Glass for Europe are strong supporters of this framework.
Buildings account for about 40 % of the total energy consumption in Europe. If Europe is to achieve its decarbonisation goals and to contribute fully to the realization of the Paris agreement, reducing the energy needs from buildings is a necessity.

This can only be done by improving the energy performance of the building envelopes as only a well-designed building can ensure effective synergies e.g. with renewable energy sources.

To our associations, a reformed and strengthened EPBD is therefore timely and should give substance to the ‘Energy Efficiency First’ principle and the suggested focus on energy need reduction in buildings, as defined in the Energy Union.

Together – European Aluminium, EuroWindoor, ES-SO, Glass for Europe – we would like to stress that windows and glazed areas in buildings are essential to the overall energy performance of buildings but also to the general comfort and well-being of people living and working in these buildings.

To reap these distinctive benefits of modern windows, the EPBD needs to be reformed, in particular to ensure the energy performance of glazed areas is fairly assessed and to put in place the right mechanisms and incentives for market actors to deliver massive energy savings.

The revision of the EPBD is a unique opportunity to optimise the energy performance of buildings, as well as cost optimality. When revising the Directive, our sector considers that the following key points should be strengthened or included:

  1. Increasing the renovation rate of European buildings to obtain larger energy use reductions
  2. Using the energy balance approach to assess the energy performance of windows
  3. Recognising the benefits of daylight, natural ventilation and solar management

1. Increasing the renovation rate of European buildings to obtain larger energy use reductions

The EPBD has helped to improve the energy performance of new buildings, but has not significantly improved the building envelope of existing buildings since the rate of building renovation in the EU is low and stagnating (<1.2% per year).

Triggering renovations in Europe is key in obtaining large energy use reductions as new buildings do not represent more than 1,5% of the European housing stock.

When it comes to windows, it is estimated that 85% of glazed areas in Europe’s buildings are outdated1, either single glazing or early uncoated double glazing.

(1 TNO Built Environment and Geosciences – Glazing type distribution in the EU building stock – TNO report TNO-
60-DTM-2011-00338.
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This is for instance due to the fact that windows stay on a building for 40 years until they are replaced by new ones.

Renovation is triggered by different factors, of which the wish of saving energy and improving indoor comfort are two very important.

The revised EPBD should therefore create strong incentives for the renovation of the existing building
stock and their windows in a cost-effective way:

  1. The European Commission should provide guidance to Member States to set specific plans to phase out inefficient windows. For instance, specific replacement requirements for windows or retrofitting programmes should be set up in national renovation plans.
  2. In order to boost investments in energy efficient renovation projects, the Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) should evolve and become a building passport providing tailor-made recommendations for gradual energy efficiency and indoor comfort improvements. EPCs should include an assessment of energy performance improvements induced by new windows based on energy balance. This will trigger financial investments for proper component replacement.
  3. A long-term policy framework regarding energy efficiency in buildings should be ensured to support investments in energy savings:
  • Stability in financial mechanisms must be ensured and the access to them simplified.
  • Subsidies for component replacement should be linked to energy efficiency requirements tailored to local needs and environment, and based on windows’ energy balance (see item 2 below).
  • Member States should be encouraged to consider window replacement in the list of energy efficiency measures financially supported.

 

2. Using the energy balance approach to assess the energy performance of window products

In addition to their insulation properties windows provide daylight and solar heat gains to buildings and allow for natural ventilation (e.g. ventilative cooling).

However, the assessment of the energy performance of glazed areas in national cost-optimal calculation methods is too often merely based on insulation properties, i.e. the thermal transmittance (U-Value), while there is also need to consider the heat gains (g-value) for the energy performance of transparent components of the building envelope.

For this reason, windows’ energy performance is best assessed by way of the ‘energy balance’, which is an equation computing heat losses and heat gains based on the climatic conditions.

Energy balance

Adopting the so-called energy balance approach would give a more correct picture of the performance of windows in their specific environments. It would greatly benefit the energy performance of buildings in a more cost-optimal manner.

Particularly, because it considers solar gains from windows, the energy balance approach helps valuing free solar heat during heating season and overheating prevention technologies (be they solar control glass, dynamic shading, dynamic glazing etc.) during cooling season.

The upcoming revision of the EPBD will be an excellent opportunity to strengthen the implementation of the Directive and to stress the importance of applying an elaborated energy balance approach for the evaluation of transparent components of the building envelope:

  1. The revised Directive (updating of article 4 and 7 of EPBD) should require Member States to review their calculation methods, and apply the energy balance approach specified in the specific heating and cooling context of the Member State, for the evaluation of windows. The same should apply when setting minimum performance requirements for the replacement of windows.
  2. The European Commission should publish a guidance document explaining how Member States can concretely implement this approach in practice.

 

3. Recognising the benefits of daylight, natural ventilation and solar management

People spend up to 90% of their time in buildings but many existing European buildings suffer from poor daylight and indoor climate with adverse effect on health, well-being and productivity.

Member States should include in their cost-optimal calculations the economic benefits provided by daylight in terms of reducing energy consumption for lighting: this parameter is already taken into account when it comes to evaluating the energy performance of commercial buildings and should therefore be extended to residential dwellings.

Additionally, the benefits of daylight and views to the outside world on humans are extremely well documented.

Furthermore, as summer comfort is becoming more and more important in Europe, overheating prevention technologies (be they solar control glass, dynamic shading, dynamic glazing etc.) and natural ventilation should also be taken into account.

It reduces energy consumption for buildings equipped with air conditioning, and improves comfort for buildings not equipped with air conditioning.

Therefore, specific measures could be defined in a revised EPBD or incentivised at Member States level to ensure appropriately glazed buildings that guarantee comfort and well-being to occupants:

  1. Member States should be invited to put in place within their national or local building codes either requirements on daylight factor or minimum glazed surface to floor ratio. Requirements on Daylight factor should be based on the upcoming CEN Standard prEN 17037 Daylight of Buildings.
  2. For new buildings and major renovations, calculations of daylight, solar management and natural ventilation (ventilative cooling) should be included to allow for accurate predictions of energy demand for cooling and heating.
  3. The European Commission should publish a guidance document for Member States to set daylight requirements in building codes.

Source : glassforeurope

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INWALL, the tenth jewel signed by Vetroin, a unique glass partition wall on the international market.

We can finally present the tenth glass partition wall of Vetroin, proposed at the fair Orgatech 2016 to celebrate the tenth anniversary of business activity. This structure enriches the already very complete catalog of glass partitions for offices, but proposing something new, even surpassing the limits of the raw material.
INWALL, the name chosen for the last glass partition, is a structural glass wall at outside edge and sealing profiles in extruded aluminum of 85 mm thick (those on the ground have a height of 40 mm, those of the ceiling 55 mm). What does it mean at outside edge? This is precisely the feature of Inwall, not having profiles that contain the glass and burdening it, but it even lighten the structure, making it more precious in finishes and leaving the glass surface fully exposed.
The glass partition wall is available in 4 different versions: mono central glass, mono lateral glass, double glazing and acoustics. Can be combined with single or double glass doors, hinged or sliding.
INWALL is unique also thanks to the innovative fixing system interlocking of the glass with aluminum, without the use of adhesives. It is a mechanical fixation that no other company on the international market has ever experienced, advantageous from the point of view of safety, acoustic reduction, reduction of the passage of dust and the ease of installation.
For any information about our brand new glass partition, please contact us!

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