Ground Floor Treatment, Shop Fronts & Facades

 

 

Construction

Entrance framing, whether single or double glazed, is constructed using mechanical methods at butt joints. Assemblies use stainless steel or plated self tapping screws into integral screw ports extruded into the body of the sections, directly through square cut adjoining component parts. A proprietary sealant to protect against water entry is used on all metal-to-metal joints during assembly.

 

Vertical sections are designed to run through which enables individual panels to be made separately and eases the problems associated with handling or transporting large, or multi panel, frames when fully assembled. [click for profile chart]

 

Glazing

Glazing options include single glazing to 12mm, double glazing to 24mm, and 'offset' single glazing towards one side of the door. 'Pocket Glazed' Gasket seals to the inside and outside to create a bond between the glass and the main structure. Security is achieved either by securing special outer beads to the main door structure or using our Fixed Rebate Door Rail Sections.

 

 

Thermal Performnce

Thermal performance of our systems depend on too many variables to determine in a simple statement. Varying standards of insulated glazing units, profile selection, product size and mullion spacing combine to provide a unique 'U' value per window, door of curtain wall facade. We use the most up to date designs and materials in order to offer the highest performance systems and products on offer in the UK.

 

Our SFG system, is a commercial flush glazed system for ground floor treatment. Based on sightline widths of either 45 mm or 50mm for the exterior aluminium width, with the depth of profile being 100 mm. Glazing is 'pocket' glazed with EPDM gaskets to offer a flush glazed appearance. Doors can be operated by overhead concealed closers or by various automatic devices. Doors are built for strength and longevity for high traffic uses such as shops and offices.

Its mullions and transoms are a channel and plate construction allowing it to be fabricated into ladders for quicker assembly on site. The mullions are designed to run through for optimum strength and the transoms are connected to the channel or the plate to form the ladders, with a range of reinforcing sections available to allow for greater spans as required.

 

It is compatible with our Commercial Doors, and capable of carrying single and double glazing up to 24mm, with the system meeting the thermal requirements of the Approved Document L.

 

Finishes

Aluminium profiles are normally supplied coated using the powder coat method, in a wide range of colours and surface finishes, to BS EN 12206: 2004 Part 1.

 

Aluminium can also be clear anodised in either satin or polished finish and a limited range of colours, which includes bronze and black, is also available. Anodising: i) Natural (Silver) anodised to BS3897, 1991. and ii) Anolok Bronze Colour 547 anodised to BS3897, 1991. Anodising is to a minimum of 25 microns (AA25).