Glazing remains an increasingly popular method of bringing a multitude of benefits to the envelope of a building.
Whether it’s just providing access to natural daylight and ventilation or used as an alternative form of cladding, appropriate detailing is key to ensure it performs as well as it looks.
Just like doors and doorways, windows can be as much an architectural as they are an access feature of a building.
Pressed metal flashings can provide reveal liners to window cills, heads and jamb profiles. They are supplied in individual elements for fixing on-site or as a complete factory-assembled pods to meet the growing requirement for off-site or modular manufacture and assembly.
These window flashings are available in a wide range of materials, profiles and finishes.
At the other end of the weather spectrum to rainwater systems, sun louvres and shading help protect a building from solar gain or glare by deflecting the sun’s rays from its interior.
The increasing use of glazing on a building’s façade has led to a corresponding use of Brise Soleil to prevent the building’s interior overheating. Shielding a building’s façade from solar gain can help reduce its reliance on active, expensive ventilation systems while reducing solar glare makes life more pleasant for a building’s occupants. Long-lasting and easy to maintain, Brise Soleil can be installed vertically or horizontally in a range of materials, finishes and perforations.
Doors and doorways can be as much an architectural as they are an access feature of a building.
Pressed metal flashings can provide reveal liners to door jambs and head profiles. They are supplied in individual elements for fixing on-site or as a complete factory-assembled pods to meet the growing requirement for off-site or modular manufacture and assembly.
These door reveal flashings are available in a wide range of materials, finishes and profiles including bullnose, corners and drips.
Spandrel panels within curtain walling or glazing systems help to give continuity of design style over a façade while at the same time providing privacy.
Aesthetically, spandrel panels are supplied in a wide range of materials and finishes including aluminium, stainless steel and plastisol. Manufactured on a completely bespoke basis, they are available insulated and non-insulated, making them particularly appropriate for over-cladding a building that requires refurbishment if it’s no longer thermally efficient.
Window pods combine the functionality of a traditional window with additional detailing for the ultimate design effect.
The windows in a building are not just there to bring natural light and ventilation to the structure’s occupants but also to break up what could otherwise be a monotonous façade. Window pods can achieve this by either being outwardly projecting or recessed. Regardless of the make-up of the envelope, be it brick, render or rainscreen.
Materials used – zinc, stainless steel, copper, brass and aluminium (pre/post-painted powder coated or anodised) can be either matched to the colour and material of the façade or used as a stand-out feature. Backing support structures and frames can also be provided.