Published On: Mon, Jan 19th, 2015

New aluminium window and door systems from Smart

Colston StreetCommercial systems specialist Smart Architectural Aluminium has launched a number of new products this year, further extending the company’s door and window ranges and providing even greater scope in both design and performance for architects and designers.

The innovative Alitherm 700 range has been enhanced by the introduction of both parallel opening and top-swing reversible windows, the range offering an ideal solution for increasing levels of natural ventilation and delivering a balanced and effective airflow without compromising security or safety. The system works perfectly with curtain wall facades for low- and high-rise projects.

The Alitherm Heritage range will also soon feature a pivot window option, specifically designed to fit into very traditional openings such as stone mullions. In line with all Alitherm Heritage systems, this new option will provide a modern, thermally-broken solution to the problem of replacing traditional steel-framed doors and windows, the elegant lines of the system perfectly replicating the slim profiles of traditional steel windows and doors. Alitherm Heritage is ideal for sensitive planning areas and for renovation and refurbishment projects where traditional steel doors and windows have to be replaced.

Completing the new window introductions is the latest addition to the Eco Futural range of high performance commercial windows, with the launch of a tilt-turn system to complement the existing options. In line with the rest of the range, the profile of each of the tilt-turn products features a chambered polyamide thermal break to deliver excellent thermal performance.

Two new door systems were also launched this year, with both the Visoglide Plus and Smart Wall rebated doors providing further high-performance options for specifiers. With a distinctive, slim profile, the Visoglide Plus sliding door combines contemporary styling and robust performance, with exceptional thermal performance.  Designed specifically for large commercial and high-end residential projects, the door is available in a range of sizes (within design limitations) of up to 2.5 metres by 7 metres, and with the option of auto-slide gearing, provides the perfect solution for applications where large opening apertures are required.  The flexibility and versatility of Visoglide Plus is further enhanced with the option of a triple-track format, with three sliding panes allowing an opening aperture of up to 75%.

Finally, the new Smart Wall rebated door provides an anti-finger trap solution which delivers excellent security, U-values and weather protection. In line with all Smart Wall products, the new rebated door has been successfully tested in accordance with the rigorous standards of BS EN 1627 and LPS1175 for security and BS 6375 for weather performance, making it the perfect choice for public buildings such as schools, hospitals and libraries.

Commenting on the product innovations, Smart’s Managing Director, Eddie Robinson said: “We are delighted to have brought such a significant collection of new products to market this year. We look forward to continuing to work with architects and contractors, as well as our fabricator and installer partners, to bring the benefits of these new systems to both new-build and refurbishment construction projects.”