A leading UK architectural aluminium systems supplier Kawneer has enhanced its curtain wall portfolio with the launch of a fast-track dry-glazed unitised system.
An alternative to the AA®201 structurally-glazed modular system, the AA®265 incorporates a three-chamber system and overlapping gasket design for optimum weather tightness.
Its dry-glazed assembly gives the building team a unique set of benefits including factory fabrication to ensure additional quality control and rapid on-site installation, with a team of five capable of installing up to 250m2 of the AA®265 system in a single day.
In addition, if access during installation is limited, the AA®265 system can be installed under restrictive working conditions, with the building remaining occupied.
The optimum weathering is achieved by zone-drained pressure equalisation, with the glazing providing a positive weather seal for high performance. The system also features an exclusive high-performance thermal break.
Its slim 65mm sightlines, picture-frame style capping, integral vent option and dual-finish gives specifiers a wide choice of options to create individual and exciting building facades as the AA®265 can accommodate spandrel infill panels of glass, stone and metal up to 50mm.
Adaptable to any new construction project from two storeys upwards, the AA®265 system has been exclusively designed and developed by Kawneer, with installation contracts undertaken in collaboration with its network of authorised installers.
The AA®265 has also been tested and certified to CWCT (Centre for Window and Cladding Technology) Sequence B 2006 curtain wall standard.
As well as the company’s existing AA®201 unitised system which accommodates infill panels up to 32mm and has 64mm sightlines, Kawneer is also able to offer a range of stick curtain walling systems including the AA®100 and AA®110 systems with 50mm and 65mm sightlines respectively. The AA®100 system is also available in a fire-rated version.