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Guide to System Selection

Use this guide to select your most appropriate Metal Technology System.

Design Criteria Aluminium Windows
System 4-20 Hi+ System 4-35 Hi+ System 5-20 Hi+ System 7-20 Hi+ System 1-30
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Typical Configuration
Profile Dimensions Design Dependent Design Dependent Design Dependent Design Dependent Design Dependent
Cost/Budget £/m2 On Request On Request On Request On Request On Request
Incorporated Components
Top Hung × × ×
Side Hung × ×
Bottom Hung × ×
Tilt & Turn × × × ×
Horizontal/Vertical Pivot × × × ×
Top Swing/Side Swing × × × ×
Aluminium Finish
PPC(Qualicoat as Std)
Satin Anodised
Typical Life Expectancy
Aluminium 50 yrs+ 50 yrs+ 50 yrs+ 50 yrs+ 50 yrs+
Powder Coating 30 yrs+ 30 yrs+ 30 yrs+ 30 yrs+ 30 yrs+
EPDM Gaskets 25 yrs+ 25 yrs+ 25 yrs+ 25 yrs+ 25 yrs+
Silicone 25 yrs+ 25 yrs+ 25 yrs+ 25 yrs+ 25 yrs+
Weather Performance
BS 6375 Parts 1& 2
Thermal Performance - Typical Targets based on 1.1m2K Glass U-value in a standard window configuration.
Average Weighted Figure: 1.8W/m2K
Average Weighted Figure: 1.6w/m2K
Average Weighted Figure: 1.4w/m2K (or better) × × × ×
Note U-values as low as 0.85W/m2K can be achieved with high performance triple glazing and argon gas
Security
BS7950 × ×
Guarding / Barrier Loading
Line Load kN/m On Request On Request On Request On Request On Request
Universally Distributed Load kN/m2 On Request On Request On Request On Request On Request
Point Load kN On Request On Request On Request On Request On Request
BREEAM Rating: A/B/C/D/E
  A A A A On Request
WER (Window Energy Rating)
  B A B B On Request
Design Criteria Aluminium Curtain Walling
System 17 Capped System 17 Latitude System 17 "SP" System 17 Cassette System 8 Capped
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Typical Configuration
Profile Dimensions Design Dependent Design Dependent Design Dependent Design Dependent Design Dependent
Cost/Budget £/m2 On Request On Request On Request On Request On Request
Incorporated Components
Windows
Doors
Louvres × ×
Brise Soleil
Aluminium Finish
PPC(Qualicoat as Std)
Satin Anodised
Typical Life Expectancy
Aluminium 50 yrs+ 50 yrs+ 50 yrs+ 50 yrs+ 50 yrs+
Powder Coating 30 yrs 30 yrs 30 yrs 30 yrs 30 yrs
EPDM Gaskets 25 yrs 25 yrs 25 yrs 25 yrs 25 yrs
Silicone 25 yrs 25 yrs 25 yrs 25 yrs 25 yrs
Weather Performance
CWCT Standard (sequence B) includes dynamic test ×
BS 6375 Part 1 × × × ×
Thermal Performance - Typical Targets based on 1.1W/m2K double glazing units.
Average Weighted Figure: 1.8W/m2K
Average Weighted Figure: 1.6w/m2K
Average Weighted Figure: 1.4w/m2K
Note U-values as low as 0.90 W/m2K can be achieved with high performance triple glazing and argon gas
Security
BS7950 × × × ×
Guarding / Barrier Loading
Line Load kN/m 1.5kN/m On Request On Request On Request On Request
Universally Distributed Load kN/m2 3.6kN/m2 On Request On Request On Request On Request
Point Load kN 6.0kn On Request On Request On Request On Request
BREEAM Rating: A/B/C/D/E
  On Request On Request On Request On Request On Request
Design Criteria Aluminium Doors
System 5-20D System 5-20TS System 5-20DHi+ System 5-20TSHi+ System 10
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Typical Configuration
Profile Dimensions Design Dependent Design Dependent Design Dependent Design Dependent Design Dependent
Cost/Budget £/m2 On Request On Request On Request On Request On Request
Incorporated Options
Single Leaf
Double Leaf × ×
Aluminium Finish
PPC(Qualicoat as Std)
Satin Anodised
Typical Life Expectancy
Aluminium 50 yrs+ 50 yrs+ 50 yrs+ 50 yrs+ 50 yrs+
Powder Coating 30 yrs+ 30 yrs+ 30 yrs+ 30 yrs+ 30 yrs+
EPDM Gaskets 25 yrs+ 25 yrs+ 25 yrs+ 25 yrs+ 25 yrs+
Silicone 25 yrs+ 25 yrs+ 25 yrs+ 25 yrs+ 25 yrs+
Weather Performance
BS 6375 Parts 1& 2 × ×
PAS 23 × × × ×
Thermal Performance - Typical Targets
Average Weighted Figure: 1.8W/m2K ×
Average Weighted Figure: 1.6w/m2K × × ×
Average Weighted Figure: 1.4w/m2K × × × × ×
Security
PAS 24 ×
LPS1175 SR2 × × × × Door successfully went through manual attack section of test
BREEAM Rating: A/B/C/D/E
  B B B B B
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