Kestrel Aluminium Systems Thermal Framing

Application

For use on commercial and retail buildings, schools and public buildings where low cost and high thermal performance is required. The system can be used in conjunction with the commercial entrance doors and window inserts as required.

Description

Kestrel Aluminium Systems Thermal Framing is designed to industry standards in the absence of a British Standard code. The system is based on a common box section size of 100 x 55 mm for double glazed options, with a three and four screw port feature for inherent strength. Construction consists of main vertical members with horizontal transoms spanning between. Framing profiles are square cut and assembled by driving screws into extruded receptacles in the corresponding section. All loads are transmitted to a supporting structure via purpose-designed fixings and fixing details. The framing is not self-supporting.


Infills of glass are glazed by shuffle glazing the infill into jamb glazing pockets. Cill and head beads snap-in internally or externally depending on the application to give a flush appearance.


Pivot, hinged and sliding doors can be constructed from the non-thermal door section range. Our window systems can also be used with the framing.

 

Consult the Kestrel Aluminium Systems Limited product manual for detailed installation instructions and contact our technical department for details of the maximum spans and loadings applicable to the site conditions.


Features and benefits:

  • The system will accommodate a range of glazing thicknesses from 28 to 32 mm double glazed units.
  • Glass is set dry between TPE gaskets internally and externally.

General information

Color

Consult manufacturer.

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Finish

Anodized

Powder coated

Mill

Material

Aluminium

Aluminium profiles are extruded from alloy 6060/6063 T6 complying with the recommendations of BS EN 12020-2

Size

100 x 55 mm

WarrantyDescription

Ten year

Kestrel Aluminium Profiles have a 10-year warranty. See powder coating guarantee.

Uniclass 2015

Pr_30_59_99_02 Aluminium window wallsPrimary

CAWS

L10/550 Glazed metal screens

Specification data - Aluminium window walls Enhanced data

Dimensions and configurations

Consult manufacturer for details and insert requirements.

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Framing

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Profile

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Thermal break

36 mm wide polyamide strips PA 66 GF25.

Sight lines

55 mm.

Finish as delivered

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Coating

Anodized to BS EN 3987.

Powder coating to BS 6496.

None - mill finish.

Colour

Contact manufacturer for illustrations of the colours available.

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Glazing or infill

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Composition

The system will accommodate a range of glazing thicknesses from 28 to 32 mm double glazed units. Glass is set dry between TPE gaskets internally and externally. The system will also accommodate solid infill panels to customers own specification and supply. The thermal performance of the IGU or panel (Ug) should be matched along with the performance of the frame work (Uf) to achieve an overall U-value as required. Glazing to be carried out in accordance with BS 6262 and BS 6206 with particular attention being taken to risk areas, which would require safety glass.

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Beading

External, clipped.

Internal, clipped.

Sills

Manufacturer's standard.

Doors

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Arrangement

Pivot, hinged and sliding doors can be constructed from the non thermal door section range. 

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Hardware

Comprehensive range of door hardware to function with door and frame profiles as specified. Consult the manufacturer's technical literature for information on recommended locks and cylinders.

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Installation fasteners

Stainless steel or cadmium plated finish.

The fixing of all framework is by generic frame fixing screws through the glazing pocket supported by the fixing bridge KAS729.

Product Reference

Kestrel Aluminium Systems Thermal Framing

Environmental information

Country of material origin

United Kingdom

Country of product manufacture

United Kingdom

Literature

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