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Rationel FORMAPLUS® Windows
Description

A range of energy efficient, solid timber windows with an external aluminium claddingensuring minimum maintenance. The cladding adds to the protection against wind and weather.

Rationel FORMAPLUS® is slim and traditional and is suitable for new-build or refurbishment projects. The angled glazing bead and ovolo-moulded profile make it a suitable choice for country-style and traditional designs. The slim and well-insulated construction makes it possible to let in more solar heat during winter than it lets out, resulting in a much lower heating bill and significant CO2 savings.

Rationel FORMAPLUS® is available in many different opening functions and designs and is easy to mount and join, making it suitable for complex window solutions, patios, conservatories, bays, etc. The product range is available in a wide range of RAL colours and selection of energy efficient panes, depending on the desired function of the windows. The window includes security ironmongery as standard.

Features:

  • BM Trada Q-Mark Scheme for: Security and general windows (Denmark).
  • CE marked.
  • DVV (Danish Window Verification) certified.
  • FSC certified timber.
  • SBD Certification.
  • Five-year warranty.
  • For new-build and refurbishment projects.
  • Net energy gain of 500 kWh/year (typical Passivhaus project).
  • Uw available down to 0.80 W/m²k (European standard size window 1.23 x 1.48 m).

Performance:

  • CE-marked and resistance tested to wind load as well as wind and watertightness.
  • The total thickness of double-glazed units is 32 mm with a centre U-value maximum of 1.2 W/m²K and the total thickness of triple-glazed units is 48 mm with a centre U-value maximum of 0.52 W/m²K.
  • The documented sound reduction of a double-glazed ‘reference windows’ is a minimum of 34 dB Rw, and triple-glazed ‘reference windows’ is a minimum of 43 dB Rw.
  • The window construction is tested for burglary protection. Secured by Design, Part Q-compliant.
  • Air permeability: 600 PA.
  • Watertightness: 600 PA.
  • Wind resistance: 1600 PA.
  • 60 years' life expectancy.

General information

Size

As drawing

As schedule

Features

BM Trada Q-Mark Scheme for: Security and general windows (Denmark)

CE marked

DVV (Danish Window Verification) certified

FSC certified timber

SBD Certification

Five-year warranty

For new-build and refurbishment projects

Net energy gain of 500 kWh/year (typical Passivhaus project)

Uw available down to 0.80 W/m²k (European standard size window 1.23 x 1.48 m)

Uniclass 2015

Pr_30_59_98_15 Composite window unitsPrimary

CAWS

L10/33 Proprietary windows

L10/400 Composite windows

Specification data - Composite window units

Product Reference

Rationel FORMAPLUS® Window

Size

As drawing

As schedule

Configuration

Fixed light

250-3000 x 250-3000 mm (w x h). Maximum area 5 m².

Side-guided

450-1000 x 440-1800 mm (w x h).

Side-hung

350-950 x 360-1800 mm (w x h).

Top-guided

360-1800 x 380-1600 mm (w x h).

Top swing

550-1600 x 550-1600 mm (w x h).

Colour

-

Internal

System 2 ECO coating

Insert colour requirement.

External

Polyester powder coated

Insert colour requirement

Special order

Insert requirement.

Glazing

-

Type

Rationel Energy

Insert requirement.

Rationel Obscure

Insert requirement.

Rationel Safety

Insert requirement.

Rationel Secure

Insert requirement.

Thickness

32 mm, double-glazed

48 mm, triple-glazed

Glazing bars

Insert requirements.

Handle

Not applicable

For Fixed light.

ID handle

ID handle with key

ID handle with childproofing

Factory fitted restrictor (optional)

Security

Manufacturer's standard

Secured by Design standards

Standard product features

Material:

- Timber:

The timber used in the manufacture is supplied from FSC-certified North European coniferous trees from selected sawmills with sustainable forest management. The proportion of heartwood is at least 60% for exterior rebates and surfaces. In general, knots and small cracks are cut off and the wood finger-jointed. However, minor knots will be permitted. All softwood sections are laminated and their edges rounded.

The surface treatment uses the System 2 Eco, which involves:

  • Impregnation in a flow coat system.
  • Primed with a flow coat system.
  • Topcoat with a water-based paint, gloss 20.

- Aluminium:

  • Since the external aluminium cladding functions solely as a climate envelope, it does not form part of the sealing face. The cladding is attached using plastic clips to ensure the necessary draining and ventilation of the wood components.
  • The aluminium alloy must be EN AW-6060 or EN AW-6063 in accordance with EN 755-2.
  • Aluminium glazing beads are polyester powder-coated to a coating thickness of 60-120 microns, standard gloss 30.

Frame and sash:

  • The size of the frame is 50 x 123 mm, including 8 mm aluminium cladding with outward-facing rebates ensuring that the size of the frame edges is the same all the way round the window.
  • The total height of the frame/ sash section is 94 mm.

Weather strips:

All windows are constructed with two sealing faces. The weather strips are grey EPDM and are fitted in a groove in the sash in the same face.

Glazing:

  • Double and triple-glazed units, respectively, are manufactured with 32 mm and 48 mm insulated glazing and covered by the glass supplier's standard five-year guarantee.
  • All the glazing units are safety sealed.
  • All panes are approved to BS EN 1279 and have a warm-edge spacer.

Glazing gaskets:

Glazing gaskets are manufactured from a grey thermoplastic (PVC-free) material that does not rub off when washed. The removable gasket must be fitted in a groove in the sash.

Product Options

Configuration:

- Fixed light:

Ideal wherever maximum internal light is required or for glass sections overlooking gardens or attractive views. Dummy sashes available to give consistent sight lines with opening sash windows.

- Side guided:

Controlled by tracks and slides. When opened, the hinge side of the sash moves towards the middle to create an opening that allows the glass to be cleaned from the inside. Side guided windows can also be used for emergency exits and are fitted with a night vent position.

- Side hung:

Sash is hung on visible butt hinges. On windows over 430mm wide and 530mm high, the handles controlled brake allows the window to be fixed in any open position. Can also be used for emergency exits and is fitted with a night vent position. The frame is fitted with an adjusting screw for easy adjustment of the position of the sash in the frame.

- Top guided:

A simple, elegant and user-friendly design. Opening is controlled by tracks and slides.

As the window opens, the top of the sash slides downwards as the bottom opens outwards. Adjustable friction ironmongery allows an infinite choice of open positions. Fitted with a night vent position.

- Top swing:

An outward opening window, in principle it works like a top guided window and is particularly suitable for multi-storey buildings where there is no access to the window from the outside. The sash can be turned 180° outside the frame for easy cleaning of the outside of the window. It can be used as a rescue opening, fitted with a night vent position. Each jamb is fitted with an adjusting screw for easy adjustment of the position of the sash in the frame.

Mullions and transoms:

68 x 123 mm (including 8 mm aluminium cladding).

Frame/ sash colour:

System 2 ECO coating available in standard RAL and granite colours. For an additional cost, a wide range of non-standard RAL colours are available. Consult manufacturer's literature for more information.

Glazing:

Glazing options are available in different configurations, with variations such as pane thickness, gas infill and pane spacing. Consult manufacturer's literature for more information.

- Rationel Energy:

Energy-efficient panes where the space between is filled with argon and the inner glass layer has a thin metal Low E coating that reflects the heat back into the room.

- Rationel Obscure:

Used to restrict the view into bathrooms, etc. Available in different patterns.

- Rationel Safety:

Available in toughened or laminated versions.

- Rationel Secure:

Contains toughened and laminated glass.

Security:

- Manufacturer's standard:

Rationel FORMAPLUS® windows are SBD certified as Standard. Special security features are built into Rationel FORMAPLUS® windows as default. There are several locking points around the sash/ frame construction operated from a single architect-designed handle per sash. The windows are also secured with reinforced fittings as standard and espagnolette with three locking points.

Laminated pane of glass may be required, depend on project specific requirements.

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