World-leading technology is being used by AWS to ensure that its new Designer
Series Thermal Heart range of windows and doors has the strength to
perform in the toughest environments.
A state of the art thermal break machine from the Aluro company, in Belgium,
inserts the polyamide nylon strip and rolls the three components - aluminium
interior, exterior and thermal strip - tightly together in one rigid profile.
The Aluroller, as the 11-metre-long machine is called, was chosen ahead of
alternative technologies, because the combining process retains the components
in their straight orientation rather than rolling them together through a rolling
head with the possibility of unwanted profile bending.
A Versatile Range
A comprehensive suite of Designer Series Thermal Heart products is
offered – awning, casement, and bi-fold windows, hinged and bi-fold doors.
Designer Series Thermal Heart not only offers excellent suitability for
thermal performance but is capable of impressive product sizes allowing the
large heights and spans sought by many designers and homeowners to be
achieved (doors are suitable to heights of 2.4m).
Windows and doors are based on a large 44mm glazing platform making them
suitable for a wide range of residential and architectural glass applications.
While the standard double glazed unit offered is 24mm thick.
Double Glazing Synergy
When combined with double-glazing, our Designer Series Thermal Heart
windows and doors meet contemporary aspirations for energy conservation
and comfortable interior temperatures. In terms of thermal efficiency, this new
product range rates 32% better than standard double glazed windows and
Dual Colour Option
The unique thermal insulator jointing
method allows a different choice of
colour to compliment both internal
and external colour palettes resulting
in one colour on the outside and
another on the inside.
Designer Series Thermal Heart
profiles feature a glass fibre-reinforced
nylon thermal break for enhanced
insulation of the aluminium. These are
indicated by the red circles.