Schueco UK - Curtain Walling / Glazing Systems
Curtain Walling - Structural Glazing - Glazed Façades - Aluminium Windows - AvanTec SimplySmart - TipTronic
Schueco is the leading system supplier in the world for curtain walling, windows and doors in aluminium and steel. Working with more than 12,000 partners in over 60 countries, we offer system reliability from a single source together with unrivalled technical support services.
In the UK Schueco’s wholly owned British subsidiary, Schueco UK, supplies not only the mainstream and light commercial market, but also the rapidly growing domestic market.
Aluminium Curtain Walling
Schueco has a long tradition of innovation and this ethos allows free architectural expression without compromising a structure’s integrity. Our nationwide team of Architectural Project Managers can offer advice on standard and bespoke solutions from the earliest design stage.
Schueco aluminium curtain walling systems FW 50+ and FW 60+, with their wide ranging design, thermal and structural possibilities, have a successful track record around the world in a variety of climatic conditions. The growing trend for more glass and less visible frame is met by our structural glazing versions – FW 50+ SG and FW 60+ SG.
For basic low-rise glazed façades, Schueco TTC 50 provides an economic solution; fire-protection curtain walls may also be specified.
We have also responded to the increased demand for unitisation by developing a range of unitised façades with either 65mm or 90mm face-width profiles, known as Schueco USC 65 or SU 90.
On the residential side, FW 50+ and FW 60+ façades are being regularly specified in high-end, new-build properties and apartments, and in the self-build market.
The design of a façade is determined by the internal and external appearance of the transoms and mullions, while the shape and colour of a profile can make it appear wider or narrower, or more or less prominent than it actually is. In recognition of the fact that ‘standard’ does not always suit, we are able to provide bespoke design solutions based on existing tried-and-tested Schueco systems.
The Schueco AWS range is a series of thermally insulated aluminium windows which has evolved to meet the requirements of architects and clients for aesthetic, robust and innovative fenestration that also delivers the improved thermal performance demanded by the Building Regulations, Secured by Design and BREEAM.
A variety of window types are available including top-hung and side-hung open-out, tilt/turn, bottom-hung and side-hung open-in, horizontal and vertical pivot. Design features include flat, radiused and bevelled frame details as well as ‘hidden vent’ options.
Unique to Schueco inward-opening windows is the AvanTec SimplySmart concealed fittings system. This offers clean sight-lines and the possibility of slimmer frames without the problem of hinges conflicting with internal reveal finishes.
All Schueco AWS systems can be specified with a choice of coloured anodised or paint finishes on the inner and outer faces and for ultimate automated control, TipTronic electronic openers are also available.
Schueco’s commitment to constant improvement is illustrated by the introduction of the AWS 90.SI tilt/turn window which delivers a whole window U-value of 0.8 W/m²K, meaning that it achieves Passive House levels of insulation – previously only obtainable using PVC-U or timber – in a frame depth of just 90mm.
Schueco AWS is available in a choice of frame depths – 50, 60, 65, 70 and 75mm – with increasing levels of insulation. Additionally, there is a range of specialist Schueco AWS systems including sound-insulating, fire-protection and SHEVS-compliant smoke and heat exhaust ventilation windows.
As with Schueco façades, AWS windows are equally well-suited to domestic buildings where they are being specified not just in self-builds and new-builds, but also in refurbishments. The introduction of a ‘super-insulated’ Green Window with some component parts manufactured from castor-oil plants and sugar-cane, has created great interest among specifiers and clients committed to long-term sustainability.