Comar 2, thermally-efficient aluminium window walling, provides everyday solutions for a cost effective, low-rise, alternative to curtain walling, and additional profiles are continually being added to this market leading aluminium facade system. Originally designed in conjunction with local authorities to provide a fast-track framing system for timely school refurbishment, Comar 2 has now grown into the leading solution for facades from residential developments to offices.
Key factors of its versatility lie in the range of solutions it provides. Thermally broken, Comar 2, meets demanding design briefs with unique profiles. A range of mullions and transoms are available for the required deflection loads, so small or large glazed areas can be created whilst maintaining standardisation of slim sightlines throughout the facade. Variable angle returns and three-way glazing can be designed into the project and these profiles can be tailored to meet the refurbishment demands of an existing facade.
The vast Comar 5 window range, which includes configurations such as tilt-and-turn, casement, vertical and horizontal pivot, horizontal and vertical sliding, can be integrated into the Comar 2 facade, ensuring that the correct opening vent is specified for the project. For example, on a high-rise development the cleaning regime is a key consideration, so tilt-and-turn, pivots or top-swing can be specified whereas, for classrooms, safety is paramount, therefore specifying sliding vents which do not create an obstruction provides a better solution.
As well as integrating opening vents into the system, Comar 2 has the facility to glaze up to 75mm, which means it can be glazed with varying thickness of panels and glass into the same facade by using the extensive range of beads and gaskets available. Higher thermal demands mean that triple glazing, and panels that ensure high insulation and colour, can easily be accommodated.
For complete versatility, consideration has also been given to entrances. Another unique profile allows the Comar 7 door range to be hung directly from Comar 2 on AXIM concealed transom closers, creating a cost-effective, fast-track, entrance solution.
On-site performance is just as critical as providing the design solution. Comar 2 is a ladder frame system where framing modules can be made in the factory and shipped to site. A two-part box and plate clip together to quickly assemble the facade. Comar 2 typically is internally glazed; however, where floor slabs need to be spanned, an externally-glazed solution is available.
Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems has a specification guide and full technical data on the Comar 2 facade solutions. For contractors, architects and specifiers alike, Comar has a Nationwide Approved Fabricator Network, which provides fast-track manufacture and installation pricing for budget or tender returns.
Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems has over 30 years experience and Comar 2 is a facade system which offers design solutions, on-site performance and a proven life-cycle reassurance. Unlike other building materials, sustainability concerns are alleviated as, at the end of its use, aluminium can be reclaimed and recycled to be used again in building, transport or packaging.