Two of Schueco's most popular façade systems, FW50+ and FW60+, are now available in super-insulated (.SI) versions delivering extremely low Uf values that will enable architects and specifiers to exceed existing insulation regulations and deliver buildings designed for a future in which emissions standards will be even tougher than those of today.
This important development utilises innovative isolator technology to improve insulation in the area between the inner structural profile and the outer pressure plate and cover cap. Anticipating government demands for ever-greater levels of insulation to combat carbon emissions, both systems can accommodate double or triple glazing up to a maximum thickness of 64mm.
As an example of what the Schueco .SI façades can achieve, Uf values for the FW50+.SI range from a typical 1.27W/m2K with a 28mm double-glazed unit, down to 0.73W/m2K with a 64mm triple-glazed unit, including screw influence, a factor often overlooked in thermal calculations.
The new .SI versions use all the existing transom, mullion and cover cap profiles of the standard 50mm and 60mm façade systems, but have new glazing supports that can accommodate increased glass loads of up to 400kg per transom for FW50+.SI and 600kg per transom for FW60+.SI.
To complement the energy-saving features of the innovative .SI facades, Schueco AWS 75.SI windows have also undergone a programme of thermal improvement and the Avantec concealed fitting system has been upgraded to enable it to carry higher vent weights.
As a final benefit, Schueco's advanced photovoltaic panels can be seamlessly integrated into both FW50+.SI and FW60+.SI facades, fulfilling the company's Energy2 concept of developing systems and products for 'Saving Energy - Generating Energy'.
Further details and relevant technical literature about Schueco FW50+.SI and Schueco FW60+.SI façades, may be obtained from the Marketing Department, Schueco International, Whitehall Avenue, Kingston, Milton Keynes MK10 0AL. Tel: 01908 282111 or visit the website: www.schueco.co.uk