SL52 thermally enhanced aluminium high rise Curtain Walling is the latest addition to a long line of pioneering new products from leading architectural aluminium experts, AluK .
SL52 augments the already extensive AluK Range of products for the high end specification market. Designed exclusively in the UK, SL52 Curtain Walling can incorporate any of the company's Secured by Design windows and entrance doors, including the GT55TB security door, the first in the UK to achieve the much sought after, LPS 1175 Grade 2 certification. This creates an extensive market leading, high performance and fully integrated building envelope solution.
SL52 is based around a range of innovative high strength mullion designs, providing a choice of installation methods including traditional stick build or semi-unitised construction. Drainage can be zonal or concealed within the mullions.
A range of glazing panels from 6mm to 50mm thickness can be incorporated, enabling impressive thermal performance Uf of 1.3W/m2K with a standard 28mm glazing panel. Furthermore a Uf of 0.87W/m2K can be achieved with a 50mm glazing panel, without resorting to high insulation variations. External cappings are available in a range of styles and finishes providing design freedom to suit any building type and architectural aesthetic.
Designed to exceed all known current and future standards and regulations for thermal insulation, air permeability, wind resistance and water penetration, SL52 has already successfully completed a thorough testing programme to CWCT standards, resulting in full CWCT accreditation for weathertightness at the highest level. As Russell Yates, Technical Director at AluK explains; 'The CWCT is the leading authority on commercial windows and curtain walling and carries significant kudos in architectural circles, ensuring our customers can demonstrate the system's outstanding performance to specifiers and main contractors'.
SL52 signals the next phase of AluK's strategy to provide the market with an innovative and pioneering approach to fully integrated products that combine design freedom, structural performance and practical fabrication benefits.