With ever-increasing demands on the performance of glazing and opening vents, Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems have developed and rigorously tested their aluminium window systems to meet the very latest performance and specification demands, ensuring their clients have a future proof solution.
The Comar range of solutions, Comar 5P.i and Comar 9P.i High Performance window systems, offers specifiers a comprehensive single source solution that achieves an increased range of window sizes. To achieve this Comar Systems have two profile ranges available: standard and heavy duty, Comar 9P.i has a top projected casement window system with slim 84mm profiles that offers maximum heights of 2500mm. Comar 9P.i Tilt and Turn offers side hung, bottom hung or tilt and turn at a maximum height of 2400mm. Comar 9P.i Parallel Opening offers sizes of up to 3000mm. Depending on the type of build, these configurations can also offer a solution for maximum air-exchange, smoke ventilation and restricted ventilation with lockable handles for cleaning inside and outside.
Comar 9P.i also offers optimum heightened performance in terms of weather and security. Comar 9P.i windows achieved market leading results in terms of water tightness at 900Pa; this ensures that even in the most demanding locations Comar 9P.i will maintain its water integrity. Security concerns are alleviated with the system exceeding the requirements of BS 7950. Added to this, Comar have recently achieved Kite- mark status for both systems supply and security.
With regard to Document L, Comar 9P.i has been designed to create a future-proof solution. Comar 9P.i incorporates Comars trademarked P.i Polyamide Insulation, creating a thermal break of 34mm. This high performance P.i can be augmented with thermal foam, offering even lower U-values. Comars Technical Department back this up with project specific U-values and modelling.
Comar 5Pi ECO offers achieves a Green Guide rating of A, providing points for BREEAM ratings and an A Grade Window Energy Ratings (WER) with a standard double glazed unit.
Integrated solutions are a cornerstone of Comar Systems design. Comar 9P.i casement, tilt turn and parallel windows are part of a larger system. The windows can be stand alone, but they also have their own high performance framing system, which offers ladder or mitre frame construction in 80mm or 120mm sections. This allows the completion of floor to ceiling glazing, designed with a maximum height (depending on wind loading) of up to 3000mm. Comar 9Pi offers a value engineered solution: by hanging Comar 9Pi opening vent windows directly from the frame, only 2 frames are required; older solutions required an additional outer frame. In effect, Comar 9Pi reduces the cost of opening vents into framing by a third.
To complete this extensive solution, Comar 9P.i offers two door options: rebated and rebated with anti-finger trap stile. These door sets are available in single or double, open-in and open-out and have surpassed the requirements of PAS 23 at 600Pa for air and water and PAS 24 enhanced security. Again, the doors offer a stand-alone option as well as seamless integration into a framed facade.
Working with architects Comar currently have a range of profiles in development for project specific solutions that will be added into their standard range. This provides specifiers with the reassurance that Comar will develop new profiles to achieve even their most demanding design briefs, now and in the future.