Commercial systems specialist Smart Architectural Aluminium will again have a major presence at Ecobuild, with the company unveiling a number of new products at the show and showcasing its existing systems in a range of applications.
Featuring prominently in the Smart display will be three new additions to the company’s popular Alitherm Heritage range, with the launch of new pivot and tilt & turn window options as well as a new double door.
Reflecting the distinctive slim profiles of steel products, Smart’s new window variants have been developed to fit into traditional openings, while the new double door are the first to have been designed specifically to replicate steel balcony doors.
Alitherm Heritage’s thermally-broken windows are ideal for sensitive planning areas and for renovation and refurbishment projects, and with a ‘B’ Window Energy Rating, they deliver the perfect combination of elegant aesthetics and outstanding thermal performance. Both door and window ranges are available in either single or dual polyester powder coated finishes, and the windows have been weather tested in accordance with BS6375: Part 1.
At Ecobuild, visitors will see the full Alitherm Heritage range, with the new pivot and tilt & turn products being displayed in an arched-head format – a design commonly found in buildings with steel windows and which can only be replicated by Smart’s Alitherm Heritage range. The display will also showcase the Alitherm Heritage window in an art deco, curved on-plan setting, as well as the new balcony doors.
Focusing on thermal performance and energy efficiency, Smart will also be displaying its new Greenstar window. Delivering the ultimate in energy efficiency, Greenstar has a u-value of 0.9, the lowest of any window system available, which is achieved through the use of triple glazing and by foam-filling the cavities of the thermally-broken aluminium profiles. While Greenstar offers the ultimate performance for commercial applications, new profiles have been added to the Alitherm 800 range to deliver exceptional energy efficiency for residential projects.
Also on display will be a new addition to the high performance Visoglide sliding door range. With slim lines, the new interlocking, ‘lift and slide’ door can be locked in any position from closed to fully open, making it the ideal solution for multi-storey apartment buildings as well as large scale commercial and retail environments.
The new Smart Wall Rebated door completes the set of product launches for Ecobuild. Incorporating an anti-finger trap solution and having been certified to PAS24 for security and BS6375 for weather testing, this door is the perfect option for buildings with high footfall such as schools, hospitals and libraries – still with excellent U-values and weather protection. As with all the new products on display, the Smart Wall door is suitable for both new build and retrofit projects.
Commenting on the company’s display, Smart Managing Director, Eddie Robinson said: “Ecobuild has proved to be a great platform to showcase new products, and this year we are delighted to be bringing such a wide range of innovative systems to show visitors.
“However as well as products, we will also be talking about our 15,000 square metre factory extension which is due to open in summer 2015. The development will see the installation of our third aluminium extrusion press and second paint line, adding around fifty percent to our overall manufacturing capacity.
“The development will bring a significant increase in capacity to meet the growing demand for our systems from architects, contractors, fabricators and installers across the UK, but it will also ultimately see the installation of two wind turbines on site. In keeping with our commitment to deliver sustainable processes and materials, the renewable energy turbines will enable our manufacturing plant to become entirely self-sufficient in terms of energy supply.”
For more details on any of the new or existing Smart systems, visit the company’s stand at Ecobuild (stand number N2010), go to www.smartsystems.co.uk or call 01934 876 100.
For more information regarding Ecobuild visit: http://www.ecobuild.co.uk