June 7, 2013

Slim Framed Aluminium Windows

Written by Rebecca Clayton

How to Improve Natural Light in Narrow Properties
minimal windows as minmal framed windowsWith smaller windows, minimal framing is much more important due to the ratio of glass to framing. To achieve the maximum amount of natural light through a window, slim framing is a must.

IQ’s minimal sliding door system can be engineered towards a window solution, providing spaces with slim framed sliding ‘windows’ to any number of properties or projects.

minimal windows Higher elements can be automated

These work especially well on areas where you are not able to open windows outwards, perhaps on higher rise buildings and penthouses. The slim framed windows can be configured to slide open and stack, or you could alternate the fixed-sliding panels. This last option will ensure that your base tracks are as shallow as possible, with as much of the opening sliding open as possible, allowing ventilation.

The sliding windows could also be designed to slide into a pocket cavity to allow a full opening window.

minimal windows as sliding glass windowsHigher level properties will benefit from the minimal sightlines of the slim sliders framing with all surrounding framework recessed and hidden in the surrounding building finishes, enhancing views and light exposure.

On private house designs, by using  sliding systems as a window solution as well as sliding doors your design will have the ability to be much more coherent throughout, with the same sightlines, profile dimensions and style of framing on upper and lower floors. The minimal windows can then be a full glazing solutions for all rear access, balcony access and windows.

minimal windows sliding glass doorsThis solution will also achieve a much higher Uw value than standard aluminium casements with overall Uw value from 1.25.

Contact IQ Glass UK for assistance in applying this type of window solution to your project.

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