Slimline elegance

The combination of visual elegance and excellent thermal performance makes the ultra-slimline FWS 35 PD panorama design facade from Schueco the ideal system solution for low-rise, high-end residential and commercial projects, the company has announced.

The frameless glass-to-glass corner option eliminates the need for an intrusive corner profile by transferring the glass load directly onto the adjacent mullions. The result is wider, unobstructed views from the inside and a sleek contemporary look from the outside.

The FWS 35 PD facade is offered with a choice of two levels of insulation – .HI (highly insulated) or .SI (super-insulated) – the latter being officially certified by the Passive House Institute with a U-value of 0.79W/m2K. It can accommodate double- and triple-glazed units from 22mm to 50mm in thickness, with weights up to 250kg per transom.

The versatility of the system is further enhanced by a heavy-duty version that can carry up to 400kg, and the inclusion of a single glazed option that is designed for use in high-end display windows and internal applications.

Where ventilation is required, the facade can incorporate Schueco AWS 114 opening window units; operated either manually or mechatronically with a concealed Schueco TipTronic actuator. These methods of ventilation can be specified with either top-hung or parallel-opening types.

A further option is to insert Schueco’s new concept window, the AWS 75 PD.SI turn-tilt window, into the facade. This advanced, ultra-slim system is expected to become generally available in the UK later this year.