Kestrel Aluminium Systems has launched a high-performance 75mm aluminium window system.
The new window is designed to meet the strict performance requirements of both commercial and domestic applications such as homes, schools, offices, healthcare and leisure facilities.
Options can be selected between modular thermal levels to enable compliance with project and regulatory requirements, with the benefits of value engineering achieving U values as low as 1.2W/m2K based on standard regulatory window configuration and using double glazed units.
Variants include open outside hung & top hung casements, open in tilt before turn, tilt only & turn only and fixed lights. Glazing options at launch include IGU and infill panels 24 – 32mm thick.
The 75mm system continues Kestrel’s popular method of corner jointing, using mechanical cleats in all corners of each profile to ensure stability and durability. Mechanical jointing is also present on the transoms and mullions.
The window system has been successfully tested to the latest PAS24:2022 standard utilising an innovative bead foot design, enabling internal and external glazing of fixed lights whilst maintaining enhanced security. Other tested highlights include up to 1350pa watertightness for an open in window.
Kestrel’s new 75mm window system is compatible with existing Kestrel products. It can be used in conjunction with the Kestrel Curtain Walling and Thermal Framing Systems to offer a complete glazing solution.
The 75mm window system can be manufactured with either single or dual-colour powder-coated profiles and may also be supplied in mill and anodised finishes. Kestrel has a high-quality, in-house powder-coating facility and can offer a wide variety of RAL and BS colours to suit any building design.
On 11 October 2023, Kestrel held an open day at its Head Office in Birmingham, where aluminium window fabricators and installers were able to visit and learn more about the new 75mm Window System, as well as enjoying a tour of Kestrel’s state-of-the-art powder-coating facilities and learning more about the benefits of working with Kestrel.
Andrew Cross, Kestrel’s Marketing Manager, said: “We were delighted with the launch of our 75mm Window System, and with the positive feedback we received from the fabricators and installers who attended. It’s always a pleasure to welcome our customers to visit our Head Office and factory to find out more about the benefits we can offer to their businesses.
“Our 75mm system meets the strict performance requirements that our customers tell us they need their systems to achieve, and we have no doubt that this new system will make it easier than ever for them to meet their customers’ performance demands.”
An endless cycle of recycling
All of Kestrel’s aluminium systems are manufactured using low-carbon recycled aluminium to reduce the environmental impact of its products and processes.
Unlike many of the other raw materials fenestration systems can be made from, aluminium can be recycled infinitely without loss of quality, making it a truly sustainable choice. And, thanks to its low melting point, very little energy is required to transform the material into another product.
One of the many reasons why aluminium is now so popular among time-poor property owners is that it is extremely low maintenance. Aluminium has a natural protective oxide coating that is highly corrosion resistant, so there is no need for regular repainting or treating. Even across a 30-40 year working life, the system requires only routine cleaning, greatly reducing lifecycle costs.
Kestrel Aluminium Systems has been supplying aluminium fenestration products for more than 30 years, and prides itself on its excellent customer service and reputation for high-quality, reliable products.