Lumi, the award-winning window with unique and stylish edge-to-edge ‘frameless’ glazing, is now available in aluminium. Having been described at its launch as ‘a product that truly reinvents the window’, Lumi has since gone on to be installed in 5,000 homes in the UK and Ireland.
Continuously evolved since the launch of Lumi in 2015, parent company, Apeer, has now produced an aluminium version in a move that the firm says is ‘what aluminium has been waiting for’. Available with triple and double glazed options, Lumi Aluminium offers the same all-glass design as established the composite-framed versions, but now offers homeowners and specifiers an option to answer the growing demand for aluminium windows and doors.
Although presenting a ‘frameless’ appearance externally that especially suits contemporary building and refurbishment styling and design choices, internally Lumi Aluminium presents slimmer sightlines, aided by the use of bonded glazing. The bonded glazing ensures the greater structural rigidity and security of the window, with the additional benefit of being faster and simpler to install, as every window is pre-glazed.
Profiles are constructed using aluminium outer and inner profiles, bridged using hidden PVC-U sections that are rolled in to provide a clever and highly effective thermal break. Insulation and strength of the profiles are further enhanced by internal sections being foamed with PU during manufacture.
Lumi aluminium is available from launch with black or anthracite external finishes, with a range of RAL colour options internally. A range of matching Lumi sliding and entrance doors are already available.
“Lumi is the perfect window style to be presented in aluminium,” says Asa McGillian, managing director of Apeer and the driving force behind Lumi. “The aluminium version will provide our installer partners with a full suite of options for homeowners and professional specifiers, the latter of whom especially have shown a great deal of interest in the possibility of Lumi in aluminium,” added Asa. “We have designed Lumi Aluminium to be perfect for the home improvement market, being simple to handle and install and with no beading or gaskets to cut and fit on site. And the edge-to-edge glazing is immediately arresting and appealing for homeowners looking specifically for aluminium windows.”