Steel Glass Facades


Also known as curtain wall, steel glass facade is a type of building facade system that utilises steel framing to support glass or metal infill panels. A steel glass facade consists of non-structural frames, glass or infill panels, and fasteners and anchors to secure the steel frame to the building structure. 

While commonly seen in commercial and high-rise buildings, steel glass facade can be utilised in certain circumstances where their unique combination of strength, durability, and aesthetic appeal align with the preferences and requirements of homeowners and architects.

Design


  • Thermally broken profiles as standard 

Size Limitation


  • Standard sash sizes are up to 1.5m at height and 900mm at width. The sash may weigh up to 50kg. 
  • Large size sash sizes are up to 2m at height and 2mm at width. The sash may weigh up to 130kg.

Opening Elements


A wide range of opening elements can be integrated to steel glass facades. The most commonly used ones are;

  • Top-hung windows, 
  • Tilt-turn windows, 
  • Sliding or bifold doors, 
  • Single or double casement doors.

Colours and Finishes


Typically, steel glass facades offer a variety of color and finish choices, including:

  • Powder coated RAL colour,
  • Textured metallic finishes,
  • Marine grade powder coated for for use in marine and coastal environments.

Glazing Options


  • Double glass unit as standard (Toughened safety glass, Ug=1.0 W/m2K, Low-e coating, warm edge spacers) 
  • Triple glass to achieve better thermal performance (Touhened safety glass, Ug=0.5 or 0.6 W/m2K, Low-e coating, warm edge spacers) 
  • For added security, one pane of glass unit can be built as laminated.

Thermal Performance


  • Steel facades are usually constructed from thermally broken profiles to enhance thermal performance. Its thermal performance depends on frame and glass combinations. 
  • Depending on the combination of the frame and glass used, an overall U-value less than 1.0 W/m2K can be achieved.

Safety & Security Options


  • Burglar resistance classes of RC2 or RC3 are also available as security options,
  • Inner pane of glass can be built as laminated for safety and security.

Weather-tightness Performance


When it comes to withstanding varying weather conditions, a typical steel glass facade can meet the following minimum performance values:

  • Air tightness: 1200 Pa
  • Water tightness : 1200 Pa
  • Wind load resistance: 2000 Pa

Product range


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