Schueco R&D specialists are always examining Schueco facade systems to see how their performance can be yet further enhanced. The recently introduced Schueco FWS 35 PD facade is an excellent example of this continual quest for excellence. Schueco UK has introduced new developments to its unique, ultra-slimline FWS 35 PD panorama design facade system. It now delivers even greater visual elegance with larger all-glass areas, a sun shading option, and three levels of burglar resistance.
A major innovation is the introduction of an all-glass corner solution. By transferring the glass load directly to the adjacent mullions, the design avoids the need for intrusive profiles or pull-push rods. The result is wider unobstructed views and greater transparency from inside, and a sleeker more contemporary look from outside.
With Passive House certification for the top Schueco FWS 35 PD.SI version, the range provides thermal insulation levels as low as 0.79 W/m²K and can accommodate double- and triple-glazed units from 22mm to 50mm thick. The versatility of the system is further enhanced by the introduction of a new single-glazed option, which is ideal for high-end display windows and internal applications.
Where ventilation is required, the Schueco FWS 35 PD facade can incorporate Schueco AWS 114 opening window units. Operated either manually or mechatronically with a concealed Schueco TipTronic actuator, these are an attractive and practical method of ventilation. They can be specified with either top-hung or parallel-opening types.
Recognising the importance of solar shading for large glazed areas, the Schueco FWS 35 PD facade provides two newly introduced methods of attachment by means of bolts or brackets. Discrete connection components can accommodate a wide range of shading units despite the Schueco FWS 35 PD facade’s very slim profiles. This extends the system’s flexibility in line with other Schueco facade systems and by giving architects more options, allows them greater latitude to realise their design visions.
Reflecting the growing importance of security, the Schueco FWS 35 PD facade provides three levels of security: standard or resistance classes 2 and 3 of EN 1627, with the latter incorporating P4A and P6B security glass. The appearance of the facade is unaffected because the components that help to achieve this are fully concealed.
Finally, the complexity of the system has been reduced through the extensive use of identical components across the entire Schueco FWS range. Furthermore, the increased use of prefabricated system components means that the process of fabrication is faster and de-risked.
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