Alu-Timber EFT Curtain Walling
After extensive research and consultation, the next innovation from market leading timber/aluminium facade supplier, Alu-Timber, is now available. Alu-Timber EFT is a 60mm curtain wall system which offers Capped, 2sided Structural Glazing with vertical or horizontal capping, and 4sided Structural Glazing.
Design freedom and solutions to modern environmental issues are a complex requirement.
Alu-Timber EFT provides thermally efficient Larch timber with time tested aluminium for protection. To maximise spans and centres, a wide range of timber mullions and transoms are available. The inherent properties of timber provide two advantages: high strength as well as low U- values, ensuring our partners can meet the demands of future carbon reduction plans.
Form and function meet with the selection of timbers used. As standard, Alu-Timber EFT is available in Larch engineered timber. The inherent density of Larch provides a hard wearing, long lasting solution. Larch also offers aesthetic benefits; grain deepens over time providing a stunning solution. For design flexibility, Alu-Timber offers a palette of timber species. The specifier can select from solid timbers such as Oak or Ash as well as engineered species such as Pine or Eucalyptus.
The external aluminium can be finished in a myriad of polyester powder colours or anodising. Alu-Timber EFT drew on the knowledge of its sister division Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems, who have over 40 years experience in curtain walling and facade engineering. Alu-Timber EFT passed a weather test. 600Pa, 600Pa, 2400Pa providing reassurance for the specifier and installer .
Standard construction of curtain walls relies on spring loaded cleats to attach the transoms to the mullions. We are proud to introduce the unique Alu-Timber EFT magnetic fixing. Not only is the transom supporting the façade vertically but it ensures integrity, security and loading into mullions. The magnetic fixing in effect pulls the transom to the mullion to ensure tightness and security. This fixing assures the specifier of a precise, secure fit, time after time. Alu-Timber EFT also offers fixing using a traditional spring loaded cleat method.
Alu-Timber is part of The Parkside Group Ltd, a British, privately owned company. With this in mind, the construction industry can rely on local supply, support, testing and calculations to meet UK standards and environmental needs. Alu-Timber is available through a Nationwide network of approved Alu-Timber manufacturers and installers and has a Nationwide team of Architectural Advisors that can provide detailing, design advice and NBS clause completion
All profiles and materials are kept in stock to ensure our partners can rely on 99% of their orders being fulfilled on their next weekly delivery. This means our partners can supply fast track manufacture and installation to meet ever increasing site deadlines. During the construction process the local supply of profiles and accessories means that replacements and changes to phasing can be seamlessly supplied.