NALCO began the staged release of its new residential AllSeasons™ thermally broken window and door suite earlier this year. Product development has been underway on this new product for over 18 months and the product design stage is nearing completion with only the Bi-fold window and doors left outstanding.
Aptly named AllSeasons™ because of the thermal benefits to occupants in hot and cold climates by reducing the impact of climatic factors on internal comfort levels.
“The Buildnz pre-release of the Sliding doors, Awning windows and Hinged doors provided tremendous feedback on our product frame designs”, said Farrokh Wadia, NALCO’s Product Development Manager. “We were greatly encouraged by the Architects and Builders response to our designs. It looks great and performs brilliantly”.
“Many Architects had questions on thermal performance and structural capability. The higher the retained shear, the better the ability to withstand deflection without failure. With this structural capability advantage over other systems, the pour and debridge system can achieve 2.7m high sliding doors”.
“Modelled thermal performance reports for this new suite are also outstanding” said Farrokh. “We have had our window system modelled by BRANZ which indicates AllSeasons™ can attain an R window value of 0.37 with clear DGUs. This is much higher than NZS 4218 requirement of 0.31 for similar product, and well ahead of some published competitor data”.
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