Leading European manufacturer of aluminium window, door and façade systems, Hueck, has reported an increase in demand from the high-end market focused on superior weather tightness. The trend is highlighted by a number of recent projects supplied for by the company, incorporating the Hueck Volato M profile system for sliding and lifting-sliding windows and doors.
As a project solution, Volato M can meet the same stringent specifications expected from curtain walls, in accordance with the Centre for Window and Cladding Technology’s standard for systemised building envelopes.
Hueck’s Volato M door has successfully passed the 600 Pascals water penetration test pressure at 2001 to 2400 Pascals wind pressure, while installed in an aluminium façade. These standards, which correspond to the CWCT methodology, enable specifiers not to compromise on the performance of the building envelope when integrating a door system.
Volato’s ability to achieve these excellent weather performances has seen it specified in a number of London residential and mixed-use developments. Giant facilities management and construction services provider, Carillion, was first to specify the high performance door system initially for Berkeley Homes’ £400m Battersea Power Station development, and, more recently, within the £80m Tidal Basin Road’s twin tower project.
Crispin Jedrzejewski, technical director at Hueck, said: “Demand for high performance window and door systems has increased substantially over the past couple of years, driven by architects and developers looking to future-proof their projects.
“Our comprehensive range of standard products, together with our project-specific solutions, and our bespoke design service, ensure Hueck’s capability to satisfy even the most stringent requirements.”
The Volato M sliding system can accommodate double and triple glazed units from 22mm to 48mm, with glass loads of up to 400 kg. Developed to integrate with all other Hueck systems, the Volato M allows for a wide variety of design options, providing a highly versatile solution for any project.
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With over 200 years’ engineering experience, Hueck is one of the largest aluminium extruders for the window, door and façade industry in Europe. Specialising in both bespoke solutions, as well as standard systems, the company offers a wide choice of profiles, all of which are designed to integrate with each other. In addition to the Volato range, as well as the innovative Trigon façade systems, Hueck’s Lambda range alone consist of 13 different window systems, and 7 door systems.