SAPA BUILDING SYSTEMS LTD
Suppliers of: aluminium windows, aluminium doors, aluminium curtain walling units, aluminium curtain walling systems, aluminium facades, commercial building facades, aluminium glazing systems, aluminium solar protection, blast-proof windows & doors, security windows &
Sapa Building Systems Ltd offers architects and specifiers a wide range of innovative aluminium systems for curtain walling, doors, windows and specialist applications.
Product ranges for:
Domestic & Commercial aluminium windows & Doors. Aluminium curtain walling systems and curtain walling units. Solar control, building facades and Photovoltaic systems.
Building protection systems to include fire, blast and security. Roof Glazing and Atrium construction. Commercial entrance systems, doors, windows and facades. Sliding folding door systems.
Window & Door Systems:
Avantis 95 combines the highest thermal insulation levels with unparallelled weather performances, which makes it the perfect aluminium profile system for low energy, passive and sustainable architecture.
Avantis 75 is a thermally broken three-chamber window and door system, which sets the highest standards of thermal insulation and stability. Avantis 75 is the ideal solution when very high performance and quality are major requirements.
Avantis 75 HV is a high performance thermally broken three-chamber window system, which sets the highest standards of thermal insulation and stability. Avantis 75 HV is the ideal solution when very high performance, quality and a slim sightline are major requirements.
Avantis 70 is a high performance thermally broken three-chamber system with a building depth of 70 mm. The Avantis 70 largely surpasses the recent thermal insulation standards and is a comprehensive solution for commercial, residential and industrial projects.
A high performance thermally broken 3-chamber hidden vent window and door system that largely surpasses the recent thermal insulation standards and is a comprehensive solution for projects that require the slimmest sightline but higher thermal performance.
Avantis Ligna is a thermally broken three chamber system with a minimal frame sightline of only 35 mm. The system is designed to meet the increasing demands of buildings with a specific minimal or industrial look.
Avantis 55 is a thermally broken, three-chamber system with a building depth of 55 mm. The system offers a wide range of inward and outward opening possibilities for windows and doors while guaranteeing a very good price-quality level.
The Avantis 55 meets the recent thermal insulation standards and is a comprehensive solution for commercial, residential and industrial projects.
Plaisance 50 is a non-thermally broken system for aluminium windows and doors with a 50 mm building depth. The system offers a wide range of inward and outward opening possibilities, available at a very good price-quality level. Plaisance 50 is a comprehensive solution for new build or refurbishment projects.
Folding/Sliding Door Systems
Elegantly bringing the outside inside, the Artline window is art with a purpose - quality, lightness and comfort. Its design implies a conscious effort to create an art object that is both functionally and aesthetically pleasing. Creative both in its design and in its effect on the building and the user, Artline is contempory architecture.
Confort 160 is a high performance thermally insulated sliding door system, with a user-friendly (lift-) slide action. The system, with an attractive aesthetic line, is durable, stable and remarkably energy efficient. With a maximum vent weight up to 400 kg large glazed areas are easily attainable.
Confort Smartline is an optimised, high performing, thermally insulatedsliding door with a slim sightline. The system combines this highlyattractive aesthetic line with remarkable energy efficiency. The slidingdoor belongs to an entirely new generation of sliding systems thanks totechnical innovation and well-considered design.
Confort 125 is a thermally insulated sliding and lift-sliding system that is durable, stable and robust. The system is available in a 1, 2 and 3 rail version, so a 6-leaf sliding door is perfectly feasible. With a maximum vent weight of 240 kg for the sliding and 300 kg for the lift-sliding version, large glazed areas are easily attainable.
Curtain Walling Systems
The Curtain Wall is build up with long vertical profiles between the floors of the building. Installation and glazing is usually performed at the jobsite.
Comprises of the Elegance System in semi unitised components.
Unitized curtain walls entail factory fabrication and assembly of panels and may include factory glazing. These completed units are hung on the building structure to form the building enclosure. Unitized curtain wall has the advantages of: speed; lower field installation costs; and quality control within an interior climate controlled environment.
Elegance IT is an outward opening window-system, specifically designed with minimal visual aspect opening vents, for integration with Elegance 52 ST, HL,VL,SX and SGC.
We also offer two systems of specialist and safety curtain walling to provide blast protection and additonal security features.
These files are provided by the manufacturer. While Building Products Index takes every care to ensure the information is correct and up to date, we cannot be held liable for any out of date or incorrect information in them. Please check with the supplier before specifying or purchasing products.
Sapa Artline Sliding Door Brochure
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Sapa Avantis 95 Windows
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Sapa C5153 NRGY62 curtain walling
Innovative curtain walling
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Sapa C5190 Crown Sliding Folding Door
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Sapa Confort 125 Sliding Door Brochure
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Sapa Confort 160 Sliding Door Brochure
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Sapa Crown Window and Doors Brochure
sliding doors, windows
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Sapa DFC43 Dualslide Technical Data Sheet
Dualslide Horizontal and Vertical Sliding Windows
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Sapa Dualfold Sliding Folding Door Brochure
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Sapa DualFrame 75 Casement Windows Data Sheet
Dualframe 75mm Casement Windows
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Sapa Dualframe 75 Si Brochure
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Sapa Dualframe 75mm Si TBT Casement Window Technical Data Sheet
Tilt Before Turn Window, casement windows
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Sapa GF Elegance SC Solar
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Sapa Inspire Winter 2016
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Sapa Stormframe C5260 STII Commercial Door Brochure
STORMFRAME STII Commercial Door
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New Sapa sliding door meets demand for transitional living
Driven by the trend for transitional indoor-outdoor living, aluminium systems specialist Sapa has launched its high-end sliding door – the C160S. Belonging to an entirely new generation of sliding systems, this energy efficient door combines a great aesthetic with high thermal performance - ideal for urban apartments and traditional homes alike.
Achieve better energy efficiency
Reflecting increasing product performance requirements within building regulations, the C160S delivers the thermal values required for tomorrow’s residential needs, today. Energy performance is designed into the heart of the lift and slide door system coupling profiles with 50mm glass fibre reinforced polyamide strips to reduce thermal conduction. Further improvements to thermal performance, if required, can be achieved by the use of customised thermal barrier elements within the profile cavities of the door and frame.
Frame exceptional views with large glass panels
The improved thermal performance does not compromise the system’s strength. Capable of glazing areas up to 2.8m high, its range of track configurations provide multiple opening and fixed glaze options. Acoustic needs are also well catered for with glazing depths of up to 53mm making it ideally suited for environments where external noise might be problematic. Utilising stainless steel rails and polyamide rollers ensures the lift and slide system provides a light touch and ease of operation on even the largest of doors.
Integrate interior and exterior design effortlessly
Design and style within residential apartments and houses play a key role. The C160S design allows for dual colour options meaning exterior building requirements need not affect interior design choices. With over 400 powder coated paint colours available in matt, gloss or satin and an optional anodised finish, accessories can also be supplied in corresponding colours to match the profiles for a coordinated look.
Designed with attention to detail
Real attention has been paid to both finishing details and building integration; for example, integration of the frame into the building structure renders the outer frame near invisible, maximising the available light while allowing a flush finish to the internal floor. Where such integration is not possible a range of standard and low threshold options are available. The C160S also features an ingenious reverse locking principle, with elegant locking plates on the frame side, eliminating unattractive and protruding locking bolts whilst protecting the operator from risk of snagging.
Excellent weather performance
Featuring integrated sealing with two levels of drainage for efficient water evacuation and EPDM gaskets throughout the lift-slide door ensures water and draft free closure, whatever it faces.
Dependent upon configuration, the C160S achieves impressive weather performance; 600 Pa for air permeability (EN 12207), 900 Pa for water tightness (EN 12208) and 1800Pa for wind resistance (EN 12210).
Commenting on the launch of the new door system, Sapa’s Market Manager James Wilson said: “Trends in increased daylighting require larger glass sizes and weights; however, when these are applied to sliding doors the system strength and ease of operation are critical. Our C160S offers specifiers and homeowners a highly attractive aesthetic line, exceptional performance and remarkable ease of use. Recent C160S developments means we are now ideally placed to advise on optimised large sliding glazed solutions and we would urge customers to contact us for any specification support required.”
Sapa package picked for new Cambridgeshire community school
Aluminium curtain walling and windows from the range at Sapa have been used in constructing a stylish new school in Cambridgeshire as a result of the manufacturer’s national supply chain agreement with Kier, and the main contractor’s past experience of working with the fabricator.
Godmanchester Bridge Academy, which was completed in time for the start of the current academic year, provides space for 420 children up to the age of 11, plus 52 pre-school places. The project was sponsored by the Godmanchester Community Education Trust to help serve a new housing development in the area, while the facilities will also be used for adult learning in the evenings.
Described as a response to the site’s location and topography as well as local education needs, the project team has made expressive use of Sapa’s E52 and DF75 Si windows in bringing natural light and ventilation to the occupied spaces, as well as security and architectural expression.
E52 ST curtain walling is an externally capped, thermally broken curtain wall system that offers many design options through the use of different mullions and cover caps. It can deliver very good energy and acoustic performance as well as the aesthetic appearance to suit different property types from residential and retail to education or commercial.
In this instance, the E52 curtain wall system was chosen from Kier’s approved list by Nottingham based Acorn Aluminium as the most cost effective and adaptable option, to meet the technical specifications and design aspirations of project architects: Woods Hardwick. This included incorporating striking glass spandrel panels – in vibrant red, yellow and other colours – alongside the vision areas to windows around the two-storey structure.
The high spec double-glazing also incorporates Sun Guard SN 70 37 glass to offer an excellent G value, as well as a U-Value of 1.6 W/m2K. The frames are finished in RAL 7012 matt grey.
The Project Architect, Mark Newstead commented: “Owing to the level constraints on the site meaning some of the building is part buried, it was key to the design that the school benefits as much as possible from natural daylight, the fully glazed façade to the classrooms, which have direct access to an external play area, are broken up with vertical coloured bands which relate to the internal colour scheme of the different year-group classrooms - which aid wayfinding as well as providing a playful design statement befitting a primary school.
“Through close liaison with the contractor and Acorn, we have provided a striking, fit for purpose façade solution. The large double storey spaces to the school, such as the school halls and the school library/IT suite, are areas which will be used by the wider community; and the large areas of glazing flood the spaces with natural light and provide natural ventilation. We would have no hesitation in working with Acorn Aluminium and the Sapa system again”.
The Senior Estimator for Acorn Aluminium, Paul Stevens, added: “We do a lot of work in the education sector – as well as retail and commercial – with our £275K contract for this job being won on the basis of our past track record with Kier, as well as the Sapa systems being part of Kier’s supply chain agreement. We actually chose to use E52 and the DF75 Si windows due to our confidence in the products’ performance. In addition to the DF75 Si windows being inset within the E52 curtain wall, we also supplied and installed a number of individual windows around the buildings.
“This was a very successful project where we got very good design and logistical support from Sapa: helping us to work together with Woods Hardwick as the architect and Kier.”
The Project Manager for Kier, Lee Collins, summed up saying: “The project has gone very well, including the supply and installation of the windows by Acorn Aluminium, which came about under our national supply chain agreement. Everyone is extremely pleased with the outcome.”