Comprehensive Range of Module Options

MODAL is a highly engineered modular framing system, which has a comprehensive range of options, including the first fully integrated opening vents for low rise glazing, allowing architects to create design-orientated, energy-efficient solutions for combinations of:

  • Double or triple glazed units
  • Fixed lights
  • Fully integrated opening vents
  • Doors
  • Integrated sliding door and window system
  • Infill panels

MODAL - low rise aluminium glazing

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Innovative Design Detailing

  • Modular construction - the design allows the framing modules to be fully fabricated off site
  • Patented design - MODAL has received a European patent for its innovative clip and gasket system and three further patents for the aesthetic appearance of the profiles when assembled
  • Cost effective - the transom and mullion design optimises performance and cost efficiency
  • New build and refurbishment - the standard 100mm module can be adapted to 115mm for refurbishment projects
  • Thermal efficiency - a highly efficient 30mm polyamide thermal break
  • Exceeding Building Regulations - the system is pressure equalised, designed to optimise weather performance, and can exceed current Building Regulations
  • Spans - the mullions can span up to two storeys with a wind loading of up to 1200 Pa and transom spans up to 2m
  • Loadings - a 100kg load can be achieved with a 1m transom
  • Integrated vent options - a specially designed module allows open-in and open-out vents to be inserted into the MODAL frame, whilst maintaining consistent 65mm mullion sight lines across the range
  • Full system compatibility - with Technal’s FXi windows, CD and PXi commercial doors
  • Curtain walling standards - MODAL is fully tested to BS EN curtain walling standards

MODAL - low rise aluminium glazing

Fabrication and Installation

  • Innovative assembly system - a simple square-cut and screw-port construction for the mullions and transoms to create the framing modules. These modules are fully constructed off site using a patented airtight clip system for faster installation and glazing on site
  • Easier fabrication - the system is designed to reduce fabrication time and cost, and to achieve consistent quality
  • Simple interface detailing - for a quality finish and time-saving installation

MODAL - low rise aluminium glazing

Weather Performance

  • Enhanced weather resistance – a specially-designed airtight perimeter interface for an improved finish, and a continuous gasket at the cill to maintain an airtight seal
  • Concealed drainage - using a system through the front chamber, with no unsightly caps on the frame or the vents – ideal for school environments

MODAL is Now Patented

Modal has received three European patents for its innovative and technically advanced design.

The system uses a completely unique modular framing system - its highly engineered profile clip and gasket system has now been patented. This design allows the framing modules to be clipped together without any mechanical fixings for an improved finish, time-saving installation and a greater variety of glazing combinations. Modal also has European patents for the aesthetic appearance of the profiles when assembled.

  • European patents: 10156365.8; 001702960