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ELEGANCE 52

Horizontal (HL)

Semi-capped Curtain Walling

Characteristics
Horizontal trame
Intelligent design

Elegance 52 HL is a specific solutions when a horizontal lining is required. The system is based on the Elegance 52 ST basic structure and creates a continuity effect by changing the vertical cover caps for a hidden profile sealed by a gasket.

The hidden profile still allows the tight sealing of glass against the structure, and the gasket masks the opposing detail putting more emphasis on the horizontal cover cap depending on which option is chosen. The emphasised cover caps can be chosen out of a wide range of profiles to integrate into the total building design.

System features of the Elegance 52 HL aluminium facade: 

  • Based on the drainage and connection principles of the Elegance 52 ST
  • Available in two different forms each providing emphasis on the Horizontal Line (HL) with the use of projecting feature caps which can be further accentuated by colour
    • First form uses a silicone seal to minimise the joint between glass panes on the adjacent line with an EPDM thermal break which doubles as a bond breaker
    • Second form uses a dry gasket for a consistent external aesthetic in conjunction with standard thermal break profiles from the Elegance 52 ST system
  • Depending on glass pane dimensions and external wind loads safety pieces may be requires to ensure the glass is adequately sealed against the backed structure on the non-emphasised line where there is no pressure plate or cover cap

Design and aesthetics of the Elegance 52 HL aluminium facade:

  • A wide range of cover caps including bull nose, rectangular, aerofoil etc gives design freedom to design visually interesting curtain walling
  • By combining different cover caps for horizontal and vertical applications a wide range of external features is possible
  • Several designer mullions are available for internal design features
  • Mullions and transoms can be flush at the inside or specifically designed to emphasise the vertical design to complement the total building design
  • By using the various designer mullion and transom options in combination with the extensive colour range, the different aesthetic options are virtually limitless

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Documentation
Elegance 52 brochure (pdf)

Product benefits

LARGE SIZES

  • Drained and Ventilated Glazing
  • 4 - 50mm range of thickness
  • 24mm, 28mm or 32mm glazing as standard

DIVERSITY OF APPLICATIONS

  • Can be used in vertical, sloped or roof applications
  • Several solutions offered for connections to other levels of curtain walling and building materials
  • Drainage can be both field/compartmental or mullion drained

DIVERSITY OF FORMS

  • Available in two different forms
  • Each form provides emphasis by using feature caps that can be coloured
  • The first form uses a silicone seal to minimise the joint between glass panes
  • The second form uses a dry gasket for a consistent external aesthetic

HIGH PERFORMANCE

  • Air Tightness - A4
  • Water Tightness - RE1200
  • Wind Resistance - 3000Pa

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Technical manual

If you would like to have a Technical Manual for this product, please contact your Account Manager. 

Projects using aluminium curtain walling ELEGANCE 52

Pavilion Point, Brighton

United Kingdom
  • Architect: Corstorphine & Wright
  • Client: Fresh

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Carbis Bay Hotel, Cornwall

United Kingdom
  • Architect: The Bazeley Partnership
  • Fabricator: Harmony Architectural Aluminium

 

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Silverstone Experience, Northamptonshire

United Kingdom
TECHNAL’s curtain walling and Stormframe STII aluminium doors have been used to create an impressive, light-filled entrance to the state of the art Silverstone Experience building.

Ysgol Penyffordd, Wales

United Kingdom
Selected for their weather, thermal and security performance, TECHNAL aluminium curtain walling, windows and doors was specified and installed at Ysgol Penyfford - a £7 million-pound primary school located in the Flintshire villlage of Penyfford in Wales. This project has been constructed to BREEAM Excellent standards.

Stapleton House, London

United Kingdom

Stapleton House is a design and build project by Balfour Beatty Construction Services who created 862 high specification student spaces across nine floors in the large and logistically challenging student accomodation project in North London. 

The property is located by the very busy Holloway Road and therefore needed an enhanced acoustic rating for each elevation facing the public highway, as well as the achievment of high thermal, weather and security standard throughout. 

The fabricator Sealtite, along with the Technal UK technical support team duly delivered a proposal of Elegance 52 curtain walling and the Dualframe 75 Si windows and provided detailed drawings, strength calculations, thermal calculations and information on acoustic testing. 

 

Menai Science Park

United Kingdom
Located in Anglesey and operated by Bangor University, Menai Science Park is the flagship building for Wales' first dedicated science park.