Elegance 72

Unitised Curtain Walling

Elegance 72 is a unitised curtain walling system that brings together the benefits of factory production control and speed of installation on site. Modular units are manufactured including glazed units in workshop conditions, where quality can be strictly controlled. The fixing lugs are built into the perimeter, ensuring ease of handling during transportation and arrival on site.

Introduction

Fitting the modular panels into place takes far less time than constructing a traditional stick-build system and, for installations where scaffolding is unavailable or impractical, cranes can be used to hoist the panels into position quickly, efficiently and above all safely

Elegance 72 can incorporate windows and doors from the Sapa Building System range, as well as Elegance SC Solar Control and solar power generation through our Building Integrated Photovoltaic system, thus providing a complete façade solution for any building type or style.

Elegance 72 unitized curtain walling allows efficient “Floor to Floor” facades refurbishments, offering a fast and thermally efficient solution while keeping disruption at minimal level for all the building users.

Extreme performance

Energy

  • Elegance 72 offers the highest standard of thermal insulation thanks to the combination of the 28 or 36 mm polyamide strips and the specially developed gaskets as shown in detail.
  • Elegance 72 can accept glass and panels depths from 6 to 50 mm.
  • The high thermal performance level improves the overall building insulation, leading to a lower total energy consumption, thereby helping our environment.

Weather

  • The Elegance 72 is able to accept tolerances and movements caused by thermal expansion and building structure movements by wind and seismic loads, without compromising the weather performance. The nominal width of dilatation is vertical 10 mm and horizontal up to 22 mm, depending on the type of gaskets and frame profiles.
  • Zone drainage, where each pane acts as an individual self draining unit.
  • Fully drained and pressure equalized for optimal weather performance.
  • The international test institute had never gone to 1500 Pa on a static water test before.
  • Weather resistance: A4 (EN 12152); R1500 (EN 12154); 2400 Pa (EN 13116)

Testing

  • In order to ensure confidence amongst specifiers and contractors, Sapa Building System has carried out a full test procedure to EN and CWCT Standards.
  • The results were so good that even the international testing institute Taylor Woodrow, at that time, had gone to 1500 Pa on a static water test before.

Cost effective solution

Production

Modular units are manufactured including glazing units in the factory. This ensures an optimized:
- Production process
- Labor cost
- Maximal control on quality
- No influence of the weather.

Fast glazing without screwing by using the different external glazing beads.

Installation

  • Frames are fitted one floor level at a time
  • The units are craned or winched into position and secured from the inside of the building, reducing costs and encouraging safer working conditions
  • Dry connections between dilatation gasket for water tightness up to 1500 Pa.
  • The storage of cladding materials and glass handling on site can be completely eliminated - a major advantage for constrained city centre sites
  • Significantly improved quality and performance because the façade panels are completed off-site in a controlled factory environment.

Cost effective

  • There are cost savings on site preliminaries and scaffolding 
  • The option of standardisation for economies of scale and material optimisation 
  • Faster programme times leading to earlier occupation and a faster return on investment for the developer
  • Construction is less affected by inclement weather
  • More efficient control of materials, including less wastage, loss and damage
  • The façade panels are manufactured off-site and craned into position, making this a highly efficient solution where site access is restricted. 
Cost Effective
  • There are cost savings on site preliminaries and scaffolding 
  • The option of standardisation for economies of scale and material optimisation 
  • Faster programme times leading to earlier occupation and a faster return on investment for the developer
  • Construction is less affected by inclement weather
  • More efficient control of materials, including less wastage, loss and damage
  • The façade panels are manufactured off-site and craned into position, making this a highly efficient solution where site access is restricted. 

Characteristics

Dimensions
Minimum sightline 72 mm
Minimum sightline transom 52 / 72 mm
Minimum sightline inward opening window 161 mm
Minimum sightline outward opening window 130 mm
Profile depth element

85 - 177 mm

adaptable to project requirements

Maximum size element single unit (W x H) 1500 x 4000 mm
Maximum size element double unit (W x H) 2400 x 4000 mm
adaptable to project requirements
 
Glazing
Rebate height 21 mm
Infill thickness with 36 mm strip 6 - 50 mm
Infill thickness with 28 mm strip 6 - 38 mm
Glazing method dry glazed with EPDM gaskets or silicon

Performances

Thermal insulation

transom: 1,7 < Ut < 3,1 W/m2K

Thermal insulation

Results of the calculation of the thermal transmittance of frame profiles and of the linear thermal transmittance of their junction with glazing or opaque panels

Thermal insulation

mullion: 1,9 < Um < 3,4 W/m2K

Thermal insulation

Results of the calculation of the thermal transmittance of frame profiles and of the linear thermal transmittance of their junction with glazing or opaque panels

Air Tightness

A4

Air Tightness

Air tightness refers to the amount of air that will travel through a window or door system in its closed position, both under positive and negative pressure.

Norm

EN 12152

Water Tightness

R1500

Water Tightness

The test applies specified amounts of water spray to the outside face of the window (combination) while incrementally increasing the air pressure. The result defines the test pressure, time and position of any water infiltration.

Norm

EN 12154

Wind Resistance

3000 Pa (wind safety 4000)

Wind Resistance

The test applies a series of positive and negative test air pressures. Measurements and inspections are made to asses relative frontal deflection and resistance to damage from wind loads.

Norm

EN 13116

Forced Entry Resistance

RC3

Forced Entry Resistance

Description for Forced Entry Resistance

Norm

EN 1627 : 2011

Technical drawings

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Product overview

Elegance 72 is a unitised curtain walling system that brings together the benefits of factory production control and speed of installation on site. Modular units are manufactured including glazed units in workshop conditions, where quality can be strictly controlled. The fixing lugs are built into the perimeter, ensuring ease of handling during transportation and arrival on site.

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