WINDOWS Magazine Autumn 2016 - Page 7

and can handle a 500 kg bottom-rolling panel up to 4 m high and 3 m wide. It’s all about protecting the views and the architects are loving it.” have stock available, it’s tested to Australian Standards and it’s also WERS rated. If you have a job on, you’ll find that we’re more than competitive.” is set to rise as customers seek the strength of steel combined with the efficiency and consistent comfort of thermally broken framing. Another stand out Thermeco glazing system is Secco Sistemi, sourced from Venice, Italy. Designed to accommodate thermally broken profiles for steel and brass framing in topend residential applications, this system is both eye-catching and discreet, delivering immense visual substance to a building without stealing the limelight from other architectural features. other hardware “Thermally broken galvanised steel jobs are on the rise – they still have the slim profile, but now you can have a triple seal and a ‘tilt & turn’ and know it’s tested to Australian Standards to produce a fully sealed home,” Carl observes. “We feel that steel is trending at the moment, as is the ‘minimal’ look,” he adds, noting that Germany and Italy are leading the way in terms of quality and innovation. commercial inroads While Thermeco technologies have traditionally catered to prestige residential properties, Carl says there has been significant expansion into the commercial sector over the last two years. Two ma