Doncaster-based aluminium systems company Exlabesa has just launched a brand new curtain wall suite. With its 50mm profile widths, the system offers stunningly slim sightlines that maximise the glazed area. Derek Hodgson, Exlabesa’s General Manager, comments: “Our ECW-50 curtain walling system is an ideal choice on a wide variety of commercial building projects. Its intelligent design has been engineered for quality fabrication and ease of installation. It also offers exceptional design flexibility and cost efficiency.”
Derek is right to highlight the system’s design flexibility. The system offers a choice of depths for structural members, mullion sizes of up to 220mm and transom sizes of up to 195mm. Internal reinforcing bars are available where bigger spans are needed, plus a range of structural add-ons, while a range of external caps give different finishing options. It has 28mm glazing as standard but can accommodate glazing of up to 46mm for projects where thermal efficiency and sound insulation is paramount. Where a seamless and elegant total project solution is needed, the system can be integrated with Exlabesa’s KWS window systems and KSF and KTS commercial door systems.
The system is easy to install, thanks to the unique gasket design that makes glazing simple, a feature that will cut installation time and make installers’ lives easier.
The credentials of the new system are also impressive. The ECW-50 is a thermally broken system so it meets and exceeds current building regulations for thermal efficiency. The system is fabricated using high quality European components and is not only tested to UNE EN 13830:2016 for weather resistance, safety in use, energy efficiency and heat retention, but also to the more onerous CWCT standard in the UK.
Companies choosing the ECW-50 will not only be benefiting from a stunningly impressive curtain walling system, they will also be benefiting from the expertise, quality and cost effectiveness of one of the country’s most experienced aluminium systems companies. Exlabesa in the UK has two extruders, two ageing ovens, a vertical powder coating plant and is one of the few companies in the UK to have an in-house anodising plant. This means the company can guarantee the quality of all its items as well as offer excellent delivery times. Mill finish items typically take four working days and paint finish items typically take seven working days and all orders are delivered using its own transport for further reliability.
So if you would like to offer a practical and beautiful curtain walling system supplied by one of the country’s most experienced and reliable aluminium systems companies, look no further than the ECW-50.