Aluminium systems house Exlabesa’s newly launched steel replacement window suite has just achieved PAS 24 security accreditation. Derek Hodgson, Exlabesa’s General Manager, said: “Our KS59 suite offers incredible versatility and the PAS 24 security accreditation only adds to this.”
The PAS 24 accreditation was tested using the Mustang Slim Line Reverse Espag lock from the Trojan Group. Its slimline gear box design means it is the ideal choice of lock for aluminium systems. Derek commented: “PAS 24 accreditation is increasingly important these days because of the Document Q requirements as well as homeowners’ increasing security expectations. We’re delighted that the KS59 measures up.”
The KS59 window suite is designed for the steel replacement market and offers a technically advanced framing system with slim sightlines. It can be used in punched hole, composite and ribbon window refurbishment schemes as well as new build projects.
Aside from the PAS 24 accreditation, the KS59 window suite has an impressive set of credentials to its name. It has polyamide thermally broken aluminium frames for improved thermal efficiency and offers excellent weather resistance because it is fully drained using either a cill section or an innovative face drain cap that has an internal baffle that stops wind noise and minimises the build-up of water. Trickle ventilation to Building Regulations can also be integrated. The system is weather tested to BS 6375-1 and operation and strength tested to BS 6375-2.
The system is fabricated using a mechanical corner cleat which means easy and fast production. To speed up production still further, it can be dry glazed using clip in beads, something that also means quicker glass replacement. The system uses 28mm glass as standard and is suitable for top and side hung applications. Easy clean and egress options are also available.
Doncaster’s Exlabesa is one of the country’s most experienced aluminium systems houses and offers exceptional quality and reliability. The company 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. 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.
To enquire about the opportunities the KS59 window suite offers in the steel replacement market and beyond, call Exlabesa today on 01302 762 500.