A study in sustainability

Images from the University of Tasmania Newnham student apartments

The project features the U-MAX™ 100 front double glazed suite with an awning sash. A unique arrangement for this particular product, it’s a fully revealed window, fully factory glazed with a captive wedge system. The exciting part about the system, from a fabrication and manufacturing point of view, is that the work is done in the factory, making it a lot less labour intensive than work completed on site.

In this configuration, the timber reveal aids in the overall performance of the window system by allowing for sealing of the sides, reducing gaps, airflow and radiating heat and cold around the frame.