Dissecting the EDGE DNA: true metric footprint

Commercial window systems go metric

Aluminium commercial framing systems originally came to Australia in the early 1960s from North America. They were released as an imperial dimension frame and other suppliers adopted the same footprint, with maybe a slightly different glazing pocket. The name “400 series” came from “4 inches”.

Australia metricated in 1966, yet today, that same product developed in the 1960s is still mostly imperial dimensioned. Here we are, 50 years later, and they’re still selling the same product. The choice to stick with the past is mostly attributed to the legacy of existing systems. It was simply too hard for companies to redesign decades worth of old product.

When given the opportunity to develop legacy-free suites, our R&D team decided to break free from 50-year-old technology and engineered the EDGE Architectural ranges with a true and complete metric footprint. Our systems offer a complete range of metric products, scoped from thermal break to double glazed and back into single glazed.

The EDGE Architectural ranges break free from the thinking of the past. This innovative and fresh design allows for energy efficiency, visual unity, design freedom and interchangability of U-MAX™, MAX™ and GEN™ frames across a façade.

Our metric footprint makes EDGE Architectural Systems better by units of 10.