29 May Project Update: Ringwood Police Station, almost complete
With handover only a couple of weeks away, yesterday Team EDGE visited Ringwood Police Station to see how the project has changed since last visit.
Featuring EDGE’s 150mm U-MAX™ thermally broken front glaze framing system, the station is looking very different from our last visit in February (to see earlier project images, read “Ringwood Police Station receives a modern makeover“). Our windows are now installed and the façade complete with an external sunshade design that works as an architectural feature and privacy screen.
- Increased thermal performance
- Quality Australian design and manufacturing
- Anti drop-out, anti stretch gaskets
- Advanced water management
- Polyurethane thermal break for extra strength
Window Fabrication: SteelVision
What is a Polyurethane/Pour and Debride thermal break anyway?
- Pour and Debridge is the most widely used system for thermal barriers in North America.
- U-MAX™ incorporates this best practice of US commercial framing systems and adapts it for Australian commercial applications.
- The EDGE system is unique to anything else in Australia’s commercial aluminium window and door frame industry.
- Polyurethane mixture is prepared and poured into a barrier channel in the aluminium extrusion.
- After the mixture is cured, the barrier channel is “debridged”, meaning a separation is created between the inner and outer surfaces of the aluminium frames.
- Mature technology, efficient and cost effective.
- Pour and Debridge with Polyurethane maintains a greater level of strength, when compared to crimping thermal break methods
- Polyurethane is a proven insulator for aluminium frames.