For housing associations, best value is always a crucial factor, particularly when it comes to specifying products such as windows which need to be of high quality and yet properly affordable. Fortunately, an aluminium window introduced recently by market-leader Schueco UK Ltd represents a perfect solution.
Designated the Schueco AWS 70 SC, this highly insulated, outward-opening window has clean and attractive lines and is equally suitable for both new and replacement windows. Very importantly, it also delivers Schueco’s renowned ‘build quality’ at an economical price.
With a depth of 70 mm, slim sightlines from 63.5 mm (outer frame/vent) and a choice of five vent profiles offering optimum cost/size/weight options, Schueco AWS 70 SC is ideal for many different types of fenestration including punched openings, ribbon windows and curtain walling.
The system can accommodate double- or triple-glazed units and achieves a typical ‘U’ value of 1.5 W/m2K with 1.0 W/m2K glazing units, which makes it compliant with Document L. In addition, a WER up to ‘A’ is an option.
Fittings include a choice of standard or heavy-duty stainless-steel friction hinges, together with multipoint locking for large vents. The window has opening limiters making it safe in use for children and vulnerable adults. Additionally, its PAS 24 rating enables the system to offer a high level of security which will give residents complete peace of mind.
There is a projecting sill option and profiles may be specified with different colours on the inside and outside faces, allowing a high degree of customisation. 90o and variable-angle connections mean bay windows can be easily accommodated and the system is also fully compatible with Schueco ADS 70 doors.