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    EDGE Architectural Glazing Systems

    U-MAX™ thermally broken framing: Sustainable Freedom

    Doors and windows are traditionally one of the major sources of temperature loss to outside environments. This occurs even when double glazing is present; temperatures transfer directly through the framing systems themselves.

    Thermal breaks were designed to counter this problem in aluminium framing. By introducing a non-conductive material in the midst of the aluminium, the thermal conduit of the metal is broken; this makes it much easier to temperature-control interior spaces. Not only does this help maintain a more comfortable living space, it also reduces the energy needed for adequate heating/cooling, saving money and reducing the carbon footprint for occupants.

    EDGE’s U-MAXTM Pour and Debridge technique is unique to thermal break systems in Australia, and was designed for Australian conditions. A polyurethane mixture is poured directly into a pre-formed channel in the frame; the backing metal is then stripped away, leaving the thermal break joining the metal segments together. This technology gives a much stronger join, as very little strength of the metal is lost. This in turn permits far larger spans of unbroken exterior glass than other thermal break systems. U-MAXTM also allows for visually seamless joins with EDGE’s other non-broken glazing suites, allowing you to mix and match your designs according to U-value needs whilst maintaining complete visual unity.

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