The changing needs of customers and architects require continuous innovation in the field of aluminium door and window systems, too. One of the basic ideas of KAV's operation is that we believe that there is a solution to every issue. Of course, we also work in this spirit during our developments. The KAV Optivision system was created with the professional support of Alukönigstahl. Together with the company's sales representative, Gábor Kiss, we are looking for answers to those frequently asked questions that can be solved using existing products.
What kind of glazed tilt-and-turn balcony door, which can work with a height of up to up to 3000 mm without division, is on offer?
The KAV Optivision system, developed jointly by KAV and Alukönigstahl, combines concepts of design and functionality. The completely flat, glazed surface, viewed from the outside, enables large opening elements to be designed in a modern, minimalist style. And the tests prove that it meets the requirements for modern doors and windows to the maximum in terms of the properties of building physics.
The Schüco FWS 60 CV system is a remarkable filigree-style concealed vent window solution. The point is that the sash is completely hidden behind the 60 mm wide curtain wall profile so that, when it is closed, the opening element does not differ from the fixed fields of the curtain wall. With an opening fitting, a huge sash height of up to 3176 mm can be achieved.
Is there a glass wall system at a more affordable price than the frameless PD sliding door system, with opening sashes that can be at level height (up to 3000 mm), motor-operated and installed with a ground-sill lowered to floor height?
Our deservedly popular Schüco ASS 70.HI system has been replaced in the last few years by the Schüco ASE 80.HI sliding door system, which surpasses its predecessor by far in all respects. With this, large sashes can be realised up to a sash height of 3500 mm and a sash weight of 600 kg. It can be selected with manual or motor operation. Thanks to the newly developed ground-sill solution, the ground-sill profile of the sliding door can be brought completely level with the exterior and interior floor cover plane, which is a great advance in both aesthetics and function. All this with a narrower sash profile, which allows for even greater transparency. In terms of design, it’s nearly only the imagination that sets limits: a 1, 2 or 3-rail design, and the development of positive and negative corner variations, as a catalogue element.
What is the system-level and permitted solution for fixing lamellar blinds to curtain walls?
Schüco offers its own curtain wall brackets that can be used as system components for various elements - e.g. for fixing blinds, canopies and advertising surfaces. It is important to select the right bracket already in the design phase, because in some cases the type of bracket also affects the design of the curtain wall itself.
Can Schüco windows be operated with fully concealed motors and do their control work with building management systems available on the domestic market?
Schüco's proprietary Schüco TipTronic concealed motorised hardware is a highly innovative, yet well-proven hardware system. The window hardware remains completely hidden, with no hinges or handles visible on it, so it fits perfectly into a modern, clean-looking building. It can be used in almost any opening mode, be it a ventilation window or a heat and smoke extraction window. If necessary, it can be built as an independent system, it can even be integrated into today's prevalent building management systems, so that every conceivable user need may be realised using it