Thermosash Alpha Glazing System

Product Description

Thermosash Alpha Glazing System - capped, skylight & atrium glazing bar systems. This design style of overhead glazing employs an aluminum extrusion that encapsulates a minimum of two edges that are then connected back to the primary structure. The Thermosash Alpha Glazing Suite can be used externally for canopies or internally for skylights as well as an economical solution for factories, warehouses, hangers and grandstands, yet is a sophisticated and rated high performance solution for all high end skylight and sloped glazing applications. Due to potential exposure to high wind, seismic, snow, and live loads etc, it is necessary for these types of systems to be specifically designed. Innovation and providing custom specific design solutions has always been the foundation on which Thermosash has developed its suites.

Overhead glazing configurations include:

  • Lean-to skylights
  • Ridge skylights
  • Double pitch skylights
  • Pyramid skylights
  • Multi-facetted pyramids
  • Hip ridge skylights
  • Segmented barrel vault skylights
  • Curved barrel vault skylights
  • Vertical glazing
  • Section Sizes

The suite is adaptable to fit a range of 55-80mm.

Maximum Spanning Ability

Glass size and primary structure support is your only limitation. We can source your specific glass requirements to meet your projects needs.

Thermosash specifically engineers the best suite option for your project taking into consideration span, structural system, load imposed by glass thickness, wind & snow loading. The spanning ability will vary depending on the above.

Thermosash Suites are recognized as having the largest spanning systems on the market due to our specific engineering capability and the customised nature of the work we complete.

Warranty

The standard warranty is 5 years from the date of practical completion for these products. This covers workmanship and weather tightness, providing the subcontract includes fabrication, installation and glazing of all components.

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Key Features

  • Can be installed to a minimum slope of 5o
  • Integral drainage cavities.
  • Commercial glazing engagements to cope with higher wind loads.
  • Condensation control (where specified).
  • Thermal break.
  • Ability to provide a different colour from inside to outside.
  • Ability to provide a different colour from inside to outside.
  • Can accommodate all recognized glass thicknesses used in commercial glazing.
  • Special splicing and connection features critical for weathering.
  • Almost any type of glass can be incorporated including ceramic fritting to provide an element of solar shading corporate motif.
  • The Alpha range can incorporate opening sashes or banks of louvres - BMS operated if required.
  • The Alpha systems are dry glazed unless aesthetically otherwise required.
  • Bars are designed to accommodate co-extruded backing gaskets to minimise long term shrinkage problems.
  • Glass is retained with gaskets fitted inside and out, primarily as a weather seal, but also to cushion against vibration and potential glass breakage.

Specification

We recommend using Masterspec 4251TS Commercial Windows when specifying this suite.

CAD Downloads

Alpha Glazing Bar - Single & Double Glazed

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Finishes

  • Polyester powdercoat - both standard and special colours available
  • Anodised - all anodised colours available - commercial grade 20 Micron finish recommended
  • PVF2 Fluorocarbon finishes - available on request

Relevant Projects

ANZ (Triangle Building)

ANZ (Triangle Building)

Christchurch

Peddlethorp Architects

Leighs

2017

AUT The Studio

AUT The Studio

Auckland

Jasmax

Fletcher Construction

2012

Lumley Tower

Lumley Tower

Auckland

Peddle Thorp Aitken

Mansons

2005

Auckland Museum Events Centre

Auckland Museum Events Centre

Auckland

Hawkins Construction

2006

Lambton Square Plaza

Lambton Square Plaza

Wellington

Jasmax

Fletcher

2012

UOC RRSIC

UOC RRSIC

Christchurch

Jasmax

Fletcher

2018

VUW - The Hub

VUW - The Hub

Wellington

Athfield Architects and Architectus

Mainzeal

Wellington International Airport - The Rock

Wellington International Airport - The Rock

Wellington

Warren & Mahoney - In association with Studio Pacific Architecture

Mainzeal

2010