Schueco offers architects freedom

Schueco offers architects freedom

Architects welcome new modular sliding door system from Schueco, which is aimed at middle market to premium projects. 

Continuous improvements and modifications in the Schueco range of sliding doors help to secure the company’s reputation as a leading system innovator. The latest sliding door range has the advantage of being modular and fully scalable thus maximising architects’ freedom to choose, whatever the type of project.

The new Schueco ASE 60 and 80.HI range of sliding doors is an important development not just for the company but also, more importantly, for clients and end-users. Architects working on medium to high-end projects can specify from a single range and be confident that they will find a product of exceptional quality that can be tailored to suit their exact needs. This will positively impact decision-making and should lead to a streamlining of the whole specification process.

Covering both sliding and lift-and-slide doors, the Schueco ASE 60 and 80 platform comprises fifteen opening types including six single-track options. The result is greater choice, maximum design flexibility and the ability to accommodate widely differing project requirements.

As the name suggests, Schueco ASE 60 and 80 doors have a basic frame depth of either 60 mm or 80 mm with a maximum vent size of 3.2 m x 3.5 m or 3.5 m x 3.2m, which is the largest currently being offered in the market.

Maximum vent weights are equally impressive, with both systems being able to accommodate loads of up to 350 kg per vent, offering the possibility of enhanced thermal performance through triple glazing. Rollers positioned in the middle of the vent distribute the weight evenly, minimising friction and ensuring that vents move particularly smoothly.

The inclusion of SmartStop or SmartClose technology ensures trouble-free and safe operation, which is especially important for families with young children and schools. The thickness of theglass that can be used also varies: a Schueco ASE 60 door can accommodate glass with a thickness from 24 mm to 40 mm, while the thicknesses for a Schueco ASE 80.HI door are from 36 mm to 60 mm.

Schueco ASE 60 and 80.HIdoors all share certain characteristics: for example profile sightlines have been kept narrow (from 82 mm) throughout, enabling the doors to deliver all the benefits of Schueco’s traditional sliding systems with enhanced transparency similar to a panoramic system.

Both systems exhibit exceptional thermal performance. The Schueco ASE 60 in spite of its narrow depth, offers Uwof up to 1.1 W/m2K, while the high-performance Schueco ASE 80.HI meets stringent Passive House standards.

Architects are therefore given the freedom to specify the Schueco ASE door system of their choice, knowing that the thermal performance will meet the precise energy requirements stipulated in the client’s brief.

Security levels across the range are up to RC 2 and every systemfeatures slimline meeting-stiles and a flush threshold that overcomes the possibility of accidents. A Design Line option is available on all the doors. Design Line offers enhanced design benefits such as concealed fittings that leave the visible surfaces of the vent and outer frame completely flush and a slimline interlock with a 40 mm sight-line that delivers today’s preferred ‘more glass, less frame’ look allowing maximum light transmission. Additional features of the Schueco ASE 60 and 80 range include profiles that, being symmetrically identical, enable the vent to be positioned on either the inside or the outside.

Jess Bacon
Jess Bacon

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