DEVELOPMENT

Pakistan ALCO has developed a complete range of architectural product from the development

of new millennium window system, timber /aluminium windows, double glazed windows.

 

DESCRIPTION

An energy efficient window system, framed with a composite of timber and Aluminium profiles.

Available with either high performance single glazing, or the thermal efficiency of double glazing.

 

RELEVANCE OF EXTERNAL FORM AND ERGONOMIC CONSIDERATIONS

Aluminium is the preferred framing material for residential windows in Pakistan it's low maintenance

characteristics are ideal for external weather exposed surfaces. Unfortunately Aluminium is an

excellent conductor of heat and unless a frame is thermally broken, many of the energy efficient

benefits of high performance double glazing are compromised. Natural timber is aesthetically

pleasing to the majority, but has lost favour with consumers as a consequence of frequent

external maintenance needs. Our market research suggested that the ideal window should

combine the external low maintenance characteristics of Aluminium, with the aesthetically

pleasing appearance of natural timber internally. Designed correctly, the internal timber

profiles would act as a perfect natural thermal break to the conductivity of the

Aluminium glazing system.

 

PRINCIPAL FUNCTION(S)

To provide light and ventilation (where required) in a window system incorporating the highest levels

of energy efficiency, weather sealing and security.

 

DESIGN PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED AND SOLVED

Traditionally, double glazed residential windows are more costly then single glazed Aluminium alternatives.

Our design problems were straight forward. Increased performance, & lower cost. We achieved this by

calculating the structural strength required for the framing, then settling upon a widely (economically)

available rough sawn timber profile. We then profiled the timber sub-frame, to accept an Aluminium

extrusion system custom esigned to include double glaze panel (width) rebates. To minimize labour

inputs, and eliminate sealing concerns arising from mechanical fixings, we perfected a chemical bonding

procedure that permanently adheres the timber/aluminium to form a single structural member. Designing

the windows to accept generically available Sliding & Fixed operating components rounded out the task.

 

IS THE PRODUCT ENVIRONMENTALLY SOUND?

In practical terms, a home with clear double glazed ALCO VICTORIA SERIES WINDOWS would

require 25% less (whole of home) heating as well as cooling then a base case

(single glazed Aluminium window) home.

 

BRIEF AS GIVEN BY CLIENT TO DESIGNER

Our challenge was to design Energy Efficient window product, with high strength and weather sealing

performance allowing it's use in any terrain category found in Pakistan.

 

WHY IS IT BETTER

Energy efficient, aesthetically pleasing, strong and secure, the ALCO Victoria Series Window combines

the beauty of natural timber, DIAR, RED MARANDI, TEAK, ASH, BEACH, MOHAGNY, RED

& WHITE OAK or according to the choice of the customer. Internally, with the practicality of anodized

/ powder coated Aluminium externally, insect screen optional.

OUR NEW PRODUCT RANGE