Pakistan ALCO has developed a complete range of architectural product from the development
of new millennium window system, timber /aluminium windows, double glazed windows.
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.
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