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Window Walls

A Window wall is created by installing glazing between a building’s concrete slabs, using the slabs as structural support. Window walls have a break between the glazing, with slab covers used to conceal the concrete slab. Commonly installed inside the building, which is safer, more efficient and cost-effective.

Aside from advantages such as customizability, ease of installation and cost savings, window walls require fewer engineering and safety considerations as the exterior wall is broken up by each floor’s concrete slab, providing built-in fire stopping. Since the separation of each window wall unit creates a sealed space there is less noise transfer and energy loss. Further, if a unit becomes damaged and needs repair that specific unit can be removed and replaced without affecting the adjoining units.

Ribbon Windows

Ribbon windows – with long horizontal and short vertical frames – are a great way to emphasise the shape of any room, enhance your view to the outside, and let the natural light flood through.

Ribbon windows are set within the structural facade of the wall. Generally at eye level rather than at the very top or bottom of the wall.

Ribbon windows are a great way to enhance your view of the outdoors. Their elongated shape allows uninterrupted panoramic vision and lets in plenty of natural light, illuminating worktops in kitchens and offices.

Even if your house is right on the boundary and you’re close to your neighbours, a thin ribbon window will still pull in light, while maintaining your privacy. A well-designed and positioned ribbon window can become a decorative feature.

The Alsysco ThermEco™ Glaze Window Wall and Ribbon Window systems are designed on the ThermEco Sash platform providing the same performance standards and manufacturing techniques.

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Window Walls FAQ

A window wall is created by installing glazing between a building’s concrete slabs, using the slabs as structural support. Window walls have a break between the glazing, with slab covers used to conceal the concrete slab. They are most commonly installed from inside the building, which is safer, more efficient and cost-effective.

Window walls are built one floor at a time and are supported by the slabs above and below them. In other words, window walls are built within the slab edge.

Curtain walls are structurally independent and don’t require support on every floor. They tend to span multiple stories and are built outside the slab edge.

Both systems are built to be an all-in-one cladding system that acts as the building’s envelope barrier. They also both provide some insulation and can transfer their load to the building structure.

However, curtain walls are more expensive than window walls and tend to be more complicated to install. In addition, curtain walls aren’t typically operable, whereas window walls can be.

There’s also the issue of fire-stopping and noise pollution. With window walls, you don’t have to worry about either issue.

Ribbon windows are window walls with long horizontal and short vertical frames. Ribbon windows are set within the structural facade of the wall. They are generally at eye level rather than at the very top or bottom of the aperture.

Ribbon windows are a great way to enhance your view of the outdoors. Their elongated shape affords uninterrupted panoramic vision and lets in plenty of natural light.