GSW // HI-FINITY EXTENSIONS – GSW x REYNAERS USA
HI-FINITY EXTENSIONS OPEN THE DOORS TO CREATIVE COLLABORATION
The latest extensions to the Hi-Finity range add substantial creative potential to the palettes of the architects and designers, shifting the boundaries of creative ability into new territory. We at GSW are honored to be able to work with those high efficient products and we look forward to seeing where Reynaers goes next.
Next, I would like to talk about three aspects of the Hi-Finity extensions. The design, energy and comfort & safety.
Architects can now invite the attractive outdoors right into their buildings. The strength of the slim architectural design allows very large glass surfaces to be created. Their transparency is enhanced in their holding walls.
Seamless integration with the outdoors and maximum light is improved by the open corner solution without a profile leaving even the corners entirely transparent when the sliding window opens.
The design and technology was awarded with the prestigious Henry van de Velde Label for the system’s innovative nature and its beautifully stylized handle. These features combines add a massive boost to the creative potential of architects and designers alike.
Reynaers qualified for the Swiss MINERGIE® certificate which recognizes its commitment to future-proof solutions towards a cleaner, greener planet.
Both the double and triple glazed versions meet stringent insulation requirements and handle the same glass dimensions and weight tolerances. An adjustable midsection of the system helps to align overlapping profiles of the vents in closed position. This section can be adjusted up to .20 inches to obtain a perfect aesthetic appearance, and ensure optimal air- and water tightness.
COMFORT & SAFETY
The intrinsic technical qualities of the aluminum joinery ensure that the sliding system is exceptionally strong, durable and easy to maintain. Its carrying capacity and the bonding of the profiles to glazed surfaces allows large glass panels to safely hold up to 1100 lbs.
The large opening surfaces with their dedicated wheel base and various opening permutations of duo rail and three-rail can easily be operated manually. A concealed motor can open the vents with the push of a button.
The central locking mechanism in combination with layered glass ensures superior security and reduces the risk of burglary substantially. This is borne out by the system’s burglary resistance classification RC2.