FERROFINESTRA By Capoferri Serramenti
Metal thermal break window
Stainless Steel, Steel, Architectural bronze
FERROFINESTRA is a thermally broken window system for small and large façade portions in the tradition of the steel windows as crafted by artisans during the nineteenth and middle of the twentieth century.
Built from 5mm solid metal sheet rather than from extruded or folded profiles, FERROFINESTRA allows for seamlessly welded joints and a profile depth which can be adjusted to the thickness of the insulated glass unit.
The result is a truly minimalist window which, unlike propriety systems, can be modified and adapted to suit the architects’ requirements without imposing compromises on profile dimensions and opening types.
The innovative patent-pending thermal break is integrated into the profile in such a way that the profile sizes especially for operable units (i.e. casement, tilt) remain within the classic dimensions of the true artisan metal window of the past, while guaranteeing structural integrity and providing excellent performance values for thermal insulation, air/water/wind tightness and sound insulation.
The fully visible hardware adds a “Retro” feel while providing multiple locking points in line with modern window systems.
FERROFINESTRA is built from 2 flat bars that are seamlessly welded to form a T-profile. The plate which drives the thickness of the window, varies in dimension depending on the required wind loads and the desired size of the window.
A thermal break is obtained by milling out material from the centre blade to provide best thermal and structural performance (including wind loads).
The glazing stops are made of L-shaped profiles that are screwed onto the centre blade.
The hardware produced in-house is made from stainless steel and are designed for the opening type and the weight of moving parts. The hinges made from stainless steel are screwed to the sash and the window frame. A visible Cremone bolt actions the multi-point locking hardware.
To guarantee a high-performance specification for water and wind insulation, silicone weather-stripping is provided to the perimeter of the window frame. FERROFINESTRA windows are available in painted steel, stainless steel or weathered bronze. The handles have been carefully studied to match the window design and make the opening and closing of the window smooth and easy.