The Westcoast Windows Unique Composite System

Westcoast Windows unique composite system consists of an outer part of powder coated aluminium, which is resistant to harsh weather conditions and an inner part of the wood for a warmer feel indoors. This combination offers the maximum lifespan and minimum maintenance.

  1. Glazing Gasket

    Compliment the colour of the window by choosing either a black or light grey glazing gasket. Both inside and outside.
  2. Glass

    You can select from almost all glass types available on the market today. For all the contemporary demands of thermal insulation, sound attenuation, solar control, safety or security. Double or triple glazing.
  3. Maintenance Free

    The powder coated aluminium finish protects the window against UV and extreme weather.
  4. Bonded Construction

    Aluminium and timber are bonded to make a truly composite frame and sash. The timber element acts as a thermal break enabling the frame to offer very high levels of insulation.
  5. High Quality Timber

    Slow grown redwood from sustainable forests with a density of 550kg/m³ (Industry norms state 450kg/m³). No environmentally unfriendly Vac-Vac, anti-rot treatment of the timber is required as none of the timber is exposed to the weather.
  6. Knot Free

    Knot free laminated timber is used throughout which produces a consistent timber finish and no unsightly knots.
  7. Drained and ventilated

    The aluminium extrusions are specially designed to allow the window frame to be fully drained and ventilated, preventing harmful moisture and rot from damaging the timber.
  8. External groove

    A groove built in to the aluminium extrusion extends around the entire perimeter of the window, allowing the window to be cleanly sealed on closure.
  9. Internal finish

    We use only environmentally friendly water based finishes. Three coats of paint provide an industry leading finish.
  10. Weather seal

    All seals are housed into grooves within the sash, creating exceptional air and weather prevention.
UNIQUE COMPOSITE SYSTEM WINDOWS

ENERGY

Around a third of a property’s heat is lost through poorly insulated windows, so ensuring you fit energy efficient products should be high on your list of priorities, whether you’re replacing existing windows and doors or designing a new house or building.

With Westcoast Windows the aluminium and timber are bonded to make a truly composite frame and sash.  The timber element acts as a thermal break to ensure very high levels of insulation, and seals housed into the grooves within the sash create exceptional air and weather tightness.

By using our high performance windows and doors, you can create an energy efficient home and a pleasant living space, whilst helping to reduce heating costs and also lessen your impact on the environment.

To find out more download our datasheet: Westcoast Performance & Testing

 

SOUND REDUCTION

The sound proofing of windows is measured in Rw values, based on the amount of noise reduction at high and low frequencies. The higher the Rw value, the better the insulation. To take into account the actual background noise such as traffic, plane and train noise a correction factor (Ctr) has been introduced, expressed as Rw + Ctr.

Westcoast Windows standard entry level double-glazing units offer excellent sound reduction – Rw = 34 dB and Rw + Ctr = 29 dB respectively.

Areas of high noise pollution can be better protected by increasing the thickness of the glass, using acoustic laminated panes or adjusting the size of the cavities between glass panes.

Westcoast Windows can offer a variety of tested glass combinations to improve whole window noise reduction up to 48 dB Rw. Download Westcoast Acoustics datasheet for a table on a number of noise-reducing glass combinations.

SECURITY

Secured by Design (SBD) is a nationwide police initiative to encourage the adoption of crime prevention measures for new build and refurbished homes and commercial premises.

Developed by the Police Crime Prevention Initiatives (PCPI) and working closely with independent testing and auditing authorities, licenced developments are proven to reduce crimes such as burglary by at least 50%.

Westcoast Windows is a licenced member of Secured by Design and our certified windows and door products can be specified to provide safety, security and peace of mind.

For more information visit: www.securedbydesign.com/members/westcoast-window-systems-ltd/

To find out more about Westcoast Windows security: Westcoast Security

To view the Westcoast Windows SBD Licence Certificate: SBD Licence Certificate (May 2019)

CHILD-SAFE FITTINGS

TSG 180 window is designed so that small children can’t open the window more than about 10cm.

The lock can be released by pushing in the latch on the left hand side of the frame. There is a second locking position at 30cm and this is released in the same way.

LAMINATED GLASS

Our laminated glass is created by sticking two sheets of glass together with plastic film. This is then processed through an autoclave where the film undergoes high pressure and temperature to fuse the glass into a complete unit.

This results in laminated safety glass, which when broken sticks to the plastic film, with no lose fragments to minimise injury. Laminated glass also protects against UV radiation, where UV transmission is only 2% compared to around 50% in clear unlamented glass.

TEMPERED GLASS

Thermally toughened safety glass which is heated to around 650o C, then cooled quickly to create compressive stresses in the surface layers and tensile stresses in the centre. Thermally tempered glass can withstand considerably greater loads than ordinary glass and fulfils the requirements of Class 1 (C) 3 – 1 (C) first.

Tempered glass is ideal for areas where the window might sustain high loads from heavy, not sharp objects, such as kicks or if a person might fall against the glass. Additionally it eliminates the risk of thermal cracking which is particularly important in areas of full sun.

Westcoast Windows’ fully glazed patio doors and sliding doors are supplied with tempered glass on the inside and outside as standard.

FIRE SAFETY GLASS

Sometimes it is necessary to use fire windows in a building, according to Building Regulations.

A fire safety window should prevent or slow the spread of fire within a certain time frame, so that the emergency exits and escape routes are kept clear during this time. Fire class is identified by either E or EI followed by the number of minutes that it must withstand fire.

Class E15 means the window is able to stop flames and smoke for 15 minutes. Class EI15 means the window will be able to stop the flames and smoke for 15 minutes while the temperature on the side not exposed to the fire will reach a maximum of 140 ° warmer than the surrounding air’s temperature.

Westcoast Windows can provide products with fire rating E15, E30, E45 and EI15, EI30, EI45.

ENVIRONMENTAL

Westcoast Windows windows are manufactured with careful consideration for the environment, resulting in high quality doors and windows combined with peace of mind for the environment.

We are committed to using only energy efficient sustainable materials that can be recycled or disposed of by environmentally friendly methods. Because of our unique window construction we don’t need to rely on preservative to treat our wood, only water-based paint.

Find out more about our Environment & Sustainability policy: Westcoast Environment & Sustainbility and view our certificate HERE

Westcoast Windows use PEFC certified wood, which guarantees that it comes from responsible sources. For more information visit: www.pefc.se

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APPEARANCE – INTERIOR TIMBER

  • The timber is fully factory finished with a multi-coat spray applied water based clear lacquer, paint to NCS/RAL specification or a wide range of stain finishes.
  • The products are supplied as standard in knot-free laminated pine. We also offer oak or other wood options in oiled or lacquered finish.

White

Clear Lacquer

Teak

Cherry

Oak

Chestnut

Dark Brown

Brown Black

Antik with American White Oak

APPEARANCE – EXTERIOR ALUMINIUM

  • Any RAL colour can be chosen from the RAL classic range that don’t carry a surcharge.  Amber and Natur are powder coated finishes unique to Westcoast that mimic anodised.

9005

5007

Amber

3011

6003

7012

7016 30% Gloss

7040

Natur

7035

9010

9010 30% Gloss

Design with external colour Grey RAL 7012 and internal white paint

GLASS

  • Westcoast Windows products are factory glazed in double or triple glazing, filled with argon gas as standard. For an additional charge, we also offer krypton gas filling for superior U-value efficiency.
  • To obtain the best possible U-value of the window structure so we can offer thermally insulated spacer, available in a range of colours.
  • We can supply the majority of different types of glass available on the market and meet the requirements of the U-value, sound and fire rating.
  • For more information download our datasheet: Westcoast Glass & Glazing Bars
SAFETY

SAFETY

We can provide a range of toughened and laminated glass to suit all safety and containment regulations.

SECURITY

SECURITY

Windows and doors are PAS24 tested and ‘Secured by Design’ certified.

SOLAR CONTROL

SOLAR CONTROL

Minimises the sun´s solar energy entering the room and overheating the building, without sacrificing light transmission.

ACOUSTIC GLASS

ACOUSTIC GLASS

Specially developed glass types and tested combinations are available which significantly reduce noise pollution entering the building up to 48dB(Rw).

OBSCURE GLASS

OBSCURE GLASS

A frosted or decorative glass can provide privacy or create a design statement. View our range of options here:
Westcoast Decorative Glass

SELF CLEANING GLASS

SELF CLEANING GLASS

Glass which uses natures own powers of sunlight and rain to keep the glass free of dirt.

FIRE RESISTANCE

FIRE RESISTANCE

Limits the rate at which a fire can spread. Tested to 45 minutes for integrity and insulation.

EXTERNAL CONDENSATION

EXTERNAL CONDENSATION

With the advent of ultra low emissivity glazing, external condensation has become an issue during Autumn.  No longer a problem with our anti-condensation outer pane.

GLAZING BARS

  • Westcoast Windows offer 3 glazing bar options – Bonded, Integral or Clip-on.

BONDED GLAZING BARS

Exterior
Interior

Traditional glazing bars are adhered to the glass. Aluminium outside and timber inside to match the window construction.

Available on CLASSIC and ANTIK ranges only.

34mm wide.

INTEGRAL GLAZING BARS

Exterior
Interior

Installed between the panes of glass within the glazed unit with the added benefit that they don’t hinder cleaning.

Available on all ranges.

18mm or 26mm wide.

CLIP-ON GLAZING BARS

Exterior
Interior

Clipped on to the glazing bead, these can easily be removed for window cleaning.

Available on CLASSIC and ANTIK ranges only.

34mm wide.

GLASS DIVIDING GLAZING BARS

  • Glazing bars can change the character of a window without having to sacrifice function or performance.
  • 70mm wide.
  • Designed to suit your requirements – below are a few suggestions:
Window pattern BP 01
Window pattern BP 10
Window pattern BP 11
Window pattern BP 02
Window pattern BP 12
Single door pattern BP 10
Single door pattern BP 01
Single door pattern BP 21
Single door pattern BP 31
Double door pattern BP 01
Double door pattern BP 12
Double door pattern BP 10

TRANSOMS AND MULLIONS

  • Transoms (horizontal) and mullions (vertical) divide the frame into several separate opening lights or a combination of opening and fixed lights within the same frame.
  • These can be combined with glass dividing glazing bars to create even more configurations.
2 - light window
KP 01
2 - light window
KP 01 / BP 10
3 - light window
KP 02
3 - light window
KP 02 / BP 10