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WarmCore Window & Door System

WarmCore technology is helping redefine specifier and homeowners’ expectations of aluminium windows and doors. Traditional aluminium systems can force you to choose aluminium aesthetics and finish over thermal performance. WarmCore gives you both, with its innovative full width thermal core.

Arguably the defining product of 2015 for the fenestration industry, WarmCore folding sliding, French and residential door system has been adopted by housebuilders and homeowners with equal enthusiasm and our newly introduced WarmCore aluminium window is built around the same full width thermal core concept.

FEATURES

The WarmCore Window & Door System was designed to have the best thermal performance across the range…

At the heart of WarmCore products is a thermal core which significantly out-performs the polyamide thermal breaks commonly used to reduce the threat of cold bridging on aluminium windows and doors. The result is an innovative “warm aluminium” frame construction, carefully dimensioned to provide an optimised 70mm front-to-back overall sash frame depth while ensuring market-leading thermal performance thanks to the multi-chambered insulating core.

Fully concealed multi-chambered cores substantially improve thermal performance when compared to thermally-broken aluminium doors:

U-value of 1.4 W/m2K with 28mm double glazing
U-value of 1.0 W/m2K with 44mm Triple glazing

Warmer By Design

WarmCore has been designed from the ground up to offer market-leading thermal performance, and comfortably meets the requirements of Building Regulations – Part L. Traditional aluminium doors struggle to meet current legislation, forcing you to choose aluminium aesthetics and finish over thermal performance. WarmCore gives you both, with its innovative full width thermal core.

This unique composite construction creates the most thermally efficient folding sliding door in its class. This design philosophy has produced a folding sliding door that has exceptional thermal performance, helping keep fuel bills lower and heat in your home, while retaining the sleek and architectural look of aluminium.

Triple glazing – for ultimate thermal performance

Robustly designed to take the weight of triple glazed units as standard, choose this option for the ultimate thermal performance – at least 75% better than standard double glazed aluminium folding sliding doors. Opting for 44mm triple glazing rather than standard 28mm double glazing reduces the whole door U-Value rating from 1.4 to 1.0. Triple glazing is ideal for WarmCore doors installed in exposed locations.

Using standard double glazing the WarmCore folding sliding door achieves a U-value of 1.5, with U-values as low as 1.0 achievable using 44mm triple glazing. The advantage against traditional aluminium doors is clear, with many struggling to meet current legislation.

Just because something is innovative, doesn’t mean it can’t look aesthetically beautiful, WarmCore is proof of that…

Precision-manufactured with a high quality surface finish and affording slim sightlines when installed, aluminium has become the material of choice for premium folding sliding door applications. WarmCore doors utilise a composite of materials to ensure an end product that is energy efficienct and recyclable combined with the premium quality, structural integrity and architectural design elegance of aluminium to create a product perfect for both residential and commercial building applications.

From the rollers to the handles to the corner assemblies, WarmCore displays an elegance of design that translates into a high performance installed product that looks outstanding.

An attention to detail that goes as far as creating bespoke union mouldings for gaskets ensures WarmCore outperforms the competition.

Weather Resistance

  • Folding sliding door leaves are triple-sealed with contact weatherstrip gaskets to eradicate draughts and ensure excellent weathertightness
  • Best-in-class weathertightness for all-year-round user comfort
  • Gasket corner mouldings for sash-to-frame and sash-to-sash applications use a push-fit design to neatly and positively couple with straight-cut gasket lengths for easy application, whilst avoiding any need to overrun gaskets to fill gaps between sashes

The aluminium construction make it inherently strong and secure giving peace of mind to you and your family…

From the unique 5 point lock, designed to run the full length of the door sash, to the high strength hinges and rollers; each element of the WarmCore door combines to ensure optimum security.

WarmCore’s aluminium construction, custom-made roller assemblies – sitting deep within the top and bottom tracks – and extruded aluminium hinges make them inherently strong and secure. Added security features such as integral dog bolts bind the door sashes together when closed, protecting against forced entry.

A custom designed door lock, available on no other door system, uses a 5 point locking system with 3 opposed hook locks and twin shoot bolts – that engage fully into the aluminium top and bottom tracks – helping keep you and your family safe and secure. For added peace of mind choose the optional laminate glass upgrade – giving WarmCore doors Secured by Design accreditation – the official UK Police initiative ‘designing out crime’ through physical security.

Every WarmCore door is independently certified to PAS24:2012, the benchmark in enhanced security performance requirements for doorsets and windows in the UK.

  • PAS24 and Secure By Design (SBD) compatibility as standard provides peace of mind for end users. WarmCore doors have been independently third party tested by a UKAS laboratory to prove impressive structural strength and security credentials
  • Double-strength sash corners are mechanically jointed and use a combination of internal aluminium cleats and a wrap-around corner moulding block to ensure secure rigidity and robustness in use
  • Custom-engineered extruded aluminium hinges are designed with security in mind
  • Hinges clip-fit for ease of on-site installation
  • Integral dog-bolt feature for high security
  • Multiple screw fixings are sited at the knuckle and in the main body
  • Run-through gasket grooves allow for continuous weather-seals
  • Robustly designed to take the weight of triple glazed units as standard
  • Custom-designed sash corner blocks cater for plain corner, shoot bolt, roller casting and pivot hinge applications and these hardware components ensure high quality installation and operational performance
  • Added reassurance for both installers and homeowners is delivered by our custom-designed hardware development partners who underwrite and provide an ERA “Five-Star” security guarantee against forced entry for a period of 10 years.
Premier Warmcore Direct - ERA Guarentee

ERA 5 star Guarantee

With hardware developed in partnership with one of the UK’s leading home security manufacturers – ERA – WarmCore doors are covered by the comprehensive ERA Five Star Guarantee. Providing exceptional security and peace of mind.

  • 24/7 help when you need it
    The ERA Five Star Guarantee gives access to a FREE call out service so you have the reassurance of knowing that in the unlikely event of a forced entry that a trained professional will come to secure your property.
  • Up to £1,OOO home insurance excess paid
    ERA are so confident in the quality, reliability and security of WarmCore doors, they will even pay the excess on any home insurance claim due to the failure of your WarmCore door – so you can be rest assured that you’re covered.
  • Up to £1,OOO towards a repair or replacement
    ERA’s research and development team are so confident that WarmCore will outwit any would-be burglars that if the ERA Five Star Guarantee approved component has failed, ERA will pay up to £1,000 towards the cost of replacing or repairing your doors.
  • A £1,OOO cheque to compensate you
    In the unlikely event of a break-in succeeding through the failure of a component covered by the ERA Five Star Guarantee, you will be given a cheque for £1,000 to compensate you for the inconvenience caused.
  • Savings on the cost of your home insurance
    By choosing to fit WarmCore with the highest levels of security, you can save money on your home insurance, year after year.

*Full T&C’s of ERA’s Five Star Guarantee available separately.

Designed in-house by the Synseal R&D department, WarmCore is a true story of British innovation and engineering…

External Styling

Four external aluminium designs deliver a range of classic aesthetic styles:

1. Pencil Round 2. Chamfered 3. Square 4. Decorative

Flexible Threshold Options

Sill options include a WarmCore standard threshold with integral sill, or standard threshold with an additional 150mm thermally-broken aluminium sill.

The Part M compliant low threshold design is thermally-broken aluminium and optional ramps and cover trims can be used internally, externally or both, depending on requirements.

Part M compliant low threshold can also be installed without any ramps, so that flooring can be laid up to the edges of the threshold or the threshold can be neatly set into the floor to create a flush floor level through the doorway.

Glazing Options

WarmCore doors can be glazed with 28mm double glazed units or 44mm triple glazed units.Glazing can be carried out with a choice of aluminium beads for a neat internal finish:

  1. Square all round (horizontals and verticals)
  2. Chamfered (option for verticals)
  3. Triple glazing uses 44mm TG bead all round (horizontals and verticals)

 

new: WarmCore Windows are the latest addition to the range and they are already capturing the imagination…

WarmCore Window Options

Flush Sash – clean and contemporary styling

WarmCore casement windows are available in a ‘flush sash’ option for the ultimate in clean, modern aesthetics. Using a stepped outerframe, the sash – the opening part of the window – sits on the same plane as the rest of the window, creating a pure, cutting-edge look to this high performance window system. In addition where two flush sashes meet, WarmCore uses a feature mullion – which echoes the flush sash feature, creating a precise bead line in-between the two windows.

Tilt and Turn

For the ultimate in versatility the WarmCore system is available as a tilt and turn window.
Ideal for use in upstairs locations, Tilt and Turn windows can be tilted inwards for ventilation – helping keep your home aired and fresh, alternatively they can be swung inwards for cleaning, or for when the day is too glorious to be locked out. Using the latest multi-point locking, and custom-designed hinges, Tilt and Turn windows are as safe and secure as the rest of the WarmCore range.

Colour Options

Available, as standard in a choice of 2 powder coated colours with other colours available to order, WarmCore also allows you to pick a different colour for each side of your window. Want a colour outside with white inside to leave you free to change your interior in the future? – with WarmCore that’s no problem.

special colours available to order

Bead Style

A choice of 2 external sash and outer frame designs enable you to personalise WarmCore windows to suit the style of your home. Pencil round styling helps to give a softer aesthetic, while Square styling creates a precise contemporary style.

Sill Options

WarmCore Bi-Folding Doors are at the very heart of the WarmCore range – an innovation for fenestration…

Door Configuration Options

Traditional French and residential doors can be constructed using the WarmCore system, in addition to a comprehensive range of bi-fold doors including all the popular elevational configurations and stacking options. Folding sliding doors up to six metres wide incorporating seven sashes can be specified. A midrail option is also available.