Curtain walling

ELEGANCE 52

Horizontal (HL)

Semi-capped Curtain Walling

Characteristics
Horizontal trame
Intelligent design

Elegance 52 HL is a specific solutions when a horizontal lining is required. The system is based on the Elegance 52 ST basic structure and creates a continuity effect by changing the vertical cover caps for a hidden profile sealed by a gasket.

The hidden profile still allows the tight sealing of glass against the structure, and the gasket masks the opposing detail putting more emphasis on the horizontal cover cap depending on which option is chosen. The emphasised cover caps can be chosen out of a wide range of profiles to integrate into the total building design.

System features of the Elegance 52 HL aluminium facade: 

  • Based on the drainage and connection principles of the Elegance 52 ST
  • Available in two different forms each providing emphasis on the Horizontal Line (HL) with the use of projecting feature caps which can be further accentuated by colour
    • First form uses a silicone seal to minimise the joint between glass panes on the adjacent line with an EPDM thermal break which doubles as a bond breaker
    • Second form uses a dry gasket for a consistent external aesthetic in conjunction with standard thermal break profiles from the Elegance 52 ST system
  • Depending on glass pane dimensions and external wind loads safety pieces may be requires to ensure the glass is adequately sealed against the backed structure on the non-emphasised line where there is no pressure plate or cover cap

Design and aesthetics of the Elegance 52 HL aluminium facade:

  • A wide range of cover caps including bull nose, rectangular, aerofoil etc gives design freedom to design visually interesting curtain walling
  • By combining different cover caps for horizontal and vertical applications a wide range of external features is possible
  • Several designer mullions are available for internal design features
  • Mullions and transoms can be flush at the inside or specifically designed to emphasise the vertical design to complement the total building design
  • By using the various designer mullion and transom options in combination with the extensive colour range, the different aesthetic options are virtually limitless

Our brochure is available to download on the documentation tab above.

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Documentation
Elegance 52 brochure (pdf)

Product benefits

LARGE SIZES

  • Drained and Ventilated Glazing
  • 4 - 50mm range of thickness
  • 24mm, 28mm or 32mm glazing as standard

DIVERSITY OF APPLICATIONS

  • Can be used in vertical, sloped or roof applications
  • Several solutions offered for connections to other levels of curtain walling and building materials
  • Drainage can be both field/compartmental or mullion drained

DIVERSITY OF FORMS

  • Available in two different forms
  • Each form provides emphasis by using feature caps that can be coloured
  • The first form uses a silicone seal to minimise the joint between glass panes
  • The second form uses a dry gasket for a consistent external aesthetic

HIGH PERFORMANCE

  • Air Tightness - A4
  • Water Tightness - RE1200
  • Wind Resistance - 3000Pa

More information

Technical manual

If you would like to have a Technical Manual for this product, please contact your Account Manager. 

BIM

Projects using curtain walling ELEGANCE 52

Heathervale House, Tunbridge Wells

United Kingdom
Installed alongside some interesting brass architectural detailing, TECHNAL aluminium window, curtain walling and doors have been specified and installed at Heathervale House - transforming the outdated office development.

Green Hollow, Cheshire

United Kingdom
It’s rare to see so many different architectural aluminium window, door and curtain walling product applications on one house. Yet at this impressive home in Cheshire, fully compatible curtain walling, window and a variety of door systems from TECHNAL have been installed to create a seamless appearance, satisfying both client and architect requirements completely.

The Forge, Upton Park

United Kingdom
Built on the site of the former East London Bus Garage, The Forge creates 192 residential apartments clustered around communal courtyards, accessed off a new public street.

New Garden Quarter, Stratford

United Kingdom

Santara, Jersey

Jersey
The project team responsible for a striking residential property in the Channel Islands have used Technal’s Dualframe 75 windows and the Elegance 52 curtain wall system, supplied by Pallot Glass & Windows, to match the property’s modernist styling, as well as to provide outstanding weather performance in a very exposed situation.

Stapleton House, London

United Kingdom

Stapleton House is a design and build project by Balfour Beatty Construction Services who created 862 high specification student spaces across nine floors in the large and logistically challenging student accomodation project in North London. 

The property is located by the very busy Holloway Road and therefore needed an enhanced acoustic rating for each elevation facing the public highway, as well as the achievment of high thermal, weather and security standard throughout. 

The fabricator Sealtite, along with the Technal UK technical support team duly delivered a proposal of Elegance 52 curtain walling and the Dualframe 75 Si windows and provided detailed drawings, strength calculations, thermal calculations and information on acoustic testing.