MAKING A STATEMENT

Not commonly associated with residential applications, Express offer bespoke low-rise curtain wall systems providing expertly tailored solutions to each project and site location.

Aluminium curtain walling is perfect for creating homes with large expanses of glass, whole elevations of buildings can benefit it from floor to ceiling glass spanning several floors and even sitting angled directly underneath the roof ridge. A true feature within any luxury home.

DESIGN & ENGINEERING

Market trends have seen a real increase in the demand for expansive glazing within new build developments, often with entire elevations and huge gabled walls designed to be made up purely of aluminium and glass. The system is extremely versatile and glass facades are often designed as entrance atriums, glass links and even whole elevations of a property. Available in our full range of colours, plus with the ability to house our bespoke folding and sliding door products as well as aluminium windows, curtain walling is becoming increasingly popular in new build homes.

Expertly specified for each specific project

Years of experience specifying and installing curtain walling

Expertise and guidance throughout every step of the project

Common in commercial projects, but we'll finish to standard expected in a dream home

KEY FEATURES

  • Suitable for luxury residential homes.
  • Suitable for low rise commercial applications no more than three storeys height
  • Elegant slim sightline appearance
  • Specialist curtain walling with minimal 35mm sightlines available on request.
  • Matching profiles for both transoms and mullions for improved aesthetic and matching sightlines
  • Excellent insulation values
  • Possible to insert a large range of Express door and window products into the curtain wall structure

Usually installed by commercial sub-contractors our installation teams only work for Express Bi-Folding Doors & have years of unique experience in the installation of bespoke curtain walling into residential homes and do the standard people expect within their homes, which is a very different standard than what is expected in a shopping centre or office block.

We have aluminium curtain wall screens displayed in our two London showrooms in Redhill & Romford. Our Leeds showroom boasts a full-house display with a huge entrance atrium & aluminium front door so is the perfect place to visit if you’re thinking of creating a grand entrance atrium in your home. Aluminium curtain-walling is bespoke to each location so e-mail you plans or drawings to sales@expressbifolds.co.uk we’ll be able to advise you accordingly.

Curtain-Walling Frequently Asked Questions

What does curtain walling mean?

A curtain wall system is an outer wall of a building that is none structural and is used to keep the weather out and the residents in. Because the curtain wall is none structural it can be made of lightweight materials such as aluminium and glass. The frame hangs down from the main structure and is anchored down to slabs in the building. Curtain walling is commonly used in high-rise buildings, office blocks and is often referred to as a façade.
Glass facades are used to create distinctive pieces of architecture within major cities all over the world. It is the ability to create impressive and expansive elevations of glass why architects are using curtain walling within residential properties. Curtain walling allows architects to design whole elevations made predominantly of aluminium and glass, which looks stunning and the curtain walling itself can house bi-folding & sliding doors, plus windows and aluminium panels.

Can I fit a third-party front door within your curtain walling?

Curtain walling is a popular choice to create a grand feature within the entrance to a home. We offer a range of front doors designed to be installed into our curtain walling systems. Third-party products can be installed into our curtain walling also, we’ll provide the sizes and technical information should you want to install a third-party product into a curtain wall screen instead of one from Express Bi-Folding Doors.

How do I get a quote for curtain walling?

Simply e-mail your plans or drawings with the site postcode to sales@expressbifolds.co.uk and one of our Sales Executives will be able to calculate an accurate quotation for you.

Will you advise where curtain walling is required?

Yes, as the demand for large glass in residential homes grows, we're being asked to supply bigger and bigger windows. Our Sales Executives and technical departments have years of experience so we'll advise on the most suitable products for your project including when and where aluminium curtain walling is required.

Do you offer curtain walling for tall commercial buildings?

No, we specialist in low-rise curtain walling for residential developments.

WHAT'S YOUR COLOUR

Our three ranges offer some stunning popular colour finishes but we also offer the option of over 200 RAL colours so you can pick the exact colour you wish. There are also finishes to choose including wood grain and metallic effects.

And because they’re powder-coated, durability is never an issue. The colour is baked-on, providing a lasting finish that won’t peel off or lose its colour – and is guaranteed for 10 years.

Standard
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Essence
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Elite
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Standard range

Want a fast turnaround and a premium look? We keep large stocks of our three most RAL popular colours.

9016 Traffic White

9005 Jet Black

7016 Anthracite Grey

Essence range

Developed by our design experts, this unique range of seven metallic colours have proved to be our
most popular special finishes and are so exclusive they’re not even available within the RAL range.

Thunder Grey

Magma Grey

Stove Black

Smoke Grey

Granite

Mocha

Galaxy

Elite range

The rest of our special colours offering enhanced durability and a premium textured metallic finish for added sophistication.

Emerald green

Agate green

Stone Grey

Trojan Bronze

Space Grey

Ivory Cream

Umber Brown

Pearl White

Midnight Blue

Vintage Cream

Noir

Jade

Starlight

Mist

Storm

Tempest

There are also up to 200 RAL colours to choose from including slight discounts for RAL 9007, RAL 7021 & RAL 7032 due to their popularity.

9007 Silver Grey

7021 Black Grey

7032 Pebble Grey

SAFETY & SECURITY

Our Aluminium Curtain Walling is designed with security in mind. Toughened glass is offered as standard regardless of size of window with increased glazing thickness available for containment regulations. Our dedication to quality engineering means that Secure By Design products are available to be housed within the curtain wall elevations. All our products are manufactured in-house with aluminium profiles from world leading system houses.

Certass CQ Assured Scheme

We are members of the Certass Certified Quality assured scheme which is a quality assurance scheme for reputable and trustworthy Companies, designed to give consumers additional confidence when working with Companies for their renovation, maintenance and improvement projects.

The Certass CQ scheme isn’t a building regulations document but offers peace of mind for the customer that their works have been installed correctly and to the relevant industry standards. As part of the scheme our installations are independently audited by Certass every month and a certificate of conformity is sent to our customers upon the completion of our works.

 

All our installations are backed by the Certass Certified Quality scheme and after the completion of our woks our customers receive a personalised Certass CQ branded certificate reaffirming that the works have been completed to the relevant industry standards. Also included is a 10-year insurance backed guarantee to sit alongside our own comprehensive guarantee:

  • The certification includes all works completed and installed by Express.
  • The scheme covers replacement installations and extensions and newbuild projects.
  • The scheme includes installations of glazed roofs.
  •  The scheme covers all our works across the whole of the UK.

Specification

  • Typical U value 1.64 Wm2/K
  • Suitable for high end residential applications
  • Suitable for low rise commercial applications no more than three storeys height
  • Elegant slim sightline appearance
  • Box depths of 50mm, 75mm, 100mm, 125mm, 150mm, 170mm and 225mm are available depending on required wind loading.
  • 90 degree straight cut profiles
  • Joint strength assured by aluminium clear profile
  • Matching profiles for both transoms and mullions for improved aesthetic and matching sightlines
  • Multi-function EPDM gasket design acting as both a glazing gasket whilst forming a drainage channel
  • Excellent insulation values
  • Possible to insert a large range of Express door and window products into the curtain wall structure

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