Research & development

The quest for what’s next

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The EDGE evolution

Design consultation with EDGE teamThe ranges from EDGE Architectural Glazing Systems represents a major development. The range is a “generational change” from anything developed prior in Australia. The reasoning and ideology behind the EDGE designs ensures the suites are more adaptable and flexible than anything before it, with features we believe make EDGE truly compelling.

Rather than base the EDGE ranges on 50 year old concepts, including imperial measurements, our leadership team chose to develop unique “greenfield” ranges, with no legacy to old systems. The metric footprint and feature set make EDGE a real and different option for Australians.

Key differences

  • Complete Greenfields development with no constraints of legacy product lines. This ensures unparalleled compatibility across the EDGE ranges.
  • Intense development of a tightly integrated range of products bases around a common feature set.
  • Quite possibly the largest development of a commercial systems ranges ever scoped and developed at one time.
  • The integration across single glazed, double glazed and thermally broken is amazing. Architects and building designers don’t have to change products to achieve consistency around all facades of a building. Instead they bring us the desired energy rating and our team helps determine which system (U-MAX™, MAX™ or GEN™) is needed on which façade to meet the requirements.
  • Improved practices in fabrication, assembly and glazing yield efficiencies to fabricators, saving time and money while increasing quality control.
  • The glazing and draining methodologies improve the service life of the building.
  • The only Australian system using Pour & Debridge thermal break, a process proven to deliver excellent strength and insulation.

Our product development criteria was not to simply add another suite of sections to our existing range but to use the opportunity to re-engineer our complete architectural product and service market offer. We placed an emphasis on looking for more efficient ways to fabricate, install and glaze products, each of which makes the EDGE systems more cost effective.

Our in-house designers worked alongside two of the world’s leading experts in thermal barrier technology in Italy and the US. Through this collaboration and through consultation with our customers, we designed and developed a system that has been scoped to work “up” through a thermally broken range and “down” to incorporate conventional double and single glazed systems including window and door elements.

As a result, EDGE Architectural incorporates a variety of new and improved features from thermal break to advanced water shedding.