Janisol Arte 2.0, the second-generation renovation window from steel systems specialist Schueco Jansen, is said to be proving popular with architects because of its enhanced specification, improved performance characteristics and ability to satisfy the aesthetic concerns of local authority planners and conservation officers.
According to Shueco the window is now being seen as the preferred solution for many refurbishment projects, especially those involving a listed building. Described as “elegantly retro”, the Janisol Arte 2.0 is said to offer an enlarged range of profiles with slim sight-lines from 25 mm. A wider choice of glazing bead shapes – right-angled, bevelled, scotia and flat – reportedly makes it even easier to find an exact match for the steel windows being replaced.
Furthermore, since laser-welded profiles can now be added to standard Arte profiles, mullion spans can be significantly increased, so enabling the Janisol Arte 2.0 window to accommodate much larger areas of fenestration.
Available in all the opening types commonly encountered in both pre- and post-war industrial buildings, maximum vent weights have increased to 150 kg which is said to be thanks to the introduction of 3D adjustable stainless-steel hinges.
Another benefit is that simpler fabrication techniques are said to reduce manufacturing time by up to 85%, meaning that six and a half Janisol Arte 2.0 vents can be produced in the time it took to make a single vent in the previous system.
According to the company, special new foam profiles located between the glass and the frame mean that the insulation in the Janisol Arte 2.0 window has been significantly enhanced and following the introduction of insert profiles – which also speed up fabrication times – results in drainage that is said to be even more reliable.
In addition, because all Janisol Arte 2.0 profiles now go through the ZF 100 galvannealed hot-dip process, corrosion-resistance has reportedly been improved and processing weldability enhanced.
Finally, as well as standard, premium-quality steel profiles, clients can opt for Janisol Arte 2.0 profiles in high-grade austenitic 1.4401 stainless steel or Corten steel, completing a specification that is thought, by Shueco, to be unmatched by any other renovation window on the market.