Warmth of wood Technology of aluminum
Schüco SmartWood is the new range of windows, French doors and sliding doors from Schüco Italia. Designed exclusively for the Italian market, they combine the quality and performance of aluminum with the warmth, elegance and material feel of wood, a highly sought-after interior design solution. The first stage in Schüco SmartWood technology is the oxidation of the aluminum profiles. Next, a 0.6 mm thick sliced veneer is applied (available in various woods). The Schüco SmartWood color palette allows the profiles to be matched to the flooring or other wooden furnishings to produce architectural harmony in new builds or refurbishments. The thinness of the wood means numerous profiles can be made with relatively little raw material. This does not affect the durability of the end product - as shown by the demanding cycle testing done at different temperatures and humidity levels - but does make it more environmentally sustainable. Schüco SmartWood finishes are available for the following aluminum systems: AWS 65/75 BS hinged and French windows with concealed fittings, the sleek Schüco ASS 70.HI Design Edition sliding doors with easy-access thresholds, the panoramic Schüco ASS 77 PD sliding doors and the new Schüco ASE 67 PD, presented at the most recent BAU trade fair in Munich (2017). The sections are thin in all these options, producing a minimal design to optimize transparency and natural light. The profiles for the hinged doors and windows are visible from the interior (although the hinges are concealed), but from the exterior they are encased in the building, to create an extended glazed effect. Schüco SmartWood doors and windows look light, but are resistant, durable and offer the break-in protection of an aluminum fixture. The thermal and sound insulation is excellent, and interior comfort is guaranteed in any season in just about any part of the world.
Schüco International Italia
Via del Progresso, 42 - I - 35127 Padova
Tel. +39 049 7392000