Commercial ThermalHEART™ | Series 826

Commercial ThermalHEART™ | Series 826

Thermally Broken 150mm FrontGLAZE™ Framing

Thermally Broken 150mm FrontGLAZE™ Framing
Maximum Panel Height* Various
Maximum Panel Width* Various
Maximum Glass Thickness ≤ 28mm
SHGC Range 0.21 - 0.62
Uw Range 2.2 - 3.2
Acoustics Testing Certified AS2047 Testing Certified BAL40 Testing Certified

* Subject to individual site conditions and wind loads. Contact AWS Technical Support for more information, e-mail

Key Features / Performance Characteristics

  • Series 826 is an innovative thermally broken aluminium FrontGLAZE™ framing system measuring 150mm x 60mm.
  • Incorporating ThermalHEART™ technology, Series 826 delivers excellent thermal performance and is ideal for tall commercial frames where minimising heat or cold transfer is desired.
  • To enable excellent thermal performance to be achieved, a "Thermal Break" is incorporated which separates the inside and outside elements of the frame providing an insulator to minimise the transfer of heat or cold between the elements.
  • This insulating strip is manufactured from polyamide and delivers the same structural properties as aluminium to ensure the integrity of the system is maintained
  • Series 826 FrontGLAZE™ framing has been designed specifically to accept 24mm Insulating Glass Units (IGUs).
  • The 28mm deep glazing pocket positioned at the front of the framing is designed to accept thick heavy IGUs and allows glass to be installed easily with room to spare (catering for glass manufacturing and installation tolerances).
  • This deep glazing pocket provides a 12mm bight as required by the IGU manufacturers and ensures compliance with glass warranties.
  • Reinforced tall glazing bead at sill tolerates high negative wind loads.
  • Available as internally glazed or externally glazed (bead on the outside).
  • True captive glazing wedge allows reglazing from inside – ideal in elevated applications. The captive wedge also offers increased security.
  • Glazing wedges are recessed into the framing for a clean aesthetic appearance.
  • Wide range of thermally broken sub-frames to cover most installations, including sub-sills with integrated nailing fin ideal for residential installations.
  • Internal and external swing hinged door thresholds are also thermally broken.

Resources & Downloads


    • Sub-Sill

      Sub-sill designed to support heavy double glazed frames and maintain the thermal break.
    • Sub-Jamb

      Sub-jamb with pressure bead on the inner face can make installation easier and cleaner.
    • Concealed Drainage

      Can be glazed from inside or outside. Concealed drainage holes.
      Concealed Drainage
    • Mullions

      We offer both snap together and expansion mullions.
    • Heavy Duty Hinges

      Heavy duty adjustable hinges support heavy door panels. Wide stiles accept wide backset locks.
      Heavy Duty Hinges
    • Anti-Blowback Valve

      Weather resistant threshold with internal anti-blowback valve to reduce air infiltration.
      Anti-Blowback Valve
    • Door Threshold

      Dedicated threshold for external opening doors when you are looking for water resistance.
      Door Threshold
    • Awning Sashes

      Accepts awning sashes. Awning sashes will accept a variety of glass thicknesses.
      Awning Sashes
    • Hardware Options

      Awnings sashes can be fitted with manual or electric chain winders or cam handles.
      Hardware Options
    • Thermal Rating

      ThermalHEART™ frames perform significantly better than traditional aluminum frames.
      Thermal Rating

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