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Differences Between Unitised Curtain Walls and Stick Built

Unitised curtain walls and stick built systems are the two main classifications of curtain wall systems. Unitised systems are made of large units (and erected on the building facade). On the other hand, stick built curtain walls are installed piece by piece. In other words, the differences mainly lie in their method of installation. In […]

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Types of Curtain Wall Systems: Which One to Choose?

The two most common types of curtain wall systems are stick and unitised. Stick built curtain walls are installed piece by piece on site. On the other hand, unitised systems (from the word united) are already pre-fabricated and ready to be installed as panels. Aside from stick and unitised, ladder systems are also getting popular […]

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What are the Pros and Cons of Curtain Walls?

What are the pros and cons of curtain walls? Although curtain walls provide architectural and possibly energy efficiency benefits, they still have their disadvantages. For example, curtain walls can drastically increase the cost of construction and maintenance. Benefits of curtain walls It’s similar to putting a curtain inside the home to cover the window. The […]

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Why Building Facade Materials are Carefully Selected?

Engineers carefully select the building facade materials for structural, energy efficiency, design, branding and safety considerations. For example, steel and glass often undergo strict inspections for quality control to ensure structural integrity and fire resistance. In addition, stainless steel and aluminium often undergo staining due to weathering. This has a huge impact on the facade’s […]

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Proper Curtain Wall Construction Leads to Long-Term Savings

Proper curtain wall construction results to long-term savings because curtain walls have a huge impact on energy efficiency. After all, high favourable thermal performance can be achieved through proper selection and installation of curtain walls. How to achieve low thermal conductivity Commonly, strong materials such as aluminium and stainless steel are used for curtain walls. […]

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Why Commercial Glass Systems are Popular in Facades?

Commercial glass systems allow more light to come into the building (hence, more natural light and higher energy savings). In addition, glass systems provide a modern look to highrise buildings. In other words, glass material provides both improved functionality and aesthetic. Lightweight material and flexibility Glass is also a lightweight material. This means there’s lower […]

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How Curtainwall Glass Systems Improve Aesthetics & Function

Curtainwall glass systems provide more natural lighting to residential and commercial tenants. In addition, these glass systems are available in an infinite combination of opacity, thickness and colour. As a result, facade engineers can select an appropriate material with the desired properties to achieve the client’s vision. For example, the opacity or translucency can be […]

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How to Have the Ideal Commercial Building Frontage Design?

An ideal commercial building frontage design should cover aesthetics, show its purpose and embrace sustainability. These three things are important in supporting the building owner’s vision and objectives. Aesthetics and visual appeal Multinational corporations invest heavily in building frontage to achieve the desired visual appeal for their commercial structures. After all, the design has a […]

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How Important is the Lighting of Building Facades?

The lighting of building facades during the evening could be as crucial as how it appears during the day. After all, the night is long and it’s an opportunity to emphasise further the company’s status. Moreover, the lighting can also further add to the aesthetic appeal of the building facade. Facade illumination is both an […]

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