Aluframe Pty Ltd was contracted to supply, install and glaze all the aluminium windows, doors, automatic sliding doors, curtain walling and stainless steel security screens for the Brightwater Oats Street Redevelopment project. Due to the complex design, specialist pressings were required to achieve a consistent transition from brickwork to window/door frames.
Aluframe is an Australian owned start up company based in Beaconsfield, Western Australia. It has been operating successfully for the past 4 years. The directors of the company, Warren Classen and Luke Richards have more than 25 years experience in business management and in the fabrication in both aluminium and sheet metal products.
Right from the design and tender stages, Aluframe was in consultation with the architects, Site Architecture Studio, to discuss design issues based on their extensive experience in the industry. In order for the curtain walling to rate to the Australian Standards, structural changes were required allowing the mullions to span the full distance.
For aesthetic purposes on this project, it was imperative to get a seamless transition between the commercial and residential windows. In order to achieve this Aluframe utilised the AWS window systems, distributed by Aluminium Innovations, as we offer both window types which allows them to complement each other. The AWS range of products cover a wide spectrum allowing Aluframe to utilise their whole library in order to find a certain “look” to support the Architect’s vision.
Aluframe worked closely with their draftsman to produce working shop drawings to enable the window and door frame combinations to be correctly fabricated. Aluframe then utilised them in the orientation and installation of the site installed frames and curtain walling, by the three various teams of installers. They work closely with Perkins Builders in order to maintain a smooth transition from the installation, glazing and the fitting of the stainless steel security screens.