innovative & sustainable
in metal and glass
[ CURTAIN WALLING ]
[ ROOF GLAZING ]
[ DOORS ]
[ WINDOWS ]
[ DOOR FURNITURE ]
[ FRAMELESS ]
[ BALUSTRADES ]
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e ASD Architectural are leaders in innovative and sustainable
framing systems in metal and glass. Our goal is to bring increased
transparency and light to working and living environments.
As a specialist glazing solution provider, we draw inspiration from the building design concepts that we help to
create. Working alongside architects, speciﬁers and contractors we help bring your ideas to life by adding value
to the work of our clients and partners through our accumulated expertise and knowledge of the construction
industry. Our products have been used in the UK, Ireland and Europe for over 50 years and are tested to the most
stringent BS and EN Standards from ﬁre and attack to weather and noise.
The ASD Architectural team are available to support you from concept to site handover and beyond, including
design and planning, costing and installation advice. Our experience spans every conceivable project type from
ofﬁces and retail to apartment buildings, and from leisure facilities to transport interchanges.
We set ourselves high standards, both for the quality of our products and for our attention to detail. Our design
support services include CAD drawings and NBS equivalent speciﬁcations, and are always delivered in a professional
and personal way.
One of our key strengths is our multi-source supply system, which enables our partners to choose from an
extensive glazing product portfolio making ASD Architectural an ideal partner for multi-glazing systems.
ASD Architectural is part of ASD metal services, the largest independent metal distributor in the UK, and a key
member of the Klöckner & Co. Group, the largest independent steel and metal stockholder in Europe
and North America.
With nationwide coverage, backed by global purchasing strength, we provide an unrivalled ability to meet the
individual requirements of our customers for a wide range of metal products.
ASD Architectural is an ISO-9001 registered company. All products and services offered are compliant with relevant
UK Building regulations and appropriate British & European Standards. Please refer to the product matrix on
page 20 or call our technical department on 0114 234 5287 or 5288 for guidance and relevant test information.
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Centre, Belfast, UK
page : 4 spanning your technical requirements: large span curtain walling, roof glazing, doors and windows
page : 6 the ultimate in transparency: frameless glass façade, roof and doors, glass canopies and glass balustrades
page : 8 a revolution in thermally efﬁcient systems: steel for sustainable design
page : 10 designed to impress: prestige range in stainless steel, bronze, brass and Cor-ten
page : 12 preserving heritage in the modern world: regenerating historic buildings with steel
page : 14 the ﬁnesse of steel: stylish orangery and winter gardens
page : 16 protecting life and buildings: ﬁre resistance and physical security through glass
page : 18 the ﬁnishing touch: architectural hardware
page : 20 product matrix and certiﬁcation
901 Herries Road, Shefﬁeld S6 1QH Phone: 0114 234 5287 or 5288 Fax: 0114 234 1643
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.asdarchitectural.com
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For designs that seek to achieve maximum visibility within a strong, secure
and safe structure, there is no better combination than steel and glass.
The inherent strength of steel enables the use of larger glass panes, increasing
light transmission, enhancing aesthetics and comfort in modern building design.
Steel – strong and “light”
Steel has an exceptional modulus of elasticity (210 kN/mm2) and resistance to deflection, making
it ideal for large glazed areas of heavy glass, large span curtain walling and roof glazing or for high
traffic doors and oversized windows.
Due to the capacity to accommodate large mullion centres, steel can meet the requirements
of modern transparent architecture whilst providing resistance to high wind loads.
Minimal framework larg
The inherent strength of steel allows for slim sightlines with curtain walling profiles. Mullion widths
can be as slim as 45mm and unsupported spans in excess of 13m can be achieved without additional
structural support. Dramatically increasing light transmission, ASD Spanlight is ideally suited to car
showrooms, shopping centres, offices and transport interchanges.
Quality secure living space
Another key benefit of using steel is its low thermal coefficient (50W/m2K) which enables U value
ratings of 1.6 W/m2K or below for curtain walling systems. ASD Spanlight is also available
as a photovoltaic system, helping to reduce the carbon footprint of modern buildings.
ASD Spanlight also offers high acoustic performance and excellent weather rating according to
EN standards. Buildings using slimmer mullion sections with exceptional structural Ix values gain
additional benefits of increased floor space and exposure to natural daylight.
ASD Spanlight systems also create a safe and secure environment by protecting
buildings and their inhabitants from fire and physical attacks.
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Achieving a seamless design to facades and door systems is
made possible by the wide range of solutions within the ASD
Frameless systems. Used in many retail applications as well as
major office and showroom constructions, frameless solutions
bring the outside in, creating stunning visual facades and
uninterrupted exterior views.
the ultimate in
Flooded with light
The simplicity of combining glass panels with stainless steel fixing systems results
in an engineered solution with minimal structure and maximum visual impact.
Whether you are specifying bolted glazing systems for facades and roof glazing
or frameless glass doors, the result is the creation of light and spacious interiors
with impressive uninterrupted views.
Bolted glass systems from ASD Architectural are both strong and durable and offer
considerable energy efficiency and acoustic properties.
Frameless chemistry of glass and stainless steel
ASD Frameless systems are made out of stainless steel and offer versatility
in design and construction options.
Maximum visibility can be achieved when constructing façades, shop fronts, sky
lights or canopies, using bolted systems that complement the overall light and airy
feel of the building and create a timeless design.
Frameless glass doors and screens portray a high quality modern image and can
be creatively used in commercial and retail environments. This diversity allows
specifiers to bring individuality to their design, through items such as pivoting bar
doors, stylish sliding doors, automatic doors or large and high traffic passage
Completing our range of frameless systems is ASD Elegance, an impressive glass
balustrade and handrail system that includes features such as structural glass
panels and a unique handrail that incorporates multi-coloured LED lights.
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a revolution in
thermally efficient systems
With increasing global concern for the sustainability of our
planet, it is essential that the construction industry plays its
part in lowering its carbon footprint and providing specifiers
with glazing solutions such as ASD Therm for optimal thermal
performance. Steel is the perfect answer: it has inherently low
conductivity, offers small heat mass and less framing joints,
and is intrinsically 100% recyclable.
Steel: a green material
With low thermal conductivity, steel and stainless steel systems can achieve
outstanding low U-values. ASD Therm systems will offer a U-value of 1.6 W/
m2K for curtain walling and roof systems, whilst thermally broken windows and
doors will perform with a U-value of 1.7 W/m2K. These U-values easily meet the
requirements of Building Regulations Part L.
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The right choice for the environment
ASD Therm systems help to meet the challenges of sustainability and reduction
in energy transfer:
• by reducing the amount of framing joints required in a building’s construction
• y using slimmer profile sightlines for curtain walling, windows and doors,
therefore reducing the heat mass
The use of increased spans combined with large glass panels also allows the
building to benefit from solar gain to maximise the quality and comfort of
the internal space.
Based on iron, the world’s most abundant raw material, steel glazed systems are
both natural and sustainable. Steel is 100% recyclable on a multiple basis without
degradation of its properties or performance. A designer can specify steel today
safe in the knowledge that it is unlikely ever to become waste.
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designed to impress
To create the ultimate in building design statements, architects seek an expression
of individuality, using prestige materials to create stunning visual impact.
ASD Prestige glazing systems can enhance the aesthetic appeal of any
project by adding a distinctive finish to both classic and materials stainless stee
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bro Stainless steel: the choice for beauty and sustainability
nze Bright and light, stainless steel is the most prestigious of the steels and ensures
top performance in terms of strength, aesthetics and recycling. Durable in
Co nature and beautiful to behold, stainless steel allows façade structures and main
r-T entrances to be lightened, creating a contemporary feel.
Bronze and brass: the choice for elegance and tradition
The warm, rich colour of bronze or brass is the ideal framing material for
restoration of old buildings, blending perfectly with the original architecture,
or used to embellish the design of high prestige buildings.
Cor-Ten: the choice for originality
With a glorious history in industrial building, Cor-Ten steel provides an attractive,
warm and authentic effect to windows and doors. As an unusual, original and rare
material, the beauty of Cor-Ten is instantly recognisable, and has been used in an
assortment of recent buildings and outdoor sculptures. Ten times more corrosion
resistant than carbon steel, Cor-Ten can be used in critical weather conditions
to offer the lowest life-cycle cost of any material.
Wooden DualComfort: the choice for warmth and exclusivity
Our unique duplex framing system is an integrated system of profiles, fittings and
gaskets for thermally broken windows and curtain walling that allows the use
of both prestige metal and wood in one profile. Choose the warmth of wood
on the inside coupled with the durable properties of metal on the outside to
create a solution that is both aesthetically pleasing and energy-efficient.
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slim and au
Regenerating heritage buildings for modern e maintaining history
use requires a sympathetic approach to design and a careful
selection of materials that complement the overall concept.
ASD Heritage systems offer the perfect match to renovation projects enabling style and
history to be preserved whilst maintaining harmony with the surrounding environment.
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in the modern world
Slim and sleek
One of the principal reasons that steel and prestige metals are such a popular choice for framing systems
in heritage renovation projects is the slimline nature of steel framing profiles. Slim profiles allow window
and door designs to sit in harmony within the classic building structure without spoiling the look
or obscuring the view.
Classic and thermally efficient
Whatever their intended use, classic, historic and listed buildings can be sensitively restored to maintain
classic styling whilst upgrading the glazed areas to meet the exacting demands of current Building Regulations.
ASD Heritage systems have been used on a wide range of regeneration projects blending new materials with
the original building fabric to create some striking examples of sympathetic preservation. Whether you choose
a standard mild steel-powder-coated steel system, a modern stainless steel or classic brass, bronze or Cor-Ten,
the results are the same: an impressive makeover that is in total harmony with the heritage of the building and
the surrounding environment whilst achieving new levels of energy efficiency.
Shape and form
All of the benefits that steel and prestige metals bring to new buildings are equally relevant to renovation
projects. Steel is particularly effective for reconstructing sash windows or arches, whilst bronze or Cor-Ten
achieve the same objective but with a classic look. Whatever the chosen finish, ASD Heritage systems are
highly weather resistant, durable and long-lasting.
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Steel Winter Gardens
the finesse of steel
elegant an With the classic look of authentic winter gardens,
our exclusive steel framed system creates truly unique
building extensions for residential, retail and leisure
developments. The ASD Fineline system provides the
opportunity to produce elegant, individual buildings
with style and atmosphere.
The ASD Fineline system revives a sense of traditional design yet offers all the
comfort and requirements of a modern home or commercial property extension.
The elegant combination of slim steel framing and large glass panels in this
unique and patented steel system will create inspiring spaces for a dining room,
office or any living or working environment.
Optimised thermal performance
The unique design of ASD Fineline window systems requires no thermal break
to achieve good insulation, enabling aesthetics, rigidity and strength. The secret
to achieving this lies in the ASD-Fineline “slim line concealed sash” design,
which minimises the thermal bridges and considerably increases the glazed area.
The individual touch
The ASD Fineline Steel Winter Garden system can be complemented with ASD
Fineline Decor Fascia, which consists of a kit of components with semi-circular
arches and decorative features that mechanically joint together. A variety
of door systems can be then incorporated, including sliding door options.
For an individual finish, a range of coating colours is available along with
decorative espagnolettes in traditional, modern and classic styles.
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In the complex world of modern business, nothing is more
important than taking care of people, preserving the integrity
of a building and protecting vital information systems.
Recognising that nothing should be left to chance, ASD
Architectural has developed an impressive range of products
to provide protection for fire, security, attack and noise.
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and secure Fire resistance
Fire resistance is an important factor in all building constructions, helping to
protect occupants and provide suitable escape routes in the event of a catastrophe.
Steel is the ideal material for the construction of passive fire protection systems,
maximising security, natural light and aesthetic appeal via slim sightlines.
Fire rated steel curtain walling and roof glazing are widely used in combination
with steel glazed doors and partitions for means of escape, compartmentation
or protection against external fire spread. The main markets are commercial, health,
education and transport sectors as well as secondary glazing projects.
ASD Fire systems provide the largest library of fire tested products in Europe for
doors, screens, facades and roof glazing – all tested to the most stringent European
(EN1634) and British Standards (BS476 Part 22) for integrity only (up to E 180)
or integrity and insulation (up to EI 120).
d ASD fire systems include some unique applications such as double acting door for
corridors, anti-finger-trap doors for schools and hospitals, sliding or automatic
swing doors for DDA requirements or butt-joint partitions for uninterrupted view.
Security and attack resistance
In today’s challenging global security scenario, many buildings are classified
as vulnerable to terrorist or burglary attack and require sophisticated attack
protection measures to be built into the building specification. Examples include
airports, shopping malls, sports stadia, banks and high profile office buildings
in both the private and government sectors.
ASD Security systems offer many solutions to meet the most challenging security
situations, including bullet proof and bomb blast systems as well as burglary
resistance (tested to Secured by Design, LPS1175 or ENV1627). All of these robust
solutions out-perform alternative materials. With four times the tensile strength of
standard material and high resistance to deflection, steel is regarded as the ultimate
material for the construction of security doors, screens, windows and facades.
ASD Acoustic systems can provide outstanding efficient noise reduction (up to 47dB)
to increase the quality of life within a building. The systems are highly effective in
Re reducing external noise such as road, rail or air traffic, as well as internal noise within
multi-use buildings like music or theatre venues and schools.
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the ﬁnishing touch
ce In every construction project the importance of the ﬁnishing
touches cannot be over-valued. ASD Hardware offers an
impressive range of ironmongery solutions for all projects.
The ASD Hardware range has been speciﬁcally designed to complement our
range of doors and windows, ensuring the creation of a cohesive look that will
also comply with appropriate ﬁre tests. (EN 1154A, EN1125/179)
The ASD Hardware range is also designed f a slim, sleek look with sightline and
size kept to a minimum.
Not only have the ASD Hardware products stood the test of time in many
projects around the globe, they meet the highest ququality standards and are
tested to the relevant European legislation for:
• ﬁre • smoke • durability • corrosion resistance • security
Finished to perfection
Whatever your needs we are likely to have the answer in our extensive AS
Hardware range. Below are just some of the items we offer. Full product details
can be supplied on request, or viewed at www.asdarchitectural.com
Hardware items Choice of ﬁnishes
• Door closers • Stainless steel
• Floor springs • Powder coated
• Panic bars • Anodised
• Locks • Brass
• Maglocks • Bronze
• Electric strikes
• Pull handles
• Lever handles
• Floor seals
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Curtain Roof Doors Partitions Windows & Winter
Walling Glazing Gardens
and bomb resistant)
ASD Elegance Stainless steel balustrade and handrail
Please ask our technical department about the performance of each system - call 0114 234 5287 or 5288.
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The ASD Architectural systems have been tested to the following
standards, either by our system house or by one of our customers:
Thermal Uvalue EN ISO 10077-2 Fire-rated glazing BS 476, part 22, BS EN 1634-1, BS EN 1364-1
Acoustic value prEN 1431, table B.3
Smoke-rated doors DIN 18095-1:1998-10
Weather-rated CE marking EN13830
curtain walling (Air permeability to EN12152,
Water tightness to EN12154/ENV13050, Fire-rated hardware EN 1154 A for door closer and foor spring,
Resistance to windloading to EN13116, DIN 18273 for handle, EN 1125/179 for
Impact resistance to EN14019) panic hardware, EN 1935 for hinges
Weather-rated CE marking prEN 14351-1 (Air permeability
thermally broken to EN12207, Water tightness to EN12208, Burglar resistance Secured by Design, PAS 24, LPS 1175, SR 3 & 4
windows and doors Resistance to windloading to EN12210)
ENV 1627 Class 1-3 (WK)
Entrance Disability Discrimination Act
Bullet resistance EN 1522, 1523, 1063 (FB4 and FB6)
Barrier loading for BS 6180:1999 and EN1906
ASD Architectural systems also perform in accordance with the UK Building Regulations for the following documents: B, E, F, L, K1, K2 and M.
ASD Architectural 901 Herries Road, Sheffield S6 1QH
Phone: 0114 234 5287 or 5288 Fax: 0114 234 1643
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