Crafted in the small German village of Salmtal, Unilux represents the finest in product quality, thermal performance and design capabilities in the world today. Their product offering is vast; five different wood species, three different exterior profiles and countless glazing options. They manufacture a fully customizable wood facade system capable of hitting passivhaus thermal performance numbers, in addition to a plethora of immense sliding and folding doors.
Every Unilux window starts with wood purchased directly from the country of origin adhering to either FSC or PEFC forestry standards. Unilux window profiles are laminated on site, before traveling to Germany. This method helps support local communities and their forestry industry. Wood species Alder, Larch, Scandanavian Pine, Oak and Meranti have been specifically chosen after rigorous testing determined them ideal based on hardness, rot resitance, thermal efficiency, fastener retention strength, ability to take a finish, workability and last but not least, beauty.
Unilux products are pre-finished at the factory using an environmentally friendly four-phase water-based process. Different finish offerings, specifically designed for each particular wood species, both protect and enhance the wood's natural character. The result is a finish of exemplary furniture grade quality. Installing pre-finished windows comes with the advantage of helping protect them during the construction process, and ensures moisture never has an opportunity to infiltrate the wood.
Tilt/turn windows open to the interior of the dwelling and their unique hinge system makes for an extremely robust product. Multipoint locking mechanisms around the entire perimeter of the frame mitigates any air and water infiltration. Combined with triple pane glazing, a Unilux window offers state of the art thermal performance. There are no glues, tapes or caulkings used in manufacturing a Unilux window. The advantage of this type of system is longevity; no caulking to discolor or glazing tape to wither up in the sun. The window and doors seal via a gasket, located in three places. This EPDM gasket has a low steam permeability, good thermal resistance and possesses an extremely low brittleness temperature.
To learn more about Unilux proceed to their manufacturers website located HERE Be sure to click on the English flag in the top right corner.
Download a copy of the Unilux Technical Manual HERE It is 19MB so please be patient.