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Thermosash have a huge range of Framed or Total Vision Systems with structural glass, also commonly called shopfronts. Our sections and doors are produced to meet all types of architectural requirements in a wide variety of finishes for both export and New Zealand use. We are specialists in the use of this product range and can meet your individual requirements for unusual shapes, including radiused and scalloped corners as well as integration of automated and revolving doors. 

Shopfront systems can be installed with integrated seismic systems and, when engineered correctly for the project and site, can offer the appearance of a very low profile transparent suite, lending itself well to accessible entrances which require low thresholds at the door openings.

This system can be used internally as well - and should be considered in locations which are primary escape routes in buildings due to it's engineered nature.

Due to the common use of large panes of glass - seismic separation / receiving needs to be considered for each application.

In order to get a full warranty, it is normal for Thermosash to fix their own shopfronts and doors but they may be supplied for fixing by contractors of other specialists.  

 Product Features

  • Opening sashes may be fixed above doors or above transoms in shopfronts. 
  • Integration of double hung total vision windows (no vision rail). 
  • Awning or sliding sashes are preferable to louvres. These may be gear operated (manually or BMS) if required.  
  • All shopfronts and doors are mechanically jointed with stainless steel screws and fittings – where exposed sill trays are automatically fitted.  
  • Any type of glass from 4-28mm can be used and must be glazed on packing blocks with Santopreme pressure gaskets and wedges.  
  • Doors:
    Shop front doors into any of the Suites may be:

    • Side Hung with stainless steel hinges.
    • Pivot Hung on either floor springs or overhead closers.
    • Automatic sliding or pivoted these doors are automatically fitted with panic break-out, fail-safe, or automatic opening in fire alarm activation as specified.
    • Safe mechanisms.
    • Sliding doors on overhead tracking or bottom rollers.
    • Vertical lift counter weighted.
    • Total vision doors on floor springs or with patch hinges (or rails) may be used in lieu of shopfront framed doors.
    • Revolving doors: details for various types are available on request. 
  • Furniture:
    • Unless specified otherwise, standard Lockwood lock sets are fitted to all doors and with doors on closers, standard pull & push handles 300mm are fitted. 
    • All types of locks can however be fitted, including card controlled electronically operated locks but which must be specified with enquiry. 
    • Face mounted or integral crash rails may be fitted including Formica faced, metal faced or tiled with mosaics. Our standard crash (vision) rail is 150mm. 
    • Coats of Arms, names or castings may be incorporated in all types of crash and vision rails. 
    • Stainless steel tube full length handles or special handles may be requested. 

Section Sizes

The most commonly used sections are 75mm deep and 100mm deep but 150mm or 200mm sections can be supplied to suit span / pane sizes.  


Aluminium shopfronts are produced in 6060 T5 Alloy. T4 alloy may be used if shopfront sections are required to be curved or rounded. 

We recommend using Masterspec 4251TS Commercial Windows when specifying this suite.

Surface Finishing 

Shopfronts can be supplied in 20 or 25 micron anodic films for external use and 12 or 20 micron finish for internal use. Clear, light bronze, mid bronze, dark bronze and black anodised finished can be supplied and specials on request. Electrostatic polyester powdercoating finishes can be supplied in a number of colours and architectural grades.

Polyester powdercoat
  - Both standard and special colours available.
Anodised - All anodised colours available - commercial grade 20 micron finish recommended.
PVF2 Flourocarbon finishes - Available on request.

Colour brochures from paint companies can be provided on request.   

Performance / Testing

  • AS/NZS1170 (Structural Design Actions
  • NZS4223 (Glazing in Buildings)
  • NZS/AS4284:2008 (Water / Air Pressure/ Air Leakage - Meets and exceeds minimum requirements)

Maximum Spanning Ability

Thermosash specifically engineers the best suite option for your project taking into consideration span, structural system, and environmental loads (e.g. wind). The spanning ability will vary depending on the above. 

Thermosash Suites are recognized as having the largest spanning systems on the market due to our specific engineering capability and the customised nature of the work we complete.


The standard warranty is 5 years from the date of practical completion for these products. This covers workmanship and weather tightness, providing the subcontract includes fabrication, installation and glazing of all components. 

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