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In the frame – Alucobond feature window frames by Kaneba

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White Alucobond protruding window frames from Kaneba catch the eye in this exterior renovation of the Kemsol offices.

In the frame – Alucobond feature window frames by Kaneba


Window framing can be the architectural jewellery that brings a building to life, particularly when it creates a dramatic contrast to the facade itself.

Kaneba supplied, fabricated and installed the Alucobond composite frames for the renovation of the Kemsol offices – there are nine frames in all, including the wraparound corner window, says director Jan Gouws.

"Alucobond was used for the project, in part for its versatility. This product works in seamlessly with other construction components and minimises the need for structural building elements when applied correctly," says Gouws. "For Kemsol, we were able to take the architect's design concept and precisely materialise this vision through the flexibility of Alucobond."

To achieve the stand-out look required, Alucobond in the colour White 16 was fixed to underlying timber framing in line with the wall cladding. The protruding framework is self-supporting and rebates back into the wall frame to create the sense of greater depth.

"Alucobond is a leading choice for architects and specifiers due to its robust performance. The product and Kaneba's services are CodeMarkTM certified, simplifying building consent application and assuring New Zealand Building Code compliance," says Gouws.


Durable and low maintenance, Alucobond is available in a wide range of colours.


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First published date: 19 December 2013

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