Sidey patented KitFix System for factory fitted windows & doors
1 Dec 2014
Sidey KitFix®System solution for factory fitted windows and doors
Sidey KitFix System designed to meet the needs of offsite manufacturers
Video above shows how the Sidey KitFix® System was designed to meet the needs of offsite manufacturers by adding value to timber frame and SIPs offerings whilst delivering significant benefits to contractors and clients.
enables fully glazed, fully finished windows and doors to be installed into timberframe and SIPS panels as part of the offsite production
includes a wide range of clip on cill solutions that enable cills over 200mm to be added after erection of the timber frame structure
KitFix® can integrate air tightness solutions for between the fenestration and the structure giving an air tightness performance as low as zero m3/hr/m2 @ 50 Pascals.
The Sidey KitFix® System offers timber frame and SIPS manufacturers an innovative yet highly effective way of supplying wind and watertight structures from the moment the structure is erected, which is necessary for closed panel construction.
Windows/Doors are installed offsite in controlled factory conditions
Windows/Doors are 1st fixed on site in under 3 minutes by semi skilled labour
There’s a reduced risk of arson through increased plot security
Eliminates need for scaffolding adjustment – or step-ups
Structures are wind and watertight sooner
Follow on trades start sooner
Eliminates window/door deliveries to site thus reducing site traffic
Eliminates manual handling of windows/doors into plots
No site storage of windows and doors
Reduction in breakages and site damage
No reduction in transportation payloads through having to pack panels apart to protect the windows/doors
Savings on site prelims due to faster build
Optional high performance air tightness solutions to meet Code for Sustainable Homes, Part L of the Building Regulations
Reduces fire risk by limiting oxygen availability within the structure
Clip on Cills for fitting after external fabric built