Company news 2009

Providing a framework for climate protection – FRAME+

By January 1, 2010 the U values for financial sponsoring of individual measures by the German Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) dictate an Uw value of 1.1. W/(m²/K) for the exchange of complete windows. The award-winning aluminium window system FRAME+ reaches this figure with mere double glazing.


With its award-winning aluminium window system FRAME+, RAICO follows the path of its continuing orientation to the requirements in architecture and climate protection, and sets market standards. In regard to heat protection, FRAME+ offers a gradual and simple adaptation of heat insulation up to a heat transition coefficient, for example, of Uw = 0.8 W/(m²K) for a window with wings, fixed glazing and skylight. Due to reaching this figure, the window system can be used in passive houses without any limitations. The value 1.1 W/(m²/K) required for sponsorship by KfW of the exchange of complete windows is reached by the aluminium window system merely by the use of a double glazing with Ug value 0.9 W/(m²/K).

The modular system composition makes it easy to adapt to each planning stage and simplifies the various steps from design to installation. A comprehensive range of profiles and accessories ensures the free choice of individual design options.

With this modular concept, three versions of insert windows can be composed by selecting the insulation bars, the medial gaskets, and the heat insulation inlays:

- FRAME+ 65 W (depth of section 65 mm, Uf = 1.9 W/m²K)
- FRAME+ 75 W (depth of section 75 mm, Uf = 1.6 W/m²K)
- FRAME+ 75 W-I (depth of section 75 mm, Uf = 1.3 W/m²K).

The comprehensive range of profiles provides considerable creative freedom, offering a wide application spectrum including double casement wings, block wings, fixed mullion or expansion mullion variants, or the use as façade insert element with clamping frame.

The application type FRAME+ 75 WB as concealed sash window offers very filigree widths of view and does not show any visible glazing beads. This version is now available also as floating window and as double casement window.

Using the window façade system FRAME+ 75 FF version, this trend-setting window technology becomes even more interesting due to its slim mullion-transom design with view widths of 50 mm only and its 1.8 W/(m²K) Uf value. Also the window façade can be done as double casement version.


The comprehensive range of system variants is completed by a new ventilation flap with a view width of 300 mm. Due to its slim, enclosed view the ventilation flap provides an additional creative alternative, broadening the existing window versions.