Alumat barrier free magnetic thresholds:
The smart solution for energy efficiency and accessibility
If you are looking for a way to improve the thermal performance and accessibility of your doors, you might want to consider the Alumat barrier free magnetic thresholds. These innovative products are designed to provide a step-free magnetic double seal access to universal design, suitable for interior and exterior doors. In this article, we will explain how they work, what benefits they offer, and how they can help you meet the National Construction Code (NCC) requirements for energy efficiency and accessibility.
How do Alumat barrier free magnetic thresholds work?
The Alumat barrier free magnetic thresholds consist of two main components: a magnetic profile at the bottom of the door and a corresponding seal in the threshold. When the door is closed, the seal is automatically attracted to the magnet and creates a tight seal that prevents air leakage, noise transmission, and water ingress. When the door is opened, the seal drops back into the threshold, creating a level surface that allows easy access for people with disabilities, wheelchairs, walkers, strollers, and carts.
The Alumat barrier free magnetic thresholds are compatible with timber, uPVC and aluminium doors, and can be used for entrance, patio, balcony, and tilt & turn doors. They are also easy to install and maintain, as they do not require any electrical wiring or batteries. The aluminium threshold can be easily cleaned by simply pulling out the magnetic profiles and wiping with a damp cloth.
What benefits do Alumat barrier free magnetic thresholds offer?
The Alumat barrier free magnetic thresholds offer several benefits for both comfort and safety. Some of these benefits are:
- Accessibility: The Alumat barrier free magnetic thresholds can provide a step-free access that facilitates the movement of people with disabilities, wheelchairs, walkers, strollers, and carts. This can enhance the accessibility and inclusivity of your home or building, as well as comply with the NCC requirements for access for people with disabilities.
- Draft elimination / Energy efficiency: By creating a tight seal that prevents air leakage, the Alumat barrier free magnetic thresholds can reduce the energy consumption for heating and cooling your home or building. This can help you save money on your energy bills and reduce your greenhouse gas emissions.
- Noise reduction: The Alumat barrier free magnetic thresholds can also reduce the noise transmission through the door, providing a quieter and more peaceful environment. The noise reduction level can reach up to 46dB, which is equivalent to reducing the sound of a busy street to a whisper.
- Water resistance: The Alumat barrier free magnetic thresholds can also prevent water ingress from rain, storm, or snow. This can protect your floor and interior from water damage and mould growth.
- Durability and Longevity: Alumat’s Zero Magnetic Thresholds are engineered for the long haul. Constructed from high-quality materials, they’re built to withstand the test of time and the wear and tear of daily use. This means you won’t have to worry about frequent maintenance or replacements, saving you time and money in the long run. These thresholds, come with a 20-year warranty on the magnets tension force.
How do Alumat barrier free magnetic thresholds help you meet the NCC requirements?
The NCC is the guiding document for all building work in Australia. There are several specific NCC requirements for providing access for people with disabilities as well as energy efficiency. Visit NCC’s website for in depth information on these requirements and to see how the Alumat threshold may help you address them.
Available now at Siegware
The Alumat barrier free magnetic thresholds are a smart solution for energy efficiency and accessibility that can provide you with comfort, safety, and compliance. You can view these, on our Door Hardware or Window Hardware catalogues.
Three product groups are now on the offer at Siegware:
MFAT – Passivhaus Thresholds:
Passive House certified, suitable for all Timber, Aluminium, and uPVC doors.
Single seal magnet comfort thresholds, suitable for internal & external doors with sash width of less than 55mm.