Dowell ThermaLine™
HIA Product of the Year 2012


Dowell has been creating innovative window and door solutions in Australia, since 1860.


Holding true to its name, Dowell added a sliding door and four new energy efficient windows into its ThermaLine™ range. These windows and doors herald a new era in affordable, energy efficient design and in 2012 was awarded the HIA GreenSmart product of the year award.


HIA Judges stated; “ThermaLine™ windows are a versatile, high performing and cost effective aluminium window range. The new ThermaLine™ frame has a similar thermal performance to the installed glass. With Uw-values* as low as 1.7, the windows are rated the best in its class.


The low Uw-values benefit homes with large amounts of glazing to achieve 6 stars or better. The product range consists of an awning window, fixed window, sliding window and sliding door designed to be a cost effective solution for energy savings to the residential housing market.”

Dowell ThermaLine™
ASTHMA FRIENDLY


Dowell ThermaLine™ windows and doors are double glazed, thermally broken aluminium frames that are approved by the National Asthma Council Australia’s Sensitive Choice® program. With Dowell ThermaLine™ condensation and the likelihood of mould growth is reduced, creating a healthy and comfortable living environment.


The Sensitive Choice® blue butterfly symbol is a way of recognising products and services that may be better for people with asthma and allergies.


Reference source: * Australian Window Association [online] Available: www.awa.org.au/resources/windows-for-good-energy-efficiency; www.efficientglazing.net; (13 November 2014); Testing based on an average house containing 8% area of glazing in the entire building fabric (windows, walls, floor and roof).

 


 

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COMFORT


During winter (cooler climates) Dowell ThermaLine™ windows help reduce cool air entering the home and help keep warm air indoors. Condensation is reduced considerably, which often occurs as a result of large differences in temperature between the interior and exterior environments.


In summer (warmer climates) Dowell ThermaLine™ windows help act as a buffer against the hot air outside, minimising the transfer of heat into a building. Dowell ThermaLine™ will help minimise the loss of cool air, reducing the size and need for air-conditioners.

U-value is a measure of heat transfer/loss in a building element. Lower U-values indicate higher levels of insulation. Dowell ThermaLine™ window and door product range consistently produce very low Uw-values.


Solar Heat Gain Co-Efficient (SHGC) is a measure of how much solar radiation passes through a window. For comfort during the summer months, the smaller the SHGC the better. With SHGC’s as low as 0.18* for the hotter climates and SHGC of 0.55* for the cooler climates, the Dowell ThermaLine™ range will help provide year-round comfort in a home.

 


 


 

 

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HEAT LOSS / HEAT GAIN


As much as 49% of the heat lost during winter and as much as 87% of the heat gained during summer can come from the windows*.


In Melbourne around 75% of household energy usage is for heating, while in Brisbane, around 90% of energy is used for cooling homes. The emphasis on selecting the right product to reduce heat loss in a colder climate and reduce heat gain in a hotter climate should be an important decision to achieve greater comfort and energy efficiency. Choosing the right product and glazing option will help.


The award winning Dowell ThermaLine™ product range with its custom glazing options provides outstanding comfort, noise reduction and energy efficiency, all factors that are highly desired when constructing a new home or renovating an old one.


Reference source: * Australian Window Association [online] Available: www.awa.org.au/resources/windows-for-good-energy-efficiency; www.efficientglazing.net; (13 November 2014); Testing based on an average house containing 8% area of glazing in the entire building fabric (windows, walls, floor and roof).

Dowell ThermaLine™
PERFORMANCE


The most energy efficient windows result from a combination of both an insulated frame and the right glass (Dowell ThermaLine™ offers a range of double glazed glass options) to achieve superior energy performance.


The Dowell ThermaLine™ frame is made with aluminium
– a uniquely strong, lightweight, ductile, corrosion resistant material that can also be recycled – with insulation properties added into the frame to ensure minimal transfer of heat.


The thermal break technology in Dowell ThermaLine™ is created using a highly engineered polyamide (plastic) strip that acts as a thermal barrier between the outer and inner aluminium components of the window frame. This minimises the transfer of heat and cold through the window frame, resulting in improved energy efficiency.

 

 

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ENERGY RATING


Dowell ThermaLine™ gives you BIGGER windows with more light, a BETTER living environment and the BEST energy performance in it’s class.

 

With an ever-increasing need to find the most effective ways to design and build more energy efficient homes, choosing a Dowell ThermaLine™ energy efficient window is an easy solution.

 

Dowell ThermaLine™ superior thermal performance allows you to add more windows or more floor area without compromising home energy ratings, helping create a brighter and more spacious home environment.

 

In most climates Dowell ThermaLine™ assists the designer to achieve star rating improvement from 4 to 5 and up to 6 stars or greater.


* As verified by the Windows Energy Rating Scheme (WERS). Reference source: WERS [online] Available: www.wers.net.au, based on thermally broken aluminium windows and doors (13 November 2014)