Bildau & Bussmann Aluminum-Clad Wood Options

On this page we introduce all the profile variations, inner and outer, for the wood aluminum-clad windows we produce in thicknesses of 68 mm (2 3/4″) , 79 mm (3 1/8″) and 90 mm (3 5/8″).

Limitations on sizes are determined by glass sizes available, solar coatings, and the inter-layer in the case of laminated glass. With insulated units we can make your windows and doors up to 2700 mm (8′-10″) X 5000 mm (16′-5″), when using tempered glazing: windows 3200 mm (10′-6″) X 6000 mm (19′-8″) can be built, and by utilizing laminated glass: windows 2800 mm (9′-2″) X 6000 mm (19′-8″) are possible!

Inner Sash Variations

Inner sash variations are offered in three different versions: A : an o-gee curve, B : a smooth curve, and C : a straight rectangular form. Each of the interior sash variations can be used with every aluminum profile system, except the Mira Classic system. This provides over 30 different profile variations to meet your specific design requirements. On request we would be pleased to send you our brochure showing all the profile variations in greater detail, both inner and outer, wood and aluminum.

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Window Profiles

Click the images view more information and a crosscut drawing of each profile. Clad windows are our standard window fitted with an extruded painted aluminum exterior skin providing maintenance free installations. This system can be combined with each of the sash profiles.

Gemini Classic

Gemini Classic

Mira Therm

Mira Therm

Quadrat FB

Quadrat FB

Quadrat

Quadrat

Integral

Integral


Door Profiles

Click the images view more information and a crosscut drawing of each profile.

Entry Door

Entry Door

Lift & Slide Door

Lift & Slide Door

Balcony Door

Balcony Door

Folding Door

Folding Door

French Door

French Door


Wood Species

We advise choosing Larch, Meranti or White Oak for wood windows without aluminum cladding. Siberian Larch wears the best, surpassing mahogany in terms of weather resistance. Any aluminum profile can be added to any species of wood.

Wood Species Weather Resistance Insulating Value Price
Siberian Larch $$
European Pine $
European Spruce $
European Meranti $$$
White Oak $$$$

Colors & Finishes

Our wood windows & doors come in any color for no up-charge. Any RAL color of opaque paint can be used on the interior wood, exterior wood or the aluminum extrusions. There is an up-charge if the color of the interior does not match the exterior for wood window & door projects. Bildau & Bussmann coats the aluminum cladding and frames separately; Non-matched interiors/exteriors on aluminum clad options are not up-charged.

We also stain and clear coat both interior and exterior surfaces with the SIKKENs Joinery Classics system.

Bildau & Bussmann also uses the SIKKENs Cetol WF 955 system if you’d like a more custom or pastel stain. However, the SIKKENs joinery classics offer the best protection when it comes to exterior exposure.

NOTE: Colorless or lightly-pigmented glazes and stains do not off the necessary UV protection and are unsuitable for directly weathered areas. Very dark coatings also do not weather as well. The surface temperature of dark-coated wood reaches up to 180 degrees Fahrenheit, impacting the finish as well as the structural properties of the wood.


Sikkens Joinery Color Classics Collection

Bildau & Bussmann is able to use Sikkens Joinery Classic Colors on wood which include translucent stains with UV-protection. Any opaque color is also available.

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The following swatches display the finish on spruce wood in Translucent (left) and Opaque (right):

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J006

J007

J007

J009

J009

J010

J010

J043

J043

J045

J045

J048

J048

J065

J065

J073

J073

J077

J077

J085

J085

J235

J235

J245

J245

J255

J255

J265

J265

J275

J275

J280

J280

J285

J285

J845

J845

J914

J914

Sikkens Cetol WF 950/955 Color Collection

Bildau & Bussmann is able to use Sikkens Cetol 950/955 Colors on wood which include translucent stains with UV-protection. Any opaque color is also available.

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943 Honey E0.45.55T

943 Honey E0.45.55T

944 Cherry D4.30.50T

944 Cherry D4.30.50T

Birch E0.20.60T

Birch E0.20.60T

K006 Light Oak Classic E4.52.45T

K006 Light Oak Classic E4.52.45T

K009 Dark Oak Classic D7.47.33T

K009 Dark Oak Classic D7.47.33T

K010 Walnut Tree Classic D6.32.17T

K010 Walnut Tree Classic D6.32.17T

K045 Mahogany Classic C9.48.25T

K045 Mahogany Classic C9.48.25T

K048 Rosewood Classic C0.25.14T

K048 Rosewood Classic C0.25.14T

K073 Old Pine Classic E5.62.45T

K073 Old Pine Classic E5.62.45T

K077 Pine Classic F0.58.64T

K077 Pine Classic F0.58.64T

K085 Teak Classic D8.51.33T

K085 Teak Classic D8.51.33T

K996 Ash Classic E9.51.59T

K996 Ash Classic E9.51.59T

Light Beech E8.20.70T

Light Beech E8.20.70T

Padouk D2.35.45T

Padouk D2.35.45T

Patina LN.00.41T

Patina LN.00.41T

Pearl White F4.03.75T

Pearl White F4.03.75T

Platinum F2.07.56T

Platinum F2.07.56T

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Poplar E4.12.72T.jpg

Stone Grey-E3.03.30T

Stone Grey-E3.03.30T

K006 Light Oak Classic E4.52.45T (Hardwood)

K006 Light Oak Classic E4.52.45T (Hardwood)

K085 Teak Classic D8.51.33T (Hardwood)

K085 Teak Classic D8.51.33T (Hardwood)

K010 Walnut Tree Classic D6.32.17T (Hardwood)

K010 Walnut Tree Classic D6.32.17T (Hardwood)

K045 Mahogany Classic C9.48.25T (Hardwood)

K045 Mahogany Classic C9.48.25T (Hardwood)


RAL Color Collections

Bildau & Bussmann is able to use any RAL color to coat wood and aluminum clad wood windows & doors. RAL K5 swatch books are available, please click the button below.

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Hardware

Bildau & Bussmann will fit any hardware, including custom made and historic re-creations. More modern options include Greenteq, FSB (Franz Schneider Brakel) and ROTO.

We use Greentec as our base option due to their quality and their short, consistent lead times:

Greenteq Window Hardware Catalog | Greenteq Door Hardware Catalog


Glazing Options

Although we can source triple pane glazing units from any manufacturer, our standard is an argon filled glazing units with Saint-Gobain low e glass and 12 to 18 mm Swisspacer Ultimate warm edge spacers. Our standard passive house triple-pane glazing unit is Krypton filled with 12mm spacers, reaching an incredible u-value of 0.4 W/(m2K) or 0.07 BTU/(hr ft2 F) or R-14.28.

The smaller 12mm space insulates better with Krypton gas versus an 18, or 20mm Argon filled chamber, allowing for thinner profiles, avoiding using the expensive MIRA Therm 08 Passivhaus aluminum cladding unless necessary. Our upcharge for Krypton is very modest compared to other manufacturers.

We offer double pane or single pane if needed and will insert any of the Saint-Gobain frosted glass or DECOGLASS patterns. We also source specialty laminated glass, for sound attenuation or large sizes increasing

Most of these options meet the Miami-Dade hurricane window code. We provide these hurricane impact glass windows up to 90”x120” for:

  • Fixed-sash, direct-set windows
  • French and entry doors (86”x120”)
  • Lift & Slide doors (XOX - 220”x120”)
  • French windows (78”x96”)
  • Single Tilt and Turn hurricane windows (41”x96”)

For landmark passive house windows, our simulated double-hung with French operation, and all wood drip noses met the most stringent New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission requirements. We will go as far as flying a window to Germany for a study to replicate your historic windows.


Saint-Gobain Glass Examples:

There are hundreds of glazing options available from Saint-Gobain, here are just a few to get your imagination going:

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Albarino S

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Antique Bronze

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Antique

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Arena C Bronze

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Arena C Clear

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Arena C Grey

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Carré

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Clarglas New

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Diamante

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Entrelazado

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Estriado

Flor.jpg

Flor

Givre.jpg

Givre

Gotico.jpg

Gotico

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Hojas

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Japones

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Kathegral Min

Kralika.jpg

Kralika

Kyoto.jpg

Kyoto

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Lens

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Ligne

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Listral M

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Listral N

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Maris

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Martele

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Monumental R

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Moresco Bronze

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Moresco

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Pixarena

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Point

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Ray

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Shine

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SR Listral L

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Thela

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Vision Bronze

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Vision

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Waterdrop

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Wired Abstracto

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Wired Arena C Bronze

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Wired Arena C Clear

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Wired Arena C Grey

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Wired Estriado 1 inch

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Wired Flora Bronze

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Wired Flora

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Wired M 1 Inch

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Wired One Half

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Wired Retinato D


Blinds & Accessories

Sash mount and glass mount blinds solve the window treatment issue on typical in-swinging Tilt and Turn windows, either double or triple pane. If you are concerned about how to address your window treatment, we have the answer: correctly configured pleated shades, roller shades, and Venetian blinds.

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Here are some examples of available blinds and shades:


Tech Specs

All technical specs, drawings, documentation & catalogs are available in our Pro Resources Hub:

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