Steel frame windows and doors add an unmistakable feature in any abode. Sleek lines and expansive panes of glass provide minimal obstruction to surrounding views.
Opening a steel door feels just like a new sports car, there is an instant sense of luxury the moment you pull the handle.
RP Technik has been established in Europe since 1906 and has now expanded into Australian markets following its sterling reputation for quality.
“I am so excited that RP Technik is now available in Australia as they are one of the world’s most sought-after steel joinery brands. Their wide range of products are a dream to work with and can be fabricated into a range of modern or heritage designs with exceptional detailing in the finishes.”Thomas
Head of our metal department and business partner, Thomas De Toni, has years of experience working with steel joinery profiles while in Europe.
Let’s take a look at the benefits
We offer a fully inclusive design and manufacturing service for all steel joinery projects:
- face-to-face consultation
- design with CAD drawings
- in-house fabrication
- finishes (powder coating, glazing)
- delivery and installation
Private residence in Bangalow (above).
The strength of steel allows our profiles to be the slimmest product on the market. This makes for clean lines on expansive panes of glass providing minimal obstruction to panoramic surrounds.
Steel profiles are available in six metre lengths and can be shaped for each unique project.
- sliding, hinged, pivot and French doors
- tilt-turn, hinged, sliding or fixed windows
- curtain walls and partitions
Beading over putty
We screw in each glass pane with steel beading for a solid finish.
Steel putty which is an alternative option for some others can easily fade and crack when exposed to the hot Australian sun in as little as one year. Beading is also the healthiest choice as it is asbestos-free and lead-free.
We don’t use riveted nor screwed systems for frame or beading construction.
Mitred corners and seamlessly finished welds on frames make a strong and detailed finish.
All systems are finished in a three-step process of sandblasting, zinc priming and powdercoating for maximum protection.
Powdercoating has a warranty for up to 30 years removing the need for regular maintenance painting. You can read more here about Dulux Steel Shield Powdercoating.
The only cleaning required is on the glass to maintain shine and a wet dusting over the framework and handles.
Steel is more than three times stronger than aluminium therefore provides superior resistance to burglary, forced impact, sound and the environment.
RP Technik is certified according to OHSAS 18001 and ISO 9001 International Standards.
Weather and environment
Profiles have options for environmental and safety barriers
Hot and cold
With innovative thermal barriers and options of double-glazed and hermetic profiles, steel doors and windows will reduce your energy bills in both summer and winter.
Steel inherently is less likely to expand or contract like aluminium in adverse temperatures which leads to joints cracking. It will also not bow nor twist like timber does in humid and dry weather. Steel remains stable throughout its enduring lifespan.
Profiles can offer Flame Zone ratings for Australian Bushfire Attack Ratings Level (BAL FZ) providing the highest possible level of safety in a bushfire.
Learn more about this on NSW Rural Fire Service’s website or consult your architect.
Steel is 100% termite and borer proof.
It is commonly known that steel frames can outlast an entire timber-framed building structure.
Once steel has reached the end of its life it can be recycled.
This style of joinery originated in the early 1900s and were commonplace for homes, warehouses and greenhouses across the developed world.
Chic restorations of edgy industrial lofts and apartments from Europe and North America led to a stylish resurgence with the help of endless lifestyle media presence.
For many years the Australian joinery market has been dominated by aluminium and timber, but steel is now making a dramatic return.