The AGP System®
New Zealand's leading double-glazing technology
New Zealand's all-round best performing double-glazing
Our insulated, high-performance system, The AGP System®, uses the best components and technology available in New Zealand, featuring Solux-E® or Solux Ultra™, argon gas and ATS - Architectural Thermal Spacer®. The AGP System® is backed with an extended 12-year warranty - two years longer than the industry standard or legislative requirements.
What is The AGP System®?
The AGP System® is a double-glazed unit which is made using world class components and industry leading technology. The panes of glass are processed using a highly automated, precision process to ensure their high quality.
ATS - Architectural Thermal Spacer®
A warm-edge spacer that bonds the two glass panes of your double-glazed windows and doors apart and creates an airtight bond to ensure the best gas retention of argon gas used in The AGP System®.
An invisible inert gas which is used as an insulator to create an additional barrier to heat loss in winter and heat gain in summer, improving thermal performance.
Bonded to glass and secondary sealant
A continually evolving formulation used to ensure durable bonding between glass panes. This creates an airtight seal for the space between panes, providing additional protection for the primary seal.
Solux-E® or Solux Ultra™
Solux-E® and Solux Ultra™ are low emissivity (Low-E) coatings on the glass, which are virtually invisible. They improve the level of insulation of the home. The Low-E coating is applied to the inside surface of the exterior glass pane, protecting it from the elements. Solux-E® and Solux Ultra™ coatings reflect the heat back to the inside, reducing winter heat loss through the glass. The reverse happens during the summer helping to limit overheating.
What does it do?
Your windows and doors are a complete system with each component contributing to a warm, comfortable, healthy home.
Reduces heat transfer
The AGP System® uses ATS to keep warm and cold areas separated, and an argon gas fill to act as an insulator. These components work together with Solux-E® or Solux Ultra™ to reduce heat loss in winter and heat gain in summer through your glazing.
Blocks excessive heat
Solux-E® and Solux Ultra™ let the sun’s visible light pass through but reflect the ‘sun’s heat’ back out 34% better* than standard double glazing. With less heat entering the home, there’s less need for air conditioning to keep your home cool.
Solux-E® and Solux Ultra™ reflect the warm air in the home back into your house rather than escaping through the glass. This reduces winter heat loss by 59% better** when compared to standard double glazing.
Replaces traditional aluminium spacer system
The AGP System® has replaced the traditional aluminium spacer system with ATS - Architectural Thermal Spacer® which is a better performing, single component thermoplastic spacer that is bonded to the glass. This technology outperforms existing spacers and edge seal systems available in New Zealand.
Complies with the Building Code’s highest R-value
To deliver the ultimate thermal performance for your home, it’s important to complement The AGP System® with a thermally efficient frame such as ThermalHEART® or uPVC Klima Series.
The AGP System®
What are the benefits?
AGP - Thermal efficiency
The AGP System® pairs ATS - Architectural Thermal Spacer® with argon gas to reduce heat transfer through the glass, contributing to an improvement in the window systems’ overall thermal performance.
AGP - Smaller energy bills
A more constant temperature means less energy used to heat and cool the home, providing energy savings year-round. Reduced energy consumption puts less demand on New Zealand’s power grid, reducing the environmental footprint of your home.
AGP - Longevity
ATS – Architectural Thermal Spacer® is made to flex with changes in pressure and tension on the window edge seal, improving The AGP System’s longevity. ATS - Architectural Thermal Spacer® offers better reliability by replacing traditional rigid spacer systems, which have multiple parts, with an innovative single-component system.
AGP - Healthier home
The internal and external glass panes in The AGP System® are separated with ATS - Architectural Thermal Spacer® to reduce the likelihood of condensation forming on the glass inside the home, reducing the risk of mould growth and increasing the health and wellbeing of you and your family. This can be further improved with a thermally improved frame.
AGP - Gas retention
The superior seal integrity of ATS - Architectural Thermal Spacer® improves The AGP System’s argon gas retention and reduces the risk of moisture vapour leaking into the unit. This is why we back The AGP System® with an extended 12-year warranty.
AGP - Aesthetics
The AGP System® features ATS - Architectural Thermal Spacer® - a smooth, matt black spacer which is robotically extruded for a uniform appearance. The ATS - Architectural Thermal Spacer® has a single join, unlike other spacers which can have multiple joins. The matt black finish also reduces the reflectance of the frame colour.