The real questions are:
Does it solve a problem?
Is it serviceable?
How is it going to look in ten years?

Charles Eames - Designer

BOAVISTA

LET INNOVATION BE THE PLATFORM
OF OUR CONSTRUCTIONS!

BOAVISTA is the brand of window frames of FWD. It is the first fully manufactured in FIBERGLASS, which is considered by leading experts as ““Material of the future””! We exist based on a strong set of core values that we defend and apply in everything we do, from our everyday life, to every single construction created:

EFFICIENCY + MINIMALISM + INNOVATION + QUALITY + SUSTAINABILITY

Aimed for the final consumer, architects and construction, promoters BOAVISTA Windows are the ideal choice to those looking for high thermal and acoustic performance, and take great comfort in using an environmentally responsible product that has a reduced ecological footprint.

The right choice of window for a new project, or even for a rehabilitation one, contributes decisively for a balanced final aesthetic. This will also affect the interior. environment.

For us, the future of construction will be guided by two vectors: the superior quality of materials and the environmental protection they provide. We want to be part of this future; with you!

BOAVISTA

A CLEAR VIEW TO THE FUTURE

  • Sand is the main raw material for fiberglass, this is widely available in Nature;
  • Pultrusion has a energetically low demanding production process;
  • The profiles production and windows manufacturing processes produce very little waste;
  • The profiles don’t require any kind of special transportation;
  • The material life cycle is a very long one. There are those who call it "the 100 year window"!;
  • The fiberglass windows have a high thermal and acoustic efficiency, allowing energy savings throughout their life cycle.


FIBERGLASSWhat is it?

Fiberglass is the common name for GRPs – glass reinforced plastics; that is a composite material, which means, a material composed by two or more components with different physical and chemical properties combined to result in a new material with excellent features.

With the use of composite materials, one just needs to choose the right components and it is possible to create a product resistant to chemical corrosion and high temperatures or with excellent insulating properties and endurance, it depends on the specific needs.

For this motive, during the last decades, composite materials (including fiberglass) have been gaining ground in virtually every sector (from furniture to structures, marine industry, etc.) and are now more commonly being used in the construction industry.

GRPs are a material with a high tensile, flexural, compressive strength and impact resistance often used in structural applications.

Fiberglass is a light and non-conductive material, used also as an insulator. It allows large design flexibility as it enables the molding of complex parts, big or small, seamlessly and with great functional and aesthetic value.

It does not rust and presents exceptional resistance to highly aggressive environments in comparison to conventional materials. This chemical resistance of GRP’s is determined by the resin and laminated construction used.

While constant section profiles are produced by pultrusion, molding produces the larger and more complex parts. This process, used for low volume production, is mainly used in the manufacture of boats, surfboards, furniture and parts for the automotive and aeronautics industry.

Whatever the manufacture method used, the final result will always be a product with low maintenance costs due to the chemical inertness and high weather resistance inherent to the material.

SOME CHARACTERISTICS OF FIBERGLASS

  • Low thermal conductivity;
  • High dimensional stability;
  • Able to maintain its properties either in very high or very low temperatures;
  • Excellent mechanical properties;
  • Excellent corrosion resistance;
  • It does not brittle at low temperatures.

PRODUCTION PROCESS - PULTRUSION

The fiberglass profiles used in all BOAVISTA windows are produced with POLTRUSION technology.

Fiberglass roovings

Responsible for the profiles longitudinal strength

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BOAVISTA WINDOWS

BOAVISTA Windows are completely manufactured in fiberglass, a material that combines a high mechanical resistance (allowing large spans) with a high efficiency in thermal and acoustic control. They also have a very high durability, not being affected by harsh environments such as a marine environment.

By using pultrusion as the manufacturing process of BOAVISTA Windows, we ensure that the environmental costs of their production are extremely low.

BOAVISTA windows are finished with high strength polyurethane paint in any desired color.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

When compared with other materials commonly used in the manufacture of windows applied in construction, the GRPs are those who have the best features.

Any pultruded product in fiberglass consumes less natural resources and energy and it is more favorable in terms of emissions than a similar product made in other materials.

GRPWoodPVCAluminium
Cracking resistanceXXX
Peeling resistanceXXX
Flexural resistanceXX
PaintableXXX
"Wood laminate"XX
Dilatation/ Contraction similar to glassX
High energy efficiencyXXX
 
Mechanical properties GRP Wood PVC Aluminium
Specific weight (kg/dm3) / Dens. 1,7-1,8 0,51 1,38 2,5
Tensile strength (MPa) 200-300 4-9 43 213
Elasticity modulus (GPa) 12,20 - 2,7 69

Tilt-and-turn Series

The Tilt-and-Turn BOAVISTA window stands out for its high performance and easy integration in any project.

The window allows a variety of combinations and solutions that will meet any needs.

With the weatherstriping being formed by a twofold neoprene sealing the watertightness and the longevity of the window are assured.

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MAIN FEATURES

  • High performance
  • Possibility of using hidden hardware
  • Possibility of building windows with a larger dimension

Single Hung Series

The BOAVISTA Single hung series window is the ideal and the most used solution in the rehabilitation of buildings.

It is simple to install and utilize with its two sheets, one fixed and one movable, and with its practical mechanism that combines two opening alternatives: lifting or tilting. The tilting movement also facilitates the glass cleaning.

The Single hung windows uses a twofold sealing system, with pile seals and special gaskets, which guarantee the water tightness, without compromising the movement of the window.

The spring system, used to hold the window in any position, makes it extremely safe and allows anyone to use it.

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MAIN FEATURES

  • Ideal for rehabilitations
  • Two ways of opening
  • Secure usage

Sliding Series

BOAVISTA sliding window presents itself as the best solution to those seeking for a window with a high performing and wide glazed surfaces.

This is a very flexible window which can be adapted to any project. With a pane capacity of up to 250kg and being able to work with more than one sheet, we can solve any given requirements presented to us.

The frame solution allows the window to be embedded in the floor, walls or ceiling reducing the frame expression in the window.

The slinding series always comes with a twofolded sealing, with pile seals which guarantee the watertightness of the set.

Its locking system can have one, two or three locking points (with or without a key), increasing the window security.

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MAIN FEATURES

  • Possibility of using wide spans
  • Wide glassed surfaces
  • High security locking system

BOAVISTA Windows in Fensterbau/Frontale 2014

With INLINE Fiberglass as our partners  BOAVISTA Windows participated in what is the biggest windows,doors and facades exhibition in the world!

More than 108,000 trade visitores along the four days of exhibitions, with 37,000 on the second day alone beating all preavious records not only on this fair, but in every single one the Exhibition Centre of Nuremberg has recieved so far.

795 companies from 37 diferente countries presented their products and innovations with sustainability, automation, energy efficiency and design being the key themes. The fair was considered a sounding success!

BOAVISTA partners with the Portal of Sustainable Construction

BOAVISTA signed a partnership contract with the Portal of Sustainable Construction in which it appears recommended as an ECO.Product.

Because they are built with fibreglass, BOAVISTA Windows presents excellent properties, not only during its production phase, but especially during utilization that allows for very significant energy savings.

BOAVISTA will make presence at the Feira Internacional do Portal de Construção Sustentável that will take place in Braga from the 1st to the 4th of October.

BOAVISTA supports the Dalila Gonçalves Exhibition at the KubikGallery

BOAVISTA is backing up the KUBIKGALLLERY at the “Procedere é Processo” exhibition from the artist Dalila Gonçalves, considered by Time Out – Porto magazine as the exhibition of the month of September.

This exhibition presents us with a set of Works that result from a experimental game that looks to test the permeability between materials and the process of artistic practice with the living of everyday life.

Using video, photography and installation as tools, the artist designs objects that don’t always imply the real transformation of things, in many cases materializing themselves by the simple unexpected, ironic, absurd or metaphoric use of the material. By the subtle information that is used, by the proper nature of the materials or by the simple modus operandi, it juggles with its “perception” and the idea of “evidence”. It’s on these awkward moments, this border between physical reality and fiction, that the feel and thinking mechanisms are activated, thus giving meaning to the artistic object.

Dalila Gonçalves was born in 1982 in Castelo de Paiva (Portugal). Has a degree in Fine Arts – Painting from the Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto (2005). A master’s degree in Visual Arts Teaching from the FBAUP and FPCEUP (2009). In 2008 was selected for the Gulbenkian Artistic Creation and Creativity Program Photography Course. Worked between 2010 and 2011 in Ignasi Aballí’s atelier (Barcelona) with a scholarship from the Inov-art program (Portuguese Ministery of Culture). Currently receiving a PhD on Art and Design at Faculty of Fine Arts of Porto University (FBAUP).

Inauguration will be on the 21st of September, and it will be on display till de 27th of October 2012. 

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