An aging swimming facility in Toronto, NSW underwent a comprehensive year-long renovation to transform into a modern and energy-efficient centre. Several Alspec thermally broken double glazed window and door products were installed at the Toronto Swim Centre located on Awaba Road, Toronto West to achieve energy efficiency goals.

Designed by Facility Design Group Architects, the renovation included resurfacing the centre’s 16m and 25m pools, constructing a new combined hydrotherapy and spa pool, replacing filtration and disinfection systems, installing solar panels, and refurbishing existing amenities. New additions also included a new training room, as well as a new kiosk and building entrance to create a welcoming street frontage.

Alspec ThermAFrame thermally broken double glazed aluminium window and door framing products were specified for the new entrance to the centre. Fabricated by Air View Aluminium for the swim centre, this double glazed window and door framing system utilises Polyamide Thermal Break technology to create a stable and comfortable indoor environment. The thermal break design inserts a low-conductivity product (the polyamide) between the panels of aluminium framing to reduce the transfer of cold or heat through the aluminium, minimising thermal bridging wherever possible.

The ThermAFrame centre pocket framing was utilised in the 101.6mm x 60mm profile along the exterior façade as well as for the glazed interior wall separating the pools and the viewing area. Also available in 150mm profile, the wide glazing pockets of the double glazed system can accommodate glass options up to 32mm and are also suitable for Insulating Glass Units (IGU), where hermetically sealed panes of glass are bonded at the edges. ThermAFrame doors can be configured in pivoted, sliding or hinged options, supported by proprietary heavy duty hinges capable of handling the heavier glass loads.

After being completely updated to modern-day standards, the well-insulated and energy-efficient swim centre is ready for the community to take a dive.