Aura & AuraPlus
Rationel Aura is designed for clean lines, flat frames and a flush finish. This Scandinavian-style window has a solid timber construction and the ability to attain high levels of solar gain. Featuring a sleek and minimalist frame, AURA is perfect for modern building with a contemporary design.
In terms of the timber construction, the Rationel AURAPLUS window is identical to AURA. The only difference between them is the addition of external aluminium screen, included on the AURAPLUS window. The AURA PLUS is thus a composite window – in that it is constructed from two materials (timber and aluminium). This inclusion ensures both minimum and minimal maintenance characteristics; giving a life expectancy of 83 years on the aluminium clad product. The product is tested for use in marine environments.
Rationel are a manufacturer we have worked with for more than 15 years in the UK and Enlightened Windows is a Rationel-approved distributor nationwide. Rationel have more than 60 years experience of window manufacture and employ 1,050 people in Denmark, England, Ireland and Poland; manufacturing premium quality, durable and stylish windows and doors. Critcally, Rationel have a very good UK support Network and infrastructure. Meaning that the product is reliable, spares are readily available in case of damage and the manufacturer guarantee is fully UK supported and certificated. The importance of this should not be underestimated.
Rationel Aura and AuraPlus Options
Both products have a wide variety of opening designs, glazing options and configurations. Along with the typical styles, this Scandinavian window can be manufactured in bespoke shapes to correspond to an assortment of openings. Featuring fully adjustable and secure ironmongery (Secure by Design part Q compliant hardware), two gaskets and the option of trickle vents; AURA and AURAPLUS are carefully engineered with the customer in mind. Furthermore, all Rationel products prioritise energy efficiency. The slim design naturally takes advantage of the solar heat from daylight, and the exceptional insulating qualities reduce CO2 emissions significantly.
Due to their energy efficient characteristics, both Rationel AURA and AURAPLUS are suitable for Passiv Haus buildings.
All aluminium profiles are coated with a minimum of 60 microns thick and are pre-anodized to achieve a marine-grade. The windows and doors will require regular maintenance, as per the Rationel Operations and Maintenance manual, which is also included in the downloads tab of this page. Failure to maintain windows when in marine environments will result in failure of the product which is not warranted.
The Product development is primarily based on Danish market and associated climate i.e. predominantly coastal, similar to North Scotland, so the products are suitable for coastal locations. We treat the aluminium for filiform corrosion prior to powder coating, and the products are salt-spray tested at R&D stage. Furthermore, salt-spray batch testing is completed on all metal components from cladding to hinges. Even to staples used to fix packaging for delivery also takes place.
Efficiency, Solidity, Dependability
Thanks to constantly enhancing efficiency and optimising the products, Rationel windows are designed to withstand all weather types, attempted break-ins, and finally the constant wear and tear of repeatedly opening and closing windows year after year. This design is not only tested on paper but is independently physically tested and subsequently certified.
“We basically offer a complete service. For over 60 years our company has been based on excellent craftsmanship. This is still the case. At Rationel we take a pride in delivering high quality,” Rationel CEO Thomas Tvedergaard Larsen.
We have worked with Rationel for over 15 years and are approved distributors and factory trained installers.
Typical Lifespan AURA: 60 years
AURAPLUS: 85 years
Lead Time 8-10 weeks from sign off Best U-Value 0.78 W/m^2k Finishes Any RAL Colour
for both timber and aluminium (AURAPLUS only)
Glazing Double, Triple, Obscure, Solar, Toughened Performance and
Air Permeability: 600 PA
Wind Resistance: 1600 PA
Operation: 10,000 cycles
Water Tightness: 600 PA
Maximum Sizes CLICK HERE FOR SIZES Manufactured in Poland