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Frameworks’ Serenity Sidelite Aluminum Frame Provides Multiple Elevation Options for Large Spaces

Frameworks, an ASSA ABLOY Group brand, introduces the Serenity Sidelite Frame, an industry-leading sound attenuation addition to the brand's Serenity door opening product line. Available with a maximum total opening size of 11' wide and 9' high, the Serenity Sidelight Frame can span most office fronts, and provides multiple elevation options for classrooms or other large spaces.

"As architects and designers increasingly want aluminum interior doors and frames that have a clean, minimalistic look plus specialized attributes that require testing and certification, we're expanding our product line to offer aesthetically-appealing openings for a wider range of applications," said Brad Parks, ASSA ABLOY Product Manager. "We're pleased to provide the new Serenity Sidelite Frame for schools, healing environments, and other sound attenuation applications that require a decorative design."

The full line of Serenity door opening solutions gives designers the clean lines of aluminum frames (available in various finishes), the warmth of wood doors, and now the daylighting of a glazed partition with the technology of sound transmission control. The Serenity Sidelite Frame combines a single door frame with an attached window and carries a Sound Transmission Class (STC) rating of 35 per ASTM E90 (Standard Test Method for Laboratory Measurement of Airborne Sound Transmission Loss of Building Partitions and Elements) and ASTM E413 (Classification for Rating Sound Insulation).

Each element in the opening is critical in satisfying the testing standards. The Frameworks Serenity Sidelite Frame was tested with ASSA ABLOY wood doors from Graham and Maiman, along with Pemko seal kits, which are integral to the certification. Frameworks offers the Serenity product line with quick lead-times for fast-paced commercial construction projects.

About Frameworks
Since 1996, Frameworks has been manufacturing high quality, pre-finished aluminum frames, windows, and doors for interior commercial applications. Located in Houston, TX, Frameworks specializes in sleek, modern designs with concealed fastening, rich colors, and recessed glazing pockets to for architecturally-pleasing design aesthetics.

ASSA ABLOY is the global leader in door opening solutions, dedicated to satisfying end-user needs for security, safety and convenience.


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