Leo Haese BMW Centurion and Edelweiss



Advantage Curtain Wall by HBS Aluminium Systems – supplied and installed by Edelweiss – a first in SA

Edelweiss is a long-standing and active member of the Master Builders Association – North, and has for many years served on the Associations' Executive Committee.

Edelweiss is a long-standing and active member of the Master Builders Association – North, and has for many years served on the Associations’ Executive Committee


Leo Haese BMW Centurion and Edelweiss




Renowned specialist fenestration company, Edelweiss Glass and Aluminium, recently successfully completed the glazing façades on the 7 000 m2 Leo Hease BMW project in Centurion.

With 32 years of experience in the fenestration industry Edelweiss Glass and Aluminium completed this complex project to the company’s usual exceptional quality level – and on time – a significant feat given the short project timeline. This was achieved by working in close collaboration with architects VDO Consulting and main contractor Van der Linde & Venter Projects.

For this project, located on the corner of John Vorster and Hendrik Verwoerd drives in Centurion. Edelweiss made use of the HBS Advantage Curtain Wall system

To meet the technical requirements specified Edelweiss was able to use 250 mm mullions to deal with the spans on the façade, with an inertia of over 1 700 cm4.

The Advantage Curtain Wall achieved A4 when tested to SANS614 for water ingress, air penetration and structural integrity.

Advantage Curtain Wall is also energy efficient. When using double glazing, the Advantage Curtain Wall system uses a thermal break section behind the pressure plate, this ensures that all external and internal aluminium are separated resulting in an energy efficient façade, when combined with energy efficient performance glass specifications.


About Edelweiss Glass & Aluminium

Edelweiss Glass & Aluminium, situated in Silvertondale, Pretoria, was established in May 1985.

The company is committed to the design, manufacture and installation of quality aluminium architectural products.

Commitment to quality is demonstrated by producing proven designs, manufactured from the best available materials, which conform to customer requirements. Edelweiss Glass & Aluminium is continually striving to improve on the quality of its products and to achieve this objective.

Edelweiss Glass & Aluminium obtains versatility by utilising various aluminium systems and products, giving them the leading edge in technology for all project specific requirements and design.

The company also ensures that its Health and Safety file is always above standard, thus achieving the highest possible safety rating on each project.


Edelweiss Glass & Aluminium specializes in the following commercial products:
– Flush glazed and pressure glazed façades;
– Curtain walls (frameless, unitised and non-unitised);
– Glass entrance canopy’s;
– Aluminium shop fronts and frameless shop fronts;
– Aluminium windows;
– Doors (single / double / sliding folding / sliding / sliding stacking / frameless);
– Fire rated shop fronts and escape doors according to Building Regulations SANS 10400-T;
– Bullet resistant windows and aluminium frames with steel inserts to specific client requirements;
– Solar control glazing (low E coated and insulated products);
– Sound control glazing;
– Photovoltaic glazing (energy generating glass);
– Shaded glazing (tinted glass); and
– Security and safety glazing (laminated / multi-laminated / toughened laminated glass).

Edelweiss Glass & Aluminium guarantees for each project:
– Two year workmanship guarantee
– SAGGA Electronic Certificate of Conformance on glass installed
– Powder coating guarantee on all standard and special powder coating finishes.

“We pride ourselves with an internal team consisting of our estimating, design, logistics/procurement, project/contracts managers & contracts director, to ensure the required flow and in time completion of each unique project.

Our site team-leaders also ensures that all required work is executed on- site as set out each day in order to complete each project timeously, thus building and retaining well balanced relationships with all involved professional teams,” says founding director Mrs Liana Mrs van der Walt.
Edelweiss Glass & Aluminium is a long standing and active member of: the Master Builders Association North (MBA North); the Association of Architectural Aluminium Manufacturers of South Africa (AAAMSA); and the South African Glass & Glazing Association (SAGGA).

Edelweiss also has access to the AAAMSA testing facilities with test results supplied on request.

For more information please contact:
+27 012 804 3590/1



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