Windows & Doors has chosen
to focus on the manufacture of pultruded fiberglass windows and
doors. DUXTON, based in Winnipeg,
Canada, has the advantage of a challenging environment with temperature
extremes of both very cold and hot. DUXTON has combined an expertise
in high performance glass and high performance window
frames to create some of the most leading edge window systems in
the world. Experienced staff have combined window knowledge and
design interest to create unique window solutions for a wide range
of building projects, new and retrofit.
The founder, Al Dueck, developed insights into window
performance characteristics during 20 years of window industry
experience. Early experience and knowledge
and strengths were gained with specific focus on high performance
glass configurations (ranging from high to very low solar gain and unique
quintuple extreme low U value configurations). Further insights into fenestration
components were gained during 80's and 90's with the on-going evolution
of vinyl and fiberglass window components. This became the basis
of selecting pultruded fiberglass as the ideal window system material.
The development of DUXTON Windows & Doors began in 1999 with
the considerate selection of the optimal window framing material, pultruded
fiberglass. The material was chosen for its ideal strengths for fenestration as well
as perceived growth as a material. DUXTON is one of the few window manufacturers
in the world with a pure focus on pultruded fiberglass.
also chose to build the business from the beginning with a focus
on suitable, complimentary glass configurations. Triple
or Dual pane glass with selections of clear or solar “block or gain” low
e, inert gas and warm edge Super Spacer formed the basis of the
window system building blocks. DUXTON has also chosen to provide an extended
range of glazing options including Heat Mirror and Cardinal Glass featuring
the unique XL warm edge spacer.
DUXTON's fiberglass window development program has
included a broad range of finish options ranging from custom colors to
stain-able wood interiors. A range of standard colors is available while color matching is also provided
in suitable applications. The stain-able wood interior provides a unique
option that combines the special advantages of pultruded fiberglass as a
base but offers the unique beauty of wood.
DUXTON window development has also focused on the
development of a range of modular window accessories which allow designers
and building professionals to adapt the product to a wider range of applications. A selection of perimeter
and brickmoulds allow the windows/plane of glass to be placed further “in-
or out-ward” within the wall system, depending on the situation.
project managers, supported by CAD detailing by project, work with
designers and specific project to specifically fit the product
to the building. The DUXTON goal is to qualify the suitability of DUXTON windows and then
work to find the best possible solution within budget requirements. From
inception, DUXTON has worked with unique projects - Airdrie Environmental
Education Center to Mountain Equipment Coop (LEED Silver certified) to Ocean
Sciences Center in Logy, Newfoundland – and continues to work closely
with feature projects such as Riverdale Equilibrium (www.riverdalenetzero.ca).
DUXTON Windows & Doors are distributed through select distributors
in various parts of Canada and the United States (specific focus
on central and northern regions) and select international locations. Please
contact DUXTON for a distributor located in nearest your project.