Aluminium is a light weight, high strength material that when used for windows and doors provides a slim, attractive and very strong profile. The frames are made as slim as possible to minimise the sight lines and make the best possible use of the glass area. Aluminium is a very durable material that requires little maintenance.
Most Aluminium profiles have a Polamide thermal break that achieves significantly improved thermal insulation and reduced u-values therefore complying with building regulations Part L.
Aluminium windows and doors are painted using a polyester powder coated finish that is baked on to give a tough and resilient paint finish that won’t fade or flake off and there are hundreds of RAL colours to choose from. Aluminium may also be specified to have a woodgrain foil finish.
Arguably the most sustainable material to use for your windows and doors because it is very recyclable and the recycled Aluminium process uses only 5% of the energy used to create the original Aluminium product making it generally known as the world’s most sustainable building material.
Customers have a new creative licence and architectural design freedom to make an impressive statement. Contemporary buildings usually have large glass areas so Aluminium is a popular choice because of its strength and slim sightlines for creating the contemporary look.
Aluminium windows designed to replicate the appearance of traditional steel frames are suitable for use in conservation areas or listed buildings subject to local planning. The slim sightlines of Aluminium frames will retain the character of a period property but with much improved security and thermal performance.