Aluminium – the architect’s choice
Advantages of aluminium window and doors
It’s also easy to see why. The strength of aluminium makes for slim frames where as the greater expanses of glass, in turn brings more light into your home.
It’s this trend for light-filled homes which make architects sway towards choosing aluminium. Aluminium window and doors is now the premium choice for contemporary houses and extensions.
Securahome sales manager Nigel Hocking said: “Aluminium really is the architect’s choice for contemporary building. Its modern appearance makes it ideal for all new homes or extensions.”
Why is aluminium an architect’s choice
“The new aluminium range is a great way of bringing that high-end, sleek styling to your home. Its signature colours of grey, black and white make it look very modern and timeless.”
Additionally due to its strength, an aluminium frame can be up to 50 per cent slimmer than a traditional UPVC frame. This makes it a popular choice especially for bi-folding doors. The strength of the frame means that the glass panes in aluminium bi-folding doors can be up to 1200mm wide. This makes the glass panes two thirds wider compared to a maximum of 800mm width for UPVC.
These larger panes help to create the ‘glass wall’ appearance which is the USP of bi-folding doors.
As an alternative to bi-folding doors, aluminium replacement patio doors can be a great way to introduce this trend to your home. Once again the slim, strong frame means you can choose larger pane of glass to give uninterrupted views of your garden.
The window range offers a choice of a contemporary square or a more classic frame with softened, sculptured lines.
Like our UPVC windows and doors, the aluminium range is low maintenance. The frames are powder coated to create a very durable finish. It also provides a lengthy guarantee against corrosion and peeling, making them ideal for coastal areas.
As you would expect from Securahome, all products in the aluminium range are tested to the very latest British Standards. They carry the BS Kitemark and have multi-point locking mechanisms for security.
The aluminium range also exceeds building regulations requirements for thermal efficiency. This can be further boosted with the use of high-performance glass.