Aluminium has gone through a complete revival in recent years. Aluminium windows of the 70’s and 80’s were thermally very poor and as anyone who has had old aluminium windows knows, they had condensation issues which could cause damage to the property. Condensation would gather on the inside of the aluminium window frame and trickle down onto the window board and plaster line. This in turn could cause damage to the plaster work and also lead to damp and mould forming, which brings with it obvious dangers.
The main reason behind the revival of aluminium windows and doors is something called ‘thermally broken’. Rather than the aluminium window frame being metallic front to back, they are ‘thermally broken’, which is a polyamide piece inserted between the internal and external aluminium, which prevents the cold travelling through the aluminium frame from outside to inside. This is what would cause the condensation in old aluminium.
Since this step forward, aluminium has become and continues to be the go to material for homeowners and architects for good thermal values, sustainability and the modern look.
This project came to us through a recommendation, as so many of our customers do. They met one of our sales representatives James at our showroom. They instantly took to the aluminium windows we have on show there and loved our standard matt black colour (RAL9005). They also liked the idea of subtle Georgian inserts in the glass. These are the bars that can be seen in the windows.
Everything was ordered, surveyed and manufactured and it took our installers Dave and Stuart two days to fit the Smart Alitherm 300 windows.
As you can see from the before and after photos, a total transformation and we are just waiting for the neighbours to get in touch now!
Before and After Photos
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