Windows are one of the most expressive and vital features of a building, serving as part of the thermal envelope while affording light transmission, sound control, and natural ventilation. While window designs have long varied in opening size, sash pattern, and shape, they remained largely made from timber until the early 20th century, when aluminium became a feasible material option.
Originally, aluminium windows naturally attracted condensation, due to the inherent properties of the product. To get over this problem, windows and doors had to be installed using a timber sub frame, which acted as a thermal break between the window/door and the property. As time has evolved, there is no longer the need to utilise a sub-frame, as modern aluminium profiles have a built-in thermal break which allows the modern window and door to be far slimmer than the models installed in the 1970’s.
Modern aluminium windows and doors can literally be made in any RAL colour, (RAL is a numbering system that identifies exact shades of a colour) with white and anthracite grey being the most popular for both domestic and commercial installations alike. The thermally broken profiles, along with low emissivity glass, will ensure that your home is warm and cosy whilst saving on energy bills at the same time.