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The Changing Face of Domestic Windows

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Market research over the last few years has revealed that, as suspected, aluminium windows and doors are becoming more popular than other glazing products. This preference is even extending to the domestic market, with home owners throughout the UK discovering the beauty of aluminium.

In the past, aluminium has dominated the commercial sector, being the favourite option for all kinds of applications including shops, offices, hospitals and car showrooms. Whether it’s unobtrusive shop fronts or impressive curtain walling, it features in most of the awe inspiring buildings that appear in our towns and cities. The reasons for it’s growth in popularity are manifold when you consider its strength, durability, flexibility and recyclable nature. Aluminium frames offer a highly tailored solution, as this material’s strength is retained even when extremely slim. This means that large expanses of glass can be held in place securely, while maximum daylight and unhindered views are enjoyed. Bespoke designs are also possible, handy where awkwardly shaped windows exist.

Powder coating means a vast choice of RAL colours from smoky anthracite grey to vibrant red, again catering to individual needs. Whatever your taste or style of home, be it contemporary or traditional, aluminium ticks all the boxes. Aluminium looks fab with only a minimum of maintenance, and has a 40+ year life expectancy. Once finished with, aluminium can be recycled indefinitely too, making it highly eco-friendly.

The housing market has seen a significant role reversal where aluminium is concerned, with aluminium being requested more often. UPVC has in the past been the material of choice due to affordability and thermal efficiency. Advances in technology have started to give aluminium a competitive edge for windows and doors. Improved energy ratings for aluminium glazing products along with their imposing aesthetics have caused the tide to turn in their favour.

First Choice Aluminium H&P are specialists in high quality aluminium window and door products, and are happy to advise on all aspects of professional installation. Give them a call on 0161 678 9144


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