Shaping the future

aluminium

  • 100% recyclable
  • Strong and light
  • Impermeable, non-toxic and odorless
  • Easy to form
  • Fire proof
  • Good conductivity
  • Astatically pleasing
  • Highly corrosion resistant

Why Aluminium

Aluminium is the most durable metal commonly used in architecture and is resistant to all normal atmospheric corrosion agents.

It is not susceptible to insect or pest damage and is unaffected by fungi, moss, mould, lichens or bacteria.

Under normal atmospheric conditions the factory applied coatings will retain a good appearance for a minimum of 15 years and will not flake, split, peel or crack. Colour changes due to weathering will be uniform along any elevation. After many years’ service the product can be over-painted to restore appearance. No under coats or primers are required.

Aluminium is completely unaffected by sunlight and will retain full functionality for the design life of the building.

It does not become brittle and prone to splitting in cold conditions.

On a weight to strength ratio aluminium is 23 times stronger than PVC and is resistant to damage by impact, breakage, wind and snow loading or weight of ladders.

Aluminium’s coefficient of thermal expansion is 0.000026/degc. Seamless gutters secretly fixed at 450mm centres therefore move between fixing points by just 0.108mm per 10degc temperature change. That’s why such long continuous lengths are possible.

Finally, in today’s world we have to be more conscious of the environmental impact of our decisions and actions. Aluminium, almost uniquely, is fully, infinitely and economically recyclable and does not contribute to the global waste crisis and poses no environmental hazards.

 

 

 

 

 


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