Aluminium Resources and Information

This section details technical information on aluminium doors and windows, including references, technical drawings, standards, legislation and other references.

The industry has a vast number of organisations, bodies, supporting information and information available.  The Resources section will contain posts relating to further information, useful links and more.

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Why Aluminium?

The demand for aluminium products is increasing year by year.

Aluminium is a young material, and in the little more than a century since its first commercial production, it has become the world’s second most used metal after steel.

Aluminium is the metal of choice for leading designers, architects and engineers, who want a material that combines functionality and cost-effectiveness with innovative form and design potential.

Aluminium is an extraordinarily versatile material. The range of forms it can take – from castings, extrusions, tubes, sheet & plate to foil, powder, and forgings – and the variety of surface finishes available – including coatings, anodizing and polishing – means can be used in many, many products, often those which we use every day.

Aluminium is light (33% the weight of steel) and this, together with its numerous material qualities, makes it useful throughout modern life. It is a good conductor of electricity and most overhead and many underground transmission lines are made of aluminium. It transmits conducted heat and reflects radiant heat, making it an excellent medium from which to produce cooking utensils and foils, radiators and building insulation. Its strength, combined with its low density, makes it ideal for transport and packaging applications. Aluminium is a unique metal: strong, durable, flexible, impermeable, lightweight, corrosion-resistant and 100 per cent recyclable.

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