Sustainability of Aluminium

 In Design Trends, news, Technical Glazing

The prominence of aluminium windows and doors  

As consumers are becoming more aware of the impact of their choices on the environment, sustainable building practices are becoming increasingly popular. One way to drive sustainability in the construction industry is by using materials that are responsibly sourced and can be recycled at the end of their lifespan. Aluminium is one such material, and aluminium windows and doors can be a sustainable choice for your home or building. 

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Sourcing materials for aluminium windows and doors

 The first step to creating sustainable aluminium windows and doors is to ensure that the material is sourced responsibly. Aluminium can be recycled endlessly without losing its properties, making it a great choice for those who want to reduce their carbon footprint. It’s important to choose suppliers who source their aluminium from recycled materials or renewable sources to minimize the environmental impact of mining and processing new aluminium. 


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Durability of aluminium glazing solutions  

Aluminium is a durable and long-lasting material that can withstand harsh weather conditions, making it an ideal choice for windows and doors. Durable products require less maintenance and have a longer lifespan, reducing the need for replacement, because of this high-performance glazing solution. This also reduces waste and the associated environmental impact of manufacturing new products. 

Recyclability of aluminium Windows and doors  

One of the most significant benefits of aluminium is its recyclability. Aluminium can be recycled infinitely without drastically effecting its level of performance, making it a sustainable choice for windows and doors. When choosing aluminium windows and doors, make sure to select products that are designed to be easily disassembled and recycled at the end of their lifespan. Which In turn is reducing waste and promoting sustainable building practise. 

Effective installation of aluminium windows and doors  eastington lane aluminium windows doors 9 scaled

Proper installation is crucial for the energy efficiency and durability of aluminium windows and doors. The installation should be done by a professional to ensure that there are no gaps or leaks that can cause heat loss or air infiltration, reducing the amount of external expenditure on energy bringing both financial and environmental benefits. Ensuring that the windows and doors function optimally, reduces the need for repairs and replacements. Aluminium windows and doors are a sustainable choice for your space that does not compromise performance or appearance, if sourced responsibly and designed with energy efficiency, durability, recyclability, and proper installation in mind. By choosing sustainable aluminium products and maintaining them properly, you can reduce your environmental impact while enjoying the benefits of high-quality windows and doors. If you’re interested in exploring your options for sustainable aluminium windows and doors, contact IQ Projects. 


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