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Everything You Should Know About Aluminium Windows and Doors

From aesthetics to performance, aluminium offers many advantages. It has a long lifespan, is endlessly recyclable, highly durable, with a wide range of finishes and maintenance-free.  Discover on this page everything you need to know about aluminium windows and doors for your beautiful home.


Weather Performance - Did you know?

"Weather Performance - what you need to know" discusses the importance of understanding weather performance classifications for windows and doors when making a purchase. These classifications indicate the durability and thermal efficiency of the product and are the result of standardized tests conducted by accredited, independent test centers.

What is a Competent Person Scheme?

A Competent Person Scheme is a crucial aspect when buying replacement windows and doors. These schemes, regulated by the government for over two decades, aim to raise industry standards in building refurbishment and eliminate unqualified contractors, providing homeowners with peace of mind.

How big can you go?

Demysifying standard parameters and guidelines for window and door sizes in the UK, based on Building Regulations compliance. While there are no "standard" sizes, there are weight limits for window sashes. We provide specific size details for different window and door styles, including bifolds, sliders, French doors, and front doors. 

What Colours do you do?

When you think about aluminium window and door colours, you might automatically think ‘grey’. And, while it’s true that the dark shade known in the trade as ‘Anthracite’ does currently account for around 30% of sales, there’s a vast range of other colour choices available to help expand your horizons.

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Aluminium is an ideal material for creating energy-efficient windows and doors. It's renowned for its quality, style and durability, plus its slim sightlines and large expanses of glass offer an attractive look. Aluminium window and door systems also require minimal maintenance and are 100% recyclable, making them a sustainable and energy-efficient choice that can help reduce energy bills.

How is Aluminium Made?

If you’re thinking about choosing new aluminium windows and doors, it’s reassuring to know that aluminium is one of the most sustainable materials on the planet. It can be infinitely recycled without losing any of its properties, and it’s actually estimated that around 75% of all the aluminium produced over the last 140+ years (1bn tonnes) is still in circulation today.