Lightweight, strong and durable - these are just three reasons why aluminium is a great choice for window frames. Slimmer than most other window frame designs, the glass panel can be larger, giving you more light and better views from your home.
We manufacture our aluminium windows in our own bespoke factory, so whether you want to match your new windows with your previous historical steel windows, or create an architecturally designed masterpiece, we are here to help.
We offer an unlimited range of colours in a variety of finishes and a choice of over 85,000 components, so you can make sure your aluminium windows are perfect for you and your home.
They may be slim, but aluminium windows are one of the strongest materials for your windows, and they require little to no maintenance as the material is naturally rust-resistant. This also means that they are very secure windows to choose, as they are very difficult to break into.
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Aluminium windows are lightweight, strong and durable - aluminium offers you choice and unsurpassed quality, whether you want to match slim historical steel windows or create an architect designed masterpiece. We offer an unlimited range of colours in a variety of finishes and a choice of over 85,000 components, aluminium is perfect for that special project.
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Aluminium windows paired with double or triple glazing are one of the most effective ways to insulate your home and reduce your energy bills. Although aluminium is a conductive material, all our frames are fitted with a thermal break which prevents the cold temperatures getting in.
How long do aluminium windows last?
As with all windows, how long they last depends on many variables, including how well they are maintained, the area they are installed in, and the amount of wear and tear they are exposed to. Even taking this into account, aluminium windows are one of the most resilient you will find and can last decades with minimal maintenance. If you really take care of your windows, then they could last up to 40 years before they need replacing.
Wiping down the frames often and hoovering them to get rid of outside debris and dust will help you expand the lifespan of your aluminium windows.
Are aluminium windows better than uPVC?
Both aluminium and uPVC window frames have their benefits. UPVC windows are made from a type of tough plastic, and are often more affordable than aluminium windows. With advances in modern technology, uPVC windows can also be equally energy efficient and secure. Aluminium windows, on the other hand, are strong and aesthetically pleasing; the window frames are usually thinner than those made from uPVC so you will be able to let more light into your home.
If you’re not sure whether you want aluminium or uPVC frames, contact us today to talk to an expert who will help you find the right choice for your home.
Where are aluminium windows used?
Aluminium windows were most commonly used for commercial properties, schools and colleges because of their toughness and durability, but they are becoming increasingly popular for modern homes or for renovating period properties. Their slimline look adds a contemporary feel to any property without sacrificing any performance.
Once you’ve installed quality aluminium windows, you won’t have to worry about them for years to come, but if the price difference is too much for you then you’ll find that our modern uPVC windows offer many of the same benefits at a lower price.
Are aluminium windows energy efficient?
Aluminium is a metal, so it will let all the outside cold in really easily, won’t it? Well, while this may have been true a few decades ago, aluminium windows now are professionally manufactured with what is called a thermal break. This means that between the outside metal and the inside metal, we install a non-conductive material throughout the frame, meaning that the outside cold doesn’t transfer into your home.
The energy efficiency of aluminium windows also depends on the type of glazing that you use; double or triple glazing can really help stop heat escaping from your home in the winter.
What are the benefits of aluminium windows?
There are various benefits to aluminium windows. They are lightweight and slimline, allowing larger window panes and consequently more light while still being easy to open. They require very little maintenance – just a wipe down every now and then – but they have the potential to last decades if properly cared for.
Aluminium window frames are also 100% recyclable, but at Britannia we always take away your old windows to recycle them, regardless of the material. Aluminium windows are a good choice if you are looking to make a design statement in your home, as their slimline appearance adds a touch of elegance.
Do aluminium windows rust?
Unlike many other metals, aluminium does not rust; however it does corrode. This may sound drastic, but in fact when aluminium corrodes it creates aluminium oxide, the result of the metal reacting to the oxygen in the air. Rather than weakening the metal, as rust does, this aluminium oxide is harder than the original metal itself, and it creates a strong protective layer that prevents the rest of the metal from corroding.
Unlike rusting, the corrosion of aluminium doesn’t have a significant impact on the look of the window. It can have a dull or powdery grey appearance, which is similar to the colour of the metal anyway.
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From characteristic country cottages to contemporary town houses, we’re confident that our products will offer a style and finish to truly transform your home. Through constant innovation the quality, durability and security of our products is genuinely second to none. As a local company we are proud to offer British Standards BS7412/PAS24 for enhanced security.
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Our windows are made from British Made, high quality MarinespecTM components, with up to 25 years anti corrosion. They are built specifically for the more exposed areas of corrosion, such as coastal environments to give you worry free performance beyond your guarantee. We believe spending more on components is worth every penny, and sets us apart from our competitors.
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Our ‘A’ rated energy efficient and triple glazed windows are tested by the BFRC, which will save you money on your heating bills. By law your windows and doors have to meet strict thermal performance regulations but you can be rest assured that our products exceed current requirements.
Energy saving is incredibly important and so is keeping your fuel bills down. We are continuously looking for ways to make our homes energy efficient and one way is to choose new PVCu windows and doors. Not only will they help to keep your home warmer, they will reduce your energy loss.
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These are just some of the many standards the products in our vast range conform to. Needless to say we take the quality of our products very seriously indeed.
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The styles available are endless and the choices to suit your home are bigger than ever before. Traditional, contemporary or modern; our versatile window and door designs will create the look you want to complement and enhance your home. If you want windows that are as individual as you, our range of coloured and woodgrain windows offer you fifteen different colours and finishes.
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