Aluminium is everywhere. Providing a lightweight, recyclable and highly universal option for essential items, its possibilities are almost endless and it plays a huge role in everyday life and living. From industrial uses to electrical appliances and food containers, aluminium is well known for its select properties when it comes to design, sustainability, corrosion and durability, making it the perfect choice for these household items!
How aluminium is used in a home
Most of us have a roll of aluminium foil lying around and probably can’t pinpoint all the aluminium accessories we own, however, this adaptable, strong and versatile resource can perform a range of important functions in the home.
Aluminium Windows and Aluminium Doors
Aluminium frames are a popular choice for windows and doors due to their strength, durability, and resistance to corrosion. They provide excellent insulation, are lightweight, and require minimal maintenance as well as providing homeowners or business owners with good energy efficiency. Designed and constructed in a range of shapes and sizes, aluminium windows are ideal for any commercial property and can be fabricated into different styles including arched windows, a classic square, porthole or round.
To find out more about aluminium windows, have a look through our selection of frames and get in touch with a member of our team if you have any questions. We also have a window buyers guide for those looking to improve their home or commercial space. If you’re looking for more details on aluminium doors, find out about our service here.
Cooking accessories and Utensils
Many pots, pans, and cooking utensils are made from aluminium due to their superior heat conductivity. Resulting in even heat distribution, aluminium cooking accessories allow for efficient cooking but also a safe solution for the user. It is however also important to note that some cookware is coated or has an after-treatment applied to prevent direct contact between food and aluminium to reduce the risk of reactions.
Aluminium wiring was commonly used in older homes, although it has been largely replaced by copper wiring in newer developments. Nevertheless, some older homes may still have aluminium wiring due to its conductivity, durability and flexibility. Proper installation techniques and connections are essential to ensure safety throughout a home or property.
You can find aluminium in many electrical appliances such as toasters or kettles. Many household appliances incorporate aluminium as it is lightweight, has efficient thermal conductivity, and is corrosion resistant which is important when using chemicals and liquids. Other examples include fridges, ovens, irons, and coffee machines.
Furniture and Home Decor
Aluminium is used in the manufacturing industry during the production of furniture pieces such as chairs, tables, shelving units, and storage. Its lightweight property makes it easy to move around whilst its flexibility means objects can be shaped into various designs. Because of these benefits, aluminium is also used in decorative items like picture frames, lighting, and sculptures which can be found in pretty much every home.
Gutters and Downspouts
Aluminium gutters and downspouts are popular choices for directing rainwater away from the house and into a garden, land or drain. They are lightweight, corrosion-resistant, and can be easily customised to fit the specific dimensions of a home or building. These gutters provide a safe solution but also can avoid added costs and damage in case of heavy rain or bad weather conditions.
From drink cans to deodorant, aluminium is used for packaging a variety of products and goods. For these products especially, corrosion is key, so aluminium is perfect for keeping the user and the environment safe whilst also offering a sustainable option which can be recycled and potentially used again. Find out more about the life cycle of aluminium through our blog.
Digital objects and devices can be found throughout a home ranging from a PlayStation to spare batteries. Not only does aluminium have all the right properties for these devices but its use can also contribute to the overall performance, reliability, and aesthetic appeal.
Benefits of using aluminium in a home
- Energy efficiency
- Low maintenance
- Aesthetically pleasing
Aluminium Services across the UK
So if you’re in search of a material that will stand the test of time, aluminium is that material.
If you’re ready to make your purchase, you can use our build-a-quote service to place your order, Or, if you’d like to speak to our team about your project please give us a call on 01623 721 172.