When designing any new building, you want to use materials that are innovative and offer a high level of performance.
Some of the key considerations include flexibility, easy maintenance and affordable costing. One such material you should consider for the job is aluminium, especially when creating structures such as windows and doors. If you’re in need of some further persuasion, here are just some of the benefits of architectural aluminium to inspire you.
Aluminium can have architectural powder coating applied which extends its lifespan. An added benefit is that this powder can be applied in any colour. So whether the building you are designing is a colourful art gallery or a sleek modern housing block, there is a wide range of colours to suit. With a lot of other materials, the colour they come in is the colour you get, plus not all materials are suitable for painting either. Even wood requires regular repainting, whereas a coat of architectural powder coating will last for up to 20 years.
Aluminium can be bent into practically any shape including gothic arch windows or round windows without breaking, cracking or weakening. So, when it comes to your architectural project and your imagination, the sky’s the limit. You don’t have to scale back your ideas because the material isn’t compatible, which matters when you’re involved in an architectural project. Malleability also means the feature will have fewer joins as a result, making it more aesthetically pleasing.
When consulting with a structural engineer for your project, the weight of each element is going to impact the rest of the design. Extremely heavy items aren’t always a bad thing, but the reality is they aren’t exactly practical either. Heavy items may also require special equipment to lift into place, which isn’t going to be feasible across an entire build. Instead, what you need is a hybrid between strength and a lower weight, and this is exactly what aluminium can offer you.
Every developer has a responsibility to think about sustainability, especially in terms of the materials they use to build properties. Aluminium is fully recyclable in addition to having an incredibly long lifespan. Both of these factors will reduce the environmental impact, which will help you do your bit as a developer or designer of property. The avoidance of plastic will give your building serious kudos also.
Aluminium is made to create everything from drink cans to aeroplanes. The demands of either are quite different, proving aluminium is incredibly versatile. This already is an excellent feature where architecture is concerned, since the latest trends push the envelope for what’s possible, and the materials used need to keep up. Therefore, your designs won’t be left in the dark if you choose aluminium for your next architectural project.
Aluminium bending services across the UK
ABS are the UK’s leading company in aluminium extrusion bending. With years of experience, we’re round to be a part of British manufacturing history.
With this comes the quality of an ISO 9001 Certificate so that you can be sure we’re able to offer precision manufacturing all of the time.
Whether you need something for an exterior project or bespoke aluminium furniture for inside, call us today on 01623 272464 for a free quote ABS Ltd.