ALUMINIUM WINDOWS

Alphamet Aluminium supply Aluminium windows throughout Manchester, Greater Manchester and the UK in almost any size window with hundreds of different colours to choose from.

Whether you want to have smaller aluminium window frames for a traditional farmhouse style property or large expanses of glass for a modern house, Alphamet Aluminium windows can provide the answer.

Aluminium windows are designed as a complete range, some of which are available with the popular ‘softline’ feature.

Our range of Aluminium Windows includes traditional hinged casements, Vertical sliders that work like sash windows, tilt-turn and reversable windows.

SecurityHigh security friction hinges can be specified which offer smooth effortless opening but when closed have a locked arm which locates into the frame. A turn of the handle operates the shootbolt locking mechanism and drives high strength brass alloy bolts into the frame into die-cast keeps in the outer frame. The locking mechanism also offers a lockable ‘night-vent’ postion.

Thermal EfficiencyThe latest UK Building Regulations for windows place high demands on thermal performance, which is why the integral thermal efficiency of our aluminium windows not only meets, but exceeds the required standard, saving you money on your energy costs every single day.

For more information on our range of Aluminium Windows or to discuss your project Contact Us or book your Free Site Survey now.

The benefits of Aluminium Windows compared to PVCU

In recent years, the use of un-plasticized Polyvinyl Chloride or uPVC has grown hugely in popularity and is now one of the most recommended and most widely chosen materials used by the biggest double glazing companies. Below the advantages and disadvantages to using uPVC over its alternatives of aluminium, is outlined and explained.

VALUE FOR MONEY

One of the factors considered will inevitably be the cost of the materials and this will probably influence decisions one way or the other. When it comes to pricings, however, uPVC is usually the cheapest material on offer after things like aluminium and timber. This is far from uPVC’s greatest attraction, but its relative cost effectiveness is certainly a bonus that makes a difference

LOW MAINTENANCE

Another hugely appealing feature of uPVC is that it is remarkably low maintenance. Aluminium is resilient, but still needs attention every now and then. On the other hand, uPVC never rots, flakes, rusts or fades. Apart from a quick wipe with a cloth to keep it clean, uPVC requires virtually no maintenance making it very convenient and time-saving.

DURABIITY

Un-plasticized Polyvinyl Chloride is also the most durable of the materials available. Aluminium can pick up rust whereas uPVC is strong, tough and resilient. It is highly unlikely uPVC will need to be changed and some companies even offer up to 10 year guarantees on uPVC double glazing.

SECURITY

Due to its resilient and robustness, uPVC is very reliable and trustworthy when it comes to security. Their frames are constructed to the utmost hardness making it extremely difficult to break through or damage. Aluminium is similarly if not more secure, however, and is considered to be almost totally burglar-proof due to its strength. But uPVC is not far behind.

INSULATION/SOUND PROOFING

Insulation is another feature of the uPVC material that surpasses aluminium. uPVC was created to be a very competent insulator and provides the best heat and energy insulation available. It is a very good insulator compared to the alternative of aluminium and this ability to keep heat in and sound out is largely responsible for its popularity.

VISUAL APPEARANCE

The major shortcoming of uPVC is undoubtedly its aesthetic value. In many people’s eyes, its simple, white plastic look is far from attractive and some consider uPVC frames to look unstylish or plain when compared to aluminium. With some larger companies, different colours of uPVC are now available, but when replacing windows whilst trying to keep the character of the home, uPVC may not be ideal. In fact, for listed buildings and those within conservation areas, local planning councils would be likely to insist on timber or aluminium frames.