FAQ

What is the difference between thermally broken and non-thermally broken?

Aluminium is perfect for constructing windows and doors, but on its own it provides little insulation against the winter weather and minimal protection against summer sun.

Thermally broken aluminium windows and doors solve this insulation problem by using a thermal break (or thermal barrier) – a piece of material that doesn’t conduct heat which is used to separate two materials or structures which do conduct heat.

What is the difference between structural and non-structural?

When designing a large block of flats, the structural profile is the best choice. Aluminium clamps fix the glass into pre-fixed inserts within the glass cavity, giving an impressive, crisp elegant finish with no visual framework between each panel.

What is a U-Value?

U-value, also know as Thermal transmittance, is the rate of transfer of heat through a structure, divided by the difference in temperature across that structure. The units of measurement are W/m²K. The better-insulated a structure is, the lower the U-value will be.

What are Standard RAL Colours?

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Other RAL Colours are available.