How aluminium solutions can benefit your next big project
Aluminium solutions have very quickly become the trendiest material in modern day construction. Aluminium is often used in frames, doors and windows to achieve a sought-after modern and industrial look. Which is why so many project managers are introducing aluminium in their residential and commercial projects to impress their clients.
While a great aesthetic appeal is important to the value of a residential and commercial property, there are many other things to consider when choosing the right building material.
The material must be strong and stand the test of time. It needs to be architecturally sound. And must, of course, complement the project, its timelines and your client’s budget. Ask yourself, will it help exceed expectations and bring your client’s dream to reality? Are you sure that the chosen material won’t cost the client (or you) in the long run?
8 Reasons why you should choose aluminium solutions for your next project:
It is a fact that, aluminium’s durability is also trusted for some of the most extreme uses. Architects and designers alike know that aluminium is equipped to handle some of the harshest conditions on earth – and beyond. Aluminium solutions are not only famously used in construction but also in tough environments, where resilience and strength matters. If the army, airforce and NASA rely on aluminium solutions for durability, then it’s no wonder that its durability is being leveraged in the development of residential and commercial properties too.
There are many reasons why construction materials need to be flexible – from changing weather conditions to ground shifts. Flexibility is critical to ensure the material can endure shock, withstand the impact of wind and endure through pushing and pulling forces. Aluminium meets all these criteria.
Aluminium’s flexibility also opens a whole new world of design and creative potential. The flexible metal can easily be shaped. Whether your project calls for rolling, extrusion, forging or casting, aluminium easily achieves this.
Aluminium is trusted by people around the world because of its strength and takes pole position when it comes to the strongest metals used in construction – doing an equal (or even better) job than for example, wood or even steel.
It’s the reason aluminium is used in some of the world’s tallest skyscrapers. High-quality aluminium can be forged to be stronger than some steel, at one-third the weight. Because of this, it is also used in planes, trains, buses, trucks – even ocean liners!
Aluminium is 100% recyclable and uses only 5% of the energy used to make the original product. This is partly because of its energy-efficient manufacturing process. Recycling does not compromise the quality of the material either. Recycled aluminium is of the same quality as newly-processed metal. The material will not lose any of its structure, even if it’s been re-processed time and time again. It will always retain its reliability, flexibility and strength. This means that the material has an energy efficient life-cycle and a light environmental footprint.
Aluminium is highly reflective and as a result, provides incredible insulation properties for a residence or commercial building. Aluminium also lends itself to heat conductivity. So, when your project calls for good insulation, a metal like aluminium is ideal. Over and above being reflective and a great conductor, aluminium is also malleable meaning that application is easy and can be done anywhere.
6. Fire safety
Aluminium does not burn. The metal can be turned into gas using enough heat, but technically it does not burn. Aluminium is classed as a non-combustible construction material. Over and above it not burning, the metal also allows heat and smoke to space, which minimises damage if a fire were to ignite. The metal only melts at around 650°C but even then, it doesn’t release any harmful gases. These reasons are why aluminium is so commonly used in industrial applications where a fire is a real safety hazard.
By volume, aluminium weighs far less than other materials, making it easy to handle on site. With aluminium being both lightweight and strong, your project will require significantly less material to do the same job with better results.
8. Easy to maintain
Residential and commercial property needs to be able to stand weather extremities. Aluminium by nature does not rust and is a very easy metal to maintain.
It also doesn’t need to be primed or painted, rust-proofed, varnished, sealed, or have anything else done to it. It can just be installed as is – retaining its good looks for far more years than other materials.
Along with these 8 great reasons why you should choose aluminium solutions…cost is at the end of the day the bottom line. And aluminium solutions deliver.
Aluminium solutions may be the trendiest solution in construction, but they are also among the most cost-effective solutions. Here’s why:
- The manufacturing process is more energy-efficient and faster to produce than other processed metals.
- Aluminium can be recycled so there is much less waste.
- Aluminium’s lightweight strength results in less material being needed.
- Being able to install aluminium solutions as is, means less maintenance over time.
- The durability of aluminium makes it long lasting – no need to replace it in the future.
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