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    CAB reveals continued growth of
    Aluminium market

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    The Council for Aluminium in Building (CAB) has published a new report confirming a 41% increase in the number of installers offering aluminium products in the last five years.

    The Council for Aluminium in Building (CAB) has published a new report confirming a 41% increase in the number of installers offering aluminium products in the last five years.

     

    More importantly, this figure is expected to increase further in the coming months and years as aluminium continues to achieve greater success in the domestic markets having previously been viewed as a material suitable only for commercial purposes.

     

    Increasingly, aluminium is being recognised as at least equal, if not superior, to PVCu in terms of thermal performance, which has certainly curried favour with eco-conscious consumers.

     

    The figures stack up well with another recent report, ‘The Window, Door and Conservatory Markets in Housing 2016’, carried out by Palmer Market Research, which found that aluminium has seen exponential growth of 37% in value terms, while the market has grown by 2%.

     

    It predicts that by the turn of the next decade, aluminium’s use as a replacement window material will reach 17-year highs.

     

    The uncertainty surrounding the UK’s post-Brexit landscape makes forecasting the aluminium market tougher, but what is clear is that the material is already in a strong position within the residential sector, as evidenced by the volume of new product launches within the sector.

     

    Aluminium has always been the framing material of choice for our rooflights at Sunsquare, with its ability to offer design flexibility – strong enough to hold heavy panes of glass – as well as fantastic thermal efficiency.

     

    Traditionally aluminium was always considered a material that was all too easily influenced by external weather conditions. As a conductor of heat, it provides poor insulation in the winter and protection from the summer sun. Nevertheless, our inclusion of non-conductive polyamide thermal breaks within the aluminium framework of our rooflights greatly reduces their U-values and improves their energy efficiency in homes and workplaces.

     

    At Sunsquare, we’ve been working hard to utilise aluminium to the highest possible specifications for our rooflights, encouraging abundant levels of natural daylight with the utmost contemporary style and sophistication. Aluminium’s design flexibility enables us to design and manufacture rooflights of bespoke shapes and sizes for specific buildings and structures which still surpass Building Regulations with ease.

     

    Combine this with our wide-ranging glazing treatments that can be applied to suit a project’s unique requirements and it’s not hard to see why we’ll continue to use aluminium for our architectural rooflights and glazing for many years to come.

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