In recent years, many residential projects are based around more contemporary designs. This has led to an increased demand for windows and doors with slim profiles, which don’t clutter a home’s aesthetic. Aluminium windows allow the company to satisfy this demand, as the material can be manufactured into incredibly thin profiles. Likewise, the company launched its popular aluminium door range in 2014 and the company is now completing this aluminium offering with a complementary window range.
It was this influx of demand for the slim profiles that influenced Black Millwork to start producing aluminium windows. The latest range in the company’s portfolio has already been specified on a major redevelopment in London, comprising of six blocks of flats, each housing several hundred tenants. The new windows mean the company can now offer a much wider selection of solutions that cater for different aesthetic tastes and architectural styles.
One of the big advantages of aluminium as a building material is its durability when compared to other products. Unlike other materials, aluminium will not swell, crack, split or warp over time; ensuring an extended product life. Additionally, because of its inherent strength and flexibility, aluminium windows can be manufactured to exact specifications. This allows for increased design flexibility, meaning homeowners need not compromise on aesthetic goals.
The new range allows Black Millwork to recreate the look of steel-framed windows, which are popular across historic buildings in Britain. The company’s new range is perfect for imitating this style but have the added benefit of the high performance values of modern aluminium. This allows self-builders and developers to raise performance standards whilst retaining the existing aesthetic of a building, eradicating the need to totally overhaul a project’s window design.
Speaking on the latest additions, General Manager at Black Millwork, Gary Hutton commented: “We’re delighted to be able to announce the release of our new aluminium windows. This is a move that will open up a whole new section of the market for us. We want to assist developers and self-builders in creating the projects of their dreams and as such it’s essential we make our offering as comprehensive as possible. Anybody looking to embark on a build can now be assured Black Millwork has everything they need.”
As well as being extremely durable, aluminium is one of the most sustainable products available on the market. As the world’s third most abundant element the material can be sourced responsibly without concerns of over mining. Aluminium is 100% recyclable, with the process to recycle it requiring just 5% of the initial energy consumed to create it. It’s estimated that 75% of all aluminium ever produced is still in use today, testament to both its durability and ability to be infinitely recycled.