Aluminium Clad window systems offer a strong, durable and maintenance free finish outside while still providing the warmth and character that timber brings inside. They are especially beneficial in extreme weather conditions, therefore are ideally suited to exposed areas at high altitudes and coastal locations that experience much harsher weather. All our windows are expertly crafted and are laminated to give extra strength and to prevent warping.
Lamination involves splicing the timber into three pieces, and then gluing them back together under high pressure with the timber grains against each other, which prevents the frames from twisting out of shape.
The timber frames are factory finished prior to assembly which best protects the timber from moisture absorption. They receive a base coat of timber preservative, then a primer coat, followed by two coats of micro-porous paint or stain with uv protection. In general one should expect our coatings to last from five to eight years without the need for re-treatment. Redecoration itself is a very simple task as no sanding down or preparation required. An average window should take about thirty minutes to re-decorate.
Our windows are double glazed with an enhanced thermally insulating glass to provide an extremely low U-value. We further improve the efficiency of the unit by filling the cavity with argon gas. The result is glazing unit U-value = 1.0 W/m2K (according to EN-674), which gives insulation up to 3 times better than traditional double glazing.
Ideal for all locations, used extensively near coastal regions and areas highly exposed to the sunlight. Also used when separate colours are required inside and outside.