Glassmarque fabricates and installs aluminium windows, sliding doors, bi fold doors, verandas & awnings for the garden, curtain walling & roof lights. Aluminium framing is light yet strong, won't rust or rot and is maintenance free powder coated in any colour. It allows maximum light but is energy and heat efficient. Double glazed units are filled with low E gas. Frames are guaranteed for 1 year and double glazed units for 10 years. We also install frameless glass doors and screens. For glass extension ideas click here and here.
"Fantastic service and beautiful product" Fiona W, Belfast
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF ALUMINIUM FOR HOMES?
1. INHERENTLY STRONG FRAMING
Aluminium glazing maximises external views, is strong and suits any style of house.
2. DURABILITY & LOW MAINTENANCE
Aluminium windows and doors are robust, weather resistant and virtually maintenance free. Aluminium is 3 times stronger than UPVC and 4.3 times stronger than wood and, unlike many other materials, it will not swell, crack, split or warp over time. Aluminium's lifespan is about 20-30 years. In comparison UPVC's life span is 15-20 years but it can start looking tired after 5-10 years. Also, due to the strength of aluminium windows and doors, more sturdy locks can be fitted for increased security. Maintenance for aluminium windows and doors is simple, no painting or treating, just an occasional wash will keep it looking good.
3. DESIGN FLEXIBILITY
Aluminium provides design flexibility which is only limited by the imagination. It has pleasing asthetics due to its slim profile, modern appearance and choice of frame colour. Furthermore, powder coating can be in matt, satin or gloss finish. The strength of aluminium allows for more choice; for example, very large sliding or bi fold doors/windows/rooflights are easily manufactured using aluminium, but could not be considered in UPVC.
4. ENERGY EFFICIENCY
The efficiency of thermal performance in aluminium is comparatively higher than timber or UPVC. An aluminium frame is able to exceed energy efficiency standards and can achieve improvements in heat gain and heat loss through windows by 60%.
5. ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY
Upvc plastic is toxic both to produce and as waste and contributes to the world's plastic waste problem. Aluminium is sustainable, non-toxic, 100% recyclable, much stronger and looks better for longer. The recycling process of aluminium requires just 5% of initial energy. This differentiates aluminium from other framing materials and reinforces its sustainable credential.
6. AFFORDABILITY Aluminium frames can be significantly less expensive than other framing options, providing a strong yet economical window and door solution, while also achieving excellent energy outcomes.