Aluminium windows have gained popularity in the later half of the 20th century. For many years they were perceived as only available in silver, surrounded by high maintenance hardwood subframes and above all prone to condensation.
Aluminium Window Manufacturers now provide products have advanced significantly in recent years benefiting from new technology, advances in fabrication and with excellent thermal properties.
Many in the PVC industry will say that pvc windows are more thermally efficient. This is simply not true! Under current building regulations, windows must achieve energy ratings of A, B or C. If an aluminium window is A rated then it is the same as a plastic A rated window. Ratings are ratings, irrespective of material.
Aluminium windows have many advantages over plastic, gaining an increased market share, particularly in recent years with many new developments of flats and contemporary houses. It is rare nowadays for such modern buildings to have plastic windows.