AB Glass, one the UK’s leading architectural aluminium manufactures and installers, has launched a new range of bespoke, aluminium folding doors for homes, which are all made from sustainable materials. Smart Bi-folds by AB Glass will feature high specification aluminium lifestyle designer products including: aluminium bi-folding doors, sliding doors, entrance doors, roof lights and windows.
This type of door has grown in popularity in recent years as more architects and home-owners opt for designs that offer a more seamless transition between indoor and outdoor spaces.
AB Glass already provides a range of high quality, custom made aluminium products that are manufactured to order at its purpose-built premises. Now in its 25th year and with numerous sustainable awards to its name, its Smart Bi-folds aluminium products are virtually maintenance free and built to last.
Alan Brayley, managing director of AB Glass, said:
“Aluminium products are highly resistant to corrosion with a life span measured in decades rather than years. The natural strength that aluminium has increases the amount of light coming in, due to its slim lines meaning there is less frame around the glass.
“Our unique systems and designs combine a modern contemporary feel and a quality product which can be fitted into most living spaces.”
Aluminium products are becoming increasingly popular across the UK. It is one of the easiest metals to recycle and many companies are adopting it because it also helps reduce CO2 emissions.
The metal is a lightweight, high strength material now used in virtually every facet of the modern construction industry from windows and doors in homes to curtain walling on the tallest sky scrapers.
It is easy to handle which reduces the environmental impact including cost for transportation. It is incredibly formidable and can be bent or shaped into innumerable designs. These properties mean that aluminium provides architects with endless design possibilities.
Aluminium is also very durable and highly resistant to corrosion caused by modern industrial pollutants and requires very little, long term maintenance. There is no more condensation on the inside of the aluminium as the material has a built-in thermal break / barrier which will stop any cold bridging.