Did you know that to transport one average weight window from Norway to Britain via sea and road consumes approximately 106 MJ of energy?
That is equivalent to carrying the same window a total of 4000Km by rail, or 1250Km by road.
With the majority of the product being timber, and with the aluminium on sashes effectively acting as the glazing bead (so eliminating a timber beading process) the products are not as expensive as they look and feel. We are happy to provide budget prices at an early stage of your project. The true cost of the product is not the initial capital cost, life cycle costs need to be taken into account too. Studies have shown that the cost of aluminium/timber composite products offer a lower financial outlay and a lower burden on the environment than other choices of material.
If you are a joinery manufacturer you can either purchase the profile and we will assist you with the manufacture of the aluminium squares, or you can simply purchase the aluminium squares to bespoke sizes from us. If you are an architect, specifier, contractor or developer you can purchase the windows on a trade supply basis, glazed or unglazed, or fully fitted from AluWood or from one of our registered fabricators or installers.
As the external surfaces are powder painted aluminium or anodised aluminium the external maintenance is minimal. This makes the future costs of the window very low. With expected life of around twice that of a uPVC window the long term costs are good.
Since AluWood is based in the UK, not only are transport costs reduced, compared to imported products, but delivery times for products can be as short as 4 weeks, depending upon the type of project and product chosen.
The aluminium is recyclable with only 7% of the original energy used. The timber, being FSC certified (meaning trees which are chopped down are replaced), is sustainable. As AluWood is based in the UK transport is minimised, reducing the carbon footprint compared to imported products. In essence products are recyclable, sustainable and contain a minimum amount of embodied energy.