The latest trends in glass and aluminium windows and doors

Aluminium is now widely used in the design and installation of doors and windows. Why is it so?

Technology, home furnishings, and even the hues used in marketing and design can all be influenced by current trends. Perhaps less obvious are the shifts that take place in the realm of architecture and the way people  adorn their homes and workplaces.

Minimalistic structures and open floor plans are prominent in today’s architectural trends. There is a widespread shift towards merging indoor and outdoor living areas.

More eco-friendly, energy-efficient buildings are being designed with light and space as central themes.

Knowing what’s trendy in interior design is useful whether you work in the construction industry or you are just a homeowner trying to freshen up your space. Start by visiting some of your go-to interior design or architecture blogs.

Here is a look at some modern trends in windows and doors.

1. Slim aluminium profiles with glass

Slim profiles are trendy in residential builds as it creates an open look & feel.

This not only improves the aesthetic appeal of a home by letting in lighter and air, but it also makes the most of the available view.

Slimmer aluminium profiles create a modern and minimalistic look. View Glass and Aluminium in Johannesburg.

Having fewer obstructions in the line of sight between your home’s interior and its patio or garden helps provide the impression of more space.

These slim profiles have been designed to specifically to achieve the above mentioned but rest assured, even though the profiles are slim, they are strong and able to carry large glass panes. Slim Profiles are normally thermally broken, this assists with regulating the temperature within your home.

2. Environmentally friendly options

The rising cost of electricity and global efforts to improve environmental quality have increased demand for eco-friendly, energy-efficient window replacements. One of the most prominent movements in today’s building industry is an emphasis on sustainability and energy efficiency.

Many buyers are unaware that this feature is no longer an optional extra. To further enforce and regulate energy efficient practises in the built environment and, in the long run, reduce overall energy consumption and CO2 emissions, the SANS 10400 National Building Rules in South Africa have been updated with the XA appendices.

When it comes to environmental impact, aluminium frames are by far the most preferable option. You can do your part to make your building greener by installing aluminium windows and doors, which are 100% recyclable.

In addition, you should have the best possible energy-saving glass installed in your windows. Because of this, you may expect to spend less money on heating and cooling as you will use natural resources less frequently.

3. A focus on glass

This rising trend of visually blending an indoor space with its outdoor surroundings is sure to please those who spend a lot of time in the great outdoors. These could include sliding or folding glass doors that lead out to a patio, deck, or pool area. Of course, the same logic may be used for business establishments.

Glass fittings in place of walls help produce this cutting-edge design. They can be floor-to-ceiling panes of glass, or they can include operable windows, glass doors, or any other combination of fittings.

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