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Aluminium wins for its use in roof structures
From aluminium’s historical heyday as one of the most precious metals around, to becoming a more commercially viable construction material in the last few decades, aluminium has long had a reputation as a premium, quality product. However, the qualities of aluminium provide specific benefits when it comes to the construction of roof structures, including the...
Thinking long-term – aluminium as the smarter choice
In this way, construction is becoming more about development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs too. Building practices are beginning to work towards the smallest possible environmental footprint as they look to minimise waste, conserve energy, and often, as another positive by-product,...
Aluminium miles ahead in the safety stakes
Not only its physical and chemical properties, but also its production lifecycle, see aluminium offer significant advantages over other more established building materials like steel. As well as being lightweight, malleable, and ductile, aluminium boasts a range of implicit safety features that further bolster its use. Do no harm As the industry considers more and...
Breaking down the ways in which aluminium won’t break down
Staying away from copper on the coast So, what is the solution for areas subject to coastal climates? Aluminium alloys – provided they don’t contain copper. And the good news is, most aluminium alloys used in construction today don’t include copper, giving them a long and successful service life in salt air conditions. Aluminium’s chemistry...
Stepping through the physical properties of one of the industry’s most precious metals
Despite being one of the most abundant elements – by mass – in the earth’s crust, aluminium was historically so difficult to extract that it was rendered extremely rare. Its value as a precious metal exceeded that of gold! Legend has it that Napoleon III would eat using aluminium dinnerware, while his guests were left...
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