So why is aluminium called the green metal?

One of the biggest reasons we love making contemporary aluminium doors and windows is that it's so eco-friendly. In fact, you'd be surprised just how sociable this metal is ...

Whilst the initial process of creating the finished product is quite complex, aluminium can be melted down, bashed into shape and reformed very easily without losing quality.

This makes aluminium 100% recyclable. And everybody at ASD&W very happy. Not only that, this process can be carried out over and over and ... well, you get the picture.

100% sounds good but let's take a closer look at the figures
  • Recycling 1 tonne of aluminium saves 9 tonnes of CO2 emissions
  • 1 tonne of CO2 is the equivalent of driving 2800 miles 
  • Recycling aluminium saves around 95% of greenhouse gas emissions compared to producing the 'raw' product
  • The process is quick; an aluminium can you throw in the bin can be back on the shelf in 6 weeks
  • Recycling half a kilo of aluminium saves around 7 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity

So as well as enhancing the looks and energy-efficient properties of people's homes and offices, this is why we love working with aluminium. And, as you can see from the figures, it's why recycling aluminium is so important to the environment. That's why, at ASD&W we always employ best practice in manufacture, install and recovery and adhere to the highest standards in using recycled and recyclable materials and methods.

Did you know?

Here are some more interesting facts about this infinitely recyclable material:

  • Having been discovered in the 1820s, aluminium is the most abundant metal on earth
  • Brazil recycles 98.2% of its aluminium can production beating Japan's recovery rate by over 15%
  • Aluminium has a high market value and still continues to provide an economic incentive to recycle
  • Over 8% of the earth's crust is made up of aluminium
  • The melting point of aluminium is 1,220.58 degrees Fahrenheit (660.32 degrees Celsius)
  • The boiling point of aluminium is 4,566 degrees F (2,519 degrees C)

So whether you're ordering bi-folding aluminium doors, motorised sliding doors, large scale made to measure windows over 3 metres tall or triple glazed windows in aluminium from ASD&W, just remember you're not only adding value to your property, but also doing your bit for our environment.