Building and construction industry
As the building material for the modern age, aluminium has an almost unlimited range of applications: from façades, doors and windows, roof and wall systems, bridge and support structures through to interior decoration and the design of living space. Aluminium is fascinatingly versatile and individually adaptable while still maintaining a high user value. Photo: PREFA / Croce & wir Fotostudio
On the safe side
Over 500,000 tonnes of aluminium are used in building projects every year in Germany and for good reasons: whether it be from the point of view of the owner or the architect, aluminium fulfils the highest possible demands with respect to function, design and cost economy.
- Aluminium is light and at the same time offers maximum stability.
- One can build functionally and economically with aluminium.
- The metal allows rectilinear and organic designs.
- Aluminium is ecologically expedient and can be used sustainably.
One is on the safe side with aluminium. This is because a benefit of aluminium is that it does not burn and does not form toxic gases or vapours. It has a melting point of 660 degrees Celsius, a temperature that is considerably higher than that of many other building materials, and thus offers optimal fire protection. In addition, aluminium windows and doors offer optimal burglary protection because of the stable profiles used.