Why Aluminium Joinery is the Sustainable Choice

March 26, 2021

The most abundant metal on earth, aluminium is fast becoming a favourite material in the construction industry. It’s durable and stylish, versatile and lightweight – and it’s also environmentally-friendly. Here’s why aluminium joinery is the sustainable choice for your windows and doors.

Endlessly recyclable

Aluminium can be recycled over and over again while retaining its quality, which means fewer greenhouse gas emissions and less waste going to landfills. In fact, almost ¾ of all aluminum ever mined is still in use today.

The recycling process is incredibly quick and easy, it’s simply melted down and reformed. Plus, recycling saves around 95 percent of the energy needed to extract aluminium from its original source, making it a very sustainable building material.

Aluminium versus timber

Unlike aluminium joinery, timber is far less eco-friendly. To make timber joinery, you have to cut down trees which is bad in itself, but the process of cutting, transporting and manufacturing also requires a lot of energy. Timber is also a high maintenance material, especially vulnerable to coastal conditions like ours in the Bay of Plenty. When replaced, it isn’t being melted down and reused – most of it will end up in landfills.

Energy efficient homes

Aluminium windows and doors are far better able to stop heat passing through than their timber counterpart, especially when you use Thermal Break technology. This creates a barrier effect that improves your home’s thermal performance. Not only will you be more comfortable, you’ll also waste less energy trying to warm your house, which is good both for the planet and for your power bill.

Long shelf life  

Aluminium is a durable and low maintenance material which is not vulnerable to whatever that crazy NZ weather is doing outside your home. It won’t corrode or rot or warp, which means less upkeep and a longer lasting product. Aluminium joinery lasts for decades, making it very sustainable.

Omega BOP’s Enviro-Mark

Our aluminium joinery has a particularly low carbon footprint, 90 percent better than the global average. We proudly use OMEGA by McKechnie® joinery, the first in NZ to get the Enviro-Mark certification from Toitū Envirocare.

Make the sustainable choice – talk to Omega BOP about aluminium joinery today.