What Are The Benefits Of Curtain Walling?

curtain walling system is an outer non-structural covering of a building which is designed to keep the elements out.

Put in its simplest terms, curtain walling is a vertical building enclosure which supports no load other than its own weight and the environmental forces which act upon it. As the curtain wall is non-structural it can be made of a lightweight material which reduces the production and construction costs. The additional use of glass within curtain walls brings the added advantage that it allows natural light to penetrate deeper into buildings and improves ventilation, thereby reducing lighting and energy costs.

Because the curtain wall façade does not carry any dead load weight from the building other than its own dead load weight, it can be constructed out of lightweight and cost-effective materials like aluminium. The wall transfers horizontal wind loads that are incident upon it to the main building structure through connections at floors or columns of the building. A curtain wall is designed to resist air and water infiltration, sway induced by wind and seismic forces acting on the building and its own dead load weight forces.

Modern curtain walling systems are typically designed with extruded aluminium members.

Although aluminium is cheaper to produce than steel it is just as robust. Aluminium is a green product which is capable of being recycled infinitely without any noticeable quality loss: it is also easily cleaned and maintained,  it won’t rust, rot or tear, and neither will its shape deform or twist.  Ideal for new-build or refurbishment developments, glazed aluminium curtain walling systems are a quick and cost-effective way of incorporating large areas of glass into a building, and offer high-value energy performance and advanced thermal and security functions.

SRL Ltd is one of Manchester’s premier curtain walling manufacturers, offering top quality curtain walling systems at the very best prices.

We specialise in aluminium curtain wall systems. We use Senior aluminium curtain wall systems, ranging from 75mm to 250mm deep (front to back), with single glazed or double glazed options. We can also install insulated panels within the curtain wall: this system is generally used on larger areas of glazing and the height and width is limited. From manufacturing and installation to maintenance and servicing, SRL LIMITED is the complete ‘one stop shop’ for all your curtain walling requirements. With over 30 years’ experience in the field we know what we’re talking about. We manufacture, supply, install and maintain all types of commercial curtain walling systems across the UK, and aim to ensure that our products out-perform rival curtain walling systems in terms of quality, function, finish and price.

For further information about our products visit our website www.srlltd.co.uk  or call SRL Ltd on 0161 370 3762 or email uksrl@aol.com.

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