What is a curtain Walling System?
Curtain walling systems are becoming more common on shop fronts and business premises. An outer non-structural covering of a building, curtain wall systems are designed to keep the elements out. In simple terms, a curtain wall is a secondary wall which sits outside the main walls of your business premises.
The difference is that a curtain wall supports no load other than its own weight, but it does shield the main walls of the premises from the environmental forces which act upon it.
Benefits of a Curtain Wall
Because a curtain wall is non-structural it can be made of a lightweight material. This reduces the cost of production and construction and installation.
By adding glass within curtain walls, you can allow natural light to penetrate deeper into buildings, providing improved ventilation. This also helps to reduce lighting and energy costs.
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.
What are Curtain Walls Constructed from?
Because the curtain wall façade that sits outside your premises 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.
Many modern curtain walling systems are typically designed with extruded aluminium members. Although aluminium is cheaper to produce than steel it is just as robust.
Additionally aluminium is a green product which is capable of being recycled infinitely without any noticeable quality loss.
It’s 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.
An Aluminium curtained wall will offer high-value energy performance and advanced thermal and security functions.
SRL Aluminium Curtain Walling
SRL Ltd is one of the UK’s premier curtain walling manufacturers, offering top quality curtain walling systems at the very best prices.
We specialise in providing our customers with high quality aluminium curtain wall systems.
TWe 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.
SRL Deliver Quality and Service
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.