What are the benefits of curtain walling?

A curtain walling system is an external covering of a building which is non-structural. The purpose of its design is to prevent elements from making their way in. In simple terms, it is an enclosure for vertical buildings which will support only its own weight and the environmental forces which act upon it. Curtain walling will support nothing else.

Curtain walling is lightweight

Due to it being non-structural, the material used to make it can be lightweight. This reduces the costs of production and construction, making it an extremely worthy investment. The additional use of glass within curtain walling brings the added advantage that natural light can flow throughout buildings. It also improves ventilation within the building, meaning lighting and energy costs are reduced, meaning the investment is repaid to you over time.

As the façade of the curtain walling does not carry any dead load weight from the building, other than its own dead load weight, lightweight and cost-effective materials such as aluminium can be used for the construction of curtain walling.

Protects your building

The wall transfers horizontal wind loads that are incident upon it to the main building structure through connections at the floors or columns of the building. Curtain walling is designed to fight against air and water infiltration, sway induced by wind and forces from the likes of earthquakes and other vibrations on the building and its own dead load weight forces.

Modern curtain walling systems tend to be designed with extruded aluminium members. Though aluminium is a cheaper material to produce than steel, it is just as robust. Aluminium is a green product which can be recycled many times without any loss of quality that is noticeable. It is also easy to keep clean and well maintained. It will not rust, rot or tear and neither will its shape deform or twist.

Ideal for new-build or buildings that have been refurbished, glazed aluminium curtain walling systems are a fast and cost-effective way of bringing large areas of glass into a building. By choosing curtain walling systems for your building, you will receive high-value energy performance and advanced thermal security functions for keeping your building well ventilated, bright and warm.

SRL Ltd is one of Manchester’s premier curtain walling manufacturers

We specialise in aluminium curtain walling systems and offer our top-quality curtain walling systems at the very best prices. We use Senior aluminium curtain walling systems. These range from 75mm to 250mm deep, front to back, with single or double-glazed options for you to choose from.

If your building requires larger areas of glazing, with limited height and width, we can also offer insulated panels within the curtain walling system. From manufacturing and installation to maintenance and servicing, SRL Ltd is the complete ‘one stop shop’ for all your curtain walling requirements. With over 30 years’ experience in the field, you know you can trust us when we say that we know what we are 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 more information on curtain walling, please get in touch via our contact page.

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