When it comes to building a shop front there is one metal that is cut above the rest, aluminium. It is one of the most abundant metals in the world with the huge benefit being that it can be recycled after use.
In the construction industry, it is often used for facade claddings and roof coverings as well as shop fronts. Below are seven reasons why construction workers choose aluminium.
Aluminium is a very lightweight structure with high levels of prefabrication making it an ideal choice for construction workers. One of its main benefits is that it can be handled on-site without the need for any lifting equipment. This is not only time saving but workers will be able to move large amounts of aluminium at a time.
Being corrosion-resistant due to the formation of a barrier oxide film that is bonded strongly to its surface if aluminium becomes damaged it will re-form immediately in most environments or extreme conditions. This will avoid any costly maintenance work.
Another reason that construction workers use aluminium is that it has incredible strength which means that they can create light and highly stable structures that will stand the test of time.
Aluminium has a lot of design potential which can provide flexibility for construction workers to shape, weld and fix the metal into a wide range of unique shapes that can make buildings highly attractive and desirable.
In addition to many common joining methods used in the construction industry such as riveting, or welding aluminium can also be used with snap-on connections. These methods will ensure that building components can be connected safely.
As we mentioned at the start aluminium can be recycled with a staggering 95% of energy saved when recycling it to any other primary production or component. This means that even after it has been used in one project it has the ability to be used in many more.
Aluminium comes in a variety of surface finishes and colours such as coating or anodizing. These aesthetics are in high demand, especially for shop fronts.
If you would like to know more about how aluminium can be used in the construction industry or if you are looking for a metal that can turn your shop front into a stunning entrance for your customers then get in touch with the team R&M Shop Fronts today.