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Thermal Break in products such as windows & conservatories can help reduce energy consumption in households and commercial properties by reducing heat dissipation. Cool in the summer, warm in the winter!

The principle for the process is a non-conductive material, usually a rolled polyamide plastic strip, being fabricated between two aluminium components to reduce reciprocal temperature exchanges as well as improving noise reduction, radiation transference and prevention of vibration dampening. For example, a thin polyamide layer being applied between the internal and external aluminium profiles within a window frame. This will limit heat from outside coming in and the heat from inside going out.

The most common application for thermal break is glazing, window and door solutions within residential and industrial buildings. It can also be used to improve the sustainability of a design or project.

The use in these applications mostly features temperature control, for example keeping your home warm during winter by reducing heat escaping and restricting the external temperature from coming in.

Performance related factors in design can also be addressed by applying thermal break. For example, in balconies, thermal break can help reduce cold bridging at the junction where the balcony meets the building/ façade. The application can also be used to join two profiles with varying surface treatments.

Our Birtley aluminium extrusion site provides the facilities and capabilities for Thermal Break application to create more sophisticated, durable and complex structures by co-joining profiles that the die design process cannot achieve alone.

All profiles and extrusions that are subject to thermal break application undergo dimension and shear tests to ensure the product complies to customer design specifications.

Enhancing Energy Efficiency with Thermal Break Aluminium

Thermal break technology, widely utilized in products like windows and conservatories, plays a pivotal role in reducing energy consumption, benefitting both households and commercial properties. By mitigating heat dissipation, it offers a solution that keeps spaces cool in the summer and warm in the winter. But how does Thermal Break Aluminium work, and where is it applied?

The Science Behind Thermal Break Aluminium

At the heart of Thermal Break Aluminium technology is the incorporation of a non-conductive material, typically a rolled polyamide plastic strip, between two aluminium components. This strategic placement effectively reduces the exchange of temperatures, enhancing insulation and several other critical attributes. The results? Improved noise reduction, minimized radiation transference, and efficient vibration dampening. For example, the application of a thin polyamide layer between the internal and external aluminium profiles within a window frame drastically limits the intrusion of exterior heat and the escape of interior warmth.

Applications in Residential and Industrial Settings

Thermal Break Aluminium finds its most common application in glazing, window, and door solutions for residential and industrial buildings. Its benefits are especially noticeable in temperature control, making homes warmer during winter by preventing heat from escaping and blocking unwanted external temperature fluctuations. Moreover, Thermal Break Aluminium technology is an asset for projects aspiring to enhance sustainability.

Beyond Temperature Control: Versatility of Thermal Break Aluminium

The utility of Thermal Break Aluminium extends beyond temperature regulation. It also plays a pivotal role in addressing performance-related factors in design. For instance, in balconies, Thermal Break Aluminium solutions are instrumental in reducing cold bridging at the junction where the balcony meets the building’s façade. This not only enhances comfort but also minimizes energy wastage. Additionally, Thermal Break Aluminium applications can facilitate the seamless joining of two profiles with varying surface treatments, offering a versatile and holistic approach to structural design.

Birtley’s Expertise in Thermal Break Aluminium

Birtley’s aluminum extrusion site stands as a testament to our dedication to innovation and cutting-edge solutions. Here, we have the facilities and capabilities to apply Thermal Break Aluminium technology, enabling the creation of more sophisticated, durable, and complex structures by co-joining profiles that traditional die design processes cannot achieve alone.

Stringent Quality Assurance

To ensure the highest level of quality, all profiles and extrusions subjected to Thermal Break Aluminium application undergo comprehensive dimension and shear tests. These tests guarantee that the final product aligns perfectly with customer design specifications, delivering solutions that not only meet but exceed expectations.