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What is an Alu Clad Window?

May 16, 2017

What is an Alu Clad Window?

Timber and aluminium windows are referred to as alu clad, also known as aluminium clad. It is a combination of aluminium and timber frames. Alu clad is an excellent low maintenance option and is typically used for commercial buildings or residential structures such as apartment buildings. Alu clad is growing in popularity and being used to enhance modern design styles as well as to provide protection against the Ireland’s wet weather conditions.

Alu clad offers the best of both worlds, providing the natural warmth of timber internally, this provides a high level of insulation as well as allowing it to be lacquered or stained so that the timbers natural beauty is appreciated. The aluminium acts as a fortification on the outside. It should not be confused with aluminium windows and doors. The cladding is either performed by bonding the aluminium to the timber or by clipping it to the timber frames.


Internally alu clad windows can be finished using natural varnishes or stains or painted to any NCS or RAL colour. Externally, alu clad is a powder applied in any NCS or RAL colour to provide a strong finish.

There are several benefits of associated with alu clad windows:

  • Suitable for all types of buildings

  • Attractive pricing

  • Unlimited selection of colours

  • Longevity

  • Passive window solutions

  • Protects the timber from the elements

  • Provides a dual colour product

Essentially alu clad products are superior, they look fantastic and they are cheap to maintain.

At Rational, we provide AURA+ Alu Clad windows that are made to measure for state of the art modern buildings, energy efficient buildings and much more. As with any of our products, they will be designed to meet the specific needs of our customers.



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