The aluminium product range that we boast at Stanbrook & Nicholson all but guarantees to contain the perfect solution to your project. Our experts know exactly how to fully utilise the material. We invest a great amount of attention to detail into everything that we make so that you don’t have to worry about maintenance. That includes efficient and effective installations so that you can enjoy your home’s new enhancement to the fullest. But while we’re forever singing the praises of aluminium, don’t just take our word for it. Once you realise just how widely used the material is, you will have a better understanding of the true quality of aluminium.
To put things into perspective, it’s believed that aluminium production began as far back as the 3rd century. Historians recently discovered jewelry belonging to a Chinese general that was 85% aluminium. No one is sure how exactly the piece of jewelry was made, but it paved the way for the material to revolutionise the world. Today the material expands over a huge range of industries. We’ll start with the industry we’re involved in: construction. Traditionally used for large scale industrial projects like skyscrapers, aluminium has enjoyed a renaissance in the housing industry in recent years. In 2009 around 2 billion kilograms of the material was utilised in North America. The fact that it is one of the main ingrediants of some of the biggest skyscrapers in the world is testament to its strength and durability.
Aluminium usage also extends further afield too to industries like transportation and packaging. Key vehicle components for cars and buses are made out of aluminium, as are things like cans and food containers. It’s due to the material’s high level of sustainability and recycleability that this is the case. Around 75% of the planet’s aluminium is recycled every year. Advanced techniques, as well as the fact that aluminium is the third most abundant element on Earth, mean that we will be able to continue at our current rate of consumption for decades to come.
These advanced recycling techniques have revolutionised the aluminium industry. Before them, using such a large amount of the material would have been disasterous for the environment because of the sheer amount of energy required to extract fresh aluminium from its ore. With newly discovered ways of recycling, we use only 5% of that energy to produce the same amount (and same quality) of aluminium. Aluminium is utilised over a huge range of industries and it’s usage isn’t likely to slow down any time soon.