Aluminium Windows: Pros, Cons, Costs and Buying Advice

a close up of a house with aluminium windows and patio doors
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Aluminium windows are a popular choice for contemporary self builds. And while they look great, it's not just their good looks that make them so commonly specified, they also have a lot of benefits in terms of their practicality. 

However, when it comes to deciding on window styles, don't discount aluminium as purely for ultra modern builds — they look great in homes of all eras, from cottages and period renovations to extensions and more. 

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Jason Orme
Managing Director

The former Editor of Homebuilding & Renovating magazine, Jason is an experienced self builder and has recently finished renovating his 1960s home. Jason is now Managing Director of Future PLC's Homes' portfolio, which includes UK-leading titles such as Ideal Homes, Livingetc and Homes & Gardens. He is also the author of The Self Build Dream. You can catch Jason in the seminar theatres and Advice Centre at many of the Homebuilding & Renovating Shows across the UK.