Effects of ali growth

Rapidly growing demand for aluminium windows, offers fabricators even bigger potential savings on gasket costs, according to Extrudaseal.

The gasket specialist says that volume growth in aluminium window sales seen last year, combined with forecasts for future growth, mean the savings delivered by buying-in gaskets from a third-party, rather than their systems company, could save fabricators ‘£thousands’.

According Palmer Market Research, in the last year aluminium window sales saw 26% growth in volume terms and installed value by 28%. The authors of the report attributed this to a combination of demand from high density urban development and growing end user demand.

Paul James, sales director at Extrudaseal, said: “The growth seen in aluminium window sales in the last year has been huge. That’s something that’s forecast to continue through to 2020 and beyond with continuing demand from commercial sectors plus growing retail appeal.

“With those kind of growth projections, savings of 30%-40% on your gasket cost, creates the opportunity to make some pretty substantial savings over what is forecast to be a long-term period of growth.”