Thermal bridge break in aluminium carpentry

Aluminium carpentry is a resistant material and highly suitable for both hot and damp regions.
They are construction elements made up of profiles and fittings that facilitate the installation of enclosures. The correct choice of system will be based on the dimensions of the enclosure, the type of opening required, according to the integration with the facade and the technical characteristics that match the intended envelope.

The hardware to be installed with the profiles must be suitable for the selected carpentry system.

There are many aesthetic possibilities on the market. This, together with the different aluminium systems, provides a wide variety of options for the creation of enclosures, which meet both our indoor and outdoor needs.

Thermal Bridge Break (TBB) in Aluminium Carpentry

There are weak points in the enclosure of a building where the comfort system set out in the Technical Building Code (TBC) is lost. Thermal bridges need to be dealt with in order to achieve adequate insulation results. That is where thermal bridge break solutions come in.

In aluminium carpentry, this is achieved by incorporating a non-conductive element that isolates the interior from the exterior. The material stiffness of this piece must be similar to that of aluminium.

The solutions selected for thermal bridge break will comply with the TBC even in adverse conditions:

  • The energy saving of the building. The low thermal transmission coefficient of aluminium carpentry systems makes them essential for energy saving.
  • They function as thermal and acoustic insulators. The material causes an interruption in the transmission of temperature between the interior and exterior of the building. This means a decrease in thermal loss and therefore a decrease in energy consumption.
  • Elimination of the condensation risk in the internal profile. The thermal bridge break element increases the surface temperature of the internal profile. This reduces the appearance of dew on the aluminium and condensation on glass.

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