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How aluminium doors can enhance your Cornish property

In recent years, aluminium doors have emerged as a premier option in regions like Cornwall,  where weather durability and coastal living are paramount considerations. Compared to their  UPVC counterparts, aluminium doors offer many advantages, making them an excellent  investment for your property. Whether you’re looking for a traditional aluminium sliding  patio door or a modern aluminium bi-folding door, there are plenty of benefits over wooden  options. 

Collington & Company have been providing high quality doors in Cornwall for over fifty five years and can assist with both design and installation. Keep reading to learn more about  why we think aluminium is a superior option. 

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Maximising light 

Aluminium’s high strength to weight ratio allows for less clunky frames than UPVC doors.  With expansive glass panels and slender frames, they allow maximum natural light into  indoor spaces. Bright and airy interiors are known to have a positive effect on wellbeing,  through enhancing mood and therefore quality of life. Whilst all aluminium frames upgrade  the amount of natural light coming into your home, bi-folding doors take it a step further.  When open they completely fold away, removing any barriers to the sun’s rays.  

Letting the outdoors in 

Whilst letting natural light in is an important feature, so is connecting to natural spaces.  Aluminium frames are superior to anything else when it comes to minimising the boundary  between you and the outdoors. Opening bi-folding doors in particular allows the outdoors to  become an extension of your home. Enjoy the soothing chirps of birdsong, the patter of the  rain, the smell of summer blooms and the sound of a breeze rustling through the trees without  setting a foot beyond your living area.

Strong and durable 

One of the standout features of aluminium doors lies in their strength. This allows them to  support larger panes of glass with thinner frames, whilst also increasing their lifespan. Their  strength also allows for greater versatility in design, including larger door configurations,  without compromising on stability. 

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Improved security 

With robust frames and multi-point locking systems, aluminium doors are engineered to  provide peace of mind. Their durability means they won’t be weakened over time or warp  due to weather and corrosion. Bi-fold doors offer an additional level of security with complex  locking systems and locks placed at various points. Choosing aluminium doors prioritises  security without compromising on aesthetics or functionality. 

Energy efficiency 

Aluminium is a sustainable material and can be recycled without losing any of its properties.  This makes it an eco-friendly choice for use in your home. Aluminium doors at Collington &  Company are designed to be thermally insulating, preventing excessive energy loss. They  have low U-values, which makes them great for energy efficiency. Expect comfortable indoor  temperatures throughout the year, helping to reduce your heating expenses. 


There’s no doubt that aluminium doors bring a pleasing aesthetic and a high-end finish to any  building. Their modern design exudes sophistication, regardless of whether your home is of  contemporary or traditional design. However, they’re also a practical solution in terms of  security, durability and efficiency. Visit Collington & Company to learn more about  aluminium doors in Cornwall or to request a free quote.


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