GAIACON (A division of BBCON) offers aluminium door and window systems for every type of sliding, folding door and window requirement. Be it straight, cornered or curved GAIACON’s aluminium sliding and folding doors and windows can be designed uniquely to suit any weather conditions in any area and to all client’s needs.
GAIACON aluminium services are par to none, operating for over 40 years we have adopted the international ISO 9001 standard Quality Systems Model for quality assurance in design, development, production, installation and servicing as its standard for quality assurance.
Aluminium products offered by GAIACON include:
- Aluminium patio doors
- Aluminium palace doors
- Aluminium sliding & folding doors
- Aluminium French doors
- Aluminium multi-track doors
- Aluminium casement windows
- Aluminium side hung windows
- Aluminium top hung windows
- Aluminium sliding horizontal windows
- Aluminium arched windows
- Aluminium butt jointed windows
- Aluminium tilt and turn windows
WHY USE GAIACON ALUMINIUM PRODUCTS?
Aluminium is a very light weight metal in comparison with stronger types such as steel, copper and iron. It’s well known for its ability to resist corrosion due to the metals low density, making it ideal for sliding and folding, aluminium doors and windows. Aluminium products are perfect for any home situated anywhere, especially near areas where there are high amounts of salt or dampness in the air.
This, in turn, has made the usage of aluminium doors and windows a preferred option over wooden and steel products due to its strength and durability from harsh weather conditions. Aluminium is also an exceptionally ‘green’ product as its production costs and recyclability are par to none.
ALUMINIUM IS A GREEN RECYCLABLE MATERIAL
Aluminium is theoretically 100% recyclable without any loss of its natural qualities. According to the International Resource Panel's Metal Stocks in Society report, the global per capita stock of aluminium in use in society (i.e. in cars, buildings, electronics etc.) is 80 kg. Much of this is in more-developed countries (350–500 kg per capita) rather than less-developed countries (35 kg per capita). Knowing the per capita stocks and their approximate lifespans is important for planning recycling.
Recovery of the metal via recycling has become an important use of the aluminium industry. Recycling was a low-profile activity until the late 1960s, when the growing use of aluminium beverage cans brought it to the public awareness.
Recycling involves melting the scrap, a process that requires only 5% of the energy used to produce aluminium from ore, though a significant part (up to 15% of the input material) is lost as dross (ash-like oxide). The dross can undergo a further process to extract aluminium.In Europe aluminium experiences high rates of recycling, ranging from 42% of beverage cans, 85% of construction materials and 95% of transport vehicles. Recycled aluminium is known as ‘secondary aluminium’, but maintains the same physical properties as primary aluminium. Secondary aluminium is produced in a wide range of formats and is employed in 80% of alloy injections. Another important use is for extrusion.
White dross from primary aluminium production and from secondary recycling operations still contains useful quantities of aluminium that can be extracted industrially. The process produces aluminium billets, together with a highly complex waste material. This waste is difficult to manage. It reacts with water, releasing a mixture of gases (including, among others, hydrogen, acetylene, and ammonia), which spontaneously ignites on contact with air; contact with damp air results in the release of copious quantities of ammonia gas. Despite these difficulties, the waste has found use as filler in asphalt and concrete.
As a certified member of The National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC), GAIACON is required to meet regulated industry criteria for technical, construction and financial capabilities. In addition, the scope and mandate of the NHBRC is governed by The Housing Consumers Protection Measures Act (Act No. 95 of 1998). The Act states that the NHBRC and or any certified member’s role is to:
- Represent the interests of housing consumers by providing warranty protection against defects in new homes
- Provide protection to housing consumers in respect of the failure of bad workmanship.
- To promote ethical and technical standards in the home building industry.
- Improve structural quality in the industry.
- To promote housing consumer rights and to provide housing consumer information.
- Communicate with and to assist home builders to register in terms of the Act.
- To achieve and maintain satisfactory technical standards of home building.
With this kind of assurance you can be 100% guaranteed that all of GAIACON’s aluminium products and services are of an exceptionally high standard. GAIACON has been operating for over 40 years and has adopted the international ISO 9001 standard Quality Systems Model for quality assurance in design, development, production, installation and servicing as its standard for quality assurance.
For any questions regarding GAIACON’s aluminium services and products please feel free to contact us, we will get back to you as soon as we can.