In Australia, new homes are being graded under the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS), which measures a home's energy efficiency to generate a star rating. With the inevitable transition from 6 stars to a minimum 7-star rating for new homes, designers and specifiers need to understand the thermal properties of different window framing materials to determine which one will be the most effective. 

Key window material considerations: A closer look at timber and aluminium framing options is a detailed comparison of two of the most common framing materials – timber and aluminium –to determine which option will help you most improve the energy efficiency of your next home design. First, we take a look at the NatHERS and upcoming changes to the energy requirements of new builds. We then consider how window design impacts the energy efficiency of a home. Finally we compare the pros and cons of aluminium and timber-framed windows, respectively, based on three criteria: lifespan and maintenance, thermal performance and sustainability.

BINQ High-Performance Timber Windows and Doors provide luxury, comfort and performance all in one. Made from select grade timber and sourced from a local supply chain, the company’s quality assurance process of their timber is rigorous, ensuring that only the finest lengths of timber progress to the production floor.

Download this whitepaper to learn which of the two most common window materials – timber and aluminium – will help you most improve the energy efficiency of your next home design.


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