Aluminium for the building and construction industry – Extruded and rolled aluminium building products
From exterior aluminium cladding to conservatories and ceilings, aluminium is the perfect design choice. Lighter, more thermally efficient and cost effective than its competitors, aluminium is the perfect material for construction.
Extruded aluminium profiles and rolled sheets for the building industry
Aluminium is the building material of the future. Lightweight, adaptable and infinitely recyclable, aluminium has thousands of different applications for use within building and construction projects.
Building in aluminium allows not only lighter, stronger and more thermally efficient building projects, but also the ability to develop new ways of working and products to meet every challenge. Able to be used structurally and decoratively, Hydro supplies aluminium for some of the most beautiful building projects around the world.
In addition to the Hydro building system brands, our extrusion plants and rolling mills are able to produce aluminium extrusions and rolled products for your own building systems, building applications, cladding and roofing. Hydro extrudes and rolls building industry products for a large percentage of Europe’s aluminium building product brands in a range of different sizes and applications.
Why choose extruded or rolled aluminium building products?
Extruded aluminium for construction is strong, lightweight, durable and highly corrosion-resistant. Compared to alternative framing materials such as wood, aluminium products don’t need regular painting or staining to keep them weather-proof. Hydro aluminium can be specified in a range of finishes and treatments to make it extremely thermally efficient, desirable and virtually maintenance free in almost any environment.
Identically to extruded aluminium profiles, rolled aluminium for construction is also strong, lightweight, durable and resistant to corrosion. It is infinitely recyclable and able to be repurposed time and time again, unlike its main competitors. Able to be finished and treated in many ways, it’s almost infinitely customisable again and again.
Low carbon, 'Greener' aluminium for buildings
Hydro CIRCAL is our range of products made with recycled, post-consumer scrap. Using recycled aluminium, Hydro is able to drastically reduce energy use in the production phase while still being able to offer high-quality aluminium products.
Operating the most advanced aluminium sorting technology in the industry allows Hydro CIRCAL to provide some of the highest recycled content aluminium in the market. Currently we offer Hydro CIRCAL 75R that contains a minimum of 75% post-consumer scrap. The higher the recycled content, the lower the carbon footprint.
Hydro REDUXA is our series of low-carbon aluminium. By using renewable energy sources like hydro power, Hydro REDUXA reduces the carbon footprint to 4kg CO2e per kg of aluminium (less than a fourth of the global average). The result is aluminium with one of the world’s lowest carbon footprints – maximizing sustainable opportunities for our customers in the building & construction industry.
Using renewable energy from water, wind and solar, Hydro can produce cleaner aluminium than ever before.