It is a matter of taste whether you choose wooden windows and doors or a combination of wood and aluminium. In general, wood is cheaper than combination products but requires more maintenance. Wood is easy to process, has an incredibly long life span and excellent insulation properties. It is still possible today to see original wooden windows in buildings from the previous century, and wooden windows/doors will last for many decades if they are properly maintained. Our Natura all wood window provides all modern design features and incorporates an external aluminium weathering bead.
Idealcombi’s wooden products contain a minimum of 90% heartwood (the most resinous part of the tree) in all external surfaces and rebates exposed to the weather and this offers excellent protection against the wet and dry rot.
No more knots
In the 1990’s, Idealcombi introduced finger jointing of the wood (i.e. the removal of knots and damage), the effect being that the wood we use is structurally stable and beautiful to look at. Our wood complies to FSC standards.
Mortice and tenon joints
All our frames and sashes are joined by using tenons and glue – a traditional craftsman’s method which, in terms of stability and life, by far exceeds the use of dowels.
Combination products are the modern solution for consumers looking for windows and doors with an extra long life span, requiring minimal maintenance. The wood is not exposed to the elements because of the protective layer constructed in smooth powder coated aluminium. The surface is very durable and comes in both gloss and matt. All our wood-aluminium series have a composite or PUR core, which increases the energy efficiency of the windows and doors and prolongs their lives. The original wooden look has been preserved internally.
Futura+i comes with beautiful, smooth powder-coated aluminium profiles on both sides. The surfaces do not require any maintenance and are extremely easy to clean. Futura+i comes with a PUR core, which increases the energy efficiency of the windows and doors and prolongs their lives.
PUR and composite
All Idealcombi combination products have an imperishable core of composite material or PUR (polyurethane). The core prevents a cold bridge between the external aluminium and the internal wooden parts and ensures a reduced heat loss, higher temperatures in perimeter areas and less condensation. The durability of the materials means that the frame rebates and “wet zones” of the windows do not require any maintenance, and so the life of the window will be much greater.
The image shows a Futura+ handle
All Idealcombi’s fittings and handles are of top quality and underline the functionality of the elements. They also help make the windows and doors particularly resistant to intruders thanks to their solid structure and design.