Alloy Characteristics

Why Choose Aluminium?

Aluminium joinery was introduced to New Zealand in 1963 and now commands over 90% of the country's new home market and more than 80% of the renovation market. You can be rest assured that you're investing in a proven product that has stood the test of time. Aluminium is a low-maintenance, high quality, durable material that lasts for years without rotting, cracking or warping.

Material Selection

Altus NZ Limited's Architectural Extrusions are run in 6060 grade alloy in accordance with NZS1866: 1997, and conforms with 'The Australian Aluminium Council Publication'-Aluminium Standards, Data and Design for chemical composition and mechanical properties. 6060 alloy is the most popular architectural extrusion alloy, heat treatable, has medium to high strength, excellent corrosion resistance, machineability, formability, weldability and excellent finishing properties.

For some specific design circumstances Altus also run a structural grade 6261 Alloy. Used in the UrbanSlider™ and SovereignSeries™ anodised sliding door rolling track.