At Aston Architectural Aluminium, we have experienced a huge growth in popularity and demand for aluminium heritage doors.

In this blog, we will look at the effect heritage style doors give, the features that make them suitable for conservation projects, and the benefits of buying aluminium heritage doors from Aston.


What are heritage style doors?

Heritage style doors have the visual appearance of original steel doors, but are designed to incorporate more modern features found in recently designed door styles with the benefits afforded by using aluminium frames.

As well as being ideal for listed buildings and conservation areas, current architectural trends have meant that demand for these types of doors, that do not compromise on style or efficiency, has grown very quickly.Alitherm Heritage Doors


How energy efficient are heritage doors?

Heritage doors and windows combine the best of both, with a traditional appearance, yet the thermal efficiency benefits of a modern door.

Specialised polyamide thermal break technology allows our heritage products to meet the requirements of Document L 2010, as well as reaching U-values as low as U Value 1.5 W/m2 K (using sealed unit 1.0 W/m2 K), with Window Energy Rating B.


How secure are heritage style doors?

Thanks to their modern design, heritage style doors and windows offer high quality security solutions.

Our casement windows and fixed lights are tested to PAS 24: 2016 criteria for security performance, whilst our other products include multi-point locking systems and face-mounted shootbolts, and are kitemark certified and tested to BS 6375 Part 1: 2009 Resistance to Weather, with a performance rating of 400Pa.Heritage French Doors


What colours are heritage doors available in?

Despite their traditional style, our heritage windows can be designed to fit any style or taste.

At Aston Aluminium, our customers benefit from a choice of over 200 RAL colours, with a range of durable powder-coated marine-grade finishes protected by a 20-year guarantee, and marine-grade stainless steel hardware options, meaning our products are fully customisable.

We also stock black and grey aluminium to meet lead times as short as 24 hours.


Which aluminium brand is best for doors?

At Aston Architectural we use Smart Aluminium profiles to manufacture our heritage aluminium products, which include casement windows, single doors and double doors. One of the best brands on the market, we then put our own stamp on the designs, adding features to make our products stand out against the competition. All of our products complement each other, so are ideal to combine for larger scale projects, and we can turn orders around in as little as 24 hours to accommodate your lead times.

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Are heritage doors suitable for conservation areas?

Our heritage aluminium doors and windows are perfect for listed buildings and conservation areas, as they can fulfil planning requirements by offering a like-for-like appearance when compared with original steel, yet with the thermal performance provided by modern aluminium frames.



Aston Architectural Aluminium offers premium quality aluminium products including bifold and sliding doors, heritage doors and windows to local builders, glazing installers and fabricators mainly trading within the South East, as well as nationwide. Designs can be made bespoke to order, or produced on a larger scale for commercial customers, and are manufactured at our headquarters in Watford. Our standard turnaround time is just one week, with a rush order turnaround of 24 hours.

To find out more about our aluminium heritage windows, call 01923 510 220 or contact us via our online form.