Why choose aluminium?

A good-looking front door is an essential aesthetic component of your home. “A front door speaks volumes about what lies beyond, so it is important to select one that complements your home’s architectural and interior style,” says John Lamb, Category Manager for Kenzo at leading windows and doors supplier Swartland.

This article first appeared in Leading Architecture & Design Digimag April / May 2021

“However, functionality needs to be considered as well,” Lamb notes that aluminium front doors – such as those from Swartland’s Kenzo range – not only complement both contemporary and traditional homes but also have other practical benefits.


“Aluminium is a composite material – strong, yet lightweight,” says Lamb. “As such, an aluminium front door can feature larger glazing elements to let in maximum light, while not compromising on security.”


“Doors in the Kenzo range are available in styles that complement the modern and traditional architectural design, and can be used in several applications, including as front doors, balcony doors, office doors and even internal doors,” he says. For extra customisation, you can equip an aluminium door with toplights (glass panels at the top) and/or sidelights (glass panels on the sides).


Aluminium doors are incredibly durable, says Lamb. “Aluminium doesn’t experience contraction or expansion, so your front door won’t warp or crack, no matter what the climate,” he says. “Aluminium is also naturally resistant to corrosion, which
means they are a good option for coastal areas.”

Ease of maintenance

Aluminium doors and windows require minimum maintenance. “Aluminium doors come with a durable, aesthetically pleasing powder-coated finish,” says Lamb. “Kenzo products won’t fade or discolour when exposed to the elements.”


Aluminium doors are a comparatively inexpensive option, largely as a result of the wide availability of the material, and the fact that it is easy to recycle. Ease of maintenance also adds to their affordability.

Increased comfort

Passive design methods such as double glazing not only help reduce energy consumption, save money and reduce environmental impact, but also improve indoor comfort levels. Kenzo gives customers the option of double glazing their doors and windows.

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