About Technal

A Hydro Brand

Hydro is the World Leader in Aluminium Solutions

The Technal brand is part of Hydro and the world leader in the building systems sector, dedicated to the creation of innovative and sustainable aluminium façade systems that inspire contemporary architecture. 

Hydro is a fully integrated aluminium company with 35,000 employees in 40 countries on all continents, combining local expertise, worldwide reach and unmatched capabilities in R&D.


A Pioneering Façade Specialist

The Technal brand from Hydro was created 50 years ago and is a pioneering international specialist in architectural aluminium façade systems.

We have established an unrivalled reputation for innovative and inspirational design solutions and has built up an impressive portfolio of award-winning projects.

With a history in the UK which spans more than 30 years, our door, window and curtain walling systems have been used to create purpose-designed façades for buildings in sectors as diverse as offices, airports, leisure, schools and higher education, healthcare and apartments.

We have a clear understanding of the requirements of architects, contractors, developers, building occupiers and fabricators, which has enabled us to engineer an innovative, technically advanced and highly flexible product portfolio.

A Global Façade Brand

Construction clients, architects and contractors benefit from:

  • The R&D resources and track record of Technal – a global façade brand
  • A technical support team to work with you at every stage, from initial concept design and the preparation of specifications
  • A national network of approved fabricators in the UK and Ireland
  • A commitment to advising and training fabricators and installers at Technal’s dedicated training centre, to ensure standards of the highest quality
  • A range of IT packages for the production of fast and accurate project drawings, estimating and design
  • A portfolio of award-winning architectural projects

Superior Façade Systems for the Most Demanding Applications

Each system in the Technal range has been developed to provide:

  • Enhanced thermal efficiency
  • Unrivalled visual appeal and design flexibility
  • Low maintenance
  • Full compatibility with other Technal façade products
  • Ease of fabrication and installation
  • Quality components for long-term performance
  • Advanced manufacturing techniques for precise installation and ongoing performance to specification
  • A wide range of mill finished, anodised and polyester powder coated finishes
  • The reassurance of rigorous testing to BS EN standards for wind resistance, water tightness and air permeability
  • Slim and consistent sight lines
  • A wide variety of design options such as shaped caps and concealed vents for curtain walling; a modular low rise façade system; curved window profiles and a choice of module sizes; stylish and contemporary door and window furniture.

Take a look at how some of the world’s leading architects have used Technal’s glazing systems across the continents.  You can now view in digital form a new commemorative book we have published to celebrate Technal’s 50 years of innovation, showcasing a unique collection of really inspirational buildings.