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Our Story

Having gathered extensive industry knowledge, we could see that there was a better way to deliver aluminium bi-folding doors to the trade. And, in 2014 we formed AluFold Direct, offering a level of quality and certainty that had not been seen in the fenestration market before.

By perfecting manufacturing processes, investing heavily in our operations and training our fabrication to manufacture aluminium glazing products with skill and precision, we became a leader in the market, transforming how the trade buys aluminium windows and doors.

The first step was to make buying aluminium glazing as straightforward and simple as buying PVCu. Aluminium offered more opportunities for installers – it wasn’t a saturated market and it offered higher profit margins.

Historically, buying aluminium windows and doors had been a bad experience for installers, with high-levels of remakes and long lead times. We transformed this by delivering aluminium bi-fold doors in one week unglazed, two weeks glazed.

We listened to our customers and expanded our product offering to deliver all products on the same quick lead times to help installation companies take advantage of the new demands for aluminium glazing, driven by high-end home improvement programmes such as Grand Designs.

Working closely with our supply partners and customers, we found out what customers needed and created the infrastructure to deliver it. This meant that installers could rely on us to deliver certainty for them so they could make more profit, fit in more jobs every week and grow their business.

Support at every step of the way

  • Order from survey: With speedy lead times of just 2 weeks, you can order your aluminium glazing from survey instead of plans, reducing the possibility of mis-measures, mis-fits and re-makes.
  • High stock holdings: High stock levels of aluminium profile and hardware to maintain fast turnarounds.
  • Direct to site delivery: Everything Aluminium glazing, delivered direct to site in an unmarked van, right first time, ready to fit
  • Right first time, every time: Expert manufacturing team trained in-house to deliver precise made-to-measure products, to make fitting simple and straightforward

Aluminium Glazing Installer Academy

Free, practical training sessions at our purpose-built training academy, helping installers to refresh fitting skills, train new site operatives or make a smooth transition from fitting PVCu windows and doors.

Our training sessions are run by our aluminium experts at our Blackburn HQ, with full-sized products set in rigs for hands-on training on the Everything Aluminium range.

Aluminium Glazing Projects

Getting into large developments and commercial projects can sometimes come with added challenges, but our Aluminium Glazing Projects service gives extra support to help you win these larger jobs.

From design stages, right through to delivery, the Aluminium Glazing Projects team gives you full project management support, connecting you, architects, specifiers, builders and developers together help larger aluminium glazing jobs run smoothly.