Welcome to a unique and expert aluminium website.
Aluminium Trade Supply is a totally unique website, expert in aluminium windows, doors, facade glazing and much more. We bring 25 years experience in all aspects of aluminium in fenestration and are here to advise on all aspects of aluminium window and door products, services and more.
How we can help:
- If you currently wish to sell more aluminium or generate more aluminium enquiries, we can help.
- Are you a homeowner looking for information on aluminium products?
- If you are an installer looking to supply and install aluminium windows and doors, we can advise you on the best sources of supply and the most suitable products.
- If you are a trade supplier, systems company or in any aluminium related business we can help promote your business.
- We provide marketing and consultancy services to the aluminium door and window sector.
Aluminium Trade Supply is a trusted website, recognised as one of the leading double glazing websites in the UK today.
We are the leading online resource, being returned by the search engines for the majority of searches relating to aluminium in fenestration.
Updated on a daily basis, this website contains over 100 pages and nearly 700 articles all relating to aluminium in fenestration. We are the leading and the only information resource promoting and advising on the use of aluminium doors, windows, screens and associated products and to promote the many advantages aluminium has over PVC as a door and window material.
We are impartial, independent and here to promote and support all aluminium systems companies, their products and services.
This site is not here to criticise PVCu doors and windows but to inform about and promote the use of aluminium, to inform and advise encourage healthy debate on all sides in what is an excellent industry irrespective of material!
Modern aluminium windows and doors are today highly secure, very thermally efficient, cost effective and aesthetically excellent.
Over many years, pvc has been installed in applications where aluminium would for aesthetic and other reasons have been the more suitable product. This is not to say PVC is not fit for purpose, merely that PVC windows and doors cannot offer the advantages of strength, slim sight lines and the architectural look that is called for in today’s modern buildings.
The PVC industry has cleverly taken advantage of the huge market in replacement windows over the last 25 years and pushed the use of PVC products, educating the public. Rarely if you stop someone in the street and ask what are replacement doors and windows made of, will they say aluminium.
The plastic window industry has historically also been ahead of aluminium with regards to manufacturing software, estimating software, conservatories, machinery, retail sales literature and price lists.
Aluminium one could argue is tainted by its very name. It is perceived as a metal – cold, only available in silver, prone to condensation, single glazed and other negative assumptions. Alumimium doors and windows now offer excellent thermal properties, have inherent strength, recyclability and the slim sight lines now demanded by architects, designers and consumers looking to buy the best.
Aluminium remains a crafted product. The mitres, joints and overall construction of an aluminium product compared to a PVC side by side, just shows the difference in construction. It is joinery. It is a craft. Despite the advances in machinery for fabrication of both pvc and aluminium windows and doors nothing beats the hand assembly of a mitred corner on an aluminium window without the unattractive welded and cleaned corner of the PVC. They are worlds apart.
Commercially, some products in PVC remain behind. Despite efforts from the PVC systems companies in reinforcing a plastic extrusion to offer as curtain walling or screening, such a product cannot be compared like-for like to an aluminium.
It is well known for example that plastic doors cannot achieve the function and reliability that proper aluminium commercial doors can, however some PVC installers continue to install PVC windows and doors which will simply not stand up to a high traffic environment such as a school. Products which will in a short time fail, simply because some installers do not supply or do not understand the advantages of aluminium.
This is what this website is here to do. Promote, inform, discuss, help and advise.