Introducing the Aluminium Systems Survey

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Nick Dardalis

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The Aluminium Trade Supply Website is conducting a survey of aluminium systems companies. We believe that this is a first!

The survey is designed to gauge what fabricators and installers think of the UK aluminium systems companies and how they perceive them, their products and brands. It is also designed to get feedback about how those that work with aluminium door and window systems, residential and commercial see the current market. If you fabricate, sell or install aluminium windows and doors, this survey is for you.

We have designed the survey to be brief and straightforward; it takes approximately three minutes and can be completed on a desktop, tablet or mobile device.

By completing the survey you have an opportunity to tell systems companies what you think and how you perceive their:

  • Products
  • Service
  • Brand

Why do an aluminium systems survey now?

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Over the last 10-15 years the aluminium market has enjoyed phenomenal growth and a renaissance, particularly in the residential market. During this time many fabricators and installers have started manufacturing, selling and installing aluminium for the first time.

There are new systems companies. Established systems companies have either changed their products to reflect the current market and some have done nothing at all. Even PVCu systems companies have brought out aluminium products.

We think the aluminium market is now relatively mature with aluminium systems companies offering a broad range of products for the residential and commercial markets. But are they getting it right? Are they providing the products you want to sell and your customers want to buy? Importantly how do fabricators and installers perceive the systems companies operating in the UK today?

You may not make or install every aluminium system but you’ll certainly have a view about the one you sell and others in the marketplace. We want to hear your views.

Tell us what you think about aluminium systems companies.

Whatever the sector, we all receive a service from a systems company, whether directly or indirectly.

  • Is your systems company letting you down?
  • Are their products lacking improvement?
  • Are you looking for new systems?
  • Are you finding it harder or easier to sell aluminium in today’s market?
  • Are service levels better or worse?
  • What should systems companies be doing that they are not?

Take our aluminium survey and tell us what you think.

Are you a fabricator that supplies the trade, retail or commercial markets, an installer that buys in fabricated products or a related business? You can tell us what you think of your present suppliers and how you view other systems companies as well.

At the end of the survey, you have an opportunity to say in your words anything you like about the state of the market in aluminium.

What’s in it for you?

This isn’t just an opportunity to potentially help shape the future the aluminium market.  We are in the process of creating a unique aluminium systems guide for installers and fabricators to understand the aluminium market in fenestration.  This guide is a work in progress and will be updated regularly.

This future guide for selling aluminium in the UK will be called the “Aluminium Blueprint”. This first document of its kind for selling Aluminium in the UK will explain:

  • Who the systems companies are and their structure.
  • What products they sell and what market sectors
  • Which companies have approved installer or training schemes.
  • How to become an approved installer/fabricator
  • What to look out for when starting out, or switching from PVCu to Aluminium.
  • How systems companies are structured and what it means for you as a fabricator/installer.

At the end of the survey, you will have the opportunity to leave your email address so that you can be amongst the first to get the results of the survey and receive a FREE copy of the Aluminium Blueprint.

If you want aluminium systems companies to hear your views, take the survey now. It only takes 3 minutes.