About the Aluminium Trade Supply Website

The Aluminium Trade Supply website is a unique website helping consumers and the trade with information and advice about aluminium windows, doors, bifolding doors and associated products in home improvements and construction.

Since 2010 helping homeowners and the trade buy aluminium windows and doors

about the aluminium trade supply website.

The ATS website started as a blog website in 2010 when aluminium was nowhere near as popular as it is today. We started by addressing much of the misinformation around residential aluminium windows and doors and challenging some of the misleading claims from those companies and salespeople not selling aluminium.

We provided impartial advice to homeowners and the trade and put balance to homeowners deciding between aluminium and PVCu.   Our work also involved helping installers wanting to enter the residential or commercial aluminium market.

Over the years we’ve helped installers choose the right aluminium products to sell, helping them grow. We’ve also provided advice and consultancy to start-up glazing firms advising them on the right aluminium products to sell, and today these startups have grown into successful businesses.

We know virtually every aluminium door and window on the market

In the glazing trade since 1989, we are in the unique position of knowing or having worked with the majority of products, brands and systems available in the UK today. This knowledge puts us in a unique position of suggesting brands and products to homeowners and the trade because we know most of them.

For example, we’ve collated extensive research around sightlines as for certain products these matter to the buyer and seller. These today remain a source of information for both end-users and the trade.

Of course, professional home improvement businesses today possess a lot of knowledge about aluminium and PVCu, but understandably they need to be careful in their messaging around competitor brands. This again is where we come in as an impartial website where we’re free to review products.

The team behind the Aluminium Trade Supply Website have over thirty years of experience in the aluminium sector, doors and windows.  We provide information about all aspects of aluminium in fenestration. As well as end-users the information on the site is used by architects and specifiers for commercial contract work.

So whether you are looking for information about aluminium doors, bi-folding doors, or windows you will find it on this site.  So how can you benefit from our expertise and knowledge?

Helping thousands of homeowners and professionals buy aluminium windows

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Today the Aluminium Trade Supply Website remains a unique and substantial resource focused on aluminium glazing. And every year we help thousands of homeowners and those in the trade that get in touch with us. We personally respond to all enquiries helping people get the proper aluminium doors and windows from the right suppliers.

Every year, we give around £17 million pounds worth of quality homeowner and trade enquiries to suppliers and installers all over the UK.

Here is what we do for you the homeowner or the installer.

  • Impartial and independent information and advice
  • Reviewing brands, products and systems helping you buy better.
  • Providing useful information such as what the various brand names and systems mean
  • Providing personal help and advice on products to buy and suggested installers to use.

Consumer Advice from Aluminium Trade Supply.

Every day we help you the homeowner with unbiased information about aluminium windows and doors.  You can trust our website to for general or technical information, answer questions about aluminium, put you in touch with professional and experienced window companies and much more besides.  

Often you will find our website from search or reputation.  Then you’ll see wide-ranging content from over 1200 pages and articles. We also engage with you with over 1500 comments on our website. The Aluminium Trade Supply website does not sell to you – we only inform and advise, and our service is free.

If you are a homeowner looking to improve your home or embark on a renovation project, here is how we can help you. And it’s free.

  • Information to help you research new windows and doors
  • Finding suggested products and installers in your area.
  • Solving confusion about the many brands, products.
  • Help even with steel, PVCu or timber products.

Help and Services for installers and trade.

about the aluminium trade supply website.

The team at Aluminium Trade Supply have helped many suppliers and installers find excellent trade suppliers, provide technical information and advice about aluminium doors and windows. We also provide marketing, website creation and consultancy services to the fenestration industry.  Additionally, we carry in-depth technical information about commercial uses of aluminium, such as curtain walling, shop fronts and entrance systems.

How we can help:

  • If you currently wish to sell more aluminium or generate more aluminium enquiries, we can help.
  • 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 website creation, marketing and consultancy services to the aluminium door and window sector.
  • We can write quality aluminium content to improve your website.
  • You are working with people who are active in the fenestration sector and not a general marketing agency.
  • We are ‘window people’ with knowledge of the market, the people and the products.

Aluminium Trade Supply is a trusted website, recognised as one of the leading double glazing websites in the UK today.

We know of no other website like Aluminium Trade Supply and believe we are the biggest information resource promoting and advising on the use of aluminium doors, windows, screens and associated products.

We fairly promote the many advantages aluminium has over PVC as a door and window material.  Our website has substantial traffic and visitor numbers consistently returned by the Search Engines for the majority of searches relating to aluminium in fenestration.

Website Creation and Marketing

Our team have built quality and high performing websites for clients since the late 1990’s. Quickly recognising the benefits of Content Management Systems over manually created websites we have created effective websites on the WordPress platform since 2005.

Our client base for which we have either written, designed or managed websites includes:

  • Established small to medium-sized home improvement companies
  • Hardware suppliers
  • Successful powder coaters
  • Trade Suppliers
  • Bifolding Door Specialists
  • PVCu, Timber and Hybrid Window suppliers

Where other website providers are unable to proceed without the client providing them with the website content, we are unique in being “window people”.  We are able to write and provide all website content with minimal demands on the client to produce it, saving substantial time and money. Whether you sell PVCu, aluminium, timber, hybrid or steel windows we have the knowledge and expertise to write your website content for you.

Our approach is to focus on our client’s speciality and make sure that their online marketing is consistent with their core values and processes. We don’t make rash promises about search engine rankings. We help our clients acquire the new business they are looking for by helping them stay focused on their online marketing.

The Aluminium Trade Supply website and the services it provides are growing substantially year on year. We have a dedicated and growing client base and stay focused on providing expert information about aluminium products and personal, tailored services to the window and door sector.

Our background and experience in fenestration.

The team behind Aluminium Trade Supply has been actively involved in fenestration, architectural aluminium, general fenestration, hardware and associated industries for more than thirty years.

  • We have been co-owners of one of the largest and most respected trade manufacturers in the UK, still active in the industry today.
  • We helped a major UK aluminium systems company when they introduced a new aluminium commercial door into the marketplace.
  • We trained the sales force of a major national window company that introduced commercial and residential aluminium products into its portfolio
  • We have helped leading home improvement companies expand their aluminium sales by helping them sell the right products and assisted in the creation of innovative and class-leading window showrooms.

Architects and Specifiers have been helped in choosing the right commercial aluminium products for major developments and construction projects such as Preston Riversway, Lakeside Shopping Centre, Canary Wharf and other developments.

We have been actively involved in manufacturing, supply, specification, technical and sales across the entire fenestration and home improvement supply chain. Our work is focused purely on this sector with an understanding of the industry, products, terminology and “speaking your language”.

How we get paid

In addition to the consultancy work discussed above, we accept payment for advertising and promotion on the site.  We also undertake research and project work with systems companies and have a portfolio of fenestration websites and customers whose websites we manage and grow day-to-day.

It is worth stressing that we absolutely do not accept payment for simply writing content about an individual company or for reviewing a product. 

We welcome feedback about the companies and products that we feature on the site; both good and bad.  We strive to cover the entire range of aluminium products so if you feel that there are any gaps please get in touch.

We are impartial, independent and here to promote and support all aluminium systems companies, their products and services.

Providing expert help to homeowners and trade professionals since 2010




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16:42 30 Oct 23
Nick responded incredibly quickly to my enquiry (on a Saturday too!), and was able to offer invaluable advice on both aluminum systems and manufacturer / suppliers. Thanks Nick!
chris steerchris steer
16:18 09 Oct 23
Had a meeting with Nick during the grand designs show. Was extremely helpful and professional would highly recommend
Chris WesthorpChris Westhorp
19:55 13 Sep 23
Extremely helpful with pointing us in the right direction to find the products we required and suggesting firms that could reliably fit them.Nick was quick to reply and very detailed in his advice.Highly recommend reaching out to them.
Cathy GreenwoodCathy Greenwood
07:03 11 Sep 23
Update - A second email to nick for help on bifolds resulted in a detailed informative reply even on a Sunday ! This guy is so knowledgable and helpful .I approached Nick for an independent view on sliding doors v bifold and the different brand options . His reply was extremely detailed and prompt and allowed me to navigate this often confusing world in a much more informed way . Thanks so much Nick
Anthony CraigAnthony Craig
12:45 05 Sep 23
This is a must site for anyone looking for advice. Great service and very quick answers to questions. Nick has been of great help quiding us through the maze of aluminium products. Thank you
Philip DuffieldPhilip Duffield
20:24 26 Jul 23
I contacted Nick @ ATS for guidance on what aluminium sliding door systems would be suitable for an opening in an extension that is going to be both wide and tall. He came back really quickly with very detailed and incredibly helpful advice. He is clearly extremely knowledgeable about the systems on the market and their respective features and capabilities. If you’re feeling a bit lost by the overwhelming range of choices out there, I’d definitely recommend contacting him.
Dariush HekmatDariush Hekmat
17:25 19 Jul 23
Nick's advice is great. He is always quick to respond and spends time on responses, which really help to make an informed decision.
Alan FosterAlan Foster
07:51 12 Jul 23
Absolutely fantastic. Asked for advice about replacing Crittall (?) windows late last night and early this morning received 3 great suggestions and contact information for suppliers
Rachel LauRachel Lau
09:24 16 Jun 23
Fantastic website full of valuable and pragmatic advice about product selection and comparison: no other website gives information like this. Truly written for public interest. Don't hesistate to reach out to Nick via the mailing system. He responds very quickly, is friendly, and has very sound and high knowledgable advice. I have already shared this with my friend planning her own grand design.
guard Charlieguard Charlie
12:28 14 May 23
I emailed this company just on the off chance they could help me with new magnetic sliders for my patio door. They were not able to supply those but were so very helpful providing me with the name of a company who could. I am so very grateful at the great service. Dare say customers must be very happy. thank you so much.
Benjamin LewisBenjamin Lewis
10:06 04 May 23
Nick is very helpful indeed. Extremely knowledgeable on bifolds which was in relation to my query. Great website as well, some very useful articles. Particularly appreciated the article that lists all the major bifold options in order of their sightlines! Thank you!
P JonesP Jones
08:07 15 Apr 23
I asked Nick some questions about an installation we were considering and he replied within hours with some very useful suggestions that will probably lead us to using a different make and supplier. Thanks, Nick. Great work.
Nicholas WallNicholas Wall
13:18 02 Apr 23
Looking for fair and honest expert advice on all aspect of aluminium windows and doors? These guys will arm you with all the information you need to make the RIGHT choice in a highly complex, crowded marketplace. post a question and you will get a very quick professional answer you can rely on being based on fact. Thanks guys!
Giorgia SiriacoGiorgia Siriaco
16:25 21 Mar 23
After a lot of research to find doors that would meet our unusual size requirements and feeling increasingly uncertain about the best way to spend our small budget, I stumbled on the ATS website, and I'm so glad I did! I contacted ATS to request advice and Nick promptly replied with a wealth of information, providing us with options and relevant contact details. I only wish I'd found them sooner!
Carol NortonCarol Norton
10:01 17 Mar 23
I've been so confused about how to achieve the look I'm after, and going round in circles with various window/door companies, trying to get away from the huge chunks of plastic currently around my windows. I didn't expect an email to a company found through a Google search to really help - but I was desperate, so I tried. I'm SO glad I did. Finally I have clear explanations from ATS of where I've been going wrong, exactly what I'm looking for, and a list of local companies that might be able to provide it! The response has excelled my expectations and I feel as if I'm finally inching closer to a home with which I'll be happy and comfortable: thank you.
David NunnDavid Nunn
20:54 14 Mar 23
It is rare that I write reviews, however after my very positive communication with Nick - enquiring about suitable slim sash aluminium windows for my project, I felt that a review was definitely warranted. I can reinforce the many positive reviews posted so far, Nick was very quick to respond, providing comprehensive detail, with excellent independent advice.In summary, great service, thank you Nick.
Chantal AuerbachChantal Auerbach
13:04 09 Mar 23
Nick from Aluminium Trade Supply was incredibly helpful informative and pleasant to deal with. He responded quickly to emails and was very knowledgeable. Highly recommend being in touch with Nick if you are considering new aluminium windows or doors.
Lee JonesLee Jones
20:21 22 Feb 23
I dropped Nick at Aluminium Trade Supply an email re high security slim sightline bi-folds and their alternatives and he responded that quickly (and so comprehensively) that I felt bad I’d not paid him for his time!Nick Sir your product knowledge is outstanding and you are providing a level of service that goes wayyyy above and beyond expectations. I’ll definitely make sure I mention Aluminium Trade Supply to anyone I encounter looking for a fenestration solution 🙏🏼
15:13 13 Feb 23
We are looking to replace some old UPVC patios doors with aluminium ones. The ATS website is a great source of advice in an area where clear information is sorely lacking. Having used the website, I then followed this up with a number of specific questions relating to our search, and Nick came back very quickly with clear, detailed and very useful advice.I have been very impressed with both the website and with Nick's advice. My only regret is that I didn't come across ATS before replacing various windows in 2021 - I'm sure it would have saved me a lot of grief and money! Thanks again Nick.
Azza McCabeAzza McCabe
17:47 01 Feb 23
So impressed with this company.Responded to my query quickly andgave valuable advice. Nick was extremely helpful and we were able to move forward with our project.
Adri LoloçiAdri Loloçi
11:21 08 Jan 23
Nick was super fast to respond and provided some great recommendations. I would recommend this website to anyone looking to find bifold or sliding aluminium doors.
Stephen HoustonStephen Houston
16:16 03 Jan 23
Looking for aluminium crittall style internal door and external patio French doors. Noted good reviews and thought would ask for advice. Comprehensive reply with excellent independent advice and lists of fitters who could provide products and installation. Great service.
Inga GeachInga Geach
08:25 21 Dec 22
Nick from Aluminium Trade Supply has been extremely helpful with navigating the jungle that is aluminium glazing for our upcoming extension project. His advice was prompt, detailed and always impartial. Very grateful for your input, thanks Nick!
Amanda BurtonAmanda Burton
10:54 16 Dec 22
Brilliant website and an excellent service. Nick provided not only detailed advice and supplier contacts, but highlighted the considerations of various products so I could make an informed choice. Our Sunvista minimal sliders were fitted this week and I couldn't be happier, stunning. Thanks once again for your advice and recommendations, invaluable!
Keith BarnesKeith Barnes
17:18 10 Dec 22
Very helpful advice given to my question, including the name of 3 different companies that i could try for the product being enquired about. Many thanks
Munim ChowdhuryMunim Chowdhury
11:45 13 Sep 22
Nick has been very helpful on signposting me to a number of partner organisations for steel/aluminium doors.
SUSAN wallaceSUSAN wallace
17:26 31 Aug 22
My experience with this firm was exceptionally good and this is notalways the case as a female, dipping a toe into technical waters.I was spoken too with courtesy and at a level that helped me consolidate what was needed .On top of that I was given a list of companies and places where I could obtain the type of product I needed.I could not thank them enough and would certainly go there again and reccommend others do too.
Paul SalterPaul Salter
22:39 22 Aug 22
Contacting Aluminium Trade Supply is like contacting the Oracle direct. Advice is always comprehensive and balanced. On multiple occasions they have provided me with options that fully meet our objectives. Many thanks.
Nick McCormackNick McCormack
20:25 14 Aug 22
Really helpful and useful came back to me on a Sunday with some invaluable information. Highly recommended.
ray addisonray addison
13:14 14 Aug 22
received a prompt reply to my query,and helpful information from ATS