Alufold Direct

The Alufold Direct service provides perfected and finely tuned processes from the initial quotation, through to manufacturing and delivery.

Continued investment in process, machinery and personnel result in expertly-made aluminium doors and windows.

Another area of service is making the buying of coloured aluminium products easier, faster and better, without the historical frustrations of the aluminium trade supply market.

Alufold therefore, provides products at better prices, faster lead times and a complete range of products. Installers wanting to benefit from the growing aluminium market benefit from a reliable, experienced supplier.

The Alufold Direct Product Range

Alufold’s product range is made using predominantly, the Aluk system – a tried and tested system widely used in the residential and commercial glazing market.

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Bifolding Doors

Using the ultra-successful Aluk Optio BSF70 folding sliding door system, and the newer slimmer AluK Luminia F82 model, Alufold is a leading bifolding door trade supplier and manufacturer.

The Optio BSF 70 provides a complete bifold solution for residential property also coming in a heavier duty version for commercial applications. The Lumina bifold benefits from very slim mullion sightlines of just 120mm, large panel sizes, even lower U-Values and more contemporary overall styling.

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Sliding Doors

Three different sliding door models, available on a supply only basis comprise inline, patio doors with a lift and slide method, and slimline sliding doors.

Sightlines at the interlock start at 21mm with the Aluk Infinium product or 46mm using the standard model. Sliding doors come with various sliding options and tracks, an open corner design and can be set appropriately to give a flush or lower track.

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Aluminium Windows

Available on a trade supply only basis, Alufold provides casement, flush casement, tilt and turn and a variety of fixed glazing such as gable and floor-to-ceiling glazing.

The general range comprises windows with slim sightlines, low U-Values, certification to the latest security standards and a comprehensive range of colours


Residential Doors

For front, side and rear doors, Alufold provides a complementary range of single and double doors, with matching side or top panels. These also feature slim sightlines, 58mm or 70mm frame depths, a wide choice of colours and U-Values meeting Building Regulations.

Using the same system, front doors are available using either solid or partially glazed insulated aluminium panels.

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Lantern Roofs

For flat roofs or new extensions, Alufold’s lantern roof product comprises super-slim 38mm rafters, thermally insulated profiles, an all aluminium construction and contemporary design.

Available in sizes up to 4.5m long, the roofs come with simple and fast installation and 1.4Wm2K U-Values with a high specification safety glass unit.

Commercial aluminium windows and doors made by Alufold

Alufold Direct fabricates the Aluk range of commercial window and door systems. These suit high-traffic buildings, shops, offices, schools and more.

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Aluminium commercial windows

The Aluk aluminium windows range for commercial projects and made by Alufold Direct. Slim sightlines, high thermal, acoustic and security credentials and made to order, the windows meet glazing requirements for all manner of buildings.

Opening options include casement, tilt and turn, fire-smoke control and casement windows integrated into curtain walling.

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Commercial Doors

Alufold manufactures a full range of medium or heavy duty doors, suitable for high-traffic installations as well as doors for care homes, apartment buildings, and other commercial requirements. The commercial door using a centre hung or rebated design comes in insulated or non-insulated versions with matching shopfront screens.

Medium duty doors come as insulated doors with a hinged opening action. They’re available as individual door units or integrated within glazed screens.

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Curtain walling

With 50mm mullion and transom sightlines, the curtain walling products suit medium or high-rise projects and also construct robust atrium screens.

The system is designed for easy site installation, and comes with a full range of integrated doors and windows. The ladder design lets module assemble easily on-site with easy to fix pressure plates and external cappings.

Lead times and service levels from Alufold Direct

During the pandemic, Alufold began a huge £2m transformation across its entire operation. The result is a 120,000sqft cutting edge manufacturing facility, capable of delivering consistent, highly repeatable precision outputs in windows, doors and roof-lights. Alufold Direct now has huge capacity to grow as demand increases and customers expand.

Many aluminium fabricators put multiple products down the same assembly lines. This puts limitations on fabrication speed and volume. Alufold has three purpose-built and dedicated high-speed lines. Each line has its own top of the range cutting and machining centres, as well as fully automated four head crimpers to give the ultimate finish to all of their aluminium products.

Not all the investment across Alufold has been in the physical space. The company has also began vastly improving its digital infrastructure too. Instant quotation tools deliver instant quotes direct to your customer inboxes at any time of day. The order tracking software gives the company better visibility through the full order lifecycle from quote to delivery across its product ranges. These include:

Alufold focuses on delivering quality-made products at fast lead times with an efficient service. Most products are available on two week lead times with many special colours also available fast.

Installer benefits when buying from Alufold Direct

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When choosing Alufold as a trade supplier, customers also benefit from fabricated products with all accessories prepared and packed. Fast lead times help installers minimise their own lead times with standard colour products available ready to fit.

New customers can take advantage of the Alufold facilities including showroom, training centre and academy. Unbranded vans also help installers accept deliveries direct to site.

Alufold Direct is specially set up to work with others in the building or home improvement sector. Architects benefit from full design service, helping them meet client building specifications. Even homeowners have access to Alufold-made products via a nationwide network of quality window companies.

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16:42 30 Oct 23
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16:18 09 Oct 23
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19:55 13 Sep 23
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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
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20:24 26 Jul 23
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17:25 19 Jul 23
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07:51 12 Jul 23
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09:24 16 Jun 23
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12:28 14 May 23
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10:06 04 May 23
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08:07 15 Apr 23
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13:18 02 Apr 23
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16:25 21 Mar 23
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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.
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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.
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13:04 09 Mar 23
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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.
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17:47 01 Feb 23
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11:21 08 Jan 23
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16:16 03 Jan 23
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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!
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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!
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17:18 10 Dec 22
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11:45 13 Sep 22
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17:26 31 Aug 22
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22:39 22 Aug 22
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20:25 14 Aug 22
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13:14 14 Aug 22
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