Suppliers to the Window and Door Sector

Suppliers to the door and window sector cover the many additional products, services and administration required for bringing windows and doors to market.  The upper-tier doors and windows supply chain is an infrastructure of multiple business types serving fenestration and the construction industry generally.

suppliers to the window and door sector

An overview of suppliers to the door and window sector.

For installers, window and door manufacturers, systems companies, whether commercial or residential, each frequently needs the services of the wider supply chain.

Aluminium Extrusions

The critical component of any window or door. Aluminium extrusions come from large scale businesses or global groups. Some aluminium systems companies also extrude their own profiles.

The range of aluminium extrusions is substantial. As well as window and door profiles, accessories, cills, trims, miscellaneous sections, brackets, cleats and fixing are just some of the products available from extrusion suppliers.

A final service more recently offered by extrusion companies is in-house polyester powder coating or anodising.

Finishing, anodising and aluminium powder coating

While many systems companies now powder coat their own material, many manufacturers and installers rely on independent architectural finishers.

There are several anodising and powder coating businesses, serving the fenestration sector with colouring of aluminium extrusions. They also provide additional services. For instance powder coaters roll the thermal break onto aluminium extrusions. Some also have the facility to stock hold profile helping reduce lead times.

Another useful service provided by powder coating businesses includes stripping and recoating. This service allows the reusing of existing aluminium extrusions such as bifolding door profiles, saving money and waste.

Hardware and General Component Suppliers.

Every aluminium door and window requires colouring and finish, hardware and glass too. As a result, suppliers of these essential components need to reach target customers. As well as this are suppliers of tools, sealants, packaging and other products essential for the fabrication, supply and installation of products.

Even post-installation, there are other products such as access control systems, door automation, signs and manifestation.  

Accessories, glass, cladding and panel suppliers.

Curtain walling, doors and windows all require insulated or cladding panels. Also required are aluminium pressings, trims, fascias and other cladding and building products.

Installers also use a substantial amount of fixings, tools, silicones and cleaning materials.  

Testing houses and standards institues.

In the same way windows and doors need quality fabrication, they also product standards. Every product of good quality needs effective testing and certification as well as meeting required industry standards.

Glazing industry associations and professional bodies.

The fenestration sector either though voluntary or regulatory works with professional associations, trade bodies.  

These cover product guarantees, certification, regulation, trade associations and other useful services providing credibility, standards, advice and information to everyone in the supply chain.

Window installation and other site services.

Helping manufacturing and installation are other services and businesses.

Examples include factory and showroom equipment, installation, surveying, drawing and other services?

There are also businesses helping with training, health and safety, transportation, legal services, construction certification and training.

Software for Suppliers to the Window and Door Sector

Every business in fenestration relies on standard or bespoke software. From extrusion design to machinery software, manufacturing, estimating, CRM systems, website creation and more.

There are multiple software businesses helping windows and doors sell, arrive and get processed through the supply chain.

Other Services to the Window and Door Sector

Bringing doors and windows to market takes a lot of work from different disciplines.  There are a range of service providers taking care of supporting design software, inventory management, supply chain control and product testing.

Testing houses and standards institutes.

In the same way windows and doors need quality fabrication, they also product standards. Every product of good quality needs effective testing and certification as well as meeting required industry standards.  If you work in the testing and certification sector, contact us today.

Door and window software providers.

Window manufacturers, as well as installers, surveyors and administration staff, rely on quality software.  Therefore we are the ideal platform to advertise your software systems such as estimating, manufacturing, or sales order processing systems.

Glazing industry associations and professional bodies.

The fenestration sector either though voluntary or regulatory works with professional associations, trade bodies.  Why not work with us to get your message out to more prospective customers?

Whether you deal with consumer insurance, deposit protection schemes, aluminium, PVCu or timber associations, we can help.

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