COMMERCIAL ALUMINIUM SHOPFRONTS

ABOUT US

We stand for quality, value for money, honesty and unrivalled customer service. Our dedicated and reliable in-house team of experts assures unrivalled product excellence and second-to-none customer service. As a reputable market leader, our Health & Safety credentials and building regulations knowledge - including the Disability Discrimination Act – affords unequivocal expertise.

From the initial consultation and survey, to the technical planning and design, and the manufacture and installation; everything we do is planned with precision and comes with reliable after-sales care.

OUR PRODUCTS

As specialists in the design, manufacture and installation of custom-make glass shopfronts, our services extend to clients across the UK.
Did you know that 95% of customers are influenced by a business's exterior and that 52% feel that if the exterior of a shopfront looks uninviting, they would be deterred from entering the store?
Commercial Aluminium Shopfronts provides quality manual aluminium doors for commercial clients in the UK.
At Commercial Aluminium Shopfronts, our fenestration expertise extends to the design, manufacture and installation of high-performance glazed aluminium doors for commercial properties all over the UK.
At Commercial Aluminium Shopfronts we tailor-make, install and service automatic aluminium doors for commercial clients all over the country.
Commercial Aluminium Shop Fronts is the UK's premier curtain walling manufacturer.
As well as our manufacturing and installation expertise, we can also improve the thermal and acoustic performance of any existing windows in a commercial building.

WE DESIGN

We design, hand-craft and install high-quality, cost-effective bespoke architectural entrances for industrial units, statement office buildings and prestigious corporate headquarters. All our state-of-the-art entrances include solar shading - a fully integrated energy efficient solar control solution that provides shade or privacy when required. What you do in your business makes you unique. What we do on the outside can mirror that. After you have given considerable thought to the look of your entrance, the next step is to consult with our experts to discuss the finer details of your project. We will listen to your design requirements, understand your business needs and consider regulatory implications to supply you with AutoCAD drawings of your new entrance. We will also provide clear, honest advice and transparent costings so that you can make an informed decision regarding the best all-round solution. Looking for entrance design expertise? If you're looking to create or update the entrance to your business or if you would like a specialist to repair your existing design, click the button below to arrange a consultation.
Commercial Aluminium Shopfronts creates, manufactures and installs bespoke architectural entrance facades, nationwide. We understand that the exterior of a building has the important role of making a good first impression for any business. All our designs - which are limited only by imagination - are innovative, practical, secure and cost-effective. They provide the perfect branding opportunities. You make your business prominent on the inside, so let us make it distinct from the outside.  After considering how you would like the entrance of your business to look, the next step is to book a free, no-obligation consultation with our experts to discuss the finer details of your designs and ideas. During the initial discussion we will listen to your requirements, understand your needs and provide you with relevant information about the design, construction, raw materials and regulations that may impact your project, so that you are equipped to make an informed decision about the bespoke solution that best suits your needs. Looking for facade design expertise? If you're looking to create or update the entrance facade to your business or if you would like a specialist to repair your existing design, we'd love to hear from you. Click the button below to arrange a free consultation.
If you are looking for custom-made shopfronts, our bespoke solutions are built to reflect your business image. How are you going to present your business to the public? First impressions count, so it makes perfect sense to invest a lot of time and thought into your shopfront so that you stand out from the crowd. Once you've got a few ideas, share them with the professionals   Aluminium shopfronts are very versatile, so the ways in which they can be fabricated are limited only by your imagination. We like to have an initial consultation with all our clients so that we can really understand their design ideas. We also give careful consideration to accessibility, security and council/government building regulations. For those who are struggling to come up with design ideas, our team of highly-skilled and creative architects can contribute suggestions, recommend products and provide advice and guidance so that you can make an informed decision about which shopfront solutions will work best for your particular requirements. Looking for shopfront design expertise? If you'd like to discuss your ideas with us or if you would like some inspiration from our specialists, we'd love to hear from you. Click the button below to arrange a free, no-obligation consultation.

Aluminium Shopfront Installation Specialists

We have developed a reputation for delivering high-quality, hand-crafted products with a reliably quick turnaround. We pride ourselves in providing an outstanding service and have become a leader in the fenestration industry. Our experts have been privileged to work with a variety of large, reputable businesses and organisations.

In a world of stiff competition, we appreciate that being able to make a strong, long-lasting first impression is important. What better way to achieve this than by making the exterior of your building stand out from the crowd? With the help of our highly-skilled, creative engineers, this is entirely possible. A new, fully branded entrance or cleverly renovated office or shopfront is crucial to converting passing footfall into loyal custom. Our industry expertise will help you to make a big statement.

By recognising that quality is paramount, from the initial consultation right through to installation and after-care, our services are completed with pride in our work and client satisfaction in our minds. With most construction projects, timing is crucial and that is why we complete our tasks as quickly as possible, without compromising on quality.

As all our products come with a twelve-month guarantee, you will have complete peace of mind in the knowledge that you are making a sound investment.

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July 30, 2019
Some movie characters make a lasting impression the minute they appear on the screen. Over the years, there have been some positively iconic movie entrances which will never be forgotten! Whether it's a Western, a musical, or a film noir, there are some leading characters whose image will stay in your memory for the rest of your days. Read on to find out more about the greatest movie entrances of all time...   Once Upon a Time in the West Director Sergio Leone's epic spaghetti western, released in 1968, tells the tale of conflicts in the town of Flagstone in America's Old West. The main plot surrounds a land battle around plans to build a new railroad. The film's opening sequence builds up the tension for more than three minutes, as a mysterious stranger arrives in town. Three outlaws wait for him to alight from a train, in almost complete silence. It appears he hasn't arrived, but as they turn to walk away, they are stopped in their tracks by the mournful sound of a harmonica breaking the silence. The stranger, played by the legendary Charles Bronson, is a gunfighter known as Harmonica. He polishes off the three bad guys in seconds with a rapid round of gunfire. The violent western, made with a budget of $5 million and shot in the United States and Italy, was a commercial flop when it was released, barely breaking even at the box office. Yet around 40 years later, in 2009, its true brilliance was recognised when it was selected by the Library of Congress to be preserved in the US National Film Registry for its cultural and historical significance.   Gilda The 1946 film noir starred screen siren Rita Hayworth in the title role, playing the ultimate femme fatale. She was the love interest of small-time American gambler Johnny Farrell who arrived in Argentina to gamble and cheat his way into winning a lot of money. The moment when Gilda makes her entrance is a truly iconic scene. A vamp who spells bad news for the men she meets, she first appears 20 minutes into the movie. Her husband brings Johnny, his young right-hand man, to their hotel room. "Are you decent?" Gilda's husband asks. Gilda suddenly appears on screen, with a smile on her lips and a flirtatious flick of her hair, replying, “Me? Sure, I’m decent,” in a way that implies she's anything but decent. In an instant, she's seen to be a sensual seductress, after making the ultimate femme fatale entrance. The film received a positive response from the critics, who described Hayworth as "beguiling". The two-piece outfit she wore in the nightclub scene sold at auction for $161,000 in 2014, at Bonham's in New York.   The Rocky Horror Picture Show This cult 1975 movie is a musical comedy horror film. A newly-engaged couple, Brad and Janet, have car troubles on a wet, cold November night and seek help at a mysterious castle-like mansion, where a group of strange-looking people are supposedly celebrating their annual Transylvanian Convention. However, the lovebirds soon discover some rather weird goings-on, not least of which is the fact the revellers are really aliens from outer space, who are into building people out of human parts, Frankenstein-style. Their leader, Dr Frank-N-Furter, makes his spectacular entrance, descending in an open lift clad in raunchy underwear, platform shoes and a face-full of garish make-up, to the sounds of Sweet Transvestite. Brad and Janet are initially shocked, but soon find themselves swept up in the odd activities at the castle. The Rocky Horror Show was a huge hit. It was made on a low budget of $1.4 million, but made $140.2 million at the box office. It's one of the biggest cult movies of all time, with the live stage version traditionally attracting audience members in full costume, who enjoy singing along.   Pirates of the Caribbean The first movie in the franchise, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, was released in 2003. The swashbuckling adventure introduced Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, an eccentric pirate. He saved the life of Miss Elizabeth Swann, daughter of the Governor of Port Royal, Jamaica, after she fainted and fell into the sea, almost drowning. However, his heroic act brought him under the radar of the authorities, who were eager to put an end to his pirating activities. The legendary first appearance of Captain Sparrow sees him standing majestically next to his ship's mast, his long hair blowing in the wind, as he pulls into Port Royal. However, viewers soon realise he isn't on a ship, but on a small sailing boat instead, adding a comedy element straight away. He is a lovable rogue in the first film of the franchise, whose entrance makes a lasting impression. The film was a massive hit, made on a budget of $140 million and reaping back $654.3 million at the box office. Spurred on by its massive success, a further four films were made. The character became a comedy parody of himself, rather than the swashbuckling hero of the first film, but his stylish entrance will make sure his character goes down in movie history. Making an entrance is massively important when it comes to business - Commercial Aluminium Shopfronts provides some show stopping entrances that will make your premises stand out from the crowd! Please contact us for details of our products and services - we'd love to talk to you!
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June 26, 2019
Many people dream about owning their perfect car. Whether you're a fully-fledged "petrol head" and a true car connoisseur, or someone who simply loves one special model, there are very few of us who can afford to splash out on the car of our dreams. Royals, billionaire business people, Hollywood stars, mega-music artists, Premier League footballers and lottery jackpot winners might be able to afford one of the most expensive cars in the world!   McLaren Senna Valued at more than $1 million, the McLaren Senna is McLaren's latest supercar. Named in tribute to the late, great Formula One driver, Ayrton Senna, the sports car looks and handles like a racing track car - but it’s also completely street legal! Lightweight, its design includes carbon fibre. Outrageously styled, it resembles an F1 car. It was one of the featured supercars in the motor racing video game, Forza Horizon 4.   Arash AF10 Hybrid Valued at $1.2 million, the Arash AF10 Hybrid resembles the Batmobile. The hybrid-powered supercar is manufactured in small numbers in England. It is said to have “spaceship technology”, including a 550-horsepower, 6.2-litre, V8 petrol engine combined with four electric motors. They are joined together in what is described as a “Warp Drive” configuration that propels the car from 0 to 60 mph in an incredible 2.8 seconds. Wow!   Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta Some incredible cars are valued at more than $2 million, such as the LaFerrari Aperta, which costs a staggering $2.2 million - more than most people will earn in a lifetime. The open-top, hybrid-powered Ferrari is made even more exclusive by the fact only 200 are being manufactured. The mighty V12 engine has 800 horsepower and is Ferrari's most powerful non-turbocharged or supercharged engine in history. Further boosted by a 120-kw electric motor, it produces a combined total of 950 horsepower.   Lamborghini Veneno Roadster The second most expensive car in the world today comes in at a mind-boggling $4.5 million, according to Forbes. An open-top hypercar, the Lamborghini Veneno Roadster is a street legal racing car. The car's aerodynamic, angular shell makes it a stunning spectacle as it purrs down the highway, accompanied by the deep roar of the 6.5-litre V12 engine. It generates an amazing 740 horsepower. The car is so exclusive that only nine have been built in the whole world. Currently, three people are said to own one of the rare supercars. They are Antoine Dominic, the owner of Lamborghini Long Island, the Florida-based managing director of Tequesta Ivestments Kris Singh, and a third buyer who remains anonymous.   Bugatti La Voiture Noire The world's most expensive car to date is the one-off $18 million Bugatti La Voiture Noire, unveiled in May at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. Bugatti built La Voiture Noire (French for “The Black Car”) to celebrate the company's 110th birthday. According to Spanish media outlets, the stunning supercar was put on the market after the motorshow and was reportedly snapped up by Portuguese footballing legend Cristiano Ronaldo. However, the long-time Bugatti fan hasn't confirmed the rumours, although he is known to have bought the brand's earlier model, the $3 million Chiron. Thanks to his massive earnings and accumulated wealth, the former Manchester United and Real Madrid icon, who now plays for Juventus, would have spent just 14.5% of his estimated annual salary on La Voiture Noire. However, Bugatti spokesman Tim Bravo refused to reveal the identity of the mystery buyer, according to Fox News.   Most expensive car showrooms Hand-in-hand with the world's top supercars are the top car showrooms on the planet. If you're one of those lucky people whose income affords you a car valued at more than $1 million, you might wish to take a trip to Dubai. The billionaires and millionaires of Dubai are flocking to a showroom of cars valued in total at a staggering $45 million! Owner Mohamed Redha Abdullah opened Deals on Wheels in 2007 as a result of his own passion for luxury and sports cars. While the showroom's name conjures up strange visions of Only Fools and Horses' Del Boy Trotter, the cars on display certainly don't! Think luxurious models including Bugatti, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche and Rolls-Royce, to name but a few. Abdullah has realised his dream of making his showroom the most luxurious in the world. He's never short of customers, thanks to Dubai's culture of rich and wealthy residents. Luxury cars are extremely popular there. The most expensive car he has sold is the Ferrari LaFerrari. He attributes his success to his fair prices and having "an eye for the ultimate sports car". Meanwhile, Amsterdam-based James Edition has 2,000 luxury cars on its books, selling worldwide through its website for private sellers. Among its current offerings is the McLaren P1 GTR road-legal racing car in yellow and black, with a price tag of $3.3 million. If this is a little out of your league, you can pick up a Ford GT 67 Heritage Edition sports car for just $1.3 million! Commercial Aluminium Shopfronts provides a great service for car showrooms of all sizes. Whether you're selling Rolls-Royce or Reliant Robins, ensure your shopfront is up to scratch by contacting CAS. Our friendly and knowledgeable advisors are looking forward to hearing from you.
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May 31, 2019
The legendary Lancashire singer, comedian, actor and musician George Formby was one of the biggest stars of the 20th century. His down-to-earth humour made him the headline act in many films throughout the 1930s and '40s, while his music hall-style of ukulele-playing and singing ensured he had plenty of hit records. As a youngster, Formby almost didn't enter show business at all. He was born George Booth in Wigan, in May 1904, to James and Eliza Booth. Although his father was a music hall comedian and actor, the young George aspired to be a jockey and became a stable boy at the age of seven and a professional rider at ten. George Formby © Carpenter (Sgt), No 5 Army Film & Photographic Unit   Father's footsteps His dad performed under the stage name of George Formby. He didn't want any of his seven children to embark on a stage career, as he preferred them to have a "proper job", but after George senior's sudden death in 1921, his son decided to launch his own music hall career at 17, under the name George Formby. His mother recognised his natural talent and urged her son to pursue a show business career. Formby spent two years learning his trade, marrying his fiancé, Beryl, during this time. In 1932, he signed a deal with Decca Records and released a record, Chinese Laundry Blues, with the Jack Hylton Band. It was a big hit. This launched his recording and film career and he was soon a household name. One of his most famous songs was released four years later, for the 1936 film, Keep Your Seats Please. Formby, aged 32, starred opposite the famous British actor Alastair Sim in the raucous comedy.   Saucy lyrics Accompanied by his ukulele-playing, a song from the film, When I'm Cleaning Windows, was to become Formby's trademark hit. However, when he released it as a single, the censors criticised its racy lyrics (which seems hard to imagine today) and it was banned by the BBC! There had been no raised eyebrows when he sang the song in the film, but as soon as the record was released, the BBC clamped down. The lyrics in question seem very innocent today. The narrator was a window cleaner, who related how he had accidentally seen honeymoon couples canoodling through their windows during the course of his work. He giggled as he told the audience, "You should see them bill and coo - you'd be surprised at things they do!" The suggestion of any kind of sexual activity, even in a saucy seaside postcard kind of way, was too much for the sensors, who banned the song until 1941! The ban was lifted only after Formby lobbied the powers-that-be and protested it wasn't at all offensive. He said he had performed the song at the Royal Variety Performance for the King and Queen and that it hadn't caused any problems. Eventually, the BBC agreed that the record could be played on air. When I'm Cleaning Windows (also known as The Window Cleaner) was a huge hit, selling more than 100,000 copies and achieving silver status. Formby received his silver disc from Regal Zonophone and the song became his most popular hit. It was the one everyone called for when he performed live.   War years In 1939, at the age of 35, he was Britain's highest-paid entertainer and earned more than £100,000 a year. This would equate to £1.7 million in today's terms, taking inflation into account. During World War II, he went to entertain the troops, travelling around war zones on a morale-boosting concert tour. He performed for around three million Allied servicemen and women, all around Europe and in the Middle East. He played in the United States and also had a loyal following in Canada, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand. He was at the top of his trade for four decades, until his untimely death in 1961, at the age of 56, from a heart attack.   Lasting legacy He had written and sung more than 300 songs, including the 230 that he recorded. He starred in 21 hit films and appeared hundreds of times live on stage, including two Royal Command Performances. The legacy of his comedy films and music is there for the enjoyment of future generations.   Clean shopfront windows Having clean windows is an important part of making sure your retail premises look inviting to customers - no-one wants to enter a shop with a grim exterior! Commercial Aluminium Shopfronts (CAS) can provide the type of shopfront that will stop people in their tracks. We supply and install high-quality shopfront windows to give your retail premises that welcoming appeal. Please contact us for details of our products and services.
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