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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September 9, 2020
Car showrooms are a vital part of the car-buying experience: nothing can beat being there in person and seeing the gleaming bodywork of rows of shiny new cars. A good showroom makes it easy and exciting for people to browse and choose their dream vehicle. Fast cars © Johnnie Rik / Shutterstock.com When it comes to the world's best car showrooms, there are some unique and innovative examples that house the classiest cars on the planet! Read on to discover the perfect luxury motor destination...   Alain Class Motors, Dubai The television show, Top Gear, voted Dubai's Alain Class Motors the best car showroom in the world. Famous for attracting customers who live luxurious lifestyles, the 10,000 sq. ft showroom, on Sheikh Zayed Road, is full of the rarest supercars on the market. The Dubai showroom is the main one of five Class Motors' showrooms in the United Arab Emirates. Owner, Abdullah Al Ketbi, pledges he can find buyers any car they can think of. A car enthusiast and collector himself, he started trading luxury cars in 1992. He began by importing Mercedes Benz from Germany and sold them to friends and family members. In 1995, he opened his first showroom in Alain.   James Edition, Holland Amsterdam-based James Edition deals in pre-owned luxury and exotic cars, selling to billionaires and millionaires all over the world. It specialises in supercars, ranging from £2.4 million for a 2019 McLaren Senna, down to £169,000 for a 2020 Aston Martin Vantage. The total value of its cars runs into billions of pounds and they are described as "the most extravagant cars you could dream of". Sadly, dreaming about them is probably all that most of us can do!   The Glass Towers, Autostadt, Wolfsburg Autostadt is Volkswagen's theme park and a visitor attraction in its own right. Two 20-storey glass towers house the showroom and play a key role in the whole experience. Within the spectacular towers are 800 newly-built VW cars awaiting delivery. Each car is transported to the towers from the nearby manufacturing plant by a high-tech underground conveyor belt! A giant robotic arm moves each car into its designated space, making that a spectacular experience in itself.   Ferrari Maserati of Las Vegas Like everything in Las Vegas, its luxury car showroom, Ferrari Maserati of Las Vegas, is big, bold and brash. Dripping in wealth, it displays extra-special supercars on rotating platforms, with other cars sectioned off by luxurious velvet ropes to create an exclusive ambience. The current models include a 2017 Ferrari 488 GTB in Nero Noctis Black with a price tag of $239,968, and a 2016 Ferrari California in Blu Abu Dhabi Metallic at $136,995.   Citroen Showroom, Paris Citroën's flagship showroom in France is only 25 metres wide but makes up for this with its spectacular towering height. Inside, its white walls and floors make it look like a tall, futuristic ice palace. Featuring seven rotating platforms as you ascend the floors, each displays a classic Citroen design throughout the ages. Located on the Avenue des Champs-Elysees in Paris, the amazing showroom was renovated and redesigned by architect Manuelle Gautrand into the spectacular interior of today. The current premises opened to the public in 2004, but company founder André Citroën displayed his first automobile, the Type A, there in 1919. One thing all of these spectacular car showrooms have common is the fact they understand how crucial it is to have an eye-catching shopfront - the first impression customers have when they arrive at your premises! Whether you own a luxury high-end showroom or a local motor dealership on the high street, make a lasting impression with an aluminium shopfront. Strong and reliable, aluminium is rust-resistant and corrosion-proof. Durable frames can be created in thin, stylish designs that not only look great; they offer excellent energy efficiency too.    
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July 31, 2020
The use of aluminium in fenestration offers major benefits in every type of building, from single-family residences to monumental commercial constructions and everything in between. The arrangement of the windows in a building, known as the fenestration, is one of the most important parts of the overall design. Well-designed windows enable people to live and work comfortably by allowing natural light indoors and aiding passive solar heating and cooling. Providing natural points of ventilation and air circulation, they increase energy efficiency, improve comfort by reducing draughts and produce better quality indoor air. Why choose aluminium? Aluminium is a popular material for fenestration because of its versatility, strength and "green" characteristics. It offers great design flexibility, allowing architects and designers the opportunity to create many features and styles for each building. It can also be manufactured in many colours - this is a real advantage of aluminium, as it can seamlessly blend into and enhance any design scheme. Despite its slim lines, aluminium provides structural integrity and offers exceptional longevity. Robust and durable, it is ideal for areas where there is particularly heavy traffic, including shopfronts in shopping centres and on the high street. Highly resistant to impact, such as in the event of someone falling into it, it a safer option. Although aluminium is one of the lightest engineering metals, it provides a better strength-to-weight ratio than other metals, such as steel. In tests, the aluminium yield strength was assessed up to 40,000 PSI (pound force per square inch) without steel reinforcement. In the event of a blast, the fenestration material is required to bend and not break to absorb energy. This was easily accomplished in the tests with aluminium.   Recyclable In terms of recyclability and sustainability, aluminium is hard to beat, as it is 100% recyclable. The aluminium recycling industry has tripled in recent years, preventing the disposal of waste to landfills. Extremely eco-friendly, it requires less energy than steel to both manufacture and recycle. In addition, it's expected to last 25 years in the case of polyester powder-coated aluminium and 35 years for anodised aluminium. The thermal performance of aluminium fenestration systems is also exceptional, as they can utilise thermal foam and enhanced thermal break technology to take performance to new levels. Research shows aluminium fenestration can provide annual energy savings of 16%. Between the 1950s and the current day, the thermal performance of aluminium has improved with every new innovation since the early days of basic single-glazed units. The fact is, if aluminium is good enough for airports and skyscrapers such as New York's Empire State Building, then it is surely good enough for a shopfront. The use of aluminium in any design or application is creating a bank of material that looks great and can be recycled in the future. This amazing material can support much larger areas of glass within narrower frames, offering a slim sightline with the maximum benefit of natural light. It enables the creation of bespoke glazing solutions comprising high quality, low-cost, safe and versatile designs. Aluminium fenestration systems are safe and secure, even with a slim profile. Especially effective in the retail sector, shopfront glazing systems will benefit from having slim profiles. Highly-visible window displays are a must to help attract passers-by – and then hopefully turn them into customers who want to come in and see more!
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June 29, 2020
It was good news for the retail sector when the government announced non-essential businesses in England could reopen again on 15th June. After three months of COVID-19 lockdown, when only shops deemed essential such as food stores and pharmacies could trade, the news couldn't have come too soon. Now the challenge for the high streets is determining how to bring in a new form of normality to help people continue with their shopping, while remaining safe from the coronavirus. Explaining the new shopping rules to customers is something every retailer should be doing. Shopping © Michele Ursi / Adobe Stock   Eye-catching shopfronts With limited numbers being allowed in each shop, businesses must make arrangements for the queues which are inevitably forming outside. Queuing should always be done outside the shop, or in a car park - never inside the premises. The retailer must manage the queues to minimise the risks and ensure social distancing is maintained. This enables traders to use their shopfront to the best advantage, while people are waiting to come inside: as well as displaying the safety rules, promotions and new products can also be advertised in an eye-catching way. After all, you have a captive audience in the queue - a group of people who aren't simply passing-by - there's no better time to wow them with your great deals! Before customers enter the premises, the retailer must publicise the new rules and safety measures using signs, posters and visual aids, such as diagrams and graphics, on their shop windows and doors. This gives customers plenty of advance warning before they go into the store, so they know how to behave.   One-way systems One-way systems and barriers will help avoid customers clustering together – in a similar way that supermarkets and other essential retailers have been operating over the past three months, since the lockdown began. Shoppers should be encouraged to pay using cashless methods when possible.   Sanitising thoroughly Many retailers are providing sanitising stations for people as they enter, asking customers to cleanse their hands on entering the store. Staff must wash their hands more frequently and the shop's surfaces must be cleaned more often throughout the day with a detergent. Particular attention should be paid to areas that are touched more often such as handrails, lift buttons, doorknobs, employees' hand-held scanning devices, trolleys, baskets and facilities in staff areas, such as coffee machines. Shops should install screens and barriers to protect staff and customers wherever necessary. Notices must be put in place advising customers to touch only items that they intend to buy, rather than browsing and picking things up, before putting them back on the shelf.   Automatic door solution To control the number of people that enter the building at any one time, the FlowControl system automatically integrates with an automatic door to effectively enable social distancing - no one need touch anything! This new product was introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and has been highly effective in Europe for some time.   Shopping alone Many stores operate a policy whereby only one person per household is permitted to enter at any one time, unless they're a parent with young children or a carer who is escorting the person they are looking after. Staff should be deployed outside to look for groups of people in the queue and ask if it's necessary for them to all enter the store together. This policy has been operated by supermarkets and must be adopted by other retailers. Shopping centres will also have to regulate the number of shoppers allowed in, as well as managing queuing at individual stores. Any shop which has five employees or more must complete a written risk assessment, with details of its plans to keep customers and staff safe.   Returning goods In the case of clothes shops, they must close the fitting rooms, so customers won't be able to try on clothes. A number of stores have amended their returns policy accordingly, giving people a longer period of time to return unwanted goods. Although returned goods can be accepted, the retailer must store them away from sale for 72 hours before they can be put out on the shop floor again. The store should provide a designated area where employees can speak to customers requiring assistance, while maintaining social distancing measures. With all the new safety measures put in place, signage to advise customers is increasingly important, as is having well-trained employees who know the rules and how to operate them. Any business that doesn't provide enough information for customers, or who breaks the rules, can be hit with a hefty fine, or even be closed down by the local authority if they persistently flout the law.   A warm and informed welcome Make sure your customers are well-informed by having a high-quality shopfront entrance, which displays the relevant signage of the regulations. Commercial Aluminium Shopfronts provides quality entrances including glass shopfronts, aluminium doors, glazed shopfronts, curtain walling systems and more. Want to hit the ground running? Contact us today!  
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