AluFoldDirect Gets to School on Time


The speed and precision of AluFoldDirect in the manufacture and delivery of aluminium entrance doors made all the difference in the completion of a college building project.

When the original supplier was unable to deliver, and the contractor faced with late-completion penalties, AluFoldDirect was able to provide high-quality door solutions within a week of receiving the measurements. 

The contractor on the project had sourced a supplier for these but, with three weeks to go until deadline, were told that the order would not be fulfilled.  This placed significant pressure on the entire project and the unhappy prospect of fines for late completion.

At this point, the contractor turned to its regular PVCu supplier, Simply Trade, to ask about alternative sources of aluminium doors, which is where AluFoldDirect first became involved.

“I knew AluFoldDirect by reputation and discussed the feasibility of turning around the order within the tight timeframe,” explains Adam Palin of Simply Trade.  “They assured me that it was achievable and talked us through the entire process.”

Critical to the success of the installation was to get the exact measurements of the door apertures, which were only confirmed six days before the cut-off date.

Unfazed by the urgency, AluFoldDirect demonstrated the skill and speed it is renowned for.  The aluminium was powder-coated, returned to the company’s manufacturing site in Haslingden, assembled into the required door sizes and delivered to site in just five days, allowing time for installation.

Two sets of aluminium entrance doors are now in regular use at the college: the main double entrance doors with side panels, plus a standard set of double doors serving as a side entrance.

“Quite simply, the project couldn’t have been finished on time without the expertise of AluFoldDirect,” confirms Adam Palin.  “Everybody is extremely happy with the quality of installation; better still, it has reinforced our working relationship with our customer – testament to the dedication, quality and service we received from AluFoldDirect.”

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