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Nov 22, 2019

When it comes to window design, arched windows are having a revival. The beauty and charm of a not-so-square window is being favoured by home builders, architects and designers alike, and shaped glazing is being to be specified for more and more new build property restoration projects across the country. 

Our newly-launched aluminium shaped glazing service helps our customers create the ‘perfect arch’ in their building projects. We manufacture bespoke aluminium glazing in any shape and size, for even the most complex projects. 

We work with you to meet your desired specifications and requirements and can create bespoke shapes to fit your project thanks to our expert manufacturing processes. 

Arched windows for restoration projects

Aluminium arched windows are a great option to capture timeless style, while enhancing the performance of the property. 

There’s a big trend for converting old industrial mills and red-brick buildings into modern architectural apartments or offices, especially across the North West, along with grand barn conversions that require larger expanses of glazing. 

This means there’s an increasing need for high quality, high performance bespoke shaped windows to meet the demand. 

With our aluminium shaped glazing, we can produce stunning arched windows that ooze character whilst adding style, elegance and value to a building. 

Making retrofitting easier

Working with restoration projects often means working with listing buildings and properties that are situated in conservation areas. 

This requires original features to be preserved by retrofitting the windows with replacements that meet the original architectural design along with Local Authority specifications. 

We can create clever designs using our shaped glazing that not only preserves original design but helps to increase the amount of natural light that enters a building, with slimmer sightlines and larger glazed areas. 

Let’s talk about aluminium


Aluminium is the ideal material to use for creating the perfect arch. Adding a touch of character like no other, aluminium arched windows complement both period properties and contemporary buildings for residential and commercial use. 

The slim aluminium frames help to provide a unique statement design that’s engineered with latest technology to offer the highest performance features. 

Our ached windows benefit from:

  •  Slimline aluminium frames to maximise space and light
  •  Huge choice of RAL and B.S. colours
  •  Double or triple glazing options
  •  Enhanced thermal efficiency
  •  Fitter friendly – designed with installers in mind


We deliver aluminium shapes direct to site, in an unmarked van in just two weeks. There’s a huge choice of modern and traditional colours and glazing options to suit your project. 

Our aluminium shaped glazing

We manufacture our arched windows using the latest cutting technology with our bending machine, to ensure the perfect shape is created, cut to exact measurements and meeting all specifications. 

We know it can be hard to replicate the traditional arched shape that’s so often found in heritage properties, that’s why we’ve invested in our shaped glazing service to offer our customers the best products so they can achieve the best results in their aluminium glazing projects. 

With the launch of our shaped aluminium windows, we’ve gone back to Play School to demonstrate just how amazing fitting shaped windows could be. 

Watch our cheeky video to discover all:


Taking on larger shaped glazing projects 

No matter the size of your project, we can provide arched windows, along with complete shaped glazing solutions. 

Our aluminium glazing projects management service is designed to help you at every stage of your build, with a dedicated team that partners with you to manage design, specifications, manufacturing and delivery of your aluminium glazing. 

Ensuring that your larger project with shaped glazing will always run to plan, right first time, every time. 

If you are after the perfect arch window, get in touch with our team to see how we can help you. You can call us on 01706 260700, email us at or start your aluminium glazing project here. 

Nov 7, 2019

Orders are flooding in to AluFoldDirect after East Sussex-based Just Value Doors filled its showroom with top-of-the-range, award-winning aluminium products.

Nov 7, 2019

Glass Rooms Irby

A £40k project to create a unique glass room featuring three sets of fully-glazed aluminium doors from award-winning AluFoldDirect is the first of its kind in the UK.

Nov 7, 2019

A £3.7m project to create 28 eco-friendly apartments in one of Manchester’s trendiest districts features aluminium glazing from award-winning AluFoldDirect.

Aug 19, 2019

As bifold doors become part of the core product portfolios of many installation companies, we are finding more than ever the need to provide high-quality installation advice and aluminium training. 

Aug 9, 2019

If you’re taking on a domestic or commercial, new-build construction or larger-scale refurbishment job, bring certainty to your project by dealing directly with the fabricator. 

Jul 15, 2019


When it comes to home building, renovating and refurbishment projects, homeowners are becoming much more in tune with the desired style and finish they would like to achieve for their property. They’re likely to be more open to your design visions, giving you the perfect opportunity to showcase your design skills and create the perfect living space. 

Jun 11, 2019

From the Back of a Gunroom to Aluminium Glazing Specialist

Morgan’s Windows Doors and Conservatories has grown from having a tiny unit at the back of a gunroom and small builder’s merchants into creating a brand-new state-of-the-art showroom in Oswestry.

May 15, 2019

It’s easy to see the appeal of aluminium glazing. The slim profiles, stunning looks and high performance have seen the demand for domestic aluminium glazing sky rocket over recent years. 

Apr 29, 2019

AluFold collaboration with Italian designers

A £2.4m project to transform Bolton’s Westregen House, home to German-based Krones Group, features aluminium glazing from award-winning AluFoldDirect.

Mar 14, 2019

For installers, offering aluminium bifold doors is an opportunity not to be missed.

Mar 14, 2019

Take on larger aluminium jobs with our aluminium glazing projects management service

With our dedicated aluminium projects team, taking on larger scale aluminium glazing jobs just got easier for installation companies.

Mar 8, 2019

Deliver Everything Aluminium with absolute certainty for profitable business growth – that’s what AluFoldDirect installers have been doing to take advantage of the buoyant domestic aluminium market.

Feb 15, 2019

AluFoldDirect has been named a triple finalist in Lancashire’s Red Rose Business Awards (RRAs), proving its commitment to helping aluminium installation companies grow. 

Dec 7, 2018

At a spectacular ceremony on 30 November 2018 at the Hilton on Park Lane, the magic happened for AluFoldDirect when the team picked up two G-Awards – Fabricator of the Year and Training and Development Initiative of the Year.

Nov 21, 2018

A multi-million pound project to create an exclusive development of 12 houses in Preston has fitted specialist aluminium glazing from award-winning fabricator AluFoldDirect.

Nov 8, 2018

AluFoldDirect’s new Aluminium Glazing Projects service offers installers essential support for large aluminium glazing jobs. Working with one expert contact at AluFoldDirect, anyone involved in domestic or commercial, new-build construction or large-scale refurbishment projects can get full aluminium glazing project management support.

Nov 1, 2018

New Venlo RD2 Entrance Doors from AluFoldDirect offer contemporary style and high-performance to give installers the opportunity to make even more of the trend for aluminium doors and windows.

Oct 26, 2018

‘Everything Aluminium Without the Problems’ from AluFoldDirect proved to be a popular addition to the PiGS Pavilion at the The Build Show, with UK Construction Week visitors wanting to find out more about AluFoldDirect’s Right First Time, Every Time promise.

Oct 15, 2018

A one-year project to transform a tired office block into state-of-the-art luxury apartments has wowed new buyers.

Sep 27, 2018

AluFoldDirect has been named a double finalist in the G18 Awards, following another record-breaking year. 

Sep 13, 2018

Proving to the entire construction industry that aluminium glazing can be problem-free, AluFoldDirect is featuring ‘Everything Aluminium Without the Pain’ on the PiGS Product Pavilion at The Build Show, part of UK Construction Week.

Sep 6, 2018

There’s never been a better time to invest in the aluminium roof glazing market. With many homeowners opting to extend their home rather than move, there’s a demand for architects, designers and installers to create large open-plan spaces instead of separate rooms, which heightens the need to introduce extra light into central areas of the building.  

Sep 4, 2018

Jon Newbold, project manager for M Davenport Builders Ltd, regularly orders products from AluFoldDirect.

He says he has watched the business grow and he especially likes AlufoldDirect’s bespoke aluminium roof lanterns.

Aug 9, 2018

AluFoldDirect’s Aluminium Installer Training Academy is now open, giving installers the opportunity to upskill on fitting aluminium glazing and install the Everything Aluminium range right first-time, every time.

Aug 9, 2018

Paul Rowney, Manager at Morgans Windows, Doors and Conservatories, thanks the team at the AluFoldDirect Aluminium Installer Training Academy.

Jul 5, 2018

The addition of bi-fold doors in a home creates a stunning glazing feature that can completely open up any room to the outdoors. 

Jun 7, 2018

Aluminium glazing supplier, AluFoldDirect, has been named Manufacturing Company of the Year 2018 (under £25m) at the Made in the North West awards. This latest title brings the Everything Aluminium fabricator’s total 2018 award wins to three and automatically puts them in the Made in the UK awards final in June.

Jun 1, 2018

So, you’re in the middle of designing a beautiful, cutting edge home and you’re looking for the perfect door to complete the project. With so much choice on offer, what style of glazing will best suit the home?

May 23, 2018

For installers who need SBD commercial doors for school refurbishments this summer, AluFoldDirect delivers any colour in just two weeks. It makes ordering aluminium glazing easy for installers who need high-spec products for educational building refurbishment and new-build projects.

May 3, 2018

Infinium is now available from AluFoldDirect, so installation companies can make the most of the premium domestic market for minimal frame glazing.

May 2, 2018

Whether you are building a traditional family home or working on a contemporary architectural masterpiece, aluminium bifold doors are fast becoming an integral part of new-build specifications.  

Apr 10, 2018

It’s never been easier for installers to shine light into their customer’s homes and create a stunning room feature with our range of roof glazing systems. 

Apr 9, 2018

AluFoldDirect has been named Manufacturing Business and Medium Business of the year at Lancashire Business View’s Red Rose Business Awards.

Apr 2, 2018


Looking for a slimline glazing system that can really define a view? Look no further – Infinium is here.

Mar 2, 2018

 With the trend for big, bright, airy spaces more popular than ever amongst homeowners, now is the perfect time to invest in roof glazing products such as our aluminium flat rooflight that can completely transform your customer’s home.

Feb 15, 2018

Aluminium Flat Roof Light

Installers can now get their hands on the Technic-AL flat aluminium rooflight. With next day delivery, top performance and architectural looks, it’s the perfect kit for installers looking for products that help them cash-in on more home improvement opportunities. 

Jan 30, 2018

AluFoldDirect has been named a triple finalist in the Red Rose Business Awards. The awards celebrate the most successful Lancashire businesses and AluFoldDirect has made the shortlist for the categories of Manufacturing Business, Growing Business and Medium-sized Business of the year.


Jan 29, 2018


Time is money in the glazing industry, and we know how important it is to meet deadlines with fast turnarounds, which is why we offer an exceptionally fast aluminium bifold doors delivery.

Jan 4, 2018

Our slimline aluminium windows have been helping you to transform homes and we predict that in 2018, this market will keep on growing.

AluFoldDirect offers aluminium windows with a ‘Grand Designs’ look with slim frames and clean lines for a cutting edge installation.

Jan 4, 2018

One of the main reasons homeowners want to improve their home is to let more natural light in, something that installers can create with AluFoldDirect aluminium roof lanterns.

Dec 13, 2017 stock investment and precision manufacturing from AluFoldDirect guarantees one week lead times for installers

A significant stock holding makes all the difference to lead times for aluminium glazing products according to AluFoldDirect. With a promise to deliver right first time, on time, every time, the Blackburn based manufacturer has made significant investment in aluminium profile and hardware stock holding.

Dec 4, 2017

We know how high the demand is from homeowners to make the most of the natural sunlight and beautiful views outside, something that can easily be made possible with AluFoldDirect aluminium windows.

Nov 27, 2017

Aluminium roof lanterns for home extension projects

Aluminium roof lanterns are in high demand as more and more homeowners move away from traditional style conservatories, looking for modern glazed extensions. That’s great news for installers because buying, receiving and fitting our Technic-AL aluminium roof lanterns couldn't be easier.

Nov 1, 2017

The energy efficiency of aluminium bi-folding doors is important to consider across all building projects, including renovations, new builds and commercial properties. Bi-folds are an increasingly popular feature, they can be custom designed with any property in mind, making them a super convenient yet affordable product to use. 

Oct 16, 2017

As homeowners are making the choice to ‘improve, not move’, an orangery roof lantern is a great addition to your product range. By extending the home with an orangery-style extension and using an aluminium framed roof lantern to bring in lots of light, homeowners can get the additional light and airy space they need.

Oct 16, 2017

For builders and installers who want roof lanterns that are easy to install and delivered fast, AluFoldDirect has the answer.

Oct 2, 2017

In support of National Home Security Month which is taking place throughout October, find our top security and safety features of our bifold doors to help keep homes and families secure. 

Sep 4, 2017


Open plan living has become an increasingly popular trend for home refurbishment projects. Aluminium bi-fold doors can transform a living space by opening up the room to the outdoors, creating a light filled space that extends into the garden. 

Aug 29, 2017 Bifold Doors are delivered in just 1 week unglazed and 2 weeks glazed


For aluminium bi-fold doors, AluFoldDirect is the best choice for architects.

Aug 8, 2017


We know choosing the right colour is super important when installing aluminium folding doors in a property. AluFoldDirect offers a huge palette of colours, you can choose any single colour from either the RAL or B.S. chart. We are able to provide you with the perfect colour solution for your build.

Jul 24, 2017

Aluminium Glazing Design Centre is an Instant Hit

The Aluminium Glazing Design Centre in Blackburn has been an instant success for AluFoldDirect, with more than 200 installers and builders coming through the doors in the first few months since opening.

Jul 18, 2017

At AluFoldDirect, we believe that it is important to provide a bespoke, seamless service for any design project. Our aluminium bifold doors are made to measure to each customer’s requirements and we aim to achieve a perfect fit for all our designs, which is right first time, every time. 

Jul 6, 2017

Installers switch to stock sized roof lanterns to take advantage of the fast delivery from leading aluminium manufacturers AluFoldDirect. Available for same day or next day delivery the new Technic-AL Roof Lantern kits come in three popular sizes with four colour options.

Jun 23, 2017 makes aluminium easy for Trade Direct.jpg

AluFoldDirect has helped Wrexham-based window and door installer Trade Direct to make the most of the growth in aluminium bi-fold doors.

Jun 13, 2017

The demand for bi-fold doors has continued to rise over recent years. It’s easy to see why as they offer a great level of flexibility in terms of design, making them a great product to use for lots of different projects, including new builds, extensions and refurbishments.

Jun 12, 2017

Leading aluminium fabricator AluFoldDirect has praised FIT Show 2017’s showcasing of aluminium. As well as visiting the show, AluFoldDirect played a big part in the show, helping AluK create its fantastic stand in Hall 8 and appearing on the seminar programme.

May 22, 2017

Open plan living with Bi-folding doors

Bright, open plan living is one of the biggest trends for homes in recent years. It has become an essential design element for any home or new build. This can often be achieved with the use of bi-folding doors. 


May 12, 2017

Slimline Bifold Doors from AluFoldDirect

Are you looking to maximise on space and light with your new build project or latest home refurbishment? AluFoldDirect’s slimline bifold doors offer the perfect solution.


Apr 11, 2017

The quick-fit Technic-AL Roof Lantern from AluFoldDirect is ready to ship now from stock. 

Mar 21, 2017

It’s important to get the best advice on glazing installations. We’re here to help you achieve a perfect fit for aluminium doors and windows – right first time, every time.

Mar 21, 2017

AluFoldDirect Customers are Entranced by Technic-AL RD1 Entrance Doors

“Every installer who sees the Technic-AL RD1 Entrance Door buys one, even if it’s not what they came in to look at,” says Craig Miller, Managing Director of AluFoldDirect.

Mar 14, 2017

AluFoldDirect Everything Aluminium Brochure

‘Everything Aluminium’ is the brilliant new brochure from AluFoldDirect, helping installers show their customers what can be achieved in aluminium doors and windows.

Feb 21, 2017

Stunning entrance door design from AluFoldDirect

For stunning door designs, check out our Technic-AL RD1 Entrance Door Design Range.

Jan 16, 2017

Kitchen extensions with bi-fold doors open up the home to the garden

Are your customers designing the home extension of their dreams? The trend for open plan living continues to be popular with homeowners. It creates a better flow around the home and merges indoor and outdoor spaces. One of the best ways to achieve this is with aluminium bifold doors.

Dec 9, 2016

Tim Mooney, Sales Estimator for aluminium bifold doors

At the heart of everything we do for customers is our hard-working, talented team. Here we talk to Tim Mooney, our Sales Estimator about his role.

Dec 8, 2016

We love hearing feedback from happy customers. Here’s what Tracy Dodd says about her AluFoldDirect aluminium bifold doors.

Nov 18, 2016

Aluminium bi-folding doors from AluFoldDirect fit right first time

The best way to install aluminium bi-fold doors with a free download to leave in the van.

Nov 8, 2016

Bruges design from AluFoldDirect

Technic-AL RD1 Entrance Doors offer the perfect combination of stunning style, security and efficiency for the most discerning homeowners.

Oct 19, 2016

A quick guide on choosing slimline windows in aluminium .

Sep 19, 2016

AluFoldDirect shortlisted for G16 Award

AluFoldDirect is a finalist for the G16 Award in the Training & Development Initiative of the Year category. 

Sep 13, 2016

Aluminium windows with unusual shapes from AluFoldDirect

Read about top nine reasons why aluminium windows are perfect for your project.

Aug 30, 2016

Aluminium triangular windows for selfbuild projects available from AluFoldDirect

Triangular aluminium windows and gable windows are becoming more popular with modern refurbishment and self-build projects.

Aug 15, 2016

AluFoldDirect New Factory

Our recent move to a new factory has been done to bring even better service to customers, so we can be the aluminium glazing fabricator of choice.

Aug 8, 2016

New AluFoldDirect Factory

The new AluFoldDirect aluminium door and window factory is now open. The move doubles the amount of fabrication space, bringing extra capacity to this fast growing sector of the industry. AluFoldDirect’s manufacturing model of precise measurements and fast turnaround is behind its massive success.

Aug 3, 2016

Choosing Bifold Doors for Your Home

Choosing bifold doors for a self-build or home improvement project needn’t be a complicated process for homeowners. At AluFoldDirect, we make the experience as easy as possible, to give homeowners and their builders the chance to consider all of their options.

Jul 25, 2016

Double bifold doors from AluFoldDirect

5-4-1, 5-3-2, 5-5-0? We’re not talking about the formations used by football teams, but about some of the configurations of opening styles used for bi-folding doors. 

Jul 18, 2016

Bifold doors from AluFoldDirect

Aluminium bi-fold doors can add real value to a property. They open up the home to the garden so homeowners can enjoy those sunny summer days. It folds neatly away so you don’t have to worry about bumping into an open door.

Jul 11, 2016

Aluminium Bi-Folding Doors

Homeowners moving into a new build property want to make the most of their dream home. However, according to a recent report, it seems the first thing most homeowners do is to get on the phone to the builder to complain.

Jun 14, 2016

Time is Money

We have all watched Grand Designs and dreamt of building or refurbishing our own home. For some people, this dream is a reality. More and more homeowners are moving into the self-build market to take complete control over the details of their home, from their windows to their doors.

May 27, 2016

AluFoldDirect created 25 real jobs in one year, which is why the Lancashire manufacturer of aluminium doors and windows is a finalist for a prestigious Apprenticeship Award.  


May 13, 2016

AluFoldDirect drivers are an important part of our team

With an order book that runs from Inverness to the Channel Islands, it’s important that our drivers are passionate about what they do.  Our fleet of nine vans leaves the factory at 5:30am every weekday morning and has clocked up around 400,000 miles over the past year.  

Apr 27, 2016

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.

Apr 18, 2016

AluFoldDirect has acquired new 35,000 sq. ft. factory premises in Blackburn, which will double our capacity as we plan major additions to our product range.  

Apr 11, 2016

As we’ve developed our range of aluminium doors, there was never any doubt that we would work towards achieving Secured by Design (SBD) accreditation – and we’re thrilled to have achieved it.

Mar 3, 2016

bi-fold unglazed glazed builder

By Craig Miller, Managing Director of AluFoldDirect

We pride ourselves on our promise that we get our bi-fold doors to you within one week if unglazed and two weeks if glazed.

Feb 24, 2016

Image of our Commercial Door.

By Craig Miller, Managing Director of AluFoldDirect

Aluminium door specialist AluFoldDirect has launched its first range of Secured by Design (SBD), thermally efficient commercial doors, in order to meet the growing demand amongst specifiers for high-quality SBD-accredited solutions.

Feb 16, 2016

bifolding doors factory

By Craig Miller, Managing Director of AluFoldDirect

There are millions of businesses in the UK, and probably an equal number of complex theories on how to run a successful business. My own theory, for what it’s worth, is that “there’s no great theory” at all.

Jan 21, 2016

bifolding doors factory

Speed is essential to bi-fold door installers – after all, time is money and it’s vital there are no delays, especially at the end of a building project when the bi-fold door is the only element left to fit.

Jan 15, 2016

aluminium bifolding doors

There’s a simple reason why AluFoldDirect achieves its target of ensuring that every customer receives our aluminium bi-fold doors or windows, right first time.

Jan 8, 2016

bifold doors

It isn’t just Lord Sugar who knows the value of a good apprentice.  In the modern marketplace of 21st Britain, vocational training is back in fashion as probably the best way of providing enthusiastic, go-getting employees with the on-the-job skills they need to excel in a career.

Dec 16, 2015

bifold doors

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your business and continued support throughout 2015. 

Just a reminder, AluFoldDirect will be closing at 4.30pm on Wednesday 23 December and re-opening at 8am on Monday 4 January 2016.

From Craig and everyone at AluFoldDirect, we hope you have a very Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year and look forward to seeing you in 2016.

Dec 14, 2015

bifold doors

The popularity of bi-fold doors is the highest it has ever been. A recent survey by prestige London property agents Marsh & Parsons puts them second only to wooden flooring as the most desirable design feature demanded by homebuyers.

Dec 7, 2015

bifold doors

Saucy cartoon couple Al & Lu Fold are looking forward to a warm, cosy Christmas after their success in installing an aluminium bi-fold door from AluFoldDirect.

Nov 30, 2015

bifold doors


AluFoldDirect, the Lancashire-based trade manufacturer of aluminium bi-fold doors, is enjoying significant growth only a year after it was founded.  Already, the company is supplying in excess of 1,000 frames across the UK per week, after generating national interest from the glazing industry for its innovative approach.

Nov 16, 2015

bifold doors

If you’re one of the growing number of householders attracted by the idea of installing stylish and practical aluminium bi-fold doors, the good news is that you can come straight to AluFoldDirect for the best products and price, backed up with top quality advice and service.

Oct 21, 2015

bifold doors al and lu

Viewers are going bananas for Al & Lu Fold’s fruity home video tips on avoiding messy mishaps when installing aluminium bi-fold doors.

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