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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.

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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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