Aluminium Windows FAQs

What aluminium window styles do you supply?

We have lots of aluminium window styles to choose from, including fixed frame, tilt & turn, casement opening, gable, heritage and shaped options.

 

What are the lead times for aluminium windows?

We can deliver our aluminium windows in single colours to you, direct to site in an unmarked van in just 1 week for unglazed and 2 weeks for glazed on time, every time.

All our dual colour options are available with a lead time of approximately 8-10 weeks.

 

How much does an aluminium window cost?

As our slimline aluminium windows are made to measure to meet your requirements, the cost will vary.

To receive an accurate cost for our aluminium windows, we can give you a quick quote. You can complete our online quote form or contact our team directly on 01706 260700.

 

What are the colour options?

Our aluminium window profiles are available in any single RAL or in B.S. colour or dual colour options.

We use high-performance powder-coated colours for all our aluminium glazing range for a high-quality finish that’s designed to last.

We have a selection of popular colours including RAL7016 Anthracite Grey, Black and White that are held in stock as standard.

Our bespoke single colours have a 2-week lead time and bespoke dual colours have an 8-10 week lead time.

 

What glass options are available?

There is the option to order your aluminium windows with or without insulated glass units. We have clear, textured, tinted, annealed and toughened glazing options available to suit a variety of applications.

 

What hardware options and accessories are available?

We supply a range of modern and traditional window hardware to complement your chosen window design and provide flawless functionality.

The hardware options are available in Black, White, Silver or Chrome, and for a heritage finish, we also offer Georgian bar detailing for an authentic look.

 

What locking systems are used?

Aluminium windows feature high-performance multi-point locking systems as standard for ultimate security benefits.

The locks comply with PAS 24 accreditation as standard, which meets requirements for new build homes.

 

Are the windows Secured by Design?

You can choose to upgrade to Secured by Design specification across our full aluminium window range.

Secured by Design (SBD) is a national police initiative established by the Association of Chief Police Officers, that helps to ‘design out’ crime through the use of high quality products and processes.

 

How energy efficient are aluminium windows?

Thanks to thermally efficient aluminium and high performance glazing, our aluminium windows offer excellent energy efficiency. With excellent weatherproofing, thermal break technology and low U-Values, all our window range provides high levels of energy performance for your customers’ properties.

 

Do they meet building regulations?

Our full aluminium window range meets all Building Regulation standards including those for thermal efficiency.

 

What is shaped aluminium glazing?

We manufacture bespoke aluminium glazing in any shape or size to suit your project, with our most popular options being arched, rounded or triangular.

 

 What is the heritage style window option?

Our aluminium heritage windows are an ideal choice for replacing traditional steel windows. They replicate the sleek sightlines so often found in heritage steel windows, whilst offering all the benefits of a modern window – ideal for industrial mill renovations and barn conversions.

 What size options are available?

The full aluminium window range is made to measure to suit your requirements, meaning we can cater for any shape or size options you may need.

This means we can create any sized window, from large, fixed panoramic frames to smaller minute options.

 

How slim are the sightlines?

Slim 45mm sash sightlines are used for our aluminium windows. This slimline frame allows for a larger glazed area, helping to offer uninterrupted views, let more light in and deliver greater thermal efficiency, weatherproofing and soundproofing.

 

What system do you use?

Our aluminium windows are manufactured using the AluK systems.

 

Can the windows be suited with other aluminium glazing?

We have designed our aluminium windows to perfectly complement all our aluminium glazing range.

Our Everything Aluminium glazing products can be fully suited with our windows, so you can offer full aluminium glazing for your customers projects, whether you are working on new builds to renovations and extensions.

 

Why aluminium?

Using aluminium for our windows makes them strong, robust and efficient. Aluminium offers inherent strength and security and is extremely durable and low maintenance which helps to provide a stunning feature that’s designed to last for years to come.

As well as this, the aluminium won’t warp, twist, expand or damage over time, and is resistant to corroding and fading and won’t need repainting or treating.

 

What is the environmental impact of the aluminium windows?

Aluminium, as a material is abundantly available and infinitely recyclable with no reduction in its quality. Aluminium does not deteriorate and makes minimal environmental impact.

 

Are aluminium windows simple to install?

Our aluminium window system is designed to be ‘fitter friendly’, meaning that is simple to install for installers who haven’t fitted aluminium windows or double glazing products before.

With your aluminium window delivery, we include a printed set of instructions.

 

Who do you supply aluminium windows to?

We supply our aluminium window range to the trade, designers, architects, builders and self-builders.

 

Why choose aluminium?

Aluminium is a low-density metal that adds superior strength and durability to the design of the bifold doors without being bulky and uninviting. Instead, it helps to keep frames slimline, bringing lots of light into a room while offering widespan views.

 

Do you deliver aluminium windows?

We can deliver our aluminium windows nationally. We deliver ready to install, directly to site or anywhere across the UK in an unbranded van, with the drivers in unbranded uniform.

If you are local to AluFoldDirect in Blackburn, you can also collect your aluminium window order direct from our factory – just ask!

 

Can I get a quote for aluminium windows?

Yes, you can! We have plenty of ways you can get a quote - either submit a Quick Quote form on our website with your drawings and schedules, email your requirements directly to us at info@alufolddirect.co.uk or give us a call on 01706 260700.

We aim to return an itemised quote on the same day, unless it is for a larger commercial project where we need to discuss the requirements with you in further detail.

 

How do I order aluminium windows from you?

We’ve made it as straightforward as possible to order aluminium windows, so that you receive products fast, right first time, every time.

We will start your order process by discussing your requirements personally, you can visit us at the AluFoldDirect Aluminium Glazing Design Centre, contact us directly or complete an online quote form here.