Aluminium Shop Fronts Slough & Watford
We have been an established business for over 20 years. The aluminium shop fronts that we manufacture and supply are easy to assemble and durable once they’re set up. With a drainage tray, these doors are built for strong rain in any season.
At Direct Trade, we offer a comprehensive range of profile sections to make sure that you’re getting the swing, rebated or auto swing/auto sliding doors that you’re looking for. When you contact our Slough team we can talk to you about the automation that we use.
One of the reasons that we love Smart for aluminium shop fronts is that these systems can be quickly assembled with easy to clip mullions while offering sightlines of only 50mm. The square cut profiles are joined with self tapping screws for rapid onsite assembly, which is perfect whether for our own installation, or in our supply to trade.
One of the key benefits to choosing an aluminium shop front is that it offers great thermal efficiency. All of the doors that we fabricate have been tested to BRFC standards, ensuring that they meet and exceed government standards. Which is why we fabricate them with thermally broken low thresholds, and polyamide thermal breaks.
But more importantly our doors have been tested for air tightness (Class 2, 300Pa), water tightness (Class 7a, 150Pa), and wind resistance (Class A5, 2000Pa). When looking for aluminium shop fronts, you’ll want to make sure that your door is meeting both building codes, and works well for customers.
We think these doors are perfect, in part because aluminium is such a lightweight material. It still offers incredible strength, which allows us to provide triple glazing. However, our doors weigh only 80-100kg. So end users with low mobility can easily open these doors without a problem.
Anodised Powder Coatings — Whatever colour you choose for these aluminium shop fronts, our anodised powder coatings ensure that they stay colorfast for a long time to come. In fact, we can offer a 25 year guarantee on some of our colour coatings.
DDA & Document M Compliant — Direct Trade makes aluminium shop fronts to meet council and building codes, no matter where you’re located. We ensure that our doors are fabricated for increasingly accessibility standards with minimum rebates and anti finger traps.
Thermal Efficiency — Aluminium offers great thermal efficiency, and we can provide extended polyamide thermal breaks for even greater energy efficiency. Depending on the design that you choose you can get aluminium shop front doors with U-values between 1.8 or 1.4 W/m2K.
Lowered Thresholds — Make sure that your installations is meeting government standards for accessibility. To improve accessibility 15mm is the highest frame profile allowed. We offer lowered thresholds to make sure that we’re anticipating new standards.
Glazing — If you are concerned about building codes and rising government standards we can always offer improved glazing options. We fabricate our aluminium shop front doors with glass thicknesses from 24mm to 32mm, with double or triple glazing to reduce condensation and draughts.
Heavy Duty Application — We use Smart Shopline profiles which can have varied usage, including those for schools and hospitals. The mechanically welded corners create durable and long lasting doors, that’s not possible for other doors with welded construction.
Design Options — At Direct Trade, we can construct the aluminium shop front that you’re looking for. Our max sash dimensions are 25000mm -1150mm (Hx W). We can fabricate bolstered mullions for taller entrances, and midrail options for your next aluminium shop front installation.
A Good Lock Is Not Enough
With an incredible Ultion locks, end users will never have to worry. We use Ultion as standard.
That’s because their anti snap guarantee offers £2000 protection. They protect your investment, and these shop front doors.
State of Art Technology
As a leading brand they offer 11 pins for almost 300k lock combinations. Not to mention that their anti theft lock means that the central cam shuts down the lock when being jimmied.
Additionally, they have 20 steel pins to protect your lock from drill attacks. We trust them in all of our doors, but you should choose them especially for your aluminium shop front.
Anthracite Grey RAL-7016
Jet Black RAL-9005
Pure White RAL-9010
Gloss Off White
1.5W/m²K (using 1.0W/m²K glass unit)
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