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Aluminium Shop Fronts Slough & Watford

We have been an established double glazing 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.

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Made in the UK

Exceptional Quality Control

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Shopline

The Shopline system from Smart is a modular screening solution that combines the benefits of off-site manufacture with on-site assembly. Designed for the UK climate, all fixings are manufactured from corrosion resistant material to provide protection against atmospheric degradation. The system also offers drainage trays, ensuring the screens perform in all weather types.

  • Designed to be robust and durable in high traffic areas
  • Suitable for commercial swing doors, rebated doors, auto swing and auto sliding door options
  • Document L compliant
  • Maximum door width of 1100mm per sash and height of 2500mm per sash
  • Maximum door weight of 110kg
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Smart Wall

Smart Wall is a thermal shop front screen and door system suitable for all types of buildings where enhanced thermal performance is required, and is ideal for use in schools, colleges, and other educational buildings that need plenty of natural light.

The system has been successfully tested to PAS24:2012 for enhanced security performance, making it one of the best performing fully thermally broken screens and entrance doors in the UK.

  • Minimalist steel look frames
  • U-value of 1.8 W/m²K
  • Document L compliant
  • Fully rebated swing door with anti-finger trap
  • Thermally broken, heavy duty doors and screens for superb durability
  • Polyamide thermal break
  • Internally beaded sash
  • Thermally broken low threshold
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A good lock is not enough

Our Gold Standard
We use Ultion locks as standard, ensuring our customers can offer the highest security on the market.

Guaranteed
Ultion supplies a powerful lock, with an equally powerful anti-snap guarantee. Should your customer’s lock break by snapping, Ultion will refund them £2000.

State of the Art
Ultion locks have 11 pins, creating just under 300k lock combinations, making it virtually impervious to picking.

Accredited
Ultion locks are Kitemark approved, and Secured by Design, tested to rigorous police standards.

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Thermally Efficient

One of the key benefits to choosing an aluminium shop front is that it offers great insulation and 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. Aluminium frames offer incredible strength, which allows us to provide large glass panels and triple glazing. However, our doors weigh only 80-100kg. So end users with low mobility can easily open these doors without a problem.

We also offer aluminium entrance doors, and steel look bifold doors. If you’re looking for shop front supply, get in touch today.

Aluminium Shop Front Prices Slough & Watford

Modernise your Slough or Watford premises with our industrial style aluminium shop front. Get a free quote using our online engine.

If you have any further questions, please complete our online contact form. Or give us a call today on 01923 777 722.

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    Technical Specification

    Brand Smart-Wall

    Material Aluminium Polyamide

    Dual Colour Yes

    Thermally Broken Yes

    NBS Available Yes

    U Value 1.8W/m²K (Doors) 1.4W/m²K (Screen)

    Document L Compliant Yes

    Kitemark Yes

    BS 6375-1:2009 Yes

    Single Door Max Width (mm) 1150mm (sash)

    Single Door Max Height (mm) 2500mm (sash)

    Single Door Max Weight (kg) 80kg

    Glazing (mm) 24mm - 32mm double or triple glazed units

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    Colours

    Pure White RAL-9010

    Pure White RAL-9010

    Matt White

    Matt White

    Matt Brown

    Matt Brown

    Jet Black RAL-9005

    Jet Black RAL-9005

    Grey

    Grey

    Gloss White

    Gloss White

    Gloss Off White

    Gloss Off White

    Dark Red

    Dark Red

    Dark Grey

    Dark Grey

    Dark Green

    Dark Green

    Dark Brown

    Dark Brown

    Dark Blue

    Dark Blue

    Cream

    Cream

    Black

    Black

    Anthracite Grey RAL-7016

    Anthracite Grey RAL-7016

    Airforce Grey

    Airforce Grey

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    Glass Options

    Standard Self Clean

    Standard Self Clean

    Standard Tough

    Standard Tough

    Solar Control

    Solar Control

    Unglazed

    Unglazed

    Self Cleaning

    Self Cleaning

    Self Clean Solar Control

    Self Clean Solar Control

    Satin Obscure

    Satin Obscure

    Laminated Security

    Laminated Security

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    Benefits

    Benefits

    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.

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    Delighted Customers Share Their Experiences

    At Direct Trade Windows, our commitment to excellence is reflected in our exceptional customer satisfaction.
    We take great pride in our impressive 4.9 rating on Google, a testament to the unparalleled quality and service we offer.

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    We had been severely let down by a previous supplier, but when we turned to Direct Trade Windows for help, we hit the jackpot. Helping us to transform a residential development in Hersham, they supplied us with high-quality, ultra-slim Cortizo sliding doors, complete with the bespoke sliding options that we needed. Our requirements were very specific and not readily available on the market, but Direct Trade Windows really went the extra mile to help us out, coming through with quality products and excellent service. We will definitely be using their services again.

    Park Lane Developments

    2022

    Nothing but praise for this outfit. It was a pleasure to work with them. It was a nerve-wracking undertaking for us, the biggest single expense to fit three large window/french door combos in our extension, yet the team made it a relatively relaxing experience with their professionalism and good humour. Thank you all so much for everything you and the whole team have done to get from the initial sale (well done Hash!) to the fun visit we made to the workshop, to the design and its multiple iterations (thank you Taz!) and finally to the installation. Thoroughly recommended.

    Eloise Price - 2022

    Direct Trade recently replaced a large, faulty sky light. They said they’d take 3 hours, they took two. They did a fantastic job, there was absolutely NO dust or mess, at all. I was amazed… thought I’d be clearing up dust for days! I also didn’t need to get the recess re-plastered or painted – bonus!

    I highly recommend Direct Trade. They are a professional and friendly service delivering a high quality product.

    Vicky Steele - 2022

    I met with Taz at the warehouse to see some examples of the glazing and from the beginning he was extremely professional, personable and helpful. We ordered crittal style windows and doors, a Juliet door, 3 other windows and roof lights and every one of them was excellent quality, secure and well made. I highly recommend Taz and his team at Direct Trade Windows!

    Nick Robinson - 2021

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