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Ideal for trade installations

At Direct Trade Windows, the shop fronts we manufacture and supply are easy to assemble and extremely durable once set up. We offer a comprehensive range of profile sections to make sure you’re getting the swing, rebated, or auto swing/auto sliding doors you’re looking for.

Aluminium shop fronts can be quickly assembled with easy to clip mullions while offering sightlines of just 50mm. The square cut profiles are joined with self-tapping screws for on-site assembly, perfect for any trade installation.

Our slimline aluminium shop fronts are:

  • DDA and Document M compliant – Meeting council and building codes.
  • Thermally efficient – Polyamide thermal breaks help achieve low U-values.
  • Compliant – Meet government standards for accessibility.
  • Heavy duty – Mechanically welded corners create durable doors.
  • Versatile – Bolstered mullions for taller entrances.
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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 ground floor treatment where enhanced thermal performance is required, and is ideal for use in schools, colleges, and other educational buildings.

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.

  • 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
  • Polyamide thermal break
  • Internally beaded sash
  • Thermally broken low threshold
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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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    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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    Slimline Aluminium Shop Fronts - Your Questions Answered

    Discover all you need to know about our slimline aluminium shop fronts at Direct Trade Windows. We've compiled answers to common queries to help you make informed decisions for your trade installations.

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    What are Slimline Aluminium Shop Fronts?

    Slimline aluminium shop fronts are durable, low-maintenance solutions ideal for trade installations. They offer easy assembly, DDA compliance, thermal efficiency, and versatile options for swing, rebated, or auto sliding doors.

    How are these shop fronts assembled?

    Slimline aluminium shop fronts can be quickly assembled with easy-to-clip mullions and square-cut profiles joined using self-tapping screws, making them perfect for trade installations.

    What features make these shop fronts compliant and efficient?

    They are DDA and Document M compliant, thermally efficient with polyamide thermal breaks, and they meet government standards for accessibility. Mechanically welded corners create heavy-duty doors with bolstered mullions for taller entrances.

    What is the Shopline system from Smart, and how does it enhance these shop fronts?

    The Shopline system is a modular screening solution designed for the UK climate. It offers off-site manufacture benefits with on-site assembly and corrosion-resistant fixings. It includes drainage trays for all-weather performance.

    Can you provide information about the Smart Wall system and its suitability?

    The Smart Wall is a thermal shop front screen and door system suitable for ground floor treatment where enhanced thermal performance is required. It's tested to PAS24:2012 for security, features a U-value of 1.8 W/m²K, and is ideal for educational buildings.

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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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