With the current economic backdrop of rising energy costs, a fall in consumer confidence and the continued threat of recession, it’s a tough time for fabricators and installers. But while many consumers and smaller businesses are choosing to postpone improvement projects, there is still a solid core of businesses across the UK who are continuing to invest in aluminium door, window and roof systems.
The Council for Aluminium in Building says its members remain optimistic for the future, with sales volume figures showing that 67% of members enjoyed a 5% increase in sales in Q2 2022, compared with just 46% the previous quarter. Even if the number of new building projects does begin to slow, it’s likely that demand for fenestration products will continue to remain steady for a while longer as products are dispatched to supply projects already in progress, since these systems tend to be required later in the construction cycle compared to heavyside products such as concrete or steel.
Nevertheless, it’s likely that 2023 will prove to be a quieter year for the wider construction industry than 2022 has been. So, with more challenging market conditions possibly on the horizon, contractors and fabricators need to turn to suppliers who are flexible and can support them with whatever they need to successfully complete their projects.
At Kestrel Aluminium Systems we pride ourselves on our high levels of customer service and our ability to support our customers both large and small. Our vision is simple: we put you at the heart of everything we do by offering a top quality service that makes us stand out from the crowd.
Kestrel Aluminium Systems was first established in 1989 as a small distributor of shopfront systems. In the 33 years since we have grown from strength to strength to become a nationwide fenestration systems house, offering commercial and domestic products for almost any size, shape or scope of project. We supply a wide range of quality aluminium extrusions and accessories for the fabrication of shopfronts, commercial doors, curtain walling, windows and glazed roofs.
Our knowledgeable team can offer expert technical advice whenever you need support, at every stage of a construction project. We offer guidance on how to complete U-value and wind-load assessments, and our in-house estimators can help with initial specifications, creating accurate quotations and cost breakdowns. We provide detailed drawings and optimised cutting reports, as well as support with installation tips and tricks to make even the most complex project quick and easy to fit.
Once our products are ready to ship, our inhouse distribution fleet enables us to deliver our high-quality products to anywhere in the UK. Unlike many fenestration systems providers, we keep a large volume of products in stock at our head office in Birmingham, which means we can offer exceptionally short lead times. Because we don’t work to a rigid delivery schedule, we can be more flexible and our deliveries are generally made within just a few days, to help you get projects completed on schedule and with no unexpected delays, even if your plans change mid-project.
We offer an extensive range of sections for shopfronts, commercial doors, curtain-walling, windows and glazed roofs, with alternative, half and quarter lengths available for most of our sections to ensure our customers can choose the most economical, efficient options for any project.
While most of our sections are stocked in mill and white powder-coated finishes, we also have our own powder-coating facility in operation at our factory, which means you can choose from a wide range of standard colours to suit any commercial or domestic décor, and have them delivered to you with industry leading turnaround times.
Whether you’re working on a domestic or commercial building, and no matter the complexity of the project, you deserve the support of companies who can provide a flexible service and quick response times, supplying high-quality, reliable products that deliver day after day. Kestrel has more than 30 years’ experience delivering exactly what you need, with our business built on the foundation of reliable service.
For more information on Kestrel Aluminium Systems and our product range, please call 0121 333 3575 and we’ll be happy to help.