Published On: Mon, Jun 23rd, 2014

Classic-Al peaks for Customade

Main Classic-al profile imageAs demand for aluminium reaches an all time high, Gloucestershire-based fabricator Customade has announced record volumes of its exclusive Classic-al window system.

“Aluminium is a hugely popular material now within the domestic market and Classic-al has been our fastest growing window system by far,” says Andy Thomas Customade’s Sales and Marketing Director. “We’re currently fabricating in excess of 300 aluminium windows a week and have the infrastructure in place to increase capacity as demand for aluminium grows even more in the future.”

“We are very proud of the success of this superb window system, which is totally exclusive to us. It’s the ultimate choice for people who want a window with no compromises at all on looks, security or performance. Our installers have welcomed Classic-al, not just because it’s a modern and energy efficient alternative to PVC-u and timber, but also because it has helped them to diversify from the fiercely competitive PVC-u market with fresh sales opportunities,” he adds.

The Classic-al window combines the traditional appeal of a timber window with the trusted performance of aluminium. With its elegant, slim sightlines and a soft, sculptured profile, Classic-al has been designed with reliability and aesthetics in mind. It uses a proven polyamide thermally broken 70mm system, which is based on the popular Smart Alitherm 47 aluminium window, and benefits from the strength and durability of aluminium.

Classic-al comes in a choice of more than 300 colours, in a matt, satin or gloss finish as well as a dual colour option. A textured finish, in 18 colours from the new ‘Sensations’ range of finishes, is also available.

The window is fitted with a shootbolt locking system, which is bolstered by a uniquely designed shootbolt keeps for greater security. Classic-al’s proven window handles are ergonomically designed and push button operated with an additional keyed deadlock.

Classic-al is available in A, B and C energy rated options and is fully kitemark tested. For added peace of mind, it has also been awarded full Secured by Design and PAS 23/24 approval.

Customade was established in 1979 and offers a comprehensive range of bi-folding aluminium doors and commercial products. The £20 million turnover Customade Group, which employs 230 people, also includes Atlas Glazed Roof Solutions, the Bi-Fold Shop, Fineline Aluminium, which supplies designer architectural aluminium products with very slimsight lines, and Hourglass Seal, which manufactures glass and sealed units.

For further information, please contact Customade’s marketing hotline on 0800 0094 203 or visit