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Amazing Transformations

Specialists in Conversions, Refurbishment, Extensions, New Builds, Design & Crystic Roof Warehouse to shop conversions have been growing in popularity, as they are not only cost effective, but can offer an aesthetically contemporary edge. There are many unused industrial buildings available in places like London, due to the steady decline in manufacturing over the years. One such conversion in the east of London involved transforming a derelict eyesore, into a trendy shopping destination. The converted […]

High Performance Aluminium Curtain Walling

Double Glazed Aluminium Curtain Walling, Shop Fronts, Commercial Windows, Sliding Folding Doors Curtain walling is an acknowledged star in the world of construction, and represents one of the greatest feats of engineering ever. It looks incredibly impressive, which is why it features in architectural structures commissioned by some of the world’s most successful companies. It also has to satisfy a host of requirements both practical and aesthetic. Two contenders for the oldest glass curtain walling […]

Aluminium Windows & Doors in a Stunning Range of RAL Colours

  Aluminium Double Glazing, Secondary Double Glazing, Sliding Folding Doors & Curtain Walling, Manchester At First Class Aluminium H&P, we fabricate our aluminium glazing systems at our own factory in Oldham, Manchester. We use high quality Pilkington’s K glass which meets the requirements for building regulations ‘U’ value products and RAL powder coated colours. RAL is a system of colour matching used widely throughout Europe which in its infancy in 1927, was composed of a […]

Customise you new Self Build Home with exquisite Aluminium Double Glazing

Aluminium Double Glazed Window Systems, Specialist Installers for Domestic, Commercial, Office & Industrial The concept of self build is fast becoming a major feature of the property market, with thousands of people throughout the UK waiting to begin their exciting self build projects. The UK government is committed to promoting and encouraging this practice, and the Housing Minister recently announced the release of four new sites targeted for self build properties. These sites consist of […]

Create a Stunning Home Environment with Bespoke Aluminium Double Glazing

Aluminium Double Glazing, Bespoke Windows, Multi-Fold, Bi-Fold Doors, Conservatories, Blackburn. Burnley & Preston   With the current growing excitement about self build homes, many glazing companies are experiencing a surge in customer enquiries, and First Choice Aluminium H & P are no exception. Self build has received a substantial amount of encouragement from the government, who have allocated funds and removed certain restrictions in this area. The UK has the lowest level of self build […]

A Highly Eco-Friendly Material

  Aluminium Double Glazing, Shop Fronts, Curtain Walling for Commercial Premises & Domestic Customer Services. The long awaited government announcement concerning new building regulations related to energy efficiency has finally arrived. Changes to Part L of the building regulations have established that new build homes will have to be 6 % more efficient than currently. Although an improvement, this figure still falls short of original plans to attempt to raise standards to 8 %, thus […]

The Science of Sturdy Windows

Aluminium Double Glazing and Secondary Double Glazing Systems   Aluminium window frames are becoming ever more popular, and it’s little wonder when they have an abundance of advantages and benefits. One such factor being their superb strength, and it’s essential these days that we have high quality products which are actually going to last! One can have great confidence in aluminium double glazed window frames. Not only are they even more efficient at keeping in […]

Endlessly Versatile Aluminium Secondary Double Glazing

Secondary Double Glazing, Aluminium Double Glazing Systems for Domestic & Commercial According to the Energy Saving Trust, energy efficient glazing works by utilising the space between two pieces of glass to create a barrier between the colder air outdoors, and the warm air indoors. Styles and materials of double glazing will vary, depending on the intended application and function. UPVC is long lasting and recyclable and timber frames are eco friendly and in keeping with […]

New Planning Permission Rules Cause Controversy

The government has announced its intention to relax regulations concerning the building of conservatories and loft extensions. Homeowners will now be able to add these home improvements without the long wait for planning permission. In the past, any structure which protruded 4 metres from the rear wall required planning permission, this has now been adjusted to 8 metres. Chairman of the Local Government Association [LGA], Sir Merrick Cockell, welcomes the change, asserting that it will […]

Aluminium Double Glazing is no Joke

The reputation of the double glazing industry has undergone a transformation in recent years, resulting in a positive experience for double glazing companies and customers alike. Double glazing salesmen were the butt of many a joke once upon a time, to be avoided at all costs! But the pushy, forceful image of double glazing salesmen with a wide grin and their foot in the door has all but disappeared. It is more likely nowadays that […]