Aluminium Curtain Walling Contractors

Need curtain walling of the highest quality?

Curtain walls are popular in the design of modern buildings in instances where outer walls are not required to be structural. If this sounds like something that could benefit your business then contact our experts for recommendations.

Whether you are opening a new business or planning a refurbishment, Alan Carnall Aluminium Fabrications can achieve the results that you’re looking for.

Our team of highly trained tradesmen can install curtain walling with single glass panels or double glass units, to suit your requirements.

We’ve been manufacturing aluminium curtain wall systems for over 20 years, for both new and refurbished commercial buildings.

Reliable, robust tested systems

We can design, manufacture and install your curtain walling by taking into account the expected exposure to local wind pressure. You can rely on our services – all of our systems are tested by a UKAS certified body for thermal and weather performance.
We’ve installed aluminium curtain wall systems for

  • Schools
  • Commercial industries
  • Shops & Stores

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We are THE Aluminium Curtain Walling Contractors

Need curtain walling of the highest quality? 

Opening a new business or planning a refurbishment? 

At Alan Carnall, we help provide you with the results that you’re looking for.  We’ve been manufacturing aluminium curtain wall systems for over 20 years; for both new and refurbished commercial buildings.  Our team has the experience and the know how to install curtain walling with single glass panels or double glass units – all to suit your requirements. 

Contact our experts for recommendations on all of our reliable, robust, and tested systems.

Tailored solutions to meet your needs 

Our curtain walling team is fully trained and equipped to deal with the requirements which we believe, enhance the living and working environment of a building. 

We’ve installed aluminium curtain wall systems for: 

  • Schools 
  • Commercial industries 
  • Shops 
  • Stores 
  • And more! 

We can design, manufacture and install your curtain walling, taking into account the expected exposure to local wind pressure, as well as working with the different styles of curtain walls available. 

Styles such as horizontal or vertical lining to creating the minimalistic look, taking into account structural glazing, as well as the different colours and finishes we can provide for both the inside and out (from matt, gloss or anodised finish, even low maintenance and scratch resistant) – look no further than our specialist team who can support and provide you with everything you require. 

You can rely on our services, as all of our systems are tested by a UKAS certified body for thermal and weather performance. 

Call us today on 0113 256 8008 to find out more.

Why choose us?

Not only are all of our team of experts, fully trained and qualified, but we also make sure that the systems that we provide are tested, and quality assured as well as being to the highest standard – there is no shortcuts or second-best options with us. 

We also make sure that our curtain walling systems are compatible with aluminium windows and doors, roof systems, and more – the overall structure of a building doesn’t have to change, we make the changes to suit your overall structure. 

We also offer a complete solution, and with us, you can have unlimited design freedom.  Whether you’re looking to add curtain walls to a new building or an existing project, you can trust us to find a suitable product for your project. 

We also offer a full guarantee on all work carried out. 

So, if you’re looking for window and door systems, curtain walling, sliding or swing entrance doors, sliding folding doors or façade systems – at Alan Carnall, we can provide a glazing solution for any project. 

What you need to do now: – 

  1.         Select your required system based on your criteria
  2.         Enquire and read up on the system of choice to find out further details
  3.         Call us and see how we can help create the perfect solution.

What is curtain walling?

In one line, “curtain walling is a way to protect your building from harsh outdoor elements”. 

In a bit more detail… 

Curtain walling is thin, lightweight aluminium (sometimes glass) which isn’t structural and can’ be used to carry any weight apart from that of its own. 

These systems are air and water resistant, meaning the inside of your building remains airtight. 

Curtain walling is available in three main systems: 

Face-sealed – the focus of this system is on creating the perfect sealing between the wall and the frame (however, as with the water managed systems too, the face sealed system will not create an air barrier). 

Water managed – these systems include moisture drains to prevent the intrusion of water into the building. 

Pressure equalised – this system blocks all forces while keeping the interior of the building air-tight, with the outside frame designed to wash away water and prevent penetration.  This is by far one of the stronger and most preferred systems.  

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Benefits of curtain walling

With more and more businesses and people opting for curtain walling it’s good to see the benefits these systems bring. 

Benefits such as: 

  • They’re affordable – due to the lightweight materials 
  • They’re energy efficient – due to the system’s ability to resist air and water infiltration 
  • They offer long-term savings – reducing costs in heating, cooling, and lighting 
  • Curtain walls can be supplied and installed in small or large units, allowing greater flexibility in design 
  • They are an attractive modern looking option to building exteriors due to their flex and versatility. 

The main features of curtain walling are that it considers the effects of thermal expansion and contraction, sway and movement of a building as well as thermal efficiency. 

The frame and panel designs perform multiple functions, such as: 

  • Providing thermal insulation 
  • Providing fire, smoke, and acoustic separation 
  • Providing a barrier to water penetration 
  • Accommodating movement and deflection 
  • Preventing panels falling out of the frame 
  • Allowing for opening windows 
  • Preventing the culmination of dirt. 

With a choice of a variety of face covers and complete control over the aesthetics of your building, call us now to see how our experts can help you. 

Create visually stunning exteriors without sacrificing the cost of efficiency

Curtain walling is ultimately a way to distinguish and separate your interior from your exterior.  Acting as non-structural cladding systems for the external walls of buildings. 

They comprise a lightweight aluminium frame onto which glazed or opaque infill panels can be fixed. 

Continuing to grow in popularity and following the modernist movement, curtain walls can be custom designed and manufactured to meet all of your requirements and specifications. 

If you don’t like the look of your exterior building or you would like to up the security and protect the inside of your building from the outside elements, then curtain walling could be for you. 

Systems to choose from

Curtain walling can adopt a stick system, where the system is installed piece by piece, with the glazing inserted into the frame; or it can be unitised, where the system is pre-fabricated in modules.  The unitised system does provide for better quality control, as it can be checked at the manufacturing stages, before being supplied and fitted, and the unitised system can also mean a quicker overall installation time. 

Of course, with any system, access systems must be provided to allow regular inspection, maintenance, cleaning, and replacement. 

Pressure systems are the most popular curtain walling system and are much more reliable than face sealed systems that attempt to create a “perfect” seal which inevitably fails due to pressure-driven moisture. 

Got questions? 

Get a quote from the aluminium curtain walling specialists today.