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Chris Evans, Associate, Lawray Architects

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Bi Folding Door

Aluminium manufacturing creates 'one-stop-shop' for Nolan

07 September 10

Aluminium production at Nolan has already exceeeded expectation with more than £315,000 worth of business since manufacturing began in September 2009.

The Carmarthen-based firm, which will celebrate its twentieth anniversary later this month with the opening of a brand new showroom in Cardiff, has chosen to work with Blyweert Beaufort Aluminium – a fellow local company – and now manufactures a full range of windows, doors (including bi-folds and entrance doors), conservatories and, for the commercial market, curtain walling screens and facades.

The company has four staff dedicated to working on aluminium manufacturing, along with others who are trained to work with both uPVC and aluminium so can move between the two as demand requires.

Having been a supplier and installer of aluminium for a number of years, Nolan founder, Nolan Nicholas was concerned that the company was not receiving the level of quality and service it demanded from other companies and decided to take full control of this by manufacturing all its aluminium products on site.

Speaking about his decision to take the company in this direction, Nolan said: "We began setting the wheels in motion roughly a year before we moved into full production – part of the time spent identifying a suitable extrusion company which turned out to be Blyweert Beaufort. They have the same commitment to quality and standards that we have so it's a good fit.

"We were already in the recession and downsizing as a result and this was an ideal time to diversify and bring aluminium manufacturing in-house. It has allowed us to keep staff and retrain them in a new area which is a real plus for the business.

"The demand for aluminium has increased markedly in the last few years – as a material, it boasts some excellent attributes. Improved thermal qualities, slim frames and the option of almost any colour make it an attractive proposition.

"We're currently seeing most demand from the commercial market, particularly the education sector where the demand is for curtain walling.

"Retail too is encouraging – mainly in relation to bi-fold doors – and as more houses are being architecturally-designed, the requirement is for the structural strength of aluminium.

"What we have created is effectively a 'one-stop-shop' for clients – so if they're after a pane of glass, a uPVC window or an aluminium door, we can supply it all. In fact, we can even supply glazing for timber frames.

"It's an exciting time for the business as we head towards our twentieth anniversary and look to keep introducing new products and processes that will keep us ahead in the marketplace and building on the success and reputation we've established over the last twenty years."