How Jack Aluminium’s commercial expertise has driven its domestic aluminium range

Ash Pearson, Sales Manager at Jack Aluminium talks about how the aluminium system company’s commercial expertise has driven the development of its domestic aluminium range.


When it comes to aluminium glazing for local authority, healthcare, educational and retail projects, performance is key. Security is very high on the agenda for developers and specifiers, as is safety, energy efficiency and longevity.

Materials are needed fast, to keep in line with agreed development schedules, budgets can be tight, so products need to be adaptable, and information needs to be easily accessible to help architects and specifiers find what they need for project plans.

When Jack Aluminium began, we had laser-sharp focus on commercial aluminium systems that had no compromise. We wanted to design out the issues of long lead times and complex fabrication processes that were often found with aluminium systems at the time. Our goal was to make life easier for the whole supply chain – from design to installation.

This was demonstrated most impressively by our flagship product TD68. The thermal commercial door and shopfront system gave architects, specifiers and developers commercial aluminium glazing options that delivered on all fronts.

TD68 was developed to offer great thermal efficiency, security and durability. The robust system not only promises a durable, long-standing door, but it also allows for larger door units to be produced too.

We invested heavily in testing TD68 to PAS 24:2022 standards on door sets up to 2.6 metres wide and 3 metres tall as well as additional PAS 24 testing on doorsets with different configurations, access options and hardware combinations, including remote access and emergency exit. Feedback from customers led us to extend our robust testing regime across specific door designs and scenarios for individual project requirements.

Our commercial range grew to encompass products such as our JCW curtain walling suite and JD47 non-thermal system and as customers became used to the ‘Jack Aluminium way’ of doing things – value engineering, fast delivery, high levels of technical support – they changed the way that they worked.

Speedy lead times on RAL colour coated and mill-finished aluminium products were perfect for installer-fabricators who had limited storage space for stocking profile, but were working on local authority and commercial jobs, where staying on schedule was crucial for the success of a project.

Customers wanted more and the development of our TW70 window, which could be used in both commercial and domestic product proved to be a pivoting point for the Jack Aluminium range. We added a door option and then developed a slimline aluminium window and door to complement them. Our TRL90 flat rooflight completed the kit for domestic refurbishment, conservatory and orangery projects.

Most recently, we’ve gone internal with the launch of the ID30 internal glazing system, which comes at an optimum time for fabricators and installers who are looking to get ahead in new markets. According to the 2023 Rated People Home Improvement Trends Report, interest in open plan has fallen by 26 percent, and is being replaced by the trend for ‘Broken-plan’ – a perfect fit for internal glazed screen market.

Applying the principles of our commercial aluminium service to our domestic products enables customers to do more and now we are seeing fabricator-installers approaching us specifically about our domestic products, proving the high demand for aluminium glazing systems delivered with great levels of service, the Jack Aluminium way.