Aluminium Shop Fronts


Few considerations are as important as the design and look of your shop front. As the very first impression your potential customers will have, our aluminium shop fronts are the beginning of the relationship they are about to enter with your business.


If you create a good, welcoming feeling, then your customer is more likely to feel good about doing business with you and remember, first impressions are often the strongest. So it makes sense to put a lot of thought and time into how you will make that impression.

When planning and making a decision about how you will present your business to the public, an aluminium shop front should be something to consider. Aluminium has many advantages over other materials. It is extremely versatile, lightweight and strong. The ways it can be fabricated are limited only by your imagination.


Its versatility lies in the fact that it can be cut and shaped to fit virtually any configuration your shop front design might present. This means it is not only great for installing aluminium shop doors as part of a new construction, but also ideal for retrofitting where angles may not be perfectly square, or there are odd shaped areas that need to be fitted. It can be anodized into different colours, powder coated, or painted to match any finish or design scheme.

Even though it weighs very little, aluminium is strong and durable and will last a long time. It is virtually maintenance free and is effective across a range of geographical regions and climatic conditions. It stands up to the elements like rain, sleet, ice and snow. Its strength lends itself to increased security for your storefront, thwarting would be thieves.

It is common to use aluminium as a frame for glass, but it can be used to frame panels made of other materials just as well. It is perfect to frame automatic doors of any kind since they get heavy use and aluminium can stand up to the traffic. Aluminium works equally as well when used to frame manual swing doors.


Aluminium is recyclable, making it a good choice if you and your business are concerned about the environment. Most aluminium in fact already contains a high percentage of recycled metal, but this does not detract in any way from its strength, durability, or versatility.


DRS can assist you with any phase of design or construction that you are in concerning your shop front. Our expert teams will conduct a site survey to assess your current situation. From that study, we will consult with you to come up with a design concept that fits your needs. Drawings will be rendered and approved by you. Then, our engineering team gets involved. They will receive the drawings and finalize the design using our state of the art computer aided design (CAD) software. From there, we will expertly manufacture and fabricate the components of your project in our very own production facility using the latest machinery. Finally our professional installers will install your shop front to your satisfaction.