DRS Doors

Glass VS aluminium: Choosing the right shop front for your business


Your shop front should be a reflection of your business. The design you choose will largely depend on the type of industry you operate in and the image you wish to communicate to customers. With a choice of designs available, our team can help you to create a stylish look which will engage with the passing trade and tempt  them inside.

Depending on your business, we can recommend both glazed and aluminium installations:

Glass Shop Fronts

Our glazed shop fronts are incredibly popular, especially with office based businesses, retailers and high profile organisations. Their sleek design helps to project a sense of sophistication, elegance and competence, and this makes them the ideal choice if you are a business which is keen to portray a modern image.

In addition to their aesthetically pleasing design, they also offer a range of benefits including:

  • Offering extra space for product promotion
  • Creating and stylish and contemporary entrance to your business
  • Being easy to clean and virtually maintenance free
  • Incorporating toughened glass for improved levels of security


The high-end finish of full height glazed shop fronts will certainly help your business to create an inviting, exciting and innovative entrance.

Aluminium Shop Fronts

With the ability to cut and shape it to fit just about any configuration, aluminium has proven itself to be incredibly versatile. This flexibility makes it a great choice for both retrofit and new build shop front installations, and allows for irregular angles and odd shaped areas to be seamlessly integrated into the design.

The benefits of aluminium shop fronts include:

  • Being the perfect frame for heavy use automatic doors
  • Being incredibly strong and durable
  • Suitable for almost any geographical region or climatic conditions
  • Offering increased security for your premises, thwarting would be thieves


In addition to that, aluminium is also the perfect choice if you’re a business which is conscious about the environment. Despite most aluminium incorporating a high percentage of recycled metal, it continues to be a strong, durable and versatile choice for this type of installation.

Providing the Complete Service

At DRS Doors we can handle the installation of your new shop front from start to finish. Our experienced team will work with you from the outset to identify the most suitable design for your business premises, before our skilled fitters complete the installation quickly, efficiently and to the highest standard. Should you ever experience a problem in the future, we also have a dedicated repairs and maintenance team on standby, ready to return your installation to full working order.

If you would like more information about any of the shop fronts we install, don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can speak to us by calling 0845 226 2823 or drop us an email to hello@drsdoors.com.

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