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Why Choose a Local Window Manufacturer?


In today's world, making a purchase is as simple as hopping onto the internet and clicking a button. After you've placed your order, the product is packaged in the factory and shipped across the globe before finally arriving at your doorstep - all without you even realising it!

Unfortunately, while it may be convenient to shop at big box stores, there are plenty of drawbacks to not shopping locally. The same goes when purchasing windows.

At Alimax, we design, manufacture, and supply bespoke aluminium windows and doors to trade customers across Dorset and Hampshire. Read on for our top reasons to buy windows locally, from saving on delivery fees to improving your overall customer experience.

1. Save on delivery

One of the biggest benefits of buying your windows locally comes from the time and money you’ll save on delivery.

Due to their size, windows can be expensive to ship over long distances. The closer you are to the seller, the more money you’ll save on shipping costs. You also won’t have to wait as long for it to arrive, as the windows won’t have as far to travel. It’s the difference between your windows arriving at your site in five weeks or in five days.

At Alimax, we pride ourselves on our industry-leading 5-day lead times. We also deliver on-site, so you don’t have to take the time out of your day to collect them from us. All of this speeds up your work progress, so you can get the job done quicker and for less.

2. Shrink your carbon footprint

By choosing a local supplier for your windows, you're not only supporting a business in your community - you're making a seriously positive impact on the environment. This is because windows sent from a local supplier have a much shorter distance to travel, meaning they produce fewer carbon emissions along the way. On top of this, local manufacturers often have a smaller supply chain, which further reduces their carbon footprint.

Buying locally lowers your company’s environmental impact and helps us all work towards a cleaner, greener future.

3. See them up close in a local showroom

Windows are a key part of any building’s design, so it’s good to get an idea of what they’ll look like in person before you buy. A still image on a screen just can’t recreate the real-life experience.

Unlike big box manufacturers, local manufacturers often have a showroom nearby that you can visit. You’ll be able to check out the different styles and features of their windows in person, giving you a better idea of what would work best for your project.

If you're interested in checking out Alimax’s wide selection of aluminium windows and doors, why not visit our spacious showroom in Fordingbridge? You’ll have the chance to see all of our available styles on display, allowing you to get a feel for the quality of our products first-hand. Our friendly showroom assistants will also be on hand to answer any questions you may have and provide you with expert advice.

4. Get a more personal service

Major suppliers deliver to thousands of customers everyday, so any complaints they receive are just a drop in the bucket. Local companies, on the other hand, rely heavily on their reputation in the area they serve. This means they have much more to lose if a customer has a negative experience.

If a customer has a bad experience with a local company, they’re more likely to tell their friends and family about it or leave a negative review. This can have a big impact on the company's reputation and bottom line. It makes sense, then, that a local company will care more about prioritising customer satisfaction and responding quickly to concerns. This allows them to build a loyal customer base and establish themselves as a reliable and trustworthy business within their community.

Another benefit of choosing a local company for your windows is that they may have a better understanding of the local regulations and planning laws. This is particularly useful if you live in a conservation area or a grade-listed property, as there may be specific guidelines that need to be followed when making changes to the property. Local companies are likely to be more familiar with these regulations and can help guide you on what kind of changes would be accepted by the council.

Premium Aluminium Windows, Delivered Locally

At Alimax, we pride ourselves on being the best of both worlds - we're big enough to handle any job, yet small enough to truly care about our customers. That’s why we choose to focus our business in the South, rather than covering the whole of the UK. By doing so, we're able to give our customers the personalised attention they deserve, while also making sure we can meet all of their needs and expectations.

Ready to get started? Book a consultation online or call us on 01425 205465. We’re happy to answer your questions and talk through our aluminium fabrication services in more detail, so get in touch today!