Growth Sees Norwich Expansion

An aluminium window being made

Rapid growth at a Norwich based window manufacturer, Norwich Aluminium, has seen the company move to 80% larger premises and employ five new staff.

Norwich Aluminium was established six years ago by local man Alex Warren. Warren, who was working in the glazing industry at the time, spotted an opportunity to move into aluminium, a material which was growing in popularity for commercial and architectural glazing. By re-mortgaging his house, he set up the company in a unit on White Lodge Trading Estate in Norwich, next to other established brands such as Screwfix and SIG.


 “Using my knowledge of the PVC-U market, I could see the growing opportunity in aluminium. I knew that if I wanted to take the leap, I had to react quickly to market trends and invest properly.”

– Alex Warren 

MD, Norwich Aluminium


Do it yourself

"The banks were not interested at the time," continues Norwich Aluminium's Warren. "So I raised the funds myself to get going and set up a small manufacturing facility. We started with just three staff.”


Local and national

Norwich Aluminium manufactures glazing for domestic and commercial projects. It recently completed glazing for new wards at the Norfolk & Norwich Hospital, some of which are currently being used as emergency Covid-19 wards. The company has worked on hundreds of projects across the country, ranging from new and existing schools and shop fronts to home renovations and commercial offices. The company has a strong foothold in the local area and neighbouring counties.

Recent projects have seen the company diversify and move further afield, reaching from Brighton to Edinburgh, to work with retained clients.


Trade supply

In December 2020, a subsidiary compan,y Norwich Aluminium Trade Supply, was set up with a focus on manufacturing aluminium products for installation-only projects.



Today, Norwich Aluminium employs 30 full-time staff across the group. Having outgrown its premises, Warren has invested £340,000 to move to new 80% larger offices and a bespoke manufacturing facility on the same industrial estate - with plush offices.

The manufacturing premises include new top-of-the-range equipment and work benches to allow an increase in production, as well as a better space for the staff, who have been key to the success of the business.


Picture: Part of the expanded manufacturing facilities at Norwich Aluminium.

Article written by Cathryn Ellis
27th January 2021


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