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Guttercrest’s Ali-Fabs brand has been awarded certification from the British Board of Agrément, maintaining their position as the only aluminium coping system with the prestigious stamp of approval in the UK.

The UK manufacturer and supplier of Ali-Fabs Copings has been recognised for the performance of its Architectural Coping product following a rigorous assessment.

Guttercrest’s coping range, which all comes under the Ali-Fabs brand name, includes some of the highest performing aluminium copings in the industry.

The wall copings are produced from recyclable aluminium and have an impressive life expectancy well in excess of 40 years in rural or suburban locations, or 30 years in marine and severe industrial environments.

Ali-Fabs aluminium building products date back to 1957, when they were first introduced to the market as Alifabs and latterly known as Alifabs by ABP. Guttercrest strengthened their coping range by acquiring Ali-Fabs in June 2017, following ABP’s decision to concentrate on alternative business interests.

Ali-Fabs Architectural Coping is a high performance coping solution, with hidden fixings and exceptional wind resistance capabilities and is the ideal solution for new and refurbished parapet walls, columns and piers. Available in a wide range of wall widths, it is suitable for any height building, including high rise buildings over four storeys. Coping is finished in a wide selection of polyester powder coating colours and finishes, including stone effect.

Ben Power of Ali-Fabs, said: “Renewing the BBA certificate has been a very rewarding experience.  The expectation level of BBA is rightly very high, so it’s been a good test for our systems to pass the verification process.

“We’re aware of the current scrutiny in the building industry over the quality of materials used. The BBA approval should provide specifiers with an extra level of confidence when choosing a wall coping system. They will be getting the only BBA approved metal coping in the UK.”

BBA accreditation is widely recognised amongst architects, builders and local authorities. The new BBA approval rates Ali-Fabs Architectural Coping as fit for purpose on factors such as weather tightness and durability.

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Notes to Editor

BBA certificate no. 18/5586

About Ali-Fabs

Ali-Fabs (part of the Guttercrest group) is a leading manufacturer of high quality aluminium wall coping and capping to the construction industry.

Manufactured in our 65,000 sq ft factory units in Shropshire, we’re proud to have the only BBA approved aluminium coping system in the UK.

Our exceptional range of machinery allows us to make almost any coping profile, including curved coping.

Available finishes include mill finish or one of hundreds of RAL or BS colours. We also provide special finishes including textured, metallic, anodised and stone effect coatings.

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About Guttercrest

Guttercrest is a manufacturer of high quality aluminium gutters, downpipes, fascias, soffits and copings. Manufactured in house using cast, sheet or extruded aluminium. Each product is built with the highest quality in mind and thanks to continuous investment in technology. All products are available with short lead times and at competitive prices.

Founded in 1980 as a small family business who specialised in installing aluminium seamless gutters and downpipes. The business grew organically into manufacturing – developing an extensive range of aluminium rainwater goods and eaves products. In 2004, the company changed focus to concentrate completely on design, manufacture and supply of their popular rainwater products.

The company philosophy is based on their roots of installation, thinking as an installer and not just a manufacturer. This is reflected in the design, technical and production teams who expertly guide clients through the specification process.


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