Monday 19 August 2019

Quality Aluminium Gates from Horizal attract UK Installers

Horizal Gates combine good looks with strength and durability

Darren Weatherill – Operations Director at Alucorb - warns about the dangers posed by inferior quality aluminium gates.

The popularity of aluminium gates is rising, as they are rightly seen as a long-lasting and weather-proof alternative to wooden gates.

And at Alucorb we are benefiting from this trend, as we are the sole UK partner of HorizAL - a French-based manufacturer of high-quality aluminium gates. Together, we have launched a concept that’s unique to our market - the “Portalier” network, which is the only professional aluminium gate installer network in the UK.

In France, “Portaliers” are gate installation experts who are trained, approved and regulated by HorizAL to install the product in their own designated and exclusive geographical area. Gates are delivered straight to site on request, with Alucorb also assisting with each “Portalier’s” first installation.

We also help our “Portaliers” with marketing materials, sample gates, and presentation cases, whilst continuous sales, marketing and installation training are all available at our headquarters. In addition, each “Portalier” has their own homepage on our website, whilst we work hard to generate quality leads that we then hand over to the installer most local to the customer, accompanied by full prospect information, quote, visuals and dimensioned design drawings.

In short, we not only offer our network the highest quality aluminium gates in the UK at the best possible prices, but also an incredible level of support. As a result, the “Portalier” network is growing rapidly, with installers from all regions joining us.

Of course, with success comes competition and we are now finding that other companies are jumping on the bandwagon and trying to copy what we are doing, but with cheaper, poorly manufactured aluminium gates.

And this is causing problems for both installers and their customers, because these gates simply aren’t good enough or strong enough to cope with the adverse weather conditions we experience throughout the UK.

Also, the support is not there - so if there’s a problem and the gate isn’t
operating properly, or arrives damaged, then installers are being left on their own.

In fact, just recently four installation companies, disillusioned with their experience in the supply of aluminium gates, have come to visit us and could not believe the difference in the quality of the HorizAL product to what they had been offered elsewhere.

After we went through the unbelievable level of support we provide, they didn’t hesitate to join our network.

But what exactly sets a HorizAL gate apart from the competition?

Well for starters every HorizAL gate is properly engineered, rather than ‘tek-screwed & glued’ like cheaper alternatives. They are rigorously factory-tested at the production facility in Lyon before being CE marked, expertly packaged and shipped to us.

Next, they must go through our own quality control process, before we organise dedicated transport to make sure everything arrives perfectly to each “Portalier” and their customer. After that, there is full post-sales support from our side, so the installer is never left with any unanswered questions or unsolved problems.

None of our competition can get close to this level of service and product quality, which – despite the problem of cheap gates entering the market – is why the “Portalier” concept will continue to thrive.

In short, good gates are good for business. Fit a quality HorizAL gate, which stays looking great and performing well, and word is going to get around and your business will grow thanks to glowing reviews.

Fit an inferior quality gate and word will also get around, but for all the wrong reasons!

To follow the whole sales, manufacturing processes and to give you a real insight into the quality brand of aluminium gates you could be selling scan the QR code.

Alternatively, go to, click on the ‘About Us’ tab and you’ll find the video in the ‘Who are we?’ section.

It could be the most important video you’ve ever watched!!

These are some of the problems caused by inferior quality gates from other manufacturers:

Bottom pivot coming loose

Fixing to hollow extrusion not strong enough

Top pivot coming loose

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