Keep Calm! Did you know all Roller Shutters manufactured and supplied by 1st Access comply with current regs and are CE marked
1st Access UK are approved stockists and Installers of Record Automatic Door Operators
1st Access can provide our clients with a range of steel doors including fire and acoustic rated, personnel doors and fire exit doors.
Did you know 1st Access UK also provide a Nationwide Emergency Maintenance Service for your Shutters and Doors, this is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, anywhere in the UK!!
All Shopfronts are Manufactured by our own in house Production Team
We have recently completed the new entrance facade of Southampton General Hospital.

Get In Touch

Shopfront security need not be as expensive as you think, if you would like to speak to one of our sales advisors please call us on 0845 466 47 48 or alternatively please click here to send an enquiry

1st Access has built a good reputation on supplying quality architectural aluminium products with the service to match.

With custom-renovated 31.000sq ft premises, our workshop is able to provide you with a full design and manufacturing facility for all your new Aluminium Shop Front, curtain walling and aluminium windows. 

1st Access hold a large stock of aluminium sections and the most commonly used laminated safety glass which we can cut to size in-house. 

Together with our hand-picked powder coating specialists we are able to complete the whole process from survey to installation in days rather than weeks.

We adapt to each clients specific needs, be it a single private shopfront or a national multiple  refit programme.

Our expert team can cater for superfast turnaround if you cannot secure your store (ram raid) or give you pease of mind that if you are on a tight schedule to meet a refit program we will be there to work with you from pre-start/ survey to completion / handover. With the added reassurance of our own 24hr Emergency Team we can cover any eventuality.

Refits and New Builds
We specialise in refits and new builds, we can take out your old shopfront and fit with new, with the entrance system of your choice all compliant with current health and safety regulations.

Shopfront System
Our shopfront system has profiles to suit both flush glazed and bead glazed applications, or a mix of the two. The standard dimensions are 100mm front to back and 45mm wide, with some sections having a width of 50mm or 100mm. The typical wall thickness of this system is 2.5mm. 3D frames can be achieved with the 90 degree and 135 degree corner posts, or with custom pressings for other angles.

All custom made shopfronts are available in a range of glazing options and are anodised or powder coated in a colour of your choice.

Flush glazed
The flush glazed system has two different pocket widths to take a range of glass units or panels between 6mm and 24mm thick. The pocket profiles enable 'shuffle glazing' of the shopfront frame.

Bead glazed
The bead glazed system can accommodate glass units or panels up to 28mm thick by varying the beads used.

To discuss your architectural aluminium requirements, contact the 1st Access sales team on 0845 466 47 48 or

Curtain Walling Aluminium Windows