The core product of this division is the fabrication of aluminium Frames and glass to the construction industry, banking and diplomatic clients, commercial and residential applications. Available in tailor-made or standard sizes, their aluminium products are differentiated from that provided by the majority of their competitors by the cornerstones of their service, namely in-depth quality in fabrication, real-time supervision of the installation, and their flexible ability to adapt to changes in building construction and design. In addition to this is the use of technology to integrate with other electronic devices with attention to detail.
The rationale is not only to satisfy demand and improve the effectiveness of the product thereby adding value but to provide an all-encompassing cost-effective design in conjunction with the day to day use. The elegance and eye-pleasing aesthetics of their aluminium product range with its durability to withstand all kinds of weathering is limited with regards to criminal intrusion. Rapid Aluminium has taken a step further by partnering with Trellidor™ to provide fail-safe security barriers that match and complement their windows and doors.
Due to the company's strong presence and stellar reputation as Zambia’s leading fenestration company, Rapid Aluminium has been awarded the exclusive distributorship of Trellidor™ Security Barriers. Trellidor™ award-winning products are engineered to offer superior physical security barriers for domestic, commercial and industrial applications, including gates, grilles, and barriers.
The range of products on offer include:
All the above are available either off-the-shelf in standard sizes or customized and made to measure in a huge range of color choices.
Rapid Aluminium is leading the way in offering frameless glass shower enclosures, doors, office partitions and balustrades to the Zambian market. These products have typically not been available due to the high level of accuracy needed in the measurement, difficulty in transportation and technical nature of installations. However, due to the expertise and knowledge of their fitters, built up over decades, Rapid Aluminium has no hesitation in taking on the most complex and demanding requests.
Using the latest Bosch™ laser measuring equipment, Rapid Aluminium takes millimeter-perfect measurements that capture any variances in wall lean or slope and datum levels. Their bespoke design software helps ensure that all glass and hardware specified are compliant with global safety standards. Once confirmed each piece of glass is ordered and transported from their suppliers in South Africa for the installation to take place.
Rapid Aluminium has a long and fruitful partnership with Rainbow Skylights™ of South Africa and is their preferred installer within Zambia. As the largest fabricator or skylight in the Southern Hemisphere, Rainbow is renowned for the quality of its products and breadth of experience. In Rapid Aluminium they have a partner who shares these traits.
Available in a range of styles and configurations in both standard and customized sizes, Rapid
Aluminium is able to offer a product to suit most requirements and budgets.
Aluminium framed shower enclosures
Rapid Aluminium is pleased to offer standard size shower enclosures in either natural anodized or white.
Rapid Aluminium specializes in providing consultancy to building projects that include aluminium cladding, aluminium shop fronts, standard aluminium glass doors, and aluminium folding doors. For more than 15 years Rapid Aluminium has provided quality and cost-effective service to residents and businesses in Lusaka, and more recently in Kitwe, Ndola, Siavonga, and Livingstone.
Turnkey consultancy services
Rapid Aluminium undertakes consulting projects and assignments that include turnkey construction projects – for residential properties right up to multi-storey buildings and shopping centers. Rapid Aluminium have qualified experts to advise on the fabrication and installation of aluminium and glass frames, shop fronts, panel windows, and doors. Rapid Aluminium has the advantage of being able to call on resources from its network of suppliers internationally, enhancing the expertise readily available in the country.
Security protection consultancy services
Rapid Aluminium offers a professional consultancy service for risk analysis and the assessment of the client's safety and security requirements. Services include crisis management, evacuation planning, and safety audits.
Projects and clients – past and present
Rapid Aluminium has developed a pool of loyal clients over 15 years of operating in Zambia – a testament to their service standards, cost-effectiveness and professional integrity:-
Notable past projects
The company has a skilled team which, together with their quality assurance programs and use of quality aluminium and glass, ensures clients' exact requirements are met and design projects are completed to high international standard.
Windows and doors are made of aluminium, a minimum of 2mm thick and specifications that meet South African standards. Laminated safety glass is used for thicknesses below 1mm and float glass is used where thicker glass is required. Rapid Aluminium's products compete favorably with competing products with high-quality fabrication, professional installation supervision, flexibility and safety, and security concerns are addressed in all their designs.
See Rapid Aluminium consultancy services for more information about larger building projects as well as the building products they can supply. Rapid Aluminium is a company proud to work to the highest of standards. They have won consultancy contracts with various international and local companies for a range of aluminium construction projects and interior work.
In over 18 years of operation, Rapid Aluminium has provided quality, value for money services throughout Zambia. The range of products currently in the company’s portfolio includes Tailor-made fabrication and installation of aluminium products.
Supply and installation of standard size aluminium products
Tailor-made fabrication and installation of frameless glass products
Tailor-made fabrication and installation of Maxidor™ Security Barriers
Tailor-made fabrication and installation of Rainbow Skylights™
Supply and installation of standard size Rainbow Skylights™
Aluminium fascia products
Purpose-built fabrication of aluminium frames and glass for the construction industry, banking and diplomatic clients, commercial and residential applications. Rapid Aluminium has introduced various categories of aluminium products to match the varying requirements of buildings, access control, and safety. The range is elegant and aesthetically pleasing as well as durable and weather resistant. It is available ex-stock in natural anodized aluminium or powder-coated colors of black, bronze, charcoal or white. Corporate colors and etching of corporate logos on glass can also be achieved.
Aluminium curtain walls and fascia cladding
These are primarily for multi-storey buildings. The curtain walls form a blank canvas on which the architect or interior designer can create modern vibrant designs using various tints and glass with flush glazing combined with a host of different window designs. Hulabond cladding comes in a choice of different colors with the versatility to curve, shape and bend it as much or as little as required. The aluminium profiles allow for multiple curtain walls assembled and conjoined to form the building fascia to any height. The strength and flexibility of the profiles create a structurally sound weather-proof design which will last for many many years.
Aluminium shop fronts
Shopfronts are designed and installed to specific specifications, with a multitude of door styles, top lights, sidelights, and mid-rails, laminated glass options to choose from. Glass comes in standard 6.38 mm safety glass to 10.76 high impact security glass used by jewelry stores. All the hardware, from the floor, sprung hinges to stainless steel "D" shaped handles, internal door closers and one-touch emergency exit locks can be supplied by Rapid Aluminium and are of the highest standard and installed with precision.
Aluminium folding doors
The ideal way to link internal and external entertainment areas. While closed, the Vista fold door allows an abundance of natural light in, with easy accessibility through a single operating door. When the doors are folded and put away, the outside 'comes inside'. Vista fold doors range from a three-door unit to as many as a 12 door concertina used in hotels and conference facilities. Unlike a sliding door, no matter how wide your open a folding door, it will fold away to one side, rendering at least 98% of the entrance open. The folding doors run on a floor track with a top rail guide, so that even a child can open or close them. Applications range from residential patios and verandahs to high traffic areas such as fast food outlets.
Aluminium stack away doors
Constructed to provide you with the maximum achievable opening, this ingenious system uses overhead sliding tracks mounted to the concrete ceiling or slab. This allows for individual aluminium door panels to hang and slide on the track and be individually stacked away out of view. This system is popular with restaurants and supermarkets, as it does not need tracks installed on the floor. In addition, the versatility of the overhead tracks allows the doors to take corners to suit the specific design and layout as there are no hinges involved. Partial opening or closing of the stack away doors is easily achieved to suit your requirements.
Aluminium sliding windows and sliding doors
These allow you to invite nature inside, adding an extra dimension to your living area. they come with silent sliding wheels, a choice of two, three, or four panes, various opening and fixed pane designs, and the flexibility to add sliding fly screens in a multitude of aluminium colors. These sliding windows and doors are Rapid Aluminium's number one bestseller! They are easy to use, with ergonomic designs that work well with all kinds of burglar bars and trellis type door applications. This sliding system incorporates glass from 4mm to 20mm thick. Glass comes in a variety of styles – for safety and security, obscure or frosted, one-way visibility (tinted in various colors) or clear visibility, heat reduction through UV reflective and solar shield and with or without noise reduction.
Aluminium casement windows
These windows are designed to allow lots of ventilation. With unique 90º friction stays, the window opens so as to partially center the sash, so it captures the breeze from any direction. The flexibility of the casement window system allows for the incorporation of sliding fly screens, with many different options in sizes, designs, and combinations of fixed pane windows and sachets that can open in any one of four directions. The casement window is ideal where you want to maximize the view with large unobstructed areas of glass.
Aluminium louvre systems
The Rapid Aluminium louver system has been used for air conditioning vents on high rise buildings, communal bathrooms and for public toilets in shopping centers. In a choice of colors they can blend inconspicuously with the building. The versatility of this system allows for the louvers to also be incorporated into aluminum doors, windows and shop fronts.
Aluminium hinged doors
An ideal way to have easy access to the garden, terrace, patio or office, aluminium hinged doors are both versatile and practical, with a wide range of attractive latch locks, handles, and closers. Choose single or double doors, with options to add sidelights or top lights.
Aluminium office partitioning systems
Office partitioning can be fabricated and installed within a matter of days. They are tailor-made to suit the layout and building, factoring in ergonomic design, infrastructure, and future space requirements. The professional image of a multinational corporation may be echoed in the partitioning, with the integration of corporate logos on the glass using techniques such as sandblasting and etching.
The incorporation of high-quality mechanical locking devices into the fabrication of windows, doors and sliding doors ensures that the keys and barrels cannot be readily copied. Access requirements are also taken into account.
See the company's building consultancy for more on their design, advice, fabrication and installation services, and their building interiors for specific details on internal design work.