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About ABP & Alifabs

Francis Charles Adlam founded Alifabs on the 20th of September 1957. The company started its trading life supplying aluminium building products and lightweight structures to the construction industry. Many of Alifabs’ early products were patented and soon gained industry recognition and accreditation as being the best.

Today the Alifabs coping system is still the only product on the market to have gained the BBA (British Board of Agrément) certification as testament to its superior quality. Alifabs’ reputation and expertise in the construction industry led to the company being selected to undertake a number of large international contracts.

The success of these projects soon resulted in Alifabs designing and constructing the Visual Control Room for Sharjah International Airport, United Arab Emirates. This installation was to be the first of some 50 airport control rooms to date in 24 different countries which has established Alifabs’ reputation as the most experienced company worldwide. Alifabs was presented with the Queens Award for Export in 1994.

In 1996 Alifabs entered the telecommunications business to become one of the UK’s largest suppliers and installer of Cellular structures, cabinets and outdoor enclosures. This business area was sold in July 2014 and continues with the Alifabs name under new ownership.

Alifabs Building Products and Alifabs Airports, under the new business name ABP, continue as one of the leading suppliers to both the construction and airport industries with an established reputation for product performance, quality of service and reliability.

 
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Frank Adlam accepts The Queens Award

What our clients think

We have used your company a few times in the past two years and found the helpfulness of your staff, understanding our needs, and quality of your products are second to none, and look forward to using you again soon.

Ray Timblick . Lilley Construction

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I think it is an excellent product, not just the final item but the technical service.

David Kay . Soho Projects Ltd

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Erica was very helpful with initial enquiry and when we had to order one piece was so efficient in getting us the extra piece required and quickly. Very impressed, will definitely use again.

Jo Jamea . Preseli Construction & Maintenance Ltd

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Great company to deal with, especially as we only buy such small amounts from you.

Justin Brown . Brown Property Services

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Very impressed with service from Tim Barlow initially and Vic on site.

Ben Watson . Collins (Contractors) Ltd

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We are very happy overall on site with the work carried out by Alifabs, you worked around us whilst we had some complications on site, the design and installation on site were speedily carried out and the end product was of a high standard.

Nick Harrison . Brazier Construction / Kier Southern

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Overall Alifabs provide a very good and reliable service and provide quality products at competitive rates.

Lee Reynolds . Kind & Co. (Builders) Ltd

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A delight to work with.

Dave Cook . Bracknell Roofing Limited

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