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14 years and going strong

Anthony Chadley - Tuesday, August 07, 2018

August is always a time to reflect for me, as it’s the anniversary of when aask us started trading.

We have now been in business for 14 years, in what is still a relatively “new” industry, and we have gone from a 2-man band to a 2-factory orchestra!


14 years of trading puts us as the second oldest manufacturer (and hat’s off to SAS for being the oldest and biggest!), and it’s a tough industry to be in. Over my 30+ years in the manufacturing industry I have seen some big names fall by the wayside; Martingale, HT Systems, Grosvenor Profiles, Quality in Components….


So, what will ensure another 14 years (and more!!) of successful business? The answer is pretty simple, we stick to our philosophy that we set at day 1


·         Always give the customer what they want,

·         Be truthful

·         With honesty comes responsibility.


Thank you to each and every customer who has ensured our success…..

If you are still missing out, then email our sales team; and you will understand why everyone else asks us!


Sheet Metal Raft

Anthony Chadley - Tuesday, April 17, 2018


Great installation by Sound Interiors of the sample raft we manufactured. Good collaboration on the design to ensure the client gets what they need, but is simple to install. Many more to go after approval at Bowmer & Kirkland site in Colwyn Bay. If you need something out of the ordinary then contact our sales team;

#Sheetmetal #Design #Manufacturing

New Product Guide

Anthony Chadley - Tuesday, March 20, 2018

New Product Guide now available


View here;


Or contact our sales office for your copy;

Tel: 01869 322321



Welcome Ted Baker

Anthony Chadley - Monday, February 05, 2018

We are delighted to welcome Ted Baker to the team at aask us. Ted has a wealth of experience and knowledge in both manufacturing and distribution and will be supporting the rest of the team in ensuring aask us remain the preferred supplier of aluminium profiles and specialist pressed metal fabrications.



If you need to contact Ted, you can email him on;



Another successful External project

Anthony Chadley - Wednesday, December 20, 2017


Aluminium Panels supplied to Task UK for accommodation block in Cambridge. We are very pleased with the way some of the more awkward details turned out, for example the panel with the cut-out. If you have any sheet metal requirements then "aask us" at;







FIS 2018 Awards

Anthony Chadley - Tuesday, November 14, 2017


New nominations are open for the FIS President's Awards 2018 - just a quick reminder of the current "Outstanding employee of the year"


FIS "Employee of the Year"

Anthony Chadley - Wednesday, February 15, 2017

We are delighted that Simon Cammidge has won the prestigious "employee of the year" at the FIS Presidents Awards ceremony. Simon impressed the judges who considered the skills and dedication of employees from across the industry, and awarded the ultimate prize to Simon in recognition of his work in establishing a Sheet Metal production facility at aask us Ltd;


Simon joined the company in 2013 after being the general production manager at one of their competitors who unfortunately went into administration. Simon joined the production team where he provided some helpful guidance into improving work capabilities and efficiencies. Simon approached Managing Director, Anthony Chadley, in early 2015 with a concept to increase their production range by opening a sheet metal division. He had been working at home on various ideas, costing solutions on spread sheets, discussing possibilities with old contacts and generally seeing if there was a viable opportunity. By the time Simon approached Anthony he had worked out the costs, the products and the market, and from there the decision to invest in Simon and the new division was easy. aask us "Sheet Metal" went from a standing start to a new factory with full production capabilities within 5 months. The doors opened in late 2015 and over the first 12 months have manufactured a vast array of products from blind boxes, ceiling panels, wall cladding panels, Juliette balconies.. in fact, the list is endless. Simon has driven this project forward, he has made it work, with dedication, hard work and good old sheer bloody-mindedness!


Anthony reflects on some of the skills that encouraged him to nominate Simon;



Simon’s strengths are in these key areas;



Reliability - Simon is first in / last home. He takes business calls at home and at weekends. He has been at meetings at 8am on site 200 miles from home. If he says he will get something made by a date, it will be done.



Initiative - Simon is always looking for ways to improve what we do, how we do it, and who we do it for. Our range of products is matched by our range of customers.


Professionalism - Simon always represents my company as I would myself. I rely totally on him for all matters relating to this division.  


A final thought on why I think Simon won; I think the manufacturers who support the Interiors are not acknowledged enough. The aesthetically pleasing projects that installers demonstrate their skills rely upon a team behind the scenes who manufacture quality products. Simon recognised this and has ensured aask us Ltd can be the manufacturer of choice for specialist installers. He has literally single-handed taken a concept through to success in a matter of months.


For more details on the FIS Presidents Awards visit their website; 











We are a winner! (aren't we?)

Anthony Chadley - Monday, October 10, 2016

I would like to share our latest achievement recently received;


Hi Anthony

As you may know, Aask Us Ltd has been chosen as the winner of the "Defining the World" award and we have been trying to get in touch with you over the last few days.

Well that’s lovely, I thought – not only was this a very welcome surprise as, No; I did not know we were chosen, and No; no-one had contacted me over the past few days, but wow! Aask us Ltd is “defining the world”.


The "Defining the World" award is based on the top firms within construction and engineering from across the globe, highlighting the most promising companies worldwide. Our research team have spent months studying firms that embody this award and have put Aask Us Ltd forward as the standout firm fromUnited Kingdom.

This gets better – we have been singled out “from across the globe” and the research sounds phenomenal. But what’s that… only a tiny point but there appears to be no gap between “fromUnited Kingdom” hmmm ok, nothing major but it caught my eye.


While all our winners are entitled to a winner's certificate and the full copyright of the award logo to use as you wish…


I’m impressed – what great publicity – I can see the banner now “aask us has defined the world”


…..we'd love to give you the chance to get a headstart on your promotional activities and showcase Aask Us Ltd to our readership of 111,000 global industry professionals. We can provide a wide range of coverage options - I've detailed three below, but if you have specific requirements don't hesitate to let me know and I'll talk to our production team to put together a bespoke solution for you.


Hold on….. I think I see a catch…


The Platinum Package: £2,595 (Only one avaliable, book ASAP to secure)


Did that say avaliable? Not available… from a company that has a research team spending months studying?


The Premier Package: £995

The Essential Package: £345


Cancel the champagne…. Put the bunting away…. Get off the phone to the local Mayor… I feel a bit like the helium balloon after the party – deflated…


*p&p charged on trophy orders


Oh great, thanks, well you know where you can stick your trophy!


Congratulations once again, and I look forward to hearing back from you.
Kind regards,

Dan A – Executive


Well guess what Dan “A” – I appreciate the honour, aask us is a great company that may not define the world, but does define hard work, great customer service and above all else a sense of humour, so I really don’t think you will be hearing back, and hopefully no company will fall for your ridiculous scam!

Problem solving

Anthony Chadley - Friday, August 12, 2016

We have full sheet metal, fabrication, cutting and powder coating facilities, so if you have an item on your project that you can’t locate, offered on an unsuitable lead-time, or is over-budget then please contact our sales team on Our company name reflects our company policy;

aask us... and we will find a solution
  • Angles / Zeds / Tophats
  • Panels
  • Blindboxes        
  • Flashings / Cills
  • Brackets      
  • Cladding
  • 4 Mtr, CNC Turret Punch
  • 4 Mtr, CNC Press Brake   
  • 4 Mtr, Guillotine
  • Aluminium and Steel Welding



Apprentice Awards

Anthony Chadley - Friday, July 08, 2016




All of us at aask us are really proud and delighted to announce that our Apprentice Elliott Gingell was awarded "Most Improved Apprentice".



Elliot joined our newly formed Sheet Metal division in April of this year, and has been involved in manufacturing diverse products; from Blind Boxes, to Juliette Balconies.

Managing Director Anthony Chadley said of Elliott "I am really pleased for Elliott, he has shown a great attitude to learning and has become an integral part of our Sheet Metal division. He is the future of our business, and we should encourage young apprentices by rewarding them and making them feel they are part of the team".


More can be read on the event at the Banbury & Bicester College website





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