About us

Located close to the M25 and within easy reach of London and the Home Counties, Architectural Metal Solutions was founded in 2011 as a bespoke metal fabricator.

Since then the business has grown to supply a myriad of new-build and renovation or refurbishment building projects throughout the UK with a vast range of façade treatments typically specified by architects or contractors.

We’ve grown organically because while we are happy to supply standard solutions what we really relish is a challenge. The more bespoke the project, the more we rise to that challenge. And we’ve developed solutions to match those aspirations – those of our customers as well as our own.

About us

Located close to the M25 and within easy reach of London and the Home Counties, Architectural Metal Solutions was founded in 2011 as a bespoke metal fabricator.

Since then the business has grown to supply a myriad of new-build and renovation or refurbishment building projects throughout the UK with a vast range of façade treatments typically specified by architects or contractors.

We’ve grown organically because while we are happy to supply standard solutions what we really relish is a challenge. The more bespoke the project, the more we rise to that challenge. And we’ve developed solutions to match those aspirations – those of our customers as well as our own.

Our services

AMS provides a complete service, from assisting with the design and recommending materials through measuring, surveying, production and on-site support.

AMS provides a complete service, from assisting with the design and recommending materials through measuring, surveying, production and on-site support.

Design assistance

We have a long established track record when it comes to design, innovation and creativity when invited to assist in projects.

The earlier our involvement, the more opportunity we have in ensuring the most appropriate solution is proposed to any given project.

Our design team hold a wealth of knowledge and are able identify risk at early stages as well as offering expert design advice.

Whatever the criteria for your particular project may be it is always a wise move to contact our design team to talk it through. 

Our advice is always technically astute, cost effective and hits the brief.  

Production

At our factory premises in Basildon we manufacture everything from fully engineered cladding systems to ornate rainwater pipes.

Using the latest in machine technology we are able to produce bespoke solutions that meet the needs of a fast moving industry.

Our portfolio of work showcases the skills of our workforce as well as our adaptability in the range of products and systems we manufacture.

We have recently created a new factory showroom that enables people to come down and view some of our product range at close hand.

We welcome anyone to come and visit our showroom, discuss their ideas and requirements and ultimately seek the right solution for their individual projects.

On-site support

As part of our dedicated service, we offer to visit site and carry out surveys, measuring or to assist with interface designs.

Not everyone is comfortable when tasked with providing measurements for manufacture and we can help overcome this.

Seeing a work face up close can be useful when deciding on system choice, fixing methodology or just simple logistical considerations.

Our extensive knowledge and experience can prove invaluable and offer the client comfort when it comes to making those choices.

A site visit can be an opportunity to fully understand a projects needs and can lead to making the right choices.

Design assistance

We have a long established track record when it comes to design, innovation and creativity when invited to assist in projects.

The earlier our involvement, the more opportunity we have in ensuring the most appropriate solution is proposed to any given project.

Our design team hold a wealth of knowledge and are able identify risk at early stages as well as offering expert design advice.

Whatever the criteria for your particular project may be it is always a wise move to contact our design team to talk it through. 

Our advice is always technically astute, cost effective and hits the brief.  

Production

At our factory premises in Basildon we manufacture everything from fully engineered cladding systems to ornate rainwater pipes.

Using the latest in machine technology we are able to produce bespoke solutions that meet the needs of a fast moving industry.

Our portfolio of work showcases the skills of our workforce as well as our adaptability in the range of products and systems we manufacture.

We have recently created a new factory showroom that enables people to come down and view some of our product range at close hand.

We welcome anyone to come and visit our showroom, discuss their ideas and requirements and ultimately seek the right solution for their individual projects.

On-site support

As part of our dedicated service, we offer to visit site and carry out surveys, measuring or to assist with interface designs.

Not everyone is comfortable when tasked with providing measurements for manufacture and we can help overcome this.

Seeing a work face up close can be useful when deciding on system choice, fixing methodology or just simple logistical considerations.

Our extensive knowledge and experience can prove invaluable and offer the client comfort when it comes to making those choices.

A site visit can be an opportunity to fully understand a projects needs and can lead to making the right choices.

Management team

Graham Higgs

General Manager

Graham, who has a City & Guilds in mechanical and electrical engineering, has more than 30 years’ experience in manufacturing and has been particularly pleased to see our investment in machinery realise a year-on-year increase in turnover.

Every day brings a different challenge for this keen fisherman, sailor and motorcyclist.

Alan Toomer

Director

Alan has been a director of AMS since the company founded in 2011, and he’s seriously hands-on. One of our sheet metal workers, he is also part of our senior management team overseeing our manufacturing process and ensuring quality standards and deadlines are met.

Alan also mentors our apprentices and new staff and has seen many changes including our move to larger premises. He loves the variety of work that comes with being a bespoke fabrication company.

Attila Tobias

Technical Manager

Attila combines being our CAD designer with liaising with our clients – from architects and site managers through to sub-contractors, suppliers and our highly-skilled team. He brings 3D modelling and the creation of CAD/CAM drawings to all stages of a project, from start to completion.

Attila relishes using creativity to problem solve at work on a daily basis even after five years with us and at home enjoys sports and travelling.