A family-run aluminium company which offers you a little bit of magic!
If you are looking to transform your house or business, no matter how big or small the project, do pop in to Aluminios Fantino in Guaza, just a minute away from the TF-1. You will immediately find a little bit of magic, in more ways than you might imagine!
This spacious showroom, which makes aluminium products such as doors, windows, shutters, blinds and conservatories to measure, is situated on the main road through Guaza (that’s between Los Cristianos and Las Chafiras) so it’s very accessible.
The premises also feature the manufacturing workshop and in the showroom itself, you will find examples of the type of work Aluminios Fantino can do for you. And as we have already mentioned, it doesn’t matter how big or small your requirement is, the help you will receive will be of the same courteous and obliging nature. The staff here also speak English which is tremendously helpful.
When we popped in recently to speak to the owner, Fernando Adolfo Berardi Castagno and his family, we immediately spotted a book on the counter entitled “Un solo camino”.
This turned out to be Fernando’s life story to date. Well, he is still only in his 30s so there is still a long way to go but he wanted to detail his endeavours so far on a journey which brought him from Argentina to Tenerife and the setting up of his aluminium business. He acquired the skills from his father and they now help home owners, communities, businesses, shops and so on who might need a new roof, new aluminium windows, doors, a gazebo or sunroom, roller blinds, mosquito screens etc.
It doesn’t have to be a massive project. You might just need one window replaced or a new door or a new alu-minium roller blind. Estimates are free without obligation.
The book I spotted reveals that Fernando also has another skill, magic. He has been a magician since the age of 17 and spent many an evening during his first years in Tenerife presenting an act as a pro-fessional magician in the hotels until he could afford to concentrate on his business and take on extra staff.
Whilst he doesn’t do tricks for customers, it does seem as though a little bit of magic has worn off on the company and its products.
Before and after pictures of some of the tasks they have tackled are incredible and in the showroom, I was amazed to see what I thought were wooden doors but they are actually aluminium!
Likewise, I was surprised to find that the aluminium comes in any colour you would like. As explained to me, if your community requires windows or doors to be a specific colour from the outside, fine. But if you want a different colour inside, they can oblige to. Even pink, I ask. Even pink, was the reply!
Whilst in the showroom, a British couple also popped in to take a look at the array of window and door handles, locks and accessories in the showcase. There is a wide selection and after looking closely, they were delighted to exclaim: “That’s the one!” and were thrilled to go away with the door handle they had previously searched high and low for.
Aluminios Fantino has customers of all nationalities, including many Brits from the south of the island. They measure, make, design, manufacture, deliver and install. What could be more simple?
Because the showroom is on the main road (near the chemist sign and on the same side as the petrol station going upwards through Guaza) there is usually parking outside but if not, just drive round the block and park on the parallel road behind. It’s a minute’s walk. Opening hours are from 9am to 1pm and 3pm to 6
Tel.: 922 169 967
(midway through main road of Guaza)