The Council for Aluminium in Building (CAB) was formed in 1994 by the bringing together of three existing trade associations; the Architectural Aluminium Association, the Patent Glazing Contractors Association and the Aluminium Window Association. Its members include consultants, fabricators, installers, systems companies and many specialist product supply and manufacturing companies. CAB became a company limited by guarantee in January 2006.

CAB has now become the largest UK Aluminium in building trade association with over 140 members across the supply chain. Throughout its history CAB has continued to expand its services to Members. It provides high quality technical information and guidance on regulations, standards and best practice. Its ambitious events programme includes Regional Members Meetings, Conferences and Contractual Awareness Seminars around the UK. The Association is also highly proactive in a number of aluminium and sustainability initiatives in the UK and Internationally and is involved in developing and delivering a series of key training initiatives including the CAB Skills Card.

CAB appears in many leading trade journals with regular page and supplement features with member listings.

CAB is a member of the Construction Products Association, CWCT, FAECF and the RIBA Providers Network. The Association also works closely with many of the principal trades bodies.