Ultra-Luxury Is The Next Step For Composite Doors

Where is the next step in the evolution of entrance doors? The composite door has been the biggest innovation in the entrance door market over the past two decades. It has transformed the door market from something pretty pedestrian into something that is now seen as a sexy purchase by homeowners. But the composite [...]

By |2021-09-17T00:00:14+01:00September 17th, 2021|Categories: composite doors, doors, double glazing industry|

Tradesmith Suspends Sales Of Bought-In Fire Rated Composite Doors

This is a letter to the editor article by Mark Hutchinson, Managing Director of Tradesmith Dear Jason, Following the Government’s announcement (31 July) that five manufacturers’ fire doors failed to meet fire performance standards after an on-going investigation by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), Tradesmith is suspending the sale of [...]

By |2018-08-23T19:40:01+01:00August 23rd, 2018|Categories: composite doors|

My Thoughts On Door-Stop’s New Solid Core Composite Doors

A little while ago I was asked for my thoughts on Door-Stop's impending new solid core composite door. At the time, all I had was a teaser page on the Door-Stop website to go on, so I couldn't make much of an opinion on it. However, details of the product have been announced, and [...]

By |2017-07-25T22:26:01+01:00July 25th, 2017|Categories: composite doors|

How Much Would You Charge A Home Owner For This Composite Door?

Not too long ago I wrote a post asking how much people would charge a home owner for one of our high end PVCu engineered doors. You can catch up with that post and the results of the poll I included here. It got people talking, which is the whole point of these posts [...]

By |2017-04-04T22:24:14+01:00April 4th, 2017|Categories: composite doors, double glazing industry|

The Composite Door Market Could Grow Massively For 10 Years, Then There Could Be Trouble

There is no doubting that strength of the composite door market. From less than 20% of door sales in 2007 to an estimated 50%+ of door sales by 2018 (Palmer Market Research) this part of our industry is undergoing growth like no other. D&G Analysts forecast that installed value will reach an impressive £439m [...]

By |2017-02-14T15:09:21+00:00February 14th, 2017|Categories: composite doors|

We’ve Sold 250% More Composite Doors This Year

For the sake of clarity, this isn't a paid-for post. Merely the reporting of figures from our family run installations business. So why am I bothering? Well, with a 250% rise in the sales of composite doors compared to the same period last year, I believe that the uplift in sales we have seen [...]

By |2016-11-09T22:50:25+00:00November 9th, 2016|Categories: composite doors, double glazing industry|

Composite Door Cost Poll – The Results

I have decided to close my poll in which I asked readers to tell me what they thought a good quality composite door should cost a home owner. The votes were plateauing a little and I looked at the number of votes it already had and the results should be pretty accurate. The results Here [...]

By |2016-10-24T20:23:30+01:00October 3rd, 2016|Categories: composite doors, double glazing industry|

Why Solidor Created Residor

After years and years of selling quality solid hardwood composite doors, Solidor, who manufactures over 60,000 doors per year, announced a GRP foam composite door slab at this year's FIT Show. So, why, after all this time touting the benefits of timber, have they gone down the foam route as well? I'm going to take [...]

By |2016-10-24T20:23:36+01:00May 24th, 2016|Categories: composite doors, doors, double glazing industry, Solidor|

Solidor’s PAS24 Cut Test Shows How Easy Some Composite Doors Are To Break Through

Minimum standards in security have been raised in recent weeks. With new Document Q and PAS24 regulations, the emphasis has very much been placed back on the security of the products many of us sell and install. One of the most prominent products to have been put into focus is the composite door. Arguably the [...]

By |2016-10-24T20:23:44+01:00October 17th, 2015|Categories: composite doors, Solidor|

Composite Doors Are Killing It In Online Search

We all know how popular composite doors have become in such a short space of time. Their aesthetics compared to PVCu panel doors and wider range of colours and designs have rocketed them past most other door alternatives. There are varying qualities within the market place, but when it comes to the world of the [...]

By |2016-10-24T20:23:48+01:00July 5th, 2015|Categories: composite doors, double glazing industry|

Solidor Gets Major Investment

Now here is an interesting news article from the Solidor website: Solidor Group has received a significant investment from DW3 Product Group, which has just been set up with the financial backing of private equity firm NorthEdge Capital, to form a new and dynamic group of businesses that’s set to change our perception of the [...]

By |2016-10-24T20:23:58+01:00November 4th, 2014|Categories: composite doors|

What Have Composite Doors Done For The Industry?

Door-Stop and the composite door market in general has been at the forefront of conversation over the past few days, thanks to their purchase by Masonite. So continuing that theme, I thought it might be a good time to analyse the impact composite door have had on the overall fenestration market. Colour Before the explosion of [...]

By |2016-10-24T20:24:11+01:00February 27th, 2014|Categories: composite doors|

Door-Stop Reply To Solidor

Well it seems a response has prompted a response. The 'energetic' discussions about the state of the PVC door panel sector have continued as MD of Door-Stop International Nick Dutton has responded to a reply from Gareth Mobley (spelled correctly this time) which was prompted by Nick's initial comments about the state of the sector [...]

By |2016-10-24T20:24:26+01:00October 11th, 2012|Categories: composite doors, door-stop, doors, PVCu|

>More Doors

>Let me ask you a question: did you find that you sold more doors than normal?I sold A LOT of doors during the second half of 2011. Maybe people were prioritizing doors above windows as they see doors as more of a security risk. Maybe there were more knackered old doors that needed replacing than [...]

By |2012-01-05T22:30:00+00:00January 5th, 2012|Categories: 2011, 2012, composite doors, doors, PVCu, windows|

>Be Nice To Your Customers

>Customer service is probably one of the most basic and fundamental qualities to have as a business. Yet many fail miserably at delivering that service.What has inspired me to write this post was how we were talked to by a member of staff by one of the larger composite door companies in our industry. The short version [...]

By |2011-09-22T10:41:00+01:00September 22nd, 2011|Categories: composite doors, customer service, poor customer service|
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