We expect to see further growth in composite doors driven by the new Door Energy Ratings scheme (DERs), their long life, attractive appearance, and the Green Deal which recognises the cost effectiveness of insulated front doors in lowering carbon
(PRWEB UK) 25 February 2012
The 35,000th prepped slab for composite doors has rolled off the production line at Door-Stop’s factory in Huthwaite, Nottinghamshire. Since launching in 2008, Door-Stop has also supplied nearly 200,000 door-sets.
One of Door-Stop’s most high-profile customers and supporters is Conservatory Outlet, one of the UK’s leading home improvement companies and suppliers of conservatories and double glazing nationwide.
Matthew Glover, MD of Conservatory Outlet took time out to congratulate Door-Stop and their MD Nick Dutton on their fantastic achievement by paying a visit to their premises, and says:
“We expect to see further growth in composite doors driven by the new Door Energy Ratings scheme (DERs), their long life, attractive appearance, and the Green Deal which recognises the cost effectiveness of insulated front doors in lowering carbon.”
Door-Stop has its own in-house slab manufacturing facility, so supply of finished product isn’t solely dependent on the availability of imported slabs. Nick Dutton comments: “Recent industry slab shortages have been attributed to all sorts of reasons; even ships lost at sea. Because we make so much of what we sell, Door-Stop customers are unaffected by these sorts of shortages. We are ideally positioned to take up any slack in the industry.”
The market for composite doors is one of the fastest growing sectors in an otherwise shrinking UK window, conservatory and door industry. According to the latest Palmer report, composite doors increased by 30% in 2010 while PVC-U fell 22%. This growth is predicted to continue.
Nick Dutton goes on to say: “We see great growth in the prepped slab market - especially when Door-Stop fabricators can have the benefit of being able to buy a door set in 3 days as well as manufacturing their own from prepped slabs.