DoorCo launches timber BritDor

Composite door manufacturer, DoorCo, officially launched a new timber core product last week, at its new factory in Thorne, Doncaster.

Called BritDor, the new product is positioned in the middle of DoorCo’s offering, below the range topping GripCore timber/foam/aluminium hybrid.

Comprising a timber core finished with Thermoplastic CoolSkin technology, BritDor will include existing styles like 6/4 combi, flush and farmhouse, as well as two new exclusive designs, Enzo and Glenman, available in over 15 colours.

Its introduction means that DoorCo customers now have a complete range of composite doors, available from a single source.

As you might have guessed from the name, the design and marketing collateral that has been created to support BritDor has a strong British heritage theme, reflecting the fact that the door is the first to be manufactured at the new Doncaster facility.

Members of the trade press were invited to a tour of the new factory last week, and while it is currently much smaller than DoorCo’s main manufacturing hub in Macclesfield, the company has big plans for the facility.

Representing an initial outlay of around £1.2million, DoorCo only started refurbishing the site at the start of the year.

Currently, manufacturing is dedicated to BritDor production but in the long run, Thorne will become DoorCo’s R&D centre – and much more besides. Some work needs to be done to bring the 4-acre site up to standard, but it has the potential to house 120,000ft2 of state of the art manufacturing space.

You can read more about BritDor and the new DoorCo factory in a special Guide to Doors supplement, included in the May issue of Glass Times magazine.

In other news, fabricator Unique Window Systems has revealed a new brand identity, one that has been designed to help position it for further evolution and expansion.

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