Demand rises for bespoke service

Doorco’s prepping facility is up 40% on last year, and a third of all prepped doors are now sold with glass, figures that reflect the composite door supplier’s recent record month for the highest number of prepped doors ever.

Jayne Sullivan, operations director, said: “Our bespoke glazing service is now an integral part of our business, with customers relying on us for complex orders to support volume production or to help them with bespoke glazed door designs. We can achieve this thanks to our huge stockholding and warehousing facility, and our experienced glazing team.

“The team now consists of five dedicated experts and a senior leader with strong industry experience to drive the prepping/manufacturing department forward with the aim of achieving the highest levels of otif deliveries across all products. Our commitment to keeping close to market trends, talking to customers regularly, and tracking orders means we know what to stock.”

Doorco stocks 40,000 door blanks, and a “significant amount” of glass in a variety of permutations.

“This means our stock glass can be off-the-shelf, glazed or unglazed, and despatched from three days,” Jayne said.

“To continue delivering on these promises, we have extended our long-term partnership with Regalead and added new suppliers to our portfolio, including Claytons. This also ensures our glass offering has something for everyone, from more standard ranges for the new build or social housing sectors, to highly decorative contemporary choices for retail focused customers.

“Our strong supply relationships also mean we can introduce new ranges of glass, fast. As with any maturing market, expectations have risen across the composite door sector, whether that’s prepping, glazing, painting or glass supply.”