Ten years celebrated

Doorco is celebrating a decade in business.

Over that period, the UK based manufacturer has supplied hundreds of thousands of doors into the new build and social housing markets. Customers have included Persimmon, Bellway, Barratt, Redrow, Bloors, Wimpey, Crest, Countryside and Millers.

Dan Sullivan, Doorco’s managing director, said: “We attribute much of our success over the last decade to the fact that we have an experienced network of customers across the UK who manufacture composite doors using Doorco slabs. They’re experts in working in the demanding commercial arena, with flexibility to meet a variety of needs from the largest high volume social housing developments, to supplying bespoke niche doors for higher end private developments.”

He continued: “The composite door sector is a competitive place to be so it’s imperative that suppliers can deliver whatever our customers need. Doorco’s strategy has been to take control of the entire manufacturing process and invest in the best machinery for the job, which for us includes two state of the art paint lines, two edge banders, a beam saw, and three CNCs representing a third of a million spend.

“Our warehouse and distribution hub is now home to 30,000 doors in stock at any time. Colour is also an important commercial sector driver and coloured doors represent 60% of Doorco’s sales. With the demand for colour comes the demand for paint. That’s why we took the decision earlier this year to invest £125,000 in the Schubox – a system universally accepted as the most advanced and efficient IR drying and curing system of its type in the world – to ensure we maintain control of supply and continue to meet the necessary lead times, regardless of colour.”

The company offers: a 20-year structural warranty; 10-year paint warranty; and five-year stained door warranty.