September 2019

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Innovation, Not Imitation

Over the last decade, DOORCO’s innovation has rewritten the composite door rulebook. The brand is committed to upholding a market of choice that gives customers a competitive edge, whether it’s unique slabs, a wide choice of door designs and colour, added value services like prepping and glazing, or customer support and marketing.

Dan Sullivan, MD of DOORCO comments: “DOORCO’s innovation means our customers never stand still, and a snapshot of our top trending doors shows just how far we’ve come in terms of design compared with 10 years ago.

Top Trending slab: Monza II
Design: Gleneagles
Premium Colours: Victory Blue; Diablo
Bespoke Colours: RAL 8001; 5014
Glass: Linear

DOORCO’s top trending August door

“Although we’ll never rest on our laurels, it’s sometimes useful to look back in time. DOORCO was the first in the market to offer several unique added value products: Farmhouse, a cottage door like no other and now one of our most in-demand doors; Monza set the benchmark for premium entrances (and Monza II made them even better); LINKS, the perfect aluminium alternative, it’s one of our fastest selling new door styles thanks to customers enjoying the added value opportunities it creates through differentiation; unlimited choice in colour; a prepping service that comes with no restrictions; and a bespoke glazing service.

“So where next? As the composite door market evolves, so will DOORCO on behalf of our customers. We’re working on some exciting innovations that will enhance all areas of our business, from product range to service delivery, always with an eye on giving our customers the competitive edge.”

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Knocking on Doors

For someone who spends a lot of time looking at doors, I can assure you that there is one small feature which is often overlooked but can give an entrance a real sense of character. If you’ve gone to the effort of choosing the exact material, colour & panel layout you really want – then it would be foolish to miss out on the opportunity to throw in a humble knocker.

Tragically, knockers are becoming more and more uncommon. While there is a lot of excitement (and rightly so) about the use of technology, from all-seeing doorbells to apps that can check if your door is locked, there is something quite appealing about a traditional door knocker. I have managed to spot some real beauties around, so without further ado, here are my top 10 (trust me – this was very difficult to narrow down!):

10 – The Love Heart

It may be a while until Valentine’s day, but this soppy knocker has a certain romance to it.
It may be a while until Valentine’s day, but this soppy knocker has a certain romance to it.


9 – A Daring Dragonfly

The first of many animals on this list – a dragonfly is definitely top ten material. The dragonfly symbolises change & transformation which go hand in hand with the idea of opening new doors…



8 – Swanning Around

A swan might typically be seen as graceful & serene but I think there’s almost a snooty air from a swan knocker. Nevertheless, a bit of arrogance has quite an allure…

7 – Prickly Pineapple

It’s hard to tell whether this is actually meant to be a pineapple but there’s no denying that when paired with the vibrant yellow door, it makes for quite an arresting front.

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As far as knockers go, the lion is a common feature – and with good reason. Its majestic features make a fantastic front.


5 – Stop Rabbiting On

Halfway through the top ten & perhaps you thought I wouldn’t be able to rabbit on about knockers for this long? Think again.


4 – A Wise Elephant

The age, wisdom and kindness of a giant elephant knocker propels it to a high place on this list. For anyone wanting to reminisce their travels away, this trunky knocker could serve as a daily, happy reminder.



3 – It’s Absolutely Rammed in Here

It’s worth getting a ram-shaped knocker and throwing a housewarming party, for the pure joy on your friend’s face when he pulls out the dad joke of it being ‘absolutely rammed in here’.

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2 – A Man’s Best Friend

Where would we be without our furry guardians by our side? For any dog lover, the knocker is a great place to pay homage to their endlessly cheerful spirit.


1 – Shakespeare in Love

I absolutely adore this knocker – it’s truly unique and as the daughter of an English teacher, this simply had to take the coveted top spot.


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Until next time,


Cheif Doork & DOORCO’s Creative Consultant

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