October 2019

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Autumn Inspired

We’ve settled into the clutches of Autumn which means brisk walks, fading light & turning leaves. Strolling through Sherwood forest this weekend, I spent the entire day mesmerised by how the sun tinges the tops of the pines into an almost hypnotic sea of warmly lit leaves – or to describe it in 21st century terms, it felt like walking around with an Instagram filter placed permanently in front of my eyes.

Autumnal colours are deeply satisfying as they give off a warm, fuzzy air that reminds you of snuggling into your warmest jumper & sipping on a steaming cup of tea. The muted, sophisticated tones have a degree of calmness that’s perfect for following the frenzied, brightness of summer.

For doors, these tones are classy & smart. Dark greens, deep reds, mulberry & orange tinges all look great, particularly in the early evening with the shadows forming around them.

Another thing of beauty to look out for is doors with stained glass features that allow warm light to seep out on a dark evening. There’s something comforting & almost romantic about this sight which gives you a peek into each home and makes you imagine what’s happening behind each door.

Of course, Autumn’s pinnacle is Halloween when your door will receive the excitable rap of several trick or treaters’ knuckles. If your door isn’t particularly Autumnal in-style, take the opportunity to at least get some spooky décor out there, or perhaps a token pumpkin or two.

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Alternatively, Halloween could be the perfect time to get that black cat that’s been subject of much debate at the family dining table. A cat will often rest beside your front door, elevating your house front to something similar to a sphinx-protected pyramid.

 

Finally, some of you may have features on your door which means you’re ready for Halloween all year round – take this door with the overarching cobweb-style detail. I’m sure spooky wasn’t the intention behind this door but the gothic style does make you shudder slightly. This type of detail isn’t common in modern housing so the only thing to feel spooked about is whether you’ve opted for the best Autumn shade…

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Until next time,

Jeyda

DOORCO’s Creative Consultant

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Demand Rises for DOORCO’s Bespoke Glazing Service

Reflecting changes in the composite door supply chain and growth in market demand, DOORCO reports that its prepping facility is up 40% on last year, and that a third of all prepped doors are now sold with glass. In fact, the leading composite door supplier has recently enjoyed a record month for the highest number of prepped doors ever.

Jayne Sullivan, Operations Director comments: “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. When it comes to glass choice, we know our best-selling lines are the Clear, Obscure and Satin ranges so we’ve boosted stock volumes to ensure we can deliver the promises set out in our Customer Charter. In addition to the 40,000 door blanks, we now hold significant amounts 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.

“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 good supply relationships also mean we can introduce new ranges of glass, fast. For example, RegaLead’s new Doorglass Collection 2019 is now available with DOORCO doors, or the Dual Aspect range with patented new decorative techniques, that allow for efficient supply of triple glazed or resin bevel options and offer superior finish RAL matches.

“As with any maturing market, expectations have risen across the composite door sector, whether that’s prepping, glazing, painting or glass supply. More than ever, DOORCO customers use us as a single point of contact in the composite door supply chain. We’ve facilitated that demand by offering choice and investing in our stockholding to ensure we have everything to deliver on time, in full. “

 

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