Clearview National November 2017 - Issue 192 - Page 37

All Doors Doors open new opportunities for unwanted pets » » LAST CHANCE ANIMAL Rescue is a Kent charity that rescues, rehabilitates and re-homes dogs, cats, rabbits and guinea pigs. The charity was founded in 1986 and its first premises were in Edenbridge. In 2012 it raised enough funds to acquire second premises, disused dog kennels in New Romney and refurbishment took place over a period of three years as funds allowed, finally opening its doors in 2015. The building contractor responsible for the refurbishment at New Romney was S&C Browne Building Services Ltd and the firm did such a good job that when Last Chance raised enough funds to build a second kennel block at the premises earlier this year. The extension involved 30 kennels as well as all the o ther facilities needed by a charity that aims to provide medical care, food, shelter and love for all animals that come into its care and ultimately find them loving homes. One of the requirements in the new extension was for 13 sliding patio doors in white. The doors were specified to maximise the amount of light in the building and provide a safer way to enter, exit and ventilate the building. ‘ARCHITECTS’ CHOICE’ AT CUSTOMER DAY » » THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF Virtuoso customer experience days brought installers together to view the company’s wide range of composite and PVCu panels. Guests saw how Virtuoso’s doors are made and witnessed the scale, quality and precision of door manufacturing at the 80,000-square foot site at Birtley in County Durham. The visit showcased some of the top-of-the- range machinery which Virtuoso has recently invested in to ensure that every single door is manufactured to the highest standards. Guests also gathered around the new Virtu-AL composite door to see and feel its incredible texture Many of the installers who attended the day are already taking orders for the door, which is fast becoming the architect’s choice for design-conscious projects. Andy Farrington from Bradley Scott Windows, first glimpse of the Virtu-AL door was at the FIT Show. Seeing its potential for his business, he was eager to attend the customer day to find out more. As well as viewing the new Virtu-AL door at the customer day, guests saw the vast range of products that Virtuoso. One of the highlights was Virtuoso’s impressive new spray booth, which hand sprays doors to any colour. CELEBRATING 10 YEARS AS THE DOOR OF CHOICE FOR THE UK’S HOUSE BUILDERS AND DEVELOPERS » » LEADING DOOR MANUFACTURER DOORCO is celebrating a decade of supplying one of the commercial sector’s most popular composite doors. Over the period, the UK based manufacturer has supplied hundreds of thousands of doors into the new build and social housing markets. Dan Sullivan, DOORCO Managing Director comments: “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. “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. C L E A RV I E W-U K . C O M » N OV 2017 » 37