Clearview North September 2014 - Issue 154 - Page 66

doors&windows Door specialist on course for 30 per cent year-on-year growth Aluminium door specialist, Dutemänn has sustained growth to report a 30 per cent year on year increase in turnover in the first half of 2014. Set up in 2010 as a specialist supplier of Schüco aluminium bifold doors, Dutemänn doubled its turnover last year on the back of increased demand and the expansion of its core product offering which included the addition of Dutemänn Glide, the manufacturer’s aluminium patio door. It also introducing a range of contemporary aluminium entrance doors and panels - Dutemänn Haus. With a UK wide distribution, MD Martin James, said that the company remained on target to achieve its goal of 30 per cent growth at the year’s end. ‘on target to achieve its goal’ “We started out as a specialist supplier of bi-fold doors and that remains our core business. - we’re now manufacturing more than 120 panels or 40 three-panel bi-fold doors each week. “Glide, our patio door is performing well, while Haus, our aluminium entrance door, which we launched at FIT2013 , has also generated stacks of interest, it seems to be something that the industry just gets.” Direct Trade expands composite door range To help its customers add considerable value to their product offering, Doncaster based Direct Trade has expanded the range of glass designs available in its dual and single rebate composite doors. The new designs were created by Decorative Door Products, the specialist division of decorative glass manufacturers RegaLead, and are backed by two new consumer facing brochures. Direct Trade offers two composite doors – one with a single rebate (branded Kudos) and one with a dual rebate (branded Citadel). Both are a vailable in either Veka Halo’s System 10 (chamfered) or Rustique (ovolo) outerframe and a wide range of colours. The single rebate Kudos is manufactured with a high density foam core that according to recent tests is 19% more thermally efficient than the solid timber core composite door and 17% more thermally efficient than the traditional timber panelled door. The Citadel composite door meanwhile is 50% thicker than a standard composite door, offering incredible security and protection from the elements. They are also easy to fit and can be easily adjusted on-site thanks to its fully adjustable hinge. Call 0800 288 8828, NEW TIMBER COMPOSITE FOR IRELAND Solidor and Profile Systems have reached an exclusive agreement where Profile Systems, Ireland’s leading systems distributor, will manufacture and distribute full timber composite door kits for the whole of Ireland. Profile Systems are Ireland’s leading distributor for PVCu and aluminium window and door systems. Based in County Kildare and established in 1978, they have been a proud and successful partner for the KBE and Kömmerling brands for nearly 20 years and have now put into place an exclusive long-term agreement with Solidor for the distribution and 66 SEP 2014 firsts with great regularity, while sales growth has shown that they are one of the fastest growing companies in the glass and glazing industry at the trade level. While trade installers and consumers are bowled over with the product features and marketing expertise, the company now feels that they can offer the Irish market a better composite door offering through Profile Systems. manufacture of timber composite door kits for Ireland. In the UK, Solidor has taken the composite door market by storm, launching industry, call +353 45 980000 or e-mail, call 01782 847300 or e-mail To read more, visit