Clearview South August 2013 - Issue 141 - Page 10

DOORS&WINDOWS SOLID PARTNERSHIP FOR SLABS Blackburn based Eco-Door has been using Solidor slabs for the last 6 months in the manufacture of its own complete composite door sets, which are offered with a dedicated Rehau door frame. Eco-Door decided upon Solidor, due to the fact that the product had a wealth of sales features, including 15 colours inside and out at the time, which have now been extended to 17. The fact that Solidor slabs have a proven exterior grade laminate, rather than a painted, stained or embossed finish along with a range of over 14 styles were further features that impressed the team at Eco-Door. By their very name, Eco-Door are sending an environmental message out to their customers and the fact that the Solidor slabs can be completely recycled is a big plus for the business at a time when GRP based doors are destined for landfill at the end of their useful life. Dean Livesey, managing director of EcoDoor comments: ‘It was a relatively easy decision for us to take the Solidor slab and they have also proven to be a great business partner for us.’ From left to right: Dean Foley of Solidor with Dean Livesey of Eco-Door. Visit, call 01782 847300, or follow @solidorltd on Twitter. PANEL SALES SOAR Nice Door Panels, sister company to Solidor, has reported half year sales up 17% on the same period in 2012. The company believes that the disappearance of some of its low cost, budget competitors has helped boost sales, along with its extended product range, short lead time and customer focussed approach. The product range now extends to 19 designs and an incredible 16 colours and woodgrains. Some of the latest finishes include Mocha, French Grey, Chartwell Green and Duck Egg Blue. The company has also experienced the growth in conservatory panels and has also introduced 36, 40 and 44mm panels over the last 12 months. Like sister company Solidor, Nice Door Panels isn’t afraid to commit to product development and has launched a number of industry firsts. The company also utilises CoolSkin technology, which has been developed by 3D Laminates specifically for the panel market and has been proven across the extreme climates of Europe. Gareth Mobley, managing director of Nice Door Panels comments: ‘This is a great performance by us and reflects the fact that there remains a buoyant and sustainable market for door panels.’ Visit, e-mail or call 01782 847300 for a free brochure. More inside than meets the eye.... It was Napoleon Bonaparte who said “A picture is worth a thousand words” and, if correct, Distinction’s new brochure with well over 800 pictures must compete alongside some of the longest books ever published. By displaying every style and colour in Distinction’s new glass range in their new 68 page brochure, the company has made it easy for both its fabricator customers, and in turn the buying public, to see the full and available ranges of glass. “It has always been our view that Distinction’s GRP insulated composite door, although attractive in its own right with the many styles and colours, is merely the carrier for decorative glass. As the home improvement market develops, this is becoming more and more important with customers wanting to display their individuality and taste by choosing decorative glass that makes a statement,” said Distinction’s MD, Drew Wright. The twelve ranges form the backbone to Distinction’s ‘coffee table’ style brochure that was launched at FIT 2013. However, the new brochure also showcases a number of new doors to add to the already extensive range. Call 0845 2000 816 today for your free copy of our 68 page brochure ‘More inside than meets the eye’. 10 AUG 2013 To read more, visit