Door-Stop customer Force 8 predicts composite doors as the next big market. In fact, Dennis Sumner, managing Director at Force 8, has changed the retail homepage on www.force8.co.uk to focus on composite doors.
“We’ve seen the growth in composite doors from both sides of the business,” says Dennis. “We’ve seen an increase in the demand from retail customers, many of whom replaced with PVC panels but were never really happy. Now they can have a low maintenance alternative – without compromising on quality. Composite doors are thicker and stronger, they can have a choice of colours including rosewood and light oak to match foiled windows. Since we’ve put composite doors in the showroom we’ve hardly sold anything else.
“So high is the demand, we’ve moved away from promoting windows and conservatories first. Now we’re concentrating efforts on composite doors.
“And it’s the same on the trade side. We’ve seen a big increase in arched frames for composite doors.
“That’s why we were looking for a new supplier of composite door slabs. We’ve been Synseal customers for many years, so when they launched Door-Stop we knew we wanted to work with them as a supplier we could trust.
“It’s been good for our profile bending business as more companies have to find solutions to arched front doorways.” Dennis adds: “We believe composite doors are the next big market.”