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GGP February 2017

38 DOORS & COMMERCIAL ENTRANCES Stay ahead of the game with Door-Stop Patrick Dean, head of sales and marketing at Door-Stop, says that as composite doors continue to rise in popularity, the company is pulling out all the stops to stay ahead of the Although front doors can come in a variety of materials, composite doors are increasingly becoming the most popular choice. This is due to the fact that they are manufactured from a mix of materials, which make them stronger, sturdier and more thermally efficient than alternatives. Therefore, it is no surprise that sales are increasing year on year – and the choice of manufacturers is also growing. However at Door-Stop, we want to sustain our title as one of the UK’s leading composite door manufacturers and so, throughout 2017, we will be launching a range of new products to increase our offering. This includes a security slab, new glass designs, a colour on both sides option and a completely new door offering that will be the biggest release of the year. Peace of mind According to the Office for National Statistics’ Crime in England and Wales report, approximately 701,000 homes were affected by burglaries between April 2015 and March 2016. Consequently, we understand how important security is to homeowners and are continually looking at ways to improve the security of our doors. The new security slab for our Secured By Design door range will have an improved reinforced skin, which will allow our doors to comply with the recent changes in Building Regulations. And as such, the slab will pass the three minute PAS24 2016 cut through test – providing homeowners with peace of mind that they are safe in their own home. Although security is a key priority for homeowners, this is closely followed by the aesthetics of the door, as a front door can speak volumes about a property. Therefore, we will be adding five new glass designs to our portfolio called Simplicity, Vantage, Signature and Axel Reed, as well as a new diamond design, which will increase our offering further. As well as providing homeowners with the option to have colour on both sides of their new front door, rather than their chosen colour on the outside and white on the inside. Expanding our portfolio to meet the growing demands of UK homeowners is not our only priority; “At Door-Stop we are always thriving to be ahead of the game and don’t believe in compromising.” we thrive on providing installers with exceptional customer service. In addition to our high quality literature, instructional videos and app, which are available on IOS and Android, we have one of the boldest guarantees in the industry for our three-day online door set service. From when we first began trading in 2008, we offered a three-day turnaround and now, if your order doesn’t arrive on the day promised, you get all of your money back through orders placed within 30 days. In essence, if it’s late, it’s free! Moreover, we understand the pressures contractors have on a daily basis and as such, the launch of our new Sales Manager plug-in last year was designed to help you run a smooth and profit-making business. Sales Manager 2 is more than just a door designer, which is what it is often assumed to be. It gives you complete control over your door sales and provides you with an order management system and a leads and quotes generator – as well as being able to create bespoke doors that your customers desire. There are many features on Sales Manager 2, from the ability to use your own logo and branding on the plug-in, to setting your own prices with the new, simple pricing option. The plug-in is also great for those contractors that need to make backto back orders during busy sales periods. We also have a brochure builder, which gives you the freedom to build meaningful and engaging literature. You can redesign any door featured in the brochure and even change their names, configure colours, fonts, features and glass to really tailor your door selection to suit your range. You can add your own branding with your company logo, brochure title and contact details to the cover – and there’s even options to include additional content such as specific feature pages and artistic photography options that will really make your door offering stand out. Ahead of the game However, it’s not just our service that is tailored to help you, our doors are manufactured to aid easy installation. All of our doors are fitted with butt hinges, which can be adjusted in three directions as standard; when your door arrives it will be completely ready to fit and comes with a step-by-step pictorial installation guide. At Door-Stop we are always thriving to be ahead of the game and don’t believe in compromising. Our composite doors provide the very best in weather resistance, strength and easy maintenance – they also look great too. That’s why all of our doors carry an official stamp on the hinge edge, near the bottom of the door – it’s the supplier’s mark of quality guaranteed. game in a highly competitive market. www.ggpmag.com February 2017


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