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Sliding Pocket Doors: A Complete Guide

When attempting to introduce sliding pocket doors in the home, there are a number of things to consider. If you are on the verge of making the leap (committing to integrating pocket doors) we encourage you to read on. Aesthetics We will start the post by outline why you may opt to integrate a sliding pocket door system in your home. Plain and simply, they look fantastic. If you are attempting to divide up an open plan space without forfeiting a lot of that space,…

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Door Locks: A Complete Guide

In the following article we are going to help you navigate the many door lock options we stock here at Doorfit. From common Euro Cylinders to our less conventional budget lock options, we have security mechanisms to suit a variety of demands. If you are comparing options or simply looking for an insight into the different styles of door locks our guide, outlined below, will be of use.    Rim Cylinder Locks  A rim cylinder lock refers to the outer shell that you insert a…

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Additional Security Measures You Can Implement To Make Your Garage Doors More Secure

Owning good quality, high functioning garage doors is one of the most important home security features you can implement. Garage doors act as a barrier between you, your belongings and any potential thieves. There are a number of garage doors on the market today that offer varying levels of protection. Sectional and roller doors, for example, have limited external access and some have electronic locking mechanisms. These would be considered more secure than, say, traditional up and over doors. In this article we have compiled…

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Doorfit aid local authorities in battle against graffiti

As a company who works with a number of local authorities on the supply and fit of their garage doors, we have recently seen a significant increase in this type of customer moving away from the standard white door and opting for something a little more colourful in their battle against graffiti. By removing what is essentially a blank canvas, it is hoped that the introduction of new coloured doors will help to reduce the amount of graffiti – something that continues to be a…

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SMARTair is Smart Thinking

Doorfit has recently supplied Prestige Group Ltd with ASSA ABLOY’s SMARTair Access Control System. The project at the Al-Mahdi Institute, Birmingham demanded the flexibility to manage both day time  and residential student’s access to rooms, study areas and communal spaces. The SMARTair System uses Mifare Radio Frequency Identification contactless keyless technology. Allowing pre programme cards to be issued to students on arrival for their period of study. The SMARTair system offers ongoing flexibility; new doors, new users and new access rights can easily be incorporated…

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Record Breaker

Doorfit Products recently replaced 36 garage doors in a garage block refurbishment programme for a local housing association. The project was to replace the existing  doors with pre-finished steel doors and frames, the Garador Horizon being the preferred choice. A prerequisite set by the client was for the installation to be completed in a short timeframe to help minimise the disruption to the residents, a challenge that Doorfit duly undertook. In a heroic effort a 2 man team replaced all 36 doors within 2 days,…

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Master Locksmith Association

The Master Locksmith Association (MLA) is the largest and longest established locksmiths association in the UK; recognising and approving high quality and reliable locksmiths and related products nationwide. With no current government regulations in place for this industry, the importance of finding and using competent, independently evaluated and approved companies is ever more important; making the standards put in place by the Master Locksmith Association’s licensing scheme an essential consideration in your buying decision. The MLA is recognised as the leading measurable body by: The…

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Checkatrade reviews are in!

Back in September (2013), we told you about our exciting new accreditation with Checkatrade – the leading industry body responsible for the verification and reputable evaluation of a wide database of companies working within the trades. With accreditation, vetting and monitoring by such a venerated organisation, Doorfit’s first few months of being part of the scheme have seen us garner many favourable reviews, recommendations and references. With our Checkatrade application approved in early August 2013, the positive feedback began to flood in. After a bright…

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Doorfit Are Now Members Of Checkatrade

September has seen an exciting development here at Doorfit, as the company achieved accreditation from leading industry body Checkatrade.com. A vital directory that recommends trusted and approved traders, Checkatrade helps customers to check on the reputation and quality of a company before deciding to call on their services, while also giving them the peace of mind that the business they are considering has passed a number of stringent accreditation checks. As of the 6th of the month, Doorfit received our recommended, vetted and monitored (RVM)…

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Doorfit’s Robert Neil – IoD Director of the Year Finalist

In May, our very own Robert Neil, Sales Director of the company, was selected to be a finalist in the Family Business Director of the Year category of the IoD West Midlands Director of the Year Awards. Robert is proud to have been shortlisted for the award, and feels it is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the whole team in promoting our strong, family business values, and our unswerving commitment to being the best without solely focussing on profit. These prestigious…

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