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Dortech DorStrong Centenary!

Dortech Architectural Systems is celebrating the receipt of an order from Manchester Academy that will take its sales of Dor-Strong Doors to over one hundred!

The Dor-Strong Door was developed by Dortech’s Maintenance Division as a result of the markets requirement for reliable robust commercial doors that could handle unregulated and surging pedestrian traffic. Experience shows that the door is one element of a building that cannot be bought on price, and lowest price purchasing decisions inevitably prove to come with a rather higher cost (money and inconvenience) than originally envisaged.

Oakfield Community College Dor Strong Doors

Oakfield Community College Dor Strong Doors

Initial demand was driven by Schools wishing to replace failing standard, aluminium doors, but has since grown to include other commercial installations, including Costa Coffee, the NHS and Jeld Wen. Dortech has also supplied Dor-Strong Doors directly to Balfour Beatty Work Place and Willmott Dixon Construction.The Dor Strong Door has been developed over a two year period by Dortech, a company with more than 20 years of experience in the industry. Dortech can also provide a five year preventative maintenance back up service if required.

All components have been selected to provide significant robustness and longevity. Key benefits include:

• Heavy duty aluminium sections.
• Unique steel threshold system.
• Glued and welded corners.
• Extra robust bottom pivot.
• Double reinforced tie-rod construction.
• Deep bottom rail.
• Laminated safety glass.

The Dor-Strong commercial door has proven to last up to five times longer than other regular commercial doors.The photograph shows one of Dortechs engineers, who perhaps uniquely for the industry can not only fabricated the Dor-Strong Door, but will also install the door, ensuring continuity and a true ‘turn key’ service.

Commenting on the success of Dor Strong Doors, Mark Weavill, Dortech’s Maintenance Manger said:

“The success of Dor-Strong is in part due to our full understanding of all elements of the doors functionality and purpose, from design through to installation and beyond, this coupled to our Right First Time Commitment and our determination to properly listen to our customers and provide solutions rather than off the shelf products is proving to be satisfyingly successful.

Dortechs work in the maintenance sector has been beneficial with the development of the Dor-Strong door, particularly in reference to direct communication with our customers, our customers customer and the end-user. Having a thorough understanding of common issues with commercial aluminium entrance doors and their requirements has driven innovation in the business, not only with our door systems, but with our entire product range including curtain walling, aluminium windows and rooflights.

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