Proud to be sponsoring Erin in Tamil Nadu

Erin in India

We are delighted to be sponsoring Erin Millar who is undertaking a placement in Tamil Nadu with Restless Development. Restless Development is an international charity working all over the world, but in India they are providing youth development and leadership programmes, particluarly for girls in continuing their education, leadership, menstrual health and in Action Beyond Borders to further peaceful relations between India and Nepal. Erin has gone to live and work for 3 months in Kanchipuram, to teach and assist in local schools sharing her skills and experience to the advantage of the local participants. We look forward to more updates from Erin as her experience unfolds and we’ll keep you posted here.

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Meet The Team: Sian Telford

Sian

My name is Sian Telford and I work in accounts and sales. I only started in February but I have learned so much!
My confidence on the telephones has grown so much, along with my knowledge of door products.
I love working at Doorstuff because it is a family run business and you can tell that everyone cares for each other, our customers and the business.
I feel so welcome coming into the job with such a friendly bunch!

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Easter Opening Times

We will be open throughout the Easter weekend to answer enquiries on the phone and also for collections at our trade counter. However, the last dispatch before the Easter Weekend is on Thursday 13th.

The opening hours are:
Friday: 9-5
Saturday: 9-12
Monday: 9-5

Happy Easter!

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New Product Announcement!

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Doorstuff are happy to announce the arrival of the COBURN Eternal external sliding door gear. Doorstuff stock the Eternal 250, 180 and 130 to offer a range of external door gear manufactured with cutting edge technology which has been developed to maximise longevity. Eternal sliding door gear are ideal for external sliding doors which are to be installed in locations where the severest weather conditions are prevalent and where doors are exposed to high levels of corrosion. The Eternal series ranges from external door gear found on residential buildings, such as the 180 (pictured), to gear found on commercial and manufacturing buildings.

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Are you sometimes too tired to open your own sliding door?

Dog not included

Doorstuff has previously brought you telescopic sliding door gear, even telescopic soft stop sliding door gear, but now for one day only, we are proud to offer telepathic sliding door operators. These stylish antenna-style operators will allow the most exhausted or feeblest member of the family to masterfully open or close any of our sliding door mechanisms. Available in a range of fetching colours, the sprung telepathic device focuses mindwaves in the direction of travel, automatically gliding doors out of the way. Caution should be exerted as this is a new product (literally minutes in development) which has not been tested on hinged doors, and certainly not uPVC doors.
Strong confectionery and alcoholic beverages may have an unpredictable effect on the action of the doors, but be assured that wearing the headgear alone will make you very alluring. Dog not included.
Available for one day only (April 1st)

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You Have To See These Gorgeous Photos Of Doors

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The whole Doorstuff family love looking at beautiful architecture especially concerning doors. So it may be no surprise that a member of the team found this wonderful Flickr member with whole albums dedicated to capturing both elegant and simple doors from different countries. The Flickr member Dmitri Korobstov has albums containing pictures of doors in Lithuania, Italy, Hungary, Ireland and Croatia. We highly recommend a look, and we especially hope the door shown in the picture has some good seals!

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Support Pete running the Newport Half Marathon

Pete

We are proud to be supporting Pete Soper who is running the Newport Half Marathon on 5th March 2017 to raise money for a fantastic cause: The Prop Appeal, raising money for the brain injuries unit in Cardiff.  Last year Pete’s very close friend and co-member of the band Musika Rogora Khart suffered a near fatal brain aneurysm. Fortunately, thanks primarily to the fantastic care he received at Rookwood Hospital in Cardiff, part of the brain injuries unit, he has made a fantastic recovery, and has recently made his first appearance back on stage.

If you too were able to spare a small amount to Pete’s fundraising campaign that would be really great. You can donate via his Just Giving page at www.justgiving.com/Peter-soper. He has recently surpassed his £1000 target, and is now working hard to maximise the fund.

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Bad hardware spotted!

blog - bad door resized 2This panic hardware was found installed on a door in a large shop in Exeter: The evidence of the paintwork on this fire escape door shows it previously had a full width touch bar (for example the EXIDOR 402) with top and bottom locking that complies with BS EN 1125 regulations. However for some reason, this has been changed to a push pad that, while seemingly doing the same job, does not meet regulations for panic hardware in a public space.

If you need any information on the regulations regarding your fire escape doors, get in touch with our technical team!

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Doorstuff’s Guide to Pocket Doors

Pocket doors are a great solution for grand feature doors and the smallest rooms alike, but the key to getting it right is all about planning the studwork ahead of time. There are many options to consider, which is why Doorstuff are pleased to announce Doorstuff’s Guide to Pocket Doors which aims to facilitate you in your decision.

Click on the link to download the guide:Doorstuff’s Guide to Pocket Doors

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Gravity Defying Sliding Doors!

perlan 140

Ian, our technical adviser, has a keen eye for bad doors. He was watching the Poseidon Adventure (1972) on the weekend when he noticed that, despite the ship being upside down, the sliding doors on the ship still worked. This is an impossibility as the roller would not be resting on the track. The only exception to this, and the only sliding door kit doorstuff stocks to defy gravity, would be the Perlan 140.

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