Doorstuff’s Eco-Friendly Packaging!

At Doorstuff, we are committed to reducing any negative impact on the environment that we can and we’re always on the look-out for further ways to improve our eco-friendly status. One way we do this is by using renewable energy from our solar panels to help power the office and warehouse. However, one of our other primary ways of being environmentally conscious is in our shipping packaging with which we stick to the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Repair mantra.

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COVID-19 Update

Our deputy head of security (Tintin the Parsons Russel Terrier) looking over some of our dispatches

While you might be staying at home and thinking about getting on with DIY you have been putting off or busy working in facility management in vital front line service, we at Doorstuff are looking after our employees, our partners, and the community around us, and we pride ourselves on doing business in a safe and sustainable way.

Since the very early days of the outbreak, we have taken proactive steps in line with all recommendations from Public Health England to protect our staff in every way possible.

We wanted to give you a further update on the steps we are taking to deal with the current situation, and reassure all our customers and business partners that we are doing everything we can to protect our employees, support you during this difficult period, and to help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

We know many of our customers have temporarily closed or restricted trading currently, but for those of you that are still carrying out vital repair and maintenance work or critical indirect and direct supply into the health services, we are reducing our operation to a skeleton staff only so we can continue to support you for as long as possible.

From 27th March, we have taken the following steps:

• We have reduced our warehouse staff down to skeletal manning levels and changed our shift times to ensure everyone can keep a safe distance while fulfilling customer orders.

• Our office teams are currently working from home to support the small number of customers still operating.

You can continue to contact us in the following ways:

• Our Sales and Technical staff are available on 01626 335500 and 0207 099 2822 Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5pm for all orders and inquiries.

• Our websites remain operational for information and orders 24/7 – doorstuff.co.uk and sliding-doorstuff.co.uk

• We will continue to prioritise orders for those customers who have identified themselves as critical to supporting services directly in the frontline, which may impact on our guaranteed service offer to other customers. We will advise you if there is a delay to your order.

We will, of course, keep you updated as the situation progresses, but for now please be assured that we are here to support you and your business through this difficult period.

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to get in touch using the numbers above, via email, or on Facebook.

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COVID-19 Update

In accordance with the new government restrictions concerning the spread of COVID-19, Doorstuff will be closing our Teignmouth showroom from today (24th March). You can still place orders online or via the telephone for delivery or collection.

For collections, please ring us when you have arrived at the showroom so we can place your item outside for you to collect. Please respect our employees by maintaining a 2m separation when collecting your items.

Follow us on Facebook where we’ll be posting daily updates on dispatches and opening hours.

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COVID-19 Important Information

During this difficult and rapidly changing period, Doorstuff is taking all possible measures to ensure that our products and services will remain available.

As a country, indeed a global community, we are facing a crisis and as a family business who consider our staff, customers, and suppliers to be part of our extended family, we recognise the importance of supporting one another – together we will get through this.

Here are some of the measures we have taken to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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Sliding Door preparation

Doorstuff recently supplied a Perlan 140 timber sliding door system to Oli and Anna Greene in Cambridge. They very kindly emailed us pictures of their project and a brief explanation of what they had done to renovate their dining room. We have prepared a case study to assist others planning similar projects, fitting sliding doors, and re-purposing and recycling hinged timber doors.

Sliding door Step 1: Renovation preparation for sliding door
Step 1: Prepare the wall opening for the sliding door

The first step in this renovation was the demolition of a section of wall where the new double doors were going to be. This is not always necessary especially for single sliding doors, but in this case the opening needed to be larger. In Fig. Step 1 you can see acrow props (steel posts) have been used to support part of the ceiling as the wall was load-bearing and so needed additional support after the removal of the wall. If you have a non-load bearing studwork wall in place the project to create a new opening will be easier all round.

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Le Mans 2019: Day 1

The group arrived at Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe at midday on Sunday and were lucky to set up camp in good weather. Progress with the Spitfire was underway and the men were able to get the stand and timber supports in the way as well as adding the propeller and the mesh of the fuselage.

It’s forecast to rain in Le Mans tomorrow but hopefully the weather will allow for some more progress to be made in the coming days.

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Doorstuff Sponsors Le Mans Replica Spitfire Construction

Doorstuff is excited to be sponsoring one of our employees who has been attending the Le Mans car endurance race for the last 25 years. His group of around 30 men used to bring lots of bottled beverages which at the end of the 10 days resulted in a lot of waste. The men decided to use these bottles to create interesting works of art, in the past they have built F1 cars and tanks made of these bottles, among other things.

As 2019 is the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, the men will be building a Spitfire to commemorate this historic occasion that marked the beginning of the Allied liberation of Europe. The group has now replaced the bottles with casks, reducing their impact on the environment. Therefore Doorstuff has provided timber brackets, sliding track offcuts, boxes of nuts and bolts, and most importantly support to help in this year’s creation.

Alongside building the Spitfire, the group are collecting donations for the Royal British Legion, a family of charities that helps to support members of the British Armed Forces, veterans and their families.

Doorstuff will, therefore, be providing updates from Le Mans every day on the website and social media so watch this space!

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10% Discount on Excellence Softclose Sliding Door Gear

Doorstuff is excited to announce a new 10% discount available on our new Excellence soft close sliding door gear from Saheco. The system allows for silent sliding on friction-bearing rollers making it perfect for medium use on timber doors in the home or at the office. The stylish sleek design and the reasonable price could make the Excellence Soft Close Sliding Door Gear from Saheco the ideal system for you. To get your 10% discount, enter the code at the checkout until midnight on Tuesday 11th June.

Code: EXSB-J

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New Product Announcement: Excellence Soft Close Sliding Door Gear

Sliding Doorstuff is excited to be able to offer a new low cost soft close sliding door gear from Saheco. The product is perfect for medium use on timber doors at home or in the office. The Excellence Softclose system provides silent sliding rollers with friction bearing for sliding timber panels up to 60kg. Thanks to the stylish design and reasonable price, the Saheco Excellence Soft Close Sliding Door Gear could be the perfect system for you.

To find out more about specifications and use for the Saheco Excellence, call us on 0207 099 2822 or email info@sliding-doorstuff.co.uk

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Easter Bank Holiday Opening Times

This weekend is Easter bank holiday and therefore we have some different opening hours than normal. However, we are still open for the bank holiday weekend and therefore will be able to answer any questions on the phone or in our Teignmouth showroom. The opening hours are shown below.

Friday 9am -3pm
Saturday 9am – 12pm
Monday 9am -3pm

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