Our industry likes to think of itself as pretty hot on sales and marketing. But in fact, most companies focus on the product alone – so inevitably the focus shifts quickly to price. But what people buy isn’t the product – it’s a package.Some of the b... [More]


Having seen spectacular growth at Synseal, one of only nine firms listed in the Sunday Times Profit Track for three or more years in a row, and now Door-Stop, which closed its third year with a turnover of £17 million, this is a question I ofte... [More]


Nick Dutton, Managing Director of Door-Stop, recently presided over the UK Customer Experience (UKCE) Awards. The prestigious awards were held on 8th July at the five-star Sofitel Hotel in Heathrow. Nick was one of four judges in the B2B General Cate... [More]


A new Fab&Fix composite door hardware range is now available. With just one click, installers can choose the Fab&Fix package, which includes the Horizon multi-point door lock, the Haven Heavy Duty flag hinge, the Balmoral door handle and a Nu... [More]


Trojan’s new 3D adjustable butt hinge is exclusively available from Door-Stop from today. Fitted as standard as part of the Yale hardware package, you only need to click once to choose this option when ordering online at www.door-stop.co.uk.The Troja... [More]


Door-Stop has just closed its financial year with a turnover of £17 million, up from £13 million last year (that's 30% up!) and £7 million in 2009. Door-Stop has attracted new customers at a steady rate of around 25-30 a week, but most of its sales i... [More]


The latest version of our stunning brochure for homeowners is now available. Packed with beautiful photography of the entire range and including all the details of recently added innovations and new products, it’s been designed to help installers sel... [More]


Door-Stop customers can now transform their own websites with a new, personalised door designer. The Composite Door Engine, from The Glazing Vault, allows homeowners to design composite doors - selecting hardware, glazing and security options – and r... [More]


In theory, economies of scale should benefit the whole supply chain, suppliers and customers, not just suppliers. But some composite door slab suppliers are ‘victims of their own success’ and hog all the benefits. Energy companies are reminded by the... [More]


Door-Stop’s service is the best in the industry, according to Alan Williams, Group Managing Director of G2S Group. The Swindon-based installation company has an annual turnover of £10 million and buys approximately 20 composite doors a week from Door... [More]


The Affinity hardware range for composite doors, usually an optional extra, will be available for no additional cost to all Door-Stop customers who order in April. The latest addition to the Affinity hardware range, the Affinity 3D Butt Hinge is a sl... [More]


Door-Stop has redesigned its drop cards to make even more impact for window and door companies – and has seen requests for them soar.Every door bought comes with 10 free drop cards (as well as a free brochure) for customers to distribute to homeowner... [More]


The Affinity 3D butt-hinge is now available on Door-Stop composite doors. Part of the premium Affinity hardware range, the slim traditional-looking hinge can be adjusted in three dimensions (vertical, horizontal and compression), with no need to set ... [More]


Door-Stop has just completed a successful pilot for Wakefield and District Housing (WDH), and is now approved for the full programme of composite doors to be installed in 2011. WDH became the largest single housing stock transfer organisation in 2005... [More]


Eric Barnes, Sales Director of Bramley Windows of Guildford, prides himself on offering the right advice and best quality product to his customers – which is why he recommends Door-Stop’s trade composite grp doors with thermal glass upgrades. “Our wi... [More]


G2S Group’s conversion rates have soared by 10% since offering the Yale® Keyfree digital handle, which is available exclusively on Door-Stop composite doors. “It’s fantastic,” exclaims Alan Williams, Group Managing Director.G2S sells approximately 20... [More]


Door-Stop has redesigned its website, making it quicker to navigate, and even easier to order online. The new door designer means customers can order a composite door in under a minute, making it the quickest and slickest system in the industry. It t... [More]


Red tape is like the air we breathe. Until we’re in an overcrowded stuffy room we don’t notice its absence. Yet red tape slows us down, steals our time and adds to costs. There must be someone who likes reading small print, filling out forms and fili... [More]


Door-Stop exhibited at the DGCOS Conference at the RICOH Arena, Coventry, on 11th November, and is supporting the scheme itself too, according to Managing Director Nick Dutton. The Double Glazing and Conservatory Ombudsman Scheme (DGCOS) removes anxi... [More]


Door-Stop will be showcasing the latest innovative additions to its range of composite doors at this year’s G10 exhibition at Wembley Stadium on 1st-2nd December. They include the Yale® Keyfree door lock - exclusively available from Door-Stop - and t... [More]