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Distinction Doors, the sole supplier of Nan Ya GRP composite door blanks in the UK, has teamed up with Build Check and incorporated its product range within The Oracle – Build Check’s online U-value calculator – to provide its customers with a tool for declaring compliance with Part L of the Building Regulations.
Distinction Doors has taken a leap forward with its waste management that it claims ‘goes far beyond the traditional method of simply separating out the recyclable materials to reduce the amount of waste usually sent to landfill’. The industry’s largest supplier of Nan Ya door blanks to the UK composite door industry has partnered with recycling and waste management company, Veolia Environmental Services, to take away all of its ‘residual’ waste – material that cannot be recycled any other way – and use it to heat homes and commercial and public buildings in Sheffield.
Andy Grogan has joined the Distinction Doors team following its recent takeover of Evergreen, with whom he has been a mainstay of customer support for eight years. He takes up the position of business development manager under the Distinction banner, and continues to service Evergreen customers using the Nan Ya door blank, ensuring seamless continuity. Described as ‘a door man through and through’, Andy has been involved in the sector since leaving school 30 years ago. He said: "Effectively I am continuing the role I have enjoyed for the last eight years, supporting customers using the Nan Ya door blank. Now under Distinction Doors I believe that there will be huge benefits in continuity, service and product development as we develop the brands together."
DISTINCTION DOORS ACQUIRES EVERGREEN DOORS TO BECOME CLEAR MARKET LEADER OF UK COMPOSITE DOOR SECTOR
Distinction Doors Ltd has unequivocally confirmed its position as the UK market leader of the composite door market with the acquisition of Evergreen Doors Ltd from the Epwin Group.
Now the sole supplier of Nan Ya GRP door blanks in the UK, by far the highest selling composite door blank in the British market, Barnsley-based Distinction Doors has acquired the business and assets of Evergreen Doors Ltd from Epwin Group for an undisclosed sum.
Drew Wright, Managing Director of Distinction Doors, said: "The acquisition of Evergreen, the only other UK distributor of Nan Ya GRP door blanks and glazing cassettes, is a natural fit for Distinction and cements our status as the largest distributor of composite door blanks and supplier of prepped blanks to the British market." Distinction has grown its business organically over the past six years to achieve market leading status. It has widened the scope of the company’s activities from being a warehousing and distribution operation, to include a rapidly growing sizing, edge-banding and routing service together with the supply of components, including triple glazed decorative glass, locks, handles, letterplates and hinges. By adding Evergreen to its portfolio, Distinction’s share of the composite door market in the UK now exceeds 40%*, with annual sales of more than £20 million.
Distinction Door Solutions is Europe’s largest distributor of Nan Ya glass reinforced polyester (GRP) composite door blanks - supplied as pre-prepared doors (sized and routed) or as woodgrained/coloured/white door blanks. Nearly one million Nan Ya slabs are distributed worldwide each year, testimony to their durability and reliability – and of course, their desirability