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Alexandra Giles

Alexandra works in the marketing department, and in 2014, bought her first house, which turned out to be somewhat of a ‘project’. Since then, the whole house has needed renovating, which has helped her gain a knowledge of basic DIY, decorating and making the best of a small space.

By Alexandra Giles

When you're working on a property development project, finding the right commercial door supplier will be a key concern. Even when door suppliers complete a tender and pitch, it's still useful to know what to look out for when making a decision about who to choose. As well as considering aspects such as good communication, it's worth looking for a supplier that is UK-based, to keep lead times down and to reduce the risk of delays.

Here, we explore the main aspects to think about if you're completing a development project and need to find a reputable door supplier.

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Find out the key benefits of choosing a UK-based supplier for your project.

Read what factors you should consider when looking for a commercial door supplier for your project.

Read your options of services when it comes to commercial door services from a supplier.

Find out what Origin can offer for your project.

Benefits of using a UK-based commercial door supplier

One of the most important things to think about when looking for a commercial entrance door supplier is where the trader is based. There are many advantages to choosing a UK-based supplier for property developers in the UK, as it means you potentially don't have to worry about supply issues that may be associated with post-Brexit or lockdown. Plus, by choosing a homegrown supplier, you're more likely to get your entrance doors supplied and installed in good time, without the worry of delays. By sticking to a UK producer, you can also receive UK-manufactured SBD-accredited products, so you can benefit from high-quality doors. You are also more likely to have access to a wider product range and availability by using a UK-based firm, including the supply of door accessories and security features.

Opting for a local door supplier also means you can visit them in person, see their range of products and speak to experts face-to-face, enabling you to build a better customer-supplier relationship, compared to working with a supplier based further afield or overseas.

Find out what Origin has to offer for your development project here.

Things to consider when finding a UK commercial door supplier

Firstly, consider what kind of doors you are looking for. Are you looking for front doors, patio doors, bi-fold doors, sliding doors, or a garage door for your project? Think about the style of the property you're working on and how the doors will blend with this. Are you looking for a traditional door style, such as French doors, or more modern options, like sliding patio doors? Does door colour matter, and what kind of accessories and security features, such as locks, might you need for the doors? Once you've worked out the answers to the above, you're better placed to find out which commercial door suppliers are equipped to meet your needs. For example, Origin provides a very wide range of quality options, including aluminium commercial doors, residential doors and patio doors, so can be your one stop shop for fenestration products.

Read more about our selection of aluminium doors here.

You should also consider what kind of materials a door supplier uses, as this impacts both aesthetics and durability. Are you wanting a timber, aluminium, steel or composite door, for instance? Choose a supplier that opts for sturdy, high-quality materials, whilst also adopting an eco-friendly approach to the manufacturing and disposal of materials.

When choosing a commercial door supplier, it's also wise to find out what level of expertise and experience they have, so you can feel confident that you're picking a skilled and knowledgeable provider. Take a look at their customer testimonials and feedback to gauge what kind of reputation a door supplier has in the industry, and only choose a business renowned for quality products with a generous guarantee, as well as good communication, such as providing a single point of contact. If you are choosing commercial doors for a property development, Origin is on hand to assist developers of commercial spaces seeking all kinds of external doors and have a team ready to support you, advising on building regs, min/ max sizes and installation options.

What commercial door services are you looking for?

Think about the type and level of services you require from a commercial door company. You might only be after a supply service if you've got the installation aspects covered, but if not, choose a supplier that can manage both the supply and installation for you. Even better, a supplier, such as Origin, that also offers an aftercare service, could prove really useful to ensure the entrance doors are properly maintained and fully functioning after installation.

What should you be looking for in terms of customer service?

While aspects such as the quality of doors, energy efficiency and cost are all important, when choosing a door supplier, it's also imperative to think about customer service. Choose a company that comes across well, is friendly and reliable, and is able to provide you with detailed information relating to any queries you have, such as product specifications. Being given one point of contact is especially handy for ease of communication, as well as the ability to talk in person or over the phone, rather than relying on an impersonal chat service.

These are all aspects that Origin is able to deliver on, as well as offering full support from start to finish, and a large network of distributors, so there's always someone on hand to help.

Why choose Origin as a commercial doors supplier?

Origin supply a very wide range of high-quality commercial aluminium doors and windows, including bi-fold doors, patio doors, residential doors and window options, all with a generous warranty. Origin also meets the seal of approval with clients thanks to accumulating an impressive range of accreditations and green credentials, governing quality, health and safety, and the environment. It's little wonder then, that Origin boasts such an impressive client list, including many well-known brands who have been proud to use the services of this reputable door and window supplier. Even better, property developers can expect quick lead times from this UK-based business, so that projects are more likely to run on time and go according to plan.

Find out more about our commercial offering here.

Fill in our short form today to discuss your project requirements, whether you're after external doors of various types, aluminium windows or associated services. Alternatively, you can give us a call on 0808 239 9827.

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