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W M Shutters in Administration

January 16, 2013 7 comments

W M Shutters based in Telford have this week appointed administrators.  The company had already previously down sized their premises and had teamed up with Nice to create the OpeNice roller garage door in a bid to boost sales.  It is no doubt a very tough time for this industry at present and with the roller garage door market being so crowded there was always going to be casualties.

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Energy Rated Garage Doors

November 25, 2009 4 comments

As the world gets ever more environmentally conscious and energy prices rise people are becoming and/or wanting to become more aware of how much energy and money they’re wasting.  When the garage is an integral part of the house the garage door is usually the largest opening in the home and since many houses have the boiler in the garage the potential for energy loss is huge.

What I think is needed is a proper energy rating like there is for fridges, dishwashers, windows etc.  I know that most manufacturers of insulated roller garage doors and sectional garage doors publish the U value of their doors but to most people this means nothing.  An example of what a simple energy rating chart could look like is shown below.

 

This chart is something that most people are now familiar with from white goods and is something everyone can understand.  Garage doors being rated in this way would help more people to understand both the financial and environmental savings that having an insulated garage door can make.

The benefits to garage door installers and manufacturers?  We’d sell more insulated garage doors!  More people would replace their doors for the benefit of saving money  in the long-term rather than waiting until the door is so old it’s no longer useable.

 

 

Are there too many roller garage doors?

October 24, 2009 1 comment

Is the roller garage door market really that lucrative that all the major manufacturers along with a whole host of other smaller manufacturers can make a good profit out of it?  Obviously the reason for so many of these doors cropping up is the relative ease of manufacturing.  A few of the major manufacturers have tried to make their products unique with features such as the sliding axle from Novoferm or the Hormann gear drive system.  They all still however look identical from the outside.  Industrial door manufacturer Doco are the latest to join the domestic insulated roller door party which is going to be tough in todays economic climate.  It will be interesting to see who is still around once the economy recovers.