Total Doors Blog

Job Opportunity - UPVC/Composite Installers

Friday, June 1, 2018

Due to our continued success and expansion, we are looking to recruit skilled uPVC/composite door installers.

We are an established composite door manufacturing company, who have recently moved to new premises in Dafen and are expanding our customer base from all of Wales to include the whole of the UK.

Build Your Dream Door This Bank Holiday

Friday, May 25, 2018

Everyone loves a Bank Holiday Weekend - there's one less day of work, you get to stay up late on Sunday night, and, if weather allows, you might even get the BBQ out of your garden shed for the first time!

This Bank Holiday, why not try something different?

If you're looking to add a bit of TLC to your home to give it a fresh, modern appearance, then one of our composite doors will be just for you.

Our online door designer makes it easier than ever to build your own door from scratch, in a step-by-step process, which can take only a matter of minutes.

Job Opportunity For Self-Employed Door Fitters

Friday, May 18, 2018

Due to our continued expansion we are hiring!

We're looking for experienced self-employed door fitters to come and join our professional and friendly team!

If you have the required skills and are looking for an exciting new opportunity, get in touch with us by emailing sian.mcLavy@totaldoors.co.uk

Guaranteed Quality Control On Every Door

Friday, May 11, 2018

Quality control is always something we take extremely serious here at Total Doors - and we never let a door leave our warehouse before it's been fully checked by a member of staff.

We build each door to order - so when you submit a design using our door designer, that door is then built from scratch to meet those exact specifications.

At each stage of the process - from the cutting of the door, to the decorations, and then the final finishing touches, our manufacturing team compare the door to the order to make sure you get exactly what you want.

Are You Renovating A Property?

Thursday, May 3, 2018

With many houses being too expensive for those looking to get on the property market for the first time, buying a property which needs a bit of 'TLC' is becoming more common than ever.

It's a big undertaking, but in the long run it can make you a lot of money, and of course it feels extremely rewarding to design your new home exactly as you want it.

Along with new carpet, furniture, paint and windows, you will need to choose a door which will both match the style of your house, and last for a long time.

Is Your Home Ready For Summer?

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Is your house ready for summer? Whether it's a BBQ, playing with the kids, or drinking with friends, your garden is put to good use over the summer months.

However, your enjoyment of your garden can be impacted by the door leading out to it.

For example, if your door has no window, you can't look out and enjoy your plants, wildlife, or watch the kids play.

Likewise, if you have a small door, squeezing through it with food, seating and play equipment can be a chore.

Expert Advice Available About Fire Doors

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

When it comes to fire doors, our motto is 'prepare for the worst by installing the best'.

The primary purpose of a fire door is to, of course, keep a fire contained. We use only the highest quality components, which have been thoroughly tested, within our third party accredited fire doors.

Keeping a fire contained gives your family, or employees, vital time needed to escape a building when a fire occurs. Every extra second saves lives, and our FD30 fire doors are built to withstand fires for thirty minutes.

Delighted Customer Leaves Positive Feedback

Monday, April 9, 2018

There's nothing we love more on a Monday morning than some positive feedback, and this morning we were happy to receive this review from one of our customers.

Hefin Jones sent us this feedback after his door was installed: "I would like to thank you all for the new door and all the workshop crew for producing such high quality workmanship.

"I would like to thank your team for the updates on progress and for the assisting with the ordering process and for assisting with the payment over the phone."

New Door Launch - 'The Brick' - For The Ultimate Privacy

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Do you love your privacy? Do you hate neighbours and friends bothering you? Is your idea of a dream weekend being tucked away without a single conversation?

Then you are going to LOVE our brand new addition to our composite door range.

The Brick is a design which has been a long time in the making, and we've now finally perfected it to the point where it's ready for use by the general public.

Once installed, The Brick will disguise the fact your house even has a door - meaning passer-bys, friends, the postman and anyone else won't even realise you have a door.

Access Control Systems for Securing Buildings

Friday, March 23, 2018

If you want complete control over who can enter your premises at all times, have you considered one of our bespoke access control systems?

From businesses to  carers, our access control systems are suitable for all applications.

We understand that security is important, so we offer our customers every choice they will need to feel safe and secure.

Our access control systems include automated doors and windows, video and voice entry systems, biometric systems, networking and mobile phone connectivity.

We Believe In The Finishing Touch

Thursday, March 15, 2018

All of our composite doors are manufactured to the highest standards. Not only do we use the best materials, to ensure your door lasts as long as you'd expect, but we also have stringent quality assurance procedures to make sure every door which leaves our factory is exactly as ordered.

Where our doors differ to many, and what our customers really appreciate, is the finishing touches we add to a door.

Whether it's the pattern in the glass, the type of letterbox, or the frame around - we know it's the little details which really add up.

Could You Be Our Next Approved Installer?

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Do you pride yourself on customer service? Do you have years of installation experience? Would you like to get leads direct to your inbox?

If you answered yes to all of those questions then we'd love to have a chat with you.

As Total Doors continues to expand in 2018, we are looking for more installers from across the UK to work with.

We need people who always put our customers first and provide an excellent service, and in return we can provide you direct leads from customers into your inbox.

Interested? Contact us today for a chat.

Composite Doors Keep Houses Warm During Snow

Thursday, March 1, 2018

With yellow, amber and even red storm warnings in place across the UK this week, did  you know that our composite doors offer fantastic thermal efficiency, which in turn helps keep your house warm and saves you money on your energy bills?

Don't shiver inside when Storm Emma is on the outside - talk to one of our sales advisors who can give you helpful, obligation free advice on what our composite doors can offer you.

How Do We Make A Composite Door?

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Every week we get orders for doors of all shapes, sizes, colours and functions.

Whether it's a vibrant red door for your new home, an automated system for your new office, or certified fire doors to stop flames from spreading, it's non-stop in our warehouse.

Every Monday morning, we have a list of orders from the weekend before which we start work on. As we fire our machines up, to start cutting and designing the doors, the team also collect the furniture and check the specifications of the order.

Feeling The Cold? Composite Doors Can Keep Your House Warm

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

With snow falling across the UK this week, is your house feeling colder than ever? Are you wrapping up on the sofa more with a blanket? Is your energy bill going up because you're keeping on the heating more?

Unfortunately, we can't do anything about the weather. The British weather is going rain or snow no matter what we do!

However, our high quality composite doors are built to keep the cold out and the warmth in, which in turn will result in a cosier house.

Is your home safe?

Friday, February 2, 2018

Everyone deserves the right to feel safe in their home.

Whether you live in a busy city, a close-knit town, or in a rural location, it's unfortunate that no location is ever truly safe in the modern world.

Caring neighbours and police patrols will only go so far - it's likely that a burglar will eventually find their way to your street.

Because of this, you need to try and prevent them from entering your home.

Our Secure By Design composite doors are built from the highest quality materials and will act as a deterrent to would-be burglars.

Our #CompletelyComposite Week Recap

Friday, January 26, 2018

This week we launched our #CompletelyComposite campaign, which highlights why a composite door is the best purchase you can make for your house.

Over the last five days we've been focusing on key elements of what makes a composite door so special, which we are recapping in our blog update this week!

Reason 1: Highest Quality Materials

Next Week Is Our Completely Composite Campaign!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Have you been keeping an eye on our composite door range but need a little bit more persuasion before you place your order?

Well, next week, we're running our Completely Composite campaign which will give you five fantastic reasons to order a brand new composite door!

Each day, at midday, we will be sharing the reason on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

Plus, we'll also have a blog post here next week with all five reasons - giving you the ultimate lowdown on why you should start designing your dream door ASAP!

Reasons For Wanting A Composite Door

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Before Christmas, we ran a competition asking our followers what their main reason for wanting a brand new composite door was.

We got hundreds of responses - from all across the UK - with reasons varying from wanting to improve the appearance of homes, to feeling more safe and secure at night.

Unfortunately, there were far too many to share them all, but we thought we'd start the new year with some select reasons for adding a composite door to the shopping list...

Have You Entered Our Christmas Competition?

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Since the festive season is all about giving, we are currently running a very exciting Christmas competition on our Facebook page!

This December, we are giving away a FREE festive red composite door! This fantastic prize will transform your house into a home and make all the neighbours stare.

To enter, all you have to do is simply head over to our Facebook page and:

Louise Jones Promoted to Operations Manager

Friday, December 8, 2017

We would like to congratulate a long-serving member on staff on a recent promotion.

Louise Jones has been promoted within the company to Operations Manager.

Louise has worked for the company for nearly ten years and her career has grown with the company. 

She is a very knowledgeable and hardworking member of staff and will continue to be an asset to Total Doors in her new role.

Michelle Humphreys Joins As Sales Director

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Following an expansion to our new premises in Dafen, Llanelli, we are delighted to introduce another member to our team.

Michelle Humphreys has now joined us as the Sales Director, with over 20 years of experience in the affordable housing sector, and 17 years of those years specialising within the composite door marketplace.

She has worked onsite managing contracts from concept to completion, as well as managing all aspects of compliancy, sales and specification.

A Look At Our New Headquarters

Friday, December 1, 2017

We are now settled in to our brand new headquarters in Llanelli and we took the opportunity to produce a promotional video which gives a fantastic look at our new premises, as well as a look at how a composite door is manufactured.

You can view our brand new promotional video by clicking here.

Total Doors Moves To New Premises

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

There have been big changes at Total Doors over the last few weeks and we are now settled in at our brand new offices in Llanelli!

We have been busy at work taking snaps and putting together a video this week - which we will share with you next week - but we wanted to update you on our new address and phone number before we gave you the full tour.

Our new address is:

Unit 5 Heol Aur
Dafen Industrial Estate,
Dafen,
Llanelli,
SA14 8QN

To call and chat to our helpful team, our new phone number is 01792 399735.

A Door In Every Colour

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Everyone knows that a bit of colour can do wonders for your home. From a bunch of flowers on the coffee table, to a new coat of paint on the walls, it can really transform your home.

That's why our composite doors come in a huge variety of colours to suit every style and taste.

Whether you want something elegant and understated, or loud and vibrant, our doors will not disappoint.

On our door designer you can tweak each aspect of your dream door until you find what's exactly right from you - including a huge selection of colours.

Composite Doors Built To Last - 10 Year Guarantee

Friday, November 10, 2017

When you buy a brand new door you want to rest easy knowing it will last. That's why all composite doors from Total Doors come with a ten year guarantee.

This means you can purchase a door from us, safe in the knowledge that no matter what the weather, it will continue to look brand new.

It's not just about looking good, however, as it also means you can rest easy knowing your door will be protecting you from intruders.

We're Looking For An Office Administrator

Monday, October 30, 2017

Due to continued success and growth, Total Doors are looking for a full time works co-ordinator to join a friendly, established team. We are searching for a hard-working, conscientious individual who is keen to learn with self-motivated abilities.

From Design To Installation

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Have you ever wanted to see how a door can go from the initial design to the finished product? Well now you can!

The door in the picture was for a customer of Glass By Graham in Bridgend.

The process was simple: Graham visited the customer, took the design requirements from them, used our door designer to mock it up, and then we started the manufacturing of the door.

As you can see, the final result looks absolutely brilliant!  

Total Doors Nominated For Prestigious Award

Monday, October 9, 2017

We are delighted to have been nominated in the National Fenestration Awards 2017 for the 'Composite And Panelled Doors 2017' category!

You can vote for us quickly and easily by visiting this page.

It is a huge honour for us to be nominated in these prestigious awards as it recognises the huge amount of work we put into manufacturing the highest quality doors, as well as providing the very best service to our customers and trade partners.

A Composite Door For Christmas?

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Are you looking for a unique Christmas gift for a loved one this year? We know it's only October, but before you know it the tree will be up and the turkey will be in the freezer, so you better start planning now!

Whether it's for your partner or a parent, a brand new composite door can breathe a lot of new life into a home, and with our huge selection of styles, colours, frames and more, you'll be certain to find one which is just right for them.

How can you do this quickly and easily? Using our online door designer.

How Energy Efficient Is Your Door?

Monday, September 25, 2017

As autumn comes around, temperatures continue to drop and the 'great' British weather of rain and wind returns, are you considering how much money you could save on your energy bills?

As well as double glazing on your windows, having a door which keeps the heat in your house can make more than an insignificant impact on your bills!

Did you know that a composite door from Total Doors is 19% more thermally efficient than a 48mm solid timber core composite door, and 17% more thermally efficient than a 44mm traditional timber panelled door?

Raising Money For Charity With Delicious Cakes

Friday, September 22, 2017

There are many things which gets our office excited. A new range of doors, a glowing review from customers, or installing a complex access control system are just a few we could name.

But nothing gets us more excited than cake.

It's for this reason that we are very excited to be supporting Macmillan's World's Biggest Coffee Morning on September 29th.

Of course, the joy of baking and eating cakes and sipping on some delicious coffee isn't the only good thing about the event - we're also proud to help raise money for a fantastic charity.

We Are Supporting Fire Door Safety Week

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

At the end of this month, from September 25th to October 1st, we will be supporting Fire Door Safety Week - and you should be too!

The Grenfell Tower fire in June was a tragic reminder that more needs to be done to prevent fire-related disasters.

As manufacturers of fire doors, our message is always clear to our customers: "Prepare for the worst by installing the best."

Now more than ever companies must follow all laws and guidelines.

Are You Our Next Approved Installer?

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

As Total Doors continues to grow, customers from around the UK are contacting to us about our diverse range of products - from stylish composite doors, to bespoke access control systems.

We always put our customers first and that's why our reputation across the country is unbeaten. Whether they need technical advice, reassurance about a delivery, or friendly and professional installation we always deliver.

Improve Your Home With A Composite Door

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Whether you've just bought your first home or celebrating 30 years in a house that has seen your children grow up, everyone has the urge to make things look fresh and new from time to time.

When it comes to the house, many people do this by getting new furniture, painting a room or going out into the garden and giving it some colour with some plants.

These are all fine options - but getting a brand new composite door is also a fantastic choice!

Save money on heating with a composite door

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Are you looking to keep your house warmer and also save on your energy bills?

This might not be your main concern in the height of summer, however autumn and winter are just around the corner and soon your heating will be on every night.

It's common knowledge that double glazing on windows is a great way of saving money and keeping your house cosy, but not many people consider doors in the equation.

The fact is, a high quality composite door can provide great insulation for your home, and in turn save on your energy bills, compared to lesser quality doors.

"Avoid The Worst By Installing The Best" - Our Fire Door Message

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

This article was published in the September edition of 'Clearview' magazine about the range of third party acreddited composite doors which we supply across the UK:

Following the tragic scenes of Grenfell Tower and the Government's renewed interest in fire safety, Swansea-based door manufacturers Total Doors Ltd have been on the front line in promoting responsible manufacturing and installation of fire doors from companies with third party accreditation.

Composite Door 'Transforms House Into a Home'

Monday, July 31, 2017

Those are the words of our competition winner, Samantha Davies, who is absolutely delighted with her new composite door - and equally impressed with the fantastic service she received from Total Doors.

Following the installation of her door, we sat down with Samantha for a cup of tea.

She said: "I'd highly recommend Total Doors UK, from the start the communication was instant.

Glowing Review From Satisfied Customer

Monday, July 24, 2017

Another Monday, another glowing positive review about our products and service!

We've received this note from Wynne Jones who recently had a door installed at his property:

"May I take this opportunity in saying how delighted we both are with our new door. The service which we had from Total Doors was first class.

"The sales team were excellent  in actually showing us how the door was made, and the type of furniture used.

"This was extremely useful when it was time to choose the correct products for us.

7 Reasons To Get a nxt-gen Door

Monday, July 17, 2017

Since launching our nxt-gen range of composite doors a few weeks ago we've had incredible demand and fantastic feedback.

We always strive to bring our customers the very newest doors, and our nxt-gen range is our best selection yet.

So what makes our nxt-gen range so special? Here are seven simple reasons.

1. Choice

With six door designs to choose from in a huge variety of colours, including Anthracite, Grey and Chartwell, you've never had more options from your door. No matter what style you're looking for, our nxt-gen range will have it!

What Do You Look For In a Door?

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The question seems simple - but there's more answers than you may think. Picking the right door for your home requires a lot of thought. What style do you want? What colour should it be? Do you want windows, and if so what style of glass?

These are things that many home or business owners don't consider at first - but once they begin browsing our range of high quality composite doors, they realise there's a lot more options than they originally imagined.

More Satisfied Customers Leave Glowing Reviews

Monday, July 3, 2017

Nothing puts a smile on our face in the office on a Monday morning like a glowing testimonial, and we've received two today!

We always put our customers first - from the moment they begin designing their dream door, until we know they're happy with the completed installation.

One of our customers, Bev, said: "We are absolutely 'over the moon' with the look and quality of your products and would recommend your company and personnel as highly satisfied. Thank you once again for everything.”

Let the sun into your home this summer

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

With the sun shining, have you noticed that you're not getting as much light into your home as you would like? In the Winter months you may be happy with doors that have small windows - but when summer rolls around, you don't want to have a dark house.

This is where our selection of high quality French and bi-fold composite doors became an ideal choice for brightening up your house!

Lucky winner named in our competition

Thursday, June 15, 2017

From everyone at Total Doors, we want to thank you for liking, sharing, commenting and tagging in our competition to win a free composite door and installation!

The competition is now over and the lucky winner was Samantha Davies from Carmarthen.

Samantha has now contacted us and we are organising the delivery and installation of her brand new door!

When the door is installed, we will post pictures of her prize and hopefully learn a bit more about her in the process.

Introducing Our 'nxt-gen' Range

Monday, June 12, 2017

Today we're excited to be introducing our brand new line of next generation, or nxt-gen, composite doors.

Here at Total Doors we always pride ourselves on bringing our customers the very best composite doors on the market, and we couldn't be happier to unveil the new range to give you even more choice.

The nxt-gen range provides you with a chance to own a cutting-edge door, which is at the forefront of the latest designs and styles, built to the very highest quality.

Bespoke Automatic Door Installation

Saturday, June 3, 2017

At Total Doors we believe in going above and beyond for our customers, and will always build and install doors to the specifications required.

We have just completed yet another unique installation - a full DDA automatic door installation (to BSEN160005 under ADSA Certification) with a host of security features.

You can see a video of it in action on our Facebook page here.

In total, this installation featured:

Office Door - Composite Door for Offices

Improve Your Office With A Composite Door

Monday, May 29, 2017

Looking to add a little style to your office? A new desk, a large TV and a comfortable chairs are all great things to impress customers - but have you thought about the first impress your office makes?

Your customers will always look at your door first - to locate the number of your property or signage highlighting your building, and of course to gain access to the office.

This is where one of our stylish and modern composite doors really shines.

Get Listed As A Preferred Installer

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Did you know that all preferred installers of our high quality composite doors get a listing on our website so new customers can find them easily?

Our website is the hub for all of our online activity - from customers who are wanting to view our brochure, to visitors who are customising the door of their dreams with our door designer.

This means that by being listed in our Preferred Installers directory you will be in front of our huge audience - all of whom are looking for a professional company to install their brand new door.

Win a Composite Door with Free Installation

Monday, May 15, 2017

How would you like to WIN a composite door with FREE installation with a few click of a mouse? In our latest competition we're giving you the opportunity to do just that!

Entering the competition couldn't be more simple. All you need to do is:

1) Head over to our Facebook page
2) Like the page
3) Like and share the post about the competition

Once the page has hit 750 likes we will pick a lucky winner out of the hat! The competition runs until June 15.

Build Your Own Composite Door in 5 Minutes

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Have you ever wanted to build your own door? Well now's your chance. Don't worry, you don't need a selection of tools, machinery or a large workstation - just a PC, laptop or smartphone!

Our online door designer puts you in complete control and allows you to mix and match elements until you find the door which is perfect for your home or office.

To try it for yourself, just click here.

A Composite Door 'As Seen On TV'

A Composite Door 'As Seen On TV'

Thursday, April 20, 2017

We see dozens of requests for bespoke designs each week in the Total Doors office, but the most unique one so far in 2017 was the challenge to re-create a door from the UK's favourite soap.

Does this door look familiar?

An Introduction to FD30 Composite Fire Doors

An Introduction to FD30 Composite Fire Doors

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Have you ever considered improving the safety of your home with a fire door? Here at Total Doors we offer high quality, stylish and certified FD30 doors which are built to achieve increased protection from a fire.

Manufactured in the UK, our range of FD30 fire doors pass the most stringent legal and regulatory requirements, and are all third party accredited.

Door Donated To Struggling Family

Door Donated To Struggling Family

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

We were delighted to donate a composite door to Charlotte and Rob Fairlie in Monmouth last year, who last week appeared on the BBC series 'DIY SOS: The Big Build'.

At Total Doors, we hear thanks every day for the installation of our doors and access control systems, however the story of this couple pulled at our heartstrings like none other.

Donating a door for to their cause was the least we could and we feel privileged to have been able to help them, if only in a small way.

Automatic French Doors

Automatic French Doors

Monday, April 3, 2017

We know that our preferred installers are always looking for the best doors on the market, so today we're focusing on the first GRP composite fully automated French doors that have been installed to the BSEN16005 certification under the machine directive.

Not only do these doors look modern and stylish, they're fantastic for selling to the sector of the market who are looking for an easy way to control who enters their home, and also customers who value being able to open their door remotely from anywhere in their property.

 Are You Our Next Preferred Composite Door Installer?

Are You Our Next Preferred Composite Door Installer?

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

We are looking to expand our list of preferred installers across the UK - could you be the next company to join our list?

As a composite door installer we know there's a lot of options on the market, with many companies offering a variety of options and products.

Where we stand out for our preferred installers is our service. Despite being a rapidly growing company, we still provide the personal touch to each and every single one of our customers, and that extends to our installers too.

Stylish and Colourful Composite Doors

Stylish and Colourful Composite Doors

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Whether you're buying your first home or giving your family home a new lick of paint, you always want it to look its best. When it comes to picking the right door, there are a lot of options on the market, but very few manufacturers can offer something which is suitable for all styles of houses.

What is a composite door?

What is a composite door?

Monday, March 13, 2017

Unless you have a special interest in doors, you might not be aware what a composite door is and the benefits they provide - which is absolutely fine! Buying a door shouldn't be a regular thing in your life, so we know that our customers will always have some questions.

Although this article isn't exhaustive, it does run through some of the biggest benefits to purchasing a composite door for your family home, office or commercial property!