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Performance Doorset Solutions partner with SALTO

newsPerformance Doorset Solutions (PDS) has partnered with SALTO Systems, a supplier of world-class access control systems, to complement their doorset offering.

PDS manufactures GRP and timber doorsets in the UK to customers’ precise project specifications. With more specifiers and contractors wanting complete doorset packages with the latest electronic access control hardware pre-installed on the door, the company decided to partner with a manufacturer who shared their same commitment to high quality and customer service.

PDS Sales Director Paul Goggins comments “Market research led us to SALTO Systems thanks to their reputation as one of the world's top manufacturers of electronic access control systems. Their innovative technology and proven expertise was preferred over other suppliers to compliment the quality of the doorsets we offer.

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PDS’ quality products score WWA membership renewal

newsPDS entered 2016 on a high with the renewal of their membership of the Wood Window Alliance for another year. The phenomenal growth PDS has experienced over the past couple of years is based on high quality products that exceed customers’ expectations, supported by the knowledge that they also meet the demanding standards set by the WWA for quality, performance and sustainability.

WWA is a scheme run by the BWF that offers homeowners ‘wood windows without the worries’. As well as promoting the benefits of wood windows over alternative materials, the WWA audits and reviews their members annually to ensure they meet their independently verified quality, performance, and sustainability criteria. This offers customers a short list of suppliers that they can feel confident will offer them the best quality products. Purchasing new wood windows should be considered an investment and choosing a WWA member means you can be sure it will be a good investment.

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PDS Receive Constructionline Accreditation

newsOn February 5th 2016 PDS received accreditation from Constructionline, the UK's leading procurement and supply chain management service. PDS have always worked hard to build a trustworthy reputation and were recently accredited the Safecontractor qualification. Since October 2015 PDS has been aiming to be Constructionline accredited, and after vigorous assessment of PDS company information and industry references they managed to reach their goal.

Constructionline assesses and monitors its suppliers to governmental standards. Company information is measured through a question set that is aligned to PAS 91, this standardised pre-qualification questionnaire developed by BSI to reduce duplication within the construction industry improves the supply chain management processes by reducing risk, creating cost efficiencies and helping buyers engage with new suppliers, including SMEs and local companies.

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Christmas Cheer at PDS as £1,936 is Raised for Local Hospice

newsOver the years PDS has been very involved in local charity, Springhill Hospice. PDS have always been big supporters of the hospice however towards the end of 2015 they really got into the Christmas spirit raising a massive £1,936.55 for the cause.

PDS join in fundraising events for the hospice on a regular basis and on occasion they even host their own fundraising campaigns, recently raising over £11,000 by taking part in the Granfondo Stelvio Santini.

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Top Safety Accreditation for Performance Doorset Solutions

newsLocal business PDS has been awarded accreditation from Safecontractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety.

Safecontractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises very high standards in health and safety management amongst UK contractors..

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Calling all local businesses- You can make a difference.

newsOn Friday the 28th August Tim Fairley and Pat Rice of PDS took time out off their busy work schedules to visit Springhill Hospice and present them with a cheque of £11,300 which they raised for the hospice after completing a vigorous cycling challenge back in June, the Granfondo Stelvio Santini.

As valued members of the Springhill Hospice Business Buddies Scheme, PDS continually get involved in hospice run fundraising events. They have always been big supporters of the hospice but this year PDS also encouraged employees to make a monthly donation directly from their salary, which was very well received across the company.

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Business as usual at PDS

newsAfter recent news that PDS is under new ownership, we would like to report that we will be continuing business as usual. PDS has been taken under new ownership by Masonite. This change is a step forward for PDS making it an exciting time for employees, customers and suppliers involved respectively in the company.

We would like to emphasis the fact we will be operating as usual throughout this transition. There will be no visible changes for our customer base during this time, please continue to place orders and send enquiries in exactly the same way you always have done.

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PDS under new ownership

newsOne of the world’s leading door manufacturers, Masonite International Corporation, has bought Performance Doorset Solutions, a UK door and window manufacturing company specialising in bespoke specification.

Masonite is a leading manufacturer of interior and exterior doors for domestic and commercial markets. It employs over seven thousand people and sells to 70 countries from over 55 locations worldwide.  Masonite’s UK division operates from its 400,000 ft2 factory and is a landmark for drivers on the M1 in Barnsley, South Yorkshire.

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PDS Accredited OHSAS 18001 certification for exceptional health and safety standards.


newsAt the beginning of June PDS were audited and accredited their OHSAS 18001 Occupational Hazard Management Certification by QMS International. QMS International assessed their eligibility for the award and acknowledged them as a health and safety conscious organisation who take their responsibilities seriously in all aspects of the business. The certification demonstrates PDS’ commitment to the welfare of their employees’ aswell as external parties.

This is PDS’ 3rd accreditation from QMS International.  They also have an ISO 9001 Quality Management System Certificate, aswell as an ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Certificate.

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PDS successfully complete Granfondo Stelvio Santini to raise £11,140 for Springhill Hospice


newsOn Sunday 7th June, Directors of PDS- The UK Door And Window Company, successfully completed the Granfondo Stelvio Santini, a 151.3km cycling challenge in Northern Italy and raised an outstanding £11,140 for Springhill Hospice.

It seemed the early morning training sessions and long weekend cycles over the past months have really paid off for Tim Fairley and Pat Rice who were pleased to have completed the Granfondo Challenge on Sunday. As if completing the cycle itself wasn’t a big enough achievement the pair also raised a staggering £11,140 for Springhill Hospice. They relied on suppliers, colleagues, friends and family to get behind them in the demanding challenge and people’s support was overwhelming.

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PDS exceed £10K target for Springhill Hospice

news After months of fundraising and training in preparation for the big event, the Granfondo Stelvio Santini has finally arrived. On Friday 5th June PDS directors Tim Fairley and Pat Rice will head to Northern Italy in preparation for the Granfondo Stelvio Santini cycling challenge which takes place on Sunday the 7th June.

This will be the pair’s first Granfondo Stelvio Santini cycling challenge, but that hasn’t stopped them taking on the longest, most difficult route of three. The ride is 151.3km long and climbs 3 mountains equal to 4,058 metres of vertical ascent. They plan to attack the challenge with a vengeance in order to raise funds for Rochdale based partner charity, Springhilll Hospice.

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PDS Go Green for Springhill Hospice

newsLast week in a campaign to raise money for their partner charity and business buddy, PDS joined Springhill Hospice along with many other Rochdale based businesses and communities in painting the town green.

The Go Green campaign was launched last year to mark the hospice’s 25th anniversary and they managed to raise just short of £12,000, a tremendous success by anybody’s standards. This year’s efforts look to have been just as successful, the hospice are still awaiting the final figure raised but it is sure to be impressive considering how much went on across the borough in aid of the event.

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PDS directors take on gruelling cycling challenge to raise funds for Local Charity

newsThings are heating up at PDS in preparation of Managing Director Tim Fairley and Commercial Director Pat Rice’s participation in the Granfondo Stelvio Santini Challenge. On the 7th June, the pair will be cycling over the Teglio, Mortirolo and Stelvio Passes in Northern Italy to raise money for Springhill Hospice, Rochdale. The hospice provides specialist palliative care for people with life-limiting illnesses. It is an independent charitable organisation and relies on voluntary contribution in order to keep the doors open

No strangers to charity fundraising PDS recently became established business buddies of Springhill Hospice. This year they are going all out in order to raise as much money as possible for the hospice which will help contribute to some of the excellent work they do within the local community.

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TV fame for PDS

newsThis week has been an exciting one for all at PDS. After years of hard work PDS are coming out of the recession stronger than ever. Where many other organisations have stumbled over recent years PDS have gone from strength to strength with their turnover exceeding £13 million for the first time this year.

In the run up to the general election many are asking themselves whether they feel better or worse off in regards to cost of living over the past 5 years. This was the focus of a piece by Daniel Hewitt at ITV Granada- part of an election special that featured on Wednesday evening.   The aim was to highlight the contrast in experiences people are having across the region. PDS MD Tim Fairley was identified as an employer who’s company is growing rapidly and has been able to employ 50 new staff, none of which are on zero hour contracts. This was compared to Katasha, a lady who’s had a completely different experience. She feels that while working within hospitality she has grown worse off over the past 5 years which she put largely down to the lack of job security she has with a zero hour contracts.

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Don’t Limit Yourself: PDS can paint your Windows and Doors any RAL colour you want with Teknos Ltd.

newsPDS have recently been named Teknos’ biggest customer and for good reason considering PDS used over 4000 Litres of Teknos paint throughout the month of January 2015. Teknos specialise in Technology led, water based, paints and translucent finishes for 21st century living.

They offer a wide range of colours, in a single integrated finishing process. By combining topically applied preservation technology, innovative end-grain and joint sealing with protective basecoats and flexible micro porous finishes, the Teknos system allows us to meet the latest European performance standards whilst reducing process times and working capital. This means we can give your windows and doors a quality factory finish with little implication on lead times.

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Erin Grayson and Matthew Rigby complete apprenticeship with PDS

newsCongratulations to Erin Grayson and Matthew Rigby on completing their apprenticeships with PDS in Business and Administration and achieving their NVQ Level 2 qualifications.

Both Matthew and Erin have been a huge asset to the company and have positively thrived within their roles. Having now completed their apprenticeships they will both retain their positions within PDS.

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10 Years of Secured by Design.

newsFor the tenth consecutive year PDS have been awarded their Secured by Design licence certificate acknowledging their products as police preferred specification for another 12 months..

One of the key areas PDS pride themselves on is the security of their products. Through 12 years’ experience they have a strong understanding of the standards people have when purchasing new doors and windows and appreciate that security is an important factor. Doors and windows act as a significant barrier against intruders and are vital in enhancing the security of a property. Based on this understanding PDS do what they can to ensure their products reach a high level of security in order to instate peace of mind in anybody who makes a purchase with them.

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PDS join Springhill Hospice in Business Buddies Scheme.

newsPDS decided that after years of support to Springhill Hospice a more defined relationship should be established between the organisations, therefore they decided to get on board Springhill hospice’s Business Buddies scheme.

On 2nd Feburary 2015 PDS were proud to receive their certificate cementing their new relationship with Springhill Hospice as Business Buddies. PDS will be donating an agreed amount of money to the hospice each month. Additionally to this they have encouraged over 100 generous employees to donate a designated amount from their pay package every month to go towards the work the hospice do.

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PDS Employee’s Receive Awards for Ten Years’ Service to the company.

newsPDS prides itself on employee retention and strives to ensure that each and every employee has a comfortable and happy working environment in order to get the best possible performance out of them.

This week PDS were pleased to present a bottle of champagne and a thanks to 8 of its employees that have reached the 10 years’ service line for their loyalty to the company.

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Simon Danczuk, Rochdale MP visit

newsFollowing PDS’ continuous success over the past twelve years Simon Danczuk, Rochdale MP visits for discussion on the pressures facing SME in the manufacturing industry.

PDS was formed in 2003 to service the construction industry with purpose made GRP doorsets. Since then it has grown massively in size and revenue in spite of the unfortunate circumstances the recession has had on many other companies. Starting out in a small industrial unit on the outskirts of Rochdale PDS quickly outgrew this location and is currently situated in a 90,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Littleborough which is quickly becoming too small for the vast rate of growth they are experiencing.

Currently employing over 150 people and with the view to taking on ten new apprentices in the near future, PDS are one

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PDS opens the window on new city homes

newsPerformance Doorset Solutions (PDS) have recently provided their best-selling sliding sash windows for a prestigious social housing project in Bradford. The redevelopment of Roundhill place has created sixteen family homes by converting bedsits and flats which date back to the 1900’s.

The project is part of a regeneration project in the wider Goitside Conservation Area bringing affordable homes to the city centre. Main Contractor Bullock were responsible for carrying out the regeneration work which was ran by Incommunities with help from the Homes and Communities Agency and Bradford Council.

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PDS choose Accoya® for a Sustainable Future

accoyaWith the growing concern over deforestation across the world it is important that manufacturers think about the timber they are using and where it is coming from. Sustainability is key, which is why Performance Doorset Solutions (PDS), who have been FSC certified for a number of years, have recently started to offer their clients the option of manufacturing products from the sustainable timber product. Accoya®.

Accoya® is a plantation grown softwood which, when treated can provide all the durable hard wearing properties of popular hardwood. Hardwoods are seen as a more hard wearing durable material than soft wood but due to limited and endangered resources, softwood is more commonly used. Softwoods offer a more sustainable solution to hardwood as they are much easier to grow, meaning that resources can be replenished.

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PDS Open Doors for New Youth Centre and Library

doorPerformance Doorset Solutions (PDS) have recently supplied 34 of their Oak veneer fire doors and frames for a new library and Youth Connexions facility in Harpenden, Hertfordshire.

The brief for the library project required the doors to incorporate glazed fanlights which adhered to fire regulations, as well as specifically designing the doorframes to fit into a variety of unusual opening spaces. It was also essential for the doors to fit in with the overall aesthetics and modern design of the building.

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