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The Depot, a new housing development in Manchester’s Moss Side, has been awarded the Excellence in Community Investment Award at this year’s …

We have now two newly qualified mental health first aiders who completed their course this week.  This course has given the candidates …

PDS News – Further Testing Success on our PDS Fireguard range.  The Test included: A Winkhaus AV3E multipoint locking system. which was …

Performance Doorset Solutions, based in Littleborough, have raised over £4,000 for Springhill Hospice. Twelve members of staff completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks …

New Fire Door Test Success

PDS News – Further Testing Success on our PDS Fireguard range. 

The Test included:

A Winkhaus AV3E multipoint locking system. which was linked to an automatic door opener/closer for applications where elderly residents have mobility issues and may have difficulty opening/closing doors. 

We also included two glazed vision panels and a glazed fanlight. This was another sampled, EN1634-1 dual-sided burns test which has increased our research and development improving existing product lines and increasing the amount of new primary fire tested products we can offer our customers.

Mental Health Matters

Mental Health Matters

We have now two newly qualified mental health first aiders who completed their course this week. 

This course has given the candidates a deep understanding of what mental health is and what factors can affect mental well-being. 

Professional help is not always available when someone is in distress due to a mental health crisis. 

Mental heath first aid can provide an initial response to distress until suitable or professional help can be found.


May 2021 - Made in the Northwest - We're shortlisted!

Great News, the shortlist for the ‘Made in the Northwest 2021’ Awards has been announced, and PDS have been shortlisted for the ‘Manufacturer of the Year’ Award – Congratulations to the PDS Team🍾

Not only that… our Charlotte Wilson has also been shortlisted for the ‘Apprentice of the Year’ Award – Congratulations Charlotte, well-deserved and Good Luck 🍾

16th Jan 2021 - New Lease of Life

A Salford tower once earmarked for demolition has been given a new lease of life. Salix Homes and The Casey Group have completed a £7.5m improvement project at Fitzwarren Court, which has seen the high-rise building undergo a major facelift. PDS were chosen as the Fire Door Supplier for this outstanding project. 

22nd Jan 2021 - New Apprentices joining PDS

PDS are pleased to say we have 2 new apprentices joining our Sales and Finance Teams in the next couple of weeks. 

Together we will ‘Build Back Better’.

21st Jan 2021 - New Registrars Ceremony Room

Fantastic end results, PDS are proud to be involved in the New Registrars Ceremony Room & Offices Project at Riverside on behalf of Rochdale Borough Council and Rochdale Development Agency. It looks stunning!

14th Dec 2020 - Food Bank Donations

Thank you for all your Food Bank Donations. So far we now have well over £300 worth of donations to deliver. There is still time to contribute as deliveries are being made on Friday 18th December. 

11th Dec 2020 - Wear Your Wollies, in support of Springhill Hospice

Thank you to everyone who made such fantastic effort on Friday 11th December for ‘Wear Your Woollies’ Day in support of Springhill Hospice.

7th Dec 2020 - Apprenticeship Opportunities

PDS are proud to be supporting Hopwood Hall College ‘Build Back Better’ Pledge by employing more apprentices and giving students in the Rochdale Borough the opportunity to gain workplace skills through industry placements as well as upskilling our existing workforce.

Signing our Employer Pledge with Louise Putland, showing our commitment to creating further job and training opportunities to the Local Community.

Administration, Customer Service and Financial Apprenticeships are currently available, please contact Hopwood Hall College for details or email

7th Dec 2020 - Rochdale Giving Back Toy Appeal

PDS were proud to be involved with the Rochdale Giving Back Toy Appeal organised by Rochdale Council. We donated over £1000 worth of Toys to this much-needed appeal.  Every child should have a gift at Christmas. Thank you to everyone who contributed. 

1st Dec 2020 - PDS is in the News again

PDS, in Littleborough, had only 60 staff and a turnover of £7m when former co-founder Tim Fairley headed up a 14-strong consortium and bought it back in March 2019.

In just 18 months the company has recruited 40 new members of staff to take the workforce to exactly 100 and grown turnover to £10m – despite being locked down at the start of Covid-19.

21st Sept 2020 - Groundbreaking Fire Door Primary Test Evidence

Supporting #FireDoorSafetyWeek 21st – 27th Sept

Groundbreaking Fire Door Primary Test Evidence Achieved by PDS – The UK Specialist Doorset Company

Solid timber FD60 (60-minute integrity)
– Glazed apertures fire door
– Complete with multi-point electronic release locking mechanism
– TS008 compliant letterplate
– Applied bolection moulds to the face

Tested to the most stringent EN1634-1 dual-directional test along with the EN1634-3 smoke testing.

The doors were sample tested prior to testing as part of our TRADA Q-Mark 3rd party accreditation membership scheme and will be included in our CE Marked range of external doorsets in due course.

– Available in an almost unlimited choice of factory finished colours
– Multiple sizes and design configurations.

Contact for further details

21st Sept 2020 - Fire Door Safety Week

PDS – Proudly supporting Fire Door Safety Week again this year. Fire Door Safety Week exists to stamp out the legacy of fire door neglect and to educate on the importance of fire door safety. To launch this year’s campaign, we have shared research into the state of fire door maintenance, inspection and replacement programmes across local authority owned and managed housing in the UK.

28th June 2020 - PDS Expansion Plans in the news

Fire door manufacturer PDS is pressing ahead with its expansion plans in the wake of Covid-19.

Based in Littleborough, PDS – which stands for Performance Doorset Solutions – currently employs 97 people but managing director Tim Fairley said that number would increase.

“We are still on a recruitment drive and are just in the process of taking on another large manufacturing unit to expand into two other sectors for our product,” he said. “Watch this space.”

Tim Fairley co-founded the company in 2003 and grew to a turnover of £13.5m and a workforce of 148 people when it was acquired by US-based door manufacturer Masonite International Corporation.


Important Company Update: PDS Re-opens for business After just over 4 weeks of closure due to the COVI-19 situation, PDS have reopened from Monday 27th April. As a leading manufacturer of security firedoors for the construction sector carrying out building safety improvements, PDS’s products are once again in high demand, with many main contractors already desperate for deliveries. Contractors undertaking the installation work have been asked by government ministers to safely return to site and recommence these works as soon as possible.


The shortlists for Insider’s Made in the North West awards – which celebrate the finest companies the region’s manufacturing sector has to offer – have been revealed…

and we’re pleased to announce that PDS has been shortlisted for the ‘Manufacturer of the Year Award.



Local business Performance Doorset Solutions (PDS) has donated over 200 bottles of hand sanitiser to key frontline workers.

The company’s suppliers provided the small bottles of sanitiser, which has been shared between nurses at Royal Oldham Hospital, Springhill Hospice, community nurses and two local care homes.

26th March 2020 - PDS CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19

Important Company Update Due to the current national health crisis with COVID-19, our office and manufacturing facilities will be temporarily closed. We have scheduled a return of Tuesday 14th April, but this is of course subject to ongoing and potentially changing government advice. We want to wish all our employees, customers and suppliers well and urge everyone to follow Government health guidelines and stay safe and well during this unprecedented and difficult period. Should you need to contact us in the meantime, please use and we will try to respond remotely if appropriate.


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