Architects

Working in partnership

Our continued commitment to product innovation has positioned us as world leaders in bespoke door manufacturing. We have worked extensively over the years directly with architects on a multitude of different projects.

Architects trust our specialist expertise to help them find the right solution for every project and every door. We help our partners to save time and money by delivering solutions which meet both the deadline and budget.

We listen to what your requirements are, offer expert advice and design the right door system for your individual needs. Our commitment to excellence, unique products and ability to deliver door solutions right first time, has led us to work with some of the world’s top architectural companies.

As our doors are produced to meet the specific needs of each building, we have the flexibility and ingenuity to design and manufacture doors for the most complex projects.

For technical advice or to discuss options, contact us today.

Sustainability

Environment friendly manufacturing process

We work towards sustainability across our business. We incorporate sustainability into all our products and processes during research and design. We comply with or exceed applicable legal requirements related to the environment. We reduce energy, raw material usage and waste to minimise pollution and environmental damage.

We are committed to continually improving our work methods and processes to reduce our carbon footprint. In partnership with Sustainable Energy Ireland (SEI) Dortek has made significant reductions in our emissions and energy consumption.

Dortek GRP doors are considerably lighter and more durable than other substitutes. This reduces the wear and tear on the door systems, ensures excellent operating efficiency, lasting appearance, minimal maintenance and therefore a consistently lower life-cycle cost.

Recycled materials

Dortek doors are designed, manufactured and built with materials that produce a robust door set proven to last up to a minimum of 25 years. Upon reaching the end of their useful life, Dortek doorsets can be safely disassembled into its glazed, stainless steel, aluminium, insulation and GRP elements and these can be recovered from site and entered into the relevant industry’s recycling programmes.

GRP is commonly recycled into a range of products used in the construction, transport and marine industries. Common uses for reground GRP includes fencing posts, railroad ties, bumpers etc. The glass fibre can also be extracted from GRP to be remoulded into new GRP which has often been found to be lighter and even stronger than virgin materials. This method is used to make boats, bathtubs, shower trays, swimming pools etc.

Innovation

World leading fire standards

Dortek has tested our fire doors and attained fire certification covering the US, Europe, SE Asia, China, Africa, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand.

Dortek fire doors can achieve a 5 hour fire rating. Our patented built-in intumescent strip means that our fire doors are ideal for hygienic environments as the intumescent strip is not exposed. Instead the fire door is completely encapsulated with the strip underneath the skin of the door.

The intumescent strip is activated by the heat of a fire and expands to create a sealed fire door.

Industry leading hygiene standards

Dortek was founded on the need for a hygienic, robust door for the food industry.

Hygiene is still the cornerstone of our business and we now set the standards in the Pharmaceutical, Food and Healthcare sectors internationally. Our product range is constantly evolving to meet the increasing demands of controlled environments, ensuring that our customers have access to the very latest in door technology.

Dortek are specified as the ultimate hygienic door for world leading Infant Nutrition Companies, Dairy Processing Companies and Pharmaceutical companies.

CPD

CPD presentation and mobile exhibition

Dortek provide CPD training to architectural practices and design firms. We are RIBA and RIAI accredited.

We also have a mobile exhibition unit which is available for CPD’s, site visits and demonstrations throughout the UK, Ireland and western Europe. The unit provides a thorough overview of our product range. To arrange a CPD presentation or site demonstration please contact us.

CPD Presentation title: The advantages of using GRP doors in hygienic environments.

Seminar agenda:

  • An introduction to GRP doors
  • Applications
  • Key features / benefits
  • The construction
  • Competing door technologies
  • Fire resistance
  • Automations and interlocking
  • Maintenance and life cycle costs.