RK Door Systems, first Secured by Design member company in Cornwall, pursues high end development marketplace
High Specification entrance door specialist, RK Door Systems, the first company from Cornwall to join Secured by Design, is keen to build on its core business in the self-build and ‘Grand Designs’ sector to become a supplier of choice on exclusive and luxury developments around the country.
The company has a showroom at its base in Truro, two others at Crawley, West Sussex, and Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, as well as a permanent stand at the National Self Build & Renovation Centre, Swindon.
In addition, it has been establishing a network of dealers around the country to help display their range of products – making it easier and more convenient for discerning customers to see the many choices available to meet their own particular requirements and needs.
Most recently, the company has been working to establish direct links with architects and developers to expand its business and become a supplier of choice on high-end building developments.
The expansion has been masterminded by Managing Director, Ian Woodman, who set up RK Door Systems in 2013 but has been a high-end supplier of doors and windows in the West Country for the last 25 years through his window and door business, DSL, also of Truro.
RK Door Systems Sales Director, Max Ellis, who is leading the charge to expand the business into high-end developments, said they were investing heavily in new build because that’s where they see the fastest area of growth.
As part of this initiative, their Entre, Excellence and Pivot suites have all achieved PAS 24 standards of security and been accredited by Secured by Design, the national police crime prevention initiative.
“I have been brought in to get in front of architects and developers and tell them about our depth of experience and the quality of our products as well as meeting customers’ growing requirements for safety and security too.
“We know we have excellent products to shout about and Secured by Design provides us with a coveted endorsement from a security perspective. We wanted our entire suite to be accredited by Secured by Design, not just one or two doors in our range.
“We want to tell our customers all our doors are secure. We also want to tell them that if we do something, we do it properly and thoroughly.”
The RK Door Systems website has a photo of one of its doors, which withstood being ram-raided by a 4×4 vehicle with a tow bar – clearly showing the dent that the tow bar had made without the door collapsing or entry being gained.
One of their many positive reviews even likens the company to Rolls Royce in the quality of its workmanship.
Emma Snow, Development Officer, Secured by Design, said: “I am delighted to welcome RK Door Systems to Secured by Design as our first member based in Cornwall. The range of doors they have accredited with us just goes to show that there is no need to compromise design in favour of good security – it is possible to have it all! The self-build market is an area Secured by Design is keen to get more involved in and I look forward to working with RK Door Systems to help achieve this in the years to come.”