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“Membership of Secured by Design is both a commercial success and gives peace of mind to our customer base and in turn the end user about the quality of the products we manufacture and supply”.

Colchester’s ABL Doors & Windows is the latest company to renew its membership with Secured by Design (SBD), the national police crime prevention initiative.

Since 2003, ABL Doors have been supplying and fitting precision-hung doorsets for housing developers, builders and regional authorities on a local and national scale, providing great value while taking the hassle out of the door fitting process, in both new-build and renovation projects.

ABL Doors was founded when Andy Williams, previously of the UK’s largest door slab manufacturer Premdor, spotted a frustration in the housing development market with the way that doors were sourced and fitted. He noticed that the existing way the UK development market worked when it came to door hanging was slow, expensive and inaccurate. Taking inspiration from continental Europe and the USA, he decided to pursue the idea of precision-hanging doors in a factory setting, and simply installing a full, pre-hung doorset, consisting of frame, slab & furniture.

This idea, which was revolutionary in the UK market, meant that ABL Doors could stock, hang, deliver & fit doors and doorsets on demand. This greatly reduced both difficulty and risk to the developer, builder or local authority, as well as saving them huge amounts on labour costs, as an ABL fitter can arrive on site with all required materials and install each precision-hung doorset in under 12 minutes.

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ABL are trusted suppliers and installers of doors and doorsets to some of the biggest names in the industry, having longstanding relationships with Weston Homes, Taylor Wimpey, Belway Homes, Kier and Barratt Homes amongst others.

You can find out more about ABL Doors & Windows extensive range of SBD accredited products here: https://www.securedbydesign.com/member-companies/sbd-members?view=companydetail&sbdoldcompanyid=787

SBD Development Officer Lyn Poole said: "ABL Doors and Windows are a very professional company to work with, I am so pleased that they have decided to renew their SBD membership. They have a lot of experience within this part of the industry and we are extremely happy to be associated with them ".

Andy Williams of ABL Doors & Windows said: “Membership of Secured by Design is both a commercial success and gives peace of mind to our customer base and in turn the end user about the quality of the products we manufacture and supply”.