This IS bad!

This IS bad! Before reading on, there are some real-life examples of serious issues our engineers have identified whilst conducting maintenance work.  Due to the sensitivities involved around these projects, names, locations and project references have been removed. We would like to stress that this article is not directed at any single contracting entity, but […]

What does turnkey commercial glazing maintenance actually mean?

What does turnkey commercial glazing maintenance actually mean? If your business requires cleaning and maintenance of its commercial glazing assets – such as aluminium windows, doors and curtain walling – what does this process involve? For many organisations, maintenance can seem like a daunting exercise, and it’s often pushed aside and forgotten about for this […]

Why is a maintenance strategy important in building design?

Why is a maintenance strategy important in building design? When looking to design a building, it’s easy for some architects to get carried away with solely the aesthetic of the building – after all, it has to look good and make an impression. However, in all the excitement of the quirky façade options, the fact […]

Challenging conditions for today’s architectural glazing industry

Challenging conditions for today’s architectural glazing industry Very recently, one of our local competitors went into administration, and here at Dortech HQ, we’re very sad to hear that our industry has lost such a respected company. Our managing director, James Sutherland, reflects on the current market conditions and what this means for architectural glazing brands. […]

Why is regular commercial glazing maintenance important?

Every business has assets that it needs to maintain, it’s just that there are some which – because you review them on a regular basis – are at the forefront of your mind more often than others. Let’s give this some perspective. On a daily basis, you’ll replenish paper and ink in the printer, wash […]

Should you replace or repair your commercial windows?

Should you replace or repair your commercial windows? To repair or to replace, that is the question – but what is the answer for business owners looking to get maximum return on investment from their commercial glazing assets? Sometimes it can be easy to think that if there’s a problem with your aluminium windows or […]

Through the looking glass with… Zoe Charlesworth

Through the looking glass with… Zoe Charlesworth As part of our newest blog series, we put a different member of the Dortech Maintenance team in the hotseat every month – asking 10 quickfire questions about their role, personality and the world of commercial glazing, all in 10 minutes! With not long on the clock, they […]

Through the looking glass with… Tracey Fairclough

Through the looking glass with… Tracey Fairclough As part of our newest blog series, we put a different member of the Dortech Maintenance team in the hot seat every month – asking 10 quickfire questions about their role, personality and the world of commercial glazing, all in 10 minutes! With not long on the clock, […]

Huddersfield firm donates installation services to Scout hut renovation project

Huddersfield firm donates installation services to Scout hut renovation project Commercial glazing specialist Dortech Maintenance has taken part in a CSR project, installing new doors at 1st Rugeley Scout Hut for free, to improve its safety and security. Forming part of the Staffordshire-based 1st Rugeley Scout Group – the oldest in the area and operating […]

Bi-fold vs sliding doors – which are better and why?

Bi-fold vs sliding doors – which are better and why? Believe it or not, there’s a big debate about door types. Both the bi-fold and sliding varieties are highly sought after – not just because of their modern appearance, but because they allow homeowners and business owners alike to maximise space, views and natural light. […]

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