Door-Stop International has stepped in after warning that the livelihoods of hundreds of skilled installers have been put at risk in the wake of Safestyle UK’s collapse.
Administrators for Safestyle said the business has made around 680 of its workers redundant after it fell into administration at the end of October, but that does not include many self-employed fitters who relied on the firm to supply their customers with doors.
Door-Stop is providing any affected self-employed installers with dedicated business support to help restore a stable pipeline of work.
Those previously working with Safestyle UK can access new short-term finance solutions so that they can order, install and receive payment for doors before having to pay Door-Stop, helping to maintain a healthy cashflow while in the process of securing future work.
Mark Young, commercial director of Door-Stop, said: “These skilled fitters are the lifeblood of the door and window industry. Maintaining a consistent pipeline of work is crucial for them and so we are stepping in with short-term economic support and fast-tracked supply.
“Ensuring installers can continue to trade with confidence should be a major priority for all connected with the door and window supply and fitting industry. Door-Stop is determined to play its part.”
Installers will also have access to Door-Stop’s Sales Manager software to help them get set up as quickly as possible. The online door designer and order tool can be added to existing websites, making it easier for the installer’s customer to design, price and pay for a door. It is fully customisable so the installer can have control over the information needed, the product ranges on offer, the payment process and more.
Fitters using Door-Stop’s business support offering will have access to exclusive pricing for a limited range of doorsets. With various door styles, colours and glazing options available from Door-Stop’s top sellers, installers will be able to offer on-trend styles at a competitive price. Its 10-day lead time means that they can continue to meet current demand without too much disruption to project timelines.
For more information contact Door-Stop on 01623 446336, option 4.