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DorSuite Solution vs Standardisation

Why choose DorSuite Solutions rather than products from standard ranges.

DorSuite's Range of Solutions strike the ideal balance between standardisation and customisation, delivering certified, compliant, and comprehensive door solutions tailored to your project's distinct requirements.

Standardisation is a way to simplify design and reduce complexity in manufacturing and construction processes, thus leading to more effective building practices and superior quality and design.

Today’s construction companies need to take advantage of every opportunity to improve, speed up and reduce building costs particularly in the healthcare and public sectors. In addition, the demands placed by public safety and environmental concerns make it ever more desirable to move further and further in the direction of standardisation and even modularisation.

The main challenge to moving in this direction completely is change. Building regulations, guidance, and recommendations are constantly being enhanced or revised. To deal with this plethora of legislation (with elements often conflicting in practicality) buildings have become more and more complex to design and construct. Change is so quick that many of these buildings become partially obsolete before they are even complete!

Flexibility and bespoke design therefore remain the essential traits of the products supplied, and the construction techniques used on these projects. This is especially true when specific site challenges and regional variances to regulation are considered.

This means that bespoke scheduling and manufacture are still the de-facto methods used in these complex structures despite huge efforts to standardise wherever possible.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Standardisation

It is becoming increasingly apparent that companies are responding to these market forces by attempting to offer standardised options and modular solutions. This certainly applies to the door industry and many bespoke door manufacturing companies have long tried to introduce ‘standard ranges’.

There are obvious advantages to supplying products that have been standardised: continuity, scalability, cost certainty, reduced manufacturing lead times and the opportunity to apply a uniform range of door types such as ward entrance doors across multiple projects.

Probably the most important perceived advantage of a standard door type is that it can be subject to thorough testing and be designed according to current guidance and environmental recommendations. This gives peace of mind to both the client and those designing and constructing the building.

However, there are vast numbers of different door types and combinations of ironmongery needed in buildings such as hospitals. Standard ranges typically only cover a small percentage of the required options and scope of design, resulting in specifiers and architects reverting to bespoke scheduling. Standard ranges tend to get side-lined reducing their relevance and thwarting efforts to make them genuine alternatives to bespoke options.

The DorSuite Range of Solutions

The DorSuite range of solutions is the perfect blend of standardised features and elements with the flexibility of bespoke customisation. It allows you to specify a solution with standardised features and elements that already has the correct certification, has been designed to be compatible to guidance, has reduced lead times because material can be stocked and can have accurate environmental impact calculations. It achieves this whilst performing like a bespoke door able to vary sizes, select different finishes and apply various functions to achieve the desired look and functionality.

It comprehensively combines the advantages of both a standard and bespoke door in one unique solution.

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