41 THE door industry journal summer 2022 Also online at: www.dijonline.co.uk Domestic Garage Doors Installers Flock to JDUK for Monumental Launch Event After an exciting build-up that became the talk of the industry, fuelled by a series of YouTube teaser videos, interest in JDUK’s big news reached boiling point on Tuesday 19th July, and not just because of the record-breaking heatwave! In spite of it, over 50 installers turned out for the first in a series of six open days. But there were also a couple of unexpected visitors, sporting blue and orange colours on their two 40-foot Artics, that were so keen to join us. They arrived three hours before the start, parked down the road and decided to stay all day! A great indication of just how significant the new developments really are at JDUK. The eagerly awaited open days were held at JDUK’s updated showroom in West Yorkshire to an overwhelming response, which saw the garage door supplier add 3 extra dates to satisfy demand. For the first 3, over 150 captivated installers attended, keen to find out how JDUK’s new sectional garage door would match up to those previously supplied. And they were not disappointed. JDUK MD, Steve Hudson, assured customers the new products would be as good, if not better, than anything currently on offer in the UK market. And that was certainly proven to be the case with the Unipro sectional garage door from Wi´ sniowski, which offers side springs on doors even wider than before up to 5000mm, requires less headroom of just 80mm including the tolerance required for automation, and has a better U-value of just 0.48 W/m2K. After an introduction by Steve, where he revealed new supplier Wi´ sniowski, the curtain was finally lifted, quite literally thanks to Adrian from AR Barber, on the new sectional garage door and other new products. Attendees were able to see them first-hand and were quick to appreciate their beauty and benefits. Jeff Darlington from DGD Garage Doors commented, “We were impressed with it. In our opinion, it is a far superior door than most others on the market and means we can still carry on with JDUK as we have for the past 7 years.” Special features of the Unipro sectional that delighted installers included a unique header/fascia, which has been designed specifically for the UK, to provide rigidity and strength for in-between and under installation. They were also impressed by the colourmatched profiles and matching foiled profiles provided as standard. The exclusive Home Inclusive colour range of other matching products, such as aluminium entrance doors, also captured the imagination. The new range of aluminium doors from JDUK, produced by Wisniowski, was another highlight of the open day events and impressed installers with their stunning appearance. On display was a luxury Creo entrance door in a special modern black matt finish, with 3-point Autotronic locking and a Deco Light entrance door in a Modern graphite finish from the Home Inclusive range, also with 3-point Autotronic locking. Steve also announced Gimenez Ganga as the new supplier for roller door components to JDUK, highlighting thicker material included in the hood and lath for additional rigidity, as well as a new type of end plate and guide roller assembly, leading to smoother operation. The fabricator base was also assured of continuity of supply with Alutech in the meantime. Of particular interest though was the new range of insulated side-hinged garage doors from Wi´ sniowski that JDUK has introduced to the UK market. There were 3 such doors displayed in the showroom, two DoorPro 45, one in anthracite grey and one in the increasingly popular Agate grey, and a DoorPro 60 in anthracite grey, where the number refers to the size of the profile. To request a brochure, visit the showroom, or for more information, please call 01924 472924, email firstname.lastname@example.org , or visit www.jdukltd.co.uk .