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Origin Doors – Quality Bi-folding Doors Manufactured in the UK

Origin Doors – Quality Bi-folding Doors Manufactured in the UK

Founded in 2002, Origin Doors are one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of aluminium folding sliding doors and design and manufacture all their products from their High Wycombe HQ. The family-run business was founded by cousins Neil Ginger and Victoria Brocklesby who noticed a gap in the market when they couldn’t find suitable bi-folding doors for a building project.

Origin now employ 88 people in the UK, including many members of Neil and Victoria’s family, and further staff are employed in sales offices in Dubai and Florida, where Origin distribute their doors to. Origin chose to manufacture products in the UK because this is where the company’s main market is, so manufacturing here ensures short lead times and total control over every aspect of the manufacturing process.

Neil Ginger, Origin CEO explains, “Every door we make is completely bespoke and made entirely to the customer’s specification, whether they want one set of doors or enough to cover the front of an entire building. This means that we take great care in manufacturing our doors and have strict quality control process in place so we deliver exactly what the customer wants. Manufacturing our products in the UK means that we can oversee this process and ensure that our customers receive the highest quality product with the highest level of customer service.”

Innovation is key at Origin and the company is the only bi-folding door company in the UK to offer a range of different coloured finishes for their bi-folding doors, including bright primary colours and subtle candy shades. The company also offers a ‘your lead time not ours’ service which means they can deliver doors when customers need them, whether it’s the next day, week or month – something which manufacturing in the UK makes possible.

www.origin-global.com

Neil Ginger of Origin Doors

Neil Ginger of Origin Doors

Origin Colour Palette 2

Origin Doors – Origin Colour Palette 2

This is a guest article written for ukmade by Origin Doors.

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British Made Tools – British Made DIY, Trade, Agricultural and Garden Tools and Equipment – British Made Engineering Tools and Equipment – Building Materials – Building Tools – Scientific Equipment – Garden related products made in Great Britain

British Made Tools – British Made DIY, Trade, Agricultural and Garden Tools and Equipment – British Made Engineering Tools and Equipment – Building Work – Scientific Equipment

British Made Tape Measures  and Rulers

Fiscohttp://www.fisco.co.uk – make tape measures in Essex in England.  They make tape measures (the kind used by builders and in DIY), spirit levels, laser measures, long tape measures and surveyor’s tape measures, set squares, wooden rulers (bench rules, surveyor’s rods), steel rulers, and chalk line reels.  I am not sure if everything they sell is made in England, so best to check before buying.  Their products are available in Jewson, on the net, etc. Fisco are not British owned, rather they are part of the Hultafors Group AB which is in turn a business area wholly owned by Swedish Investment AB Latour.  I have a Fisco Pro-Flex and it is a really good tape measure at a reasonable price.  I also have a Fisco Un-Vision tape measure. I note their tape measures, whilst still made in England, are now marked Hultafors Fisco rather than just Fisco.

Fisco Pro-Flex tape measure. Made in England.

Fisco Pro-Flex tape measure. Made in England.

Big T tape measure by Fisco. Made in England

Big T tape measure by Fisco. Made in England

A vintage Fisco Uni-Vision 3m 10ft tape measure. Made in England. Photograph by author.

Rabone Chesterman (a company resulting from the 1963 merger of Rabone of Birmingham and Chesterman of Sheffield), maker of spirit levels and rules, of Whitmore St, Birmingham, were sold to Stanley in 1989. Rabone had previously acquired Dean Tape measures, the main British maker of non-metallic tape measures for the haberdashery trade, in 1986. In 1989, Stanley Tools purchased the assets of Rabone Chesterman from Bardsey PLC.  Since then, the name and the name Dean have disappeared from their product lines.

Vintage Rabone Chesterman Handiflex 3.5meter/12′ Tape Measure. Metric and Imperial. Made in England.

VINTAGE STEEL RULE IMPERIAL/ METRIC 6" MADE IN ENGLAND (1)

VINTAGE STEEL RULE IMPERIAL/ METRIC 6″ MADE IN ENGLAND.

I also found made in England tape measures branded Lion Heart on e-bay.

Does anyone know of other companies making tape measures in the UK?  What about sewing / tailor’s measuring tapes (Dean as far as I know no longer exist)?

Vintage Tape Measure with brass ends by Dean. Made in England

Vintage Tape Measure with brass ends by Dean. Made in England.

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