Door & Joinery Solutions was established in 2003 manufacturing fire doors and undertaking other joinery work from a small workshop in Sileby, Leicestershire. From humble beginnings, with a skilled workforce and management who understand the market, DJS went from strength to strength. In 2019 the company took the decision to expand, adding a second production unit in a newbuilt factory in Burton on Trent, Staffordshire.
High-quality fire doors require a top-quality finish – especially the vision panel frames. Looking for machinery to achieve this finish, MD Adrian Goldsbury visited the W18 exhibition in Birmingham and was impressed with the machinery offered by Hoffmann Machine Co.
He placed an order for a Hoffmann MS35SF combination machine, which mitre-cuts the profile and routers a dovetail slot in one machine cycle. Assembly of the vision panel cassette is completed by inserting Hoffmann Dovetail Keys into the dovetail slots, which draw each joint securely together.
The Hoffmann MS35SF was delivered and installed at Door & Joinery Solutions’ factory in Sileby in January 2019. After much positive feedback from the workshop staff regarding quality, accuracy and speed, Adrian immediately decided to purchase a second machine for the new factory in Burton-on-Trent.
Branch manager Mitch Johnson comments: “We currently use the Hoffmann MS35SF to produce glazing bead cassettes for our fire doors and glazed screens. Using the Hoffmann jointing system not only improves the process by simplifying it, but it has also increased the quality of the finished joint and the speed at which it is produced.
“Because the joints are so accurate and secure, there is less filling required on the joints before spraying, and the cassettes can be lacquered before fitting into the door. Production of the vision panel has increased by roughly +20% since having the Hoffmann machinery installed.”
Door & Joinery Solutions is a longstanding member of the British Woodworking Federation and the CertiFire Scheme. It provides high-quality joinery products made with care by skilled craftsman. Its state-of-the-art factories in Leicestershire and Staffordshire are equipped with advanced CNC technology and in-house finishing, which enables the business to complete jobs within tight schedules to customers’ specific requirements.
Hoffmann Dovetail Keys are all accredited with IFC FD30/FD60 ratings.