2019 is proving to be another stellar year for Virtuoso doors, the Birtley-based manufacturer of composite and PVCu panel doors, with the business on target to achieve growth of 40% by the end of the year.

Tony Craggs, managing director of Virtuoso Doors, explains: “This year has been all about building on the terrific success we achieved last year and it’s been an incredible year so far for Virtuoso, with year to date sales well ahead of what we hoped for.

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“Our recent investment in additional new machinery has given us the capacity that we need, and we’ve taken on more new people to satisfy the increased demand, so we’re ready for a busy but very successful rest of the year. We hit a record-breaking month in October last year and we fully expect to beat this achievement during the upcoming seasonal period.”

Virtuoso Doors has invested £1 million into specialist machinery, equipment and IT systems over the last two years and its factory is now equipped with the most up-to-date beam saws, CNC machines and edgebanders. The firm recently installed a Stuga Autocut sawing centre to provide additional production capacity.

Despite its impressive growth, Virtuoso Doors has consistently maintained its industry-leading service and quality levels. Every single door manufactured goes through a rigorous 48-point QC inspection process which covers every step of the manufacturing process before leaving the factory.

Driving demand through innovation, the company’s sales of the ultra-modern aluminium textured composite door, Virtu-AL has increased rapidly, particularly as the door is now available in an aluminium outer frame. Virtuoso was the UK’s first composite door manufacturer to create an aluminium alternative composite door and the first to offer an aluminium frame for all of its composite doors.

“We’re incredibly proud of the success we’ve had as a business and also of the role that we’ve played in bringing pivotal new products, like Virtu-AL, to the market,” adds Tony. “With such positivity and success within Virtuoso, we’re paving the way for another period of growth. We do have ambitious targets, but we’re confident that we will achieve them and we can guarantee that this will all be without compromising on our very exacting standards of craftsmanship and service.”

To find out more about Virtu-AL or the full Virtuoso range, call 01453 707272, visit or follow @virtuosodoors on Twitter.

With a reputation for manufacturing superior quality doors and providing unrivalled personal service, Virtuoso Doors is at the forefront of composite door development. Virtuoso’s doors are made from the most robust GRP skin for long lasting good looks.

Virtuoso Doors is part of Customade Group, which operates nationwide and employs 1100 people in multiple manufacturing sites across the UK. The group also includes REAL Aluminium (aluminium), (Polyframe (PVC-u), Atlas Glazed Roof Solutions (glazed roofs), Hourglass Seal (sealed glass units), Stevenswood Trade Centre (trade counters) and Fineline Aluminium (specialist glazing).