DoorMate was set up in 2009 by founder Terry Burnett, after working in the Garage, Industrial and Automatic door industry for around 20 years.
At the time, Terry worked at every position possible, from fitters mate, to fitter, to Garage door and Industrial door sales manager, so he's already tech-drawn, sold, made, serviced, fitted, repaired and removed every type of commercial door you can imagine...
While in the garage door fitting business, Terry would need to rip out thousands of timber frames to install new garage doors. He knew that these frames would just end up in a huge massive skip, ready to go to landfill, being massively passionate about reusing and recycling, Terry thought what a terrible waste this was.
Terry constructed a plan to create a business to tackle this the wasted reusable wood by using all reclaimed timber to create stunning doors that would be both stylish, and eco-friendly. So now to be selling doors from reclaimed timber to more and more happy customers is amazing.
And the doors in question can look so beautiful and full of character with the old timber coming from the mature trees unlike the modern equivalent.
Terry believes that the passion for conserving the environment comes from his punk days of playing drums for punk-rock band 'No Choice that woke him up to the unnecessary waste caused by consumerism
This is also where the names of our systems come from, Over the 30 years spent playing in this band, he was fortunate enough to have toured the UK and the east coast America. The four hardware systems we make are name after some of the more memorable gigs of that tour, being:
Gainesville, Brooklyn, Covington and Augusta