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and Chartwell Green. Plus the glazing cassette of the doors in the Collection are through colour for a seamless and sophisticated match for the rest of the door. Bespoke colour is also available thanks to their state-of-the-art in-house paint plant.
strong and I’m looking forward to applying some of my own ideas to take the company to the next level. Ken put his heart and soul into the business for the last 27 years and I wish him all the best in his very well-earned retirement.”
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The doors in the Rustic Renown Collection are the Renown, Renown Mid, Renown Top and Renown Diamond and all offer beautiful takes on the traditional cottage door with its small glazed area. Like the door slab, they all feature an oak woodgrain effect finish, something that enhances the heritage looks even further.
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Previous owner Ken Blackman commented: “GJB has been a big part of my life for so long it was very important to me that I left the company in the right hands. When Roy expressed an interest I immediately knew it was the perfect fit – he has the experience and ability to drive the company forward and I’m delighted we were able to strike a deal.”
Distinction Doors launched its Retail Cottage Door and the four glazed door designs of the Rustic Renown Collection last year and has been accepting plaudits for them ever since.
Roy Frost is back in the industry having bought prominent Eurocell fabricator GJB from previous owners Ken Blackman and Gary Bristow.
Bethaney Larkman, Marketing
All of the doors are manufactured from Thermoset GRP (Glass Reinforced Polyester) and have stiles and rails composed of water-resistant polymer which is bonded to the skin and filled with an insulating core of 100% CFC-free polyurethane for exceptional weatherfastness.
Roy will assume the position of MD, spearheading a new era of growth for the £12m turnover Essex based fabricator, while Ken Blackman will retire and Gary Bristow will continue in his role as Sales Director. Mike Wolstenholme also joins the company as Operations Director, having previously spent his career in window fabrication with Epwin Group, Everest and JELD-WEN.
Manager, says: “Our Retail Cottage
Gary Bristow commented: “Ken has been instrumental in our journey from a small start-up into one of the UK’s leading trade fabricators and I would like to thank him for his fantastic support. The acquisition is good news for staff, because it gives them job security, but it’s also good news for customers. Roy understands the challenges of installation and retailing in a competitive market and will bring an abundance of experience, fresh ideas plus bags of energy to the business.”
Door slab and the four doors in our
Rustic Renown collection deliver
beautiful heritage looks with the
added reassurance of 21st century
security because they are Secured By

Design compliant, which also means
they meet the requirements of Document Q.”

There is no doubt that they are strong additions to the market and showcase Distinction’s reputation for doors that deliver on practical and beautiful detail.
Another standout feature of the doors lies in the colour. All five doors
Commenting on the acquisition Roy said: “This is a fantastic business with a loyal customer base and I am absolutely delighted to take the reins. Operationally the business is very
are available in six standard pre-pigmented colours, including popular favourites Anthracite Grey

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