The leading UK door company
A little bit about JB Kind Doors
JB Kind has been a leading supplier of wooden doors to the UK housing market for more than three decades and timber specialists for over 140 years. Our ethos is to provide innovative, quality products in a large selection of designs and styles, and to deliver our customers with an exceptional experience.
Today we offer more than 200 door designs and sell over ¼ million doors every year through our strong network of builders’ merchants, door retailers and online providers. As long term experts in wooden doors, their manufacture and design, we believe that our dedicated team makes JB Kind the UK’s leading wooden door company.
Watch our video below and you will be taken on a tour around JB Kind's modern warehousing and office facility. You will see how we work and meet some of the team that make everything happen!
Our customers > JB Kind
Our doors are supplied, via our trading partners, to a variety of customers including, UK householders, self builders, home renovators, architects, specifiers and house builders (big and small).
Our products and services > JB Kind
Our large product portfolio of internal doors, offers superior style through our innovative, contemporary and traditional designs, as well as value for money.
Space saving bi-fold door options and pocket door systems, stylish door handles and convenient latch packs are all available to help make your door purchase easier.
All of our internal door ranges offer an option to use a FD30 fire door and, as well as glazed fire doors, we can also make bespoke fire doors to our customers’ specifications.
Our bespoke service is ideal for those special requirements - whether you require a special size, an alternative timber veneer or wish to create something completely unique and different.
Responsible sourcing credentials > JB Kind
Wood is a finite resource if it is not managed responsibly, so environmental sustainability is at the heart of our businesses processes. All of JB Kind’s doors are purchased from legal wood sources and over 50% of the Company’s doors hold the globally recognised FSC® (Forestry Stewardship Council ®) certification.
As well as environmental credentials, we conduct audits on our national and international suppliers to determine and monitor their quality, health & safety and human resource policies.
Our big heart > JB Kind's Charitable Fundraising
At JB Kind we work within a strong moral and ethical framework and our team works hard on initiatives to benefit worthy causes. Over the last few years JB Kind team members and their families have raised thousands of pounds for charities like the Burton Stroke Society, National Memorial Arboretum, Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance and St Giles Hospice by undertaking fundraising activities including sky-diving from 13,000ft, holding our own Charity Golf Day and hiking one of our wooden doors up to the top of Mount Snowdon!
In 2017 / 2018, our main charitable efforts will focus on Macmillan Cancer Support, raising money through a sponsored walk and (back by popular demand) Charity Golf Day for patient grants in the East Midlands area.
Welcome to JB Kind Doors
I would like to introduce myself, I am James Cadman and I would like to take you on a tour of JB Kind’s modern warehousing facility and provide you with an insight of how our nationwide delivery service works.
History of JB Kind
But first, a little of how we started as a business more than 140 years ago.
Founded in 1870 by John Blower Kind, we have always been timber trade specialists. Initially as timber merchants, then manufacturers of beer crates and also ammunition boxes during both world wars. Our product offering has always evolved and moved with the times, and as fork lift trucks became prominent in the 50’s and 60’s we diversified and began manufacturing timber pallets.
JB Kind’s Door Distribution division began in 1983 and our new innovative approach towards door design took the market by storm. Now after more than 30 years, JB Kind is solely a door distributor and I am pleased to say, one of the most well regarded Door Suppliers in the UK.
Present Day JB Kind
Today we offer more than 200 door designs and sell many thousands of doors every year through our strong network of builders’ merchants, door retailers and online providers.
JB Kind doors are specified for housing developments (large and small)and you will also find our doors fitted in self build projects and house renovations across the country.
Warehousing & Sales Office at JB Kind
• We hold approximately 60,000 at any one time in our purpose built warehouse located in South Derbyshire.
• JB Kind’s doors are sustainably sourced from the UK and around the World and as they arrive at our distribution centre they are checked and stored carefully, ready for the next stage of their journey.
• Orders come into our Sales office via our large network of national and independent builders merchants, door retailers and internet trading partners. Our friendly team process the orders and confirm the anticipated delivery date.
• We pride ourselves on a quick turnaround, and for stocked items, the next stage is almost immediate. Our Warehouse team pick the doors and carefully prepare them for delivery. For bespoke doors (for example, special sizes or tailor made designs), a lead time is confirmed upon order placement.
Delivery Service - JB Kind
Caring for and ensuring that our doors are delivered in good condition is important to us at JB Kind – that is why we have our own fleet of 9 lorries and all drivers are employed directly by JB Kind. We deliver to all parts of the UK at least once week and some areas twice.
On the occasion where we cannot use one of our own dedicated fleet, we use one of our carefully selected third party transport partners.
We deliver direct to our merchants own premises and if required on site to housing or self build developments. Even at this stage we like to make sure that everything is in order and always make sure that goods are carefully checked before we depart.
From order to delivery, we want to ensure our customers receive the best possible service.
Details of our merchant, door retailer and internet trading partners can be found on our website at www.jbkind.com.