The move significantly strengthened Arnold Laver's doorset manufacturing capabilities.

The National Timber Group acquired Cotswold Manufacturing in November last year.

Now, the production facility, located in Thornaby, near Stockton-on-Tees is being incorporated into Arnold Laver, a part of The National Timber Group,

The premises have been rebranded and will form part of Arnold Laver's new Intelligent Door Solutions Division.

The modern, 80,000 sq ft manufacturing facility specialises in producing timber fire and acoustic doors, doorsets and screens that are used throughout the UK, in the commercial, residential, education and leisure markets.

David Oldfield, Director of Joinery at Arnold Laver, said: “This latest investment has strengthened our position as an industry leader in the UK timber doorset market and gives our customers more choice than ever before. Our overall group capacity now exceeds 2,000 doorsets per week, with significant room for further growth.

“This new investment comes at a time of increasing demand for high quality, certified products, with a greater focus on compliant fire doors.

“We now have a comprehensive range of fully finished doors and doorsets, spanning commercial and residential projects.”