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Kez
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Post by Kez » 15 Jan 2016 13:50

It looks like Doorz on Kirkdale has closed and work is underway on the building. Does anyone know what is planned?

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Re: Doorz

Post by FromCtoShiningC » 15 Jan 2016 13:57

Oh - I didn't know - thanks for the heads up. What kind of work is underway?

Kez
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Re: Doorz

Post by Kez » 15 Jan 2016 17:03

It's been emptied out and looks like they have been doing the floors.

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Post by biscuitman1978 » 15 Jan 2016 17:08

Kez wrote:It's been emptied out and looks like they have been doing the floors.
...or should that be 'floorz'? :wink:

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Re: Doorz

Post by leenewham » 19 Jan 2016 09:54

This is a shame, although recently we wanted some doors (doorz) and tried to contact them. We went there (no-one in), called (no answer), emailed (no reply), texted (got one rely asking to send what we had already sent with full details and sizes) but couldn't get a quote for love or money.

We used the extremely local and excellent Freeborne Carpentry who did a great job instead.

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Re: Doorz

Post by Rachael » 19 Jan 2016 10:53

Lee - do you know if Freeborne do front doors as well? Ours is both oversized and skew-whiff (or rather the house is). Dawes in Forest Hill gave us an eye watering quote for a custom job as few years ago.

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Re: Doorz

Post by leenewham » 19 Jan 2016 11:24

They did mine, very pleased with it.

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Re: Doorz

Post by ALIB » 21 Jan 2016 09:07

The chap who ran 'Doorz', had an arrangement with the owner of the property, which seems to have come to an end.

To say 'Doorz' had Mixed-Reviews, would be a compliment. Of the handful of people I met who had dealings with them, none of them were satisfied with the work or (lack of) communication.

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Re: Doorz

Post by Rachael » 21 Jan 2016 09:16

leenewham wrote:They did mine, very pleased with it.
Thanks for that info, Lee.

MartinH
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Re: Doorz

Post by MartinH » 21 Jan 2016 21:32

I have just this minute spoken to the Doorz man. The shop is being refurbished and will re-open in 2-3 weeks.

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Re: Doorz

Post by Sydenham » 21 Jan 2016 22:44

The Doorz man is called Jim if he's the same person I knew as running the place - big chap - often known as 'big Jim' - used to have a St Bernard or dog of similar size / style - i.e Big.

Surprised if he's renovating the place - I thought he'd sold the business

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Re: Doorz

Post by Sydenham Syd » 22 Jan 2016 12:22

Rachael wrote:
leenewham wrote:They did mine, very pleased with it.
Thanks for that info, Lee.
I wouldn't go near the place in Forest Hill - dreadful.

I would recommend Ryan Smith - 07962 385294

He's done a lot of work on our street - traditional Victorian door fronts.

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Re: Doorz

Post by JMLF » 2 Feb 2016 13:21

Just walked past this morning and must say its looking very nice and although obviously people will have opinions on names and storefronts etc I think the name lettering looks very nice/smart - worth having a look Lee! - and the ?new name of "The Dulwich Reclamation" or "Dulwich Reclamation" (can't remember) I'm sure will serve the business well.

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Re: Doorz

Post by louisecbrooks » 5 Feb 2016 17:16

The shop looks fab. The biz name of Dulwich Reclamation in Sydders is genius; here's someone not letting themselves or their business be defined by a mere postcode! Beautifully painted and great sign-writing. Looks super smart.

Anyway, based on all of the same sort of stuff going back in, and the very full workshop out the back I would guess its still Jim. He has a great furniture place on Church Road in Crystal Palace; great hand-crafted bits. I've always found him really helpful and he did a great, efficient dipping of our doors when we first moved in (some 10 yrs ago). And when I was running the high street regen project he leant us doors, and I know he was super helpful when the guys at 161 set up biz. But I don't think he cares much for customer service, or is too bothered about returning calls etc. He's a pretty eccentric character. But once you get past that I think he can be great.

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Re: Doorz

Post by EUSSR » 6 Feb 2016 12:39

"He's a pretty eccentric character"

No he isnt hes pretty normal, he just likes to do what he wants when he wants, hes his own man...

A few years ago I rented for a year or so the flat above what was the now closed costume shop and got to know Jim fairly well and went out drinking with him pretty regularly and he is not eccentric...hes a pretty mean pool player though !

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Re: Doorz

Post by Bunny » 6 Feb 2016 17:43

Well let's hope that now it's been renovated that all those doors aren't left on the pavement over night as before. It looks dreadful !!!

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Re: Doorz

Post by Robin Orton » 6 Feb 2016 19:22

EUSSR wrote: ...hes pretty normal, he just likes to do what he wants when he wants, hes his own man...
Is that being normal?

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Re: Doorz

Post by EUSSR » 9 Feb 2016 13:27

Yes...HTH

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Re: Doorz

Post by Robin Orton » 10 Feb 2016 07:35

Thanks, very helpful. Bit worrying though.

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Re: Doorz

Post by leenewham » 10 Feb 2016 10:00

It does look fab. A lesson to other shops in Sydenham and surrounding areas. Any idea who did the sign writing?

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