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About us

Our Purpose

To share our knowledge to find solutions which keep people safe and secure.

Our Story

Door Controls Direct is a trading name of Spiller Door Controls, established in 1918 serving the local community with their hardware requirements. From these humble beginnings we have grown into a leading supplier of architectural ironmongery with branches in Dorchester and Yeovil. We support trade professionals nationwide with quality products from leading manufacturers and a trusted next day delivery service.

At Door Controls Direct we want to make sure that whatever project you are working on, we can provide you with the right product along with even more information such as installation videos, technical data sheets, and product certification. All of this is supported by our team of industry experts who are available to share their knowledge on and offline with you to find solutions which will keep people safe and secure.

100

YEARS OF ARCHITECTURAL IRONMONGERY

10

Members of the team fully qualified by the Guild of Architectural Ironmongery

#1

UK largest supplier of electromagnetic door closers

1K+

Deliveries made every month

Our Values

KNOWLEDGE

We share our knowledge with customers & colleagues to offer the best solutions.

PASSION

For providing easily available product, advice and support both on and offline

TRUST

In our people and our products through collaboration and considered team involvement.

COMMITMENT

To providing quality products and exceptional value with the very best customer experience.

ARCHITECTURAL IRONMONGERY SPECIFICATION

We offer a comprehensive ironmongery specification & scheduling service supported by fully qualified members of the Guild of Architectural Ironmongery. Our team will work alongside you from conception of the ironmongery specification to supply and after sales support honouring our commitment to provide the very best in customer experience.

“At Door Controls Direct we have our core values at the heart of everything we do, we utilise our knowledge, passion, trust and commitment in order to offer our customers solutions that will keep them safe and secure.”

Gary Hewitt
Managing Director, Door Controls Direct

Our History

1918

George Spiller established Spiller Architectural Ironmongery in Sherborne.

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1987

The company move to a purpose built premises in Yeovil

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1993

The Meyer’s brothers saw an opportunity in ironmongery and Dorset Architectural Ironmongers was established.

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DAI and Spiller become members of the Guild Of Architectural Ironmongery.

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Dedicated locksmiths and master key department established at Spiller AI.

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1997

Door Controls Direct is established as a trading name of Dorset Architectural Ironmongers specialising in the supply of electromagnetic door closers.

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2003

DAI move to a larger office and warehouse premises in Dorchester.

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2004

Dedicated specification & customer service team are created.

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2009

Door Controls Direct launches its first online platform to serve customers nationwide

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2012

Spiller AI win the Architectural Specification Award judged by GAI in conjunction with RIBA for the Children’s Hospice Project, Little Harbour.

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2014

Dorset Architectural Ironmongers merge with Spiller Architectural Ironmongery to form the South Wests leading specialist ironmongery supplier.

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2017

Dorset Architectural Ironmongers and Spiller align to trade as Spiller Architectural Ironmongery to provide our customers with the best in service experience.

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2021

Door Controls Direct becomes the group trading name so that we can offer all our customers the best service with access to product and support both on and offline.

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