We are Essential Design Group

We’re one of the leading distributors of fully finished interior doors in the United Kingdom and Ireland. We work with some of the largest and most technologically advanced manufacturers in Europe.

Based in Castledawson, Northern Ireland, Essential Design Group is a forward-thinking, dynamic supplier to the construction industry in the UK and Ireland. Established in 2001 by Oliver and Mandy Higgins.

Our Customers

Essential Design Groups works closely with a wide range of clients from specifiers to contractors and directly with the end customer. Our client list speaks for itself regarding our credentials as an established, reputable and reliable supplier to the construction, commercial and retail sectors throughout the UK and Ireland.

Our Suppliers

Essential Design Group chooses to partner only with suppliers who meet our stringent requirements for accreditation to compliance, regulatory and environmental standards. When our clients work with us, they have the guarantee that all supplies, from timber to architectural ironmongery and glass comes from the best sources.

Safety technology

From our base in Northern Ireland we can supply our customers throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland within 48 hours of standard order. We always carry a stock of standard doors to enable us to meet any emergency needs.

Over 10 years experience

The Essential Design Group Staff

The company started life as a joinery works but soon moved into the manufacture and supply of doors. This was followed by the addition of a glass division, which began its life to service the need for glazed panels in door products. Over the years, the company developed significant expertise in bespoke joinery for fit-out applications and Essential Fit-Out was formed in 2012.

Today, Essential Design Group is made up of our distinct but integrated divisions which offer a complete service to the specifier, contractor and client. Crucially, each division works together as a team within the Group to offer one-stop, comprehensive and quality solutions, on time and to budget.

Environmental Policy

Essential Design Group recognises that its activities can have a significant impact on the environment. It is our objective to balance the need to achieve our business aims with the need to safeguard the environment both locally and globally and work towards continually improving sustainability in our operations..

Accordingly, Essential Design Group will seek to achieve and maintain compliance to all existing and future environmental legislation.

We choose to partner only with suppliers whose manufacturing methods and policies meet with exacting environmental standards and who actively strive to minimise their impact on the environment in terms of sourcing raw materials, handling and manufacture and waste reduction. We look for full traceability systems from all our suppliers.

In our own operations we strive to minimise waste, to re-use or recycle where possible and appropriate and to implement cleaner technology in terms of emissions, material consumption and sustainability.

We undertake not to source any materials from timber species prohibited un Appendix 1 of the Convention of international Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).

Essential Design Group is committed to providing a safe and secure working environment for all our staff.

Environmental Policy