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Essential Design Group

One of the leading distributors of fully finished interior fire doors in the UK and Ireland. Based in Castledawson, Northern Ireland, Essential Design Group is a forward-thinking, dynamic supplier to the construction industry.

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.

Established in 2001 by Oliver and Mandy Higgins 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.

Today, Essential Design Group is made up of three 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.

Our Services

Fire Doors

Fire Doors

One of the leading distributors of fully finished fire doors in the United Kingdom and Ireland, working with some of the largest and most technologically advanced manufactures in Europe and working for a prestigious list of clients in the construction, fit-out, public, corporate and retail markets.

Fire Doors

Bespoke Joinery

As the longest established division of Essential Design Group, it has 13 years of experience is creating bespoke joinery solutions for a wide range of clients and applications, from hospitality to corporate and retail applications. Joinery staff are skilled craftsmen with a depth and breadth of experience in bespoke joinery.

Fire Doors


Essential Glass is one of the leading installers of aluminium framing to the fit-out & construction industry within the commercial & residential sector. We specialise in glazed shopfront facades, bi-fold/patio doors, balustrades & balconies, aluminium curtain walling, windows & doors, toughened glass door assemblies, glazed canopies & internal partitions.

We are BWF Certified under the Fire Door Alliance Scheme

Our Latest News & Projects

Keep up to date with all of our latest news as well as the latest projects which we have worked on across Northern Ireland, the rest of the UK and Ireland.

Our Projects

Check out EDG’s current and past projects which we have worked on in the UK & Ireland; including Fire Doors, Glass Solutions (Commercial & Residential projects) & Bespoke Joinery.


Keep up to date with all of Essential Design Group’s latest news; from supporting Fire Door Safety Week, working on bespoke joinery projects and growing our glass division in the UK & Ireland.

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