A statement on Apple Home Improvements website said: "Apple Panels Ltd are sorry to announce that due to the current economic climate and a number of exceptional issues that have arisen during trading over the last 18 months, it is today entering into a CVL (Creditors Voluntary Liquidation) and will cease trading with immediate effect.

"We appreciate this will unfortunately result in a number of staff, sub-contractors, customers and suppliers being let down at what can be a difficult time of year."

The message includes advice for customers and those with a current contract.

The appointed administrators are Quantuma.

According to Companies House, significant changes took place at Apple Home Improvements on December 12.

Two new directors were appointed - Martin Andrew Dean and Andrew Downes - and Scott David Hill was terminated as a director.

There was also a notification of Invincible Holdings Limited as a person with significant control listed on the same date.

The company holds 75 per cent of more of the shares. Their registered address is Harlow in Essex.

The registered office address for Apple Home Improvements is Church Road in Parkstone