Turning up the heat on our Rapid Action Doors and Shutters

As the UK weather continues to astound us with periods of prolonged sunshine and hot balmy days, most people are turning their attention to their summer holidays – but not us!  Here at UK Rapid Doors, we continue to deliver a fast, competitive service, manufacturing and installing our rapid action doors quickly and efficiently no matter what the time of year.

Whilst our European competitors generally have a shutdown period from the end of July until early September, we keep our doors open, offering a super speedy two-week lead time as standard from when we have confirmation of drawings.

Not only can our customers benefit from our quick lead times, but they also have the added satisfaction of buying British as all of our doors are manufactured here in the UK.

To give you just an idea of what you can expect when ordering your industrial doors from UK Rapid Doors, here are a just a few examples of some of the trade projects we have completed in recent weeks.

Zip Fast Action Doors

This innovative door system provides the perfect solution to heat loss in busy industrial premises, as the doors open and close rapidly, helping you to maintain a constant temperature even with a lot of comings and goings.  Find out more about our Zip Speed Doors.

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Turbo Fold Fast Action Doors

With our turbo fold doors, you don’t have to waste time waiting for doors to open or lose valuable heat in the process.  Suitable for all industrial applications and in particular areas with high traffic flow, our turbo fold doors come in a range of RAL colours as you can see from the recent installations below:

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Retail Security Shutters

When it comes to retail, you can’t take any risks with the security of your premises and that’s why our security shutters are so great – because they offer durability and safety whilst still looking tidy and stylish.  Available in a number of powder coated RAL colours, these shutters remain a popular product and are amongst our recent trade installations:

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Industrial Shutters

Shutters are a great way to secure your industrial and commercial premises, as well as protect it against the spread of fire, and remain a popular product with our customers as you can see from the recent installations below:

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If it’s business as usual for you this summer, and you want to get new rapid action doors up and running quickly, call us now on 0121 565 6165 or email us with your requirements.

Roller Shutter installations: Video highlights!

UK Rapid Door Systems install high-quality rolling door solutions every day across the West Midlands and beyond. Because we are very proud of the work we perform, we’ve put together a few short video clips of our latest roller shutter installations in action – enjoy!

Roller Shutter installation in Walsall

This successful project took place at the Saddlers Centre, one of the largest shopping areas in Walsall, West Midlands. This automated roller shutter replaces an antiquated manual version that was no longer fit for purpose.

This new installation will provide ease of access to staff at the centre and provide additional security to the complex, forming part of a main entry way connected to Marks & Spencer’s.

Turbo Fold Door Shutters

We manufacture and install quick-access equipment in all shapes and sizes, including this recent long-length Turbo Fold Door installation at a warehouse property in the Midlands. These highly efficient systems are constructed with a PVC curtain and are fully customisable, with a range of colours available.

This installation was fitted to the exact requirements of the client and will provide ease and speed of access for their on-site operations.

Industrial Shutter installation in Kidderminster

This double door installation project was undertaken at the warehouse premises at Music Tribe, a business based in Kidderminster, Worcestershire.

With a remote-controlled rapid closing mechanism this system will allow hugely improved access to the company’s storage and processing facility, and also offers the additional benefits of security reinforcement and added fire safety.

Get in touch!

UK Rapid Door Systems are based in the West Midlands and cater for customers throughout the UK as well as in the international market. We pride ourselves on manufacturing our products within the UK and strongly believe in supporting manufacturing in Britain.

If you would like to find out more about the range of roller shutter installations offered by the skilled team at UK Rapid Door Systems, please call us today on 0121 6566165.

Rapid Door Systems – Which One Is Right for My Business?

Rapid door systems are the perfect solution for warehouses and industrial sites. As well as protection, our industrial door systems help to reduce heat loss, noise contamination and airborne pollution.

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We offer a variety of rapid door systems, each with their own individual features to cater to as many businesses as possible. However, all are suitable for sites experiencing high traffic flow and busy teams. Scroll below to see which system suits your business needs best.

 

  1. Zip Speed Doors

Zip Speed Doors utilise compact free-standing columns for full support and a fast roll up feature for efficiency and convenience.

They also provide a variety of advanced features:

  • Fabric ZIP curtain with or without vision windows
  • High level bottom safety edge detection
  • Safety photo cell
  • Inverter drive
  • Push button station
  • Break out system

This makes them perfect for a variety of environments, such as food preparation units, busy warehouses, retail shop floors, cold stores, clean rooms and car wash areas.

  1. Turbo Fold High Speed Door

Our Turbo Fold Doors features a specialised fold-up entry which efficiently collects the fabric curtain as it rises. When drawing back down the bottom rail utilises a self-monitoring safety edge, as well as photo cells built into the vertical frame, to detect pressure and operate safely.

This range comes with a selection of specialist features:

  • Fabric Curtain with or without vision windows
  • Bottom safety edge
  • Safety photo cell
  • Inverter drive
  • Push button station
  • Break out system

With the exception of clean rooms, our Turbo Fold Doors make the perfect addition to industrial applications with external and extensive internal openings.

  1. Turbo Roll High Speed Door

The Turn Roll Door is part of our fast-acting range, designed to reduce drafts and keep temperatures consistent. The rapid speed also makes it appropriate for keeping unwanted pests and vermin under control, while reducing mild to moderate wind pressures.

It also provides a range of expert features, such as:

  • Fabric ZIP Curtain with or without vision windows
  • Low level Bottom safety edge detection
  • Safety Photo cell
  • Inverter drive
  • Push button station
  • Break out system

Thereby making the Turbo Roll Door perfect for industrial applications as well as clean rooms, retail sales floors and warehouses, car wash and food preparation areas.

Here at UK Rapid Door Systems we provide a wide range of specialist door solutions for industrial use. Find your perfect solution over on our website

Safety first approach for commercial door installations

Safety is of upmost importance within the manufacturing sector and there has been great progress made in recent years to improve the already high standards of safety for commercial doors.

Despite this, reports of accidents involving industrial door systems in commercial premises still occur from time to time, the majority of which could have been easily avoided.

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Here we look at a few of the ways that accidents can be prevented, making door installations safer and more efficient for the businesses that they serve.

Trained operators 

When the correct guidelines are followed, industrial door installations on commercial premises can be used hundreds of times each day without issue. At UK Rapid Doors we encourage our customers to train their operatives in the safe use of new industrial door installations, making them fully aware of safety procedures so accidents can be avoided.

Best Practice

The vast majority of accidents involving industrial doors occur when health and safety guidelines and best practice are not adhered to. Businesses in the UK are required by law to have a health and safety procedure in place, and it is highly recommended that the safe use of industrial door installations is integrated into those policies.

Professional installation 

Potential safety issues with a new industrial door system will be addressed at the point of design and installation, so choosing an experienced and professional supplier will go a long way to ensuring all safety standards are met. As such, thorough safety testing should be a key part of fitting any new commercial door system. 

Scheduled maintenance 

Though modern commercial door installations are manufactured to a very high quality and can function for many years, maintenance is still an important factor in assuring that a system runs safely. We recommend scheduled checks to be made on old and new doors, just to make sure that everything is working as it should.

Contact us

If you would like to find out more about the safety features on our range of commercial door installations, please get in touch.

For more information on our range of industrial door installation services, call today on 0121 565 6165 and our friendly sales team will be glad to assist you.

Our innovative Temperature Controlled Door solution

As the market for Automated Industrial Doors continues to flourish, the demand for high-tech temperature controlled doors has risen accordingly.

Businesses requiring temperature-critical storage as part of their working processes have called on the sector to produce more effective solutions, requiring innovative insulated door systems that offer high performance in essential temperature controlled environments.

At UK Rapid Door Systems we have responded to these requirements by developing and manufacturing The ICE Freezer Door, a versatile model that has been created with the latest technology and offers a simple, high speed mechanism that is perfect for industrial cold store environments.

Suited for applications as varied as food and beverage processing to below zero cold storage units, the ICE system offers a range of great specifications that make it highly effective and cost effective.

Specifications

The ICE door performs and maintains temperatures between +70 °C and -30°C, incorporating a twin skin 900g/m2 fabric curtain set 230mm apart with an integral heating system – ensuring there is no ice buildup.

Designed with tailored manufacture in mind, the ICE door system is available in made to measure sizes up to 4000mm wide x 5000mm high, with the efficiency of the system ensuring that far fewer defrost cycles will be required, reducing the running costs of even the largest cold store unit.

An economic and cost effective system, The ICE Freeze Door offers a high speed function that reduces the amount of time that doors are open for,  minimising the expensive energy costs associated with maintain sub zero temperatures.

Because we understand that day-to-day performance is key, this bold design also incorporates an innovative self-repairing system should the curtain become dislodged through impact. In this event the ICE door has been designed to regain a correct working position with a single one open and closing cycle, reducing downtime and further empathising its energy efficient credentials.

Find out more

Our industrial freezer doors start from just £7,000 and with all doors manufactured to the bespoke requirements of your business including size, colour and branding.

To find out more about the temperature controlled doors from UK Rapid Door Systems, please contact our sales team on 0121 565 6165 or email enquiries@ukrapiddoorsystems.co.uk.

The key to customised industrial door shutters

At UK Rapid Doors we understand that every client we work with has specific needs when it comes to industrial door installations.

Because of this, we offer customised industrial door shutters that are crafted to the needs of our customers and the sectors in which they operate, manufacturing high-performance industrial doors that meet the requirements of modern businesses.

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Here we offer a few key customisations to consider when choosing a shutter system that will be perfect for your business.

Size

Industrial doors offer a key access point to your business that may be used hundreds of times every day, so they must be built to measure. Shutter doors can be manufactured to the exact dimensions that are required for a business premises, with the height, width and size of entry all completely customisable.

Security

Modern industrial door installations offer cutting edge security options that are essential for commercial buildings, helping to protect businesses from theft, vandalism and arson. A range of materials including steel and aluminium lath can be used to manufacture industrial doors with protective curtain slats, tailor-made to give added security and peace of mind.

Colours

Industrial door systems don’t have to be grey or metallic anymore, and are increasingly used as an opportunity to display branding and company colours. Modern installations can be manufactured in a vast range of colours and designs, adding some corporate flair to your business premises.

Access control

However your business premises operates, the opening mechanism for industrial door systems can be an important factor. Installations can be built with internal and/or external opening systems and can even be operated remotely, as is often the case with retail security shutters.

Fire protection

The modern manufacture of industrial doors means that shutter systems are now widely available with essential safety advancements such as specialised fire shutters. Such installations help to contain the spread of fire within commercial buildings and restrict the damage, and cost, a fire can inflict.

Find out more…

At UK Rapid Door Systems we manufacture and supply a wide selection of bespoke roller shutter doors and other industrial door systems that are designed and manufactured to the specifications of our clients.

To find out more about our range and how an installation can benefit your business, please call our friendly team on 0121 5656165.

Industrial Doors Blog recap: A look back at the year that was

A year is a long time in any industry and 2017 has certainly been an interesting and challenging one in the world of industrial doors and related systems.

So with 2018 on the horizon, we look back at what we learned this year – from rising energy costs, increased demand for industrial doors and advancements in fire awareness.

In October we reported on the marked increase in the worldwide requirement for automated industrial doors, particularly for use by businesses in busy commercial properties – Read

Many of our clients have given great feedback on their new industrial door installations, so in September we explained the many great advantages they offer to businesses – Read

In August we talked about how fire damage can have devastating consequences on businesses, and discussed the importance of fire shutter door upgrades – Read

Back in sunny June we explained two of the key factors to be considered when choosing suitable doors for the workplace, the dual criteria of speed and energy efficiency – Read

Whatever the size of your retail business and irrespective of how long you have been operating, protecting your shop will be a key priority. We discussed the key factors in AprilRead

In March we offered a comprehensive guide to the use of Industrial Doors and explained how, from Turbo folding doors to insulated dual doors, we can provide an ideal solution – Read

What are the key features of the ultimate factory door? Back in February we looked at how installing an efficient factory door can improve operational flow whilst generating big long-term savings – Read

Keep on reading in 2018!

 As one of the UK’s leading manufacturers and installers of rapid acting doors, we know a fair bit about the industry! So, with over 40 years’ experience in the trade our blog page is always a great source of news and opinion from the sector, with plenty more coming up in the New Year.

To find out more about the range of services offered by UK Rapid Doors, please contact our expert customer service team on 0121 565 6165.

Cutting commercial energy costs with efficient door systems

A recent report has found that average electricity prices are 50% more expensive for small businesses than for much larger commercial consumers.

These worrying findings, underlined in Ofgem’s recent ‘State of the Energy Markets’ report, suggests that retail markets typically work well for larger businesses, but small and micro businesses can expect to pay far more on average.

The reports states that smaller business pay more for electricity bills because, unlike their larger counterparts, they are unable to negotiate good deals with suppliers and very rarely choose to switch to alternative providers.

Indeed, more than half (58%) of smaller companies have never switched suppliers or have moved on just a single occasion.

Cost effectiveness

With more than 60% of small business customers on poor value deals, which can be around £300 more expensive each year than the cheapest fixed term deals, it’s important to look at alternative ways to drive down energy costs for your business.

For businesses that require fast access to their working premises, conventional doors can prove effective but expensive to run, so upgrading to efficient door systems offers a great way to lower electricity costs for your business.

At UK Rapid Doors we offer energy efficient fast acting door systems which provide a fantastic solution for busy industrial premises. Suitable for high traffic flow, these fast action systems dramatically reduce running costs, heat loss and the working time lost whilst waiting for antiquated roller shutter doors to open.

Because modern automated commercial doors benefit from a high level of technical  design and are made from resilient, first-rate materials, they also offer far greater longevity that older installations and a significantly lower requirement for replacements and repairs, saving even more money in the long-run!

UK Rapid Door Systems offer a wide range of bespoke efficient door systems, click here to find out more.

Automated industrial doors in rising demand

A recent report has outlined the marked increase in the worldwide requirement for automated industrial doors, particularly for commercial purposes.

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Automated doors have become an overwhelmingly popular option for securing and allowing easy access to commercial properties, beckoning a growing requirement in a wide range of sectors – from traditional use in workshops and garages to large-scale installations at financial institutions, offices and retail properties.

Here we offer a few reasons why automated industrial doors have become the prefered choice for commercial property owners over the past decade:

Customisation

 High-tech modern design and production methods mean automated industrial doors can be produced to suit the exact needs of any commercial property owner. This bespoke approach allows businesses the freedom to install door systems that are tailor-made to help improve the efficiency of a workplace and increase productivity.

Security

 Because security is an important factor for any business or institution, automated industrial doors are increasingly manufactured and installed with a range of high-performance security components as standard. These systems are designed for retail and commercial environments such as warehouses and retail properties that require resilient protection from potential intruders.

Accessibility

Commercial and retail properties are expected to offer easy access for disabled and elderly people, whether as customers or employees, a requirement that is a statutory part of modern legislation. Automated door installations offer perfect access points for wheelchair users and the elderly, and work perfectly with ramp installations.

Safety

 Automated commercial doors are increasingly preferred by businesses seeking to comply with modern safety standards, especially in retail and commercial environments. The continued development of Fire Shutter Doors has also allowed greater containment of industrial fires and a reduction in damage and loss.

 Cost effectiveness

Because modern automated commercial doors benefit from a high level of technical  design and are made from resilient, first-rate materials, they offer far greater longevity than older installations and a significantly lower requirement for replacements and repairs.

UK Rapid Door Systems offer a wide range of bespoke automated industrial door systems, click here to find out more.

How Industrial Doors can Transform Your Business

Many of our clients have given great feedback on their new industrial door installations and the difference they make to a business. Here we list just a few of the great benefits that industrial doors can offer to your company.

Curb appeal

From a purely aesthetic point of view, brand new industrial doors will improve the external and internal appearance of your business premises, adding a fresh and modern feel. Fully customisable to your company’s brand and colours, this gives a great first impression to customers that can only be good for business!

Peace of mind

Modern day industrial door installations offer cutting edge security systems that make your business safer than ever from theft, vandalism and arson. Made with a steel or aluminium lath, manual and electric shutter doors offer a variety of protective curtain slat types, tailor made to the security requirements of your business.

Time saving

The latest industrial door systems use highly efficient mechanisms that can be opened and closed far more quickly than previous models. So a new installation, particularly in a high-traffic area of your business premises, can make your work environment significantly more productive and cost efficient.

Protecting against fire

New industrial doors are now readily available with a number of safety advancements with specialised fire shutters making the spread of a blaze easier to manage than ever before. This not only helps with the containment of fire, but restricts the amount of damage that can be caused if the worst happens.

At UK Rapid Door Systems we manufacture and supply a wide selection of roller shutter doors and other industrial door systems. To find out more about our range and how an installation can benefit your business, please call our friendly team on 0121 5656165.