Retail Security Shutter installation in South London

The team at UK Rapid Doors are pleased to have completed another successful security shutter door installation within the retail sector.

Work to install four new shutters was recently performed on behalf of a major UK grocery chain at one of their local convenience stores in the borough of Wimbledon, South London.

The project (pictured above) was finished to the complete satisfaction of the client, with works undertaken during quiet periods and evenings in order to prevent any disruption to the regular operations of the store.

Our team manufactured and installed a full set of bespoke high-performance shutters to replace the antiquated system that was previously in use, offering the premises increased protection, safety, insulation and convenience as well as a fresh new look.

Key features of our Retail Security Shutters include:

  • Internal or External Operation
  • Remote operation available
  • Varying security levels available
  • Varying visual lath types to enhance store visibility
  • Galvanised finish to prevent rust
  • 1-year warranty on shutters
  • Fitter Friendly

Customised applications

Designed and manufactured in the West Midlands, our innovative retail roller security shutter doors are made to order and are suitable for a wide range of commercial uses across the United Kingdom, from shop fronts to industrial buildings.

Tailored to the exact requirements of our customers, each of our Retail Security Shutter options can be perforated or fully punched, providing ongoing visibility whilst maintaining a high level of integral strength to prevent burglary and any other form of forced entrance.

For a completely customised service, all of our shutter applications can  be treated with a choice of powder coating in a wide range of RAL colours, allowing them to compliment company colouring and branding on any premises.

Find out more

At UK Rapid Door Systems, we manufacture and supply a wide selection of Retail 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.

Looking back on our highlights of 2018

As the new year arrives, we can look back proudly on what has been a very busy and successful 2018 for the team here at UK Rapid Doors.

We’ve installed state-of-the-art door systems for clients across the UK over the past 12 months, working with partners in a wide range of sectors in locations in the West Midlands and beyond.

So as we welcome in the New Year, here we remember some of the projects and products that have been highlighted here on our blog during 2018.

  1. Temperature Controlled Doors

Way back in January we unveiled our new The Ice Freezer Door. This innovative temperature-controlled application was designed and manufactured to answer demand from UK businesses such as food processing companies that require temperature-critical working environments.

  1. Safety first

In March we responded to reports of a rise in accidents related to industrial door systems by outlining the key safety measures that should be made during installation and use. These include using trained operators, professional contracting and scheduled maintenance.

  1. On camera!

May saw us showcase three of our latest door installations via video. Our cameras captured a new Security Shutter system installed at a shopping centre in Walsall, a Turbo Fold Door at a Midlands’ warehouse and an Industrial Shutter application in Kidderminster.

  1. Back to school

As the 2018 summer holidays began, we addressed the increased government pressure to improve fire safety in educational facilities. UK Rapid Doors is a leading manufacturer of high-quality Fire Safety Shutters, as certified by the Warrington Certification.

  1. Busy times

In October we reported on a hectic final quarter of the year for the team at UK Rapid Doors. We highlighted existing works in the West Midlands and London and an ongoing partnership with the ASDA superstore chain, plus our forthcoming work for a council development in Birmingham.

  1. Supermarket shutters

In November we completed a major installation of bespoke Turbo Fold Doors in Northamptonshire. These works were performed within five days on behalf of the WM Morrison’s supermarket chain at their new distribution centre at Latimer Park in Kettering.  

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.

Turbo Fold Door roll-out at major UK distribution centre

UK Rapid Doors are delighted to have completed a recent project for one of the biggest supermarket chains in the UK.

Our team installed nine of our new design Turbo Fold Doors at WM Morrison’s distribution centre at Latimer Park in Kettering, Northamptonshire – all for our trade partner Andrew Peters.

A challenging external installation where all the all the doors were projected off vertical steels which were set 250mm from the cladding line, our team managed to complete the works within 5 days.

Morrisons requested back to back fixing arrangement to provide maximum width for their fleet of HGV vehicles, a feature that could only be accommodated with our new inboard motor design.

All doors were produced in the UK at our production facility in Birmingham, our innovative Turbo Fold Doors have been upgraded to offer the following features:

  • Guide projection depth has been reduced to prevent unwanted noise in windy conditions
  • Framework is designed in galvanised steel as standard
  • Powder coating to any RAL colour is available
  • Hood is now a continuous arrangement (no unsightly step out box for motor)
  • Safety upgraded from basic wireless safety edge and 1 single photo cell to a light curtain with 16 safety photo cells
  • Headroom has been reduced from 1000mm to 825mm
  • Feig Inverter system comes as standard
  • Turbo Fold door design has impacted the Installation time which has been reduced by 30% compared to the old-style design
  • Turbo Fold door design has streamlined production throughput and improved delivery period by a massive 25% compared to the old-style design
  • Guide sections have been increased from 150mm to 250mm to enhance the already impressive level 5 wind load certification
  • The product cost remains unchanged!

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.

A busy period ahead for the team at UK Rapid Doors

As we enter the final quarter of the year, the team at UK Rapid Doors are delighted to have a busy schedule ahead.

Many of our forthcoming projects focus on providing new installations for the retail sector, with a range of rapid doors required by clients seeking security, fire-proofing and ease of access.

Our team have already completed a project at The Saddlers Shopping Centre in Walsall this month (pictured below), removing an antiquated shutter and installing a new state-of-the-art system at one of the centre’s two main entrances.

The new installation provides easy access for shoppers and retailers from the main Park Street shopping area, incorporating one of the largest car parking areas in the town centre and the main entrance to Walsall train station.

Looking forward to the final months of 2018 we have also been sub-contracted to provide retail shutters for two major UK supermarket chains. Our team will provide steel security shutters for use at multiple ASDA sites during the following weeks – including the design, manufacture and installation of each new system.

We have also partnered with the company responsible for providing the majority of door installations for retail premises owned by The Co-operative, with whom we will work to provide new rapid shutter systems at sites across the region.

Though UK Rapid Doors are based in the West Midlands our team undertakes retail projects across the UK. This includes a forthcoming installation of rapid action security doors for nationwide pharmacy chain Boots at their new store in Croydon, South London.

With 2019 on the horizon, the team will also be installing security shutters at the new Smith’s Wood Medical Centre in North Solihull, Birmingham, due to open in the early months of next year.

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 meet 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.

Security Shutter Benefits for Retailers

Retail environments are always a big target for eager criminals. Therefore, it is vital for retailers to enforce strong security precautions to deter criminals and prevent unauthorised entry by using security shutter systems as a barrier at all points of entry.

Recently, our team of approved subcontractors have been installing our custom made retail security shutters across the United Kingdom. Starting with a busy branch of Halifax bank based in Leeds, then Merry Hill McDonalds in Dudley, and ending with Brixworth Medical Centre, near Northampton. You can see the results for yourself over on our YouTube channel.

But with so many ways to keep your premises protected, what benefits do security shutters bring that cannot be provided by simply locking the doors and installing CCTV cameras?

Benefits of Security Shutters

Durable Design

Manufactured from steel or aluminium lath, our highly efficient manual and electric shutter doors come with a choice of curtain slats for installation and finish requirements. When comparing a steel or aluminium shop front shutter to a vulnerable glass window, security shutters are not only more likely to deter unwanted criminals, but will also add a higher level of protection for those who still attempt a break in.

Easy to Operate

Our strong security shutter doors are straightforward to install with the help of our expert team of approved subcontractors. Single or multi-controlled operation capabilities are included with your new shutters, to make the system easy to operate for everyone on the team who requires authorised access.

Suitable for Different Environments

Our high performance security roller shutters operate excellently in a variety of retail and commercial environments, from small entries to large industrial uses. Being custom made in the West Midlands, also allows us to cater the design to the requirements of your premise, as one size may not fit all.

Strong Protection

All of our retail security shutters can be perforated or fully punched to allow ongoing visibility, while remaining strong to hold against forcible entry. In addition, our enhanced vision curtains can be used where ventilation is needed or when illumination is required to act as a guide into the premise.

To take the extra step for added protection on your premise, get in touch with a member of the UK Rapid Door System’s team to discuss your commercial door requirements today on 0121 565 6165.

Fire shutter doors for educational facilities

Fire safety is an absolute essential for educational buildings such as schools, colleges and universities – with government legislation increasingly focused on improving standards.

So, with the summer break upon us, thousands of facilities across the UK will be looking to increase fire safety measures during the six-week holiday.

Here we look the role specialist fire shutter doors can play in improving fire safety in educational facilities, and why the summer break is the best time to get new systems installed.


All schools are now required to have fire shutters in place within their kitchen and canteen areas, so UK Rapid Doors manufactures fire shutters that meet these standards and offer up to four hours of fire resistance.

These high-tech systems react to a signal from the fire alarm, automatically closing the shutters via a controlled descent that allows time for evacuation before sealing the location off. This delays the spread of fire from one part of the building to the next and ensures that the affected area can be quickly and efficiently cleared of pupils and staff before the shutters close.


With pupils and the majority of adult employees away for the summer, this is the perfect time to introduce fire safety shutters to an educational building in time for the 2018/19 school year. This allows our expert team time to install and test your new system thoroughly without a disruption to day-to-day operations that might during term time.


At UK Rapid Doors we only design and manufacture the highest quality of fire door shutters. Our range is certified by Warrington Certification, an industry leader in fire safety and prevention, with each fire shutter door we produce tested and guaranteed to meet their standards of quality and safety.

Find out more

At UK Rapid Door Systems, we manufacture and supply a wide selection of bespoke fire 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.

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:

Insulated Shutters

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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.

Rapid Door Systems

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.