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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Why Choose Us for your Speed Door Solutions

Whether you work in a commercial, industrial or retail environment, the layout and equipment around you will be vital to you getting your job done properly.  Industrial doors are just one consideration to be made and your choice of product could impact upon your overall workflow and efficiency.

Two of the key factors when choosing the most suitable doors for your workplace are speed and energy efficiency.  The speed at which your door can safely open and close and let people and vehicles such as forklifts through is crucial to maintaining a good workflow.  It also has an impact on your energy bills, as doors that are slow to close or left open for long periods of time even during idle periods will let the heat out and the cold in, thus causing you to spend more in maintaining a comfortable working temperature.

At UK Rapid Door Systems we specialise in manufacturing and installing doors that are both fast acting and energy efficient.

We offer a number of speed door solutions for clean rooms, retail premises and cold store applications.

speed door solutionsWhatever your requirements, here are just a few reasons why you should talk to us when choosing your industrial doors:

  • We’ve got over 40 years’ experience in the trade
  • We’re one of the UK’s leading manufacturers and installers of rapid acting doors
  • We use innovative designs that are tailor made for our clients
  • We’ve worked with customers throughout the UK and internationally
  • We manufacture our products in the UK and are proud supporters of UK Manufacturing #ukmfg
  • Our experienced and friendly staff can provide you with advice and guidance to help you choose the best door products for your business.

Why is now a good time to upgrade your industrial doors?

There has never been a better time to increase efficiency and save money.  With the country going to vote this week and Brexit looming, we are hopeful of a surge in UK manufacturing and consumer confidence once everything becomes more settled. This should translate into a busy time for those in retail, warehousing, logistics and manufacturing – sectors that we regularly work with to deliver speed door solutions.

For more information on UK Rapid Door Systems and how we can help your business please call us on 0121 565 6165 or email us here.


How a Zip Speed Door Can Improve Your Workflow

Within every industrial and commercial sector, whether logistics, retail, food, automotive or storage, it’s essential that an optimised workflow around entries and openings, or an efficient loading and unloading of goods is maintained.

High speed doors are valuable for efficient operations, as operating a slow door at crucial areas of traffic, can lead to a bottleneck and a slowed down workflow. Equally, if an obstruction should occur in or around the opening, a fast acting door would be able to easily and quickly recover and minimise disruption. Although a relatively new industrial and commercial door to the market, Zip Speed doors are seeing an increased uptake for usage across a range of environments – factories, warehouses, distribution centres, and cold storage facilities. Zip Speed doors provide a highly durable, resilient and efficient solution to enhance a fluid workflow across these different environments and ease pressure from high-traffic areas.

How does a Zip Speed door system work?zip speed industrial door

Zip, high speed doors can be used to optimise both exterior and interior openings, as they can tightly seal off your vicinity from harsh outdoor conditions and hygienically separate different sections within. Using latest technologies, Zip Speed doors feature an automated roll up design, simply slotting into compact free-standing side and head columns.

With a push of a button, either mounted beside the door or through a handheld remote device, the door will initiate, acting with a high speed for ease of use and efficiency. Zip Speed doors include options for motion detectors, to effectively respond to moving objects within or outside of the opening in all weather conditions. Additionally, induction loop detectors can be fitted so that the zip door reacts to stationary or moving vehicles. It will ignore pedestrians, so that inbound or outbound deliveries or goods can be transported smoothly and without stopping.

Boosting work performance

With increased efficiency, a Zip Speed door is an ideal system for busy industrial and commercial facilities, where time is valuable. In the event of an accident, where the door is dislodged on impact, an intelligently designed self-repairing system will be activated. The flexible zip, high speed door will recover its position with just one open and closing cycle, without damaging any obstructions. This makes them a reliable solution to minimise the impact of problems with workflow and the build-up of traffic.

As a strong, fast and durable door, Zip Speed doors reduce draughts and heat loss, so that desired temperatures can be maintained and energy savings can be made. This is why they are ideal for cold storage, clean room or food operations, where regulated temperatures and hygiene are critical to business. The Zip Speed doors will effectively keep out pests and vermin or dirt, as they are heavy-duty and have minimal opening time. As a highly resilient door, they are also wind load tested to category 5, providing greater protection for personnel and goods from extreme weather.

To find out how Zip Speed doors can improve your logistics and productivity, or to see our range of industrial high speed doors, please call us on 0121 565 6165, or email