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.

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.

Benefits

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.

Installation

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.

Guarantee

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.

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.

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.