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.

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:


 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.


 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.


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.


 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.

Counteracting Retail Crime with Retail Security Shutters

Whatever the size of your retail business and irrespective of how long you have been operating, protecting your shop will be a key priority.  Recent research from the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) 2017 Crime Report revealed that crime, such as shop theft, burglary, robbery and violence, cost convenience stores £232m last year.  This equates to an average of more than £4,600 per store.

The report also revealed that retailers were spending around £4000 per year on crime prevention measures including CCTV and security staff.   Whilst these are sensible steps to take, there may be one more important factor that retailers are overlooking – their shutters.

Retail security shutters provide a great first line of defence for your shop, helping to protect your building against forced entry when your shop is closed and thus providing protection for the costly goods you have stored within.

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Shop Security Shutters from UK Rapid Doors

At UK Rapid Doors we manufacture and install a wide range of industrial shutters suitable for retail environments.  The main features of our retail shutters are:

  • Constructed from steel or aluminium lath
  • Manual or electric options available
  • Choice of powder coating in many RAL colours
  • High level of integral strength to prevent forcible entry
  • Varying visual lath types to enhance store visibility
  • 1 year warranty on shutters

Preventing Retail Crime

Whilst the increased investment in preventative measures such as CCTV has increased awareness of the level of crimes, many smaller retailers are still being plagued by repeat thieves, who return to steal items of low value on a regular basis.  Here are some steps you can take to help decrease theft from your store:

  • Increase customer service on the shop floor as thieves find it more difficult to operate in a vigilant environment
  • Report crimes as soon as you can – also find out if you can report crime online in your area as this may act as a deterrent
  • Work with the local police as much as possible

To find out more about having security shutters installed to help protect your retail premises please contact UK Rapid Doors today on 0121 565 6165.