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.

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.

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.

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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 enquiries@ukrapiddoorsystems.co.uk.