Our innovative Temperature Controlled Door solution

As the market for Automated Industrial Doors continues to flourish, the demand for high-tech temperature controlled doors has risen accordingly.

Businesses requiring temperature-critical storage as part of their working processes have called on the sector to produce more effective solutions, requiring innovative insulated door systems that offer high performance in essential temperature controlled environments.

At UK Rapid Door Systems we have responded to these requirements by developing and manufacturing The ICE Freezer Door, a versatile model that has been created with the latest technology and offers a simple, high speed mechanism that is perfect for industrial cold store environments.

Suited for applications as varied as food and beverage processing to below zero cold storage units, the ICE system offers a range of great specifications that make it highly effective and cost effective.


The ICE door performs and maintains temperatures between +70 °C and -30°C, incorporating a twin skin 900g/m2 fabric curtain set 230mm apart with an integral heating system – ensuring there is no ice buildup.

Designed with tailored manufacture in mind, the ICE door system is available in made to measure sizes up to 4000mm wide x 5000mm high, with the efficiency of the system ensuring that far fewer defrost cycles will be required, reducing the running costs of even the largest cold store unit.

An economic and cost effective system, The ICE Freeze Door offers a high speed function that reduces the amount of time that doors are open for,  minimising the expensive energy costs associated with maintain sub zero temperatures.

Because we understand that day-to-day performance is key, this bold design also incorporates an innovative self-repairing system should the curtain become dislodged through impact. In this event the ICE door has been designed to regain a correct working position with a single one open and closing cycle, reducing downtime and further empathising its energy efficient credentials.

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Our industrial freezer doors start from just £7,000 and with all doors manufactured to the bespoke requirements of your business including size, colour and branding.

To find out more about the temperature controlled doors from UK Rapid Door Systems, please contact our sales team on 0121 565 6165 or email enquiries@ukrapiddoorsystems.co.uk.

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.


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.


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.


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.

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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.

Industrial Doors Blog recap: A look back at the year that was

A year is a long time in any industry and 2017 has certainly been an interesting and challenging one in the world of industrial doors and related systems.

So with 2018 on the horizon, we look back at what we learned this year – from rising energy costs, increased demand for industrial doors and advancements in fire awareness.

In October we reported on the marked increase in the worldwide requirement for automated industrial doors, particularly for use by businesses in busy commercial properties – Read

Many of our clients have given great feedback on their new industrial door installations, so in September we explained the many great advantages they offer to businesses – Read

In August we talked about how fire damage can have devastating consequences on businesses, and discussed the importance of fire shutter door upgrades – Read

Back in sunny June we explained two of the key factors to be considered when choosing suitable doors for the workplace, the dual criteria of speed and energy efficiency – Read

Whatever the size of your retail business and irrespective of how long you have been operating, protecting your shop will be a key priority. We discussed the key factors in AprilRead

In March we offered a comprehensive guide to the use of Industrial Doors and explained how, from Turbo folding doors to insulated dual doors, we can provide an ideal solution – Read

What are the key features of the ultimate factory door? Back in February we looked at how installing an efficient factory door can improve operational flow whilst generating big long-term savings – Read

Keep on reading in 2018!

 As one of the UK’s leading manufacturers and installers of rapid acting doors, we know a fair bit about the industry! So, with over 40 years’ experience in the trade our blog page is always a great source of news and opinion from the sector, with plenty more coming up in the New Year.

To find out more about the range of services offered by UK Rapid Doors, please contact our expert customer service team on 0121 565 6165.

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.

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.

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.

Is your business protected against fire?

Without upgrades such as fire shutter doors, the damage caused by a blaze can have devastating consequences for businesses of any size.

This can result in the loss of assets, causing serious disruption to the short and long-term operation of a company and having an adverse effect on customers.

Thankfully, advancement in fire prevention methods such as fire doors and shutters mean the spread of fire can be better managed than ever before, whilst legislation surrounding fire prevention continues to improve.

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Here we discuss some key factors for preventing fire on business premises, and precautions to take in case the worst happens.

Fire Safety

Your company is legally obliged to follow health and safety regulations, and fire prevention figures prominently in those guidelines.

Responsibility to adhere to those rules falls to a number of parties including the business owner and the owner/landlord of the premises the company operates from. The business should also have personnel in place to oversee safety on site, such as a Facilities Manager, Building Manager or Risk Assessor.

Assessment and Awareness

To make sure the business and your employees are aware of safety procedure and potential fire hazards, the appointed safety officials should carry out a regular assessment of the premises and review it on a bi-monthly basis.

Once in place, it is the responsibility of all staff to maintain appropriate fire safety measures and to understand and practice the drill in the case of an emergency. Staff should also be provided with information, fire safety instruction and training in relation to fire hazard.


When fire does occur, especially outside of business hours, there are now a number of ways to suppress the spread and minimise damage.

Most modern commercial buildings now have sprinkler systems and fire doors installed, but it is the emergence of improved fire shutter doors that now play a leading role in preventing the spread of fire, with insulated fire proof shutter doors capable of withstanding intense heat for up to 4 hours.

Fire shutter doors systems such as our ‘Fire Stopper Insulated Fire shutter’ offer a ground-breaking twin skin steel lath construction that offers up to a 96% radiant reduction. This means that combustible materials can be stored 500mm away from a 1250 °C fire increasing floor space and reducing the risk of fire spread.

If you would like to find out more about protecting your business premises from fire damage, call us today on 0121 565 6165.

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.


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.

retail security shutters

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.

Your Guide to Industrial Doors

Here at UK Rapid Doors, we’re proud to say that we offer a huge range of industrial doors, from Turbo folding doors to insulated dual doors, we can provide an ideal solution. Read on if you want to learn more about our extensive range of doors that we manufacture in-house and supply throughout the UK.

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Turbo Fold High Speed Doors

These doors are fast door systems ideal for busy industrial openings and are idea for reducing heat loss, noise contamination and airborne pollution. Check out this video to see how quickly the doors open and close.

Insulated Dual Doors

As the name suggests, insulated dual doors are perfect for an environment where heat loss needs to be carefully controlled. The high security double skin lath profile provides effective insulation and prevents heat loss, but also acts as an effective level of security. As well as this, it operates at a speed of 800mm to 1000mm per second which means that it’s ideal for areas with high traffic flow and can be opened for the minimal amount of time to prevent heat loss. To see it in action, press play on the video below.


Zip Speed Door

Avoid noise contamination, heat loss, airborne pollution and wasting time with the zip speed door. It’s an innovative way and energy saving solution for industrial doors to open and close in high-traffic areas. These doors are ideal for retail sales floors, busy warehouses, clean rooms, cold stores, car wash areas and food preparation units. Check out the video below to see how they work.

Turbo Roller Door

The turbo roller door is a very popular choice. Rather than waiting for a conventional roller shutter, the turbo roller door provides a much faster alternative with great advantages like noise reducing, heat loss and time saving qualities.

As well as the above, we also provide a wide range of other industrial door solutions, including ice freezer doors, clean room high speed doors, fire shutter doors and retail security doors. All our doors are manufactured in the West Midlands and we are able to fast track your order to 5 days.

To discuss your industrial door requirements, call us today on 0121 565 6165 or email us a enquiries@ukrapiddoorsystems.co.uk. Our experienced team of advisors will be happy to talk about devising a bespoke solution.