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.

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.

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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

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.


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.

Key features of the ultimate factory door

As business is becoming more fast-paced, operational processes need to keep up in order for companies to stay competitive. This often means dealing with busy factory environments, where all operations need to run smoothly with minimal downtime and running costs. Surprisingly, something as simple as installing an efficient factory door can improve operational flow whilst generating big long-term savings. When choosing your factory door here are some key factors to consider which will ensure that you choose the best option for your facility.

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Maximising space

How much space do you have? For smaller factory environments, a door with bulky mechanisms, with a surrounding frame and roof, can consume your needed space. Instead a high speed roller or folding factory door can help you make the most of your available room. These doors do not require other structures outside of their frames. Turbo roll and fold doors will simply roll or fold up in their contained door space, improving space efficiency. If you need to consistently provide access for pedestrians, choose an industrial door which can incorporate a sliding gate or wicket gate, as this will offer easier access for foot traffic.

High speed doors

How fast a door acts and recovers from any obstruction is essential for improved workflow. High speed industrial doors are especially beneficial for factories that require vehicle access, to minimise the wait time for drivers and build-up of traffic. The ultimate factory door should be able to operate in seconds, whilst being able to recover its position in one open and closing cycle if dislodged.

Temperature control

An insufficient factory door might tamper with internal conditions, but it can also cost you more in energy consumption. In environments where the temperature must be regulated, a high speed door can improve temperature maintenance by reducing the amount of heat that escapes and the amount of cold air that comes in. An insulated fast-acting door, will further help to block any exterior weather which could impact the inside of your factory, as well as improving energy efficiency. As well as drafts, insulated high speed doors are also useful for preventing dust or vermin from entering the facility.


Industrial doors are built to be highly durable and secure to deter unwanted access. However, for establishments needing extra security, steel or aluminium doors are extremely resilient and can provide optimal protection.

Improving health and safety

Depending on your business, fire safety may be a crucial concern in your factory. Fire shutter doors will reduce radiant heat and the risk of compartmental fire spread. Our ‘fire stopper’ insulated doors use a twin skin steel lath construction that offers up to a 96% radiant reduction. An insulated fire door will help to improve safety for your staff and control damage to your property.

Our versatile, strong and energy-efficient range of industrial doors work innovatively to improve operations in factory settings. Our quality doors effectively control operating atmospheres, temperature, noise or dust and vermin, and are available in a range of RAL colours to suit your corporate identity. To find out more, you can call our team on 0121 565 6165, or email enquiries@ukrapiddoorsystems.co.uk and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.


Industrial Doors for Effective Winter Energy Saving

During the winter months, many industrial premises will find their energy bills soar, as they battle to maintain a comfortable working environment whilst the temperatures outside drop.

A recent study in the food and drink industry, for example, found that businesses could make energy savings of up to 20% if they addressed problems such as poorly insulated doors and windows and improved overall building energy management.

So, how can your choice of industrial doors help you save money on your winter energy bills?

Making the switch to insulated doors, particularly in areas of high traffic flow and where the outside meets the inside, can save your business money.

These rapid speed industrial doors, such as our insulated dual door, operate at a speed of up to 1000mm per second, thus keeping heat loss to a minimum as doors open and close quickly.

Watch our video below to see our insulated dual door in action:

Not only does the double skin lath on this product enable good heat retention properties, but it also gives you added security – another important factor when choosing your industrial doors.

If you would like to find out more information about our insulated dual doors or the other products we offer that can help your business to become more energy efficient, please speak to the UK Rapid Doors team on 0121 565 6165 or email enquiries@ukrapiddoorsystems.co.uk.

Why Choose UK Rapid Door Systems to Install Your Industrial Door?

Upgrading your industrial or commercial door can greatly improve your operational running and save your business money. Together with keeping your premises secure, a quality rapid door system can improve temperature and pest control, speed up processes and keep your working environment far safer. However making sure it’s properly installed is just as important as the quality of the door itself. If not installed correctly, your new door will likely not be fully secure or effective; it could pose a big threat to health and safety and lessen productivity.


As well as manufacturing a comprehensive range of high quality roller shutter and high speed industrial door systems we specialise in their installation, repair and maintenance. Our professional in-house installations team have over 40 years’ experience and will ensure that your door system is installed effectively, safely and securely, with minimal disruption to your business.

In addition, you can receive continued support with our complete installation and maintenance solution for whatever door system you have in mind:

• We’ll give you expert advice on the best door installation to suit your needs
• Each installation is fully tested to ensure your new door system is running optimally
• Our team will be certain to comply with all health and safety standards when on site
• We can provide you with a regular maintenance service which will assess your system and inform you of any repairs or adjustments which we can carry out for you
• As well as installing new rapid door systems, we can supply and install roller shutter parts for all models in need of repair, to help you save on the costs of a whole door system
• We also offer a call out service to secure your door system for any emergency

Once manufactured in the West Midlands our innovative industrial door systems can be delivered to you in 5 days and installed by the UK Rapid Door Systems team with skill and efficiency. Along with making sure that the team is familiar with all of our door systems, we provide continuous training for our installers so that they always have the practical requirements to carry out a high quality fitting and are aware of the most up to date government regulations.

Whatever door system you’re looking for we’re happy to discuss your requirements, solve the logistical problems and offer the appropriate solutions to suit your needs. Our quick turn around and high quality installations will ensure that your business can benefit from a fast, secure and efficient door system.

If you’d like to find out more, simply give us a call on 0121 565 6165, or email enquiries@ukrapiddoorsystems.co.uk.

Healthy and Safety Compliance: Why Regular Industrial Door Maintenance Matters

Installing a highly efficient industrial door is one step towards improving work productivity and health and safety within your facility. A high-speed door with a fast and automatic recovery is a key way to reduce the risk of injury or accident should something become obstructed in the door opening. However, by not sufficiently maintaining your door system you could be putting people’s safety at risk and become liable for any problems that do occur.


Why does an industrial door system need regular maintenance?

In April 2009, two employees were in the process of repairing a roller shutter door that had been damaged after being struck by a forklift truck. The door had been knocked off its guides however the frame structure was held to the wall by 8 bolts on each side.

When 6 of the bolts were removed on one side, they attempted to manipulate the door back into the slides, however the roller door fell onto them and trapped them both. Both employees suffered serious leg fractures.

Luckily their injuries weren’t fatal, however their injury and their subsequent leave from work could have simply been prevented by a regular door maintenance service.

Getting a maintenance service for your industrial doors

For any of your industrial doors we offer a regular service and repair call out package. This means that should your door become damaged, worn or out of service, you can get a professional and prompt repair from properly equipped and highly skilled engineers.

Having a reliable maintenance service in place will give you peace of mind that your doors will be repaired to comply with health and safety, without risk to your employees or others on site. There are a number of benefits to having your industrial doors maintained:

• As well as improving health and safety in the workplace, you’ll be able to comply with legal requirements.

• If something should happen to your door, our fast call out service will help you minimise downtime. We understand the needs and demands of the industry so will ensure we can get your business running normally as quickly as possible.

• Keeping your doors in top condition by being regularly maintained, will prolong the operational life of your assets and make sure that they’re in an efficient and safe order.

• Our expert team will be able to identify any possible health hazards before they become a problem, and can recommend any improvements that are needed to boost your operational productivity.

• Along with preventing the premature replacement of parts, a maintenance package that keeps your industrial doors in the best condition could save you money in the long run by helping you avoid potentially costly emergency call out charges.

If you’d like to find out more about getting your industrial doors maintained or to get a quote from our team, feel free to call us on 0121 565 6165 or email enquiries@ukrapiddoorsystems.co.uk.

The 10 Top Features of a Turbo Fold High Speed Door

When choosing an appropriate high speed door system for your external or internal openings, there are many factors to consider to optimise and protect the flow of people, equipment and goods. Adaptable to diverse industrial environments, the Turbo Fold High Speed Door uses a simple, effective fold-up motion which cleverly collects the fabric curtain as it rises. Not only do Turbo doors improve operational functionality and safety, they also provide a number of other benefits to businesses looking to increase their environmental efficiency, security and performance in high traffic areas. Here are the top features of a Turbo Fold High Speed Door and its benefits for a variety of applications:

1. The ideal energy solution

Because of the extremely fast action of a Turbo door’s opening and closing cycle, the door will be open for a minimal time and only when necessary. As a result, heat loss will be greatly reduced, allowing for savings on energy usage and a better climate control for a comfortable working environment.


2. Faster operations

The fast action folding door is suitable for exterior or interior use, as a much quicker solution than conventional roller shutter doors. The Turbo door operates at 1 metre per second and uses new technologies to reduce waiting times and streamline material flow, transport and production and logistic processes.

3. Improving employee safety

Available in a range of sizes, the industrial Turbo door is designed for high traffic flow. As such, doors can include transparent vision panels in the curtain, to facilitate easy, safe and faster passage crossing.

4. Advanced detection

Photocells are built into the Turbo Fold High Speed Door vertical frame as standard. This means that the presence of a person or object in the vicinity of the door can be immediately detected, preventing the door from closing or returning to the top of its cycle if unsafe. Equally, the bottom rail of the Turbo Fold High Speed Door incorporates a self-monitoring safety edge to detect pressure during descent.

5. Minimal disruption to work flow

Like our other high speed door systems, if an object should become trapped within the door frame or the curtain becomes dislodged from its secure frame, the Turbo door will recover in one opening and closing cycle, helping to minimise disruption to work flow. This is extremely useful for areas in an industrial, commercial or retail facility where there is a high traffic flow.

6. Creating a better working environment

With a quiet operation, the Turbo door won’t be a distraction or nuisance for employees in its vicinity. Although lightweight, the Turbo door is resilient and will help to reduce noise contamination from the outside or adjoining areas. This is particularly beneficial if you’ll be using a high speed door for an external area where bad weather conditions could create a lot of noise.


7. Lowering contamination

The folding door will reduce drafts because of its tight sealing and minimal opening and closing time. You’ll also be able to more effectively protect any goods or equipment being stored, as the Turbo door reduces the risk of airborne pollution and dust deposits entering your facility.

8. Ease of use

The Turbo Fold High Speed Door requires low maintenance, and as a self-operated, automated system, it makes for a reliable, easy to use high speed door system.

9. Extremely resistant

Importantly, the Turbo door is highly durable and resistant to extreme exterior conditions. Wind tested to level 5, you can be sure that the Turbo door will provide excellent protection for your building against bad weather, for the long-term.

10. Versatile

There are a range of colour and size options available to suit your individual requirements. Colours can be matched to your company colours and vary from bright yellow through to grey.
For more information on our range of industrial door systems or to speak to our team about your requirements, please call us on 0121 565 6165 or email enquiries@ukrapiddoorsystems.co.uk.