Commercial aluminium doors
A client approached RWS to see if we could assist in an internal retail concession in Northern Ireland. The main retailer had relocated their chilled sections towards the concession areas and, as such, the air temperature had dropped considerably within the concession.
The concession had no means of keeping the cold air back. Increasing the heating just led to the warm air travelling to the cooler side. RWS can’t change the laws of thermal physics but we can help stop it with a commercial aluminium door set.
RWS site surveys undertaken
RWS visited site, the aperture to the concession was controlled by a roller shutter door, not practical for customer use every time someone came into the store so we proposed fabricating a custom aluminium door set to sit behind the roller shutter. This allowed to keep the security of the roller shutter with the flexibility of external grade doors.
Drawings and specifications were produced for the client to take to the site landlord for approval, this was a very quick process, RWS provided all necessary information on materials used, fire risk plans, approved document part M compliance.
RWS design commercial aluminium door sets using autocad to produce accurate detailed plans.
Approved document compliance
To make the door comply with access requirements, RWS specified an opening device which was interlinked to two switches (one inside one outside). A handrail was installed to help access and finished in the same colour as the door.
A single door set made in high grade aluminium complete with fan and side lights was fabricated and tested in our factory in Peterborough complete with electronic opening devices. This was securely packaged to avoid in transit problems, and transported by our team carrying out the install in Ireland.
Site was handed over to RWS at 5.30pm and when staff arrived the following morning, the commercial aluminium doors were installed and fully operational. Full training was provided on the use of the door including trouble shooting in the event of errors.