Automatic doors are ideal for a wide range of commercial, industrial and residential uses. Commercial uses can be grouped into five main sectors: healthcare, sport and leisure, education, professional services and retail. Automatic doors are also commonly used for disabled access throughout residential properties.
The Disability Discrimination Act states that any building open to the public must be accessible to everyone – automatic doors are a convenient means to fulfil the requirements of the legislation.
From GPs’ surgeries to clinics and hospitals, the healthcare sector benefits from automatic doors – this application is particularly important since these buildings are visited by the sick, elderly or infirm.
Automatic doors, ramps and support railings when combined make the premises accessible to all, fulfilling the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act and in emergency situations, doors that are capable of accommodating stretchers, wheelchairs and hospital beds are crucial.
Sport and Leisure
Sports stadiums, theme parks, leisure centres, golf clubs and football clubs are some of the venues that benefit from automatic doors. These types of environments attract large volumes of people – automatic doors can safely accommodate large numbers of people entering and leaving the premises.
From pre-school groups to universities, educational establishments constantly experience heavy traffic areas. To manage heavy footfall in areas where easy yet secure access is vital, automatic doors provide accessibility and security.
There are many different organisations in the professional services sector that benefit from automatic doors. Making life so much easier, they assure easy access for disabled people and create a professional first impression to make visitors feel welcome and valued.
Automatic doors have two main functions in the retail sector: first, they must open wide enough to accommodate large numbers of customers and bulky items, such as delivery pallets and shopping trolleys. Secondly, they must create a positive first impression of the business -one that looks welcoming for customers. From the smallest retail outlets to the major supermarket chains, every type of retail premises can benefit from automatic doors.
Automatic doors in residential properties are increasingly popular. Assisting disabled people and helping them to live a more independent life, anyone who has a problem using a regular door can benefit from automatic doors for interior or exterior applications. Ideal for residential use in private houses, automatic doors can make life so much easier in nursing and rest homes.
Providing silent operation and ease of access for everyone – especially if you are seeking solutions for those with limited mobility – sliding doors, swinging doors, revolving doors, telescopic doors, balanced doors and bi-folding doors also come with great security and safety benefits.