SHOULD YOUR BUSINESS HAVE DOORS THAT OPEN AUTOMATICALLY?
The answer is YES! It is very common to witness automatic doors in numerous shops and businesses across the UK. Quite apart from conforming to the legislation laid down in relation to the DDA (DISABILITY DISCRIMININATION ACT) There are a great many other advantages not just for you and your business but more importantly for your customers.
WHAT SORT OF BUSINESSES WILL BENEFIT FROM AUTOMATIC DOORS?
All of them! These doors have become standard in airports, hotels, hospitals and a whole host of business premises including local village surgeries and corner shops. Architects now request automatic doors in their building designs while historically they had not recognized all the benefits associated with them. Day care centres, residential and nursing homes that make use of automatic doors in places of residence for the elderly, children or disabled individuals will discover how easy and straight forward access can be.
WHO WILL WANT AUTOMATIC DOORS?
Everybody! Individuals who are going to enjoy the benefits from these automatic doors range from parents with young children to the elderly and disabled. In hospitals automatic doors allow medical teams and patients to manoeuvre through the entrances and exits with ease. In addition automatic doors used internally at these locations bring with them the added advantage of security. Push pads swipe cards or key fobs will ensure that only authorised individuals are able to enter designated areas. As with nursing and retirement homes it is much easier for carers to push beds and hot beverages and food through doors that open automatically. These kinds of doors are popular by those requiring assistance including disabled residents, senior citizens and of course visitors. In the retail industry the automatic doors are worth their weight in gold as customers are able to purchase many more goods as they no longer have to struggle with the old style heavy manual doors. Parents pushing prams and business people alike will relish the fact that they can manoeuvre the doors in offices and shops whilst being able to hold onto all their belongings and children.
Service providers experiencing very heavy footfall including schools and universities, airports, railway stations and theme parks unquestionably feel the benefit from automatic doors as they assist in relieving long queues and pedestrian congestion at the main entrances and exits. In all areas of our daily lives people are rushing here and there and there never seems to be enough time in the day! The very last thing we need is to be held up trying to access or exit a building. Of course these doors deliver fantastic customer care and can make a huge difference as to where customers choose to conduct their business.
HOW DO YOU CHOOSE THE RIGHT AUTOMATIC DOOR?
Yes there is more than one kind of automatic door savailable! Buildings including offices and in apartments where space is limited, automatic doors are unquestionably an advantage. Sliding automatic doors do not inhabit space in contrast to the traditional manual doors. Automatic doors therefore are the remedy to limited space. There are several kinds of doors available in the market place today and the most popular are commercial sliding doors and of course automatic swing doors. There are now the increasingly popular frameless glass doors which are seen in many a shopping mall and in trendy office blocks. ERREKA Automatic Doors & Shopfronts UK Ltd are leaders in the automatic doors and shop fronts industry and our designers are able to advise you on what kind of automatic doors are best suited to your business needs.
REPLACING THE DOORS
Most new builds will have some kind of doors drawn in to the plans by architects who now realize the full benefits to be had by using automatic doors. Any business can however replace their old tired manual doors with modern stylish doors that will enhance the external appearance of any property. Doctor’s surgeries throughout Great Britain are replacing their existing doors with automatic swing or sliding doors making their property DDA compliant and easily accessible for everyone. Once the manual doors are replaced with modern automatic doors a property will be transformed into the 21st Century!
We all love to hear this and it is unusual that we can save money these days; however by installing automatic doors at your business premises you can actually reduce your overheads. As the automatic doors work on sensors they will only open when someone approaches and they close immediately after so the doors cannot be left open allowing precious heat to escape outside. In addition to this the doors are easy to clean and no additional man power is required to manage the entrance ways.