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Choosing the right automatic door

Choosing the right automatic door for your premises can be an important factor when considering the way people enter your building. From cost effective sliding doors to space saving folding doors, each automatic door comes with its own features and benefits. Taking the time to decide which one is right for your business can ensure that they fit perfectly with the space you have available.

Sliding Automatic Doors

Sliding automatic doors are by far the most popular and economic automatic door system. This cost effective door solution has very low running costs and is most popular in areas with high levels of traffic, such as supermarkets and hospitals, as they provide a wide, clear opening.

Sliding glass doors can also be applied to smaller spaces both as an internal and external opening. They have the fewest amount of moving parts due to their simplistic design, so they are also regarded as one of the safest types of automatic doors. Sliding doors are very versatile with single and double door openings, as well as telescopic and bi-part sliding doors able to be automated in order to fit most locations.

Automatic Swing Doors

Automatic swing doors are ideal for high, medium or low traffic areas and particularly useful when sliding doors are not an option. The main benefit of swing doors is that the automatic operator can be retro-fitted to most doors, both internally and externally.

Swing doors come in a large variety including single and double doors, and can be fully automatic or set to low, where the automation only starts once the door is pushed. Swing doors are an ideal solution to ensure your business conforms to DDA Standards, as automation can be fitted to your existing door at a fraction of the price of replacing the whole door.

Automatic Folding Doors

Folding doors are ideal in areas where space is limited. They provide clearance width whilst still offering all the advantages of an automatic door. With the option to be fitted both in front of an opening as well as between two side walls, folding doors are ideal for narrow passageways in restaurants, hotels, business headquarters, hospitals and homes for the elderly. Unlike a swing door they do not require space behind the door to swing into therefore they also act as a space saving solution.

  • “ADC are a very professional company whom we enjoy working with. They provide a professional and efficient service providing benefits to us and our customers. Annabelle Williamson SDG Access.”

    SGD Access (Annabelle Williamson)
  • “Edge Hill University have been using ADC for the installation, servicing and reactive repairs of our automatic doors for a number of years. The work they have carried out is neat, tidy and has been delivered to a high standard. Site Engineers are always well presented, polite and communicate in a professional manner, Customer Service Excellence is a core requirement for Edge Hill University. I would not hesitate to recommend (working with) The Automatic Door Company. Technical enquiries are always responded to in a prompt manner, with Administrative Staff willing to help in any way they can.”

    Edge Hill University (Mark Burton, Facilities Manager)
  • “On a busy university campus its vital that the infra-structure runs smoothly. ADC have maintained and repaired the doors here for many years, giving us a very dependable service at a competitive price, and moreover total piece of mind.”

    Edge Hill University (Colin Francis, Maintenance Supervisor)
  • “ADC have serviced our automatic doors for a number of years now and we would highly recommend their service. They are quick to respond to enquiries and maintain a professional demeanour when on site. Their skilled engineers are friendly and always willing to go out of their way to help with any issues or queries we may have. We are very happy with the service ADC provide and wouldn’t hesitate to use them again.”

    Guardian Print Centre (Rob Court, Facilities Manager)
  • “The ADC Service engineers are highly reliable and hardworking. They are thoughtful of our needs and always willing to go the extra mile to help us, offering information and advice as well as quality service. We have worked with ADC for the past 9 years and we would use ADC for future works as we are pleased with everything they have delivered so far.”

    Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council (Glyn Greenwood, Assistant Building Management Officer)

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With over 20 years of experience as the UK's leading automatic door specialist, we have expanded our services to span across England, Wales and the South of Scotland. We manufacture and install a range of doors systems, including automatic doors, roller shutters and gates and barriers, as well as offering automatic door service and maintenance contracts and repairments.

From Liverpool to Manchester, to Southampton and Bristol, and everywhere in between, our professional installation team will deliver customised automatic door solutions that meet your project requirements and budgets.

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