Choosing the right doors for any industrial property can be difficult, especially as your industrial doors are such a crucial part of your business, providing access in and out of your building and keeping your staff and goods secure. That’s why we’ve put this guide together to help you identify which doors are most suitable for you.

Does Your Business Need Internal or External Doors?

One of the first things to consider is whether you require internal or external doors for your warehouse. Perhaps you need both? This is a crucial step as, depending on the environment your doors will be located in, they may need special features in order to protect them from certain elements. For example, whilst our steel doors can be used both internally and externally, their hard-wearing bulky exterior makes them more ideal for outdoor use. Likewise, our roller shutters are less obtrusive, making them better suited for indoors.

Will You Require Additional Security Features?

Another thing to consider is the security of your warehouse. Depending on where your doors will be positioned, you will need to ensure that you have sufficient security measures in place to protect your business. For example, if your employees work inside the warehouse, you will require doors which comply with the relevant health and safety regulations, such as fire-resistant doors. Another thing to keep in mind is that some warehouse insurance policies require your external doors to have additional safety features in place such as automated control systems.

Does Your Warehouse Have Enough Space to Allow Certain Doors to Operate?

When deciding which doors are most suitable for your warehouse, it’s important to think about how much space you have. For example, doors that open and close vertically are much better suited to smaller spaces as they require minimal room to function and allow other items or vehicles to get close to them, making them perfect for loading and unloading bays.

How Often Will Your Warehouse Doors be Used?

If your doors are frequently used due to high levels of traffic in and out of your warehouse, you’ll require doors that can open and close quickly to prevent any delays in the working process, such as our Klimate High Speed Doors.

The type of doors you need will also depend on the type of traffic entering and exiting. For example, if it’s only foot traffic, you’ll need a steel hinged personnel door which is sturdy but manageable, allowing people to come and go with ease whilst still ensuring high levels of safety and security. However, if the traffic is predominantly vehicles, you’ll need much larger doors such as our Ardent oversize loading bays with additional features such as bumpers and wheel guides.

Consider Your Warehouse Environment

One of the most important things to consider when choosing the right type of doors for your warehouse is the environment. For example, if you work in industries that involve food or medicine, your warehouse will require specific environmental controls such as temperature and anti-contamination control. That’s why we offer the Klimate K2 Freezer Door which is designed to meet rigorous demands for working in a freezer environment as well as the Ardent Stainless Steel Door, which is designed for applications where demands on hygiene are high.

Get in touch with us today to discuss our services further or to arrange a free site survey and quotation to help you find the right doors for your warehouse.

www.bidgroup.co.uk

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