Doors in industrial and hall construction

The industrial door is one of the most important construction elements in today’s hall construction sector, and is so much more that just a securely-lockable entrance. Choosing the right door requires consideration of various decision criteria with regard to cost and usage safety, as well as the physical and weather-protection properties of the door. Various types of door are used in hall construction, and each has its particular characteristics and advantages.

Hall doors - a wide selection for every area of application

Alongside the various particular forms of door used in hall construction, fundamentally different door structures can also be identified. According to the usage requirements of the hall, the door structures and door itself must possess certain characteristics. The individual types of door each impose certain prerequisites on the site where they are to be installed, and can in part be assessed and classified in the light of type-specific guidelines.

  • Folding steel doors have multiple leaves and fold away when used for unloading. According to the number of leaves, side-folding doors can be opened to the right or left hand side. Advantages include the good thermal insulation and noise protection characteristics that result from the doors’ sandwich-style construction. Depending on the angle of opening, the width of the doorway is only narrowly restricted when the door is in the open position.
  • Selectional doors are made out of several sections, which can be of varying width. The individual sections can be moved behind the cover manually or using an electrical motor. The closing process is considerably quicker than that of roll-up doors.
  • Roll-up doors require the least space and, similarly to a domestic window blind, can be rolled up manually or using a motor. In its rolled-up position, the door is kept above the lintel of the opening such that neither the height nor width of the open doorway is restricted. Roll-up doors can be built over an aperture of up to 25m.
  • Sliding gate doors can be subcategorised into downward opening, upward opening and cantilevered variants. The upward opening variety is particularly common in hall buildings. For halls of greater height or width, downward-rolling sliding gate doors have proved most successful.

Requirements for hall building doors - robust and reliable

Hall doors in industrial and commercial buildings are subject to constant stresses and strains. The considerable weight of the doors themselves, as well as the frequency of opening and closing, means that stable and reliable supporting structures are a must. When a hall door goes out of action, production and logistics processes are interrupted. It is therefore important to implement high-value workmanship and proven technology when installing doors at industrial hall buildings. Whilst external doors are often designed as selectional or roll-up doors, which can save space by hiding away below the ceiling when opened, folding or fire-protection doors are the norm for interior doorways. These doors have the additional task of guaranteeing fire protection by securely isolating individual fire cells.

Should you have any questions about hall building doors, we will be very happy to answer them. Within our hall building design process we can find the perfect door for your building plans. Just get in touch today for further information.

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