DDA COMPLIANT AUTOMATIC SLIDING, SWING AND REVOLVING ENTRANCES
There are nearly 14 million disabled people in the United Kingdom and automated entrances are often a necessity for these people.
Over the past 25 years, there has been a change of attitudes and a realisation that most manual doors and their fittings are unsuitable for a large number of people with disabilities. This has resulted in the introduction of new building regulations and improved standards of access to public buildings.
The introduction of The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 now replaced by the Equality Act 2010, effectively means that there is now a legal requirement for owners of buildings to make ‘reasonable adjustments’ to ensure that there is appropriate access to all public buildings and rented accommodation. Access problems are now being carefully thought out and automated entrance doors are the answer to these situations.
Disabled people often experience difficulties using manual doors, due to the physical effort needed. Badly designed access doors and the use of heavy door closers do not help. Certainly, there is no doubt that automatic doors offer easy access to anyone, whether they are able-bodied, elderly, young or disabled.
We would be happy to provide you with a quotation to manufacture, supply and install your new automatic entrance system.
Whatever your requirements, we can fabricate a large range of commercial doors for offices, factories, hotels, hospitals, schools, shops etc.
Our doors can be supplied and installed directly into prepared apertures or fitted within curtain walling systems. They are manufactured from aluminium extrusions to suit and compliment any building. The doors are designed to take either single- or double-glazed units. The aluminium sections can be colour coded to any RAL finish to suit your requirements. Full insurance approved locking mechanisms are available.
About the Equality Act and the Disability Discrimination Act
The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (c 50) (DDA) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom which has now been repealed and replaced by the Equality Act 2010, except in Northern Ireland where the Act still applies. The DDA is a civil rights law. You can read more about it here.