A busy facility, Surrey County Hall is home to over 1,500 staff and is also used extensively by members of the public accessing a variety of administrative services. TORMAX was contracted by Kier Services Facilities Management to install an automatic folding door to the main entrance, improving access, security and minimising bottlenecks at key times of the day.
Folding doors are the ideal solution for areas where space is at a premium, making a standard sliding or automatic swing door unfeasible. Maximising available opening width, TORMAX recommended replacing the plate-glass, manual swing door with their hi-tech folding door system. Advanced sensors activate the two sets of automatic leaves to fold smoothly and silently back, creating a generous entrance whilst the durable aluminium profile combines with integrated lip seals to deliver a high level of safety whilst still cutting out external drafts.
“With many buildings having restrictive entrances the TORMAX bi-fold option delivers full compliance with current access regulations for almost any location. The bi-fold unit combines cutting edge technology and slim profile systems to create an effective automatic entrance system with the durability to last for many years, providing unhindered access whilst retaining security and thermal efficiency” comments Simon Roberts, MD for TORMAX. “Wherever space is tight, our technologically advanced
folding doors deliver a sophisticated solution that creates a highly functional entrance.” A user-friendly control panel features pre-set functions to adjust door opening width, speed and hold-open times depending on the time of day, weather conditions and foot traffic.
“The new folding entrance contributes towards disability discrimination compliance, allowing easy access for all members of the staff and the public,” comments the Council’s Facilities Manager. “It also helps maintain the ambient temperature in the lobby area, by minimising heat loss from the building.”