Kaba automatic door systems provide sophisticated access to
Leading door manufacturer and supplier Kaba Door Systems, has provided automatic sliding
doors at Headington School, Oxford.
Working with Kingerlee Construction, Kaba installed two bi-parting sliding door systems and a
telescopic sliding door to a new extension at the prestigious school.
The two sets of 6 metre wide Bi-parting sliding doors form the main entrance to the new
music room building, the outer door linking into the existing access control and computer
systems to ensure the doors can be continually monitored. The inner door has sensor
activation and leads through to the main building. Kaba also installed a 5 metre wide
telescopic door which leads through to an open air amphitheatre. All the doors have been
fitted with Pilkington K glass and are controlled by the industry unique Kaba SLX system.
The SLX sliding door is a technologically advanced system. Controlled by an intelligent
Communications Bus which continually monitors the safety systems and installed with a key
pad programme controller, the SLX is safe reliable and extremely easy to operate.
Founded in 1915, Headington School, Oxford is an independent boarding and day school for
1000 girls aged 3–18. Set in 23 acres of playing fields and gardens just a mile from central
Oxford, Headington is a school with an international outlook, a well-established place in the
UK’s academic ‘First Division’ and a real commitment to meeting the needs of each individual
Michael Clarkson (Mr), Bursar of Headington School said “The Kaba doors were a key feature
of the Music School for both aesthetic and practical reasons. We have used these doors to
draw light into the building as well as to create a sense of space – this is particularly true of
the telescopic door that connects the main teaching room to the external amphitheatre. We
are also very pleased with the quality of the doors and the technical solution used to control
access as together these will ensure that we will have few maintenance problems in the
future. Kaba, working with Kingerlee Construction, has provided an excellent solution to our
Sam Brown, Kingerlee Construction’s Contracts Manager said "Kaba were a very proactive
and cooperative subcontractor to work with. ”
Kaba Door Systems has over 80 years international experience in the design manufacture
and installation of a leading range of, commercial and industrial door systems. With regional
centres across the UK, Kaba also offers a nationwide repair and maintenance service and is a
member of the Automatic Door Suppliers Association (ADSA), the Door and Hardware
Federation (DHF) and is NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency (PASA) approved.