Specialists in High Quality Automatic Doors
At PMID, we have extensive experience in designing and installing automatic doors for a diverse range of public buildings, private businesses.
As an independent company, we are able to choose the highest quality products from various manufacturers of automatic doors. We treat every project we manage on its own terms, choosing the products and the accessories that we know will be suited for your requirements and also meet current regulations.
We have a strong reputation for supplying high quality automatic doors at competitive rates. We offer full aftersales service and maintenance package, and we pride ourselves on our commitment to offering a professional and efficient service that’s tailored to your specific needs.
Do I Need Automatic Doors?
Whether you work in education, the public sector, or the private sector, there are many reasons why you should consider installing automatic doors.
First of all, the Disability Discrimination Act requires that all buildings that are open to the public take measures to improve accessibility for all visitors. Automatic doors make it easier for any visitors with mobility issues to enter your building.
Second of all, automatic doors are increasingly becoming a standard feature on many different types of building. They look smart, and they immediately create an impression in your visitors’ minds that your firm is established, professional, and trustworthy.
First impressions are everything. With automatic doors, you can communicate many positive things about your business as early as possible – right from the moment your visitors arrive at your door.
PMID are specialists in designing and installing the following automatic doors:
- Sliding doors
- Swing doors
- Telescopic doors
- DDA compliance doors
We also have experience in designing and installing high quality Shop front systems offering a complete package. Each style of automatic door is designed to provide its own unique set of benefits. If you are unsure which automatic doors are right for your premises, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
We offer free access audits and free site surveys for all installations of automatic doors. For more information just visit our contact us page.
What type of automatic door system do you need?
Automatic Sliding Door
Reliable – Sliding doors should last many years without the need of replacement parts Unobtrusive – Most people don’t notice a well-designed sliding door entrance Durable– Sliding doors can be opened hundreds of times a day
Automatic Swing Doors
Versatile – Can be installed onto most existing doors Safety– Automatic Swing doors require more sensors for safety than a sliding system
Low Energy Swing Doors
Simple – Does not require any safety sensors Gentle – Door opens at a reduced forces to minimised any impact with Pedestrians Dependable – Used manually quite often but is there when you need it Quick – Low energy Auto door installations are quick to install
Elegant – The folding and sliding motion makes for an elegant opening Size – Usually only called upon when space is an issue Clever – Very clever designs to produce the folding motion
Low energy, Semi automatic or fully automatic doors?
For many reasons the type of automatic door should be chosen carefully. You do not want to install an automatic door that does not meet with requirements of the entrances volumes of traffic, type of pedestrian (able bodied or disabled) School children or the elderly or frail.
Low energy swing doors require no safety sensors to be installed as it only requires gentle movement to open and close. If an impact occurs on a pedestrian the force would be low and not cause injury (less than 67newton meters of force).
Low energy would be the most cost effective option but cost should not be the main reason for installing Low Energy Swing Door Operator.
Low Energy automatic doors are suitable for Flats Residential Dwelling Offices. Suitable for less able-bodied persons with ambulatory difficulties or wheelchair users.
Doors and entrances that require higher traffic requirements can be fully or semi-automatic so it can open faster so not to inhibit the users passing through the doors.
Semi-Automatic Doors operate with higher forces and result in quicker opening and closing.. Semi -Automatic operate with push pads and safety sensors so that if a door approaches a pedestrian the sensor prevents colliding with the person. A push pad on a busy street will prevent a door from constantly opening and closing when passers-by are detected by an activation sensor as in a fully automatic door.
Fully automatic doors work at a faster speed, having a greater force to, operate them (up to 150n) Safety sensors scan the area in front of the door looking for pedestrians and obstructions. The safety sensors prevent impact of pedestrians and objects.
Automatic swing door operators are rated for constant usage, suitable for high volume traffic Schools Colleges, Shopping Centres, Hospitals, Doctors Surgeries and Supermarkets.
Always insist on an automatic door which is installed to BS EN16005:2012 Power Operated Pedestrian Doorsets – Safety in Use – Requirements and Test Methods
Are automatic doors ideal for disabled access?
Automatic doors are a good solution for access into and around buildings. An automatic door helps with compliance to Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) regulations. Automatic doors provide a means of opening and closing doors without the need for physical effort. Wheelchair users benefit most from automatic doors.
Automatic Sliding doors provide access and are ideal for entrances that a high volume of pedestrian traffic. Automatic Sliding Doors can be used internally or externally as single or bi-parting. Access controls with electric strike releases or mini mag locks provide additional security for certain applications and can be access with fobs, digital key pads or remote controls.Automatic Swing door operators can be retro fitted to existing doors and are suitable for both.