What are the best doors for commercial buildings? A Comprehensive Guide

Thu, Jul 13, 2023


When it comes to commercial buildings, choosing the right doors is paramount.

Not only do commercial doors provide entry points, they also offer security and functionality tailored to specific areas within the building. At Cheshire Industrial Doors, we understand the importance of selecting doors that strike the perfect balance between aesthetics, security, and compliance. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore the various types of doors available for commercial buildings, highlighting their features, benefits, and ideal applications. Whether you require robust steel doors, sleek glass doors, or efficient overhead doors, we’ve got you covered!

Automatic Entrance Doors

Automatic entrance doors offer many benefits for commercial buildings that require a sophisticated appearance and accessibility in addition to a high level of security. For public buildings and services such as banks, railways stations, government buildings and supermarket chains, automatic glass doors are a brilliant choice as they offer the following benefits:

  • Environmental control
  • DDA compliance
  • Safety
  • Security
  • Custom design

Woman with dog entering a Supermarket through Automatic Doors Train Station Automatic Doors

Glass Aluminium Entrance Doors

For commercial buildings where lots of natural light and high security is sought, such as hotels, gyms and restaurants, glass aluminium doors are a great choice. Our extensive range of glass aluminium doors and screens can be fitted to suit any commercial application and are a fantastic way to enhance the look of your building’s entrance.

Whether you want to achieve a modern or classic look, we offer a range of finishes for our glass aluminium doors from the classic mill and anodised finishes all the way to a full range of powder coated colours so you can achieve the exact look you want.

Glass aluminium doors give you peace of mind where high security is required and glazing panels can be specific as laminated, toughened or double glazed to suit your requirements. Our bespoke glass aluminium door systems ensure that you achieve your requirements whilst creating a beautiful appearance.

Glass Aluminium Door around Swimming Pool

Steel Personnel Doors

When it comes to ensuring the safety and security of employees, the general public and customers within commercial buildings, steel personnel doors are the way to go. At Cheshire Industrial Doors, we offer a wide range of steel personnel doors for a range of applications. Whether you’re looking for the perfect door for a cinema, bar, accommodation, office or something different entirely, our extensive range of steel personnel doors are of the highest quality and safety standards.

Steel Hinged Doors

Steel hinged doors are designed for both external and internal applications and combine the functionality of a general purpose steel door with outstanding aesthetic appeal. Thanks to their durability and strength, steel hinges are a great choice for commercial applications and their benefits include corrosion and temperature resistance and minimal maintenance requirements.

Fire resistant doors 

Designed to prevent and limit the spread of fire and smoke during a fire, fire resistant doors are an essential element to consider whether you’re operating within the retail, office or housing sectors. At Cheshire Industrial Doors, our fire resistant doors are tested by the LPC to BS 476L Parts 20 and 22L 1987 ensuring up to 4 hours of fire resistance. Additionally, they can be fitted with smoke seals to ensure a high level of protection.

Red Fire Exit Doors

Communal entrance doors  

Designed to withstand heavy traffic and offer protection against vandalism, our communal entrance doors are perfect for applications where heavy footfall is anticipated such as within offices, schools and communal areas such as those within student accommodation.

Steel ventilated doors 

Ventilated doors are designed for use in situations where ventilation is required in addition to a high level of security. Such applications include storage rooms, substations and bin stores and steel ventilated doors provide a superior and more secure replacement for wooden or aluminium louvred doors which are prone to degradation over time.

Acoustic doors 

If you’re looking for doors to use within an area that is prone to being noisy and loud such as a cinema, bar, nightclub or industrial plant, our acoustic doors are a brilliant choice. Designed to withstand noise up to 49 decibels, our acoustic door solutions offer an excellent solution to noise pollution.

Deciding which commercial doors are right for your unique application can take a lot of time and consideration. If you need a helping hand, our friendly team is here to guide you through the best options for your application. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us on 03334 050 530! 

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