GEZE UK has supplied more than 200 reliable and efficient manual and automatic door operators for a prominent grade II listed building in Derby. The door operators were needed to ensure ease of use, whilst closing effectively to allow electronic locking for security reasons.
Satisfying this requirement was the challenge faced by GEZE UK at Derby City Council's offices when it was commissioned by architectural ironmonger Eisenware Limited on behalf of the project architect Corstorphine and Wright to supply a range of automatic door operators as well as manual door closers.
For the Council Chamber, which features large 2.4m high wooden doors, and for specific wooden and glass doors in the corridors, GEZE's Slimdrive EMD-F electromechanical swing door operators were specified. While it is unusual for automatic operators to be fitted to internal glass doors, the slimline design of the EMD-F operator means that at just 7cm high, it is extremely discreet and sits neatly on the doors' patch rails.
In this case, automatic door operators were chosen for the internal doors so that swipe cards could be used to restrict access to areas of the building and assist with the demands of the Equality Act. Andy Howland, sales director of GEZE said: "Working in partnership with Eisenware we were able to provide a range of door operators to assist with accessibility and security, whilst meeting the conflicting demands of aesthetics, performance, energy efficiency and cost."