Automatic Door Systems

Automatic doors

Intelligent automatic entrance systems provide a safe, efficient and convenient means of access and egress to a building.

Automatic door systems are perfect for busy entrances from an office complex to retail centres, from sports stadia to hospitals, from hotels to airports, from government buildings to schools and colleges, the front entrance is the welcoming face of the building that sets the tone of what to expect inside.

Our automatic doors are also regularly used throughout a building; swing doors are perfect for corridors or offices, folding doors are perfect where space is limited and bi-part sliding doors are frequently used in lobbies.

Southern Stronghold, with the support of GEZE UK provide automatic door entrances are supported by a wide range of safety systems and activation devices from a simple push switch to a sophisticated building management system. Each system is tailored to the customer’s requirements to ensure it meets the needs of the building and those using it.

Automatic entrance systems are not only attractive but functional as well:

  • Maintaining an even temperature
  • Providing access for all
  • Enabling compliance with the DDA
  • Offering security

The introduction of the Disability Discrimination Act, BS 8300 and Approved Document M of the Building Regulations is welcomed. Anything designed to improve accessibility for all can only be good but it does present contractors and specifiers with additional demands to consider when designing a building.

Sustainability is a major concern in modern construction and automatic products help save energy by ensuring that doors are shut efficiently, safely and securely. This is part of the reason why our tried and tested systems are frequently specified for lobbies, entrances and doorways of temperature controlled environments.

Whatever the demands of your project Southern Stronghold and GEZE UK can help with a range of automatic operators, advice and support to provide a customer specific solution.

Swing doors

Swing doors are the choice when an easy to use entrance is required or there is a restricted opening. Easily installed, swing doors can be used throughout a building with the added advantage that they can easily be retro-fitted.

Swing doors can also be used to provide an alternative access point to complement a more prestigious entrance such as a revolving automatic door system to comply with the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act.



Folding doors

Sometimes the choice of an automatic door is dictated by the space available in an existing building. This is where automatic folding doors come into their own as they are perfect for retro-fitting and can be installed into very small entrance spaces.

As folding doors operate in a very limited space they enable automatic doors to be installed where other types may just not be an option.



Sliding doors

Sleek, elegant, space-saving sliding doors are the choice for a modern, contemporary look for today’s technology driven buildings. Perfect for coping with heavy traffic areas and providing flexibility through sliding, telescopic or circular systems, automatic sliding doors are the ideal solution to the demands of many building types.

Southern Stronghold work with GEZE to offer a range of automatic sliding door systems suitable for all applications from a single leaf sliding door fixed to a metal frame to the Slimdrive SL that can be bolted to an all-glass facade. A sliding telescopic version is also available that enables designers to create an entrance that provides the maximum opening.



Revolving doors

When a strong focal point is required, few types of automatic doors are as attractive and eye-catching as an automatic revolving door especially when the all-glass option is chosen.

Stylish and smart automatic revolving doors complement almost any building but with the current demand for glass facades, revolving doors add that something extra. Revolving doors are not only beautiful but functional as they provide an energy efficient entrance that limits heat loss.



Supply and installation service

GEZE offer a complete supply and installation service on behalf of Southern Stronghold. From technical advice and design support through to installation, we provide a customer specific package solution.

Specialist project managers are your personal point of contact offering you advice at every stage of the project and coordinating with our planners, engineers and manufacturing teams to ensure your entrance is installed smoothly and efficiently.

Strategically located around the country they carry out detailed site visits ensuring the suitability of the selected entrance for the building, decide the most suitable activation and safety systems, carry out a risk assessment, and obtain the measurements… in fact every detail needed for the project. Not only do they manage the project but they will keep you informed every step of the way.

All of the project managers are fully supported by an extensive internal team who translate all the information obtained into the details needed to manufacture and install the automatic door.

GEZE UK is leading the way with some of the best-trained and most highly qualified engineers in the industry. A huge investment has been made to ensure all engineers are fully equipped with all the skills they need, and have already gained or are working towards the nationally recognised NVQ.

GEZE project managers and engineers are fully trained to BS 7036 and CITB. The CITB health and safety test leads to the registration of the NVQ Specialist Door Installer. In addition they are ADSA qualified and hold the CSCS qualification.


Repair and Maintenance

Southern Stronghold’s commitment to customer service doesn’t stop at supplying automatic doors. We also work with GEZE UK to provide a full range of repair and maintenance services.

So whether it is a fast efficient service to manage emergency door repairs that is needed or a cost-effective planned preventative maintenance contract to maintain the efficient working of entrance doors, we can help.

We offer a 24 hour, 7 day a week service to all makes of automatic and manual doors throughout the UK.

The GEZE team of trained service engineers have all passed the Automatic Door Suppliers Association (ADSA) examination and are fully up to date with the requirements of BS 7036. All service engineers have vehicles stocked with the most popular components in the market to ensure that calls are completed, wherever possible, on the first visit to site.

GEZE UK operates from strategically located regional offices providing a local team of staff to respond fast to enquiries for both quotations and technical advice and deliver an emergency response when required.

The company maintains a service management system recording every quotation and customer order. This enables both technical and financial data to be called up quickly for transmission to both customer and service engineer when needed.

GEZE has built its reputation on producing quality products. The company offers quality performance in its relationships with customers, communicating at every stage of service from receipt of order, planning a service engineer’s visit to reporting further work.