Faulty Manual Door Repair
We were first contacted by David Tildesley, Building Manager who asked us if we could come and look at a double set of faulty manual main entrance doors as they were in need of some tender loving care. There were issues with the doors not opening correctly and were starting to fall apart. To resolve this we proposed replacing and upgrading the concealed floor springs due to the existing floor springs being old and worn. Whilst on site to carry out the works it became apparent just how worn the floor springs were so David asked us to look at all manual entrance doors, this consisted of another four double sets, as there are five in total. He asked us to return and carry out the works on all doors meaning that all five entrance doors were having their springs updated at the same time.
Manual Door Repairs
Once these works were carried out the doors were functional but due to the doors being used for so long with the worn springs the bottom rails had become damaged as these had been catching on the ground. There were also a lot of issues with the bottom locks so we proposed to replace all the bottom rails this would improve the door functionality as well as giving the front of the theatre a facelift. The old rails were beginning to fall apart and the stainless steel was damaged so this was the most obvious solution.
We replaced the bottom rails by removing the door leafs, taking away the old bottom rails and replaced with the new rails and re-hung the door. Once each door leaf had been re-hung the engineers spent time on site making sure the doors were adjusted and balanced properly making sure that they were safe for pedestrian use. As the doors are made from 12mm toughened glass they are heavy and need to be hung back up properly.
Now that we have completed the upgrading of all five-toughened glass manual entrance doors we are installing a new toughened glass entrance door on the adjoining restaurant Zucca, this project is in progress and we will update here once completed.
We used a toughened glass entry screen with bi-parting toughened glass doors, meaning that the entrance was completely frameless. To achieve this, we used 15mm thick toughened glass screens that were drilled for mounting the automatic operator.Read more
Once our quotation was accepted we issued Rui with his CAD drawings for each door set and following this we had a design meeting on site. This allowed us to go over the drawings, bottom out any issues and finalise how he final project would look.Read more