Doors for Garage or Warehouse

Up and over doors can be used for garages and similar installations →①. They can be folding doors, or doors with a spring counterbalance or a counterbalance weight. They can have a single or double skin, and be solid, partially glazed or fully glazed. They can have wooden panels, or be made of plastic, aluminium or galvanized sheet steel. The largest available dimensions for access purposes are 4.82 m x 1.96 m, and the maximum panel area is approx. 10 m2. Up and over doors are also available in arched segments. They are easy to operate since the door drive is mounted on the ceiling and controlled by radio.

up and open door

Also available are lifting folding doors →②, sectional doors →③, telescopic lifting doors →④ and roller shutter doors made of aluminium →⑤ which are completely out of the way when open. Single or multiple-skin doors can be used for warehouse, industrial, transport and workshop buildings. The maximum available size is 18 m wide and 6 m high. These doors can be activated by a ceiling pull switch, a light barrier, an induction loop or remote control (either electric or pneumatic), or contact pads.

folding door

telescopic lifting door and roller shutter door

Drive-through doors should be power-operated for speed →⑧. Rubber swing doors →⑨ and single-layer clear PVC are resistant to abrasion and impact, and PVC strip curtains are also available →⑩. Rubber sections which serve as door seals and rubber cushion seals are available for loading an unloading from docks and in and out of heated storage depots or warehouse. They give protection from the effects of the weather during these operations →⑪, →⑫.

door for warehouse

doors for warehouse or storage depot

Fire protection doors T30 – T90 can be single or double-leaf →⑬. Sliding fire protection doors are also available →⑭. Any movable fire-resistant barrier, such as sliding, lifting or swing doors, must be able to operate independently of the mains electricity supply. In the event of fire, they must close automatically.

fire protection doors


Taken from: Architects’ Data by Ernst and Peter Neufert

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