This is the year that was: 2017 in review by Amber Doors
It is safe to say that 2017 has been a busy year for Amber Doors. We’ve been involved in many exciting and challenging projects to improve access, fire security and safety for customers throughout the Midlands and beyond.
This was a year in which it was revealed that the demand for automated industrial doors was on the rise, particularly in commercial premises, but it was also the year that exposed how smaller businesses are paying too much for their electricity, making energy saving doors a sure-fire cost saving solution going forward.
It was going to be an interesting year!
Starting the year by keeping the heat in
Within Amber Doors itself, we started the year bearing the sub-zero temperatures to install insulated overhead doors for a customer in Pershore. As heat loss was causing problems in the working environment, we installed insulated doors with central wicket gates, to allow pedestrians to come in and out without the entire door needing to be opened.
Adding ventilation in Spring
In the Spring of 2017, one notable project that stood out was the hand chain operated doors we installed for a customer in Corby, Northamptonshire. The client wanted additional ventilation into the building but to retain their existing shutter doors for security purposes. We therefore designed the perfect solution – installing a high tensile perforated PVC hand chain operated rolling door with wind bars, fitted externally to allow the existing door to be retained and without compromising headroom.
Hotting up during the summer
Fire safety was the order of the day during the summer months as we provided internal fire rated roller shutter doors in an office reception and kitchen area with limited space. As there is no job too big or too small for Amber Doors, we’re pleased to say the customer was delighted with the result as we took extra care to ensure the installation was in keeping with the aesthetics of the working environment.
Going the extra Autumnal mile
As the year drew to a close, there was time to provide a long-term loading bay solution for a client experiencing problems with high double decker trailers from Europe damaging their existing loading bays. This wasn’t just a case of repairing the damaged bays and cladding, but going the extra mile to find a solution to prevent this from happening in the future. By fabricating and fitting new dock bumpers, trailers couldn’t reverse far enough to cause any damage, saving our client money on future repairs.
Happy Christmas from Amber Doors
With the festive season almost upon us, all that remains for us to say is thank you to all of our customers for their continued support in 2017. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!