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Senior Architectural Systems says it is anticipating an increase in demand for its automatic aluminium door solutions as more business and facilities look for cost-effective ways to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Senior says that high-traffic touch points like door handles can become a ‘breeding ground’ for bacteria and viruses and that automatic doors can provide a safe and secure solution.

In partnership with supply chain partner, Autodoor Projects UK, Senior’s aluminium door systems can be fabricated to utilise innovative hardware such as wave-activated touchless entry and exit pads. Other entrance system options that can be offered to help building owners navigate the new COVID-19 regulations include the use of facial and thermal recognition cameras, and people-counting monitors to help manage occupancy levels.

These solutions are said to be fully compatible with Senior’s range of aluminium doors which are available in a variety of configurations and styles. Senior adds that its automatic doors can also be used internally to help further limit the risk of contamination within a building.

According to Senior, slimline automatic aluminium doors can not only improve daylighting but can also help reduce heat loss within a building. Benefiting from the same sleek slim sightlines and patented PUR thermal break as Senior’s low ‘U’ value Pure aluminium windows and patio doors, the new Pure Commercial Door is said to provide a secure and efficient solution for medium and high traffic areas where frequent access is required.

Designed to perform up to a maximum leaf size of 1,400mm x 3,000mm and 180Kg, the Pure Commercial door system can achieve ‘U’ Values as low as 0.94 W/m2 K when calculated as a CEN Standard door and is able to receive double or triple glazing from 28-60mm for maximum thermal and acoustic performance. The system also features a range of thresholds and rebates, including a double rebated low threshold option to comply with the accessibility requirements outlined in Part M of the Building Regulations.

Compatible with Senior’s range of aluminium windows and curtain walling systems, the Pure Commercial Door can be specified in an almost unlimited choice of colours and finishes both inside and out, thanks to Senior’s in-house powder coating facility.