Manual Doors

Manual Doors

Where automation is not required, a manual door is a traditional solution which is tried and tested and will give long, reliable, virtually maintenance free service.

Shopfronts Shutters Ltd fabricates and installs a range of quality double or single glazed aluminium and toughened glass frameless manual doors.

Our manual doors come in a range of options including swing, sliding and folding. All doors are manufactured to each customer’s required sizes and specification.

Types of Manual Doors
  • Swinging Doors: These are doors that pivot on hinges and swing either inward or outward to open and close. Swinging doors can be single-leaf or double-leaf (French doors). They are commonly used for entrances, interior rooms, and exterior spaces like patios.

  • Sliding Doors: Sliding doors operate by moving horizontally along a track. They are space-saving and often used for entrances, closets, and patio access. They can have single or multiple panels that slide behind one another.
  • Folding Doors: Folding doors, also known as accordion doors, consist of multiple panels that fold and stack against each other. They are used to create wide openings and are often used for connecting indoor and outdoor spaces.
  • Pocket Doors: Pocket doors slide into a recess in the adjacent wall, allowing the door to be completely hidden when open. They are ideal for rooms with limited space or where a seamless transition between rooms is desired.
Features and Specifications of Manual Doors
  • Frame Material: Manual doors can be made from various materials, including wood, metal, glass, and uPVC. The choice of material impacts the door’s aesthetics, durability, and maintenance requirements.
  • Door Handle/Lock: Manual doors typically have handles or knobs for opening and closing, and locks for security. The type of handle and lock mechanism can vary based on the door’s design and purpose.
  • Hinges or Tracks: Swinging doors operate on hinges, while sliding and folding doors use tracks and rollers for smooth movement. Well-designed hinges and tracks are essential for ease of use.
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  • Glass Options: If the door includes glass panels, the type of glass used can impact insulation, privacy, and aesthetics. Options include clear, frosted, tinted, or decorative glass.
  • Accessibility: Manual doors should be designed with consideration for accessibility. Lever-style handles are often more accessible than traditional doorknobs, especially for people with mobility challenges.
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Key Advantages of Manual Doors
  • Traditional Operation: Manual doors are operated manually by pushing or pulling the door leaf, typically through a handle, lever, or push/pull plate, without the need for external power sources.
  • Simple Design: They feature a straightforward design with minimal mechanical components, making them easy to understand and operate.
  • Reliability: With fewer moving parts and no reliance on electrical systems, manual doors are often perceived as more reliable and less prone to malfunctions or breakdowns.

  • Manual Override: In some cases, manual doors can serve as a backup option for automatic doors, providing a manual override in the event of a power failure or malfunction.

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