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Everything you should know about personnel doors

Whether you’re setting up a new business or looking to update your current business premises, the chances are, you will need to invest in personnel doors. They’re probably not something you have given much thought before; however, they can be integral to the smooth day-to-day operation of your business and it is important to do your research and choose the right model for your needs.

In the following blog, we answer some of the most frequently asked questions about personnel doors and outline the main factors that you should consider when buying them for your property.

What is a personnel door?

A personnel door is a type of commercial door, designed specifically for use by employees (or personnel). They are usually installed in busy internal environments – where a constant flow of daily foot traffic is expected – and, as such, they are built in a very different way to an average door.

For example, personnel doors are typically constructed from steel or stainless steel and they come fitted with heavy-duty hinges, gaskets and hardware. They can successfully withstand wear and tear and excessive daily use, and thanks to their impressive semi-insulating properties, they are ideal for use in positive temperature environments (insulating the room at 0°C or above).

Where are personnel doors commonly used?

Steel personal doors are employed across a diverse range of industries, including everything from food manufacture and cold storage to warehousing, pharmaceuticals, and IT. Generally speaking, they are used to separate different types of room in the building – maintaining the temperature within each, yet allowing staff to gain quick and easy access when necessary.

For example, a personnel door can be used to separate office space from hygienic areas (e.g. toilets, changing rooms) in an office building or school. They can be used to divide noisy production areas from quiet spaces in a factory or to separate refrigerated storage and ‘room-temperature’ storage in a warehouse and distribution centre. The applications are endless and, whatever the nature of your business, it is likely that a personnel door will be required somewhere within your premises.

What options are available?

When it comes to choosing personnel or service doors for your premises, it is important to do a little research first. Like most commercial products, there are lots of options to choose from and – before committing to a purchase – it is important to consider a number of factors. These include:

  1. Size – personnel doors are typically sold in a range of standard sizes. However, they can also be made bespoke to order to meet your individual needs. They are available both single- and double-bladed and, in some instances, it is possible to select two blades with different widths.
  2. Orientation – as personnel doors are hinged, it is possible to buy both right-handed and left-handed versions, and this choice is usually determined by the door’s intended location. It makes sense to choose the orientation that is most practical, thus facilitating easy access for the user.
  3. Style – personnel doors come with a range of style choices, including a variety of lock and handle styles and metal sheet colours, as well as the potential to add a circular porthole or vision panel.

Where can I buy personnel doors?

If you are looking to invest in personnel doors for your business, MTCSS is the perfect place to start your search. We work closely in collaboration with MTH – a company that has become renowned across the globe for the quality of their products – and, as such, we are proud to supply and install the best semi-insulated personnel doors currently on the market.

Our onsite experts demonstrate a wealth of knowledge in this area and, whatever the specific needs of your business, they can help to design and create the perfect MTH service doors for you. All of our personnel doors are hinged and available in standard and ‘bespoke’ sizes, up to 1500x2500mm for a single blade model and 3000x2500mm for a double. They can be designed with or without a vision panel, they can be left or right-handed and there are a number of stylistic finishes to choose from.

Contact MTCSS for market-leading personnel doors

Personnel doors are a worthwhile and often essential investment for many business owners – and when the time comes to buy or replace the ones in your premises, MTCSS are here to help. Our website has further information on the MTH service doors currently available; however, if you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch. Either call us today on 01886 833381 or send an email to sales@mtcss.co.uk and we will respond to your enquiry as soon as possible.

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Why should I invest in MTH cold room products?

Before investing in a refrigerated door or spare part for your cold room, it’s worth conducting a little research first. You want to be sure you have browsed the full range of products currently available and made the right decision. Such products have the potential to either significantly improve or reduce the efficacy of your cold storage and, as such, they should be selected with care.

Here at MTCSS, our experts have acquired over 50 years of collective experience in cold storage rooms and, during this time, they have thoroughly researched the market. They have developed a strong understanding of the industry, including which manufacturers and products are best and – with this in mind – they are incredibly proud to be a UK agent for Italian manufacturers, MTH.

In the following blog, we take a look at the main reasons why MTH is held in such high regard by our team and explore why you should invest in MTH products for your cold room.

Five reasons to invest in an MTH door or cold room part

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  1. MTH is a leading global manufacturer

It may have started out in 1942 as a small company in Italy; however, over the last few decades, MTH has established itself as a major player in the world of cold storage doors. They currently produce around 20,000 doors per year, in 18 different varieties, and approximately 80% of their products are exported and sold at exclusive stores (including MTCSS) across the globe.

  1. Products are designed with the client in mind

All refrigerated doors and cold room parts that are manufactured by MTH are subject to a vigorous research and development process. This is a company that puts the end customer at the heart of everything they do. They strive to understand the needs of their customers and, ultimately, their goal is to create a range of products that meet these needs and exceed expectations.

  1. High-quality products are available at a competitive cost

MTH is a globally-renowned company and their refrigerated doors and cold room parts certainly live up to expectations. They are made from the highest quality materials and, despite their relatively lightweight construction, they demonstrate much better insulation than other cold room doors.

An MTH door will significantly improve the efficiency of your cold room, saving you energy and money in the long run. People are often surprised by how competitively priced they are.

  1. MTH doors are suitable for a wide range of applications

MTH doors are capable of insulating cold rooms at 0°C to -45°C and, as such, they are suitable for many different applications in a diverse range of sectors. Whether you’re looking to store pharmaceuticals in a safe environment or would like to preserve your food and drink products by chilling and freezing, there is a model in the MTH collection to suit your specific requirements.

  1. There are a variety of options and finishes to choose from

Cold storage rooms come in all different shapes and sizes and this is something that MTH take into account. They currently supply four different types of semi-insulated and insulated door, each with a different set of features and applications that come hand-in-hand with a range of options.

For example, both horizontal and vertical designs are available, they can be built with or without a vision panel, and you can choose from a variety of metal sheet colours and stainless steel versions.

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Contact MTCSS for MTH cold room products

If you would like to find out more about MTH cold room products and how they could be of benefit to you, please feel free to get in touch. Our team of experts will happily answer your questions and offer advice on the best MTH refrigerated door or cold room parts for your particular needs. So, why not call us today on 01886 833381 or send a quick email to sales@mtcss.co.uk and we will respond as soon as possible.

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What MTH Hinged Doors Can Do for Your Business

MTH Hinged Doors are cold room insulated doors designed to protect the internal temperatures of cold rooms and freezers against the higher temperatures of the outside world. With a set of MTH Hinged Doors for your cold rooms or freezers, you’ll be able to keep the rest of your premises at ambient temperature and maintain your cold rooms at the precise temperature they require for optimum functionality – but what kinds of applications does this technology have? What kind of businesses will benefit from this, and how will it benefit them?

Made of polyurethane and metal components, an MTH Hinged Door is a relatively lightweight and high-strength insulated door, and unlike folding doors or cold-room curtains, it is a solid mass, replicating the cold room walls and providing far greater insulation capacity than a curtain or other thin, flexible barrier could.

With this greater insulating ability, you will be able to maintain more of a temperature gradient between the cold rooms and the rest of your premises, and with a more lightweight construction than other, all-metal cold room doors, access to the cold storage area will quicker and easier. With reduced opening and closing times due to the lighter hinged doors, your cold areas will lose less of their chill to the ambient areas each time someone accesses the cold room, making your chillers more efficient and requiring less work to reach the optimal temperature after a member of staff opens and closes the door.

With less time spent reaching the optimal temperature, and better insulation properties than their rivals, MTH Hinged Doors reduce overall energy use and running costs of businesses, making multiple cold rooms more cost-effective and energy-efficient!

These cold room doors are available in specifications suitable for chillers and freezers. They are ideal for use in chilled cold rooms, and these chillers are commonly used to store and ripen fruit and vegetables, in meat processing plants and slaughters, cheese factories, shops specialising in large volumes of chilled food like delicatessens and dairies, and in the ice-cream making industry.

For more information about MTH Hinged Doors and their applications in your industry, your individual business requirements or the possible advantages and disadvantages that MTH Hinged Doors can have for your business, get in touch with MTcss today! You can go to the dedicated MTcss web page for MTH Hinged Doors or send them a message via their contact form to ask about what MTH Hinged Doors can do for your cold rooms – or, if you’d rather speak directly, you can call them on 01886 833381 at any time. The experts on the other end of the line will be happy to help you choose the perfect doors to suit your requirements.