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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 email@example.com and we will respond to your enquiry as soon as possible.