Warwick University puts Jack Aluminium to the testWhen Stratford based Automatic Doors Limited installed specially designed revolving doors, manual standard (JD47 Range) and thermally enhanced (TD68 Range) swing doors and automatic doors at University of Warwick it chose Jack Aluminium as its system supplier.

“We’ve worked with the University for over 12 years,” says Walter Bruland, director at Automatic Doors and a long standing customer of Jack Aluminium.  “Installing doors where there are high volumes of footfall means we need the best quality.  We don’t leave anything to chance, and all products we manufacture and use are fully tested”.

“Jack Aluminium has worked closely with us through the design of the doors for this installation and gave us the technical backup we needed when it came to collating information for CE marking and new European standards.”

Jeff Pearson, sales director of Jack Aluminium explains more about the changes in the standards: “The industry has had two new Standards which come into force this year for manual and automatic doors. The first was on the 10th April. It started with the new European standard for the automatic door industry BS EN 16005. This was followed on 1 July by CE Marking where safety features and U-Values must be publically declared.

“We have been proactive in our approach to CE marking and wider testing to ensure that all the test data customers need is freely available to them. The project with Automatic Doors and the University of Warwick was one of the first under the new CE marking and European standards and we’re pleased that we were prepared in advance to offer them the technical support they needed without any time delays to the project.”