The Biltmore Mayfair opened its doors as Europe’s first LXR Hotel & Resorts property – Hilton’s collection of luxury hotels – in September 2019. The 308-room hotel combines exquisite contemporary accommodation, stunning views across the gardens of Grosvenor Square and innovative culinary concepts by Michelin-starred restauranteur Jason Atherton, creating the ultimate urban sanctuary in the heart of Mayfair. (The Betterment)

EA Group was chosen as the revolving door manufacturer for the entrance to the ballroom, chosen as we manufacture in the UK and offer a short lead-time and a bespoke choice of finishes and sizes as standard.

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It is becoming more and more common for commercial properties to replace their current standard doors for revolving doors. There are so many benefits to revolving doors, you can find out more about these in our previous blog, and, of course, with such a wide range of revolving doors available there is a perfect door for every property.

If you have decided that you would like to install a revolving door at your business building, you may have noticed that the current market can be quite hard to navigate. To help anyone currently browsing revolving doors, the EA Group have put together a complete guide to the different revolving doors that we can offer.

 

Manual revolving doors

This type of door is quite self-explanatory and as the name suggests the door is powered solely by the user. Manual revolving doors tend to be the preferred solution where space is limited, they can easily be adjusted to meet the available space. This low energy revolving door can be made in three or four-wing configurations and they can be framed or frameless depending on your personal preference, needs and requirements.

 

Power-assisted revolving door

These are probably the most popular type of revolving door and they are a happy medium between the manual and a fully automatic door. Users will need to lightly push the power-assisted revolving doors to start the doorset rotating and then they can simply pass through. Again, this type of door can be designed and built to your building dimensions, be three or four-wing configurations and either framed or frameless.

 

High capacity revolving door

High capacity revolving doors are specifically designed for buildings that experience large volumes of foot traffic. These doors can be two, three and four-wing and, the fewer wings you have, the more space you will have in the segments of these revolving doors. High capacity doors are usually always automatic and will be framed, but you can choose from a range of finishes for this.

 

Framed revolving door

When the majority of people picture a revolving door, this is the type that they will envisage. Framed revolving doors are based upon the traditional centre pivoting shaft concept and can be manual or automatic. They are available in a range of finishes to make the door look contemporary, traditional, or a mix between the two and they can have either three or four rotating compartments. This classic door works really well at the majority of properties.

 

All-glass revolving door

Again, the name of this door is quite self-explanatory. All-glass revolving doors highlight the beauty and versatility of glass, and look incredibly elegant. This type of door is available as manual, power-assisted or automatic and they are known for being energy efficient. Unlike the framed doors, these can be manufactured in size increments of one millimetre, both width and height, to ensure exact fitting.

 

Turning to the EA Group for your revolving doors

Hopefully, the above guide has helped you understand a little bit more about the revolving doors on the market and you may now be able to make a decision regarding which type of door is best for your company. If you have any further questions at all regarding these doors, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

 

Any revolving door that you purchase from the EA Group will be produced by a team of highly-skilled staff that only use quality materials and innovative automation solutions. Once the doors are made, every revolving door installation is carefully planned and carried out by qualified engineers. As incredibly experienced revolving door suppliers, you can trust that you are in safe hands with the EA Group.

 

 

 

Arlington Business Park in Theale near Reading was designed to blend the benefits of a modern working environment with the benefits of outdoor living. The park has been home to a number of major corporations such as Nokia, Laithwaites, KPMG, Wrigleys, Wolseley, Arrow ECS, Clearswift, and Koch Media 

Over the last couple of years, EA Group has installed bi-parting sliding doors, automatic revolving doors and facades to recent building extensions and for refurbishment schemes.


One of our automatic revolving doors and three bays of new curtain walling incorporating back painted glass



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EA Group is very proud to have been the chosen company to provide the revolving door entrance and security speedlanes within the new  Watford Football Club VIP and hospitality suite.

Our UK manufactured doors are custom made in 1mm increments so a good fit is always possible to the facade opening.

Being UK manufactured they are also available more quickly than the rest of the market and offer good value for money and high quality.

The Silverstone Experience is a new interactive experience at the Silverstone track in Northampshire that opened on the 25th of October 2019, it’s sure to be a hit with anyone obsessed with the sport.

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Visitors will learn about the science behind the modern-day sport, as well as seeing historic cars and bikes such as Barry Sheene’s 1979 Suzuki and Nigel Mansell’s 1992 British Grand Prix-winning Williams.
Other highlights include a valuable collection of BRDC gold stars won by Formula 1 champion James Hunt and a 1992 Grand Prix signing-on sheet featuring the signatures of Ayrton Senna, Michael Schumacher, Mansell, and Damon Hill. There is a replica car from the very first British Grand Prix (yes, you can sit in it), cars, bikes and objects that have played a huge part in the circuit’s history, and even memorabilia such as helmets belonging to Michael Schumacher and Damon Hill.

The experience is a project that’s been seven years in the making and has already seen support from the likes of Prince Harry, Sir Jackie Stewart, Formula 1 engineer Ross Brawn and commentator Murray Walker.

The charity behind the initiative, Silverstone Heritage Ltd, was awarded a grant of £9.1million by The National Lottery Heritage Fund and says it’s aiming to ‘inspire the next generation of engineers with the hands-on family attraction’. There will also be plenty of archive footage and a special-effects cinema showing the ‘Ultimate Lap of Silverstone’ to bring the whole experience to life for visitors, as well as a Heritage Track Trail.

Sally Reynolds, CEO of Silverstone Heritage Ltd, said: “Creating a home to tell the historic story of Silverstone was first discussed by the BRDC as long ago as 1971, so I am immensely proud to see this seven-year-long project come to fruition. You can find out more on the official Silverstone Experience website.

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Tall Revolving Door by EA Group installed within the London financial district

When you invest in a business property the type of doors you have is probably quite low down on your list of importance. However, if you are considering refurbishing the building then the entrance shouldn’t be overlooked. With so many different options available in this day and age you can be left spoilt for choice. 

One of the most popular choices is revolving doors. This type of door can be traced back to 1888 and the very first wooden revolving door was installed at a Times Square restaurant back in 1899. Since this time they have continued to be seen at the entrance of shopping centres, hospitals, museums and many other buildings. 

If you’re considering this type of door for your building, the EA Group have put together some of the very important benefits for you to take into account. Keep reading to see exactly what revolving doors can add to your business. 

Reduced heating costs 

In business, anything you can do to save money is worth considering. Typical standard manual doors allow significant amounts of air to escape from the building every time some enters or exits, this is due to the large opening that they create. Not to mention the constant draft you receive from these doors. 

Revolving doors, however, remain mostly sealed and create much smaller gaps for the air to escape through. As a result of simply installing new doors, warm air in winter months, as well as air-conditioned air in the summer, can remain inside the building. 

Improve access 

When people are entering or exiting a building with manual doors they must take it in turns and filter in slowly which often creates a traffic jam causing people to get impatient. Thankfully, revolving doors have provided a solution to this issue. They allow for a constant stream of people both entering and exiting the building. 

Revolving doors also come in lots of different sizes and models, for example, you can get automatic revolving doors with bigger sections which allow for disabled access as well as standard access. This prevents you from needing someone to monitor the entrance to open the doors when required. 

Creates a good first impression 

Along with your building front, your door is the first thing that people see when they enter your business for the first time. When it comes to running a successful business, making a good first impression is vital. Revolving doors are associated with power and wealth, they are often found at the entrance of large corporations or big franchises. 

By installing revolving doors, you too can create this impression for your business and for anyone who visits your property. You can always rely on something as simply as a revolving door to enhance the appearance of any commercial building. Some revolving doors can also be customised with colour, posters and more marketing assets, enabling them to act as brand ambassadors to anyone who walks in.

Investing in a revolving door 

Overall there really isn’t a downside it investing in revolving doors. Like all other aspects of refurbishment, there will be an upfront payment to install but over time you will reap the benefits and make this money back. Whether you opt for a simple manual revolving door or more a complex automatic revolving door you will have made a smart investment. 

If you think that revolving doors seem like the best solution for your business property then please get in touch with EA Group. We are reliable experienced revolving door suppliers and can assist you with the rotating door you are interested in. With many years of experience behind us, our expert team can assist you with every aspect of this part of the refurbishment from the design right through to revolving door installation. 

Should you want to know more about our organisation or range of solutions please contact us at sales@ea-group.co.uk

 

First impressions are everything in business and one of the first things you will see when entering a business property is the door. Without even realising, your clients and customers will judge your building partly by the door they enter through. Due to this, you should take your time when it comes to deciding on an automatic door.

When it comes to choosing the right type of power-assisted doors for your business property, there are lots of things to consider before you go ahead and buy. The EA Group have put together the pros and cons of each door to help you make an informed decision.

Revolving doors

You can install either automatic and manual revolving doors. They both typically consist of two, three or four doors that are attached to a central shaft and rotate around an axis within a cylindrical enclosure. You will typically find revolving doors in places like airports, hospitals, and shopping centres.

Pros

  • Attractive

There is no denying that revolving doors look attractive and they are often associated with wealth. Having this type of automatic door at your entrance will instantly add elegance and make your business property look more professional.

  • Good for climate, draft and noise control

Revolving doors are always simultaneously closed and open, meaning your heat stays in and the cold stays out. This works for noise too, because the doors aren’t ever fully opened any noise from the street will be kept outside.

  • Customer flow management

This type of automatic door isn’t just an entrance to a building, it is an exit too. They are brilliant for managing foot traffic allowing people in and out, simultaneously. They also prevent lots of people entering the building at the same time which has added security benefits.

Cons

  • Take up lots of room

It is clear to see that revolving doors are bigger than your standard automatic sliding door, not just by width, they are also deeper and can cut into reception areas. You have to have lots of spare space to install an automatic revolving door, especially if you need a large diameter revolving door to accommodate for prams, wheelchairs or luggage.

  • Expensive

Unfortunately, they aren’t a cheap option. Their price can vary dramatically and there are various factors that can change their price, including size, materials and how many doors you need for your building. Although they are expensive to install, they can save you money on energy costs so, this is something to consider when you are factoring in the overall cost.

Sliding doors

We offer straight and curved sliding doors, they usually both open horizontally by sliding parallel to a wall. You will commonly find this type of door in offices and shop entrances and they are the go-to option for many businesses.

Pros

  • Similar in size to a normal door

These doors are a great option if you don’t have much space but you still want to offer an automatic door option. The only additional space you will require is next to the door, to allow the doors to slide open and shut.

  • Wider entrance point

Sliding doors, when open, provide a much wider entrance point. They are usually the size of an open double door, if not bigger. This allows lots of people to enter at once and they also take into account anyone who has a double pushchair or people who require disabled access.

  • Cheaper

Although slidings doors still cost more than a standard automatic door, they are considerably cheaper than any of the revolving doors you will find on the market. They are a much more affordable investment and the upfront cost is much nicer on your pocket.

 

Cons 

  • Let in the cold

Due to the amount of time that they are open and also how frequently they are opened, sliding doors are known for letting in the cold air and letting out hot air during winter and the opposite in summer. If you have a reception or waiting area on the other side of your entrance doors then they might not be the best option.

  • Need separate doors for in and out

In order to properly manage traffic entering and exiting the building, depending on the foot flow you have, you may want to consider having two separate sliding doors. This avoids traffic jams of people trying to get in whilst others get out. However, it also makes it more expensive and requires more space.

Automatic sliding doors are also an effective emergency route, as the width of the door opening often allows more people to pass through in a given period of time than smaller revolving doors. To meet fire safety building regulations, sliding doors can be installed to supplement a revolving door.

Which is the door for you?

Taking into account all of the factors mentioned above you may now be able to decide on the best power-assisted doors for your business property. Whichever option you have chosen please don’t hesitate to contact the EA Group for assistance. As specialist sliding door and revolving door suppliers we will be able to provide you with the automatic door that meets all of your needs and requirements.

 

Before and after image of a Revolving Door installation

EA Group have just completed works at Chancery House in Sutton.

The building originally had a manual revolving door with solid drum walls. Roll forward just a few weeks and they now enjoy a bespoke sized, frameless all glass revolving door that lets the sun light flood into the building reception.

Features include integral night shutter doors to close across the door opening during out of hours, adding a further layer of security.

Additionally, this manual revolving door is fitted with an underfloor power assisted drive to self park the door carousel after each use.

All proudly manufactured in the UK and available from the EA Group with a short lead time. Are you looking for something similar? Please contact us or call on 01372 459536 for advice and estimating services.

Power Assisted Revolving Door manufactured in the UK by EA Group UK Limited

This started as a simple enquiry for a revolving door and quickly developed into something quite unique. The designer was looking for an all-glass door that could be put into a Corten rusty steel entrance for the Nando Head Office. The information provided to EA was very minimal, below was the concept image we were provided:

Not only did we offer the revolving door but also the Corten surround that other companies that had been approached were not interested in. Below are some of the drawings we developed:

The end result now installed is a far cry from the enquiry we received and looks great within the newly fitted out offices.

The interior of the building is non-standard too, the staircase incorporates and slide to return back to the ground floor should you wish:

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Render of the new Alton Sports Centre that will feature an EA Revolving Door

 

This new sports centre with an investment of nearly £20m is a joint project between East Hampshire District Council (EHDC) and contractor, Everyone Active who will run the centre thereafter.

It will be open to the public in 2019 and will replace the current 1970s-era building. It will be built alongside the town’s current sports centre, so there will be no break in service while construction goes ahead. The entrance to this facility will have an EA Group All Glass Revolving Door manufactured just 32 miles away at our Surrey premises.Render of the new Alton Sports Centre that will feature an EA Revolving Door, Spa area

With a climbing wall, fitness studios, soft play, improved swimming pool, gym and spa, this will be the perfect modern facility for Alton’s families.

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