Smart Launches UK’s First PAS 24 Tested Auto Slide Door

Smart Architectural Aluminium has introduced a PAS 24 option to its auto-slide Smart Wall door system. Featuring standard and fire escape door variants, the new auto-slide door is the first in the UK to be fully tested to the latest PAS 24 standards.

Representing the latest security upgrade to Smart’s established Smart Wall system, the new auto-slide door provides architects, designers and facilities managers with even more flexibility when working on both new build and refurbishment projects. Meeting the requirements of BS EN 16005, the door is ideal for use in both light commercial applications and public buildings such as schools, hospitals and leisure centres and is available in both single and double door configurations. With the correct gearing set-up, the system is also suitable for installation as a fire escape door.

Commenting on the product upgrade, Kevin Cole, Smart’s Senior Project Engineer, said: “In developing the new door, our technical team worked closely with access control hardware-specialist dormakaba, bringing the combined strength and experience of our two businesses together to create an elegant, high quality and high-performance entrance door solution.

“Having elected to use the dormakaba ES200 sliding door operator system, our team undertook some re-design work of the existing Smart Wall door system to ensure that the auto-slide product delivers the same demanding performance and aesthetic requirements as the rest of the system, including the achievement of the new PAS 24 standards.”

Lee Chandler, Product Marketing Manager at dormakaba added: “Our new ES200 hardware offered the perfect solution for the Smart Wall door, enabling it to operate smoothly, quietly and efficiently with a wide range of widths, weights and functionality. Although we have worked with Smart for many years on a number of products and projects, it has been great to work so closely with the team to successfully bring this new product to launch.”

The door is available in a wide range of colour options, including dual colour, from Smart’s extensive range of standard and non-standard finishes and in line with all products in the Smart Wall range, the profiles of the new auto-slide door feature polyamide barriers to maximise thermal performance. The product also complies with the latest requirements of Document L for thermal transmittance.

For more details, call the company’s support team on 01934 876 100 or visit www.smartsystems.co.uk.

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