Automatic Sliding Door Systems Installation


Automatic doors come in different types, sizes and configurations with the additions of features and functions to enable you to have the one which fits the aesthetics of your building and the needs of your business.

BH Doors are an independent company not tied to a specific manufacturer as we believe in the right automatic door for you.

At BH Doors we use our 30 years’ experience of both Automatic Door Installation and Servicing to ensure that the system is fit for purpose and be able to be maintained going forwards. We would never install an automatic door which we would not offer a service contract agreement upon.

There are many situations that will affect the type of automatic door such as –

  • Type of building
  • Size of opening / door leaf(s)
  • Building location
  • Door location
  • Usage
  • Operation
  • Users
  • Risk assessment
  • Compliance

At BH Doors we use our 30 years’ experience of both Automatic Door Installation and Servicing to ensure that the system is fit for purpose and be able to be maintained going forwards. We would never install an automatic door which we would not offer a service contract agreement upon. Our ethos is that we care about our customers and are accountable at all times, sales are not our goal, but providing solutions to our customers’ is.







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Where space permits, Automatic Sliding Doors are the perfect choice for an Automatic Door application. Smooth, seamless and safe in operation, aesthetically pleasing and often installed in heavy usage environments, BH Doors systems are designed and installed in wide range of colours, features and functions.

Also, Automatic Sliding doors are less susceptible to wind loading and the risks are reduced as they always open away from a person approaching them.

BH Doors automatic sliding doors can transom your building and ensure accessibility and safety meets the requirements of EN:16005, building regulations and compliance.

Automatic sliding doors can be –

  • Single opening left or right
  • Bi-parting
  • Telescopic 2 or 4 door leafs to increase clear opening
  • Constructed from Aluminium, Glass or Steel

All automatic door systems are designed into various sectional styles and glazed using a variety of different glass types. These range from:

  • laminated safety glass (thickness of 6.4mm, 10.8mm, 11.5mm or 13.5mm)
  • toughened glass
  • tinted glass available in different shades
  • energy-saving double glazed units

As standard all of our operators include battery back up to comply with fail safe environments for emergency escape

Options include –

  • Electric locking
  • Interface for fire alarm and BMS system
  • Access Control
  • Touchless activation
  • Break out for emergency escape
  • Pocket screens to eliminate risks of crushing at opening

 All aluminium profile automatic doors are coloured using an in-house powder coating facility. This way you can choose a colour to suit individual preferences as well as corporate colours and brand requirements.

A polyester finish is baked onto the aluminium profiles to create a high quality, robust and durable finish, which can withstand all the rigours of UK weather conditions.

Each bespoke RAL colour option is available in a gloss or matt finish. There are 213 colours available as every door system is bespoke in size and colour.

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What are the benefits of automatic sliding an existing door instead of swing door?
From a new installation, sliding doors require less space as the doors do not open away from the frame position into or outside a building façade. From a risk perspective as the doors always open away from a person approaching, there is no risk of impact or crushing during the operation. You can install a sliding door system to cover an opening up to 6 metres wide and by using a telescopic operator you could also have a greater clear opening width within a smaller aperture.
My existing automatic sliding door has failed and parts are obsolete, do I need a new complete door system?
No, we can replace the existing sliding door operator reusing the frame and doors matching the colour saving time and money. We can also install the necessary interfaces for your access control system including an integral electric lock and fire alarm for escape purposes. Please send us an e mail to with the dimensions of the operator length with internal and external photos for a quotation and site survey.
What happens to an automatic sliding door in the event of a power failure, can I use the door?
Sliding doors generally fail safe open in the event of power failure as the majority are fitted to fire escape routes. It will also open in the event of power failure as there is a monitored battery pack, but you can alter this to fail closed / stay locked for a security door. Generally, all of the sliders will allow you to alter this setting depending on your requirements for building regulations such as BS9999 or fire risk assessment. Even if the power and battery has failed then you will be able to manually slide your door open and closed until the power has been reinstated or the fault rectified.
Why do you need to carry out a site survey and not give me a standard price for an installation?
During a site survey we will discuss your requirements, design a system which complements your building and surroundings. Due to the cost implications of materials the size of opening, glass specification and type of door system would affect the price. The users of the system be taken into account and a full risk assessment needs to be carried out to ensure that it is safe, reliable and easy to use. We would only provide a system which we would offer a service contract agreement upon to give you piece of mind and warranty.
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“The door engineers have just left and I would like to say a big thank you for the excellent workmanship and professionalism they have shown.”

“We are extremely pleased with a fantastic job, they went above and beyond and at all times made the staff here feel safe.”

“We would recommend your company to anyone, I am so pleased to have found you and we will certainly use you again.”

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“Can you thank the lads for the excellent work they did on our Children’s Ward. We are more than pleased with the excellent service your company provided. And will be happy to use your services in the future.”

Maggie's Centre

“TAfter having a disappointing response from our door installers I looked for an alternative solution and found BH Doors and Engineering on-line. I spoke to David and he arranged to come within a couple of hours and arrived when he said he would. He could not have been more thorough or conscientious, and once he finished our door was working better than it ever had! Thank you David – one of our customers described you as the ‘door doctor’!”









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