Why might you consider using automatic doors on your future projects?

Continue reading to discover some of the associated benefits of automatic doors, and how they could transform your doors.

Accessibility and inclusion

It is of the utmost importance to ensure your buildings are accessible, and that all visitors feel welcome to the premises. This is where automatic doors can assist, all our doors are manufactured in line with the ADSA BS: EN16005 and the Equality Act 2010. This means we will ensure your doors are accessible to all and adhere to DDA requirements. Furthermore, our project managers, sales, and install teams, are all BS: EN16005 accredited, equipped with the knowledge to provide you with advice as to whether your current doors adhere to legislation, and assist in guiding you on what door product is right for your requirements and environment. We are fully committed to ensuring that your doors are accessible to all and that they meet all the necessary legislation.

Space Maximisation

The versatility of automatic doors means not only do they provide convenience and accessibility, but they can also often be used to optimise the available space. For example, a swing door automated to open outwards rather than inwards for narrow spaces, the use of a sliding door which can take up less space than traditional swing doors, or a bi-folding door whereby the folding action reduces the swept area footprint, also providing a faster cycling time when compared with a similar sized swing door package! There are a variety of door types and configurations to help you get the most out of your available space, whilst still providing you with the convenience of an automatic door.


The integration of ICU and CCU doors within healthcare environments, in particular high-risk areas can be implemented to assist in segregating these areas from the rest of the ward. Automatic doors can also be useful in high-traffic areas such as hospital receptions and can be used to assist in reducing the transmission of surface bacteria by eliminating the need to come into contact with the door to open it. There are a variety of touch-less entry solutions we can offer, suiting all usage requirements and environments.

Our extensive healthcare door product range and selection of ICU manual sliding and swing doors designed specifically for the healthcare market – means there is a solution for entrance needs throughout the hospital environment.


Automatic doors can be a great option for buildings wanting to maximise their aesthetic appeal. Many buildings opt for automatic doors for the purpose of accessibility and benefit from them also acting as a design feature. Often, city buildings will opt for curved sliding or revolving doors on a reception area, to act as a statement design feature. In addition to this, not only do they look great but they can also potentially assist in allowing increased natural lighting and assisting in aiding draft exclusion.


Prior to installation, one of our project managers attends site to conduct a site-specific risk assessment, in order to determine the associated risks with the proposed doors. From our findings, we then ensure the doors are equipped with the necessary safety equipment to assist in reducing these risks, through the use of safety sensors, fingers guards, pocket safety screens, and safety barriers – to name just a few. Safety is paramount to everything we do, and all our sales, project management and install teams are equipped with the safe working knowledge to provide you with advice on guidelines and what is required to ensure you are meeting your duty of care to the public and that your doors are safe for all those who use them. We are proud to hold CHAS, SMAS, Constructionline Gold, SafeContractor, and Acclaim accreditations to further demonstrate our commitment to health & safety.

Ready to find out how we could help on your future projects?

Please get in touch with us on the details below, and we would be delighted to help!

Tel: 01952 678548

Email: sales@horton-automatics.ltd.uk