EDGY FOLDING SECURITY SHUTTERS FOR THE BODY SHOP

The Australian Trellis Door Company (ATDC) has recently completed an interesting project for The Body Shop at Robina Town Centre at the Gold Coast.

The Body Shop is owned by Brazilian company Natura. It is a global cosmetics, skincare and perfume company and has in excess of 3000 stores in more than 66 countries.

ATDC’s folding security shutters have been specified at multiple tenancies throughout this QIC owned shopping centre. Working closely with well-renowned project managers Ramvek, ATDC completed this installation under tight deadlines and with some challenging obstacles. Ramvek have a long history of quality fitouts for many prestigious local and international brands.

A primary challenge was the requirement for a special green colour powder coated finish which is company policy for all Body Shop stores across the globe. At issue was the fact that there is no precise Australian Dulux powdercoat equivalent for this special green colour and hence ATDC could not source this colour locally. ATDC had to send each individual metal link for the folding security shutters from their Sydney factory down to Ramvek’s Melbourne warehouse to be put through Ramvek’s powder coating facility to apply the special powder coat finish. These myriad individual metal components had to then be freighted back to ATDC for reassembly in Sydney. Piece by individual piece!

Naturally, this process took some time and hence the additional time pressures on ATDC given the fact that sizing for these folding security shutters had to be determined well in advance of the store being built. Here again Ramvek’s professionalism came to the fore with their detailed CAD drawings of the planned store design and layout which were supplied in advance to ATDC.

ATDC had to make further allowances and adjustments (again in advance of obtaining final dimensions) to the height of these shutters since the new store was to have sloping floors the exact height and gradient which would only be able to be determined precisely once the finished floor was actually laid. This created numerous potential difficulties for example with being able to achieve effective lock up of the store since the up/down locking mechanisms had to get sufficient purchase into the floor at various intervals. Extended floor throw bolts were developed by ATDC to achieve up to a 100mm fall in the finished floor level. For further technical information on ATDC’s S08 curved folding security shutters please refer to ATDC’s website at https://www.trellisdoors.com.au/product/commercial-security/security-screens-and-screen-doors/stacking-doors-s08

And ATDC was able to perfectly match the special radius curves for these shutters again by following the arc as depicted in Ramvek’s CAD drawings.

The final result of the installation of these S08 model curved folding security shutters was quite incredible as can be seen by the attached photographs. All of the challenging requirements were met and well on time for handover of the store to the customer for trading. For other similar stunning examples of this shutter in other locations refer to a recent  article at  https://www.trellisdoors.com.au/fw-spectacular-commercial-security-screens-kooringal-golf-club

ATDC’s folding security shutters are sold in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Canberra as well as in all regional towns across Australia including Geelong, Newcastle, Darwin, Hobart, Townsville, The Sunshine and Gold Coast areas. Also currently exported to The UAE, The Asia Pacific, South East Asia and the Pacific Islands. (www.trellisdoors.com.au/export/singapore)

For further information on their full commercial range of folding security shutters contact ATDC toll free from anywhere in Australia on 1800657435 or visit ATDC’s website at https://www.trellisdoors.com.au/products/commercial-security/security-screens-and-screen-doors

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