What is a PA Door?
PA stands for: ‘personal access’ door or ‘pedestrian access’ door, intended to allow entry to enclosed spaces for authorised people.
How does the universal handing work on the Double Personnel Door?
The active leaf comes set up as a left-hinged active opening outwards as standard. The process to reverse the handing of the door is simple, rotate the door leaves 180 degrees and fit on the opposite sides, remove the sash lock, flip the latch around, and refit. The passive leaf is already universally handed by design, as are the side and top frames.
Our personnel access door range is all fitted with our genuine HOOPLY locking system as standard. These universally handed double doors also feature additional internal reinforcements and a huge choice of security upgrades.
Fast Delivery or Collection
As we hold our steel-hinged doors in stock, there are fast-track options available for same-day collection or next-day despatch.
How do I choose the hinge side and opening? (Handing)
Hinge side and opening is always determined viewed from outside. The active leaf (the door which opens first) can be determined as follows:
Example 1: LH active leaf opening out. The handle is on the left door and you would pull the door towards you.
Example 2: RH active leaf opening in: handle is on the door to the right-hand side and you push the door away from you.
See our handy illustration here
How do double doors get delivered?
Your steel double door will be delivered in a minimum of 4 boxes:
2 x door leaves packaged individually
1 x box containing the hinge posts
1 x box containing the head of the frame and the bottom threshold
By delivering your steel double door frame in self-assembly pieces, it reduces the amount of handling of the doors. This in turn reduces associated health and safety risks as the door and frame are delivered in separate, manageable boxes meaning they’re less likely to be dropped causing unnecessary damage to the door.
Please note, delivery is kerbside only. We request that another party is present to help unload.
How do I put together a double door knockdown frame?
For specific advice regarding building the self-assembly knockdown frame for your steel double door, see our blog post
What is the lead time?
Stock Door (white, no modifications) – in stock – 0 days
Stock Door (white, modified e.g. installed accessories, vision panel e.t.c) – 4 working days
Re-Powder Coated Stock Door, with or without accessories installed (not white) – 10 working days
Fast track options are also available
How many keys come with the door?
Personnel doors come with 5 usable keys. Upgraded cylinders come with 3 keys.
Additional keys are available – we have a key cutting machine on-site
See our cylinder options video here
How much do the steel doors weigh?
Double doors weigh on average 110kg*
What are the door sizes? What is the clear opening?
The sizes listed are external frame sizes.
We offer side panels and over panels if you need to add to the width or height of the door. We also offer a cut down service to reduce the height of the door
To calculate the clear opening (when the door is open), subtract 110mm from the width dimension. E.G. 895mm-110mm=760mm clear opening
See the video on how to measure here
What is Security Trim?
The security trim kit fits around the perimeter of the door frame, preventing any packing from being seen externally and making the door as a whole more secure.
It hides un-level or large gaps, hides the position of fixings eliminating the risk of tampering from intruders and crucially protects the fixings from attack.
See the security trim video here
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