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Roller Shutter

Roller shutter doors operate by smoothly rolling up and down a track, providing secure and space-efficient access. Customisable materials and finishes make them adaptable to various applications, while the vertical opening/closing design enhances space efficiency. This type of door is commonly used in warehouses, storage facilities, garages, workshops, and retail storefronts.

What is a Roller shutter door?


A roller shutter door operates using a system of horizontal slats or bars connected by hinges. These slats are mounted on a track and can be rolled up or down to open or close the door.

The mechanism typically involves rollers, and a spring-loaded barrel, facilitating smooth movement. They offer a space-efficient design, enhanced security features, and can be made from materials such as steel or aluminium.

Roller shutter doors can be manually operated, chain-operated, or motorised for automated functions, providing versatility based on specific requirements and preferences.

Why choose a roller shutter door?


Choosing a roller shutter door offers certain advantages, making it a popular option in various settings:

Security: Roller shutter doors are known for their robust construction and durability, providing enhanced security for both residential and commercial properties. The sturdy materials and design act as a deterrent against break-ins and vandalism.

Space efficiency: The vertical operation of roller shutter doors allows for efficient use of space. Unlike traditional swinging doors, roller shutters roll up into a compact coil, maximising available space in garages, warehouses, and other settings.

Weather resistance: Roller shutter doors are designed to withstand different weather conditions. They provide insulation against extreme temperatures, offer protection from wind and rain, and can be ideal for applications where climate control is essential.

Privacy: High security roller shutters offer an effective solution for maintaining privacy, especially in commercial settings. When closed, they create a barrier that restricts visibility and access to the interior, enhancing confidentiality and security.

Reduced maintenance: Roller shutter doors typically require minimal maintenance. Regular cleaning and lubrication of moving parts are usually sufficient to keep the door in good working condition, contributing to cost-effectiveness over time.

What types of businesses use roller shutter doors?


Roller shutter doors are versatile and used by a wide range of businesses due to their durability, security, and ease of use. Typical businesses that use roller shutter doors include:

Retail stores and Shopping centres: For protecting shop fronts, especially in high-street locations or shopping malls. Roller shutters provide security after business hours and can be customised to match the aesthetic of the storefront

Warehouses and industrial units: Ideal for large openings in warehouses and industrial buildings, roller shutter doors facilitate the movement of goods and offer robust security against theft and environmental elements

Garages and automotive workshops: Roller shutter garage doors are used in both private and commercial garages. They provide secure access for vehicles and protect valuable tools and equipment

Commercial offices: In some office buildings, roller shutters are used for added security, especially on ground floors or in areas with direct outdoor access

Restaurants and bars: For securing the premises outside of business hours, particularly in urban areas. They can also be used internally to secure bars or service areas

Manufacturing facilities: To facilitate the movement of raw materials and finished products, and to provide secure access points

Schools and educational institutions: For securing canteens, sports halls, and equipment storage areas

Healthcare facilities and hospitals: Used for securing storage areas, pharmacies, and equipment rooms

Why choose GDUK for roller shutter doors?


Customisation options: GDUK provides a range of materials, finishes, and designs, including slimline and robust options for roller shutter doors online

Security features: GDUK can integrate roller shutter doors with existing security systems, such as access control and surveillance

Durability: GDUK only use the best quality, durable materials, ensuring that roller shutter doors withstand frequent use and various weather conditions

Regulatory compliance: All GDUK roller shutter doors meet safety and accessibility standards, as set by the DHF.

Service and maintenance contracts: GDUK offers comprehensive service and maintenance contracts, including annual or bi-annual checks and quick assessments, ensuring long-term reliability and security for your roller shutter sliding doors.

How Can GDUK help you?


Professional installation: Skilled technicians will ensure efficient and timely installation of your roller shutter door

Tailored installation plans: GDUK offer made to measure roller shutter doors custom made to meet space, layout, and integration needs

Maintenance programs: GDUK maintenance programs offer regular inspections and ad hoc repairs keep doors in optimal condition

Client training and support: Sessions are available on the proper use and basic maintenance of doors

Documentation: Manuals and guides for in-depth understanding and troubleshooting are provided to customers

If you have any questions about how GDUK can support you in adding roller shutters to your business, get in touch today.

Frequently Asked Questions


How secure are roller shutter doors?

Roller shutter doors are highly secure. GDUK’s doors are made from the best quality steel and aluminium, making them difficult to break or force open. GDUK roller shutter doors also come with additional security features like locks, alarms, and reinforced slats for extra protection.

Can roller shutter doors be customised?

Yes, roller shutter doors can be customised to fit specific dimensions and come in various materials, colours, and finishes. Customisation options may include remote controlled shutters, integration with security systems, and varying levels of transparency or ventilation.

Are roller shutter doors energy efficient?

GDUK roller shutter doors offer good insulation properties, helping to maintain temperature control inside a building. This can lead to useful energy savings, especially in places with colder weather conditions.

How are roller shutter doors operated?

Roller shutter doors can be operated manually using a chain or crank. However, our modern versions are equipped with electric motors for remote-controlled or automated operation, adding convenience and efficiency.

Do roller shutter doors require maintenance?

Regular maintenance is recommended to ensure smooth operation and extend the lifespan of the doors. Maintenance tasks might include cleaning, lubrication of moving parts, and checks for wear and tear. GDUK maintenance contracts will ensure that regular diagnostic checks are made, ensuring any problems are detected early. Maintenance contracts will also cover any repairs that need to be made on an ad hoc basis.

Can roller shutter doors be installed in any type of building?

Roller shutter doors are versatile and can be installed in a variety of buildings, including commercial, industrial, and residential properties. However, installation suitability depends on factors like the structure’s design and the available space for the door mechanism. Contact us for more information.

How long do roller shutter doors last?

The lifespan of a roller shutter door depends on the frequency of use, and how well they are maintained. Generally, with proper care, these doors can last for many years.

Can roller shutter doors be repaired if they get damaged?

Yes, roller shutter doors can usually be repaired if they are damaged. Common repairs include replacing slats, fixing the rolling mechanism, or repairing the motor. In some cases, only the damaged section may need to be repaired or replaced.

Purchasing a roller shutter door


When you are ready to purchase your new roller shutter door, get in touch by phone (0800 316 6994), email ( or via the online contact form below.

For more information about the purchase and installation process, access our comprehensive guide on buying your new door.

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