Letter of Appreciation

Dear Sir/Madam,

I would like to formally thank you for the installation of my Trellis Door System installed in my home. After a robbery, I become increasingly concerned about security.

On contacting your company I was extremely impressed by the professional manner I was treated. In particular, MR. RICHARD KAPLAN, who’s advice on “Style” and appropriate model was “spot on”.

Your installer Mr. Wayne Bate was extremely professional and went out of his way during the installation and was very punctual.

Friends and family have commented how the Trellis System has enhanced the look of my 1920’s period home and not to mention its security aspect.

It is a nice feeling knowing that we can go out and have “all” our windows open and have the security of the Trellis System.

Once again, I thank Richard and staff who gave me friendly, honest and professional service. I would have no hesitation in recommending your product and already have done so to family and friends who have made such positive comments. A JOB WELL DONE.

Yours sincerely,

Mark Maloney

Trellis Doors – Mining

The Australian Trellis Door Company™ (ATDC™) supplies and installs economical, retractable steel trellis security doors and concertina security barriers to secure most commercial, industrial, retail and domestic applications.

These folding security doors slide open to be invisible when not in use, and when closed (expanded) provide formidable security against intruders. These security doors are available in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane.

There are three main types of expanding security door/barrier supplied by ATDC. The first is a top-hung heavy-duty retractable security gate which runs in a top track, with a range of options for the bottom, from a fixed or removable bottom track to patio bolt locking with no bottom track at all. These folding security gates can operate in a straight line or a curved configuration. They are fixed at the sides, and can lock either at the side or in the centre. They are popular with retail tenants on street-fronts, clubs, pubs, commercial buildings, government and educational facilities, as well as for doorways on residential dwellings.

The second type of concertina security gate is the double diamond sliding trellis door which operates without a top track and requires side fixing points. These folding security gates fold sideways and occupy minimal side room, and they are easily hinged. The narrow gaps between the steel mesh in these trellis doors prevent the public from putting their hands through them. This same trellis door is also useful on fire egress applications through the use of a lever handle or snib-turn-locks on the internal.

The third type is the mobile trackless barrier. These trellis security grilles mounted on mobile wheel bases provide flexibility, allowing the closing off of openings which are difficult to secure. They are self supporting, can be used with the absence of a super structure with no fixing points or supports, and can accommodate angled lines. They can span an unlimited width at any angle, without the need for any mullions. Being completely mobile and trackless, these systems could be stored off premises.

Trellis doors have many applications for the mining industry. Top-hung folding security grilles have been used to secure doorways to demountable residential dwellings within mining camps. Invisible by day and formidable by night, residents can feel secure that their belongings are adequately protected behind strong, high-quality steel security doors. Ornately designed and finished with a high-quality powder coat, these doors are attractive in a domestic setting. The fact that they can be slid open to the side when not required avoids the feeling for residents of “living behind bars”.

These same retractable security grilles are used to secure both offices as well as recreational buildings within the camps. When installed on the outside, their strength and versatility ensures that no unwanted intruders will be able to gain access to the property when closed. These security grilles recently installed at the Mandaroo Mining Facility in WA, which provides housing for up to 5,000 miners. While being a “dry camp”, the facility operators have created a recreational building, designed to be home away from home, where the miners can consume alcohol and engage in other forms of entertainment such as television and movies. Trellis security doors were installed inside the recreational building between the pub area and the television room, creating an easily operable closure to segregate the two areas. Trellis security gates were also installed in the same building between the pub area and the games room so that residents could continue to play games even after drinking hours, when restriction of access to the pub was required.

These top-hung security doors were recently supplied to the New Gold’s Peak Gold Mine at Cobar, for the use in one of their man-riding cages, typically used for hoisting materials or people underground. There are two doors on each cage. One door is fixed and the other is a sliding door i.e. a trellis security door. When the trellis door is fully slid open, the other door can be opened outwards. These concertina security doors allow safe interlocking of cage doors during travelling.

ATDC’s double diamond trellis security grilles are being increasingly used on mines to protect the electrical services and restrict tampering with power boards, while still maintaining airflow and see through visibility when the trellis door is closed and locked.

They are also used to restrict public access to high pressure water valves and water hydrants in narrow corridors, which feed water into their fire sprinkler systems. These trellis security gates fold sideways and occupy minimal side room, and they easily hinged, providing an advantage over conventional gates which take up much more space. The narrow gaps between the steel mesh in these trellis doors prevent the public from putting their hands through to reach the water valves and services. This same concertina security door is also useful on fire egress applications; the use of a lever handle or snib-turn-locks on the internal is protected against tampering from the external by the closely spaced trellis door mesh. The double diamond security doors are constructed from steel, are galvanized against corrosion and powder coated in a gloss enamel finish giving the doors a very modern and professional look.

The Mobile Trackless concertina security barriers are used by mines to provide a protective barrier for dangerous machinery in mining and manufacturing environments. They are used to restrict access to certain dangerous areas of the mine or production facility, while machines are in operation which could cause injury to passers by.

These retractable security barriers are also used to secure mines’ loading docks and warehouse roller door entries, preventing unauthorised access. Furthermore, they assist miners in providing safe environments on sites near to pedestrian traffic which have to be kept safely away from production. The systems are secured on each end by a slam-lock facility which locks the barrier to a side fixing point. If no suitable side-fixing point exists then one can use ATDC’s removable lockable post.

For enquiries or more information please call The Australian Trellis Door Co on 1800 657 435 or visit their website at www.trellisdoors.com.au

Trellis Door – Compliance with Relevant Clause D2.21 of the BCA

The Australian Trellis Door Company™’s (ATDC™) Egress Door has recently been certified to comply with Clause D2.21 of the BCA on the basis that it is fitted with hardware that is “readily openable without a key from the side that faces a person seeking egress, by a single hand downward action or pushing action on a single device which is located between 900 mm and 1.1 m from the floor”.

ATDC offers a range of steel trellis security doors as an economic solution for securing shop-fronts in shopping centres and on street-frontage.

These concertina security doors are becoming increasingly popular in shopping centres as the main (only) store front door (no glass) due to their strength, through-visibility, competitive pricing point and low maintenance. These security doors represent a significant cost saving for prospective tenants compared to the traditional forms of horizontal folding closures and vertical shutters. They are becoming increasingly preferred as the door of choice for closing off stores selling electronic equipment, white-goods and other high value items.

The company has recently developed a new egress-handle and protective plate solution to enable easy keyless opening and exit from the inside of the store in an emergency situation. It is this solution which has received the certification referred to in the opening paragraph of this article.

The plate is constructed from high-strength thick Lexan sheeting, which is cut, bent and slotted to enable it to slide with the concertina action of the folding trellis security door. A layer of 3M black vinyl film is applied to the Lexan to block out external visibility of the handle position (Lockwood lock and handle) situated on the inside of the plate/door.

Someone trapped on the inside of the store need merely push down the lever handle and slide the trellis door sideways to gain egress from the store.

For entry to the store, another lock (ATDC Three-point Alumax Lock) is fitted to the centre of the door for easy key-turn access. This lock may be keyed-alike to other restrictive locking systems.

For further details of the proposed application and the certifier’s assessment of the door prototype you can request a copy of their Certificate of Compliance 2011-0616-1 Trellis Door – Compliance with the relevant provision of Part D1 & D2 of the BCA.

For further information on the company and products please contact them on 02 9519 0844 or email them at trellis@trellisdoors.com or visit their website www.trellisdoors.com.au

Unique Australian Security Doors Enjoy Export Success

From humble beginnings in 1985 when it commenced operations from a single carport in Surry Hills, NSW, The Australian Trellis Door Company™ (ATDC™) is now enjoying considerable success both locally and abroad.

ATDC offers a unique range of steel security doors as an economic solution for securing shopfronts both in shopping centres and on strip retail frontage.

These concertina security doors are becoming increasingly popular in shopping centres as the main store front door (no glass) due to their strength, through visibility, ventilation, relative low cost and low maintenance. They are becoming increasingly preferred as the door of choice for securing stores selling electronic equipment, computers and other high value items.

Formidable by night, these retractable security doors are invisible by day folding back to less than 15% of the overall width they are securing allowing for unobstructed display of merchandise.

ATDC currently supplies Australasia’s most diverse range of precision engineered expanding trellis security doors in both steel and aluminium.

ATDC’s recent export success is a recognition of its quality range of security door products. Recent projects overseas include supplying trellis doors to Tiffany+Co in both Hong Kong and Taipei, Smiggles in Singapore, Clinique in Singapore and the ANZ Bank in East Timor. ATDC’s range is currently sold throughout the UK, Europe and North America.

For more information visit ATDC’s website on www.trellisdoors.com.au or contact our toll free number on 1800 657 435.