Communal Entrance Doors

ADI can manufacture and install amazing entrance doors for your residential apartment block or flats. Offering services in Portsmouth, Southampton, Chichester, Bournemouth and the surrounding areas.

We can connect your new doors to your existing door entry / access control system or if you prefer we can upgrade your old equipment and fully automate the door to open and close at the touch of a button.

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Communal entrances are the priamry focus on any residential communal dwelling and form the first and lasting impression that your visitors or prospecive tenants will get as soon as they arrive.

We understand the need for a door which looks good and also functions well.

At ADI we have vast ranging experience in designing and fitting communal entrance doors and we know that they need to be more robust than personal house or flat doors.

The higher volumes of foot traffic that having multiple occupants creates often results in a higher degree of wear and tear and puts a strain on many of the component parts of the door.  On a poorly designed door this can lead to premature failure, resulting in an insecure entrance !

All too often entrance doors to flats and apartment blocks can suffer damage from heavy handed visitors, such as delivery drivers or worse, vandalism.

All of our communal aluminium entrance doors are bespoke CAD designed and manufactured to your requirements with the highest quality components

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Why not just fit UPVC doors ?

Many building managers will sugest fitting UPVC or composite doors to main entrances, because of a lower initial cost, however both composite and upvc doors are designed to have have multi-point locking systems, which are not really suitable for communal entrances as they demand a different type of locking which can be electrically opened from an intercom or fob access system.

We have seen many examples of communal entrances where an electric release has been badly fitted into a plastic door frame and is barely latching with almost no security at all or fitted with motorised multi-point locking, which  has suffered abuse and has jammed in the locked position, leaving the residents locked inside.

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What are the advantages of  aluminium doors ?

Aluminium communal entrances are manufactured with features that make them idealy suited for communal access doors:

  • Heavy duty commercial grade aluminium profiles

  • Electric strikes or magnetic locking designed specifically for aluminium entrances with door entry intercom systems

  • Durable polyester powder coated finish in any standard RAL colour.

  • Concealed door closers, which cannot be vandalised.

  • Choice of glass types including anti-badit

  • No flexing or bending,

  • kick proof bottom panels

  • Virtually maintenance free

Sliding aluminium doors


Sliding doors can add a touch of class to your apartment block and be a practical way to provide easy access for wheelchair and mobility scooters.


Connection to Intercom system

ADI can connect the sliding door gear to your existing door entry / access control system or provide a new a brand new one.

Fob access control

A fob access control system is ideal for use with sliding doors on residential apartment blocks.

Unlike keys, if an electronic fobs is lost or stolen it can easily be deleted out of the system preventing it from being used. It can be replaced quickly and simply or re-activated if it's found.

Read More about fob access control

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All of our sliding and hinged automatic doors comply with BS EN 16005 and BS 7036 code of practice for safety of automatic pedestrian doors.


Safety Sensors

Sliding doors are fitted with active infrared sensors above the door which monitor the entrance constantly for people standing in the path of the sliding door leaf, stopping it instantly if obstructed.

Pocket doors

A protective screen or pocket door is fitted inside to prevent the door from hitting people standing behind the door when it opens.



When a sliding door works in conjunction with a door entry or access control system, a the solenoid lock is fitted inside of the door automation gear to lock the door in place preventing it from being forced open.

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