SARA LOADING BAY SPECIALISTS LTD

Mark Road
Hemel Hempstead
HERTS HP2 7DN

Tel: 01442 245577
Fax: 01442 217117

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Suppliers of: Loading Bay equipment Loading Bay dock levellers, loading bay dock shelters, loading bay docks, high speed industrial doors, high speed roller doors, fast operating roller doors, fast acting industrial doors

Sara Loading Bay Specialists supply, install and maintain loading bay equipment for manufacturing, warehouse loading and distribution networks, and high speed doors and roller shutter doors for industrial, production line, cleanroom and food processing applications.

Its high speed range of ’Sprint’ fast action doors offer quick opening speeds and improved safety for internal and external applications.

  • HIGH SPEED DOORS
  • LOADING BAY EQUIPMENT
  • INDUSTRIAL DOORS
  • DOCK SHELTERS/STRIP CURTAINS
  • ALUMINIUM RAMPS
  • MODULAR DOCKS/DOCKING PODS
  • SCISSOR LIFTS/DISABLED LIFTS

Our business philosophy is ’High Quality’, ’Good Service’ and ’Fair Price’, and we work hard with our customers to maintain this. We have achieved a stable market position, and our trade mark sara is well respected. We are a Total Package supplier, not only in our product range, but also in the area of technical information.

Our solutions are an important benefit to the end user, specifier, and main contractor. Our team of highly trained salesmen is available for site and design meetings, and the demonstration theatre at our head office in Watford is always ready and available for visitors.

Installation, maintenance and service work is carried out by our six depots operating throughout the U.K.:

  • Glasgow
  • Leeds
  • Manchester
  • Birmingham
  • Bristol
  • Hemel Hempstead

We employ more than 100 staff, including fully trained engineers operating from mobile workshops carrying tools, equipment and spare parts. sara is proud of its reputation for good service and attention to detail. We can honestly claim that our service is second to none in the door industry.

Futher technical information is available on the BPi download library or visit the Sara Loading Bay Specialists Website.

These files are provided by the manufacturer. While Building Products Index takes every care to ensure the information is correct and up to date, we cannot be held liable for any out of date or incorrect information in them. Please check with the supplier before specifying or purchasing products.

sara LBS Dock Shelters, Inflatable Shelters
Dock Shelters, Dock Seals

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sara LBS Insulated Roller Shutter Doors
Sara Loading Bay Specialists - Industrial doors, dock levellers, high speed doors

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sara LBS NEW Dock Loading Pods
Sara Loading Bay Specialists - Industrial doors, dock levellers, high speed doors

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sara LBS NEW Docklevellers HLP
Loading Bay Dock Levellers, HYDRAULIC DOCK LEVELLERS

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sara LBS New Industrial Sectional Overhead Doors
Sara Loading Bay Specialists - Industrial doors, dock levellers, high speed doors

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sara LBS NEW Precast Loading Bays
loading bays, Sara Loading Bay Specialists - Industrial doors, dock levellers, high speed doors

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sara LBS NEW Scissor lifts tables
Sara Loading Bay Specialists - Industrial doors, dock levellers, high speed doors

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sara LBS NEW Sprint 2000 Rapid Protection Door
Machine Protection Door

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sara LBS NEW Sprint 300 Plus High Performance Door
High Performance Industrial Door

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sara LBS NEW Sprint 3000 High-speed Industrial Door
High-speed Industrial Door, Sara Loading Bay Specialists - Industrial doors, dock levellers, high speed doors

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sara LBS NEW Sprint 355 Industrial High Speed Door
Sprint 355 Industrial Doors, High-speed Door for Frequent Traffic

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sara LBS NEW Sprint 392 High Speed Industrial doors
high speed industrial doors

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sara LBS NEW Sprint 400/600/600G High Performance Doors
Sprint 450 600 600G High Performance Door

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sara LBS NEW Sprint 600 Ultra High Performance Door
Sara Loading Bay Sprint 600 Ultra High Performance Door

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sara LBS NEW Sprint Cleanroom Certified Doors
Certified doors for cleanroom applications

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sara LBS NEW Sprint Food High Performance Door
rapid food high performance door

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sara LBS NEW Sprint Rapid Protection 300
Machine Protection Door Sprint 300 MP

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sara LBS Sprint 300 High Performance Door
Sara Loading Bay Specialists - Industrial doors, dock levellers, high speed doors

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sara LBS Steel Hinged Doors
EXTERNAL STEEL DOOR

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ACCESS RAMPS Portable .
ACCESS RAMPS Temporary .
AUTOMATIC DOOR GEAR Powered .
BRIDGE Plates .
CLEANROOM Door Systems .
CURTAIN Strips Flexible .
FIRE CHECK SHUTTERS . .
FIRE CHECK SHUTTERS Controlled Descent .
FIRE CHECK SHUTTERS Controls .
FIRE CHECK SHUTTERS Rolling .
INDUSTRIAL Shutters .
INDUSTRIAL DOOR Controls .
INDUSTRIAL DOOR GEAR Automatic .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Aluminium .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Aluminium Combined Glass .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Automatic .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Bi-Parting .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Bi-Parting High Speed
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Bi-Parting Safety Photocell
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Bi-Parting Transparent
INDUSTRIAL DOORS BS 476:1987 Part 22 .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS BS EN 13241-1 .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Cleanroom .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Cold Storage Rooms .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Crash .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Electric Operated .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Flexible Strip Curtains .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Flexible Strip Curtains PVC Strip .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Folding .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Food Industry .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Food Industry FDA Tested
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Glazed .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS High Speed Operation .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS High Speed Operation Dual Opening Heights
INDUSTRIAL DOORS High Speed Operation High Speed Curtain
INDUSTRIAL DOORS High Speed Operation Non Contact Safety Beam Incorported
INDUSTRIAL DOORS High Speed Operation Vertically Opening
INDUSTRIAL DOORS High Speed Rolling .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS High Speed Rolling Cleanrooms
INDUSTRIAL DOORS High Speed Rolling Crash Proof
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Hygienic .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Insulated .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Machine Protection Doors .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Overhead .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Personnel .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Purpose Made .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS PVC .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Rolling .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Rolling Insulated
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Rolling Knockout
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Rolling Safety Stop Photocell Incorporated
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Rolling Transparent
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Rolling Shutter .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Sectional .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Sectional Glazed
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Sectional Overhead .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Sectional Overhead Insulated
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Security .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Steel .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Steel Colourcoated
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Steel Glazed
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Steel Plastisol Finish
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Transparent .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Vertical Folding
LOADING BAY Bridge Plates .
LOADING BAY Dock Buffers .
LOADING BAY Dock Buffers Alarmed
LOADING BAY Dock Bumpers .
LOADING BAY Dock Houses .
LOADING BAY Dock Houses External
LOADING BAY Dock Leveller Pits .
LOADING BAY Dock Levellers .
LOADING BAY Dock Levellers Drawbridge
LOADING BAY Dock Levellers Hydraulic
LOADING BAY Dock Levellers Mechanical
LOADING BAY Dock Lifts .
LOADING BAY Dock Pads .
LOADING BAY Dock Seals .
LOADING BAY Dock Seals Inflatable
LOADING BAY Dock Shelters .
LOADING BAY Dock Shelters Collapsible
LOADING BAY Dock Shelters Curtain
LOADING BAY Dock Shelters Inflatable
LOADING BAY Dock Shelters Repair and Maintenance
LOADING BAY Docking Systems .
LOADING BAY Equipment .
LOADING BAY Lights .
LOADING BAY Lights Traffic
LOADING BAY Modular Docks Relocatable
LOADING BAY Modular Docks Steel
LOADING BAY Ramps .
LOADING BAY Ramps Aluminium
LOADING BAY Ramps Mobile Yard
LOADING BAY Ramps Power Assisted
LOADING BAY Systems .
LOADING BAY Wheel Guides .
LOADING BAYS Precast Concrete .
MOBILITY RAMPS Disabled Access Ramps .
MOBILITY RAMPS Wheelchair Ramps Portable
PLATFORM LIFTS Scissor Lifting Systems .
ROLLER SHUTTERS .
ROLLER SHUTTERS Automatic .
ROLLER SHUTTERS Commercial .
ROLLER SHUTTERS Electric Operation CE Marked
ROLLER SHUTTERS Electric Operation Power Operated
ROLLER SHUTTERS EN 13241-1 CE Marked
ROLLER SHUTTERS Fire Resistant BS 476 Parts 20/22
ROLLER SHUTTERS Fire Resistant BS 476:Part 22 Section 8/L: 4 Hours
ROLLER SHUTTERS Galvanised Steel .
ROLLER SHUTTERS High Speed Opening .
ROLLER SHUTTERS Industrial .
ROLLER SHUTTERS Insulated .
ROLLER SHUTTERS Steel .
ROLLER SHUTTERS Steel Colourcoated
SCISSOR LIFTS Automative .
SCISSOR LIFTS BS EN 1570:1999 .
SCISSOR LIFTS Car Parking .
SCISSOR LIFTS Disabled Access Wheelchair
SCISSOR LIFTS Open Platform .
SCISSOR LIFTS Raised Storage .
SCISSOR LIFTS Vehicle Loading .
SHUTTERS Fire Check .
SHUTTERS Fire Resistant Rolling BS 476:Parts 20/22
SHUTTERS See-Through .
TABLES Scissor Lift .
WHEELCHAIR RAMPS See Also MOBILITY RAMPS: .
WINCHES
WINCHES Hydraulic .
SPRINT High Speed Industrial Doors
DISCDRIVE Fast Operating Door
INSUROLL Insulated Rolling Shutter
MCC VECTOR CONTROL Door Control
NORMATEX Strip Curtain
PCS Roller Door
RAPID FOOD Industrial Doors & Shutters
RAPIDPROTECT Industrial Doors & Shutters
ROLLTEX Strip Curtain
SPRINT 300 MP Industrial Doors
SPRINT 300 PLUS Industrial Doors
SUPERWINCH Winches
TRAVITOP Strip Curtain

sara LBS An open and shut case for specifying premium doors

August 2017

It is all too easy to take industrial roller shutter doors for granted, but having one become unreliable or fail completely can have significant consequences for a business’s operations.

It is all too easy to take industrial roller shutter doors for granted, but having one become unreliable or fail completely can have significant consequences for a business’s operations. Nick Cox of sara LBS looks at the possible problems and explains why quality is built into every sara LBS door.

Industrial doors are usually unsung heroes in company success stories. You don’t often hear boardroom directors praising their reliable and efficient roller shutter doors – although you hear soon enough if the doors let them down. sara LBS industrial doors are therefore designed for supreme reliability over a long service life.

sara LBS supplies, installs and maintains high speed and industrial roller shutter doors for warehouse, production line, cleanroom and food processing environments. Within this range are insulated and fire-safe roller shutter doors, sectional overhead doors and hinged steel doors; while its Sprint range of fast action doors offers high opening speeds and improved safety for internal and external applications.

The worst-case scenario for a door failure would probably be for the door to be stuck in the closed position, in which case an alternative route would have to be implemented if operations are to continue. This would lead to process disruption and a possible drop in efficiency levels.

Of course it is also problematic if the door becomes stuck in the open position. Security would certainly be compromised in many cases; also, bio-security would be compromised with external doors, because there would be free access for birds and possibly ground animals, including vermin. A stuck internal door could mean hygiene standards would not be maintained between sections of a facility. A stuck-open door could also allow heated, cooled, conditioned or filtered air to escape, leading to a very expensive energy bill.

Finally, a stuck (open or closed) fire safety door could lead to the entire building being shut down and evacuated or, even worse, the spreading of a fire from one department to the next.

Aware of all these possible scenarios and the inevitable consequences, sara LBS has developed a robust, multi-facetted approach to ensuring the reliability of its industrial doors. Firstly, manufacturing quality is built into each unit. Secondly, its design and installation teams are trained to accept nothing less than perfection. Thirdly it recommends a rigorous maintenance programme that will keep the door in good working order and catch any developing issues before they become serious problem.

Additionally, sara LBS is geared up to be able to respond quickly and effectively to any major problems that arise in the field. Its engineers and technicians are trained to recognise when a door is coming towards the end of its working life and to recommend options to ensure continued reliability.

sara LBS is a total package provider and can design, install and support industrial doors to suit any situation. Starting with high quality product solutions, each component of each door is carefully selected to meet the exact needs of the application. As well as the door itself, sara LBS can supply motors and drives, light curtains and automated controls, safety edges to protect personnel, vehicle guidance systems and other ancillary components.

This is backed up with outstanding customer service and industry-leading repair and maintenance provision for all doors and loading bay equipment, including nationwide 24/7 repair and maintenance service cover with rapid emergency response times. By working closely with individual customers, sara LBS can extend the safe working lifetime of doors and related equipment by providing both preventative maintenance packages and repairs.

sara LBS is particularly pleased to support sectors with specialist needs, such as food processing, pharmaceutical and cleanroom, automotive, manufacturing, warehouse, logistics and distribution. Effectively serving such a range of applications requires a quality product backed by technical expertise. Via this combination, sara LBS can ensure that end users can rely on the increased safety and efficiency benefits a well specified industrial door can provide.
About sara LBS

sara Loading Bay Specialists supplies, installs and maintains loading bay systems, high speed doors and industrial doors.It has provided high quality product solutions and outstanding customer service since it was founded 30 years ago and this remains its sole focus.
Product Solutions

sara LBS’s range of high quality products includes its complete loading bay packages (including scissor lifts, ramps and dock levellers), ‘Sprint’ range of rapid roll, high speed doors for internal and external use, insulated sectional overhead doors and roller shutter doors. It has extensive sector expertise and provides total packages that are tailored to meet all its customer’s needs. Specialist sectors include food and beverage, pharmaceutical, automotive, manufacturing, logistics and distribution.
Maintenance & Repair

Sara LBS provides nationwide 24/7 service cover and rapid response times for all loading bay systems, dock shelters, high speed doors and industrial doors using its specialist engineers based across the country. It works with end users to extend the safe working lifetime of their doors and equipment by providing both preventative maintenance packages and standard and emergency repairs.

sara LBS Insulated Doors Create Headquarters & Lab for High-Tech Co

August 2017

When world class technology company Scintacor remodelled a building into a new headquarters in Cambridge, installation of a sara LBS insulated sectional door created a valuable workshop area from a space that was previously too cold in winter and stiflingly hot in summer. Three other doors from sara LBS also helped customise the building to meet Scintacor’s exact needs.

Scintacor is a recognised leader in phosphor and scintillation technologies, which convert many different types of radiation, including X-rays, neutrons, gamma rays, alpha and beta particles, into light for imaging and detection purposes. Its customers work in medical and general radiography, non-destructive materials testing, nuclear decommissioning, in-line inspection, mail and cargo examination, oil well logging, electron microscopy, fluoroscopy, spectroscopy and laser management.

To accommodate corporate growth and increasing efforts in research and development, early in 2017 Scintacor moved to a new 30,000 sq. ft. headquarters. Taking over an existing building at the heart of Cambridge’s science and technology business community, it remodelled the interior to create a state of the art manufacturing facility that includes class 10,000 laboratories and an extensive class 1,000 clean room environment; as well as the substantial office space needed to support the steady growth of the business.

Chris Bright, Facilities Manager at Scintacor, says the rebuilding was a multi-million pound project and included the installation of a total of four sara LBS doors.

“All of the existing access doors were old and not really fit for our purposes,” he says. “We came across sara LBS through a third party recommendation and were impressed by the breadth of the product range and the expertise of the company’s in-house engineers.”

sara LBS supplied a total of four doors for connecting the goods in/out area to the clean room and warehouse. As well as an insulated sectional door, sara LBS installed two insulated personnel doors, plus an insulated roller shutter door.

sara LBS offers a full range of industrial doors, including the insulated sectional overhead doors chosen for Scintacor. These are suitable for indoor and outdoor use because they are based on aluminium or galvanised steel panels infilled with 40mm or 45mm of polyurethane foam that provides a u-value of up to 0.2W/sqmK. End stiles, tracks and fittings are galvanised or zinc plated as standard, with stainless steel as an option. Extruded non-absorbent rubber seals are fitted to the top, bottom and sides of the door. Options offered by sara LBS include glazed panels, powered or manual operation, pneumatic safety edges and various lift heights. Scintacor chose to have a pass door fitted within the panel door serving the clean rooms so that individuals could walk through without raising the whole panel door.

The original roller shutter door in what is now a maintenance workshop was definitely showing its age and in need of replacement. At 4m wide by 4m high it took up something likes three-quarters of one wall and, being completely uninsulated created a thermal bridge to the outside atmosphere.

“In winter the space was freezing cold and in summer we had the opposite problem, the area got so hot and stuffy that nobody could stay there for any length of time,” recall Chris. “It was just a wasted space that people hurried through as quickly as possible."

“We knew that if we could insulate the area properly we would create some valuable extra space but we also needed to maintain clear access via a high bay door. Fortunately sara LBS could offer us a perfect solution.”

Offering both insulated and standard roller shutter doors, sara LBS has considerable experience in improving the heat and energy performance of loading bays and other similar spaces. Its insulated roller shutters are based on a galvanised steel curtain with hollow section lathes infilled with polyurethane foam. They are fitted with injection moulded Nylon-6 end fittings, galvanised steel guides, coil covers and bottom rails and electro resistance welded tubular section barrels to create a robust and reliable door.

Chris again: “All of our new doors contribute to the building’s energy efficiency and will provide security for many years to come. As medium usage doors they are opened and closed several times a day, and they are very much quieter than the old doors!”

In summary Chris says: “Our new high-tech facility is in the heart of Cambridge’s famed high-tech cluster. There is tremendous potential synergy with the nearby pre-eminent companies, institutions and university.

About sara LBS

sara Loading Bay Specialists supplies, installs and maintains loading bay systems, high speed doors and industrial doors.It has provided high quality product solutions and outstanding customer service since it was founded 30 years ago and this remains its sole focus.
Product Solutions

sara LBS’s range of high quality products includes its complete loading bay packages (including scissor lifts, ramps and dock levellers), ‘Sprint’ range of rapid roll, high speed doors for internal and external use, insulated sectional overhead doors and roller shutter doors. It has extensive sector expertise and provides total packages that are tailored to meet all its customer’s needs. Specialist sectors include food and beverage, pharmaceutical, automotive, manufacturing, logistics and distribution.
Maintenance & Repair

Sara LBS provides nationwide 24/7 service cover and rapid response times for all loading bay systems, dock shelters, high speed doors and industrial doors using its specialist engineers based across the country. It works with end users to extend the safe working lifetime of their doors and equipment by providing both preventative maintenance packages and standard and emergency repairs.

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