SARA LOADING BAY SPECIALISTS LTD

Mark Road
Hemel Hempstead
HERTFORDSHIRE 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.

ACCESS RAMPS Disabled Access Ramps .See Also MOBILITY RAMPS:
ACCESS RAMPS Portable .
ACCESS RAMPS Temporary .
AUTOMATIC DOOR GEAR Powered .
BRIDGE Plates .
CLEANROOM Door Systems .
CURTAIN Strips Flexible .
DOOR ENGINEERING Glazed Steel Profile Systems .
DOOR ENGINEERING Glazed Steel Profile Systems BS 476:Part 22 120 Minutes
DOOR ENGINEERING Glazed Steel Profile Systems BS EN 1522 FB6
DOOR ENGINEERING Glazed Steel Profile Systems BS EN 1634-1
DOOR ENGINEERING Glazed Steel Profile Systems Security ENV 1627 RC3 RC4
DOOR ENGINEERING Steel Profiles .
FIRE CHECK DOORSETS Acoustic Fire Resistant Resistance .
FIRE CHECK DOORSETS Acoustic Fire Resistant Resistance BS 476 Part 22 or BWF Certifire
FIRE CHECK DOORSETS Commercial Industrial Educational Healthcare BS EN 1634/BS 476 Part 22/BWF Certifire FD120
FIRE CHECK DOORSETS Commercial Industrial Educational Healthcare BS EN 1634/BS 476 Part 22/BWF Certifire FD240
FIRE CHECK DOORSETS Commercial Industrial Educational Healthcare BS EN 1634/BS 476 Part 22/BWF Certifire FD60
FIRE CHECK DOORSETS Steel .
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 Cold Storage Rooms Fire Resistant Class B
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Crash .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Deep-Freeze Stores .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Deep-Freeze Stores Freezing Tunnels
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Deep-Freeze Stores Industrial Freezers
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Electric Operated .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Flexible Strip Curtains .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Flexible Strip Curtains PVC Strip .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Folding .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Folding Sliding .
INDUSTRIAL DOORS Folding Sliding Insulated
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 Freestanding
INDUSTRIAL DOORS High Speed Operation High Speed Curtain
INDUSTRIAL DOORS High Speed Operation Non Contact Safety Beam Incorported
INDUSTRIAL DOORS High Speed Operation Self Repairing, Automatic Curtain Guide Reset
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 Pressure Controlled Environments .
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 .
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 .
SECURITY DOORS LPS 1175 Security Rating 1 to 3 .
SECURITY DOORS LPS 1175:Issue 3 Security Rating SR4 .
SECURITY DOORS Steel .
SECURITY DOORSETS Steel .
SECURITY DOORSETS Steel Glazed
SECURITY DOORSETS Steel Louvred Ventilated
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
DYNAMICROLL Self-Repairing Roll Up Doors
DYNAMICROLL FOD INOX Self-Repairing Roll Up Doors
DYNAMICROLL FRIGO Industrial Freezer Doors
GLAS-DOR Glazed Fire Resistant Steel Door Profiles
INNA-DOR Fire Resistant Doorsets
INSUROLL Insulated Rolling Shutter
MCC VECTOR CONTROL Door Control
NORMATEX Strip Curtain
OUTA-DOR Steel Security Doors
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
SPRINT CLEAN ROOM High Speed Industrial Doors
SPRINT COMBI High Speed Industrial Doors
SPRINT DYNAMIC High Speed Industrial Doors
SPRINT MEGAPACK High Speed Industrial Doors
SPRINT ROLL High Speed Industrial Doors
SPRINT SPIRAL Insulated High Speed Industrial Doors
SUPERWINCH Winches
TRAVITOP Strip Curtain
TUFF-DOR Steel Security Doors

Why Choose Sara Loading Bay Specialists?

January 2020

We’ve been providing high-quality solutions, outstanding customer service and industry-leading maintenance for all our high speed door and loading bay equipment for over 30 years, but why should you choose us to help you with your installation? Let’s take a closer look.

Knowledge

We’ve a wealth of in-depth knowledge at our disposal; whether it’s at sales or service level, we’ve supported by years of experience in the field of industrial doors. Designed to easily and safely handle a variety of applications, skills, personnel levels enables our solutions to be truly industry-leading.

Quality

Our high-quality industrial doors are functional, innovative, versatile, safe, durable, technologically advanced and designed to solve different industrial logistics problems, while ensuring safe handling in accordance with applicable law under the EC European standards. Designed for a variety of applications, for all industry sectors; from clean room and food preparation to logistics and mass retailing, we can guarantee quality, workmanship and reliability.

Customer Service

Our customers are at the heart of everything we do. Through our extensive network of sales, support and maintenance technicians, we provide total technical support to design, choose, install and maintain our range of products. Helping our clients to solve their workflow problems and to navigate the complexities of logistics and traffic flow is what we specialise in – for every arena we work in. We also provide technical support to customers whose industrial doors were not installed by our technicians or not manufactured by our company.

sara LBS is a total package provider and can design and install loading bay solutions, from single products such as dock levellers, scissor lifts and loading doors, through to complete loading docks, as well as dedicated after sales support thanks to its nationwide repair and maintenance network. We have extensive sector expertise and provide total packages that are tailored to meet all your needs and if you’d like to find out more about who we are and how we work, please get in touch on Telephone: 01442 245577.

Have you checked your doors’ wind load capacity?

January 2020

This time of year, the weather sure seems to turn… in Britain we are now used to trees being uprooted, garden sheds blowing over and coastal waters whipping up into a frenzy. The maintenance team at sara LBS warn that owners and operators of warehouses and factories should make sure their industrial doors are designed to withstand anything nature is likely to throw at them.

Industrial doors have large (often very large) surface areas so can be subject to considerable wind loads. It is therefore a good idea to check them over within the next few weeks and make sure they are not likely to let you down in winter.

But how do you do that? There are three things that can be done fairly easily.

Firstly, you can do a physical check: see if the doors look robust and make sure they open and close freely; check around the edges to see if they seal into their frame or if there any gaps that could let wind through; look for signs of damage (wind induced or otherwise) and weakness.

Secondly, talk to the loading bay personnel; don’t ask leading questions but try to ascertain how the door performs in winter – does it keep the weather at bay, let wind and rain through, rattle in its frame, function as normal?

Finally check the owners’ manual or contact the manufacturer to confirm its certification against the standards of EuroNorm DIN EN12424.

Like all industrial standards EN12424 is great for bedtime reading – you will soon be sound asleep – but within its covers is some great wisdom about wind loads on industrial doors. At the core of EN12424 are four wind load classes (plus a Class 0 for when data is not available). These are as per the attached table.

Any responsible manufacturer should be able to tell you what class their doors meet. They will probably include the information in the user manual and may even have it as boilerplate information on the door itself.

All sara LBS high speed doors have a wind resistance class rating which helps to identify where they are suitable for installation:

PVC curtain doors are typically Class 1 – EN 12424
Aluminium profile doors are typically Class 3 – EN12424
This makes sara PVC Curtain doors suitable for indoor use and for outdoor installations where they are protected overnight and during bad weather by an external heavy duty door. Sara aluminium profile doors are suitable for all but the most extreme climatic conditions and ideal for use almost anywhere in the UK.

Of course it should be said that older doors that have given long and sterling service may be beginning to show their age. Regular maintenance and prompt attention to any damage will keep the wind and weather tight and lengthen their working life.

Now let us consider the effects a wind damaged door could have. Probably the worst thing is that a badly damaged door could render the loading bay total unusable until the door is fixed. (If the facility has only one loading bay, this is going to be a major problem.) The next issue is that the loading bay and surrounding area will be unprotected and exposed to the full extent of the winter weather and Health & Safety won’t like that. Security from thieves will be compromised to the extent that a night watchman may have to be employed until a repair is completed. Similarly bio-security will fail and it is only natural that birds and small animals (up to the size of a fox or badger) are likely to come into the loading bay seeking shelter from the winter night.

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