RUNDUM MEIR (UK) LTD
Suppliers of: timber garage doors sliding garage door curved corner opening garage doors sliding bespoke garage doors timber garage door oak garage doors Cedar
Rundum Meir are the manufacturers of the original round the corner sliding garage door and are UK suppliers of new build garage doors for prestigious properties.
We also specialise in making garage doors for restoration, conservation and refurbishment projects. Rundum can meet your individual designs or copy existing doors to satisfy planners.
The Original Side Opening Garage Door.
Our round the corner and side sectional garage doors can be remotely operated using our unique system requiring only 40mm - 150mm of headroom. There is no need for u-channels in the floor!
Our garage doors are made from quality treated timber including a wide range of hardwoods such as oak and cedar, larch and aluminium or insulated steel are also available. Our sliding doors operate very quietly and have many other additional advantages and features.
Our range includes:
The Rundum is the original round the corner sliding garage door. These doors are suitable for listed buildings, luxury new build, conceptual architecture and replacement projects. This door combines the function of an automatic remote controlled garage door with an integral pedestrian door.
The Rundum sliding garage door has been installed in many projects including aircraft hangars, curved buildings, out houses, coach houses, over sized and underground multi-user garage doors. Even children and the elderly find these doors easy and safe to handle.
These doors are often specified on grade II listed or ultra modern designed buildings. The panels are made with a subframe, are externally boarded and come complete with tracks, gearing and other options.
Ceiling mounted sectional doors open vertically upwards and along the ceiling. For safety, a finger safety guards are incorporated between the panels. A wide range of individual panel patterns and designs are available.
Glass Garage Doors
Rundum Mier specialise in bespoke glass doors to match facades for either underground or multi user properties.
Bespoke Garage Doors
Our bespoke wooden and metal garage doors have numerous options for personalisation and adaptation and are therefore perfectly suited to even the most complex designs. Simply supply Rundum your designs and we will make your design a reality.
Rundum Mier garage doors come with their own unique MZ4 door mounted operator and modern 4-channel remote control hand-sets which can be programmed to achieve a pedestrian door within the door. Rundum Meir operators have been specifically designed to provide outstanding operation, convenience and safety. Developed in accordance with the latest Euro standards 13241-1, 12453 and 12445 relating to dynamic and static forces at the leading edges and sides.
Rundum Meir take great care to select the best materials. Quality materials such as timber, copper, aluminium, steel and glass can be used. We purchase tree trunks specifically for our customers. Our solid timber range includes spruce, sapele, hemlock, cedar, larch, European oak and iroko. Other timbers may be available on request. Timber finishes can include a range of products such as stains, paints or oils from a variety of manufacturers. Metal doors can be powder-coated to any RAL or BS colour.
Further technical information and guidance is available on the Rundum Meir (UK) Ltd website or via the BPi download Library
Rundum Meir - Round-House Garage Surrey
Stunning round-house garage built as part of a project to renovate and extend a Grade II listed property.
The garage design sought to replicate a traditional coach house in order to fit with the Surrey vernacular.
By adopting a curved shape to the garage, which effectively created a roundhouse, the architect created a building with reduced visual impacts as the removal of the corners narrows the building’s appearance.
Curved, solid oak Rundum Original doors were specified – top hung and automated.
The two semi-circles or curved openings at each end of the garage span 10m, totalling 20 metres of garage doors, divided into four automated bi-parting 5m doors.
A particular challenge was ensuring that the doors look a continuous part of the external cladding.
Aesthetics were of paramount importance as the large private family home was originally designed and built by eminent exponent of the vernacular tradition and Arts & Crafts in architecture, Harold Falkner.
Rundum Meir - Opening the door to flood resilient buildings
Garage doors from Rundum Meir which are designed to cope comfortably with regular flood events can help building owners and architects to upgrade their buildings in water-side locations to make them more flood resilient as the UK climate changes.
According to the Met Office, the UK’s weather is set to change in a way that will result in increased rainfall in winter and more extreme weather events, such as heavy downpours, throughout the year. Hence, the need to adopt a ‘flood resilience’ mindset for buildings in flood-prone areas has never been more pressing.
It is an approach that means rethinking every aspect of a building’s design to ensure it is not severely damaged in the event of a flood and able to recover quickly afterwards without great financial loss. And this includes the design of the garage or ground level storage spaces, which are often the worst affected parts of a property during floods. Watertight, flood resistant garage doors that are designed to prevent water ingress can be extremely useful, but flood resilient doors will often provide a better solution.
Take boathouses, for example, which are home to rowing clubs across the country. Because of the obvious need for easy access to the water, their close proximity makes them particularly vulnerable when the river level rises and trying to make them flood-proof is a constant and financially expensive battle. For this reason, the Michael Baker Boathouse of The King’s School in Worcester on the River Severn was designed to sit comfortably in its context with lower levels actually designed to flood, which is why it incorporates a large flood resilient door by Rundum Meir.
Its custom-made Rundum Original side sliding door sits below a boat shaped cantilevered prow that points towards the River Severn – one of the defining features of this RIBA award-winning building designed by Associated Architects. Providing a clear opening of 3.8 m wide x 3 m tall and manufactured from industrial strength extruded aluminium laths, the door provides easy access to the boathouse at the water level.
When the river tops its banks after heavy rainfall upstream, floodwater is allowed to enter the boat store through the door, rather than trying to keep it out. And when the level recedes, the boat house can dry out and return to use quickly, with the German-engineered Rundum Original sliding door operating normally once again as if the flood never happened.
Danesch Missaghian, owner manager at Rundum Meir (UK) said: “The Michael Baker Boathouse project typifies outstanding flood resilient design and demonstrates how a Rundum Meir garage door can provide a dependable long term access solution. Every door is designed specifically for the project, so we can ensure the materials and operating mechanism are able to withstand the demands of regular exposure to floodwater.”
In addition to flood resilient doors like the one at the Michael Baker Boathouse, we also offer watertight up and over doors for projects where additional flood protection is required.
All Rundum Meir garage doors are custom designed in the UK, manufactured in Germany and assembled in the UK, using the highest quality materials such as solid timber and tough extruded aluminium - which can be insulated. Architects in the UK, across Europe and in the USA benefit from its specialist design advice and expert technical support to help turn design concepts into reality.
To find out more visit www.rundumgaragedoors.co.uk or call 0151 280 6626.