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Hormann SPU F42 Industrial Sectional Door installed at underground car park BBC Leeds

Underground Car Park BBC Leeds
ABi Garage Doors recently installed a Hormann SPU F42 industrial sectional garage door at the BBC Leeds buildings in Leeds city centre.

The Brief

The BBC building in Leeds features an underground car park which had an ageing manual folding industrial door. The door was very big and heavy and as a consequence of the amount of traffic and difficulty in operating the door, it was opened each morning and only closed at the end of each day. The BBC wanted to replace the door with a fully automated product that would automatically open and close to allow vehicles in and out of the car park.
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Insulated Garage Doors, U-values and energy bills

Insulated Garage Doors, U-values and energy bills

In the past insulation was never really considered a big factor for a garage door. Doors were constructed from timber or single sheets of steel and they were designed to primarily fill a hole. Having gaps around a door was part of the design and not particularly unusual. Technology, construction methods and consumers needs have changed quite a bit since the early days of garage doors however, and there are now a large number of insulated and sealed garage door products on the market. So let’s take a look at what constitutes an insulated garage door and exactly what it has to offer.
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How to set up the Hörmann CTV 1 and CTV3 Digital Keypads

Hormann CTV Keypad

Info Sheet: ABi019 – How to set up the Hörmann CTV 1 and CTV3 Digital Keypads

The Hörmann CTV keypads are digital external keypads that allow a user to open and close their garage door (or any device that accepts a volt free relay impulse) using a 3 – 5 digit pin number.

The CTV1 has a single relay output and can control a single device and the CTV3 has 3 relay outputs, although only 2 can be used as direct control relays with the third relay providing additional options for the Hörmann automation systems. In this article we will focus on the direct control aspect of the devices and demonstrate setting up the units to open and close your garage door. Both the CTV1 and CTV3 are supplied with an external keypad and an internal control unit. The external keypad comes complete with a fixed cable of 5m. This can be shortened or extended up to 20m.
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Hormann host fundraising event this week

Hormann Dealer Week Alzheimer’s Society

ABi Garage Doors is supporting the Hörmann (UK) Ltd fundraising event to help raise awareness of the Alzheimer’s Society, its charity partner.

The event, which is promoted by fellow dealers in their network, takes place from Monday 5th October to Friday 9th October. During ‘Dealer Week’ Hörmann will donate £50 for every one of its RollMatic, sectional garage door, industrial sectional SPU, F42 and SB rolling shutters ordered.
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All you need to know about electric garage doors

All you need to know about electric garage doors

Electric garage doors, or to use their proper name, electrically operated automatic garage doors, first started to appear in America in the 1930’s but it wasn’t until after the second world war that electric garage doors were becoming commercially available. By the 1970’s garage door automation systems were looking something like the products we would recognise today.
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