During initial contact with the client, we were asked for possible solutions to give the Chapel a more inviting and welcoming entrance, yet still retain the existing oak doors and traditional stonework. A site meeting confirmed that our GL15 glass doors would be a good match for the brief, both in functionality and aesthetics. The new doors were to be fitted with access control, and were to protect both the existing oak doors and chapel entrance from the worst of the weather.

We designed and manufactured the doors at our factory in Lincoln, then carefully installed the doors at the site in Rutland. As on similar heritage projects, the DoorTechnik GL15's stainless steel outer frame and frameless glass doors perfectly complement traditional timber and stonework.

During normal daytime activities in the chapel, the current oak doors are held back, so that only controlled access is possible through the new glass doors. During services, the electrical locking is turned off, allowing unimpeded access for the pupils. The concealed overhead closers have a hold-open function, enabling large groups of people to pass easily through the unrestricted doorway.

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