Accessibility has become one of the most important design considerations in new building projects. Even existing buildings are being modified and retrofitted to meet both functionality and compliance requirements for disabled access.

Building entrances need to be designed carefully to ensure barrier-free entry for people living with disabilities.

Accessibility in new buildings

Ensuring accessibility in a new building begins at the design stage itself, and requires close collaboration between the architect or specifier and the product supplier and/or manufacturer to ensure all local disabled access requirements are met. All potential barriers to entry will be considered along with the best solutions for the project. For example, automatic sliding and revolving doors are particularly suitable for barrier-free access to office buildings.

There are many different models of sliding and revolving doors, which can be adapted to fit the requirements of the user. Accessible door systems can range from compact and slimline doors to interior and exterior doors.

Making existing buildings accessible

With regulations in place to make commercial and public spaces more accessible, existing buildings are increasingly being modified to achieve the required levels of accessibility. Manually operated entrance doors can be modernised using a new door operator, or even new automation settings. If you are planning to replace the existing door with a new automatic door, there are consultants with the expertise to help you find the right doors that meet both functional and compliance requirements.

Open the door to accessible entrances

Creating accessible entrances is easier than ever before with several automated door options available in the market that can be customised to your building. Get in touch with ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems Australia to find an automatic door that meets local regulations for accessible entrances. Additionally, set up a service agreement for your doors for support on call through local service technicians.