Manual Door Repair Royal Lyceum Theatre

Manual Door Repair The Lyceum Edinburgh

Faulty Manual Door Repair

We were first contacted by David Tildesley, Building Manager who asked us if we could come and look at a double set of faulty manual main entrance doors as they were in need of some tender loving care.  There were issues with the doors not opening correctly and were starting to fall apart.  To resolve this we proposed replacing and upgrading the concealed floor springs due to the existing floor springs being old and worn.  Whilst on site to carry out the works it became apparent just how worn the floor springs were so David asked us to look at all manual entrance doors, this consisted of another four double sets, as there are five in total.  He asked us to return and carry out the works on all doors meaning that all five entrance doors were having their springs updated at the same time.

Manual Door Repairs

Once these works were carried out the doors were functional but due to the doors being used for so long with the worn springs the bottom rails had become damaged as these had been catching on the ground.  There were also a lot of issues with the bottom locks so we proposed to replace all the bottom rails this would improve the door functionality as well as giving the front of the theatre a facelift.  The old rails were beginning to fall apart and the stainless steel was damaged so this was the most obvious solution.

We replaced the bottom rails by removing the door leafs, taking away the old bottom rails and replaced with the new rails and re-hung the door.  Once each door leaf had been re-hung the engineers spent time on site making sure the doors were adjusted and balanced properly making sure that they were safe for pedestrian use.  As the doors are made from 12mm toughened glass they are heavy and need to be hung back up properly.

Now that we have completed the upgrading of all five-toughened glass manual entrance doors we are installing a new toughened glass entrance door on the adjoining restaurant Zucca, this project is in progress and we will update here once completed.

PROJECT INFO

  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Type: Manual Doors
  • Client: Theatre
  • Work: Replace floor springs

The Royal Lyceum Theatre is a 658-seat theatre in the city of Edinburgh, Scotland, named after the Theatre Royal Lyceum and English Opera House, the residence at the time of legendary Shakespearean actor Henry Irving.

David has commented that he is really happy with upgrading – it makes the doors work like new!

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