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Aluminium roller shutter Birmingham Dogs Home

Birmingham Dogs Home cares for stray and abandoned dogs from across the West Midlands and South Staffordshire. The support staff required a lightweight internal shutter that provided optimal security for their newly refurbished reception area.

The outside of the dogs home in Birmingham
Birmingham Dogs Home is a dog-shelter for rescuing and rehoming abonded dogs. When they refurbished their reception area, they contacted us for a security shutter to their reception-desk.

There are people working at the rescue centre 365 days of the year and also most parts of the day. But the reception-area is open only during office hours and the staff wanted to be able to close it off when it's not in use. This allows them to focus on tasks such as dog-care, administration and housekeeping, while the reception desk is safely locked.

Solid white aluminium lath

We installed an electrically-operated, lightweight, aluminium roller shutter to the reception area. Our aluminium roller shutters are available solid, perforated or punched, and in an array of colours (in fact if you can think of the colour we can probably match it!). At the Birmingham Dogs Home a roller shutter with solid white lath was the best choice, so that's what we supplied and installed.

Photos of Roller Shutter at Birmingham Dogs Home

Reception roller shutter considerations

Reception roller shutters are usually not as big as for example a shop-front roller shutter. They are also installed indoors and typically used to close-off lower-risk areas.

On top of that aesthetics are important. So big, bulky roller shutters are normally not the way to go. Instead a reception roller shutter needs to be elegant and blend in with its surroundings. Therefore, over reception desks we usually install relatively lightweight roller shutters with smaller roller mechanisms.

Sometimes, when there is enough space, it's possible to place the roller mechanism above the ceiling. Otherwise the roller mechanism is typically placed on the staff-side, for example behind the top wall (that's what we did at this project). This way the visitor-side looks the most welcoming.

Cute, small dog with long ears lying on a rug
A security roller shutter can be an excellent idea, even when you already have a fearsome dog guarding your property...

Alternative security shutter types for reception areas.

The K25 we installed on this project is a popular reception roller shutter choice, but there are other options as well. Below are some alternative options. Every situation is different, so if you have a reception area that needs a security shutter, feel free to get in touch with us. We'll be happy to advise you on the best option for your situation.

  • A transparent roller shutter
  • A roller shutter with lots of airflow
  • A lightweight PVC roller shutter
  • A sliding shutter that opens horizontally instead of vertically
  • A high-end real timber roller shutter

Also see here for more information on reception shutters.

Contact us for advice on reception shutters

If you require security shutters for a reception desk, we'd welcome the opportunity to work with you. Call us on 01392 270 218 or email on [email protected] for more information. We're always happy to discuss your project with you and advice you on the best solution for your situation.

Photo credits

All photos of roller shutters at Birmingham Dogs Home © HVP Security Shutters Ltd. Photo of Birmingham Dogs Home exterior courtesy of Birmingham Dogs Home. Photo of cute, fear-invoking dog with long ears by Izabelly Marques.

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