Low level override, manual release
Here you see a low level manual override for our garage doors, fitted recently in Holywell, Flintshire. This black roller was fitted to a new garage opening; the owner, a builder, had planned to use a roller door on the opening, and prepared a timber structure around the brickwork. It had been painted in a gloss black paint. A roller door had then been ordered from us.
During the survey, it was noticed by me that there was no other entry into the garage space than the door itself. But we always provide an emergency manual handle, and so, we were obliged to order a low level release system, as can be seen in the photograph below.
The system is elegant and efficient; like something out of Bladerunner, its universal joint and the communication poles from anodised aluminium, are all on show. By this means, a lock and plate outside the garage can be removed, and a 300mm rod inserted through the brick, so as to turn the mechanism which you can see.