Planning & Specification

Single source specification support for all access requirements

Single Source Specification Support

Whatever the access requirements of your project, we ensure fast, informed advice and support

The safe, secure, and efficient use of buildings relies on a combination of door hardware, mechanical and electric locking, door automation and access control, working as one to perform better together.

Our architectural specification experts combine industry leading knowledge from across all aspects of access provision within buildings to provide sustainable solutions that co-ordinate aesthetically and functionally, enhancing usability, security and safety while meeting the specific demands of a wide range of projects including airports, hospitality, stadiums, commercial buildings, hospitals, multi-housing developments, schools and universities.

Our in-depth knowledge of industry standards combined with practical understanding of how products work together to deliver improved lifecycle performance, ensures a ‘right first time’ single point of contact approach for all access requirements, saving time while meeting legal, environmental, and cost plan criteria.

Our holistic approach

Total support that revolves around you

Our holistic approach addresses all aspects of project support, enabling specifiers to benefit from improvements in operational efficiency and effectiveness.

What we support you on:

Project Requirements Review

Combining a detailed project review together with extensive sector experience, our specification experts identify ways of improving design outcomes in a highly efficient way to save both time and money.

Fire & Escape Route Evaluation

Whatever the building type, we help you to meet specific Fire Strategies and Building Regulation approval. We also advise how fire safety objectives can be achieved in the most cost effective and efficient way.

Regulatory Standard & Compliance

Our experts guide you on how to meet legal frameworks and building standards. We also provide product specific performance and certification documents compliant with building regulations and standards.

Solution & Security Development

We discuss project requirements & security coordination to find the best ways to meet them. We identify appropriate solutions & assist with sizing requirements while ensuring that you are provided with complete information on technical issues.

Project Scheduling

Scheduling your project with us helps to transform your vision into a deliverable time-based plan. We continuously monitor project activities to eliminate any potential planning risk so you can achieve your project goals, adhering to construction time & budget.

Risk Assessment

We also evaluate both the security and safety factors of each project, ensuring management and mitigation through practical control measures and suitable product selection.

Specification & Design Development

We develop complete door schedules, specifications, CAD drawings and wiring diagrams while also providing all relevant standards compliancy certification, independent test certification and Environmental Product Declarations.

BIM Support

By simply providing project data in a range of formats such as spreadsheets, AutoCAD drawings or text files, our industry leading planning tools support the development of specifications, enabling specifiers to populate BIM models simply and efficiently.

Digital construction

Plan better with BIM

Ensuring the required BIM objects and associated information are readily accessible in a manageable form during a project design phase is extremely important. Therefore, we offer a range of services to optimize BIM model development, enabling complete co-ordination with the project specification while driving greater efficiency.

Your complete access partner

Tailored solutions for places that matter

From award-winning products to industry best practice and simple installation, dormakaba is your complete access partner. Our team works industry wide to incorporate products and solutions that better address the requirements of each project whatever the sector, meeting the specific demands for a variety of specialized markets worldwide.

Specification Consultancy

We are here to help

Our experienced, qualified architectural consultancy team is dedicated to ensuring provision of a comprehensive level of support that you can depend on. Contact us today for advice or to arrange a meeting.

Jason Kitching

Product Sales Manager (AHS) Key Accounts Architectural SADC