The Body Shop in Robina Town Centre on the Gold Coast is part of a
worldwide network of retail stores specialising in cosmetics, skincare and
perfume products. The brand is owned by Brazilian company Natura.
The Australian Trellis Door Company (ATDC) recently installed their S08
curved folding security shutters for The Body Shop at Robina Town Centre. Multiple
tenancies throughout this QIC owned shopping centre already feature ATDC’s
folding security shutters.
Working closely with reputed project managers Ramvek, ATDC completed this
installation overcoming tight deadlines and challenging issues. One particular
challenge was the requirement for a special green powder-coated finish to align
with the corporate branding policy for all Body Shop stores across the globe. Since
ATDC couldn’t match the required colour to an Australian Dulux powdercoat
equivalent or source this colour locally, they had to send each individual
metal link for the folding security shutters from their Sydney factory down to
Ramvek’s Melbourne warehouse to be put through their in-house powder-coating
facility to apply the special powdercoat finish. The finished individual metal
components had to be then shipped back to ATDC for reassembly in Sydney in a
very time-consuming process.
There were additional time pressures on ATDC given the fact that sizing
for these folding security shutters had to be determined well in advance of the
store being built. Ramvek provided detailed CAD drawings of the planned store
design and layout in advance to ATDC.
Since the new store was to have sloping floors, the exact height and
gradient could only be determined precisely once the finished floor was
actually laid. Therefore, ATDC had to make further allowances and adjustments to
the height of these shutters ahead of obtaining the final dimensions, creating
numerous potential difficulties; for instance, the up/down locking mechanisms
had to get sufficient purchase into the floor at various intervals to achieve
effective lock-up of the store. Extended floor throw bolts were developed by
ATDC to achieve up to a 100mm fall on the finished floor level.
ATDC was able to perfectly match the special radius curves for these
shutters by following the arc as indicated in Ramvek’s CAD drawings.
The installation of the S08 model curved folding security shutters was completed to the satisfaction of
the client, with all the challenging requirements met, well on time for
handover of the store for trading.
ATDC’s folding security shutters are sold in Sydney, Brisbane,
Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Canberra as well as in all regional towns across
Australia including Geelong, Newcastle, Darwin, Hobart, Townsville, Sunshine
Coast and Gold Coast. ATDC also exports to the UAE, the Asia Pacific, South
East Asia and the Pacific Islands.
For further information on their full commercial range of folding
security shutters, contact ATDC toll free from anywhere in Australia on
1800657435 or visit ATDC’s website.