Our new project is a custom door installation NYC for the Bishop Joseph M. Sullivan Residence in Brooklyn provides permanent housing with support in a single-site building with 24-hour staff support for adults with serious mental illness, co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse disorders and adults with HIV/AIDS. Tenants are provided with rental stipends and case management/supportive services on an as-needed basis. Tenants pay 30% of gross monthly income towards rent that shelters people with special needs. These doors are for very heavy traffic. Exterior fronts also have an added element for wind and cold weather. The doors are aluminum to match the building’s original design (the vision glass around the doors).
Type of Door Install:
Clear anodize aluminum
Frame 2×4 1/2″
Doors wide style 5″ around vision
10″ bottom rail
Door Hardware Installation:
Full mortise continuo hinges double Bering heavy duty
Von duprin push to exit device
Aromatic heavy duty door closer norton 6000
Security desk can open and swing doors remotely
Wheel chair can push button to swing doors (not manually for easy excess)
Original doors were double doors, we changed to a single door. The existing doors were not good for heavy traffic. When there is an additional entrance in a building such as Service Entrance (service entrances are always double doors and are used for deliveries or similar services) and if the front door needs to be automatic, it should be a single door. Single doors are the best solution for wheel chair accessibility which was the case for this building with many wheel chairs coming in and out all the time.
New doors were replaced with Center single door 42″ (more the standard 36″) more convenient for smooth access in and out especially on wheel chair.
The Process Of Custom Door Installation
1- First appointment meeting the client
2- Dori Doors gets all info about the traffic of the doors for example if only for tenants or also for deliveries.
Delivery entrances need doors with more room for the dolly and boxes.
3- Dori Doors suggests better operating solutions.
4- Presents Estimate with drawing and cut sheets.
5- Then customer revises, in this case customer also added request of automatic operators (closers)
6- Dori Doors revised and sent Estimate with new request.
8- Project execution.
Total process time : This project took 20 weeks