Security grilles from The Australian Trellis Door Company (ATDC) were
supplied for installation at Changi Airport Singapore’s newest terminal,
Terminal 4 (T4).
ATDC worked closely with procurement specialist JEB Asia to supply their
unique security grilles to eight tenancies at T4’s Heritage Zone, which
showcases Singapore’s local culture and flavour to international
passengers. Situated in the transit area, the Heritage Zone gives a
glimpse into the evolution of shop house architecture from the 1880s to the
The client’s brief sought security grilles that would complement the
traditional fa√ßade of the pre-war shop houses built before the Second World War,
some of which are still in existence and under heritage conservation in
Singapore’s Katong and Chinatown areas. The security grilles were also required
to occupy minimal storage space when unlocked and opened.
ATDC’s S07-2 side-by-side retractable security grilles, considered one of the most space-efficient commercial
door systems currently available on the world market, were specified for the
Changi Airport application.
By installing the top tracks of the security grilles in a parallel
tandem top track configuration, ATDC was able to offer a lock-up solution that occupied
a mere 8 per cent of the daylight opening spans of these tenancies. Using seamless
up/down locking mechanisms, ATDC was additionally able to provide a lock-up
solution over considerably wider spans without the need for any cumbersome removable
mullions or floor tracking to contain these doors. The locking mechanisms on
the security grilles also had to be keyable to the specific master keying
system at Changi Airport.
ATDC’s security grilles were supplied in a custom precious silver pearl
powder-coated finish to blend in with the general finishes of the immediate
surroundings of the airport. Standard ATDC stock finishes include pearl white
or satin black, although any Dulux powder-coat finish can be achieved to match
any individual colour scheme.
All the security grilles were custom designed and fabricated to
specific sizes based on the dimensions detailed in the architectural and
engineering drawings. The grilles were attached to structural support
frames designed in advance by JEB Asia in conjunction with ATDC. The
installation was successfully completed to the full satisfaction of the Changi
ATDC sells their security grilles in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide,
Perth and Canberra as well as in all regional areas across Australia including
Townsville, Darwin, Hobart, Newcastle and Geelong. ATDC also has a thriving
export business with their security grilles now being sold throughout South
East Asia and the Asia Pacific region (including Vietnam, Hong Kong, Malaysia
and Indonesia), as well as the UAE, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.
For further information on ATDC’s comprehensive range of quality
commercial, industrial and residential security grilles, please contact toll
free from anywhere in Australia on 1800 657 435 or visit ATDC’s website