Roller Doors – From Humble Beginnings to Mass-Scale Storage

by | 24-08-2020

When it comes to finding the perfect fit of roller doors you are truly spoilt for choice. Gone are the limited options of traditional roller shutter doors for industrial access or overhead garage doors to park your car overnight. The modern range of roller door solutions offers a wide range of designs, dimensions and capabilities which serve you specific purpose.


At Milennium Roller Doors, we not only manufacture and install shutter doors for the commercial and residential market, but we are also passionate about innovation and continuing to redefine the benchmark in modern doors design. Our Blog series aims to provide potential clients with relevant information in order to make an informed choice on the best rollers doors solution investment for their home or commercial space.


A Brief History of Roller Doors

Without going into fine detail, you may be surprised to learn that the roller door, as a primitive concept, originated around 3500 BC hand in hand with the invention of the wheel. However, they only started to mass produce with the advent of transportation. From the 18th century onwards, wooden carriage doors were constructed to store horse carriages, which later evolved and were replaced by private garages for the storage of automobiles. Fast forward to the late 20th century, it is noteworthy to remember that Microsoft, Apple and Amazon, now the world’s largest companies, all grew from humble beginnings in garages. The roller doors utilised by Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and others, literally laid the path for inventions such as the Macintosh and Windows 1.0 to be ‘rolled out’ and inevitably changed the world. 


Utilising Industrial Doors for Security, Aesthetic and Size

Industrial shutter doors are in high demand, both as an access point for customers and employees while providing goods delivery and dispatch for commercial and manufacturing entities handling large or bulky products. The perforated door, which secures a facility outside of business hours, is also architecturally designed to showcase the business interiors. It has become the roller door solution of choice for most shopping mall outlets, cinemas and entertainment areas. On the other end of the spectrum, hangar doors represent the largest scale model of what roller doors can achieve, in the storage of aircraft and ships of different sizes. These solutions are designed to withstand heat, sound and corrosion elements and made of the highest quality fabrics. 


Millennium Roller DoorsRoller Shutter Doors specialists.

Founded in the year 2000, hence the name, MRD has been manufacturing, supplying and installing premium roller shutter door solutions to industrial and residential clients for over 20 years. We understand that a roller door of any type is a lifetime investment – we also have a highly experienced service and maintenance team that ensures that manual and electrical operating of your doors are efficient and reliable. If you are in the market for a roller doors solution to cater for your residential or industrial needs, contact our sales team today for a customised quote.