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30th January 2017
Design Your Own Timber Garage Door

The Hormann ET500 is an engineering masterpiece and ideal for medium to large garage doors requiring some individual design.


Hormann ET500An engineering masterpiece

What do you do when you want to install a garage door to blend in with the surroundings of a building or even create a unique design and yet ensure you have all the security, convenience of automation, reliability and full compliance with all safety regulations regarding remote control electric doors? Look no further than the Hormann ET500, a one piece garage door available as a steel door with options in designs or also as a complete chassis for the creation of almost any design of timber garage door with very high tolerances for weight enabling the use of dense hardwood timbers or other materials that simply would not be possible using ordinary garage door operating mechanisms.

The origins of the ET500 give a clue to its incredible strength and durability as it was designed primarily for multi user, high volume operations in underground car parks and the like.
It is a commercial specification up and over one piece garage door that can be used for many applications where high useage, security or large sizes are required well out of the capabilities of all normal domestic up and over door mechanisms.
It is always electrically operated as standard using the Hormann Supramatic H heavy duty electric operator or ITO400 for commercial applications and both have the option of various access controls depending on the specific requirements from the application.
The ET500 is an incredibly quiet and smooth door with counterweight balance technology to reduce stress on major moving parts. The door is constructed from galvanised steel and has a large steel sub fixing fame as standard with the main door panel fitted with rubber seals all round and anti finger trap protection in all parts. The door mechanism is sturdy and precise in its operation and the strength enables sizes up to 6000mm wide and 2500mm high.
The ET500 door panel also has the very useful option of a built in pedestrian access door, again in large sizes if required.
For projects requiring engineering excellence and sturdy long lasting mechanisms in a garage door that is purpose made to your requirements then take a look at the Hormann ET500 for inspiration.
If you require a garage door that rises vertically then the sectional overhead option to look at would be the ALR facade door also manufactured by Hormann and available from The Garage Door Centre.

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