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Roller Shutter Doors

What is a Roller Shutter?

A Roller Shutter garage door is one the most practical garage door options available, with smooth vertical opening and no internal tracks.

What makes a Roller Shutter stand out as a garage door type is the minimal space requirements it demands. The vertical opening means owners can maximise their driveway and garage length, storing or parking right up to the door with no obstruction to operation. The opening mechanism also means you can safely park tall vehicles like 4x4's close to the door without obstructing the opening and closing of the door. 

The small curtain roll means a Roller Shutter can be installed even in locations with limited or obstructed headroom, a solution that other door types cannot offer. If you have an awkwardly placed meter, fuse box or internal door that may block other garage door mechanisms then a Roller Shutter may be the answer. 

The average curtain roll size is around 300mm-350mm in diameter, although this may be larger depending on the installation position and the material chosen for the curtain. 

Another benefit that the Roller Shutter offers is the ability to be fitted behind, inbetween AND infront of the opening, which many garage doors cannot. 

Most Roller Shutter doors are made to order, and can therefore be ordered to your exact specifications, whatever the size. There is also an almost limitless choice of pre-finished colours and woodgrain effects, meaning you really can get the perfect Roller Shutter door for your needs.  

Benefits at a glance...

High Security   Made to Measure   Remote Control Access

Space Saving   Rubber Seals   No internal Track

Top TipBe careful when choosing! Although roller doors may all look very similar on the internet or in printed colour brochures, the real differences for higher quality and long lasting reliability are generally in the numerous internal mechanics of these doors, where the components cannot generally be easily seen.

A poor quality roller door will self-destruct quickly as there are so many small moving components - a compromise on price may make all the difference!

The roller garage door is the most diverse type of door in terms of installation positioning, and can be installed on practically any shape or size of garage with careful planning as to the final results for drive through width and height.

Roller Door Types

Roller shutter garage doors are available in the UK as insulated double skinned aluminium or non-insulated single skin steel, both with the option of manual or remote control electric operation. 

Single Skin

A Simple practical door combining quality and functionality. Its affordability and attractive design make this door ideal for new home owners as well as replacement dwellings.

Insulated Double Skinned

Help to reduce heat loss from your garage leaving the building warner and protected from the weather as well as increasing the security. We will never be the cheapest, but will make sure you get the right roller garage door!

Safety Points

Some careful consideration must be given to the specification of an insulated roller garage door as there are many roller doors manufactured that still do not meet the stringent CE regulations in the UK, which are technically 'illegal'.

CE Standard Logo

They also do not meet the 'machinery directive' regulations created to bring total safety into products that are operated electrically and by remote control.

All of our Roller garage doors are supplied with a bottom-edge safety sensor as standard. We also make sure the door has an anti-fall-back device for complete peace of mind. Smooth finished edges on the guides and the curtain are also considered.


Most roller shutter doors are secure as standard, with manually operated versions featuring sliding bars that lock internally into the side channels. Remote control electric doors employ various different locking devices, normally held from the barrel that the curtain is attached to. A cheap, basic electric aluminium roller door with basic internal mechanisms is quite easy to break into so make sure if you require security you know what you are looking for!

Secured By Design

Low price is guaranteed low security. When it comes to Roller Shutters, you get what you pay for. 

We suggest the Seceuroglide Excel - 'Secured by Design' - The U.K.'s first police and insurance approved remote control garage door, an SWS insulated roller shutter.

This Roller Shutter door has been tested to offer a level 1 'Secured by Design' rating, and is approved by the LPCB giving a stamp of approval by insurance companies and police authorities due to its excellent resistance to forced entry attempts. Patented internal mechanisms make this roller door the one to have for anybody who needs a good level of security and peace of mind.


The roller garage door is the most versatile of garage doors as it can be manufactured to almost any size or colour (certain slat types only). As the roller garage door raises vertically this means it can be installed behind any shape of structural garage opening such as archways, etc. Another very useful application is when a garage has a particularly high ceiling or when tracks into the garage would be running in front of a side entrance door, brick pier or similar obstruction. A roller shutter garage door can be:

  • Ideal for arched garage openings to maximise drive through height

  • Fitted onto double, triple or more garages with a multi-channel remote control system - ideal for ease of use

  • Specified with remote controls using the very latest rolling code technology for security. Your garage door can only be operated by your transmitter

Fitting Behind the Opening

The diagram shows the typical installation position of a roller shutter door when installed inside the structural opening of the garage.

When fitted like this the maximum width and height is normally achieved, although a loss of garage length has to be considered.

Typical inside mounting of  Seceuroglide roller shutter

Fitting In between the Opening

The diagram shows a roller shutter garage door fitted inbetween the structural opening and fitting underneath the lintel.

This position is quite normal but will not give as much of a wide drive through width or height when fully open.

Seceuroglide roller  door fitted between brickwork

Fitting Outside the Opening

This diagram shows the roller garage door installed outside of the opening on the front face of the garage opening.

A complete hood cover is required to protect the curtain roll. Guides, endplates will need powder coating to complete the appearance.

Roller garage door installed outside of garage

Finishes and Colours

The single skin and insulated roller doors are available in a choice of standard factory finished colours as standard, and not available to be painted on site. For an additional charge you can have almost any RAL or BS colour, as a powdercoat finish only, to both sides of the curtain Guides, endplates and hoods can be matched or contrasted.

There are 17 standard Seceuroglide paint finishes and 4 standard laminate woodgrain finishes. There are tough vinyl coated woodgrain finishes available, specifically designed to match replacement UPVC windows and front entrance doors, as well as giving an attractive maintenance free option to compliment many property styles. The woodgrain effects look impressive and make an excellent, low maintenance surface finish.

Current standard woodgrain laminate finishes available are Golden Oak, Mahogany, Rosewood and White, with a further 42 Renolit woodgrain laminate finishes are also available, ensuring you will find the perfect match! 

General Sizing Information

Seceuroglide roller door slat cross sectionThe domestic insulated aluminium Roller Shutter door is available in sizes up to 5400mm wide and 4000mm high, although we can provide many other types of heavier duty commercial specification Roller Shutter doors in sizes up to 12000mm wide and 8000mm high, which come with the necessary safety devices for domestic use. 

The panels of our roller shutter garage doors are usually 78.5mm deep, twin-walled aluminium slats, with CFC free foam for insulation and sound reduction.

Note: There may be some restriction in slat type and colour when dealing with certain size doors. 

Please call 0800 525 442 or email your enquiry. Whatever the size; we have never refused any enquiry to date.


Safety is a fundamental concern in the continuing development of the range.

All Seceuroglide, SupaRolla, Gararol, Seceuroglide Excel and Rollmatic roller doors are fully CE compliant and all come as standard with a leading Safety Edge, collision detection and Anti-Fall-back devices. Infra-red beams on their own as a safety device are not legal!


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