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Garage Door Types Overview

Garage Door Types Overview

Your garage door might not be the first thing you consider when transforming your property, but it can make a huge difference to the appearance of your home.

Whether you choose a solid wood design to complement your window frames, or a contemporary aluminium model, the choice of materials and styles is vast, as a result of continuous research and development.

When it comes to materials, you have the luxury of being able to choose whatever best suits the exterior of your home, from solid timber to laminated steel and aluminium with any registered RAL colour. Modern garage doors, even timber ones, are of the generation now that you can choose one with a 10 year guarantee on the finish and higher quality electrical mechanisms have been developed to maximise their lifespan.

If home security is your key objective, look at the strength of the individual panels, and look for the Secured By Design rating, or LPCB (Loss Prevention Certification Board) marks. The most resilient garage doors are double-skinned, steel or insulated aluminium.

Quality of locks is another important factor. A common mistake is removing the existing locks and replacing them with a cheap or non-compliant electric opening system; it’s worth paying for a correctly certified remote-controlled system to ensure that you remain secure. 

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Up and over GarageDoors

Up & Over Garage Doors

Up & Over garage doors are essentially available with two types of mechanism, canopy gear, also known as trackless canopy and retractable gear also known as tracked or slide away.

If you are looking to automate your garage door either straightaway or in the future, retractable mechanism is the better option.

Up and Over Canopy Gear

✓ Suitable for most applications

✓ Ideal for use where no power is available

✓ Vast array of material choice including Steel, GRP, Timber and ABS

✓ Biggest range of design choices

Up and Over Retractable Gear

✓Suitable for most applications

✓Suitable for retro-fit and immediate automation using a standard operator

✓Vast array of material choice including Steel, GRP, Timber and ABS

✓ Biggest range of design choices (along with Canopy doors)

Sectional Garage Doors

Sectional Garage Doors

Sectional garage doors open vertically without impacting space on the driveway, thus providing maximum space both inside and outside the garage, some say that sectional garage doors are the engineer’s choice and probably the ultimate in garage doors, both for insulation and security.

Available in an attractive selection of designs and colours with space-saving technology, heat insulation, safe and robust whilst providing low-noise operation.

✓ Vertical Lifting – maximising the external space available

✓ Available as insulated or non-insulated

✓ Available in Steel or Timber

✓ Widest range of colour choice and finishes (most RAL colours)

✓ Automated easily or provided as a manual operated door

✓ Sealed all round with rubber gaskets

✓ Low headroom gear available

✓ High level of security with insulated doors

Roller Garage Doors

Roller Garage Doors

Roller garage doors are an innovative solution to creating a smart garage door, providing plenty of space in front of and inside the garage, without travel across the ceiling of the inside space.

Made from high quality corrosion free aluminium, the individual lath is filled with polyurethane rigid foam for good thermal insulation and quiet door travel.

✓ Space saving

✓ Vertical Lifting

✓ Insulated or non-insulated

✓ Steel or aluminium

✓ Secured by Design & high security

✓ Automatic as standard

✓ Manual options available

✓ Wide range of colours available

Find out more about Up and over GarageDoors Find out more about sectional garagedoors Find out more about roller garagedoors

Side Hinged Garage Doors

Side-hinged Garage Doors

Side hinged doors can be supplied pre-hung in their own steel frame or to fit to existing or new timber frames.

✓ Traditional and Contemporary designs

✓ Steel, timber and GRP options

✓ Steel insulated options

✓ Various configurations (50/50, 1/3:2/3 Split)

✓ With or without windows

✓ Security options such as hinge bolts and 3 point locking.

✓ Choices of handle arrangements inside and out

Round the Corner Garage Doors

Round the Corner Garage Doors

The side sliding sectional door offers advantages including creation of garage ceiling space, because the door opens to the side you can use the entire ceiling of the garage, gain extra ceiling height for access with camper vans, cruisers, and other high vehicles, coupled with the ability to install a false wall for the door to slide behind, allowing for shelving, cupboards and other storage options.

✓ Light, quiet, precise

✓ Finger trap protection inside and outside

✓ Automation

✓ Space saving

✓ Manual as standard, automation possible

✓ Huge range of styles, colours and finishes

✓ Manufactured in a range of materials

✓ Made to measure

Front Entrance Doors

Front Entrance Doors

In our showroom we have a selection of front entrance doors, insulated and with a selection of finishes and colours.

Match your front door to your garage door for a complete and tasteful “kerb appeal.” If you are within a listed neighbourhood, or an area of outstanding natural beauty then we will work within your boundaries to provide what the local council advise.

✓ Timber, Composite & Carbon core

✓ Closers, Automatic opening, Day catch, Spy holes

✓ Security upgrades

✓ Choice of hinges, complement the door, or hidden

✓ Choice of Threshold

✓ Double and triple gazing

✓ Individual RAL or standard choices

 

Find out more about side hinged garage doors Find out more about Round the corner Garage doors Find out more about Front Entrance Doors

Pedestrian Doors

Pedestrian Doors

Side entrance doors for access into your garage, office, garden outbuilding, shed or make the decision to use these as a back door.

These doors are of a high quality and insulated, with a choice of finish, either a tongue and groove effect, smooth or colour matched to your desire. U values are between 3.1 and 1.6 w/m squared k. Internally the standard comes with a honeycomb filling and a hooply multipoint sashlock.

✓ There are 50 choices of standard colour finish

✓ 10 Year guarantee

✓ 4 dog bolt hinges as standard

✓ Infill may be upgraded to a lower U value

✓ Windows are available in double glazing

✓ Made to measure for the whole range

Operators and Accessories

Operators and Accessories

A spare part for every garage door! Please call to discuss what you need from our vast range of spare parts and talk about your options with maintenance, and repair for your existing garage door.

✓ Replacement spare parts from leading garage door manufacturers

✓ Enabling you to fix or maintain your garage doors

✓ Extensive range with ready advice from experienced staff

✓ Options of spares for older models of door

✓ Electric garage door openers

✓ Remote controls with a large choice of hand transmitters

 
Find out more about Pedestrian doors Find out more about Operators and Accessories  

 

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