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Garage Door Basics

Modern garage doors are classed as machines, these machines are usually mechanical or mechanical and electrical. They come in a vast array of designs and finishes - they are made of galvanised, powder coated steel and aluminium. Also available in PVC type material (ABS), glass fibre and of course timber (cedar being preferred due to its natural resistance to movement and rot).

Garage doors are produced to certain standard sizes, in terms of manufacturer costing. This arrangement is often confusing to the public, as doors can be made to any size should the need arise. The main reasons for manufacturer pricing increases is derived from material wastage, optimisation of manufacturing processes and factory space as well as transport in order to price competitively.

Talk to us and get some good sizing advice, particularly on new house builds.

If it is necessary, then non-standard size options are available, to suit certain garage openings, though the product cost will be slightly inflated. There are also doors that can be adapted from standard options and “fitted” insitu. Please ask us for the best sizing option, in order to save money on product purchase, without compromise to the installation itself.

Garage doors are also available in several main operating types:

  • Up and over (canopy and retractable)
  • Roller doors
  • Sectional doors
  • Traditional side-hinged doors

Additionally, garage doors are available with:

  • Insulation benefits
  • Security options
  • Automation
  • Choices of colour
  • Woodgrain effect options
  • Stainless steel design elements
  • Optional handle designs
  • Optional finishes

We also supply matching side hinged personnel doors, available in guage steel, composite steel (insulated) materials as well as PVC u doors. These doors are very robust, reasonably priced and more suitable for side entrances of a garage, whilst choosing a design which will match or compliment the chosen garage door design.

A new development is the supply of Hormann Thermo Pro and Garador Frontguard design front entrance doors with aluminium side lights, and design elements of stainless steel and long tubular handles. These doors compliment the design aspects of some sectional garage doors, available in modern and traditional designs, insulated, with ridged secure construction. Please ask for details.

To fully respect all that is available, either to suit a traditional or modern home, please visit our showroom and take home free brochures to peruse at your leisure. Meanwhile, feel free to take a look at our gallery of completed works for inspiration.