Why Choose one Side Hinged door over another? - 0

By Shannon Challis | February 24, 2020

What is the difference between Door A:

Cateck Side Hinged

And this, Door B:

And why should you choose one above the other?

  • Security Are you concerned about the belongings you will keep in the garage? If so, the top one is your door! This is because you can have hinge bolts included as standard, to prevent intrusion at the hinge end, plus, you can upgrade your doors to have 3 point locking. However, if security is not your concern then you can stick with door B.
  • Insulation Will you be heating the garage, and using it for a room? If so then door A is the best choice, as it comes in 40mm thick insulated panels and you can utilise the additional rubber seals with a raised upstand to reduce passage of air underneath. The U value of one of our manufacturer’s doors, in category A when 3m x 2.25m is 2.2 W / m2 .K. If alternatively, you are not using the garage for anything that requires the retention of heat or cold, you would be fine with door B
  • Design Options If you would like to make a statement with the kerb-appeal look of your home, then look no further than door A, because you can choose from an array of styles, to include extended steel handles, embellishment to include steel swirls and stripes, windows in all sorts of places, shaped like portholes or rectangular. The options are great. If however, you are not concerned with the personalised appearance then stick with door B.
  • Price Door A prices start at £1,300 including VAT for an insulated white steel door in a woodgrain appearance up to 1500mm wide and 2125mm high. This comes with a euro profile lock, lever handles, hinge bolts, stays, a factory fitted steel frame, it is insulated to 40mm thick and is double skinned, with a threshold. Compare this to door B which starts at £726 including VAT, this comes with a europrofile lock, lever handles, and a steel factory fitted frame, no threshold, and the stays are an extra option. It is a single skin steel, and comes in a full powder coated white as standard, with the option of having another standard colour from a range of 17.
  • Windows If you would like windows in your side hinged doors, this is an option in both of the doors, A and B. For the door A which is insulated the windows are amongst a large array of choices, and come double glazed, with an extra option of having triple glazed safety glass. If you choose door B the windows are single glazed polycarbonate, as they need a greater degree of flexibility.
  • Lead time This tends to be longer for door A as the door is not in stock. Average time to wait for one of the doors A is 6-8 weeks. This does depend on the degree of personalisation.
  • Made to Measure For door B you will achieve that good price as you are having a standard sized door, however once you move to having a made to measure size, this changes and does increase the price somewhat. With door A the price is within a bracket, and all of these doors are made to measure within those brackets.
  • Two-Thirds One-Third Split This is a possibility for either door, more made to measure split for door A however it hinges on the panel shapes and whether there will be windows as you can imagine. There is no preferred door for this option to happen for you. It is a great option, as the best scenario if you use your garage as a living space, is that you do not open the large leaf and you keep the heat or cool in!

Topics: Up And Over Garage Doors

Are Roller Garage Doors Secure? - 0

By Nathan | February 6, 2020

Inside view of a roller garage door

In most basic models of roller shutter garage doors there is little or no security at all and they can actually be quite easily lifted up from the bottom. As most roller garage doors are electrically operated in the UK, the electric motor simply lifts and lowers the door curtain and relies entirely on gravity for the operation. When fully closed, the roller curtain is simply hanging from the barrel inside. Although many models will state there are various security ‘straps’ attaching the curtain to the barrel and performing some kind of security function, the reality is they are either totally ineffective or easily pushed back against or broken.

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Topics: Aluminium Roller Shutter Garage Doors, Garage Doors for Security, Roller Garage Doors, Roller Shutter Garage Doors, Security

Four Huge Benefits of Side Hinged Garage Doors - 0

By Shannon Challis | July 2, 2019

Thinking of investing in a pair of side hinged garage doors, or not quite sure which garage door type is best for you? Well, he’s four simple reasons why side hinged doors can be an excellent choice for your home and garage…

  • 1) Modern Technologies

STEEL Side Hinged Garage Doors

Side hinged doors offer a traditional operating mechanism, making them perfect for those with more traditional homes and garages. Despite this, there are now various modern options in regards to materials, with manufacturers such as Carteck, Ryterna and Hormann constructing steel side hinged doors that boast great levels of insulation and security, two factors that are frequently required.

Our range of steel side hinged doors consist of both insulated and non-insulated options, with locking upgrades on certain models also available.

Orange Side Hinged door by Ryterna
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Topics: Side Hinged Garage Doors

Anthracite is the New Black - 0

By Shannon Challis | January 10, 2019

We have seen the popularity of colour Anthracite Grey (RAL reference 7016) increase rapidly over the past few years, to become the most requested colour other than specific whites, blacks and traditional variations on primary colours.

Anthracite practically conforms with almost any colour scheme and can work wonderfully on old and new properties alike. Anthracite is a chalky and earthy near-black or very dark grey. Anthracite itself is a form of coal used in thermal power stations for generating electricity.

Anthracite front door and garage door
Matching Anthracite Sectional & Entrance Doors
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Topics: Up And Over Garage Doors

The Perfect Garage Door for the Perfect Garage? - 0

By Shannon Challis | October 29, 2018

Over the 32 years we have been selling and installing various garage doors, the one single thing that so many people tend comment on is the internal tracking mechanism required by so many garage door types, particularly on larger width doors.

Imagine a one piece up & over garage door which has no tracks whatsoever, even at a huge 6m wide! No tracks and no central boom for the electric motor drive. The door can be manual or electrically operated in all sizes because this door operates via a counterbalanced system that uses widths either side to effortlessly lift the door during opening.

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Topics: Up And Over Garage Doors

Case Study: Beautiful Woodrite Up & Over Installation - 0

By Shannon Challis | September 4, 2018

Woodrite garage doors epitomise the beauty and real value of timber, and with every one of our installations they continue to look fantastic.

Our recent installation of the three Woodrite Up & Over doors, photographed below, are manufactured with Idigbo timber – the ultimate choice when it comes to an alternative to Oak!

Woodrite Up & Over Garage Door Installation
Beautiful Woodrite Timber Door Installation
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Topics: Bespoke Garage Doors, Case Studies, Classic Garage Doors, Garage Door Manufacturers, Timber Garage Doors, Up And Over Garage Doors

Choosing the Right Roller Garage Door - 0

By Shannon Challis | May 14, 2018

If you are considering having a roller garage door installed, you will quickly come to realise that there are hundreds of companies on the internet claiming they have the best roller shutter garage door either in the UK or the world. One of the main problems initially is that they all look very similar, with the horizontal lines and a lot of the same colours showing on the images you will inevitably scan through.

So, how do you decide on which roller door is best for you?

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Topics: Roller Garage Doors, Roller Shutter Garage Doors

7 Things to Watch out for When Ordering Garage Doors on the Internet - 0

By Shannon Challis | November 29, 2017

There’s nothing you can’t buy on the internet today, but garage doors are an investment for your home, so it is of great importance that you are careful when buying them online. Not only should you be careful in selecting which company you are dealing with, you also need to know exactly what you will be receiving and working with the right information.

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the top things to look out for…

  1. Be aware of overly cheap electric roller shutter doors – you don’t want to be regretting your purchase when the door fails from component failure!

Roller shutter garage doors can all appear to be similar when looking at a photograph in a brochure or online, but it must be remembered that there are numerous small moving components that, if sold cheaply, have been constructed cheaply, meaning it will not long last at all.

Roller Garage Doors
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Topics: Decoration and Treatment of Garage Doors, General, General Advice, Roller Shutter Garage Doors, Timber Garage Doors

The Most Secure Types of Garage Doors - 0

By Nathan | August 26, 2017

Security is still one of the most requested features when anyone is looking for a replacement garage door. We live in an age unfortunately where police resources are inadequate and people understand more that the prevention of a casual break in to their home or garage needs more attention than before. Any weakness in your perimeter fencing, windows or doors is an opportunity more likely to be taken up than ever before.

Secured by Design
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Topics: Garage Doors for Security, Security

Glass Garage Doors, are they Possible? - 0

By Nathan | August 4, 2017

There is an increasing demand for ‘glass garage doors’, and now it is possible to have either real glass or the more traditional acrylic panes as used for many years.
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Topics: Bespoke Garage Doors, Overlap Garage Doors

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