What Bespoke Garage Doors are Available? (Update) - 0

By Nathan Dove | December 3, 2016

Many garage door companies manufacture bespoke sized garage doors, but only a few offer a totally bespoke service for design , mechanism, and additional unique features…

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Topics: Bespoke Garage Doors

Side Hinged Garage Doors - 0

By Nathan Dove | December 2, 2016

Side hinged doors are becoming increasingly popular again as fewer people are garaging their cars these days. Traditionally, side hinged doors were only available in classic timber designs. However, today there are a lot more choice in both designs and materials used for construction; we still have the traditional timber designs available in quality timbers like Western Red Cedar, Accoya and Idigbo (a hardwood very similar in appearance to Oak), but also have now many single and double skinned steel designs. For those of you wanting high levels of insulation we offer a wide range of double skinned foam filled hinged doorsets in a massive range of painted or woodgrain laminate finishes, all purpose made for a perfect fit. Matching pedestrian side doors are also available for these door designs and finishes.

For the wider range of timber doors now available, these can be supplied base-coated ready for onsite staining or factory stained in a range of colour shades. Alternatively, if you would like to have the doors finished in a paint finish you have two options – the factory can prepare the doors in a primer suitable for onsite decoration or alternatively factory paint the doors in an RAL or BS colour of your choosing. Accoya is then worth a look, as a factory finish Accoya door carries a 10 year warranty on the finish, previously unheard of for timber products with none of the problems of “bleeding through” associated with Western Red Cedar.
Accoya is more expensive than traditional timber species but the longevity and stability Accoya will more than make up for the associated cost and provide doors that last.
 Accoya® is a new type of timber that Woodrite Doors have introduced in the form of the Thetford range. Accoya® uses a “super-technology” treatment process that acetylates the wood making it incredibly stable and able to outperform most hardwoods.

Accoya Side Hinged Door

The timber used is sustainably sourced Radiata Pine. It makes a beautiful base for staining that is so inert we can offer a ten-year warranty on finish – unheard of for a timber garage door! It’s perfect for painting too, with no tannins or resins to leach through.
There are lots of designs to choose from in timber, plywood with solid timber detailing, solid timber vertical tongue and groove or raised and fielded panels. All of these construction methods are available with and without glazing.

If you are after the natural solid feel a high quality pair of timber side hinged doors are hard to beat and The Garage Door Centre has the widest range anywhere in the UK.

Topics: Bespoke Garage Doors, Side Hinged Garage Doors, Timber Garage Doors

Security Garage Doors and Entrance Doors - 0

By Nathan Dove | November 19, 2015

The Garage Door Centre offers many types of specialist garage doors and front entrance doors, and we have several with tested security ratings for the now often required ‘Secured by Design’ rating.

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Topics: Front Entrance Doors, Garage Doors for Security

The Benefits of a Secure Pedestrian Garage Side Door - 0

By Nathan Dove | January 14, 2015

We sell hundreds of various types of garage doors all year round, and yet very little attention is paid to any other access door into the garage. Thankfully, we have many options available…

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Topics: Pedestrian Access Garage Doors

What is an Overlap Trackless Garage Door? - 0

By Nathan Dove | October 27, 2014

Relatively new still to the UK this is, in theory the answer to many peoples problems in one garage door type giving all the benefits required.
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Topics: Overlap Garage Doors

Why Do Roller Door Prices Seem to Vary so Much? - 0

By Nathan Dove | September 24, 2014

Like many things you buy: you have a cheap, moderate, and high-end product quality, but with roller doors it seems a lot more difficult to judge what is really going on.
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Topics: Aluminium Roller Shutter Garage Doors, Garage Door Prices, Roller Garage Doors, Roller Shutter Garage Doors

SeceuroGlide Insulated Roller Doors and What the Sizes Mean - 0

By Nathan Dove | September 10, 2014

When you look to specify and order an insulated roller garage door, the majority of roller doors use a simple rule for ordering as follows:

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Topics: Aluminium Roller Shutter Garage Doors, Garage Door Sizes, Roller Garage Doors

Install a Garage Door Behind or Inbetween an Opening? - 0

By Nathan Dove | September 1, 2014

When should you install the garage door in-between the garage opening and when should it be behind?
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Topics: Architect Advice, General, General Advice, Up And Over Garage Doors

Are Garage Doors Secure with an Electric Operator? - 0

By Nathan Dove | July 31, 2014

How does a garage door lock when fitted with an electric opener?

There are various ways a garage door will lock with an electric operator fitted but it depends on the door and of course the operator….
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Topics: Electric Garage Door Operation, Garage Doors for Security, Roller Shutter Garage Doors

How Insulated Does a Front Entrance Door Need to Be? - 0

By Nathan Dove | July 14, 2014

In answer to this question Hormann think it should be as insulated as is physically possible.
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Topics: Aluminium Front Entrance Doors, Architect Advice, Front Entrance Doors

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