Case Study: Cedarwood Timber Doors - 0

By Shannon Challis | September 14, 2021

The Garage Door Centre team have completed yet another fantastic project, this time comprising of the installation of four beautiful cedarwood up & over garage doors for this large, external garage building.

This simply stunning job shows off the beauty of timber against its natural backdrop, with surrounding trees and greenery. The doors were finished in Burnt Oak to suit the dark timber cladding, working well in contrast against the roof tiles whilst encompassed by nature.

Our client had one existing timber door (photographed, the far right door), and ordered three more from us with the exact same specification. We then went on to fit all four at the same time, with stunning results!

The doors featured are from Woodrite’s Buckingham range, all in the Chalfont design. This means they have been manufactured with Western Red Cedarwood timber, and have been flawlessly finished in Burnt Oak, providing a long-lasting and weatherproofing coating. The installation also featured 70mm x 70mm hardwood frames that were also factory finished, perfectly matching the door panels.

Each door was expertly fitted along with a Hormann Supramatic E motor, providing Bluetooth operation should this be required, along with internal manual release and two handsets as standard. The up & over mechanism means the doors rise vertically upwards and into the garage at the push of a button; these doors were fitted with the retractable gear type.

It’s important to note the choice in our manufacturer here. We pride ourselves in using only the very best garage doors for our clients, a vital point when dealing with timber as it does require some maintenance. But, Woodrite cover every door head-to-toe in specialist treatment to make the door as durable and long-lasting as possible.

If you love what you see or want to find out more, give our garage door experts a call on 01933 229135. Or, fill out our online contact form by clicking here >

Topics: Up And Over Garage Doors

Case Study: Golden Oak SeceuroGlide Original Roller Garage Door Installation - 0

By Shannon Challis | July 6, 2021

Our skilful team, consisting of professional garage door experts, is dedicated to specifying and installing only the very best roller garage doors. With lots of options available on the market, it is our duty to ensure the perfect fit for every application, with high quality products, parts and installation. This is something we continually achieve with our fully certified, knowledgeable engineers.

And… that’s exactly what we’ve done here! This is one of our recent SeceuroGlide Original roller garage door installations.

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Our bespoke services have allowed for this outstanding roller garage door to be fitted between the opening, fully trimmed, including the flawless archway, in Golden Oak uPVC by our in-house installation engineers. Each slat is 78.5mm twin walled with an aluminium profile, offering a level of insulation for the garage.

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Topics: Aluminium Roller Shutter Garage Doors, Case Studies, Roller Garage Doors, Roller Shutter Garage Doors

CASE STUDY: Three In a Row! - 0

By Shannon Challis | December 3, 2020

How you can secure your property with insulated roller doors…

By Alice Dove, Director at The Garage Door Centre

This was an interesting project, as our client first contacted us in August 2020 saying that he had been told by every other garage door firm, that they “would not touch it”, which was interesting to hear!

Initial Workings

Our client has three openings in a beautiful renovated cart lodge, on sloping ground. Each opening is sloping and each one is on lower ground than the next, making each opening different from the next and not square. Here is an exaggerated drawing of their alignment:

Once we had initially estimated the job through phone calls and emails for the client, using some very good client measurements, the client confirmed that he wanted to go ahead. Our experienced surveyor headed over to the site on the 1st September 2020. This triggers a final, formal, detailed quotation. The sloping bottom slats had to be specified individually for each curtain as they were a nonstandard width and height.

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Topics: Bespoke Garage Doors, Case Studies, Roller Garage Doors, Roller Shutter Garage Doors

Homebuilding: Timber Cladding Your Home and Its Accessories - 0

By Shannon Challis | September 30, 2020

How to reduce your outlay when you are working on a timber cladded home. “Open for Infill” Versus Ready Made!

By Alice Dove, Director. September 2020

Beautiful timber up & over matching the surrounding cladding

Having seen some beautiful home development work recently on my travels, this made me put pen to paper to describe how you can match your new development to the garage door whilst managing your outlay, which is particularly useful if you are destroying your budget on your development, rather than doing this the other way around by organising a garage door that is “open for infill” after you have already decided on your cladding type. The latter is the more bespoke and therefore a higher cost option.

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Topics: Up And Over Garage Doors

Case Study: Sectional Garage Door With Framing - 0

By Shannon Challis | July 13, 2020

With newly introduced guidelines, including hygiene upkeep and social distancing, our excellent and dedicated team have been back to work, installing quality garage doors of all types.

This is just one of the new doors recently installed by The Garage Door Centre in Northamptonshire. It really shows off the difference it makes when you install a sectional garage door between the brickwork opening, whilst finishing off the look with a frame.

Here, the fitting team have used the executive framing kit from SWS,

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Topics: Sectional Garage Doors

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
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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

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