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

A Guide to Buying Side Hinged Garage Doors - 0

By Nathan | June 13, 2017

If you’re looking to invest in a new side hinged garage door, check out our tips on Buying Side Hinged Garage Doors and Personnel Doors…
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Topics: Pedestrian Access Garage Doors, Side Hinged Garage Doors

Hormann Hinged Door Range – The Biggest? - 0

By Nathan | May 12, 2017

Hormann: Industry-Leading Products

Hormann are very well known in the UK and across the world for their garage doors, as well as for their industrial doors in the commercial world. Their largest range of doors, however, is quite probably their range of hinged pedestrian doors, providing access, insulation and security.

Front Entrance Door Range

Several years ago, Hormann launched their range of ThermoPro Front Entrance Doors, followed by the release of their top-end aluminium entrance doors, which offer the ability to match your garage door with your front entrance door. The latter range of doors is somewhat smaller, but offers a mid-to-high range of specification, with a price to match. The ThermoPro range of doors is now well established in the UK market, and offers a selection of steel insulated doors with very high security and insulation qualities, as well as features including a super-low (10mm-15mm) threshold, triple glazing and (optional) electric opening functionality. The designs available cover traditional styles, but also offer contemporary and modern looks, all in a range of colours.

Aluminium & Composite Front Entrance Doors

Hormann’s aluminium range was relaunched last year, now including a large range of ThermoSafe, ThermoCarbon, and TOP Comfort bespoke doors. These ranges offer the highest levels of door performance, with some doors delivering astounding thermal values as low as 0.47W/(m2K)! These doors are able to be tailored to your exact specifications, with bespoke colours, glazing, locking, hinges, handles, side elements and so on.

ThermoComp doors were also fully launched earlier this year, offering a range of composite doors. These high-quality offerings are all bespoke in sizing, with a full arsenal of accessories, side and top elements available to help create the perfect front entrance door.

Domestic Side & Internal Doors

Whilst this may seem like a large number of doors already, there’s more! Hormann offer a range of domestic side doors, perfect for garage side entrance doors, available in single or double skin steel for different applications. These doors have also been designed to match the designs of the garage doors Hormann offer, allowing you to create visual  consistency on your garage and property.

There are also individual doors designed purely for domestic use; the KSI Thermo, the MZ Thermo, the H3D. There is also a fire-rated door for use between a house and a garage called the H8-5, and a security rated version, WAT. Further into the home, there is the ZK range, offering internal steel doorsets with attractive colour and woodgrain finishes.

Timber Doorsets

Hormann have recently launched a range of internal timber doorsets, which are poised to take the market by storm. The key word here is ‘sets’, as the doors come fully finished with a ready-to-fit sub frame and architrave set, along with all the appropriate furniture and locking. Rather than simply buying the door leaf, this set delivers the full package for installing a door and closing off a door opening. The range of doors, BaseLine, ConceptLine, GlassLine and DesignLine, will provide a vast range of traditional and modern internal timber doors, suited for any home. From solid timber to almost-completely glass doors, this range promises exciting new designs and finishes for internal doors.

This just about covers the huge selection of hinged pedestrian doors that Hormann offer, but only for domestic applications. Hormann’s range of commercial and industrial doors spans an ever larger choice, renowned for the same excellent brand quality.

Hormann Entrance Doors Brochure

Hormann Entrance Doors Product Catalogue

Topics: Up And Over Garage Doors

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

By Nathan | 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 | 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

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