The Benefits of a Secure Pedestrian Garage Side Door

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...

Updated 28th June 2019

Our comprehensive range has included side doors for pedestrian access for many years, their uses including a separate garage entrance, or for an outbuilding door, etc. We will always recommend investing in a quality side door, because whilst you may have a garage door with high levels of security, this is thwarted if the garage side door is not secure.

Pedestrian Doors

Side Door Benefits Overview:

  • Break-in Prevention: Obvious of course, but investing in a quality, secure side door for your garage will work in unison with your secure garage door to protect against potential unwanted intruders
  • Factory Fitted Doors: Our vast range of pedestrian doors are generally all factory fitted, not only making installation a breeze, but also ensuring that the best levels of security are reached
  • Security = Insulation: If you're purchasing a side door because you're security conscious, this in-turn means your door is likely to offer good insulation due to the thicker door panel

Our Side Door Range

Samson Steel Doorsets

The newest addition to the range are manufactured by our sister company Samson, who offer the Home Guard and Garage Guard, for doors leading from the garage and into the home, and from the garage to outside, respectfully. The Home and Garage Guard models are quality steel doorsets that offer real levels of security, are purpose made and manufactured in a UK factory. Additional optional extras include insulation ratings, fire ratings, acoustic ratings and many other features.

Hormann, Carteck & Garador

In addition, we offer side doors by other manufacturers, all of which are generally supplied with the sub frame, hinges, handles and other options all factory fitted and ready to go. We offer single skin steel doors by Garador for a simple, low-priced and fully finished side door in a range of colours, double skinned insulated pedestrian doors by Hormann to match the vast range of sectional garage doors and double skinned side doors by Carteck to do the same. We now also have the KSi Thermo door and the MZ Thermo door, two ranges of pedestrian doors specifically designed for general use and both offering high levels of security and insulation in a wide range of colours and sizes.

Multi Purpose Hormann Doors

Hormann MZ Thermo Multi-Purpose Pedestrian Door

Quality Side Doors in the UK Haven't Always Been Available...

One key reason is that the majority of higher level security garage doors sold in the UK are manufactured in Germany, and the only option for many years for a side door has been a door with a 'corner frame' system. This corner frame system is not readily accepted in the UK due to our different building methods.

A steel L-shaped frame which is fitted either to the outside or inside corner of a structural opening does not readily fit in with a British built property without a lot of consultation before hand. In the UK, we are used to a 'block frame' type system, where the pedestrian door and fixing frame are all fitted in-between the structural opening, and this is what the British construction industry is used to, especially in terms of sizes and how a bottom sill is incorporated into the build.

The majority of major manufacturers of pedestrian doors now (2018) do offer a block frame, UK friendly system as standard, and everything starts to make more sense all round. When a garage door size is discussed, the structural opening size will not necessarily be the ordering size, where as with a pedestrian side door it is more common to quote the required order size and this is also the size of the door and sub frame combined, and it something like this that makes all the difference in being able to easily communicate prices and specifications to anyone.

Call now for full details on all our pedestrian side doors on (01933) 229135

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