UP & OVER DOORS
The one piece Up and Over garage door has been the most popular type of garage door in the UK for so many years. The simplicity of operation and diversity of panel design is one key factor. Up and Over garage doors can be a standard size or made to measure if extra width or height is required to optimise the drive through sizes. They are available in steel, timber, Upvc and GRP in various different designs and finishes. Many designs incorporate windows for light and visual appeal.Up and Over garage doors are available in 2 main operating mechanisms:Canopy -The canopy type Up and Over garage door had been the simplest and most common type of garage door mechanism used for years; its name derives from the fully opened garage door panel protruding about a third forward of the sub frame, forming a canopy.Retractable- The retractable garage door is fast becoming the more popular type of garage door mechanism of the two in the UK, its name derives from the garage door panel retracting fully into the garage when open on horizontal tracks. It is the mechanism that will convert easily and safely into electric operation with the least equipment involved. The Up and Over garage door is still the most versatile when it comes to different materials and designs. The one-piece panel structure means that doors can be manufactured from a range of materials including steel, fibreglass, UPVC and most types of timber.
A roller shutter garage door is one the most practical garage door options available; with smooth vertical opening and no internal tracks, it operates smoothly and neatly.
The roller shutter type of garage door demands minimal space requirements – the main feature which really makes it stand out. The roller shutter’s vertical opening means that owners are able to optimise the length of their garage and driveway, as well as allowing them to park right up to the door with no obstructions when it is in operation. The opening mechanism also means you can safely park tall vehicles, like 4×4’s, close to the door without obstructing the opening and closing of the door.Another benefit that a roller shutter door offers, that many other garage doors do not, is its ability to be fitted behind, inbetween OR in front of the opening. Some other benefits include High Security, Made to measure, Remote Controlled, Space saving, Rubber Steel, No Internal Track.
Roller shutter garage doors are available as insulated double skinned aluminium or non- insulated single skin steel, both with the option of manual or remote control electric operation. Ideal for arched garage openings to maximise drive through height, Fitted onto double, triple or more garages with a multi-channel remote control system – ideal for ease of use
Sectional Garage Doors are rapidly growing as one of the most popular choices of garage door in the UK. Their strength, safety and security are just some of the many benefits that justify this popularity. They are known as ‘Sectional’ doors due to their construction, being made of separate sections which open vertically. This means that Sectional doors can be installed on almost every door shape (rounded, arched etc.).
Most Sectional doors are double skinned as standard, with panels filled with insulating foam 40mm to 45mm thick. These sections are generally constructed from galvanised steel for strength and longevity. Sectional garage doors open and close vertically, meaning space around the opening can be utilised.
The mechanical design of a Sectional garage door is notably different to Up and Over garage doors. The spring system provides a much smoother operation than a conventional Up and Over door, which is particularly useful on larger sized doors. All Sectional garage doors can be either manually or remotely operated, but remain smooth and quiet in both cases due to excellent engineering, flawless design and high-quality components. Sectional doors are largely constructed from galvanised steel, although aluminium and timber doors are also available.