Recommended Garage Doors
See our current recommendations for just some of the garage doors available on our site:
UP AND OVER DOORS
Standard Steel Up and Over Doors
Look no further than the Hormann Series 2000 range of steel one piece up and over doors for the very best in quality, strength, style, finish and, best of all, they are pretty much the best price garage doors right now!! There are cheaper steel up and over doors available, but the difference in quality is very apparent once you begin to install and use the Hormann up and over door and compare the steel pressing quality and thickness of steel used in the panels.
Garador are as good, with slightly different styles, but also a made to measure range of up and over and matching side doors. They use exactly the same high quality operating gear as Hormann as they are owned by Hormann outright.
Standard sizes only for installation to a timber sub frame or doors can be purchased with a box section steel fixing sub frame already factory fitted, making this door about the easiest garage door to install of any doors available. The handle is the only part not already fitted and that is only one screw!
Hormann Steel Up and Over Doors >
Garador Steel Up and Over Doors >
The best up and over timber doors for overall value for money are also currently produced by Hormann. With a wide range of standard widths and heights and the option of specifying a factory fitted box section steel sub frame for easy installation these are very easy doors to install. A wide range of cedarwood panels built into a tried and tested steel chassis system gives a timber door with very stable and long lasting properties. Factory finished wood treatment colours are also widely available.
All the doors up to 8 feet wide are offered with either canopy or retractable operating gear and all doors can be manual or electrically operated.
Hormann Timber Up and Over Doors >
High Quality Timber Doors Standard and Purpose Made
The Woodrite range of timber garage doors are about the best you can buy in the UK currently. They use modern and traditional joinery methods, a very high quality timber selection and an extensive range of styles and gearing options.
If you want a solid, joinery-made, timber garage door then take a look at the range that Woodrite offer. Also available is a complete range of Idigbo, composite Oak and Accoya hardwood timber doors to match any oak timber used on a project, but without the weight, price and instability.
Woodrite Timber Up and Over Doors >
Maintenance Free GRP Up and Over Doors
There have been many GRP door manufacturers over the years, but many have varied in quality too much and the price differences are enormous between various levels of the same door design offered in different built types, i.e. thicker panel, finished inside, extra locking, etc.
For a no nonsense, high quality GRP up and over door range that has a good range of styles and woodgrain effect finishes, be sure to browse at the Cotswold range of doors. Using the Hormann operating mechanism and framework, these doors have the pedigree, and the GRP panels themselves are of a very consistent high quality at middle market prices. Note: always be aware of cheap GRP doors as they simply have all the material stripped out for lowering the price, meaning that they are flimsy and unstable .
Cotswold GRP Up and Over Doors >
Garador GRP Up and Over Doors >
ROLLER SHUTTER DOORS
For a steel single skin basic roller shutter door which is made to order and designed to install straight onto the inside face of your brickwork opening, then Gliderol roller doors provide the solution. This door has been around for many years in the UK now and is still the same in principal as it always was. The door curtain is a continuous steel sheet curtain plastisol coated finish to the front and available in 12 standard colour options with three further woodgrain design finishes in Rosewood, Mahogany and Golden Oak. These doors are made up to 16’ (4877mm) wide and 10’ (3048mm) high with or without an electric motor option.
Samson SupaRolla >
Insulated Electric Aluminium Roller Garage Doors
SeceuroGlide Insulated Roller Doors >
Hormann and Gliderol also produce high quality insulated roller garage doors, however they don’t have the locking system of SeceuroGlide and this is important to many customers. However these are still very high quality roller doors.
See our more comprehensive Roller Garage Door Comparison page > for more information on the best roller doors to consider.
SIDE HINGED DOORS
Garador Side Hinged Steel Garage Doors >
Insulated Steel Side Hinged Doors
Carteck Side Hinged >
Pre-assembled Timber Side Hinged Doors
SECTIONAL OVERHEAD DOORS
Basic Sectional Garage Doors – Single Skin Steel
This category is taken by Hormann again for their LTE 42 range offering a single skin, steel sectional door range with a wide variety of panel designs and colours. All the doors are either manual or remote control electric operated, and if you make some comparisons, you may well find many of the larger width sizes offer better value than the steel up and over doors but with a lot more for your money!
Hormann Steel Sectional Door Range >
Insulated Sectional Garage Doors
We would suggest you look carefully at the Hormann and Carteck ranges when looking for a double skinned insulated sectional door. If you are building a new garage, the Hormann door correctly specified and ordered will nearly always prove to be the best value for money if you are looking at standard sizes, and will be the easiest to install.
Hormann Sectional Garage Doors >
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