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Roller Garage Doors are one of the most popular types of garage doors in the UK right now and Garage Doors Online has made it easier for you by offering the 5 most popular and established manufacturers providing value for money as well as excellent quality and easy DIY installation. Guaranteed peace of mind and quality from the UK and Europe’s leading manufacturers. 

All the doors shown below are fully compliant with the latest CE regulations required for safety regulations with remote controlled electric operated doors and are manufactured from the highest quality components.

Unfortunately, due to their popularity, there are a growing number of roller garage doors being offered that do not comply with the established UK regulations. Doors using cheap and inferior components, many of which are unseen internal parts, can be dangerous, less secure and headache-inducing further down the line. At the bottom of this page is an independent evaluation of legal requirements, which you can use if you have any concerns regarding a roller door's compliancy to regulation.

Insulated Aluminium Roller Garage Doors
Seceuroglide insulated electric roller doors One of the very first manufacturers of the electric insulated roller garage door in the UK.
Seceuroglide doors have been tried and tested for years now and offer a vast array of options. All doors are electric operated and made to order with a choice of colours and options. It is a premier product in roller doors.
A Compact version is available and a Manual version in limited single sizes.
Gliderol roller garage doors in aluminium Insulated Roll A Glide - Gliderol have been specialists in roller doors for over 20 years and have a large global presence. The Roll-A-Glide is a remote control door made to order with a wide range of colours and options. The door is remote control electrically operated as standard with leading safety edge detection system.
A Compact and a Manual version are also available in limited sizes.
Hormann Rollmatic insulated roller shutter door One of the worlds largest door manufacturers - this German company manufactures products of the highest quality. The Rollmatic is a garage door using a very different electric motor type to the others and offers a very high specification as standard. All made to order and a second to none range of access control systems available from hand transmitters through to finger scanners. Full hood cover as standard.
garador gararoll roller doors The Garador Gararoll is a fully boxed insulated aluminium electric roller door supplied with 2 radio handsets and internal manual override and all the other parts you would expect from a UK company specialising in garage doors since the 1960's
Basic Budget Price Insulated Roller Garage Doors
  The SupaRolla is a simple aluminium insulated remote control electric roller door with a good choice of colours and side guides finished in either white or brown. No frills but 100% compliant and reliable electric roller door. Made to order and available online with a 2-3 week delivery.
seceuroglide roller shutter doors The Seceuroglide LT is a basic version of the best selling Seceuroglide without the patented locking system and supplied with a lower specification motor but still offered with a superb guarantee and peace of mind in that it is still a fully compliant electric aluminium roller door with excellent remote controls and colour choices.
Single Skin Non Insulated Roller Garage Doors
Gliderol roller garage doors in aluminium Single Skin Steel - The 'A' and 'AA' series of steel single skin continuous curtain roller doors from Gliderol are what made Gliderol what they are today. The door is simple, lightweight and available as a manual or electric door up to 5000mm wide and 3000mm high. Excellent colour choice and all made to order although we do offer some standard single sizes at very keen prices indeed.
duraroll steel garage doors Single Skin Steel - The DuraRoll steel roller door is a continuous steel curtain door and can be pre-finished in a wide range of colours and made to measure in width and height.

Be Careful What You Buy!

The electric roller shutter garage door is indisputably the garage door that has seen the greatest growth in popularity; consequently the number of manufacturers of roller shutters has also seen a marked increase, with many vying for a share of the UK market.  Unfortunately there appears to be quite an insurgence of rogue manufacturers that are willing to compromise safety legislation - and in fact blatantly ignore it - in a bid to drive prices down to compete in the market.

Many low priced aluminium insulated roller garage doors sold in the UK are illegal. The most common form of safety being offered by these doors are various types of infrared beams, putting a light beam across the door either in one or several places. These are simply insufficient, non-compliant, and certainly not safe. The single light beam only prevents the roller door closing if the light beam is broken, however many items can obstruct a garage opening without necessarily blocking this beam. In this instance, the garage door may still close, crushing anything unfortunate enough to be in the way.

Multiple beams also do not comply, and many reflector infrared beam systems can fail in bright direct sunlight during summer months causing great frustration. Think of a small child rolling around, playing, or a sleeping cat or dog basking underneath this beam in the sunshine -  the door will still operate!

There have been a number of fatal accidents involving children in the last few years in the gate, blinds and shutters industry. This demonstrates that it is of the utmost importance to have properly tested and fundametally safe doors. Don't take the risk. 

The DHF (Door and Hardware Federation) are anxious to avoid any similar occurrences in the roller door industry, and are therefore strongly recommending that potential buyers of roller shutters read carefully before making any decisions.

Purchase with Confidence

When researching Roller Doors, ask yourself these questions. Can you tick all of the points below?

Has the company that you are buying from been established for at least 5 years? Remember - under the Sale of Goods Act your contract is with your supplier, not the manufacturer.  Do make sure that the company you purchase from is established and not likely to disappear or cease trading.  If you have a problem, you will not  have legal rights with the manufacturer.

Does the roller door have a safety edge detection system on the bottom of the door? Do not accept any statements that infra red safety beams performs the same function - they do not!
Many companies are selling insulated roller doors at seemingly very low prices and mostly they are not compliant with UK regulations simply because they use infra red beams only lowering the cost of the door.

Is the roller door fitted with an anti-fall back system?
(size dependant) in case of internal failure on any part of the suspension or balancing system? This ensures the door can never act like a guillotine should the motor drive unit detach from the barrel section internally.

Will it be CE marked to signify compliance with relevant legislation accompanied by documents proving this?
It cannot be CE marked legally if it does not have a bottom edge safety detection system, it is as simple as that!

Has it been wind load tested as per BSEN12424 &  BSEN124440?
Not essential but does provide some comfort that the door is tested and will provide resistance to the ever increasing high winds we experience in the UK. Particulary relevant on doors over 4000mm wide

Does it possess sufficient protection to prevent entrapment when the door height is less that 2500mm? 
Again not essential but certainly worth thinking about. Have a full hood fitted or ensure the door can stop safely if an obstacle jams in the roll as it goes upwards.

If you have ticked all of the above the roller door in question should be fully compliant  with current safety legislation.

 

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