Side Hinged Garage Door

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Side Hinged Doors Overview

Side Hinged Doors Overview

Side hinged or ‘swing’ type garage doors have been around for many years. They still offer one of the best solutions to a garage which is probably not going to be used for a vehicle storage but mainly as storage, an office, gym, playroom or similar use; anything with regular pedestrian traffic. 

Most people may think of hinged doors as being manufactured from timber but this is no longer the case. There are huge design choices now available in steel and fibreglass, with the steel doors available in both single skin or double skinned insulated options.


Insulated Side Hinged Garage Doors

Insulated – Double Skin

The rise in demand for higher quality doors with regard to security and weather sealing has been met by the introduction of insulated double skinned hinged door sets, from companies including Carteck, Hormann and Ryterna. The combination of a steel or aluminium box section sub frame with weathersealing on all sides means the resulting door offers impressive sealing in conjunction with an appropriate theshold.

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Non Insulated Side Hinged Garage Doors

Non-Insulated – Single Skin

Side Hinged Doors are often used for garages used as large storerooms, workspaces, offices, gyms, or playrooms. Our range of steel, timber and GRP side hinged doors offer good weather protection with a factory fitted fixed sub frame, to protect your belongings. These doors can often be ordered in a range of colours and finishes to suit existing building style or stand out from the rest.

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Purpose Made Side Hinged Doors

Purpose Made

Purpose Made Hinged Doors are available in an array of colours, with further customisation available in the form of windows and furniture. Furniture options include door stays (for holding the door open, but preventing damage on blustery days) and weather seals for improved insulation, as well as a range of handles. Rather than packing out and infilling your garage door, a purpose made door can maximise and optimise your space.



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Traditional Timber

Traditional Timber Side Hinged Doors are still in demand, especially in areas of listed status, or where timber doors are a property stipulation. For the best choice in design, timber gives great flexibility. If you see a door design in our online shop and require a slight alteration, or perhaps have a specific design idea, the please contact us for a price. Standard timber used includes Cedarwood Idibgo, Accoya, and Oak, with more available.

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Additional information

Side Hinged garage doors can be automated in a number of ways, providing remote control electric operation and all the other benefits that come with it. In the most simple cases a traditional 'boom' electric operator is used in conjunction with a special adapter that pushes and pulls the doors accordingly via steel rods. Other methods include high or low level mounted piston operators, similar to automatic gates or articulated arm systems often found in commercial shop settings. 

Many Side Hinged garage doors are available in unequal panel width split (one third, two thirds), effectively creating a pedestrian/personnel sized door, perfect for a garage with high pedestrain access needs. A full range of matching personnel side doors are available for most of the range we sell online, designed to complement the range of garage doors available (not limited to side hinged doors).   

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Carteck Garage Doors insulated and made to measure Garador Garage Doors in steel and timber Woodrite Garage Doors - Quality in timber Cedar Garage Doors for side hinged
Wessex Garage Doors the GRP and low maintenance option GDO garage doors - up and over, roller and side hinged    

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