Side hinged garage doors (also known as side opening 'swing' garage doors) are a traditional style of garage door that are exactly what they say they are - garage doors hinged at the sides and nearly ayways opening outwards.
Side hinged garage doors are ideal for when the garage is shared by car and pedestrian use, in which only one side can be opened to gain easy access without needing to open the entire door. They also provide a viable option to garages with minimal headroom and sideroom which other doors require. Garage Doors Online offer one of the biggest ranges of high quality side hinged doors in the UK with standard or purpose made sizes available in steel, GRP and timber.
Side hinged garage doors are now available in various materials, sizes and door panel split variations to create your ideal garage door.
Most people immediately think of timber side hinged doors as the most traditional type as a material and that is fine as long as you are aware of the enormous differences between low grade redwood and pine softwood timber doors and the more higher quality, stable and garage door industry standard use of 'cedarwood' - a very stable, lightweight timber with excellent resiliance to the torture of our British weather.
The price differences at first between 'off the shelf' mass produced softwood timber doors from some suppliers and the hinged doors on our site may seem a lot but always be aware that the garage doors we offer are always supplied with all necessary ironmongery for installation and are fully treated with a base coat stain for on site decoration or you can take the option of a factory applied finished treatment. Fixing sub frames are also offered in either timber or steel and the steel sub frames will be factory fitted making installation about 10 times easier on site!
Which Side Hinged Doors are Best?
This question can only be answered once we know what requirements you need.
We can offer side hinged garage doors in Steel, GRP and Timber with vast price differences between different designs and sizes and whether they have windows or not and also depending on the hardware specification and locking.
Steel and GRP side hinged garage doors can offer low maintenance where as Timber garage doors offer a beautiful finish with natural graining that cannot be recreated in any other material. The Carteck insulated door range will offer great levels on insulation and security for those garages being used as a room, office, workshop, playroom and the like. They also offer higher levels of security due to their construction.
All the side hinged doors available from us can be in standard or purpose made sizes and always take care to be fully aware of whether the sizes for ordering refer to the 'Overall Frame Width' or the 'Internal Frame Width'. It is always best to state both sizes if possible but as most side hinged doors are fitted INBETWEEN the garage structural opening then the overall frame size is best with some tolerance taken off for installation, usually about 10mm all round.
Fixing Sub Frames
All side hinged garage doors need a fixing sub frame and for most of the doors we sell his can be either in a box section galvanised steel or various sizes and types of timber.
The sizes can vary to suit your needs on site and the finishes also can be chosen in the majority of cases.
Most of the side hinged garage doors we supply will have the sub frame factory fitted for the very easiest of on site installations with no 'hanging' required for the door panels themselves.