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Standard Size Garage Doors

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What exactly is a ‘standard sized’ garage door you may well ask? 

We see garage door sizes referred to in metric and imperial dimensions and this can be confusing in itself. In the UK the majority of ordering sizes we refer to as ‘standard’ are in fact references to a close imperial rounded size. It is very important to realise that ordering sizes rarely represent the overall width and height of the relevant garage door when including the operating mechanism and the fixing sub frame required so although there may be a ‘standard size’ reference be sure to understand what it exactly is referring to.

Most roller, sectional and side hinged doors can be made to order and are fitted in a different way to up and over doors so have mainly adopted metric sizing for total accuracy. Other door types are usually made to measure as standard so metric is used all the time.

If you are replacing an existing 'up and over’ type garage door then it is very likely to be a standard size door already if it isn’t in an older garage block or on a pre cast concrete garage. If you are replacing the door and happy with the drive through dimensions then you probably just want to order the same size in a new door. Again just be aware the new door sub frame could be a different size to the old frame and this needs consideration especially if fitting in-between the garage opening.

side hinged door


Generally speaking, standard size up and over doors express their widths in increments of 6” starting at 6’6” wide up to 14’0’ wide with increments of 12” after 9’0” wide. 
The heights are generally only 6’4”, 6’6” and 7’0” with some exceptions from certain manufacturers.

Hormann also have a metric size range of up and over door worth investigating if you need an unusual or larger size at any time. These are in increments of 125mm in width and height.

The most popular ‘standard’ size up and over garage doors in the UK are still 7’x 6’6” and 7’ x 7’ for a single garage and 14’ x 7’ for a double garage even though these sizes are not sufficient for so many modern vehicles to have easy access through the drive through dimensions when the door is open. Try to accommodate larger sizes if possible.


Best Standard Size?

We would always recommend either 7’6” or 8’0” wide on a single garage and 16’0” wide on a double door if you are building a new garage but the 16’0” wide door cannot be a traditional up and over door as it is too wide.

Up and Over Doors

As mentioned above we recommend 7’6” or 8’0’ wide as a minimum for single garages and 14’0” on a double garage and this is the maximum width for most up and over doors anyway. Any wider and you need to look at sectional doors. We do offer a double skinned steel up and over door which is available up to around 6000mm wide if you have an extra large garage.
These sizes refer to the inside dimensions of the fixing sub frame so please allow for this.
Heights are generally 6’6” or 7’0”, again with a head section for the sub frame on top of this door ordering size dimension to consider.

Sectional Doors

For sectional garage doors there are many standard UK sizes offered which use the same principal of 6” increments in the width starting at 7’0” wide and usually only 2 heights of 6’6” and 7’0” although manufacturers like Carteck offer a far wider range of standard heights with their UK sized sectional doors. As most garage apertures are usually around 2200mm high then the 7’0” height (2134mm) will always need an infill of some sort so be aware of maximising the opening width and height whenever choosing a new door. Look for doors where the height can be far closer to the lintel height as a standard size.

Side Hinged Doors

Many of the side hinged garage doors available are also available in many standard sizes and again use imperial references, but again check carefully the overall sizes with the fixing sub frame included to make sure you get the exact dimensions. 7’ x 6’6” and 7’ x 7’ are still the main sizes out there with a 50 -70 mm outer sub frame added all round.

Roller Garage Doors

All our roller garage doors are made to measure with no premium, so go to exact millimetres for ordering these. We do have a small selection of standard roller door sizes in our steel single skin range and these are very competitive indeed and because they are fitted to the inside face then the sizing doesn’t have to be necessarily accurate.

Timber and Steel Sub Frames

sectional door

The difference in exact sizes in-between the various fixing sub frames has come about because of steel sub frames where tighter tolerances can be used. For general referencing when a garage door is described as a 7’0” x 7’0’ then this refers to the internal dimensions of the fixing sub frame and is an exact reference if the sub frame is timber. In other words provide a timber sub frame with internal dimensions of 7’0” x 7’0” and all the factory tolerances will be correct for the door panel to work with this.
If the door has a steel sub frame then the internal dimensions will be a little smaller than the 7’0” x 7’0”, usually about 10mm smaller on the width. The steel frames are always factory fitted on single up and over garage doors so they are fitted as a complete unit.

For clarity we are referring only to ‘up and over’ and ‘side hinged’ garage doors where this sizing issue occurs. For all roller, sectional and round the corner doors the sub frame is not the same at all and cannot be a timber frame.

 

 


Below is a table of standard sizes for the Hormann up and over UK door range:
 

Door Ordering Size

Overall Frame size
      (standard 75mm frame)

Overall Frame size
(optional 60mm frame)
(canopy doors only)

Single Door Widths    
1981 x 1981 (6'6" x 6'6")  2121 x 2038  2091 x 2038
1981 x 2134 (6'6" x 7'0")  2121 x 2191 2091 x 2191
2083 x 1930 (6'10" x 6'4") 2223 x 1987 2193 x 1987
2083 x 1981 (6'10" x 6'6") 2223 x 2038  2193 x 2038 
2083 x 2134 (6'10" x 7'0") 2223 x 2191  2193 x 2191
2134 x 1930 (7'0" x 6'4")  2274 x 1987  2244 x 1987
2134 x 1981 (7'0" x 6'6") 2274 x 2038  2244 x 2038
2134 x 2134 (7'0" x 7'0") 2274 x 2191  2244 x 2191
2134 x 2286 (7’0" x 7’6”) 2274 x 2340  N/A
2210 x 1930 (7'3" x 6'4") 2350 x 1987 2325 x 1987
2210 x 1981 (7'3" x 6'6") 2350 x 2038 2325 x 2038
2210 x 2134 (7'3" x 7'0") 2350 x 2191 2325 x 2191
2261 x 1981 (7'5" x 6'6") 2401 x 2038 2371 x 2038
2261 x 2134 (7'5" x 7'0") 2401 x 2191 2371 x 2191
2286 x 1981 (7'6" x 6'6") 2426 x 2038 2396 x 2038
2286 x 2134 (7'6" x 7'0") 2426 x 2191 2396 x 2191
2337 x 1930 (7’8" x 6’4") 2477 x 1987 2457 x 1987
2438 x 1930 (8'0" x 6'4") 2578 x 1987 2548 x 1987
2438 x 1981 (8'0" x 6'6") 2578 x 2038 2548 x 2038
2438 x 2134 (8'0" x 7'0") 2578 x 2191 2548 x 2191
2438 x 2286 (8'0" x 7'6") 2578 x 2340 N/A 
2438 x 2438 (8'0" x 8'0") 2578 x 2495  N/A 
2590 x 1981 (8'6" x 6'6") 2731 x 2038 N/A 
2590 x 2134 (8'6" x 7'0") 2731 x 2191 N/A 
2743 x 1981 (9'0" x 6'6") 2884 x 2038 N/A 
2743 x 2134 (9'0" x 7'0")  2884 x 2191 N/A 
 Double Door Widths    
3048 x 1981 (10'0" x 6'6") 3189 x 2038  N/A
3048 x 2134 (10'0" x 7'0") 3189 x 2191 N/A
3353 x 1981 (11'0" x 6'6") 3494 x 2038 N/A
3353 X 2134 (11’0" x 7’0") 3494 x2191 N/A
3658 X 1981 (12'0" x 6'6") 3799 x 2038 N/A
3658 X 2134 (12'0" x 7'0") 3799 x 2191 N/A
3962 x 1981 (13'0" x 6'6") 4104 x 2038 N/A
3962 x 2134 (13'0" x 7'0") 4104 x 2191 N/A
4267 x 1981 (14'0" x 6'6") 4410 x 2038 N/A
4267 x 2134 (14'0" x 7'0") 4410 x 2191 N/A

 


Below is a table of standard sizes for the Garador up and over UK door range:
 

Size Code Internal Frame Size
On-Site Timber Frame

Width x Height
(mm x mm)
Pre-framed Canopy Door
Overall Frame Sizes Shown*

Width x Height
(mm x mm)
Pre-framed Retractable Door
Overall Frame Sizes Shown*

Width x Height
(mm x mm)
6660 1984 x 1830 2094 x 1888  2124 x 1888
6664 1984 x 1931 2094 x 1989  2124 x 1989
6666 1984 x 1981 2094 x 2039  2124 x 2039
6670 1984 x 2136 2094 x 2194  2124 x 2194
61064 2084 x 1931 2194 x 1989  2224 x 1989
61066 2084 x 1981 2194 x 2039  2224 x 2039
61070 2084 x 2136 2194 x 2194  2224 x 2194
7060 2134 x 1830 2244 x 1888  2274 x 1888
7063 2134 x 1905 2244 x 1963  2274 x 1963
7064 2134 x 1931 2244 x 1989  2274 x 1989
7066 2134 x 1981 2244 x 2039  2274 x 2039
7070 2134 x 2136 2244 x 2194  2274 x 2194
7076 2134 x 2286  2274 x 2344
7164 2170 x 1931 2280 x 1989  2310 x 1989
7166 2170 x 1981 2280 x 2039  2310 x 2039
7170 2170 x 2136 2280 x 2194  2310 x 2194
7176 2170 x 2286  -  2310 x 2344
7364 2224 x 1931 2334 x 1989  2364 x 1989
7366 2224 x 1981 2334 x 2039  2364 x 2039
7370 2224 x 2136 2334 x 2194  2364 x 2194
7564 2259 x 1931 2369 x 1989  2399 x 1989
7566 2259 x 1981 2369 x 2039  2399 x 2039
7570 2259 x 2136 2369 x 2194  2399 x 2194
7576 2259 x 2286  -  2399 x 2344
7664 2286 x 1931 2394 x 1989  2424 x 1989
7666 2286 x 1981 2394 x 2039  2424 x 2039
7670 2286 x 2136 2394 x 2194  2424 x 2194
7676 2286 x 2286  -  2424 x 2344
8064 2439 x 1931 2549 x 1989  2579 x 1989
8066 2439 x 1981 2549 x 2039  2579 x 2039
8070 2439 x 2136 2549 x 2194  2579 x 2194
8076 2439 x 2286  -  2579 x 2344
8666 2590 x 1981  -  2730 x 2039
8670 2590 x 2136  -  2730 x 2194
8676 2590 x 2286  -  2730 x 2344
9066 2744 x 1981  -  2884 x 2039
9070 2744 x 2136  -  2884 x 2194
9076 2744 x 2286  -  2884 x 2344
1066 3049 x 1981  -  3189 x 2039
1070 3049 x 2136  -  3189 x 2194

 
*No fitting clearance allowed. If door is fitted between the brickwork a minimum of 10mm clearance over the width and 5mm over the height should be added to the overall frame size when selecting the door.


Below is a table of standard sizes for the Garador side hinged UK door range:

Order Size

Actual Internal frame
opening size - Width x Height
(mm x mm)

Overall steel frame and door
size - Width x Height
(mm x mm)

 6060

 1810 x 1830 

 1930 x 1890

 6660

 1964 x 1830

 2084 x 1890

 6664

 1964 x 1931

 2084 x 1991

 6666

 1964 x 1981

 2084 x 2041

 6670

 1964 x 2136

 2084 x 2196

 7060

 2114 x 1830

 2234 x 1890

 7064

 2114 x 1931

 2234 x 1991

 7066

 2114 x 1981

 2234 x 2041

 7070

 2114 x 2136

 2234 x 2196

 7564

 2239 x 1931

 2359 x 1991

 7566

 2239 x 1981

 2359 x 2041

 7570

 2239 x 2136

 2359 x 2196

 7664

 2264 x 1931

 2384 x 1991

 7666

 2264 x 1981

 2384 x 2041

 7670

 2264 x 2136

 2384 x 2196

 8064

 2419 x 1931

 2539 x 1991

 8066

 2419 x 1981

 2539 x 2041

 8070

 2419 x 2136

 2539 x 2196

 

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