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Our advice on how to get the most out of your garage.

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Research conducted by The Co-operative Insurance showed that about a third of people have converted their garage into some from of living space. Popular examples include a home office, games room, gym, and studio-flats.

  • If, however, you have no need for any of above, some more creative examples of garage conversion that we have encountered include a drive-in cinema, driving range and a ten-pin bowling alley!
  • Of course, as garage conversion becomes an ever more popular way of getting the most out of your home, insulated sectional garage doors are fast becoming a necessity.

  • Not only will the foaminsulation in the garage door keep your ten-pin bowling alley toasty warm, but the rubber draft seals fitted as standard will ensure that no unwelcome winter drafts put you off your game.
  • In fact, some of our doors have a U-value of insulation which far exceeds that offered by a double-glazed window; the consequent level of sound insulation makes sure that unwelcome outside noise is kept out, and that the neighbours don’t complain about the rattle of pins on the floor.
  • Lastly, if you feel that some natural light might help with your aim, then perhaps consider having windows built-in to your door; with most of the leading brands these can be custom made, so as to fit in with the style of your home.
  • If you don’t want to have to walk through the house in order to gain access to your garage, a wicket-door is an easy solution: most leading brands offer this option, and it has proved popular with those customers wishing to have an extra point of access into the house, or simply to keep the garage as an easily-accessible independent entity.
  • The wicket doors are discrete and function as a normal pedestrian door – a necessity if you want to gain access to a newly converted garage without the inconvenience of opening the entire door.
  • So, if you are planning to convert your garage, or you just want to make sure you can trust the security of your door, then we can help you to find the right combination of security, insulation and access to match your needs!

 

 

One Response

  1. Mark Adams says:

    Thanks for your advice on the phone the other day. Like the idea of that Alutech sectional door. Didn’t realise such insulation on the garage door is possible. Can’t wait to finish my garage gym and fit one of your super insulated doors!