The softwood versions are a basic framed, ledged and braced door which must be painted on all faces and edges before installation. Our damp British climate with extended dry spells is not suited to exterior softwood doors and windows, so regular re-decorating is important during the life of the door.
The solid cedar and hardwood side hung door versions are naturally more stable and durable and can come fully finished in Sikkens or Teknos woodstain which does not require any maintenance for up to approx. 7 years and are also available made-to-measure at no extra cost. The Garador timber side hung garage doors are a cedar infill on sturdy steel door leaf chassis, great for stability and strength. They also come pre-hung on a steel goalpost frame to make on site installation very quick and easy.
Side hung steel garage doors are the most popular as they can be maintenance-free and are cheaper in price than the cedar and hardwood versions.
GRP and Upvc side-hung garage doors are also popular when no maintenance is essential and a certain style/finish is required to match the glazing of the house, front door and other architectural features. All our side opening garage doors can be supplied in standard sizes or made-to-measure at little extra cost.
Wessex GRP side hung garage doors are available in Gloss White or numerous Woodgrain colours and a wide selection of designs.
Come pre-installed on a steel frame
Door stays, as standard
Multi-point locking upgrade available
Right-hand door leaf opens first (viewed from outside)
Door leaves open outward, as standard
These doors have become much more popular in the last few years with home offices, workshops and home gyms etc becoming more common.
Carteck insulated side opening garage doors are 40mm thick with a rigid foam core, all-round rubber seals, pre-installed steel fixing frame and available in numerous finishes, styles and colours. Ryterna insulated side hung door range also available at discounted prices.