Iain Golding | 3rd May 2017

In this weeks blog, Iain Golding looks at the benefits of a new garage door, particularly aluminium doors!

In the last few years great strides have been made in improving multiple aspects of the garage door. You now have so many choices and options! Materials include GRP, steel, and aluminium doors, all of which can be fitted in manual or electric style. Take a look at what Iain has to say about the various options available to you below!


It is certainly impressive how much garage doors have developed in the last ten years. With different materials, features, and colours, you can now be a little spoiled for choice!


Garage doors can now be made from a range of materials, each of which have their own unique benefits. Firstly, you have steel doors, which are the most solid and durable doors. Secondly, you can opt for aluminium doors, which are lighter and do not rust. As an added bonus aluminium doors are eco-friendly because you can recycle them when you are done. Alternatively, you can opt for a GRP garage door. These doors are strong and durable, and are very easy to maintain.


Up and over garage doors which you have to move yourself were traditionally the only option for a garage door. However, now you have several options which could make your life easier. Our garage doors can either be manual, or they can also be fitted with an electric motor. This means that they can be opened at the touch of a button, inside your garage, or on the remote. Additionally, you can also opt for a sectional, or roller door, as well as a door that is one piece.

Sectional doors lift in separate section, which is useful if you have a high vehicle close to the opening. In contrast, roller doors take up even less space, as each section of the door rolls together. However, this doesn’t mean your garage is any less secure. Once the door has fully extended each section locks together, to provide a safe and weatherproof closing.


Did you know in addition to all this, you can also have a coloured garage door. You can see a beige option in the header above. You can also opt for blue, black, burgundy, green, or even more interesting colours like anthracite grey and cherry red!


Iain Golding

Conservatory design and installations

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