An economical solution, Steel garage doors are galvanised for
protection against the elements and come in a range of finishes:
Doors are supplied in gray primer for you to finish in your choice
of colour. A £40/50 saving can be made when purchasing a primed
door but remember that you will have to purchase paint and will probably
have to re-coat every few years. Only worth considering if you are
on a tight budget or want your garage door in a special colour shade.
A maintenance-free vinyl (Plastisol) protective coating for the outside
of the door (usually primer finish on the inside of the door).
Available in a range of colours and smooth/textured finished depending
on the manufacturer. Plastisol coatings generally have a 10-year
guarantee with some manufacturers using a special process (HP200) to
A powder coating paint finish for the door.
Available in a range of colours and smooth. Some manufacturers (Garador
& Hormann) powder coated doors have a 10-year
guarantee. These doors can be re-painted should the need arise in
The traditional beauty of natural wood gives a real touch of
class to your garage door. 'Up and over' type doors are usually
mounted on a steel chassis for strength, whereas side hinge doors are
normally solid timber throughout. Woods used by the manufacturers
are solid Cedar and Marine Ply which are usually environmentally
sourced. You will of course need to maintain your timber door
through the years as per manufacturers instructions.
pre-stained at the factory or unstained to allow you to match other
timber on your property. Timber doors typically attract a fair premium over an equivalent
Glass Reinforced Polyester (GRP) may be the ideal answer if you
would like a timber door but can't be bothered with the maintenance and
care that timber needs. Strong and durable these maintenance-free
doors are available in smooth or timber effect in a variety of shades
Normally having a 2-year guarantee, GRP doors
typically attract a fair premium over an equivalent steel door.
State-of-the-art impact resistant doors are built using modern, lightweight, yet highly durable materials.
Characterised by deep crisp panel detailing and medium gloss,
maintenance-free, UV stable, white finish they are an ideal match if you have UPVC windows and doors.
ABS doors generally carry a 10-year manufacturer's guarantee and attract
a £300 premium over an equivalent steel door.