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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2016 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, my doors are singles and about as small as is possible! My mother had a garage built and had a double Hormann door fitted and it's perfect, never ever had a problem with it.
If I'm up in your area I will give you a call and we can have a cuppa and admire your garage, I have been following the other thread regarding garages and I have loads of ideas now.
Are you in the know regarding AC units? I have one fitted in my house and I could move it to the garage but it appears to have a fault.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2016 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been in touch with Hormann and they said to contact Academy/GB Doors, High Wycombe, so I've now sent them an email and will call when back in the country.

The opening is about 4.3 X 2.1, I'm still undecided on roller or sectional and was thinking to put the turbo in, a spare 50" TV and sofa, desk/trading screens plus bag hanging in the corner. Now I'm not sure if a low mileage MP4 is a good idea but this garage isn't that big after all.👍
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2016 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Bund,
I can recommend sectional. Looks better from the outside and thicker insulation.

Hi Nick,
I'd hold back with the a/c until you get the doors fitted. The delta T in my garage (double, extra high) is minimal and provides better comfort than in the house!

Cheers, Keith.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2016 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've noticed a bit of graffiti in the area, are there certain finishes available that make this easier to remove.

The dog and I will be on patrol also to hopefully deter the Warhol's.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2016 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've noticed a bit of graffiti in the area, are there certain finishes available that make this easier to remove.

The dog and I will be on patrol also to hopefully deter the Warhol's.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2016 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trevor from AHA fitted a Carteck door and used a Hormann closer for me in 2010. He was very responsive, easy to deal with, flexible and did a great job. I think he subsequently did an installation for my father in law (tricky to please) and he was happy too!

No issues in 6 years. Very happy to recommend him!
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2016 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got my doors direct from The Garage Door Centre, worked out at £2100 supply only whereas having them supplied and fitted was going to be £3800 locally.
The other make that seems popular but only from a price perspective is Novoferm, they are a copy of the Hormann but a lot cheaper.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2016 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We had a Hormann sectional door installed at our last house back in 2005. Excellent quality and i will look to have the same again fitted when I eventually get rid of the useless wooden doors on our current garage. I think we only have these as the current house is quite recent and these crappy doors were demanded by the planning officer to be more in keeping with the village... Something to do with being a conservation area. Anyhow, definitely going back to Hormann👍👍

PS We had it factory finished in a pasrticular RAL colour, so they had a perfect durable finish that exactly matched the colour pallet of the house.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ive instructed quotes from Seceuroglide(somfy motor) and Hormann, just waiting on quotes now but likely to go roller shutter. I think times to install will be a key as i understand they are both of similar quality or is that wrong?

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roller shutter Thumb
- more headroom, access to roof space (if you have it) and lighting not obscured when door open.

Not sure on diff between Seceuroglide and Hormann - Seceuroglide made in UK thumbsup . Are warranties similar?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only problem I've heard of with roller doors and I don't know which make, is that if they get wet in the winter they can freeze and not open, especially so if your door faces away from the sun during the day and obviously if the door is open to the elements.
My two sectional doors are now installed and I can't recommend Hormann highly enough, they were supplied with every nut bolt and washer.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:46 pm    Post subject: The King of Garage Doors Reply with quote

Silvelox are probaby the best on the market from an insulation, security and aesthetic perspective. No ugly chains or contraptions as their pivot system is hidden on the sides of the entrance.

Not cheap though...

http://www.silvelox.co.uk/garage-doors/

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I realize this is an old thread, but I keep running across these old discussions and finding I have suggestions or better info to offer.
I recently purchased a new house that has 2 9x7 garage doors. The doors haven't had any maintenance done to them recently as the prior occupants of the home were renters. I went to the local Home Depot and grabbed some lithium grease spray to lube up the hinges, the older steel rollers and the pulleys. After spraying everything down I noticed that some of the older rollers bearings just weren't any good anymore, so I went back to Home Depot to get 2-Inch 13 Ball Nylon Garage Door Rollers With 4-Inch Stem...$7 for 2 rollers, and my door has 10 rollers...so onto Amazon I went and found these puppies. I swapped out the older rollers for these and what a difference! My doors are so much smoother and quieter! I'm really happy with these rollers and they are a breeze to install.

You don't need to remove hinges and what not to get these rollers out...just find a loose spot in the track and use a screw driver to pop the old rollers off the track and pop these in. I swapped out the rollers on 1 door in 10 minutes tops by myself...no problem! I will be picking up a second set of these for my other door as they do such a good job. As the specs say, the shafts are about 4 inches long and they fit the standard 2 inch track.

Don't pay a garage door installer some ridiculous price when you can do it yourself very easily!
 
  
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