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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 3:58 pm    Post subject: Recommendations for roller garage door Reply with quote

I'm having a garage built and among things needed is a roller door. I'm in west London if anyone can recommend a brand or fitter. I'v seen a few posts about auto-roll but not sure on the motors they use.

Second up is do I plaster the garage or not as I don't work on my own cars yet it's not attached to the house? It's brick and block, will be 5*6m and will store my car and have some sports equipment up, im thinking to put a spare 50" pioneer I've now got surplus to requirements from the house and maybe a small sofa.

Am i getting carried away?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can highly recommend Hormann insulated sectional up and over garage doors. I'm located 100 miles away from you so can't help with an installer. I just finished my garage about 6 weeks ago. I had it plastered and the floor tiled, could you be happier wit it.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got my roller doors from a seller on eBay. They seem identical to what I have seen elsewhere installed. I opted to paint the brickwork so I guess a middle of the road between plastering and just leaving as block work.

Here's the thread I did at the time of my build;

http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=108747&highlight=project+garage
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

911tom wrote:
I got my roller doors from a seller on eBay. They seem identical to what I have seen elsewhere installed. I opted to paint the brickwork so I guess a middle of the road between plastering and just leaving as block work.

Here's the thread I did at the time of my build;

http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=108747&highlight=project+garage


Just had a look at the thread, nice looking garage. I don't work on my car, just like to look at it and drive it. That's why I put my garage on the side of my lounge, love the view!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RJW1881 wrote:
I can highly recommend Hormann insulated sectional up and over garage doors. I'm located 100 miles away from you so can't help with an installer. I just finished my garage about 6 weeks ago. I had it plastered and the floor tiled, could you be happier wit it.


I can second that recommendation. Had a Hormann insulation sectional door fitted a couple of years ago and it's excellent. I also highly recommend Trevor at http://www.ahagaragedoors.co.uk who was very helpful and knowledgable in the selection process and his fitter did an excellent installation job. Well priced too. (No connection other than being a happy customer)

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RJW1881 wrote:
911tom wrote:
I got my roller doors from a seller on eBay. They seem identical to what I have seen elsewhere installed. I opted to paint the brickwork so I guess a middle of the road between plastering and just leaving as block work.

Here's the thread I did at the time of my build;

http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=108747&highlight=project+garage


Just had a look at the thread, nice looking garage. I don't work on my car, just like to look at it and drive it. That's why I put my garage on the side of my lounge, love the view!



worship worship worship that sir is seriously cool! Just showed it to the missus and got this look Rolling Eyes Not exactly a no Question
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have had one of these for about 7 years now. It still looks brand new. Fitted it myself as it was a fun job and took a day working slowly. Nicely insulated with a garador motor, which comes with a Horman remote...OEM stuff going on obviously....mines about 5m wide and works a treat.

http://novoferm.co.uk/products/garage-doors/insulated-sectional-doors/
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would also highly recommend Hormann garage and front doors.


spiderlane wrote:
RJW1881 wrote:
I can highly recommend Hormann insulated sectional up and over garage doors. I'm located 100 miles away from you so can't help with an installer. I just finished my garage about 6 weeks ago. I had it plastered and the floor tiled, could you be happier wit it.


I can second that recommendation. Had a Hormann insulation sectional door fitted a couple of years ago and it's excellent. I also highly recommend Trevor at http://www.ahagaragedoors.co.uk who was very helpful and knowledgable in the selection process and his fitter did an excellent installation job. Well priced too. (No connection other than being a happy customer)

Cheers
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another for Hormann doors had them fitted about 5 years ago opened at least 3 times a day and have been superb
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you go for a roller shutter make sure they include the casing which 'boxes' the roller in. Normally they only use them for exterior fit but if you dont have one internally there's a danger you wont get an airtight seal at the very top bewteen the door slats and frame opening so any insulation in the door itself is compromised. Ask me how I know bonk

Had I done this again without doubt I would have had a sectional insulated door as they are IMHO a better fit and insulate the garage much better. Although with ceiling framing etc they are perhaps not as 'tidy' if you want a clean look. Fitters told me I couldn't have one due to a side wall abutment. Sounded like complete bollox with hindsight.

Cant remember what make mine is (I'd have to dig out the paperwork - Chamberlain rings a bell) but for a double garage width, white finish and 3 x remotes it was c£1,300
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

grbspeedster wrote:
Another for Hormann doors had them fitted about 5 years ago opened at least 3 times a day and have been superb


and another vote for Hormann, very reliable and well insulated.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've gone for an SWS Seceuroglide:

http://www.sws.co.uk/products/seceuroglide/roller-garage-doors/product-ranges

Watch out for cheap ones. Most suppliers in the UK white label the same cheap crap. A decent bit of web research and you'll soon start spotting common marketing material with different branding etc. One of the main things to watch for is the quality of the motor. The Somfy motors in SWS doors come with a 5 year guarantee. Many suppliers manufacture from cheap materials, buying in the slats and coating them (some better than others) and fitting motors with a short lifespan.

I've no connection with SWS, I just did a fair amount of research to come to the conclusion I did. If you like gadgets, they also come with some nifty technology so you can control the door via SMS (bizarre, unless you need to open it for a delivery/collection when you're not in - no, I wasn't convinced either...)
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RJW1881 wrote:

Just had a look at the thread, nice looking garage. I don't work on my car, just like to look at it and drive it. That's why I put my garage on the side of my lounge, love the view!


That is absolutely awesome. I wish I could persuade the missus to go for that idea, unfortunately she doesnt even let me keep one of my motorbikes in the kitchen like I used to at my old house. Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

would also highly recommend Hormann garage doors. Not cheap but the quality is second to none, also very quiet in operation which is a pleasing extra. Had 2 fitted a few years ago still A1 operational and absolutely zero issues.

We used http://www.wolverinegaragedoors.co.uk/ Excellent service


AVOID any cheap fitters such as Essati Garage Doors, who despite claiming to be as good as Hormann get a terrible press.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 3:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some very cool garages, I could be happy with just white washing the walls, I've also thought about the rubber tilling and tiled floor, ideally I'd go tile but I'll train in my garage so the floor will get wet so likely go rubber. Can you trust eBay for such things?

So the sectional up and over might work but I'll have to see what space I have left as I need a hole for access into the loft section of garage and will have a permanent bracket attached to a beam somewhere for a bag which is why I was just thinking roller door.

I'll look into this H brand you guys recommend. Do they do roller doors also?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RJW1881 wrote:
I can highly recommend Hormann insulated sectional up and over garage doors. I'm located 100 miles away from you so can't help with an installer. I just finished my garage about 6 weeks ago. I had it plastered and the floor tiled, could you be happier wit it.


Wow, our front room is not that cool Very Happy
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see they do both types of doors, is it that the sectional door is more secure that you guys have chosen it over a roller and are not fussed with losing the space when door is open? I can potentially also live with that.

I'll contact them on my return, do they have approved fitters in your area?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bund wrote:
Some very cool garages, I could be happy with just white washing the walls, I've also thought about the rubber tilling and tiled floor, ideally I'd go tile but I'll train in my garage so the floor will get wet so likely go rubber. Can you trust eBay for such things?


In my current garage I just gave all the walls a couple of coats of cheapie magnolia emulsion, fitted a load of strip lights, then for the floor I painted it a few coats of nice blue Polyurethane Floor Paint. I got a massive barrel of the stuff cheap from Toolstation. 6 years on, its been really hard wearing and has been subjected to loads of abuse from jacking up cars/welding/dropping weights etc.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank god your all in favour of Hormann I've just ordered two for the garage and I'm going to have a go at fitting them myself. Im using this as an excuse to pull the ceiling down, someone artexed it purple! and then I'm going to insulate between the joists put in strengtheners for the door supports, rewire and then sheet with fire resistant plaster board, skim of plaster then paint white. Put in loads of strip lights and it should look good.
Mind you I won't have that stunning view from my living room, although I could put in a camera!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Nick,

I'm already in the Hormann camp having recently had a new sectional insulated door supplied and fitted by the Door Centre North East. The cost of the doors are tightly controlled by Germany, particularly with the recent change to exchange rates.

My door was not possible for a diy install due to it's size. All work is covered by the supplier and the cost to replace a single panel if accidently damaged is large. Are you sure it works to install yourself?

Come and have alook at mine if you fancy,

Cheers, Keith.
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