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taylormj4

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1,218 posts

152 months

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Hi, trying to spec the door for my new double garage build.
Was going to use sectional doors but have realised that when open these doors end up lying horizontally above the vehicle in tracks. This would appear to cause an obstruction to jacking the vehicle up or lifting it on a hydraulic ramp (if I ever get one).

Can those that have these doors advise if they do cause a problem like this please.

One idea I had was, is it possible to angle the door tracks upwards so that they retract upwards along the roof line (I have a pyramid roof which will not use trusses to maximise the headroom / jacking space. NB I have an old Range Rover that needs to be lifted as well as the TVR.

Any alternatives that you can use such as side retracting doors - I guess they prevent you installing work benches and tool rack etc along the walls then though.


scotty_d

6,597 posts

80 months

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Friday 25th January 2013 quote quote all
What about a roller door? I just had a electric one fitted, great bit of kit and i can use my ramp with no issues at all as well as using my engine hoist as that was my biggest issue before with a up and over door.

taylormj4

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scotty_d said:
What about a roller door? I just had a electric one fitted, great bit of kit and i can use my ramp with no issues at all as well as using my engine hoist as that was my biggest issue before with a up and over door.
Hi, not keen on rollers as they appear to look like industrial units and I presume they are pretty noisy in operation. I also wanted to try to match the ones on the estate, which are wooden (wooden effect would do) and have small perspex windows at the top. Sectional doors can match that but I suspect not in roller, although it would be a great solution if they did ! Correct me if you have better quality ones, I'd be pleased to hear about them.

Doc Toad

296 posts

36 months

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Friday 25th January 2013 quote quote all
I got these guys to do mine http://www.roluxuk.com/index.htm

Not cheap (but by no means the most expensive!) great quality. They use high quality panels in their doors, same as some of the top end companies but they manufacture the door system in their own factory. Seems to give them the edge if you're looking to get a sectional door thats not quite standard (mine was nearly 5 metres wide).

Worth getting them out for a survey? If you've been to the Classic Car Show at the NEC you might have seen their stand. Top guys!

Colin RedGriff

1,922 posts

143 months

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Friday 25th January 2013 quote quote all
I think you might be surprised with what you can get with roller doors. They come in all sorts of finishes and they are not any noisier than a standard up and over door or a sectional door.

I had a securoglide compact installed which was perfect for me to use with a lift.

I would contact a local garage door specialist and talk to them.
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scotty_d

6,597 posts

80 months

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Saturday 26th January 2013 quote quote all
My roller looks much like my old up and over you can have any finish you want. Mine is white powder coated, as for noise you own a TVR and this concerns you hehe

No really they are very very quite not any louder than opening a normal up and over door.

Just saying worth a look in to.

heightswitch

4,350 posts

136 months

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Saturday 26th January 2013 quote quote all
have a look at Gliderol's website, single skin rollers are good and available in diff colours, don't look industrial and local agents to you.
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Yatesy2012

730 posts

22 months

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Saturday 26th January 2013 quote quote all
I've got a Homan sectional door with electric actuator.

It runs on two side rails and has a centre rail for the actuator. The only other obstacle is the horizontal brace that runs across the centre of the garage. No obstacle at all except access to loft area with the door up.

I don't think the spring mechanism would allow you to install the door to follow the roof angle. A roller might be better but the sectionals do look good.

Hydraulic lift? I think you would struggle with height due to the door frame. But for normal home mechanics no problems. Recently rebuild an MR2 turbo and for this we had to get the car over 3 feet off the ground.

I can email you some pics if you like. Can't post due to iPad not allowing me to locate pics.

Yatesy

sgrimshaw

3,842 posts

136 months

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Saturday 26th January 2013 quote quote all
My roller door is virtually silent.

Always wanted a remote door and was pleasantly surprised at the price - my double was around £1600 fitted professionally (4 years ago)

spartridge

837 posts

96 months

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Saturday 26th January 2013 quote quote all
I have a couple of Seceuroglide roller doors in wood effect and would recommend them.

http://www.sws.co.uk/products/seceuroglide/roller-...

taylormj4

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1,218 posts

152 months

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Tuesday 29th January 2013 quote quote all
scotty_d said:
My roller looks much like my old up and over you can have any finish you want. Mine is white powder coated, as for noise you own a TVR and this concerns you hehe

Just saying worth a look in to.
Ha ha, yeah if they do a V8 powered one, that would be different. To be fair, that video link from Doc Toad looks good. Still not so keen on the look, compared to sectional doors that can match what we have now, but there are very good aspects such as less space and have been surprised at how quiet they are too. Not like kwik fits at all !

taylormj4

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1,218 posts

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Tuesday 29th January 2013 quote quote all
Yatesy2012 said:
I've got a Homan sectional door with electric actuator.

It runs on two side rails and has a centre rail for the actuator. The only other obstacle is the horizontal brace that runs across the centre of the garage. No obstacle at all except access to loft area with the door up.

I don't think the spring mechanism would allow you to install the door to follow the roof angle. A roller might be better but the sectionals do look good.

Hydraulic lift? I think you would struggle with height due to the door frame. But for normal home mechanics no problems. Recently rebuild an MR2 turbo and for this we had to get the car over 3 feet off the ground.

I can email you some pics if you like. Can't post due to iPad not allowing me to locate pics.

Yatesy
I think lifting the TVR shouldn't be a problem but I also have a Range Rover, which is already 6 feet high so a 3 foot lift puts it pretty high up in the roof.

taylormj4

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1,218 posts

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Tuesday 29th January 2013 quote quote all
spartridge said:
I have a couple of Seceuroglide roller doors in wood effect and would recommend them.

http://www.sws.co.uk/products/seceuroglide/roller-...
Thanks, those look good actually.

paramount1443

43 posts

28 months

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Monday 4th February 2013 quote quote all
Hi,
I agree. I sell insulated alloy roller shutters in woodgrain finish. They make very little noise if the tracks are kept clean.

taylormj4

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paramount1443 said:
Hi,
I agree. I sell insulated alloy roller shutters in woodgrain finish. They make very little noise if the tracks are kept clean.
Oh. Do you do PH discount ? Lol.

paramount1443

43 posts

28 months

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Friday 8th February 2013 quote quote all
Hi,
Yes, we can give a 10% discount for supply & delivery to TVR owners.

MarkS1966

330 posts

29 months

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Sunday 24th February 2013 quote quote all
taylormj4 said:
Hi, trying to spec the door for my new double garage build.
Was going to use sectional doors but have realised that when open these doors end up lying horizontally above the vehicle in tracks. This would appear to cause an obstruction to jacking the vehicle up or lifting it on a hydraulic ramp (if I ever get one).

Can those that have these doors advise if they do cause a problem like this please.

One idea I had was, is it possible to angle the door tracks upwards so that they retract upwards along the roof line (I have a pyramid roof which will not use trusses to maximise the headroom / jacking space. NB I have an old Range Rover that needs to be lifted as well as the TVR.

Any alternatives that you can use such as side retracting doors - I guess they prevent you installing work benches and tool rack etc along the walls then though.
Matt,
Did you get your garage doors sorted out?
Give me a PM if you're still looking as I may be able to help.

Cheers
Mark

EGB

1,661 posts

43 months

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Sunday 24th February 2013 quote quote all
I have a 17ft German Homan roller. Expensive yes. Each panel is foam insulated. It's quiet and seals perfect to the floor, stops leaves and mice! from entering. Garage is noticeably warmer in winter. White finish lightens the garage inside. Easy remote operation. 10 year warrantee/guarantee. Slower to open than manual up and over and don't ram it with TVR!

KershawsDoors

3 posts

19 months

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Monday 25th March 2013 quote quote all
You can try out some wooden doors which have sections in that as you are looking for wooden doors. These doors won't have noise.

T1pper

239 posts

22 months

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Tuesday 26th March 2013 quote quote all
I have sectional overhead doors and you can angle them into the roof space to give more internal height.

The biggest problem I have had is when raised they obscure any strip lights in the roof when the door is raised, this is not a problem with a roller shutter as they are not stored in the roof space.

It may mean moving the lighting around to the sides to aviod being obscured when the door is in the raised possition, as I like the door to be open weather permiting and the lights on for ease of vision
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