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« on: April 12, 2021, 07:21:00 PM »

I am trying to plan. A new build double garage for my landy and trying to work out which make of roller doors to get?

Prices seem to vary a lot!
I have found one make about £600 and another similar more like £1400.
I will be fitting.
Need electric and insulated type.

Any experiences to pass on please, mainly on good and bad Points / reccommendations?
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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2021, 07:53:08 PM »

My door is made by Hormann. I suspect outside your budget, although I did have it fitted. It is excellent.

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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2021, 08:00:04 PM »

Thanks
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« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2021, 08:19:03 PM »

Do the doors go sufficiently high to clear the landy?
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« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2021, 08:23:51 PM »

Eaves will be max 2.5m , door takes 300mm for roll so I believe I have a good 2.1 - 2.2 m available. Bit of a tight squeeze I believe.
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« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2021, 08:54:43 PM »

A very tight squeeze I'd say. How high is your Land Rover at the highest point?
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« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2021, 09:58:49 PM »

Currently 2.1 and fine. Lightweight on 600 tyres
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« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2021, 07:28:14 AM »

I used PK shutters in Bolton and very happy with them, I fitted myself though my neighbour was so impressed he got them to put his new door on as well and is happy with it also.

I went for manual mechanism as one less thing to go wrong, kind of wish I had gone electric now. Although I don’t open every day. But I have a normal door as well, so if this is your only entry point then slightly different.

From memory about 5 years ago there were two types of motors, the cheap ones were rated for opening and closing once a day, if you are going to be in and out a lot more then the heavy duty ones needed (things might have improved by now)
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« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2021, 07:48:26 AM »

Mine is Hormann, 40mm insulated. I have had it for 6 years now. I can certainly recommend them.
 
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« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2021, 11:33:09 AM »

With regard to the Hormann door, I have the remote operator, so as I turn off the road, I press the button in the vehicle, the door opens, and I glide straight in.

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« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2021, 01:32:57 PM »

I made my own set of bi-fold doors. 4 panels wide (5m opening) 4 doors are all hinged together that stack up and go left, the last one on the right is used as a general access door and hinged off the oppose site. So in the winter time i can get it in and our without dumping all the warm air out!

Construction is the same as the outside walls with all the insulation etc.

Cheap and has a full 2.4m opening.
can also be opened/closed with the car up on blocks or an engine hanging from the roof.

Ill grab a photo if your interested  :cheers
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« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2021, 01:46:53 PM »

One slightly OT observation. If there is now an option for a manual override to open the doors from the inside, that would be good.

Dad built his garage/workshop with a roller door on the front which does not have manual override. There is a side door, but it sticks so it doesn't get used much. I have inherited his lathe and mill and not moved them here yet as there isn't anywhere suitable to put them.

One evening I was down at Mum's working in the garage. It was winter so I had closed the door behind me to keep it a bit warmer, when the power to the garage tripped out. The side door was locked and there was no way open the roller shutter door from the inside. Fortunately, torch signals to the house attracted attention in under half an hour but it wasn't ideal. A manual override is something I would now be looking for in a roller shutter door - could keep a spare set of keys for the other door in the garage I suppose but you can guarantee they wouldn't be there on the one occasion when you needed them.

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« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2021, 01:58:18 PM »

To add to Alec thread, defiantly fit a spring return switch inside. I can close or open the door from inside without looking for a remote. 
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« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2021, 07:45:36 AM »

Tim a photo would be good.
Interesting comments.
I believe the ones I have looked at have a manual override with a pole and hook which you turn.
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« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2021, 09:26:52 AM »

Have a look at SWS.co.uk I have recently had electric roller doors made by them but fitted by a independent installer,he did tell me they can be DIY,the main things I noted was measurement crucial on initial visit.
The installer used to work for SWS and will only use their doors,he has been to the factory that does the cheapest and would not recommend,saying the slats are so weak they can be pushed out of the guide rails and although a starting price of £600 rapidly climbs with add on's you near the price of a decent door so in my view your getting a door without the quality motor and Security Safe system.
On watching the installation the main points I noted it's definitely a two person job to get the slats over the roller,and knowing how to adjust top and bottom stopping points.
Regards Les
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