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« Reply #30 on: April 19, 2021, 08:44:37 AM »

Just over a year ago I changed two up and over for rollers to get enough height for the landy. one thing to check is that you can mount the box high enough on the inside so that the last slat clears the opening (happy to send picks of this). Doing this gave me an extra 6" of height when compared to the up and over. I bought from rollerdor.net. They arnt as good a quality as next doors garadors but they are fine and I am very happy. I Self installed and the cost was about £800/door with some extras (wireless safety edge) - that beats the £2.5k per door installed for next door. I have since fitted another one for another neighbour - they are excellent value for money
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« Reply #31 on: April 19, 2021, 07:09:47 PM »

A photo would be good.
I have 2.1m on offer for the architect but loose 79mm ,(on a 300mm frame ) or 55 on a 250mm frame as it seems you need a lath showing when fully open.

It all seems to revolve about where the upper limit is for the door stop.
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« Reply #32 on: April 19, 2021, 07:42:13 PM »

My SWB with van sides on 7.50 Goodyear G90s is 1995mm.
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« Reply #33 on: April 19, 2021, 07:51:39 PM »

That’s 5cm clearance then! Loads.
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« Reply #34 on: April 20, 2021, 07:45:44 AM »

The problem I see is whilst you may have the space with 750's or 235/85's fitted if you change the make of the tyres but the same marked size the actual size changes between makes and if you aproach the garage slightly down hill, like me, or uphill the hight at the garage door frame can change, if you see what I mean :stars
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« Reply #35 on: April 20, 2021, 08:20:49 AM »

'96 Disco on 235/ 70 16

I measured my SWB on 235/85 16 and parabolics, with canvas frame to be 1980mm, and successfully negotiated some very tight looking European multi storey car parks.
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« Reply #36 on: April 20, 2021, 08:54:07 AM »

The problem I see is whilst you may have the space with 750's or 235/85's fitted if you change the make of the tyres but the same marked size the actual size changes between makes and if you aproach the garage slightly down hill, like me, or uphill the hight at the garage door frame can change, if you see what I mean :stars

I forgot about my parabolic springs and some may have longer shackles :stars
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« Reply #37 on: April 25, 2021, 07:03:26 PM »

I have been thinking and pricing these doors up.
As my double door design looks nice but adds a pillar in the middle , I am strongly tempted to go for a full double door.
I am trying to create a 600 mm bench / machinery space to the right and rear walls and I have realised removing the pillar I can park the 2 vehicles close together and away from the edges!

Also the pedestrian door then become viable by having room to open without clouting the landy sides
Any experiences please?
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« Reply #38 on: April 26, 2021, 03:15:52 PM »

Just progresses today,
Def double door,
Next dilemma I can easily get a 4.2m door in but is that wide enough for 2 land rovers or modern cars.
Alternatively go for 4.6m but have to tweak plans and building regs. Outside is 6.9 inside 6m.
Not sure I want a monster door but need to get right.
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« Reply #39 on: April 26, 2021, 04:20:49 PM »

^^^ a very wide domestic roller door will have a lot of in/out play at the bottom in strong winds, a friend has one and fitted a bit of steel chanel in the middle of the floor for the door to drop into to stop this :tiphat
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« Reply #40 on: April 26, 2021, 04:52:51 PM »

^^^ a very wide domestic roller door will have a lot of in/out play at the bottom in strong winds, a friend has one and fitted a bit of steel chanel in the middle of the floor for the door to drop into to stop this :tiphat

I can also see that if you set up that with a suitable subtle fall to the ends with drain points by casting in a piece of pipe, it would mean any windblown rain would run down the door and away, rather than creeping in at the front. Just need the occasional rake out of debris.

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« Reply #41 on: April 26, 2021, 05:10:33 PM »

Good thought!
I want the width but not make it look silly or structurally weak.
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« Reply #42 on: April 26, 2021, 06:13:52 PM »

Although my door is insulated, the garage is heated (a little) and when very cold outside condensation runs down the inside of the door, you need to have a plan for this to drain away and not under the car/s
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« Reply #43 on: April 26, 2021, 08:22:22 PM »

Noted!
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« Reply #44 on: May 11, 2021, 07:41:02 AM »

I used rollerdoor uk and my door is 2.8mx2.8m and was about £650ish last September
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