Up and Over doors in Bristol
One of the simplest and most popular designs for garage doors in the up and over style. Bristol Garage Doors has a wide selection of up and over doors in Bath and Bristol and we can order the door of your choice if it is not in stock. Up and over garage doors are a simple yet classic design and require little effort to open and close. There is a large variety of designs and a variety of materials from which to choose.
Up and over doors in Bristol are fitted by our experienced engineers. We can offer you advice about the right kind of up and over doors in Bath with a choice from the canopy style or the retractable style. The most common choice is the canopy style which allows the maximum amount of width at the entrance to the garage but requires a gap at the front entrance. Both the canopy and retractable up and over garage doors can be operated by an electric motor.
Canopy Up & Over Garage Doors
The canopy garage door is the simplest and most common type of up and over garage door mechanism. The name ‘canopy’ is derived from the way the fully opened garage door panel protrudes forward (about a third) of the sub frame.
The canopy up and over garage door gives the maximum drive-through width when open and is the easiest to install on site. The door is balanced and assisted by torsion springs, which are positioned above the door panel on the head of the fixing frame.
A canopy up and over garage door can be converted to an electric motor automated door, although this isn’t without it’s problems, which is why a full assessment of your requirement is necessary.
Retractable Up & Over Garage Doors
The retractable garage door is fast becoming the most popular type of up and over garage door mechanism in the UK, its name is derived from the one piece garage door panel retracting fully into the garage when open. With this type of mechanism conversion to a remote control electric operation is easily achieved.
The drive-through width on a retractable mechanism is always reduced as the lifting arms sit in between the sub-frame when the door is in the open position. As a result careful consideration needs to be given in spaces of restrict access.
Up and Over Door Styles
With hundreds of up and over door styles to choose from here (see below) are a small handful of the more popular types. We are happy to go through our full range and discuss each style of door with you when we visit your property for your initial free consultation.