All the Garage Door materials to choose from

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Material Types:


Aluminium garage doors are very light, resistant to rust and typically powder-coated in a colour of your choice. Aluminium is used predominately for insulated roller garage doors but some custom door types do use aluminium finishes.

The different types of Aluminium Garage Doors

Insulated Roller Garage Doors – AlluGuard, Garador & GDS

The leading brands for Aluminium Doors

AlluGuard, Garador, Hormann, GDS

Whichever type or brand of Aluminium Garage door you can be sure of expert fitting and
great value from Up & Over


Steel is used in virtually all door types due to its strength and versatility.  Typically steel doors are finished in a powder-coat painted finish but are also available galvanised or with timber effect finishes. Such is its adaptability that both the most affordable garage doors – up and overs and single-skin roller doors – and the most expensive, are constructed of steel.

The leading Brands for Steel Garage Doors

Garador, Hormann, GDS, Silvelox, Delta, Ryterna, Cardale

Timber garage doors are the most traditional form of door but have remained timelessly popular due to their aesthetic quality and range
of styles available. Garage doors are typically made of resinous Cedar, although hardwoods can be used too. Some have metal frames for stability.

Most types of garage door are available in timber including up and over doors and sectional doors, side-hung doors.

One major consideration with timber is the maintenance factor – if you don’t look after timber doors you will find that the look and functionality degrade faster than other materials.

From the lightest oak to the darkest ebony, all colour or finish requirements can be met, including fully painted, simply primed or base-coated.

GRP is Glass Reinforced Polyester, sometimes known as fibre glass It is used in windows, yachts and cars as well as garage doors,  and is produced in a mould process which can capture detailed designs. Produced in high gloss whites, a range of colours or, most popularly, in wood grain finishes.

GRP garage doors are strong and durable yet light and flexible. Popular in marine locations due to their resistance to salinity, they are also in demand as they can achieve very realistic timber finishes that are easy to maintain and keep looking good.

GRP is used most typically in Up & Over doors, but is also available in side hung garage doors.

ABS stands for Acrylonitrile Butadiene sStyrene. ABS and uPVC have similar properties and both types are generically known as ‘plastic’.

UPVC Garage Doors are durable yet light and flexible and are easy to maintain and keep looking good. However, they are largely being phased out as they were relatively expensive without offering any major benefit over the other more established materials.