Side-hinged (or as they can be known, Side-Hung) garage doors open in the conventional way with butt hinges attached to the door frame on either side – decorative strap hinges can also be used either for function or simply for aesthetic purposes.
Often considered to match the traditional glazed look associated with 1930s properties they are experiencing a comeback in recent years with new modern and insulated doors available constructed using sectional door
panels. Requiring the least internal space of any garage door they suit those
who need every inch of space. Available in steel, timber or GRP they come in a
diverse range of styles and finishes to suit all tastes with or without windows. Offered in a 50:50 or 1/3:2/3 configuration, side hinged garage doors suit a range of uses.
Very secure as standard, they can be further upgraded to suit individual
requirements. Please be advised that if your drive slopes up away from the
door opening, then it is likely that this door type is not suitable!
• The best way to achieve a traditional look but also available in modern styles
• Very easy to use
• Great for those who need maximum internal space
• Three main door materials – Timber, Steel & GRP
• Simple construction means easier maintenance and long life
• Security and automation can be added and upgraded
As a totally independent specialist, we work with all the leading manufacturers to give you the solution that suits you best, rather than simply offering you our own or affiliated brands. For further information take a look at the ‘Door at a Glance’ interactive image and links below:
Hover over the numbers on the image below for the key features of Side Hinged Garage Doors
Side hinged doors are available in a huge range of styles from the traditional to the very modern, in different materials, with or without windows and in different finishes
Optional door stays will hold the door in position when the door is open to prevent unwanted closure such as in high winds
Side-hinged doors typically have a narrow frame allowing them to fit in tighter gaps than some other doors
With no projection into the garage, they can allow the maximum use of internal space
With multi-point locking available, side-hinged doors, particularly insulated doors, can be amongst the most secure options
With excellent weatherproofing as standard, this can be further enhanced with insulated doors available in a huge range of styles
For the most reliable doors, single-skin steel or insulated steel doors offer the least maintenance of any door type by virtue of their very simple hinged mechanism. For a modern look, or even for the 1930s look without the maintenance of timber, coupled with
excellent security and weatherproofing, these are the doors to go for.
You can specify steel side hinged garage doors in a variety of colours, finishes, vertical, solid or ribbed designs and with added windows and matching side doors.
For those in search of the perfect aesthetic twinned with strong functionality, wooden side-hinged doors are a great choice. Available either stained in a tone of your choice or fully
finished in a colour of your choice, as they are made by hand by craftsman there is not limit to the styles available. Alternatively, Garador’s steel chassis coupled with wooden infill gives the best of both worlds – the beauty of timber and the strength and low maintenance of a steel frame and chassis.
We can advise on many options to enahnce security, design and type of frame or threshold.