Infographic: Top Level Companies That Started in the Garage

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  After recently looking at bands that started in the garage, we weren’t satisfied that you were all suitably impressed enough about the excellence that can be achieved inside one’s garage. So, we looked deeper into the archives – and now present to you a wonderful infographic detailing some of the world’s most successful corporations … Continue reading

Famous rock bands that started life in a garage

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Would you believe that the beginnings of Rock ‘n’ Roll can be traced back to the humble garage? Back in the 1950s and 1960s, forming a band with friends and rehearsing in your parents’ garage was the antidote to commercially manufactured music that increasingly failed to speak to the youngsters of the day. Born in … Continue reading

Why Won’t My Garage Door Open? Four Common Reasons

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It can be very frustrating when your garage door won’t open. Whether it’s operating very slowly, won’t open the whole way or simply will not budge, there are a number of things that could be wrong with it. Your best bet is to call out experienced garage door engineers for repairs. However, if you’ve been … Continue reading

How to fix a wonky/crooked/unbalanced up and over garage door

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All garage doors are specially designed to move smoothly during operation, ensuring the perfect balance when opening and closing. If your garage door is unstable during operation or when it is in the up position, there is a significant risk that the door may fall out of the track and fall onto anything in its … Continue reading

Garage Door Art

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While many choose to upgrade the decor inside their home by painting the rooms a different colour or investing in a painting, a design craze which has been emerging worldwide in recent years has been garage door artwork. From the weird and wonderful to the utterly jaw-dropping, the intricate and lifelike look of garage door … Continue reading

Garage Lighting Options

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During the darker winter months, lighting can make a great deal of difference for the ongoing use and functionality of your garage. These days, garages have become an important extension of our homes and living space, so the type of fixtures you choose will depend on the purpose of your garage and how often you … Continue reading

Garage door dimensions detailed

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One of the most common questions asked by our customers is, ‘What are the standard garage door dimensions?’ As garage door designs and the average size of homes and vehicles have changed over the years, so too have the standard garage door measurements. This article will help clarify the standard dimensions for single and double … Continue reading

Ingenious Garage Niceties

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Running an efficient household is the main priority for most homeowners, and the garage is no exception. While there are always new gadgets available to make your home a more convenient place to live, in some cases, the most simple solutions work the best. This article will serve to explain some of the top garage … Continue reading

British Businesses that started at home / garage

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While the story of building a multi-million pound corporation from a garage may sound like a Hollywood film, it in fact describes the humble beginnings of many globally successful companies such as Disney, Apple, Amazon and Microsoft. While this may lead you to believe that garage and home business startups are predominantly an American concept, … Continue reading

My Garage Door Key Is Stuck In The Lock

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The last thing you need when rushing to work or dropping the kids off at school is for your key to break in the garage door lock. Before racing to call a locksmith to fix the problem in a panic, with patience and the correct tools you may be able to retrieve the key out … Continue reading