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Side hinged garage doors have become one of the most popular styles of garage door in the UK. With more and more people using their garages for other purposes besides storing a vehicle, side hinged garage doors provide easy access, insulation and excellent levels of security.

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Materials for side hinged garage doors

Side hinged doors can be made from various materials, including steel, timber and GRP.

Timber – Timber doors can be designed to match existing designs on your property and there are many types of wood to choose from, depending on whether you want a more modern or classic feel.

SteelContemporary and reliable, steel doors come in a range of stylish designs and colours. Double-skinned doors are the ultimate choice if you’re looking for security and durability, and they can be fitted with additional security upgrades too.

GRPGRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic) can be used to create the illusion of a wooden door but without the maintenance required or risk of warping. Hardwearing and easy to repair, they’re a cost-effective choice

Manufacturers for side hinged garage doors

We install side hinged garage doors from a host of leading manufacturers. Using high quality doors from leaders in the industry ensures we can deliver a fantastic service and improved levels of security for your property.


Reliable, robust and available in a range of styles and materials, Garador side hinged doors deliver extra security and stronger weather seals for protection against wind and rain.


Cardale prioritise the highest quality materials and manufacturing processes to create exceptional garage doors that are built to last. Available in a range of elegant designs, their doors are renowned for being easy to operate and long-lasting.


CarTeck manufacture a wide range of insulated, double-skinned side hinged garage doors which are factory fitted with aluminium fixing sub frames and come in a wide range of styles and colours to suit your property.


The Corporate Door Company range of GRP side hinged doors are manufactured to a high standard and are built onto individual steel frames to prevent distortion. Made with heavy-duty materials for added security and weather protection, they maximise internal space in your garage.

If you’d like to learn more about the manufacturers we work with, get in touch and we can discuss the different options available to you.


  • Can side hinged garage doors be automated?

    Side hinged garage doors can be manual or electric, depending on the size of the door, though they tend to be manually operated.

  • Can I insulate a side hinged garage door?

    Yes, side hinged doors can be insulated effectively to provide you with increased energy efficiency and comfort. This is particularly important if you intend to use the garage for another purpose, such as a home gym, an office or a kid’s playroom.

  • Are sub frames different for side hinged doors?

    For most side hinged doors, the steel sub frames have a rebated edge to act as a stopper when the door is closed which provides a better weather-seal between the panel and the frame. Without this edge, there would be a significant gap around the door panels which would make the door noisy and cold.

  • What sizes are available?

    Side hinged doors can be made to bespoke dimensions, but they are most commonly used for single garages with a maximum width of 3m. Garage openings larger than this will require additional heavy-duty hinges to fix the panels to the sub frame.

We Supply and Install Garage Doors at Market Leading Prices

We offer a wide selection of side hinged garage doors available in a range of different styles and colours. Whatever the look you are after, we have a bespoke design to suit.

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