Are roller shutter garage doors the best type?

There are two types of garage doors; the single skin steel roller door and the double skin aluminum type. These two types are different and each has its advantages and disadvantages. The single skin steel roller doors are manually operated and preferred in cases where security and insulation are not necessary. The double skin aluminum door is the opposite of the skin steel roller door. It is electrically-operated and good for use where security and insulation is important. However, this door has more moving parts thus producing a lot friction when being operated. Choosing a door that will give you great service is quite difficult. You might go for one based on the price or the material it is made of but this is not always a good means of...
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Converting Your Garage – What You Need to Know

In the majority of cases, the work involved in converting a garage will be classed as permitted development. However, if you live in a Conservation Area, a location where development can be restricted to protect the appearance of the surroundings, or on a new estate with strict guidelines, it’s worth checking what’s allowed. If you’re in doubt, make sure to apply for a certificate of lawful development from your local authority at a cost of £86. Do remember, the removal of permitted development does not rule out the potential of a garage conversion, but you’ll need to ensure the design is sensitive to the setting and apply for full planning permission, which costs £172 in England. Listed properties will need listed building consent, too! We know, it’s a lot to take...
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Choosing the right garage door style for your home

There are so many different types of garage doors nowadays, from roller shutters to round the corner, glass, sectional doors, timber, up and over and side-hinged among many others, whilst access can be provided by a remote control too. The changes in the garage door industry over the last decade or so has certainly made it a lot more difficult to choose the right garage door for your home, but having more options is good news in our eyes. With so many different types, operating systems and automation possibilities to consider, you’ll naturally start asking yourself more questions when you’re looking for a garage door, such as: What colour do I want? What size do I need? What material would be best to protect my home? Do I need electric...
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Top Tips For Installing Garage Doors

If you plan on installing a new garage door by yourself, it’s recommended that two people carry out the job so that it can be done safely. Before fitting the door make sure you have a drill and driver bit kit with fixings as well as a step ladder, all positioned nearby so you are ready to fix the door. When fitting, have one person on either side of the door so it can be lifted up more easily. When fixing the door to the runners and wall make sure that the distance is equal past each reveal, checking again before fixing it permanently. If you spot a loose fixing, remove the screw fixing, insert a brown raw plug and re-fix the door. When the door is delivered the door specialist...
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Using Florescent Lights Inside The Garage

Florescent lights are popular lighting solution for lighting a garage space, and are a fantastic choice if you use your garage as a workshop of for car parking and storage. They are widely available from most garage hardware retailers and at very affordable prices. Here’s why they are a recommended choice. Florescent lights provide wide area illumination that is designed to make up for the lack of daylight inside enclosed spaces. They are favoured for their reliability as well as their high energy efficiency, wrap around florescent fixtures are especially well-suited for garage spaces, evenly lighting the area even if there are vehicles present. Florescent lights are also recommended if you are on a budget, as they are far more cost-effective compared to other lighting alternatives. Upgraded versions of florescent lights are also...
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