Thursday, 9 June 2022

A revolution in roller door design

New DuraBelt anti-scratch system for GaraRoll roller doors

The new and improved GaraRoll roller door has been redesigned with a new DuraBelt anti-scratch system and a new smartphone compatible bisecur radio system.

Dust and dirt builds up on the surface of the roller door curtain over time and this can cause abrasion on the paintwork which can lead to scratches and markings. To overcome this issue, we have created DuraBelt, a unique anti-scratch system, designed to reduce scratches and prolong the life of the door curtain. 

New DuraBelt is made from durable and long-lasting material


The belt itself is made from a microcellular polyurethane elastomer, which was developed for us in the automotive industry because of its high abrasion resistance and its ability to withstand temperature related stress. The material also does not easily degrade when exposed to moisture, oil or grease. It provides a protective layer between each lath as it rolls up when the door is opened. 

The actual DuraBelt unit is hidden under the fascia panel and because the material is soft, there is less noise when running and no visible marking on the door curtain. The whole system has been developed exclusively for Garador’s GaraRoll roller doors and will provide continual long-lasting protection.  

New DuraBelt anti scratch system exclusively for GaraRoll roller doors

The new GaraRoll also features a stylish new control panel design and its got a built in Bluetooth receiver as standard, enabling homeowners to control their GaraRoll roller door using their smarphone via the BlueSecur app. The door also comes with two bisecur (868 MHz) hand transmitters as standard, for homeowners who prefer a more traditional remote control.

New GaraRoll control panel with BlueSecur smartphone connectivity



 View the full range of GaraRoll roller doors online at www.garador.co.uk


Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Supporting the Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge

We were really pleased support the Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge again this year, by providing our delivery vehicles to help transport bikes back to the start line. The event is held annually to help raise much needed funds for Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance. It plays such an important role in the local community so we were delighted to offer our support.

Start of the event at 2022 Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge


There was a huge turnout for this year's challenge, held last Sunday 15th May, with hundreds of cyclists of all ages and abilities taking part! All the way from 9 year olds to 79 year olds! As in previous years, there were two cycle routes, a 55 mile ride from Watchet Harbour and an 11 mile ride from Drimpton. It was excellent to see so many keen cyclists taking on the more taxing 55 mile route this year, with the extra money this will raise.

After the event, Garador's delivery vehicles were used to transport bikes back to the start line




This year’s Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge was a huge success and we thoroughly look forward to supporting them again next year. Find our more about Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance by visiting www.dsairambulance.org.uk

Thursday, 28 April 2022

We're sponsoring the Get Pedalling charity cycle ride

Cyclists

 

We've been helping to sponsor Yeovil Town Football Club for many years, and this year we are really pleased to be donating a further £1,500 to support the Football Club’s Get Pedalling charity cycle ride which is raising money for the mental health charity ‘Mind’ in memory of former club captain Lee Collins who died last year.

The ride will see cyclists travelling to every one of Lee Collins’ former clubs, a total of 500 miles in a week as they visit clubs as far afield as Northampton, Stafford and Tewkesbury.  The riders will eventually arrive back at Huish Park, Yeovil, on May 7th where they will have tickets to watch a game against Borehamwood and will be invited to do a lap of the pitch at half time.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of when their team won the FA Trophy competition, an exciting moment for the whole town. We supply garage doors throughout the British Isle, but our heart is very much here in Somerset where we have our headquarters and main factory, and doing what we can to support the local community is very important to us.

All moneys raised will be given to Mind which provides advice and support for anyone experiencing a mental health problem.

Monday, 11 April 2022

Removal of plastic packaging

Garador's plastic wrapping machine at it's Yeovil manufacturing facility

As part of our efforts to reduce our carbon footprint and be kinder to the environment, we have been looking at a number of ways to make Garador products more environmentally friendly. One of the key areas we are looking to make changes is with the packaging of our products, by removing plastic packaging as standard on our up & over garage doors.

The packaging waste regulations are in place to ensure that businesses are responsible for the recovery and recycling of packaging waste in the UK. Whilst we cover our obligation in financial terms, we do see a need to be more responsible in our actions to proactively reduce waste. From April 2022 the UK government will introduce a new Plastic Packaging Tax for businesses which will have an impact on all of us. This should hopefully encourage the reduction in use of plastic, help to tackle plastic packaging waste and provide businesses with the right incentives to recognise the impact on the environment.

Garador will therefore start to phase out plastic wrapping as standard on all up & over garage doors for all orders processed after 1st June 2022. Plastic protection can still be requested as an optional extra as listed in our price list. Please make it clear on all orders if you wish wrapping to be provided.

Please visit our website for further details about our full range of products. 

Friday, 8 April 2022

Removal of products from our range

Garador Chevron up & over garage door (Traffic White RAL 9016)

After careful consideration, we have decided to withdraw a small selection of products from our range with effect from 1st June 2022. This will help to streamline our manufacturing process and provide additional capacity for other high volume products.

The discontinued products include specific door models, colours and surface finishes, as detailed below:

  • Chevron steel up & over, side-hinged and garage side doors are now discontinued due to limited demand.
  • Georgian sectional garage doors in timber-effect finish have been discontinued.
  • Sandgrain surface finishes for our Linear Medium and Linear Large sectional garage doors will no longer be available in Terra Brown (RAL 8028) or White Aluminium (RAL 9006).
  • Linear Trio sectional garage door.
 To view the existing Garador product range, please visit www.garador.co.uk

Monday, 14 February 2022

We’re Exhibiting at the National Homebuilding and Renovating Show in March


Garador Exhibiting at National Homebuilding and Renovating Show in March 2022

 

We’re delighted to announce that Garador will be exhibiting at the National Homebuilding and Renovating Show at Birmingham’s NEC this March.

We will be showcasing our newly redesigned side-hinged garage door and new GaraGlide roller door, as well as a selection of other types of garage door. The new Slategrain surface finish for sectional garage doors will also be on show. Visitors will be able to find out about the latest electric operator technology for garage doors, including “smart ready” Series 4 GaraMatic operators which can be fully controlled using Android or iOS smart phones.

We are very much looking forward to displaying our fantastic range of products at this year's Homebuilding and Renovating show. With environmental aspects now high on everyone’s list, we are excited to be exhibiting our FrontGuard entrance doors which are secure and thermally insulated. Along with excellent insulation, these doors complement the designs in Garador’s garage door range, meaning homeowners can choose a matching garage door and front door design from one manufacturer.

It’s going to be great to meet customers in person and our team of experts will be on hand each day to meet with visitors, chat about all the different aspects of garage doors and entrance doors; from choosing the right door for your project all the way through to fitting requirements, sizing and product specification.

The show is taking place at Birmingham’s NEC between March 24th and 27th 2022, so come along and visit the Garador stand B147 in hall 9.

You can request free tickets for the event here: bit.ly/33TB8ou


Thursday, 6 January 2022

A new year cheer for homeless charity Crisis

Smartphone camera being used to photograph Garador garage doors



In the run up to Christmas, we worked with our customers to raise money for homeless charity, Crisis. We asked our network of stockists and installers, which stretches throughout the British Isles, to send through shots of their most recent Garador door installations and for each one we posted on Garador's Linkedin and Twitter pages we donated £10 to Crisis.

It was great to see such enthusiasm and such a positive response from customers and thanks to their wonderful generosity, we've managed to raise £300 for the long-established homeless charity.

The pictures sent in offered just a small glimpse of the considerable range of garage doors currently being installed across the country. It was easy to see that our up & over and sectional door models are still very popular, with a selection of photos showing their versatility in terms of designs, sizes, materials and colours. Windows in garages also featured strongly, a trend probably enhanced by people now using garages for storage, exercise and even home offices, as homeowners seek to personalise their door to suit their requirements.

With homelessness continuing to rise in the UK, Crisis perform a vital role in supporting homeless people. They provide education, employment, housing and well-being services and work side-by-side with thousands of people to help them leave behind homelessness. The team at Garador were pleased to support such a worthwhile cause.

Find out more about Crisis and the important work they do by visiting www.crisis.org.uk