Friday 21 November 2014

New FrontGuard Plus – Extra insulated front entrance doors

Garador FrontGuard FGS 850 front doorIt’s been a bit chillier this week and certainly feels like winter is on the way. If your front door has seen better days or you are working on a new building project, then the FrontGuard Plus range could be a great solution and the perfect complement to your Garador garage door. The door panel itself is filled with highly efficient insulating foam. We’ve increased the insulation from 46mm to a whopping 65mm, on FrontGuard Plus doors to help keep warmth in, and more importantly, energy bills down. The door frame and seals have been expertly engineered to minimise heat loss and eliminate thermal bridges, so it’s sure to help keep your home warm and protect you from the elements of winter! We’ve installed shatterproof glazing in a variety of styles, 5 point locking for additional security and 3 way adjustable hinges for ease of installation too.

FrontGuard Plus is available in a variety of stunning Modern and Contemporary design ranges:

Visit the Garador website or view the FrontGuard brochure to find out more.

Friday 31 October 2014

Have you seen our new Cedar and Elizabethan timber garage doors?

Picture of Addlington Cedar timber garage door on homeWe have two ranges for our timber up & over doors, Cedar doors which are made from solid red cedar as the name implies, and Elizabethan doors which are made from a combination of solid red cedar and plywood. We’ve just added four new doors to the range:

The new Countryman, Hampton and Addlington doors are constructed from solid red cedar and offer more choice and more options when trying to choose a door that will match your home’s architectural features.

Grown in cooler climates, the cedar wood has developed self-protective qualities to protect against temperature related stresses. It is useful as a home building material where humidity, temperature and cracking are common problems. Whilst many types of wood warp when subjected to moisture; cedar stays straight and flat and should last a lifetime if properly maintained. This makes it ideal for a garage door. Cedar wood doors can be stained and painted and not lose their beautiful grained appearance. All Garador timber doors come with a base stain as standard. A choice of stains and paint finishes are also available to enhance the appearance and appeal.

We have also added a new style of door to its Elizabethan range called the Grantham; which combines solid red cedar and a plywood backing to offer a different style of design without compromising on value for money. Please visit the Garador website for more information.

Tuesday 7 October 2014

Have you tried the Garador garage door builder?

Website screen shot of Garador door builderThe Garador garage door builder is up and running, it’s an easy to use garage door configurator that will enable you to choose the right garage door for your home and then request a quote from a local garage door specialist.

You can choose from all door types and styles, specify sizes, colours, handles, gearing options and extras. Why not give it a try here.

Thursday 18 September 2014

Garador raises money for Macmillan Cancer Support!

Garador staff have been busy eating cakes today all in support of Macmillan Cancer Support! All the staff baked their hearts out to make a selection of delicious cakes for the Macmillan Coffee morning event, with treats ranging from a mouth-watering lemon cake to chocolatey fudge cake, as well as flapjacks, strawberry and cream sponges, and rocky road bites! All of this was done to help raise money for this great cause.

All in all we managed to raise over £180 for the charity and look forward to doing it all again next year! Click here to find out more about Macmillan Cancer Support, or visit the Macmillan coffee morning website to organise your coffee morning!

Garador staff with home-made cakes at Macmillan charity coffee morning

Photo by Christine Jones, Yeovil Press.

Thursday 11 September 2014

Garador Supports Macmillan Cancer Support on Charity Cycle Ride

Garador’s Managing Director Simon Hipgrave cycled over 176 miles over two days this week, as part of the Tour De Jewson charity cycle ride! Keen cyclists Rob Green and Alan Bacon joined Simon on the Exeter leg of the cycle event which ended back at the Garador factory here in Yeovil. After a lot of hard work and some challenging hills everyone was a little worn out, but were really pleased to have cycled such a long way to support Macmillan Cancer Support. They are a great charity and we are delighted to support such a worthwhile cause which makes such a difference to so many people’s lives. To make a contribution, please click here.

Rob, Simon and Alan after finishing the Tour De Jewson 2014

Garador’s three cyclists Rob Green, Simon Hipgrave and Alan Bacon after a long days cycling – smiles all round!

Thursday 4 September 2014

New Surface Textures for Sectional Garage Doors!

We’ve just launched a selection of new surface textures for our sectional garage door range. There are now Silkgrain, Sandgrain, Timber Effect and Titan Metallic surface textures to choose from…

silkgrain sectional door surface texture

Silkgrain offers a silky smooth, elegant surface finish. It’s perfect if you are looking for a texture to suit sleek, modern look for your home. Silkgrain is only available in 42mm thick premium insulation.
sandgrain sectional door surface texture

This finely constructed Sandgrain surface finish is the perfect choice for price conscious customers, looking for a durable and attractive solution for their door. Sandgrain is only available in 42mm thick premium insulation.
Timber Effect
timber effect sectional door surface texture

Timber Effect comes with a UV resistant plastic film coating for extra durability. Provides a striking and authentic timber look. Timber Effect is only available in 42mm thick premium insulation.
Titan Metallic
titan metallic sectional door surface texture

Titan Metallic is a stunningly modern and designed to match the Garador FrontGuard front entrance door range. Titan Metallic is only available in 42mm thick premium insulation.


These new textures have been introduced into our popular Georgian, Linear Medium and Linear Large sectional doors and offer a fresh exciting alternative to our existing woodgrain surface texture. To view these new textured surface finishes in person, please visit your local stockist or installer or click here to view the Garador sectional brochure.

Monday 18 August 2014

It’s a Timber Effect Finish!

Garador Beaumont in Traffic White, Rosewood and Golden Oak Timber EffectWe’ve just expanded the range of finishes on some of our most popular steel up & over Georgian, Beaumont and Cathedrals garage doors to include timber effect finishes. These doors are available in timber effect Rosewood and Golden Oak as well as all of our standard 18 colours.

Visit our website to view the full range of up & over garage doors. Doors featured below are Garador steel Beaumont Up & Over garage door in Traffic White (RAL 9016), Rosewood Timber Effect and Golden Oak Timber Effect.

Tuesday 17 June 2014

2 button hand transmitters available in five new colours!

New two button hand transmitter colours from GaradorOur stylish and easy to use 2 button hand transmitters (currently available in black or white) are now available in a range of new colours, including green, red, carbon fibre, aluminium and wood effect. Their new two button design remotes come in a sleek piano lacquer style finish ergonomically designed to be held comfortably in the palm of your hand.

These hand transmitters come with bisecur technology and high frequency (868Mhz) encryption signals for added security, ensuring no one can easily copy your signal. The encryption technology used is often employed by banks for their customers to bank online securely. This improved technology makes the system even more secure and ensures a more reliable signal and extended range. Click here to view the full range of 2 button handsets.

Thursday 29 May 2014

Coast to Coast Charity Cycle Ride

A charity cycle ride from Watchet Harbour on the North Somerset coast to West Bay in South Somerset took place on Sunday 19th May to help raise funds for the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance. We had heard that lots of cyclists would bring their bikes by car to Watchet Harbour but could not easily get back from West Bay, so the team at Garador decided to help out by providing the support of one of our delivery trucks for transportation. The Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance plays an important role in delivering life-saving support, so we wanted to do our bit to help people taking part and to support the charity. At present the cycle ride has generated over £40,000 in sponsorship donations. Please Click here to visit their website.

Cyclists loading bikes onto Garador lorry, for Coast to Coast Charity Cycle Ride

Photo courtesy of David Reed ©

Friday 28 March 2014

Garador at the Homebuilding and Renovating Show

Come and see us at the Homebuilding and Renovating Show at the NEC in  Birmingham today. We’ve got some great doors on show and all the latest accessories!


Thursday 13 March 2014

Check out the New Colour Range on Steel Up & Over Doors!

We’ve just introduced 11 new standard colour finishes for our range of steel up & over garage doors, so now there’s a huge selection of 18 colours to choose from! Check out the Georgian up & over garage door in Light Grey (RAL 7035) below.

Garador Georgian Steel Up & Over Garage Door (Light Grey RAL 7035)

We’ve invested heavily in new paint plant technology to make certain that our powder coated paint finish is as durable as it can be. When you combine this with our rivet free door panels, you get one of the smoothest and most attractive doors available on the market! With this many garage door colours to choose from, we are confident you will find a Garador garage door in the style and colour you need. To find your nearest stockist please visit

Tuesday 11 February 2014

New Black Window Panes Now on Salisbury Doors

Check out the new range of black panes now available on Salisbury garage doors. It’s a great feature for those looking for a bit more privacy, as the black panes prevent anyone from looking at what’s inside your garage. To find your nearest stockist visit

Salisbury garage door in white with black windowsSalisbury garage door in black with black windows

Tuesday 4 February 2014

Thinking of buying a sectional garage door? Part 2…

With a range of colours, designs and insulation options, a sectional garage door is a great choice for any property, and from an aesthetic point of view it looks more expensive and high-class than a traditional up & over or roller garage door.

Great choice of designs colours and finishes.
With design styles in ribbed or panelled variations, in a number of surface finishes, these doors are far more the discerning buyer’s choice. There are two types of sectional door design:
  • Linear (small, medium and large)
  • Georgian
Garador Linear Medium White sectional door panelGarador Georgian White sectional door panel
We also now offer a choice of surface finishes for linear sectional doors which includes
  • Garador sectional garage door RAL coloursWoodgrain
  • Silkgrain
When you combine these sectional door designs with the surface finishes and range of colours, you are sure to be able to find a door to suit your property. We currently offer 15 standard colours for silkgrain or woodgrain finishes.

Let’s not forget about the choice of timber effect finishes and the new silkgrain titan metallic finish on premium sectional doors. The timber effect coating has been manufactured to preserve the appearance of the door for the long term.

Thermal insulation options
With a choice of single skin Classic style, Standard 20mm insulated doors and Premium 42mm thick insulated doors sectional garage doors are ideal for workshops and integral garages where thermal insulation can be very important.
Cross section of sectional door panel - no insulationCross section of sectional door panel - standard 20mm insulationCross section of sectional door panel - Premium 42mm insulation
Furthermore, each of the joints on individual sections of a sectional garage door are surrounded by rubber seals, to help improve thermal insulation. A sectional garage door is better thermally insulated with a lower U Value of 1.3 W/m2K, whilst a typical up & over has a U value of 5.8 W/m2K.

No loss of drive through width or height
Unlike up & over garage doors, sectional doors are made from sections and run on vertical then horizontal tracks to lift and open the door into the garage. This means you have no loss of drive through width or height and you can park as close to your garage door as you want. Whereas this is not possible with a canopy up & over garage door, as it protrudes outwards by about 1/3 when open. A sectional door is also ideal for short drives or larger vehicles (4x4 and MPVs) where space inside the garage may also be a problem.

Manual or electrical
Sectional doors are suitable for either manual or electrical operation, so you can open the door by hand or have an automatic operator fitted with remotes so the door opens at the click of a button. Click here to view the new Series 3 range of GaraMatic operators and handsets.
Garador five button and two button Series 3 handsets black and white
Safe and reliable
Garador sectional door anti-drop safety deviceGarador sectional door safety bracketsAs with all Garador garage doors, the sectional garage door comes with a reliable anti-drop device that will catch the door in the unlikely event of a spring failing or a cable snapping. In addition, the tracks running back into the garage have been designed with safety brackets to prevent the door wheels from derailing. Sectional garage doors comply with British Safety Standards BS EN 13241 and the same high grade of galvanised steel is used on sectional doors as up & over doors. So with a combination of superior engineering, ease of operation and fabulous good looks why wouldn’t you want a sectional garage door? In the long term, a sectional garage door offers greater reliability and peace of mind. To find your nearest stockist please visit

Wednesday 22 January 2014

Thinking of buying a sectional garage door? Part 1…


Often when you think of a sectional garage door, you think it would be more expensive than an up & over garage door… but that isn’t always the case. For example


Door Type Colour List Price Additional Costs Total Cost
7070 Horizon Retractable Up & Over Door White £519 £95 frame £614
7070 Linear Small/ Linear Medium (Classic) Sectional Door White £626 £0 when fitted behind brickwork £626
8070 Horizon Retractable Up & Over Door White £646 £95 frame £741
8070 Linear Small/ Linear Medium (Classic) Sectional Door White £702 £0 when fitted behind brickwork £702

All prices based on Garador Price List July 2013.

So that’s only £12 more for a 7070 sectional garage door, providing the door is fitted behind the brickwork, and if the door is fitted between the opening (rare cases) then it’s an additional £62 on top of the £12 for some white silk grain sectional cover profiles.

For the 8070 sectional garage door, providing it’s fitted behind the brickwork opening again, then you save £41 on a classic linear small or linear medium sectional door when compared to a Horizon retractable up & over door. In essence you are getting a more sophisticated and reliable door for very little and sometimes even no extra money!

Garador Linear Large sectional garage door

To find your nearest Garador stockist, please visit

Thursday 9 January 2014

New Year, New Instructional Videos!

We’ve been busy over the past few months producing a range of Garador instructional videos for our Series 3 operators, handsets and accessories. After hours and hours in the editing room and numerous broken cameras, they are here. Please visit to view them.

Check out this video on how to programme your Garador GaraMatic 9 bisecur operator…

If you have any suggestions for instructional videos you would like to see, please let us know.