Thursday, 25 February 2021

Garador Sponsors Yeovil Town Football Club

Football player for Yeovil Town Football Clubs

We're delighted to have been sponsoring Yeovil Town Football Club again as a Primary Partner in 2020-21. They've had a really strong performance over the last few months and we're optimistic for a promotion in May. They are the highest ranked football team in Somerset, with an amazing history and excellent FA Cup pedigree.

Yeovil Town Football Club currently plays in the Vanarama National League and a continued strong performance could see them gain promotion to the English Football League in 2021 - 2022. The team have had a solid run of results and are in a good league position to build towards promotion when the season ends.

We will be watching their results, over the coming months, with extra enthusiasm and we hope our sponsorship deal will contribute towards another really successful season for the club’s talented players.

Check out the Yeovil Town Football Club website for more details about the club, the team and forthcoming matches

Tuesday, 9 February 2021

“Buzz” the local Buzzard spotted at Garador

Common Buzzard spotted at Garador

It's buzzing with wildlife in the farmland and forests surrounding Garador. There's all sorts of insects and birds, including a Common Buzzard who you often see perched on a tree or soaring majestically on the rising air currents.

“Buzz” as he’s often referred to by the office and shop floor staff has been sighted on multiple occasions over the past few months. Everyone’s still excited to see him as he’s just such an extraordinarily beautiful creature. With his large, broad rounded wings he definitely makes an impression when he’s gliding through the air; most Common Buzzards have a large wingspan, that’s estimated between 1.1m and 1.4m.

There must be a good source of food in the grasslands, fields and forests around the factory, as well as on the grounds at Garador. Plus there are lots of trees which are ideal as a lookout point. If you’re nearby, keep an eye out for “Buzz” or if you want to find out more about these amazing birds of prey why not have a look at the RSPB website.

Friday, 5 February 2021

Our investment programme continues...

Our strategy to invest in the long-term success of the business is a philosophy that goes right to the heart of what we do. Over the last 20 years, we’ve spent millions of pounds on new machinery and infrastructure upgrades and we’re still following this strategy today. Garador isn’t just an assembly plant; we systematically manufacture garage doors from scratch on a large scale.

Getting the concrete mixer ready at Garador

Over the last couple of years we’ve invested in a new paint plant and renewed numerous other pieces of production machinery at our plant in Yeovil. This week saw another important step in our programme of investment, with capital expenditure in plant and infrastructure continuing with upgrades to our loading bays. Shown here are the contractors filling in the floor with concrete, in preparation for new dock levellers that will improve the efficiency of our operations. 

Filling in the floor with concrete, in preparation for new dock levellers at Garador

Running a successful manufacturing business in the 21st century has its challenges and implementing the right measures to effectively improve productivity is undoubtedly one of them. But we’re confident that these new dock levellers will help to streamline work flow for our loading teams, making it quick and easy to load and unload garage doors, and consequently reducing downtime. 

If you’re interested in our products and want to find out more about the range of garage doors we produce, head on over to

Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Why build a wider garage opening?

Garador Linear Large Sectional Garage Door


Renovating your home can be a major undertaking, with a lot of planning and investment going into updating or refurbishing your existing building. Your garage is no different, and aside from garage conversions for different uses, refurbishments and developments which extend the width of the garage opening are on the up.

Modern saloon and estate cars are noticeably wider compared to what they were just two decades ago, so it’s no surprise that wider garages have grown in popularity. The width of some of the UK’s most popular cars has increased by almost 12 inches in the last 20 years, as SUV’s and so-called “Chelsea tractors” (4x4s) have grown in prominence. Even for relatively smaller car models, like the Fiat 500 and Mini Cooper, the width of the vehicle has increased to an average of 6ft 5 inches. The 2020 Ford Focus is just under 6ft 1 inches compared to 5ft 5 inches for the year 2000 model.

But it’s not just car widths which have encouraged increasingly wide garages, extending the width of your garage has implied benefits of additional storage space and perhaps opens up more opportunities for what you use your garage for. Building a garage which can accommodate a 6000mm wide garage door could open up a world of possibilities for multiple uses, such as parking more than one car, all the way through to offices, gyms and playrooms. Plus, for a 6000mm wide garage door, you undoubtedly have lots of extra space so you can get in and out of your car more comfortably, swinging those doors wide open.

Browse the Garador range, including our full range of sectional garage doors up to 5500mm wide and GaraRoll roller garage doors up to 6000mm wide at