If you’re thinking of installing your doors yourself, having all the information to hand will ensure you make the right decisions. From door dimensions and opening mechanisms to prices, it’s important to have all the details so that you can make an informed choice. To make this possible, we have put together a comprehensive downloads page that all potential clients can use for free.
For in-depth information, check out our full technical specs. For visual guidance, our product brochures have a range of photos of installed doors. To work out costs, take a look at our price lists. All of this information will allow you to make a balanced decision on which door would be most suitable for your garage. Of course, if you still have further questions, you can always reach out to a member of our team.
We want our clients to receive high-quality doors that have been built to last. It is for this reason that we only use the finest materials available when crafting all of our garage doors. For example, many of our doors are manufactured using galvanised steel that is a robust and long-lasting choice. Our steel doors also offer excellent security benefits and are surprisingly lightweight, given their strength.
Clients can also pick from laminated wood effect or fully-finished painted options. Our stunning and sustainably sourced timber doors come base-coat stained and can be finished to a colour of your choice. We only use the best cedar wood available to craft our doors, so you can rest assured that you’ll be making a quality long-term investment.
If you’re looking for a durable and weatherproof choice, we also have lightweight GRP doors that come in pristine high-gloss white or lifelike timber-grain effect. These doors are surprisingly strong considering how lightweight they are, with GRP have the same weight to strength ratio as steel. If you’d like further information on any of the door materials mention, be sure to contact our friendly team today.
There’s more to garage doors than functionality. They make up a big part of your home’s appearance, so choosing the right colour is important too. It is for this reason that we’ve made sure to have a broad selection of colours and finishes available for our clients. All of the finishes we offer are of exceptional quality and intended to last, so you can expect your door to keep its colour through rain and shine.
Depending on the type of doors you choose, you can have them pre-coloured or left prepared for you to paint yourself. White is a traditionally clean and bright option and pairs perfectly with modern homes that have uPVC windows and doors. You can inject a little more personality into your home exterior by picking a bolder colour.
As well as having a vast range of standard colours for clients to choose from, we also have a selection of classic wooden tones that are ideal for brick-built homes. Our GRP doors, for example, give the impression of gorgeous wood tones despite not being made from cedarwood. We are always looking to expand the range of colours we offer and will continue to do so as to cater to all homeowners.
We at Cardale offer a range of doors that operate in several different ways. Depending on your preference and the physical characteristics of your garage, some types of operation may be more suitable for you than others. Below, you’ll find further information on the various opening mechanisms we have available:
Up and over canopy doors are the most popular style of lifting gear in the UK, with a vast range of door styles to suit. Ideally matched to where there is limited headroom for tracks, this type of opening mechanism is simple to use and can be fully automated if need be.
An alternative lifting gear for use with up and over doors. Horizontal Tracks are attached to the top of the door frame to guide the door open, providing an exceptionally smooth opening and closing action, which is ideal for electric operation.
The Steeline roller doors that we offer operate through a vertical opening that allows for ‘park-right-up’ convenience. The extension or torsion spring operation gives a super smooth mechanism, making the Steeline range some of the easiest to use doors we have available. The enclosed moving parts and push away joints to the panels make for finger-safe operation.
These doors offer the ever-popular ‘traditional’ type of operation and are ideal if there are obstructions within your garage. Side-hinged doors also offer excellent security and are extremely durable, thanks to the high-quality materials used to manufacture them. When you invest in these doors, you can expect to make a long-term investment. Clients will be pleased to learn that automation options are also available.