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Side Hinged Garage Doors

Until recently, many mainstream garage door manufacturers have concentrated on up and over doors, but times are changing. Side hinged doors, having always been popular throughout the Midlands, have recently seen their popularity increase throughout other parts of the UK, and there are a number of reasons for this change of heart among garage owners.

Not only are many gas and electric metres located within the garage, many garages are now used for more than simply storing cars.  Often, other important household and garden items are kept in garages, and many homeowners utilise the extra space afforded by the garage by converting it into a workshop, office, playroom or additional storage area.  This has had the inevitable result of prompting many homeowners to take advantage of the benefits afforded by side hinged garage doors.

By installing this type of garage door it’s possible to access your garage by opening it just half – or even one third – of the door.  This is both convenient and secure, as any valuables can be easily hidden away behind the closed part of the door without restricting access.

Of course, as the nationwide popularity of side hinged garage doors has increased, so too has the choice available.  Many of the major manufacturers are producing a wide variety of designs, all made using materials such as metal, timber, GRP and uPVC, and most doors are available in both standard and made to measure sizes.

At Doorfit, we’re proud to offer independent expert help and advice on all makes and models of side hinged garage doors, including those produced by major manufacturers, including Garador, Select, Woodrite and Ryterna.

Our specialist team have years of knowledge and experience to draw on when it comes to helping you find your perfect garage door, and each member of the team will be delighted to discuss your requirements and the options available.

Some of the manufacturers we offer are as follows:


Garador side hinged garage door

Garador are a well-established UK manufacturer of steel and timber side hinged garage doors.


select side hinged garage door
As manufacturers of steel and GRP side hinged doors, Select concentrate on bespoke sizes and various colour and design options.


Woodrite side hinged garage door

Woodrite are well renowned as UK manufacturers of high quality timber side hinged doors, all of which are available either pre-finished in a wide range of colours, or can be stained onsite.


Rytern side hinged garage door

The new kids on the block!  Ryterna offer an insulated door, in a number of modern and traditional designs, that’s perfect when it comes to keeping warmth inside your property.

There are a wide range of side hinged garage doors on display in our award-winning showroom, and our professional, knowledgeable team will be more than happy to guide you through the options when it comes to choosing your new garage door.

So if you’re looking for independent, specialist advice, please don’t hesitate to call us today!  Alternatively, contact us for a free, no obligation home survey carried out by one of our expert installers.

Plus, you can rely on us to supply all types of garage door – not just side hinged doors – so if you’re looking for a sectional door in Solihull, an up and over door in Sutton Coldfield or a roller shutter door in Birmingham, the Doorfit team can help!