Should you choose a timber garage door on up and over gear, your design choice is still unlimited! As far as construction is concerned, they come in 2 different ways:-
1. Using the steel sub frame chassis, otherwise known as the "open-for-infill" choice, to which the timber is then fixed. The subject for discussion here.
2. For the non standard sizes, using only timber and no steel in the construction. This method requires the skilful traditional joinery methods such as mortice and tenon joints.
If you choose option 1: The galvanised steel chassis which would be the basis that your garage door is built on, and will act as a frame or skeleton. It is produced in a factory ready finished in RAL 8028 (dark brown) as standard although you have the option of choosing white.
Other RAL colours are available on request, which means you can have any timber design and fit it into the steel chassis which can come with lifting gear, again, of your choice, and paint or stain the timber in any colour you like! The open-for-infill styles are known as N80 for single and DF98 for double.
Should you wish to choose a design that is amongst our range, this allows you to choose from an array of colour finishes, or choose to have it basecoat stained and then you finish it in the colour of your choice once it has been installed.
If you wish to design the garage door yourself, this is entirely possible. The timber garage door world is your oyster! It doesn't have to be timber, you can insert what you like. We have seen designs made of faux leopard skin, padded leather and copper! When the open-for-infill chassis arrives you simply take out the existing infill panel and you have the solid basis for applying your own timber boarding, thereby creating a bespoke garage door. The door panel is supplied with pre-drilled steel struts at 30mm spacings. The tension springs (supplied) will allow for an infill weight of from 6kg-10kg per square metre in the N80 imperial range, and detailed weight limits are available on application depending on the model in the DF98 (double) system. Higher maximum weights can be achieved by upgrading the door springs.
The total infill can reach a thickness of 18mm.
By choosing to have a steel sub frame, you are making installation more easy than without one. The "norm" is that the steel sub frame comes with a factory fitted frame which is then easily bolted to your opening. You choose the gear, which can be either canopy, retractable or retractable-plus.
You can choose to have the chassis without a steel frame and instead have a timber frame, but still use the gear that the chassis comes with.
There is a further option, and that is a timber design where the panel cloaks the chassis or sub-frame so that from the front you do not see the steel. This provides all of the advantages of the factory fitted steel frame for fixing, the gear, the stability and chassis but gives the overall impression of the panel being in full timber.
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