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Side Hinge doors explained - We supply, fit & repair in cheshire

Side Hinge garage doors.

"the traditional touch"

A Side-Hinge garage door is a very basic and traditional style of garage door that can be manufactured in timber, GRP (a tough, weather-resistant plastic material, re-inforced by glass fibres) or steel.

Side-Hinge is an ideal choice if there's not enough clearance inside your garage to allow for an up-and-over garage door type such as a canopy or retractable.

If your preference is a side hinge garage door, contact us today for an appraisal.


Some of our completed projects for Side Hinge Doors.

timber side-hinge dooraluminium side-hinge doorblue timber side-hinge garage door

Side Hinge doors in detail.

Side hinge doors open outwards, with the pivotal point at one end of the door, attached to the frame. They need a lot of clearance when they're being opened, so they're not too great if you have a very short driveway, or if your garage opens directly onto the street or a public area.

Security is good if you have overlapping leaves, and use bolts at both the top and bottom of the door. Although side-hinge garage doors are usually manually operated, automation is possible with the use of a side-hinge converter - a device that attaches each wing to an electric operator.

retractable garage door automation possible
Security Good
Draft proofing Poor
Drive through Fair
Parking near the door Poor
Materials Available Steel

For Side Hinge door types we recommend;

woodrite garage doors