Building a new extension

We loved our house from the first time we went through, but it really didn't have enough living space. We have worked on improving the layout of the home and increasing the living area of the home to create a modern and more pleasant layout to the home. We are really proud of how the job has turned out and we wanted to share some of the details of how the extension and layout changes where designed and constructed. This blog has some of the photos of our extension as well as tips that we have learnt along the journey,.

Roller Garage Doors: 3 Frequently Asked Questions


If you are considering investing in a new garage door, your choice isn't limited to the tradition design that swings outwards over your driveway and folds up against the ceiling of your garage. You could choose a roller door, which offers a more compact design which is great if you have a small driveway and you are concerned about your garage door swinging out and hitting your car of a member of your family. If you are thinking about installing a roller garage door, you may have some questions. Below are the answers to 3 frequently asked roller garage door questions.

Is a roller garage door suitable for a large garage?

If you have a large garage attached to your home, you may be wondered if a roller door is a suitable solution. Roller garage doors are not limited by the size of a garage. A roller garage door can secure a garage which is several cars in width. For this reason, they are commonly used in car dealerships and auto repair shops. Depending on the size and configuration of your garage, it may be necessary to have a custom sized roller door fitted.

Can you choose from a range of materials?

The majority of roller garage doors are made of metal. Metal roller doors are sturdy and offer great security. However, metal roller doors can be quite noisy. Plastic roller doors are generally quieter when compared to metal ones, however, they are not as sturdy and are more likely to sustain damage. If you are having a wooden garage built on your property, it is possible to have a wooden roller door built to match. However, over time the wood panels are likely to warp and will need to be repaired or replaced.

Is a roller door noisier than a standard garage door?

The amount of noise a garage door makes largely depends on how well it is installed and maintained. Common causes of noise are loose tracks which lift away from the wall or tracks which have become rusted. A roller door which has been properly installed and maintained should produce the same level of noise as a standard garage door. 

If you have any further questions or queries about roller garage doors, you should contact a professional roller garage installation company. They will be able to answer your questions, provide a quote and carry out any necessary work.


25 August 2016