Frequently Asked Questions


Which areas do you cover?

We operate throughout Staffordshire and Derbyshire, and have our head office in Ashbourne.

How experienced are you?

We have been operating since 1992 fitting garage doors and automated systems for many happy customers. Most of our work comes from recommendation, which is testament to the quality and service we provide.

Which type of garage door do I need?

This depends on a number of factors such as the type of garage you have, the space you have within your garage, the space around the outside of your garage, and of course personal preference. You can read more about the different garage door types in our garage door section, but for advice specific to your garage please contact us to arrange a no-obligation appointment with one of our representatives.

Which material is best?

This is a matter of personal preference across all of the available types, style and colours. The maintenance of your doors may also be a consideration:

  • Wooden doors are amongst the most attractive and have a traditional look and feel about them. Rot-resistant cedar wood is used, which also has the benefit of not shrinking/expanding as much as other types of wood. Wooden doors may require occasional painting, but the finished effect is worthwhile.
  • Fibreglass (or GRP as it’s sometimes known) garage doors are very low maintenance as they’re manufactured from plastic. They usually benefit from a steel sub-frame for rigidity, and come available in a number of colours and finishes, including a highly realistic woodgrain effect.
  • Steel doors again require less maintenance, and are galvanised and treated to ensure they don’t dent easily. Most manufacturers offer a ten-year guarantee with these types of doors.

How much would a quote or home visit cost me?

Quotes and initial home visits are completely free, and without obligation – we will simply leave you with an idea of the available options and associated costs.

What other services do you provide?

In addition to supplying and installing garage doors, we supply and fit remote controlled systems for garage doors. We also supply and install entrance doors.

Do I need a new door to have a remote control?

No, in the majority of cases an automated solution can be fitted to your existing door.

Do you repair garage doors?

We have many years of experience working with the most popular garage door manufacturers, so in most cases if your door can be fixed, we can fix it. If your door or automatic opener cannot be repaired directly it’s highly likely we can find appropriate spare parts or suitable replacements.

My garage/drive/requirements are not standard, can you help?

If anyone can help you, we can. We can supply a wide range of styles, shapes, types to suit all situations. Give us a call and let’s see what we can do for you!