Frequently Asked Questions


What services do you provide?

We supply and install garage doors, electric garage doors and entrance doors. In addition we repair garage doors and electric opening systems.

How do I choose the best garage door for my needs?

The first consideration is the type of door. Factors to consider include the space available inside and outside your garage, how often you access your garage, whether you would like a garage door with very little maintenance, or whether you’re comfortable applying the occasional lick of paint. Take a look at our pages about garage door types to read about the advantages of each type.

Materials available include steel, fibreglass and wood:

– Steel doors are thicker than the bodywork of a car and are galvanised to ensure they don’t dent easily. Many manufacturers offer a 10 year guarantee on steel doors.
– Fibreglass doors are available in a number of finishes and colours, including a highly effective woodgrain effect. They are sometimes reinforced with a steel frame within the plastic to ensure they remain rigid.
– Wooden doors in particular offer a traditional look, and those doors made from cedar wood in particular do not expand or shrink as much as other woods.

If you would like guidance on the best type of door for your needs, please contact us to arrange a free no-obligation visit where we can advise you on the options available and costs involved.

My garage does not have a standard doorway. Can you help?

We can supply garage doors to suit door openings of all shapes and sizes. Please contact us to see how we can help.

My garage door is stuck! Can you help?

In addition to installing new garage doors we offer a repair service. If your garage door can be fixed, we will be able to fix it. We have many years of experience working with the main manufacturers and have access to a wide range of spare parts.

Are remote-controlled doors difficult to install and maintain?

Automatic systems are very easy to use, and we believe that once you install an automatic system, you won’t want to go back to a manual opening system! Remote controlled systems can be installed on existing doors in the majority of instances and require only occasional routine servicing. Handset replacements are also readily available should you lose or break yours.

Are your fitters qualified?

Our installation teams are trained in metalwork, joinery and electronic systems, and have many years of experience installing garage doors, entrance doors and security systems. Not only will they expertly remove your old door and install your new one, they’ll leave your home and garage as clean and tidy as they found it.

Which areas do you cover?

In addition to Chesterfield we cover the whole of Derbyshire and Staffordshire. Our head office has been based in Ashbourne since 1992.

We are proud that most of our work comes from recommendations from our happy customers. If you too would like a free no-obligation visit, a free brochure, or a quote, please contact us or complete our online quote form, and we will contact you as soon as possible.