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Secured by Design – What Does it Mean?

Posted on 17th September 2018

With the announcement of our brand new Executive range of roller doors, you may have heard some rumblings about the Secured by Design accreditation. It’s something we’re immensely proud of, and this article will tell you why. What is Secured by Design? Secured by Design was established in 1989 as a means of improving and standardising the fundamental safety and security of commercial premises and products. Obtaining Secured by Design (SBD) accreditation means a product has undergone stringent security and safety tests to ensure they have been manufactured and designed from the start with the security of the customer in mind….

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What Makes Your Roller Garage Door so Safe?

Posted on 11th September 2018

You should always feel safe when you’re at home. Whether you’re spending time with your family or just getting on with day to day life, every aspect of your homelife should add to your peace of mind. The products and appliances we buy all contribute to the functionality, convenience and – most importantly – safety of our homes. While you might have the entire house child-proofed and danger free, have you considered the safety of your garage – or, more specifically, your garage door? Old, outdated garage doors – particularly manual ones – can be hazardous, which is why it’s important…

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The Rise of Smart Homes and Garage Doors

Posted on 20th July 2018

The essence of a smart home is control; by using your smartphone, laptop or tablet you can remotely tweak a huge range of settings around your home – from anywhere in the world. Turn on your heating, set some mood lighting, check what food is left in your fridge and double check that you closed your garage door, all from the tips of your fingers. The faster technology grows, the closer we are to living in a full smart home reality, but what exactly are smart homes and how could they impact your lifestyle? What are smart homes? If you’ve ever…

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Garage Door Styles to Inspire

Posted on 20th June 2018

One of the best things about roller doors is the sheer variety available when it comes to choosing a standout style. Whatever aesthetic you’re aiming for, a new roller garage door can match it. If you’re thinking of modernising, upgrading or redesigning your garage space, read through some of our style examples for some inspiration. A traditional take Even smaller single garage doors will attract the eye with their solid colour cassette on display to passersby, so if you lean towards the traditional side of things then colour and finish will have a strong influence. A rosewood finish definitely sets a…

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Alternate Uses for Your Garage – Infographic

Posted on 25th April 2017

A garage is an excellent addition to a home, and one that can add value to your property if you really take advantage of the additional space your garage provides. By using the space more creatively, not only will you add even more value to your property, you’ll also increase its appeal. With property prices constantly rising and mortgages becoming more difficult to secure, maximising your living space has never been more important. Read on for some inspiration on alternate uses for your garage. Home gym If you’re looking to increase your fitness levels or want to work out in your…

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Anatomy of a Garage Door – Infographic

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Whether you’re fitting your own roller door or suspect a problem with your current model, knowing the elements that make up your roller door and the role they play with the functioning of your garage door can really help ensure that you are installing and using your door correctly. To help you get to grips with all the different components, here we’re looking at the anatomy of a roller garage door. Barrel – The barrel is the cylindrical holder of the curtain of the door. When you activate the door, the barrel rotates downwards, lowering the curtain and closing the door,…

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