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Anyone paid out for remotely controlled garage doors? Trying to get a price without salesmen calling.
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Re: Garage doors

Do you know what type of mechanism, the electrically driven arm that pulls up a up an Up and Over Door - or a Roller door like those on some shop fronts. The former is cheaper than the latter.

Often the roller doors are made using stock parts assembled and packaged by many companies - some local some national.

Check Google some prices in this advert

http://www.garagedoors-sw.com/store/...x?from=froogle
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Re: Garage doors

I'll ask next door, they had a remote double put in about 3 months ago.
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Re: Garage doors

Thanks guys, very helpful.
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Re: Garage doors

I have had them int my last two property over about 30 years and had no issues with up & over type. When we first enquired we were told not to go for a double width roller type as it can be pushed in from the middle which disengages the door from it's outside tracks - this may not be an issue on the newer offerings.

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Re: Garage doors

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Anyone paid out for remotely controlled garage doors? Trying to get a price without salesmen calling.
Now Dave, if you'd have told us when we saw you a while back that you would be needing one, we had our carport (with up-market electric door) pulled down and built a utility room in its place. The electric roller door was only 2.5 years old and was immaculate. It cost the previous owner of our house about 1,500 and we sold it for 250! Possibly just the size you need.
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I have had them int my last two property over about 30 years and had no issues with up & over type. When we first enquired we were told not to go for a double width roller type as it can be pushed in from the middle which disengages the door from it's outside tracks - this may not be an issue on the newer offerings.

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The roller door mentioned in my previous post had an anti-lift device fitted I think.
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Re: Garage doors

Thanks for this Bob.
Trouble is, I didn't need them when we met up. I have since moved to a bungalow in Essex and access for grandkids and prams is easier through the car port door, a up and over garage door, wifey has a problem lifting it so we though about auto ones.
Going to have to look around localy I think.
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Thanks for this Bob.
Trouble is, I didn't need them when we met up. I have since moved to a bungalow in Essex and access for grandkids and prams is easier through the car port door, a up and over garage door, wifey has a problem lifting it so we though about auto ones.
Going to have to look around localy I think.
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We are both well, thanks Dave. Well, apart from my ankle/achilles tendon problem which has prevented me walking more than a few yards.

We sold our garage door on eBay, so have a look on there in case you might find a similar bargain.

You know where we are should you find yourself over this way again.
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Re: Garage doors

We've got a roller electric at my parents. Second hand on ebay! Took my brother and dad a day to put up, but they couldn't work out the remote system so used the manual crank for some time until I could get home (something about more brawn than brains my old man always says... They are too alike). A couple of minutes on google found the programming instructions and with limit stops set on the crank it was a very quick job to get going. It has sensors to stop it closing on objects and works flawlessly. Best thing I think we ever got - makes getting coal in a hassle free job

We've another roller on the back (its a through garage) that is just manual whilst we look for another motor/remote system.
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Re: Garage doors

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Thanks for this Bob.
Trouble is, I didn't need them when we met up. I have since moved to a bungalow in Essex and access for grandkids and prams is easier through the car port door, a up and over garage door, wifey has a problem lifting it so we though about auto ones.
Going to have to look around localy I think.
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from what you say you appear to have the door already so can you not just "electrify" it with a motor from say screwfix


http://www.screwfix.com/p/europro-70...r-opener/86441

or similiar

other suppliers are available
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Re: Garage doors

is this any use!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Remote-Gar...item53e74cfc52
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I like it.
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Re: Garage doors

We had one fitted by Rolux....cost 1600 for a standard width
.Rolux UK
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Roller Garage Doors, Garage Doors, Awnings and more from Rolux UK. We are fast becoming the UK's leading installer of automatic roller garage doors, two ...
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Thanks Brian, just what I was after.
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