Side Hinged, or ‘swing’ garage doors, are still one of the most commonly searched for garage door types in the UK. The demand for this type of garage door has increased recently too, with many people not using their garages for their car storage. The garage is often an additional room that requires easier access, insulation and good security. The average garage is being used for storage, with the contents often consisting of valuable items, and perhaps not efficiently insured either.
Many garages are also being used as a workshop, gym, office, playroom and numerous other uses. This means the garage door is required for security and occasional pedestrian access. In the case of a mews style house, very common in London, the garage door is frequently utilised as a main entrance for pedestrians into the property.
Side hinged garage doors, or ‘swing doors’, can only ever be as good as the total combination of the components used. A quality door requires a sturdy pair of door panels, sturdy hinges, strong fixing sub frame and good recognised locking and furniture. The range of side hinged garage doors we offer today is better than ever before. They offer effortless operation, easy access, and when specified correctly, offer superb weather sealing. Plus, the number of moving parts is very few, meaning little maintenance is required. The absence of internal tracking or mechanisms allows you to totally utilise your garage space, whether that be for vehicles or storage. A simple lever handle and cylinder lock will be smooth and easy to operate for anyone with back, neck, hand, or arm issues.
If you are looking for a garage door that offers good levels of security and insulation, double skinned steel doors are the ultimate choice. The modern construction of double skinned steel doors are highly advantageous. They are manufactued with a foam-filled, 40mm thick insulated core, offering great strength and therefore overall security when locked. These insulated doors offer components at much higher levels than most other doors as they have to deal with heavier panels. The hinges are stronger and the locking mechanisms used are usually far superior as the panel depth can take the mechanics of far more robust locking systems.
We also offer a range of insulated personnel side doors in the same construction to complete the visual appearance, security and insulation of your garage. These are in a standard or purpose made range of sizes.
View the Teckentrup Side Door Catalogue.
Find out more about our other ranges of garage doors, from Up-and-Over, Sectional, Roller to Designer Doors.