We issued the following statement yesterday in response to Government guidelines issued over the last few days.

We have deliberated long & hard over the last few days, but we feel this is the only responsible thing to do under the circumstances, the quicker we all isolate the quicker this virus can be sent packing.

People & companies who fail to undertake the same stance are just adding to the problem & will only result in longer & tougher sanctions being imposed, we all have a responsibility to eradicate this virus.

All departments will be closed for the foreseeable future, with exception to our sales office which is being manded from Home by Lisa during these difficult times, installations ceased from last night, our storage facility in Dawlish is fully lockdown & no deliveries will be accepted as all our installation crews have been sent home to protect their health & wellbeing.

Working together will see us all come through the other side, how long that takes all depends on how selfish others are,

We applaud you if you have already taken these important steps, if you haven’t then please think carefully, you are putting others in danger & has I have eluded to above the longer people take to isolate the longer the shutdown will be

CORONA VIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE - 1700 - 23/03/2020

Due to the current ongoing crisis the whole world is facing, & following Government instructions, guidelines & advice we have made the difficult decision as at 1700 on Monday 23/03/2020 to close our storage facility in Dawlish & suspend all installation, sadly, this will include all site survey’s

We have a duty of care to all our staff & customers & believe this is the only responsible thing to do.

We will still offer emergency repair service, BUT only were the garage door is broken, & you need access to your food in fridges &/or freezers in the garage were no other access is available, all other non emergency repairs will have to wait.

All payments will have to be telephoned through to Lisa, as no face to face contact will be engaged, you will have to remain in doors & communication with or repair engineer will be by telephone only.

If you attempt to communicate with the engineer face to face, the engineer has instructions to leave immediately.

We urge everyone to stay at home where ever & whenever possible, the quicker we isolate which will prevent this deadly virus spreading the sooner we can all get back to work & socialising again.

Preventing this virus spreading will also help our fantastic Doctors & Nurses in the NHS to help the ones which do sadly contract the virus.

When this is contained & is no longer a threat, we can all get back to our family & friends.

We are of course set up to work from home, & I have three fantastic members of staff waiting to assist you if needed & help where ever we can.
Tel: 01626 776380
Or by email lisa@garagedoorssouthwest.co.uk

The only thing left to say is, that we wish all our friends, family & customers all the very best in these difficult times, be sensible, follow guidelines, advice & most importantly stay safe.

Many thanks
Kind regards

Darren Chamberlain

Supplying & Installing Garage Doors & Remote
Control Systems Since 1982

Tel: 01626776380

Choosing the correct size

Hormann & Garador Sectional doors can be either installed on the rear of the garage pier of the brickwork, known as a back fix or using a sideways anchor kit can be fixed within the brickwork opening known as an in-between fix, both options require clearance on either side and headroom clearance (the distance between the ordering height and any obstruction above either the ceiling or lintel depending weather it is a back or in-between fix as detailed below:


1. Side clearance

A 90mm wide frame securely supports the door panels on each side. This can either be fitted to the brickwork on either side or within the opening.


* Fitting behind the brickwork & lintel. If your brick to brick opening is 7′-6″, order a 7′-6″ wide door, the 90mm (rounded upto 4″ in this example) frame will be in addition to the 7′-6″ so the total assembly width is 8′-2″


* Fitting between the brickwork & under the lintel. If your brick to brick opening is 7′-6″, take off 2 x 4″ to allow for the frame and sideways anchor kit so the correct door size would be a 6′-10″ wide door


2. Headroom clearance

If your opening does not match a standard size of door? Don’t forget you can always remove existing wooden frames this will not only remove the need to decorate your exisiting timber frame but it will also improve your drive-through width.
You have a couple of options… here is an example.
Mr Jones garage opening size is 7′-11″ wide x 7′-2” high with 6” of side room each side and he likes the LTE40

Option 1 – install an 8′-0” wide x 7′-0 high door. As the door fits behind the brickwork an inch of the door (half an inch each side) will sit behind the brickwork, however the internal garage width will need to be at least 2438mm (8′-0”) plus 2 x 90mm (8”) clearance, 2618mm or 8’-8”, With the height the clearance will need to be 2125mm (7′) + 100mm clearance, so the ceiling needs to be at least 2225mm (7’-4”) from the floor.

Option 2 – install a 7′-6″ wide x 7′-0” high door. Again the door will fit behind the brickwork, All doors are supplied as standard with a 90mm wide fully finished frame (white) which mounts to the brickwork. The drive through width will be reduced and 2½” of frame will be visible on either side. The internal garage width will need to be at least 2286mm (7′-6″) plus 2 x 90mm (8”) clearance, i.e. 2486mm.