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An Ultimate Guide to Fibreglass Garage Doors

Fibreglass garage doors are among the most innovative garage door materials in the industry. Also known as glass reinforced polyester (GRP) garage doors, they’re surging in popularity alongside more traditional garage door materials such as steel, aluminium and wood.  At Associated Garage Doors, we’re Kent’s leading supplier and fitter of quality garage door products. With this in mind, we have put together this ultimate guide to fibreglass garage doors so you can make an informed decision when searching for the most suitable garage door for your property.           What are fibreglass garage doors? Popular for their innovative design, fibreglass garage doors are…

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How to repair and maintain an up and over garage door

As the name suggests, up-and-over garage doors operate by running along a set of aligned tracks that enable the door to smoothly transition between an open and closed position while in use. This traditional style of garage door lends itself to both new build and older properties, accounting for its continued popularity throughout the UK.  The heavy weight of the garage door means that it can become dangerous if broken or incorrectly maintained. Perhaps your door has become lodged during operation or there are signs of rust – there’s no better time than now to give your garage door a bit…

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5 Garage Door Security Tips

With the nights drawing in and daylight hours reducing, the festive period is just around the corner. Christmas is always an exciting time of year, but one way your Christmas could be ruined is by a break-in at your property. Unfortunately, at this time of year burglaries often spike as thieves are on the lookout for valuable items inside homes. With this in mind, it’s important that your property is as secure as possible. Often, thieves will target garage doors as a way of gaining access to the rest of a property. If not properly maintained or installed, garage doors can…

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Do I Need Planning Permission for a New Garage?

Any significant home improvements require careful planning to ensure they are executed safely and within British regulations.  When adding or converting a garage at a property, one of the most commonly asked questions is whether planning permission is required. This article will help answer this question and provide homeowners with everything they need to know to make an informed decision. Do I need planning permission for a new garage? In short, in most instances, planning permission is not required for a new garage. The main consideration must be the size of the garage as there are certain limits under British planning…

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How A Garage Can Add Value to Your Property

If you’ve been unsure about whether adding a garage to your property would be a worthwhile investment, look no further! The Associated Garage Doors team is going to be answering that question and diving a bit deeper into the why of it. Studies suggest that adding a garage to a home that doesn’t currently have one will add over five per cent to its original value. Given that the average house price in Britain is currently around £274,000 pounds, this means you can expect to add around £14,000 in value to your property. Let’s take a look at the ways in…

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