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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…

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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 Do Up & Over Garage Doors Work?

Up and over doors are probably the most common of all garage doors, especially on older properties. That’s partly down to the fact that they’re usually cheaper than other options, probably because they’re the most straightforward in terms of design and installation; but that in turn means that once you’ve had one it’s likely to last for years and years. What they lack in sophistication, however, they more than make up for in terms of ease of use and maintenance, but what is it about them that has made them the go-to garage door for homeowners across the country? This month…

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6 Benefits of Side-Hinged Garage Doors

If you’re searching for access to your garage door that is quick and easy, the side-hinged option could be the style for you. While not as common as up-and-over or roller styles, the side-hinged garage door has lots to offer the busy homeowner who still wants a beautiful door to enhance their property.  So if you’re wondering, should I get a side-hinged garage door?, in this article, we’ll guide you through the key benefits to help make your decision.  6 Benefits of Side-Hinged Garage Doors  Convenient access: The number one advantage of side-hinged garage doors is that they offer easy, convenient…

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